Yesterday we had our book week dress up day! We had the opportunity to dress up as our favourite book characters. Everyone looked amazing and put in lots of effort. We got to show off our outfits during our parade in front of all the year 2’s and some of the parents too. It was a great day!
This years book week theme is ‘Find your treasure’. As part of the book week celebrations, we met up with our buddy class today. We shared books that we treasure with each other. We then created treasures chests and put things in it that our buddies and ourselves treasure. What do you treasure?
Today we read the text ‘Christopher’s Bicycle’. It was about a boy who collected other people’s old technology, that they no longer had a use for, and then recycled it into a new piece of technology. Using our understandings developed from this text, we followed the design process to plan our own piece of technology. Check out some of our creative designs below:
Dear parents and carers,
During the past two days, Grade Two students have had the opportunity to attend the Start Smart incursion.
Benny: I learned the teacher was a superhero.
Shylah: I learned different types of money.
Armaan: I learned the 50 cent coin and the $2 coin.
Japtesh: I learned all the animals on the coins.
Avneet: I learned to total the money.
Milind: I learned how to save money. I learned to save money in your wallet.
Jannat: I was holding up a poster of things you need and things you want.
Aish: Speed to your needs, wait for your wants.
Paul: I learned types of ways to save money.
Olivia: I learned where to put your money. A good place to put your money is in the bank.
Thanks for reading!
From Grade 2C and Mrs Mladenis
The last few weeks in 2H have been very exciting as we have continued our exploration of the power of technology. We’ve wondered about what technology relies on other technology and what we really need to survive. We investigated this with an activity by imagining we were on a deserted island and could only bring 5 pieces of technology. At first we wanted to bring ipads, but then we realised that there wouldn’t be a way to charge them!
We have also been doing a deep investigation into what a narrative is and learning about how authors use interesting language to create a picture in the readers mind. We’ve been using lots of prompts to create some very strong images. We look forward to sharing our writing soon!
In Maths we have been working further on our vertical subtraction and have been getting much more confident at renaming our tens to ones and even hundreds to tens.
We look forward to sharing more of our work in the coming weeks as we look at multiplication, arrays, shape, and work to complete our narrative stories too!
Congratulations to the Year Two students of Aitken Creek Primary School for making it to the top schools leader board for Round Two of Word Mania.
We now qualify to participate in the Word Mania Finals, which begin today (Wednesday the 15th of August) and finishes on Friday the 17th of August midnight.
If you have some time to spare, please keep up the great work on Word Mania. If our school does really well, we may even win some prizes!
Year Two Teachers
This week, we have been exploring how people live different lifestyles based on their accessibility to technology. We have been reading a text called ‘Handa’s Surprise’ which is set in a Kenyan village. We have compared the technology we have access to, to that Handa has access to in the text.
Handa’s community carries babies in their clothes. I would carry a baby in a pram – Daksh
Handa carries tangerines in a basket on her head, but I would carry them in a bag – Rehat
We have been given a picture of a setting from another country. We have identified the technology we notice in the setting and then have drawn a picture of that same setting in our own life. This has helped use to identify the similarities and differences between different communities and the technology they have access to.