Category Archives: 2G

YEAR 2’S GOING CRAZY FOR WORD MANIA!

Hello Everyone!

As you know the last few weeks the year 2 students have been participating in the 2017 Word Mania competition. In round 1, we were so amazed with our result, we finished the competition 1st on the leaderboard out of 4000 year 2 classes in the entire country!

In round 2, we finished 3rd nationally as well. However, in our region we have been ranking first throughout the entire competition. We are extremely proud of the efforts all our students have made throughout the competition and have noticed massive improvements in our writing.

Since we have been on an amazing streak while playing Word Mania, we had a special visitor from Literacy Planet and she gave us a special prize pack for all of our incredible efforts!

We are currently playing in the final round and it finishes at midnight tonight so all of us are encouraging our students to keep playing and making some incredible words.

Challenge: How many words can you make using these letters? What is the longest word you can make? What word can you make that will have the most points? 

Comment all your words below, we cannot wait to see what you can all make! 

In 2G we are curious readers!

In  2G we have been reading The Tear Thief. Together we were able to identify key words that help give meaning to a text.  We have been learning about the importance of verbs, adjectives  and adverbs and how these engage the reader.

“Every evening, she moves soundlessly about the town in her silk slippers, collecting children’s tears and popping them into her silvery waterproof sack. No-one can see her, because her reflection is only visible in puddles, but wherever she goes, she works a special magic, and the child she is visiting has no need to cry any more.”

 

We had the following questions about the Tear Thief:

Ashton – How can she take tears? Why does she need the tears?

Aiden – What does she do with the tears she collects?

Baani – Why is she invisible? Does she collect her own tears?

Eman – What does the tear thief look like? Does she collect the tears for a reason?

Mia – How does she make magic? Where does the tear thief live?

Ela – Why is she magic? How does she know who’s crying?

Aleyna – How does she get the tears?  Why are the children crying?

Blessing – Why does she collect the tears?

Lachlan – Where does she take the tears?

What questions do you have after reading the first passage from ‘The Tear Thief’?

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Addition & Subtraction

Wow! What an amazing start to the term! All the grade twos have been busy exploring different curiosities and developing their knowledge.

This week and the coming weeks we are going to be looking at addition and subtraction. If you know of any awesome games that link to addition and subtraction please add a comment to our blog so we can play them in class as well. 

One game that we know is really fun is Subtraction snap. Played with two players, each player gets half a deck of cards. At the same time each player flips a card over. The first person to figure out the difference between the two numbers collects the cards. The game is played until one player has no more cards left.

Let us know what you think of the game and we cannot wait to hear about and play all the games you have suggested too us!

 

Word Mania Challenge

Round 1 has started for Word Mania and there are heaps of prizes to be won. Already we are ranked in the top 10 nationally. Make sure you jump on have a go and try to beat your best score. Don’t forget to have fun and talk to your family about how this can improve our spelling by practising daily.

Comment your top score below!

Spanish – Español

¡Hola! іBienvenidos a Español!

Hello! Welcome to Spanish!

It’s great to have Spanish again. So far, we’ve learned that Spanish is one of the three most spoken languages in the whole word.

We have also been curious about each other. What languages are spoken by our classmates?

We made tallies as a way to write down how many people spoke each language at home.

Then, we used the tallies to make a bar graph. Each square represents one person who speaks that language. The bar graphs can be found as a poster in our classroom. Come and be curious too!

We are very lucky to be at a school were students come from so many different language backgrounds. English, Punjabi, Arabic, Assyrian, Tamil… these and many other languages will help us learn Spanish, because our brains can make so many connections!

We will be learning lots of Spanish this term, and songs are a great way to do it. One website we use often with some great songs is: https://rockalingua.com/  Practising at home will build our confidence.

¡Chao! Bye!

TERM 3 KICKS OFF!

Hello, and welcome back to ACPS for another fantastic term. We hope everyone had a fantastic holiday break and we have loved to see everyone refreshed and ready to learn.

Our first week back has kicked off by looking at different provocations to get our minds thinking about our new big idea in Challenged Based Learning. Children were welcomed on Monday morning by brand new classroom layouts, interesting bits of technology and a variety of other provocations.

Stay tuned to read about our thoughts, wonderings and questions. Also to find out what our big idea actually is!

 

Word Mania Achievements

WOW, after looking at all the statistics on Literacy Planet it was amazing to see all your efforts on Word Mania. Of all the schools in Melbourne’s North registered, the Year 2 cohort at ACPS are ranked in the top 5 for skills practise and participation practise.

On the NATIONAL LEADERBOARD we are ranked at number 15, moving us from below level 50 before the holidays started.

If you haven’t had a chance to get some practise in, please head over to Literacy Planet and have a try. All efforts help us progress and there are some amazing prizes to be won once the competition begins.

A BIG congratulations for what we have already achieved, I am super proud of our achievements! Keep up the wonderful work and enjoy the rest of your holidays.
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SHARING OUR WONDERINGS

Over the holidays I have been questioned by my three and four year old with some AMAZING wonderings…

Why is a banana not straight?

Why am I taller than John but he’s older than me?

We all have questions and wonderings and we want to hear them!


Share the questions and wonderings that are happening in your household over the holidays and comment below.

I wonder… how many questions we can ask in the ACPS community?