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.
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?
How many different equations can you create with the target number as the answer? (e.g 40 + 8 , 24 x 2, 50 – 2, 96 divided by 2)
Comment below how many combinations you found!
In preparation for the Word Mania challenge it would be amazing to see how many words you can make using the game board below. Make sure you post your responses below so we can keep track of your wonderful efforts.
Our mid year holiday break is coming up and some of the year 2 teachers have come up with some fun projects to do over the holidays. This is optional and does not have to be done, however it is there for students who would like to do it.
Don’t forget to have fun on your break!!!
Year 2 Teachers 🙂
As part of our CBL solution ‘Protect the survival of animals in our local environment’, a group of students in 2H are working hard to protect the Rainbow Lorikeet’s at our school.
Karim: For our CBL solution we are helping the Rainbow Lorikeet’s and making signs so we can display them around the school so other students can protect them too.
Noah: We want to protect the rainbow Lorikeet’s because they look beautiful.
Cruiz: We need to protect them or they might become endangered.
Manaal: We are making a nest so they can survive and have a home.
Here are some photo’s of these beautiful creatures in our school.
We have been learning about the different addition strategies in numeracy. This week we focussed on doubles facts and used lots of different materials to help us.
This term in Performing Arts we have been responding to text with different fairy tale scripts. We have enjoyed working together in groups to express emotion, movement and vocal expression to portray our characters. We are beginning to create masks to help us present our performance to the class.
Our favourite drama warm-up activities involve using our imagination to freeze as different types of characters such as superheroes and villains!
It has been a fun challenge using tongue twisters as a vocal warm-up to help us speak clearly and loudly when we perform. Look at some of our attempts below at speaking slowly and then speaking as fast as we can!
Miss Georgiadis and Ms Findlay – Performing Arts
Thank you to all parents, guardians and students that have been viewing our Year 2 Blog. We really appreciate all the feedback and interactions that we have already had in regards to learning experiences within the classrooms. It is great to see numerous comments on posts and these are then shared within the classroom.
We highly encourage all family members to be involved in your child’s learning throughout the year. To do this we have a range of communication methods that you can access for each class. The wonderful and enthusiastic students contribute to these with their work, feedback and photos displaying the learning they have been involved in. We would love if you could access these and look through them as a family to discuss the learning experiences. These are updated regularly by each grade and specialist teachers.
YEAR 2 BLOG
The Blog can be accessed by using the following link:
Checkout class tweets by following the links below:
2A – https://twitter.com/2A_ACPS_2017
2B – https://twitter.com/MrsFernandesIeu
2C – https://twitter.com/MrsMladenis
2D – https://twitter.com/munro_p
2E – https://twitter.com/MarissaPapa2E
2F – https://twitter.com/MissAlebakis
2G – https://twitter.com/MrsRushworth
2H – https://twitter.com/CarlaBarba4
ACPS – https://twitter.com/AitkenCreekPS
Compass is also used to send out reminders about important events coming up. The Year 2 teachers put up a Compass post to encourage parents to check out new Blog posts.
We encourage you to reply and give feedback on our posts. We look forward to sharing these in our classrooms.
Kind Regards, Year 2 Teachers