Hi Bloggers! Welcome to Week 8! We hope you kept warm and dry over the weekend 🙂
This week we welcome Jannita to our learning environment. She is a year 10 student who is competing her work experience with us 🙂
Thursday 9am 2DT will be hosting a liturgy.
COME READ WITH ME.. with a TWIST!
We began our morning with a focused literacy time. Students still had the opportunity to read their readers independently or with a group. We also introduced some other hands-on literacy activities including;
Matching contractions to their extended version
Creating sight words using playdough
Deciding appropriate punctuation endings to sentences
Using whiteboards to practice our words and letters
Aaron Blabey focus table with our favourite books to read and review
Reading with a teacher
Teach my Monster to Read
Nathaniel – I was matching up the words with the pictures
Andy – I was reading and writing numbers on the whiteboards
Akemjot – I was doing reading. I read some of Justin’s books, their junior novels
Noah – I was reading Cat in the Hat with my buddy Nathan
Kim – I was at the play dough. I made a word!
NUMERACY – FRACTIONS
Building on our investigation surrounding fractions, today we were posed with the challenge of creating our own object, food, shape and dividing into our own fraction.
Mia and Mary shared a prayer about being calm and not worrying.
Rehat – I feel calm when I meditate
Daksh – I am calm when I put on calm music
LITERACY – SHARED READING
In groups we took on specific roles including; recorder, sharer, reporter and organiser. In these groups we were posed the question; Why do you think Aaron Blabey writes about friendship in his stories?
Sukhman’sGroup – I think it is friendship and it is teamwork
Kurt’sGroup – Because he wants to be kind. He never wants us to be mean to our friends
Samurai’s Group – Friends are important. Because he wants to be kind and kids to be friends.
Kim’s Group – Aaron Blabey made this book because you have to be nice and not be mean. To be kind and make friends. So kids don’t fight.
TCross’ Group – It is about being kind to others and wanting to be friends.
Raf’s Group – He is trying to teach us to be nice to others
Jasmine’s Group – Aaron Blabey is trying to kind to everyone. Aaron Blabey makes a lot of stories. He makes kind stories tries his best. Aaron Blabey is trying to be kind.
Rehat’s Group – If you don’t write about friendship it is mean. If you don’t be kind to others you will make the mad. Friends should make people kind.
Aidan’s Group – He never gives up and doesn’t want to be sad. It is a nice emotion. It is kind for people to learn about friends.
Akemjot’s Group – Friends are kind and they help each other. I think Aaron Blabey did that because friends are nice to one another.
Group 3 worked on making simple sentences using subjects and verbs.
Today as a group we completed a guided meditation.
Sukhman – During investigations I was making beyblades with Akemjot
Nevada – I was playing teachers with Cierra we were doing fractions
Jed – I made a restaurant menu. It had pizza, hot dogs, burger, donuts!
Nhu – I liked to play with Natalie in the restaurant. We were giving people their food and there was a lot of customers.
Neisha – I made stuff with Neisha. I made a charger and headphones.
Ann – In investigations me and Bella were making a play set for something in Roblox and then we put glitter on it.
Jake – We made a restaurant with jelly and pringles and nachos.
Today we made our own cakes! Chocolate, caramel, strawberry, blueberry, banana – you name it, we had it!
Libby – Fractions are when you divide stuff like if you had 4 it would be quarters and if you had 2 it would be half
We were posed with a provocation; There were 4 friends coming to our own cake party and we had to cut our cake so everyone would get the same size piece…
In today’s library session we read through another one of the Shortlisted Books for 2018 – ‘Boy’ by Phil Cummings and Shane Devries.
What do we predict the story to be about?
Sampann – Army and attacking?
Jed – Vikings because of the picture
Libby – He is pretending to be a viking
Ann – He is using sign language to talk to people
Joseph – You can use sign language to talk to people in case you can’t talk
We also discussed how important it is to accept people for their differences. We are going to look further into sign language when we get back to class seeing as we were so interested. We borrowed our new books and read these independently and in groups before heading back to class. Please remember to bring black reading bags to school each day 🙂
2TD LITURGY PRACTICE
2TD practiced our class liturgy which will have a focus on Friendship.
You are all welcome to attend next weeks class liturgy which will be in our classroom at 9am on Thursday – Hope to see you there!!
We had a range of literacy investigations in the classroom to explore…
Dion and Alexwere playing a game where you had to guess the word….they were giving clues “the word starts with a M’
Akemjot and Sukhman were also playing the same game “it starts with an S and you say it” “the word is said!”
Eva and Ebony were creating sill sentences using the word cards “fish walk under my sister”
Mia, Mary, Keren, Cierra, Nevada and Kiziahenjoyed using the playdough to form letters and their names.
Daksh, Kurt, Holly, Rehat and Ruby liked exploring the dictionaries and finding the meaning to new words they recorded in their books to use at a later time…. Rehat said “Hoot means hooting a horn loudly”.
Kurt said “Hiss was interesting, it is the sound the snake makes with its tongue”
Jake, Rhoda, Nhu, Aidan, Aiden, Sonnie and Tcrossworked together to play a game of scrabble. Fantastic teamwork and turn taking. They supported each other to sound
Hi Bloggers! Welcome to Week 7! Today we wish Mile a Happy 9th Birthday! 🙂 Thank you so much for bringing in a cake to share with us all!
We hope you enjoyed your long weekend! We spoke about our long weekend Specks of Gold;
Mary – My speck of gold was playing with my brothers and sisters with Badminton
Dion – I had fun at my mums party
Sampann – Four hours at Kumon!
Deakyn – I went camping in a forest
Daniel – My cousins came over to my house
Nathaniel – We had to learn the letters and know the colours and then we had to colour in the balloons with the letters
Jasmine – In Spanish we had to learn the colours from the balloons
Llana – We had a sheet of paper and we had to colour them in
Mia – We did some instruments, we did like a song like d, f, g, a ,b, c, e, f
Ashvarn – We had to do the same as the song did using instruments
Sonnie – I liked the song when it was playing but sometimes it made some people laugh
POSITIVE EDUCATION – MINDFULNESS
Over the past term we have been collecting ‘data’ in a fun way surrounding student wellbeing. This has been occurring in the way of our feeling rocks. As students enter class each morning they put a colour stone on their name to reflect the way they are feeling. They are welcome to change this at any point in the day.
To continue the discussion surrounding emotions and ‘feeling positive‘ today we asked for a little help from our class friends… The Dojo’s!
We asked ourselves… What is you beast? How can you tame it?
Rehat – They mean beast like when you get embarrassed at something and you can get nervous
Libby – The beast isn’t real it is about your emotions so if you’re feeling nervous
Mary – It is telling us to be strong and that you can be confident
Mia – It was telling us that Dojo wasn’t so confident
LITERACY – RECOUNT
Mr. Coad came in to have a chat to us about Recount Writing. He shared with us what he did on his long weekend. With one big massive breath he read his recount to us – geeeee it was a lot of writing to read!
Magot – You forgot talking marks
Rehat – There is no full stops!
Sampann – There is no commas
Neisha – There is a lot of ‘ands’
As a group we discussed how we could improve Mr. Coad’s writing. We noticed that we read the word ‘and’ far too many times. We worked out how we could improve this. We made some sentences shorter and even added other words! It was then our job to complete our own long weekend recounts!
As a class we together completed a Smiling Mind meditation.
This afternoon we explored Chance and Probability using our 100 languages. Our challenge was to show the teachers all we have discovered over the past week in any capacity surrounding Chance and Probability.
Flip Tile Game
Snakes and Ladders
Whiteboards using Probability Language
Paint and Oil Pastels
Akemjot – It is impossible the car to have red wheels because there aren’t any red lego wheels
Cierra – We are making our own Kahoot. One question will be about if it is likely to go to bed
Kurt – One of my Kahoot questions asks if it will rain
Bella – We are making paper skittles and then will make some questions to go with it like ‘Will I pick an orange one?”
Nevada – I am paining an impossible picture. Like it will rain muffins
Raf – It will be impossible for me to shrink into our creation!!
Neisha – It is impossible that a cat will fart out rainbows!
Both teachers and students love the opportunity for students to freely express themselves and their learning using the 100 languages as it provides an opportunity for students to draw on their own strengths and actively engage in their learning.
Thank you for such a productive day year 2! See you tomorrow in full sports uniform 🙂
Just a reminder there is no school on Monday because of the Queen’s Birthday 🙂
What did you like at assembly?
Tcross: the dancing and songs
Mia: I liked when the PJ masks videos
Rhoda: The kids were good at dancing
Sonnie: I liked all the songs
Jed: The dancing was good
Kurt: the dance!
Cierra: PJ masks videos
NUMERACY – PROBABILITY
To start off we did Kahoot!!! we answered probability questions….
Then we became engaged in probability focused investigations. Some included games such as snakes and ladders, flip tile game, dice rolling etc…
Holly: One was the most likely to roll and 6 was the least likely
Rheat: It is impossible to roll a 7
Rhoda: It is unlikely for me to roll a 6
Today we read through another one of the shortlisted booked for 2019 – Rodney Loses It!
Mile – I think Rodney is the rabbit
Lucas – Loses it means like when you get really angry
Jed – Well I think it was teaching us not to get and when you lose something
Magot – You should look everywhere for something before getting angry
As a class we agreed that we liked this week’s book more than last weeks because it was more fun! We borrowed our new books for next week and began reading them. It is super important that we practice our rating over the long weekend 🙂
We listened to some special prayer music and reflected…
Ebony: Dear God Thank you for my family
Eva: Dear God thank you for my family
Nhu: Dear God thank you for the world
Rhoda: Thank you for my family that supports me when i am feeling sad
Mia: Dear God I hope that my Aunty, Mum and Grandma do not get sick
Rehat: Dear God please be beside me when I need you
Aiden: Thank you for the trees so we can breath
Tcross: Dear God I am grateful for my family and the food God created
Cierra: Dear God thank you for my Aunty Daphene even though she died i still know she is there
Kurt: Thank you for friends so we are not alone
Guided reading groups;
Today Mrs Diotallevi worked with team ‘cool books’ we read a book about ‘pasta’…
What was the book about?
Rehat: The book was about how to make pasta and who discovered the pasta. It spoke about pasta in many different shapes
Nhu: Some pastas doesn’t have to be same colour
Nhu: You need to mix flour and water to make the dough first, then you make the pasta
Did you learn something new?
Eva: I learnt about how to make pasta, you use flour and wheat
Rhoda: Pasta comes in many different shapes, sizes and colours. The spinach makes green pasta and beetroot makes purple.
Ruby: the book talks about where pasta comes from, it comes from Italy a long time ago
Kurt: I learnt how the pasta is cut into different shapes, one is like a bowtie
Relating to our lives
Eva: I made pasta last night, it was abit like spaghetti, my nonna made it
Rhoda: I like bowtie, or I call it butterfly, I also like the twirl one
Eva: I also like the shell pasta
Rehat: We have sauce, I make it myself with tomato sauce, we use fresh tomatoes and we chop them and use liquid and salt to make it.
Eva: We make the sauce too with tomatoes
Kurt: ive tried it once but I didn’t like it
Ruby: I like it, my great grandmother made up a recipie about making pasta
Eva: My nonno knows how to make it because she is from Italy
Nhu: ive tried pasta, it was ok but it needed more sauce and flavour
During this guided reading session we focused lots on oral language. In the other groups children spoke about the characters and drew comprehension illustrations.
LITERACY – KINDNESS
Together we viewed the ‘ColourYour WorldWithKindness‘ video!
Jasmine – The world got colour from happiness
Neisha – There was colour with happiness
Magot – Today I showed kindness by helping Natalie and Nhu
Ashvarn – I showed kindness to Akemjot by helping him with a maths game
We took a moment to focus on our breathing….
Today during investigations we had some leaders who led mini workshops. Children could chose which student led workshop they would go to..
Cierra: Im making a car…in my car I am going to put an ipad in the car
Andy: was making a marble track using cardboard
Sonnie: we added lights to the marble run, green means to go but the blue will be for stopping. We need to add more detail to the marble run
Kurt: I am the guy filming the track
Mia: Its called Mia’s restaurant, we have a number we can call.
Rhoda: So far i have wrote down bowtie, macaroni and spaghetti on my menu
What did you do/enjoy during investigations today?
Ruby and Neisha: We made an iStop motion video on Miss B’s desk. We used ice cream. We took 6 different pictures.
Daniel – We did the marble run. I made it 8 times.
Mia – I made my own restaurant and there was a boss and I was a boss and we made lots of food and there were lots of customers.
Ashvarn – I was playing with Sukhman and Jaiden and we were making bay blades and we were battling and helping people to make them. Sukhman and me said lets battle.
Rehat – Me and Rhoda were making silly pasta recipes like slug, slime and vinegar.
Ann – Me and Bella were making games and then we tested them out with Noah.
Mile -I was in the restaurant
What are we up to this long weekend?
Aidan – I will play roblux at home
Eva – I am going to Bounce!
Dion – It is my mum’s party
Lucas – I am going to eat a chicken wing
Kristina – I might go to Saint Kilda
Mai-Anh – I might go shopping to buy some toys
Sonnie – My cousin might be over at my house
Deakyn – I will go to the aquatic centre tomorrow
Jasmine – I will go to swimming lessons
Sukhman – On the weekend I am going to my friends house to play soccer
Daniel – I might go to high school and do some maths
Magot – On the weekend I am going to go swimming
Ashvarn – On the weekend I am going to go to McDonalds. My dad will pick my cousin up and my dad will bring my cousin home and we will play on the PS4.
Raf – I will go play soccer
Nhu – It will be my mums friends party
Rehat – I will go to netball on Saturday
Mia – On Monday we will go out somewhere fun like lollipops
Cierra – My mum and dads friends are bringing friends
TCross – I might be having a play date with one of my friends
Welcome to Tremendous Thursday June 7!
COME READ WITH ME
This morning we had the option to read our books independently, with a partner or trial a new interactive reading program.The program is called ‘Teach My Monster to Read,’ The online portal gives each individual student their own account. There are three Teach Your Monster to Read games to play at varying levels which means we can individualise to student needs!
Game 1: First Steps For children practicing letters and sounds.
Practice for 31 letter-sound combinations:
s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss, j, qu, v, w, x, y, z, zz
Blending and segmenting practice with CVC words
The first 6 non-decodable (‘tricky”) words
Game 2: Fun With Words For children who are confident with early letter-sound combinations and are starting to read sentences.
Lots of blending and segmenting practice with CVC, CVCC, CCV and CCVC words
Practice of non-decodable (‘tricky’) words:
he, she, the, to, we, me, be, was, no, go, my, you, they, her, all, are, said, so, have, like, some, come, were, there, little, one, do when, out, what
Reading and comprehension of sentences, from short ones such as “Get the cat” to longer ones such as “Can you get me an owl that is not green or red?”
Game 3: Champion Reader For children who are confidently reading short sentences and know all of the basic letter-sound combinations.
Champion Reader is the most advanced game so we are starting all children on either Game 1 & 2 so we can see how they go first up.
s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss, j, qu, v, w, x, y, z, zz, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er
Introduces alternative spellings of sounds (e.g. /ai/ as used in eight and they)
Introduces alternative pronunciations (e.g. i as pronounced in fin and find)
More non-decodable (‘tricky”) words
Lots of reading for meaning and comprehension – from sentences to magical little books
This is the 2IB link for students to access: http://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/u/1216998
This is the 2TD link for students to access: http://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/u/1616938
As the children explored, the teachers walked around and had some learning conversations;
Nathaniel – I am learning sounds like ‘a’ for apple
Samurai – I am finding ‘t’
TCross – I am matching the word with the item
Kurt – It asked me which letter have to go in order like ‘s’ at the end of duck
Daniel – The ‘n’ means to go down like the letter its telling me to go up
Jed – It has been asking me letters and telling me letters and to go in the places and do the challenge
Deakyn – To find the words like ‘cat and ‘dog’
Ebony – It is telling me to put the ducks in the pond like to make more than one duck
We also borrowed some headphones from different generous classes around the school to help us really hear the sounds we are trying to learn!
Seeing as it was very grey and lightly raining outside, our brain break today consisted of some dancing indoors!!
LITERACY – PRAYER WRITING
The children previously wrote a prayer in their writing books in draft form.They then edited their work before having a conferencewith the teacher and then doing a good copy.
Each child was given a checklist to place into their writing books….
The children then had some coloured paper, crayons, textas etc to create a good copy of their special individual prayers.
Rhoda, Cierra, Holly, Raf, Sonnie, Neisha and Natalie led prayer today. they shared their special prayers that they wrote…
We also had some quiet reflection time.
Mia: Dear God I am so sorry for upsetting my grandma and grandpa, Amen
Mary: Thank you for the world.
NUMERACY – PROBABILITY
Our numeracy warm-up today involved a game of Kahoot! Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform for teachers of awesome, classroom superheroes and all learners. Students connect online to a survey created by a teacher with multiple choice answers. Today the possible options for answers were; certainly, likely, unlikely and impossible.
We then played this ‘Flip the Tile’ probability game with a friend.
Today for mindfulness, Mrs Diotallevi read a guided meditation to us all. We used our visualisation skills to centre our attention and enter a calm space to begin our afternoon learning.
Guided meditation for kids
Close your eyes, gently, as if you’re sleeping. Take a deep breath… and now let it out. Take another deep breath in and slowly let it out. One more deep breath in, and as you are letting it out, imagine a star up high in the sky. This is the Heaven Star and there’s a beam of light coming out of the star. The beam is coming down through the sky, into our house and right into the top of your head.
Feel it move very, very slowly. Down from the top of your head, past your eyes… your ears… your mouth and into your neck. It’s moving slowly down your neck and then down your spine, the centre of your back, slowly… slowly. Feel it coming down past your tummy and into your hips. Now it’s slowly moving down your legs, down to your knees and slowly working its way past your ankles. Feel it filling your feet up with its beautiful light.
Now it’s spilling out the bottom (soles) of your feet and down through the floor, through the house and into the Earth. The light makes its way through the ground and past an underground stream to cleanse the light, and then it flows down deep into the centre of the Earth where the Earth Star lives.
When this light touches the Earth Star another beam of light comes up from the Earth Star and through the ground. Up… up it comes, through the underground stream and up… up into our house. Feel it coming up and into your feet.
As it fills your feet, it moves up past your ankles and slowly makes its way to your knees. Feel the light passing your knees and making its way up your legs to your hips.
Now the energy is coming up your body, working its way up your spine. Feel it slowly filling you with its gentle, relaxing feelings. The energy touches your throat and moves up, slowly into your head. Past your mouth… your ears… up past your eyes and out the top of your head. The beam of light is reaching up to the sky, and right up to the Heaven Star.
Now imagine yourself in a field full of flowers. There are so many different colours. Look up at the sky. Do you see any birds or butterflies? Look around and see how many different colours of flowers there are.
Off in the distance you can see a group of horses. When you see them—one of them looks at you and comes over to meet you. This horse is so beautiful and very gentle. What colour is the horse? Now the horse is kneeling down so you can climb on its back and go for a ride.
Feel the wind in your hair and feel the freedom as your horse runs faster and faster through the field. When you get to the other side, slide off your horse and pick a flower for your horse. What colour would your horse like the best?
Pick some flowers for yourself as well, all your favourite colours.
Holding your flowers in your hand, climb back on top of your horse and ride, slower this time, looking at all the beautiful rocks, ponds and trees as you make your way back to where you began.
When you arrive back where you started, as you get off your horse, look into its eyes and ask it its name. Is it a boy horse, or a girl horse? Thank your horse, and say goodbye. Sit down in the flowers, taking a nice deep breath and slowly open your eyes, feeling calm and happy.
After this meditation we discuss all the adventures she had with her horse. Sometimes we go to a pond and drink from it, stopping to take a swim (it’s a magickal pond where we can breathe under water!), other times we walk along the beach and pick up shells.
I hope this meditation brings you and your children closer together and empowers them to control their feelings in a healthy, functional way.
What do we know about forces?
Nhu – If you push something it moves
Jasmine – You can make things fly
Sonnie – If you just say move to a banana it wouldn’t move
Mia – If you have a car it won’t just move on it’s own
PUSHING AND PULLING
Jasmine – The magnets pull up
Rehat – Some doors push and some pull
Ashvarn – If you got to McDonalds with will be a pull sign
Rehat – When we pull our trays
Cierra – Tug of war is a pull
Sampann – A cabinet to pull the TV to come out
Maddox – “When you flt the airplane it push”
Sukhman – “A bay blade is a pull!”
Holly – “The magnets are a pull they pull together.”
Raf – “If we make a higher ramp it will push even faster”
Sonnie – “We push the marbles to move”
Rehat – “We can use the balloon to put air in the car to move it”
Ruby – “Im making a van, i need something round for the wheels. The van is push force”
Bella and Ann – “We are going around the school looking for all different things that pull the magnets.”
Rehat, TCross, Rhoda – We worked together to make a car. We thougth the balloon would make it move.
Daksh, Lucas, Aidan, Noah and Kurt – We were making a video about an airplane. The airplane pushes in the air. *The boys showed us an iMovie they made!
Thank you for a really productive day year 2! We are super proud of your engagement and work ethic today 🙂
This morning we began our day with some reading. It was magnificent to see some of us using the strategies we have spoken about individually. Things like, sounding out, using our fingers to follow and expression were all observed by the teachers this morning. Thank you to our parents who also offered their time to listen to us. It is super important we are bringing our black bags to school each day so we can read our library books!
We shared the book – “Can I pray with my eyes open?”
What was this book about?
Mia – Praying any time you want
Ann – It doesn’t have to be in a spot
What kinds of prayers can we do?
Ann – Sorry prayers
Rehat – Grateful prayers
Mary – If you feel sad, scared or worried you can pray to God
Libby – When someone is sick in your family you could pray for them
Kristina – a kind prayer
Dion – If someone passes away in your family
Rehat – When you don’t know what to do you can pray to God
How could we start a prayer?
Jed – Dear God…
Joesph – Thank you God for…
Sampan – God please…
Cierra – O’Lord…
Kim – God can you help me to…
Rehat – Im grateful God…
The children then drafted our very own prayers. We discussed how important it is to have a go at spelling tricky words and write with as much detail as possible. Once we had drafted our own prayer we sat with our teacher to have a conference about editing our prayers before making the good copy tomorrow!
Led by Jasmine and Holly
“A prayer about being loving and helping other. Help me Lord when loving can be hard”
“Anyone have a prayer to share?”
Mia: Dear Lord thank you for our bodies so we can walk.
Libby: Dear God thank you for everything
Mary: Thank you for the world Amen
Rhoda: Dear God help me to heal and not feel sick Amen
On Tuesday afternoon we collected data and created picture graphs about popcorn flavours for Mission Day. Today we used the data that we collected to make a column graph! We discussed the key ingredients for a column graph.
What do we need?
Vertical lines, horizontal lines, a title, the options down the bottom, on the vertical line we put the numbers!
Check out our graphs..
We then came together as a class to collate our results in preparation for Mission Day…
Caramel – 9
Rainbow – 14
Salt – None
The most popular was rainbow with 14 votes.
Today after lunch many of us asked to do some mindful drawing. We quietly had the opportunity to draw and colour our own creations. In this time, the teachers had the opportunity to read with different students.
Building on our learning from our excursion to the Museum we viewed an educational video about Aboriginal People making canoes.
What was the video about?
Kurt – Making canoes
Rehat – They made the canoes with bark the Aboriginal people. They cut the bark from the tree and they didn’t cut the whole tree so they wanted it to survive
Ann – The aboriginal used trees but not all of it
Joseph – It was telling us about how the Aboriginal people made the canoes
What did we see on our guided tour in the museum?
Jed – Boomerangs and shields
Mary – There were coconuts
Cierra – A trucky trucky
Jake – The spears
Libby – A dollhouse
Daniel – Shields
Joseph – All different types of shield
Rehat – That boomerang it was long and looked like a 7. They cut out a kangaroo to make clean water
Mary – There were baskets for the babies to go in
Aiden – They used boomerangs
Akemjot – The boomerang shaped like a 7
Jed – A toy boat
Jasmine – The big teddy that I am holding is named Emily. My house has a lot of teddy bears and Emily is my favourite teddy. I got it at the Adelaide Show. She is white and pink and I got her in 2017.
Raf – This my favourite toy car. And I drive it around all the time. I got it on my birthday. I don’t need to use my hands. It has power from batteries. I got it from Daksh. It goes very fast.
We had a super busy but productive day today! Tomorrow we visit the library to return and borrow books for the upcoming week. Please don’t forget your black bags!
This morning we began our day with some reading. Some of us chose to read independently, in pairs, with a lovely parent volunteer or with a teacher. It is so very important that we are reading each and every day. This means we must bring our black bags home and return to school every day.
We gave our brains a little break with a run around on the play ground 🙂We returned back to class ready to listen and learn.
NUMERACY – MISSION DAY PLANNING
Next week is Mission Week here at HFCS. Each class in the school are busily preparing something to sell to the school next Friday and all the money gets donated to various different charities. Here in 2IB and 2DT, we are going to sell popcorn and show a movie!Today we discussed what movie we could show to the school;
Jake – Lion King 1.5
Rhoda – Peter Rabbit
Sukhman – Greatest Showman
Magot – Power Rangers
Rehat – Captain Underpants
Each of us in the class had a vote on which movie we would like to watch so we could see the tally process modelled to us. We also repeated the process for the type of popcorn we will sell. It is important that we tally and poll these options so that we can make sure students in our school will be eager to attend our Mission Day Activity.
Eva and Ebonie – We had rainbow with the most with 13 people
Alex and Dion – We asked flavour popcorn. rainbow was 28, salt was 3 and butter salt was 12. The least popular was salt.
Thank you to Nevada and Cierra who lead us in prayer today. They shared a special prayer about gratitude and schools.
Mary – Thank you for everyone in the world so wherever you go you won’t be lonely
Mia – Thank you for friends so we aren’t alone
Kim – Thank you God for the teachers
LITERACY – GROUP WORK
Group 1’s focus today was initial sounds including e, i, o, an u. Together they brainstormed different words beginning with these sounds. Group 2 and 3 focussed on three different sounds. They were ‘ch’ ‘th’ (long sound) and ‘th’ (short sound).
Mary – We had to guess the sounds by looking at the letters like P and after we did some words. R for Rosie because it is capital it is a name.
Mia – We did some writing sounds like ch, th and th.
SHARED READING – PIRANHAS EAT BANANAS
We split into small groups to discuss and investigate specific choices Aaron Blabey made.
Why do you think the author chose the animal to be Piranhas?
Nevada – Because he might like fish
Jake – Because it rhymes with banana – like piranha banana
Mia – He chose piranhas so we can learn more about piranhas
Ashvarn – They have sharp teeth
Jed – They are kind of like sharks
Joseph – Because they are greedy and selfish
Raf – Because the author likes Piranha’s
Justin – They can eat meat
Maddox – Because he lived in South America
Sukhman – Because they are dangerous
SPECKS OF GOLD AT LUNCH
Daksh – Playing with Kurt, Raf and Aidan
Mary – My speck of gold was when I had fun with Mia
Deakyn – Playing on the play ground
Llana – My speck of gold was playing with Winnie
Akemjot – My speck of gold is playing with Sukhman and Ashvarn
Sonnie – My speck of gold was playing with Daniel, Jasmine and Justin playing chase
INQUIRY – TECHNOLOGY AND CHANGES OVER TIME
What did we see in the Aboriginal Culture part of the museum?
Aiden – We saw a boat and it was a canoe
Ann – We saw a boomerang that caught animals
Daksh – We saw a toy called trucky trucky
Inquiry Investigation: Describe how some sort of technology has changed over time? E.g. Consoles, Telephone, TV’s OR Describe the different types of Aboriginal Technologies we observed on our trip to the museum.
Bella and Ann made a video about Aboriginal technologies including a boomerang to catch animals
Joseph and Lucas created a film about how technologies have changed over time
Holly showed us a picture of an olden day Television that had buttons on there!
Thank you for a wonderful, productive day Year 2! See you all tomorrow 🙂
Today visited the South Australian Museum for our first excursion for the year. The museum focuses on Indigenous Cupture and changes through the world over time which is what we have been investigating through provocations in class.
Just a reminder that tomorrow is casual clothes day in exchange for a can of food/soup/veg for Fred’s Van.
Our trip to the museum was a total success! We saw lots of things we hadn’t seen before and really enjoyed the bus ride there and back. We were treated to a guided tour of the Aboriginal Tools and then also had the chance to tour the museum in our small groups. Thank you so much to our parent volunteers for allowing the excursion to happen! In the days and weeks to come we will be extending our learning from today in science through forces and HASS through changes in time.
When we returned back to school we reflected on our learning and what we saw!
SPECKS OF GOLD
Joseph – My speck of gold is seeing the giant squid
Jaiden – My speck of gold is seeing the mummy’s
Mai-Anh – My speck of gold is going on the bus
Sukhman – My speck of gold is seeing the hammer head shark
Kim – My speck of gold is seeing the Aboriginal stuff
Jed – My speck of gold is learning more about Ancient Egypt
Neisha – My speck of gold is the cheetah statues
Liana – My speck of gold is going to the museum
Holly – My speck of gold is that mum got to come
Jasmine – My speck of gold is feeling the ice
Thank you Year 2 and our parent volunteers for making today a success! See you tomorrow 🙂
Reminder – Tomorrow is our excursion to the South Australian Museum. We will be leaving school soon after 9am so please make sure we are here on time. Students will need to bring a packed recess, fruit snack and lunch. The bus will pick us up at 1:30pm to return to school in the early afternoon. Students are to wear full school uniform. Thank you so much to the parent volunteers who will be helping us on the day!
Together as a group we role modeled fluency and expression and read our shared reading text – “Piranhas don’t eat bananas”.
We then separated off into small reading groups and read a focused reader.
Children took turns in their groups reading and supporting each other. Sounding out unknown words and looking at sight words.
The teacher worked with a focus group – looking in particular at sounds and sight words.
The children then recorded what their book was about. They wrote sentences and used fantastic comprehension skills!!
Treat others as you want to be treated!
Jasmine – The video showed us to share
Ann – The puppy was sad because the other puppy was teasing it and he became happy again
Magot – They were nice
Today we used our laptops to help us reflect on our PE Lesson. We thought about Character Strengths, showing a Growth Mindset and our Learning Powers. We discussed that we need to always including capital letters, full stops and use detail within our writing.
Can we find rhyming words in our shared reading book?
Cierra: Silver beet and feet rhyme
Raf: Peas and knees
Rehat: The endings are the same
Nevada: The ending needs to be the same for it to rhyme
We then recorded rhyming words!!
Holly – Took
Llana – Cook
Ruby – Hook
Jasmine – Took
Daksh – Hot
Jed – Yacht
Noah – Got
Lucas – Blot
Sukhman – Bot
Eva – Sand
Cierra – Band
Ashvarn – And
Jake – Brand
Bella – House
Rehat – Spouse
Nhu and Tcross shared a special prayer about sharing and caring.
Mia: Thank you for my baby brother
Rehat: Thank you for Australia
Rhoda: Thank you for everyone living
Daksh: Thank you for making me be alive
What have we learnt?
Holly: they have more than one face
Lucas: Cubes have more corners than a square because they are not flat
Tcross: pyramid is a 3D shape
Ann: a 3d shape is not flat
Aiden: a sphere is 3D it is round, it has one side
Raf: pyramids have more sides than a triangle
Adien: vertices are corners
We then made cubes and recorded faces, vertices and edges.
SHARING OUR TOYS
Mia – Knotty lox, this is from Grandma, I got it 4 years ago. I really like it, its a good toy. I got it for my birthday. It has wings at the back, it looks like a flower if you do this, the wings don’t fly.
Ebony – Good afternoon everyone, this is my American girl doll, I got it from Toys r us, i can play with it with my other dolls, I like it. I got it when I was about 6. I went to the shops with my mum.
Aiden – This is my fidget spinner, it can spin and roll. If you spin it can roll down. You spin it to make it go faster. I got it from ebay. It is made from metal, it is red, orange and white. It is metal gold, there is bearing inside that makes it spin.
This afternoon we had look at a specific website that showed us lots of information about Aboriginal Tools. Tomorrow when we visit the Museum we are going to be looking at some of these in real life! We put on our creative thinking hats to investigate the website ourselves and record our learning.