Reading with our Buddies

As part of book week one of our activities was to read our favourite stories to our buddy grade. We got to read different types of books to our buddies and we also got to listen to them read. We gave each other feedback and had so much fun interacting with our grade 3 friends.


 

BOOK WEEK DRESS UP

Dear Parents and Carers,

On behalf of 2F, we just wanted to say a big thank you for all the hard work and effort that was put into all the costumes for todays Book Week Dress Up. It was fantastic to see everyone in all their amazing outfits portraying their favourite book characters.

Stay tuned for another blog post with all our fun from the day!

From, Miss Alebakis 🙂

Year Two Book Week Parade

Dear parents and carers,

Today we had a parade to celebrate Book Week. Everyone came to school dressed up as characters from books. Each grade had a turn to strut down the catwalk and display their creative costumes.

In our writing session, we could choose a character we were dressed up as or another character to describe the inside and outside traits using adjectives. Here are a few examples of our work:

We also created a graph of the different types of costumes including fairy tale characters, superheroes, horror characters and realistic characters. We interpreted the data to find out which costumes were most popular and so on.

Thank you everyone for participating in Book Week. Also thank you to all the families for helping to create and organise some fantastic costumes! We wouldn’t have had so much fun without your help.

The Maths Super Hero Challenge!

Good Afternoon Parents and Carers!

Over the next two weeks our students will be participating in the Maths Superhero Challenge created by Manga High.  Students can earn points for our school by completing any activities whether it may be, Games or Prodigi tasks. Students who demonstrate mastery earn medallions and each medal is worth a certain number of points.

We are encouraging students to complete activities and games over the next two weeks, to not only work towards participating in the challenge, but to built upon their maths knowledge.

We look forward to seeing what we can do over the next two weeks.

Best of luck to all who are participating.

Miss Alebakis

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

To start off Book Week we have been reading our favourite fairy tales. Today we read Goldilocks and the Three Bears and created a map for Goldilocks to follow as she travelled to the bears house. We used BeeBots to help us guide her along the way.

 

How do maps help us in life?

Will: Maps help us get from one destination to the other.

Karim: Without maps we wouldn’t know how to get to different places.

 

 

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! 

2C Oral Presentations

Dear parents and guardians,

This week, we have been investigating people we are curious about who have helped the world in some way.  Some of the people we learned about were:

  • Malala Yousafzai
  • Nelson Mandela
  • J.K. Rowling
  • Henry Ford
  • Galileo Galilei

We used resources to research and take notes. Afterwards, we put together our information to present to the class. We created rubrics to assess how we did in our presentation and we also did a peer assessment. We had to check if we were speaking at an appropriate volume, using eye contact and gestures.

Here are photos of some of our presentations.

Reader’s Theater

We perform in groups and use out voice to pretend to be different characters from the texts.    Prabhnoor

The best part is sharing to our class and we laugh a lot.  Eliseah

Students  develop fluency and further enhance comprehension of what they are reading.

Mrs Fernandes-Ieu

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’?

Comment Below

 

 

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!

 

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