Category Archives: Spanish

Here you will find updates, highlights and events about Spanish.

WORD MANIA CHALLENGE 2018

Good Morning Year Two Community,

It is that time of year again, the WORD MANIA CHALLENGE is here! We would love to see all students and parents involved in the challenge. We need everyone to jump onto Word Mania and play as many times as you can to build up the highest possible scores. Last year our Year Two students achieved a tenth placing on the National Leaderboard and won some amazing prizes.
Together we can achieve great things, so let’s get playing!

Accessing Word Mania:
Word Mania is accessible on desktop and mobile devices. Simply log in to LiteracyPlanet on desktop and click on the Word Mania icon, or can download the free Word Mania 2018 app (iOS and Android). Students use their LiteracyPlanet login details for Word Mania.

How to Play
Word Mania is an interactive online word building game. Players are given a board of 15 randomly generated letters, and have three minutes to create as many words as they can. Every valid word formed earns points. Longer and more complex words score higher, and scores can be boosted by building valid words consecutively, and using special Gold and Diamond letter tiles. Word building uses various literacy skills: phonemes, morphemes including affixes and plurals, spelling, word recognition, vocabulary and word knowledge. Students can play as many times as they like, and the sum of the highest 50 game scores by at least five students from the same grade will be their school’s score for that year level.

$350,000 in Prizes!

Word Mania Dates:
Practise – Thursday, May 17 – Sunday, July 29.
Competition Round 1- Monday, July 30 to Friday, August 3.
Competition Round 2 – Monday, August 6 to Friday, August 10.
Final Round – Wednesday, August 15 to Friday, August 17.

For more information visit: http://www.wordmania.com/au/

 

Year 2 Communications

Thank you to all parents, guardians and students for such a wonderful transition into Year 2, 2018. We really appreciate all the support and interactions that we have already had in regards to learning experiences within the classrooms.

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. Our wonderful and enthusiastic students will contributing 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. Class teachers and specialist teachers update these regularly.

YEAR 2 BLOG
The Blog can be accessed by using the following link: 
http://acpsyear2.global2.vic.edu.au/
TWITTER
Checkout class tweets by following the links below:

 

2A – https://twitter.com/MrsRushworth

2B – https://twitter.com/Annadavis

2C – https://twitter.com/MrsMladenis

2D – https://twitter.com/tarynashby

2E – https://twitter.com/MissESahin

2F – https://twitter.com/CarlaBarba4

2G –  https://twitter.com/MarissaPapa

 2H – https://twitter.com/MrHamptonACPS

2I – https://twitter.com/MrsFernandesIeu

ACPS – https://twitter.com/AitkenCreekPS

COMPASS
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.

https://aitkencreekps-vic.compass.education/

We encourage you and the wider community to reply and give feedback on our posts. We look forward to sharing these in our classrooms and to have parents involved makes it even more special. This allows us to be connected and gives you an insight into our learning experiences.

Kind Regards, Year 2 Teachers

Welcome to the Year 2 Blog, 2018!

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Welcome to the Year 2 blog! Here we will share with you all the amazing learning and fun that has been taking place both inside and outside our classrooms.

We encourage students, parents, grandparents and carers to regularly visit and make comments on our blogs. Please be sure to use first names only to maintain privacy.

Our individual class blogs will help the students learn many important skills, like communicating safely and appropriately in online environments, writing posts, revising and editing, uploading images and files, communicating with others and much more.

This year the Year 2 team consists of nine grades.

2A – Mrs Rushworth

2B – Miss Davis

2C – Mrs Mladenis

2D – Miss Ashby

2E – Miss Sahin

2F – Miss Barba

2G – Miss Papargiris

 2H – Mr Hampton

2I – Mrs Fernandes

These grades will work collaboratively and independently throughout the year. Please make sure to stay connected and keep up communications on posts so that we can share these in the classroom. Your involvement and interaction is an important element to bridging communications from school to home.

Kind Regards,
Year 2 Teachers

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?

Year 2 Communications

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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.

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YEAR 2 BLOG
The Blog can be accessed by using the following link: 
http://acpsyear2.global2.vic.edu.au/

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TWITTER
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
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.

https://aitkencreekps-vic.compass.education/

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

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The life cycle of mariposas

Hola!

This term we worked very hard learning about change. We read La oruga muy hambrienta / The Very Hungry Caterpillar in Spanish, using props, vocabulary cards and timelines. We made our own  mini books to practise our writing .img_1576-3

We played lots of games, interactive games, and learnt some songs. We learnt vocabulary such as oruga (caterpillar), mariposa (butterfly), huevo (egg) and crisalida (cocoon).

We made come beautiful mariposas using washed out markers, pipe cleaners and glitter and they were so much fun to make!

We also learnt the names of fruits, other common foods and the days of the week in Spanish. Thanks to 2C for their fantastic performance!

Did you like the performance?

Los días de la semana from Luluciernaga on Vimeo.

Changes around us!

Hola,

It is spring, primavera, and we are witnessing a lot of changes around us! This term we are exploring how some animals change: how orugas (caterpillars) become mariposas (butterflies) and also how seasons change.

We began the term by listening to the story “La oruga muy hambrienta” (The Very Hungry Caterpillar) in Spanish, using our prior knowledge, listening carefully, looking at pictures and sounding out words to understand the story.

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How the birds got their songs and colours – a Play

Today we were very to perform How the birds got their songs and colours. An Aboriginal dreamtime story after a few weeks rehearsing and making our costumes in Spanish.

We learnt about Australian birds and we also learnt some words about nature in Spanish such as arcoiris/ rainbow, cielo / sky, árbol/ tree.

We loved that everyone got to play a role in the play. Some were very brave and used their strong voices to be the narrators, other got to be the rainbow and some elements of nature, giving life to our story, and other got to be a fun bird.

We made some posters to invite our parents and friends to watch our performance.

Thanks to Prakriti, Shantai and Tanya from 5C for helping out on the day.

Dream time story 2B from Luluciernaga on Vimeo.

YR 1 & 2 SPANISH- THE POWER OF ANIMALS

Throughout Term 3 Year 1/2 students have embarked on a creative journey to discover how animals can be powerful and impact the world we live in. Students have been introduced to Spanish vocabulary related to different domestic and wild animals whilst learning vocabulary to be able to physically describe a range of animals and their characteristics. To further reinforce the significance and power of animals around the world students began the animal mask making process, which saw students pick an animal of their choice and by using a range of materials designed and created their own animal masks. What are some animals you have learnt in Spanish? What has been your favourite part of learning about different animals in Spanish?

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Discovering our school in Spanish!

Hola!

This term we had the challenge of learning words to describe our school in Spanish. First we took Buddy Bear for a walk around the school to figure out what words and concepts we needed to learn and the names of different school areas.

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Then we made marionetas / finger puppets to help us write stories and learn the names of class resources and stationeries. It was so much fun! Muy diverido!

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We learnt to say Tengo / ‘I have’. We  identified different objects around our classroom, took pictures and recorded our voices saying a sentence about objects we have. Here is an example:

Mi escuela Y2 Project from Luluciernaga on Vimeo.

You can have a go and practise our vocabulary during your holiday!