Thursday July 5 – Week 10 Term 2

Hi Bloggers!

Welcome to Terrific Thursday July 5!

MUSIC ASSEMBLY

A big congratulations to Libby and Jasmine who performed at the school music assembly this morning. Their courage and growth mindset to performing in front of the whole school was inspiring!

  • Libby – I loved my singing!
  • Cierra – I loved how Libby was singing and Jasmine was playing piano
  • Jasmine – I loved when Libby was singing and I was playing piano
  • Akemjot – I liked the drums and the tune they were making
  • Ashvarn – I liked Jasmine on the piano
  • Holly – I liked Jasmine on the piano and Libby singing!

 

What was even more amazing to see and hear was students in our class filling both Libby and Jasmine’s buckets after the performance with positive praise 🙂

PRAYER

Mia and Keren shared a special prayer about summer with us.

  • Mary – Thank you for my friends an family in the world
  • Nevada – Dear Lord, thank you for my friends because they play with  me
  • Jasmine – Dear God, thank you for making the sandpit and everywhere
  • Daksh – Dear God, thank you for my friends, when I am sad the cheer me up
  • Joseph – Thank you for my friends. Amen.
  • Cierra – Thank you for my family to cheer me up and for my dog
  • Aiden – Dear God, thank you for making the donuts for Miss B to ear them
  • Holly – Dear God thank you for the water
  • Kurt – Thank you for spaghetti
  • Daniel – Thank you for making our dogs and cats
  • Ashvarn – Thank you for food so we can eat

TERM 2 – REFLECTING

This term has been a super busy and productive one! Today we took the time to stop and reflect on all of our specks of gold including the Learning Powers we have learned and shown.

We were so pleased to see that children included many social specks of gold including making new friends and trying new things!

INQUIRY PLAY

GROWTH MINDSET

This afternoon Mary requested to sing a song to the class. She was totally inspired by Libby singing in front of the whole school. Well done girls!!!

DON’T FORGET

Tomorrow is casual day !

A casual day for cans/bottles and other 10c recyclables.

Great prizes to be won for the MOST recyclables, an Aquaponics tank and Popcorn and a Movie for the classes that collect the most.

NEXT TERM

Can you help out? A BIG BIG interest in the class is restaurants and cooking...

If you are free we would love your help to come in and cook, share a family recipe or anything about FOOD!!! Food glorious food!!

CLASS ENVIRONMENT

“The Environment is the third teacher” Loris Malaguzzi,

Also we are in the process of moving the classroom around to suit the needs of the children…

We have noticed they are loving quiet corners, technology areas, art materials that are out and available, a class ‘cafe’, small world/block area etc etc. It is all a work in process and we are observing how the children use the same and will adapt to suit their learning and interests!!

Thanks for a great day and will see you all tomorrow morning!!

Monday July 2 – Week 10 Term 2

Hi Bloggers!

Welcome to our last week of Term 2! Wow, time flies when you are having fun and learning so many new and exciting things!

LITERACY ACTIVITIES

We began our morning with some reading based activities. Children have the option to participate in the following before moving onto exploring ‘Teach my Monster to Read’ online. 

  • Matching contractions to their extended version
  • Creating sight wordsusing playdough
  • Deciding appropriate punctuation endingsto sentences
  • Using whiteboardsto practice our words and letters
  • Aaron Blabeyfocus table with our favourite books to read and review
  • Reading with a teacher

FITNESS

This morning we enjoyed some rare winter sunshine as we stepped outside for some fitness. We skipped, played handball, practiced our cricket skills and even had a big game of chasey happening!

NUMERACY – SHAPE REVISION

During our last week of the term this week, we will be reviewing the different numeracy concepts explored throughout the entire term. Today we focussed on shapes! We discussed the differences between a 2D and 3D shape and provided some examples before we were posed with a special challenge;

  • Maddox  – I am drawing a laptop square
  • Samurai – I will draw my drink bottle its like a circle
  • Aiden – My laptop is is a rectangle I am drawing that
  • Daksh  – I drew a 2D star
  • Sampann – I am drawing a basketball it is a sphere
  • Magot – I drew a square, love heart, rectangle. The 3D ones are a pyramid and a square cube
  • Jed – So I drew a triangular prism it sits on top of the building an there are also cylinders on top
  • Nathaniel – The squishy is a cylinder!

PRAYER

Joseph and Ann shared a prayer about animals. This was a special prayer about gratitude towards animals.

  • Rhoda – Dear God, thank you for my family and friends. Amen.
  • Jasmine – Dear God, thank your making animals and nature. Amen.
  • Holly – Dear God, thank you for animals. Amen.
  • Jake – Thank you for the trees so we can breathe oxygen from there. Amen.
  • Daniel – Thank you for making us happy God. Amen.
  • Cierra – Dear God, thank you for my family and friends. Amen.
  • Mary – Dear God, thank you for my uncle and aunties cat. Amen.
  • Daksh – Dear God, thank you for my family and friends to play. Amen.
  • Ashvarn – Thank you for making technology so we can watch movies.
  • Sampann – Thank you for maths so we know one plus one. Amen.

CHARACTER STRENGTHS

What are they?

  • Daksh – There are 24 character Strengths
  • Alex – Kindness means team work
  • Rehat – Things that you do to show love
  • Mary – It is kind of like what you are feeling
  • Mia – Your thoughts
  • Asvharn – Being strong

Character is who you are and what you are strong at! Today we had a closer look at Perseverance! This is when you keep trying to reach your goals even when things get tough or difficult.

MINDFULNESS

INVESTIGATIONS

With your plans in mind and Perseverence a focus this afternoon we investigated….

  • Rehat, Rhoda and Libby setup their own simulated school. “We even have our own Dojo Points!”
  • Nhu, Natalie and TCross were playing ‘sissys.’ “We are all sisters and have our own house and have food as well.”
  • Jed and Justin are using Minecraft to create ‘a village where Jesus lives.’
  • Samurai and Maddox are using blocks to create ‘a factory.’ and then it levelled up into a zoo!
  • Llana and Keren created their own build-a-bears!
  • Jaiden and Nathaniel worked hard to make a city of different vehicles!

We finished our day with a reflection of our play. What Learning Power did we use? Did we stick to our plan? What did we learn?

See you tomorrow Year 2! 

Thursday 28th June – Term 2 Week 9

Hi Bloggers!

Welcome to the coldest morning of 2018! It was only 3 degrees when we woke up!

LITERACY/READING MORNING

This morning we began our day with some literacy/reading provocations. We are finding that the children are super engaged with these and it gives the teachers time to listen to various children read throughout the week! We had the opportunity to engage in;

  • Matching contractions to their extended version
  • Creating sight words-using playdough
  • Deciding appropriate punctuation endingsto sentences
  • Using whiteboardsto practice our words and letters
  • Aaron Blabeyfocus table with our favourite books to read and review
  • Reading with a teacher
  • Teach my Monster to Read

SHARED READING – STANLEY PASTE

This morning we read through Stanley Paste, our shared reading story for the week. We are starting to really understand the themes apparent in the book including that of bullying.

What was happening in the clip?

  • Nhu – They were bullying and not really being a good friend
  • Neisha – It was about bullying
  • Kim – It was about standing up for yourself
  • Rehat – It was about anti-bullying and you should just stop or walk away from them

How do you think Stanley felt?

  • Jasmine – He feels sad
  • Ann – He feels lonely because he was the only kid who was little in his class
  • Aidan – He might be feeling frustrated

What can we do to stop bulling?

  • Raf – So you can speak up to the bully and get them to stop
  • Jasmine – Say stop I don’t like it
  • Ashvarn – You can just look at the bully and tell them to stop it
  • Ann – If they don’t stop you can just tell the teacher
  • Mary – I would tell them to be nice to others

After listening to McGruff’s thoughts on bullying and discussing our own in the class, we used our 100 languages to show our anti-bullying campaign! We had children paining, creating videos, drawing, using blocks and more!

  • Lucas, Raf, Deakyn, Daksh and Noah shared a video they created showing what to do when being bullied.
  • Holly and Jasmine also shared a video about what bullying is

LIBRARY

As it is Catholic Identity Day tomorrow, we visited the library today and borrowed our readers for the week. Together we read another one of the shortlisted books for 2018;

We predicted what the story might be about;

  • Kim – Could be about penguins
  • Nhu – It is about the sky and now there is a second sky
  • Sonnie – I have seen this book before and I think it is about a sky

Reflections:

  • Deakyn – I liked that the was in the ocean
  • Sonnie – I liked the grass and trees in water like when he saw it
  • Nhu – I liked how he kept trying and trying until he got there
  • Rehat – I think he used his creativity learning power
  • Jed  – He was using Hope and Optimism
  • Kim – I think he used Creativity

MATHS

We then came together to share our learning..

Ashvarn – I Shared the chocolate with 15 people and they got only 2 pieces each.

Rhoda – I shared 30 with 5 people, they got 6 pieces each.

Daksh –  I have 30 pieces of chocolate and i chose to share with 6 people and they got 5 pieces of chocolate each.

MINDFULNESS

INVESTIGATIONS

Our provocation to the children before investigations to lead us into Catholic Identity day tomorrow – Who is Jesus?

Who is Jesus to you?

  • Maddox: Is God
  • Magot: My father
  • Raf: A nice person
  • Llana: My heavenly father
  • Lucas: He is a kind and loving God
  • Rehat: Jesus is a person that made the world and he healed people
  • Holly: A kind person
  • Aidan W: He is joyful an helpful
  • Cierra: He is a kind and loving person
  • Keren: Jesus is a God that helps us
  • Tcross: I think he is a saviour to all people who made our world.

Our reflections of Jesus through play…

  • Ashvarn, Akemjot and sonnie used the lego to make “the village where Jesus lived”
  • Rhoda, Nhu, Tcross and Rehat made food to feed the poor
  • Cierra and Nevada were teaching about Jesus
  • Alex, Dion and Jaiden were using the blocks to build a Church
  • Nate and Sampan were building the home that Jesus lived in
  • Llana, Keren and Kiziah used the screens to play teachers, they taught about how to be kind like Jesus was.
  • Maddox and Jed created an i-movie about their image of Jesus
  • Jasmine and Holly chose to draw pictures/images of Jesus

SPECKS OF GOLD

  • Daniel  – MY speck of Gold was playing with Aiden at recess
  • Kurt – My speck of gold was playing with my friends in chaset
  • Kim –  My speck of gold was reading
  • Daksh – My speck of gold was doing who is Jesus
  • Ruby – My speck of gold was playing at Log Park with Neisha
  • Kiziah –  My speck of gold was playing with Keren and Llana
  • Akemjot – My speck of gold was playing handball chasey

Thanks for a wonderful day Year 2! Remember, tomorrow is Catholic Identity Day! 

Tremendous Thursday – Week 8 Term 2

Hi Bloggers!
Welcome to Thursday June 21 🙂 

We began our day with a beautiful liturgy led by 2DT. The liturgy focused on friendship. We all read with confidence and showed a growth mindset to reading aloud in front of a large group of people. After the gospel we reflected on what we appreciate in our friends. 

  • Sonnie – They are kind
  • Daniel – They are fun
  • Ashvarn – happy
  • Jake – Super super hilarious
  • Justin – Kindness
  • Raf – Being nice
  • Deakyn – Amazing
  • Aiden – Family
  • Noah – Funny
  • Ruby – Kind
  • Neisha – They care for you
  • Llana – My friends make me laugh
  • Sukhman – Playing
  • Dion – They are cool
  • Holly –  They are kind
  • Mia – They are supportive

LITERACY – SHARED READING

Tying in with the theme of our Liturgy, today we discussed the theme of friendship after listening to our shared reading story ‘Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley.’ 

What do you think makes them good friends?

  • TCross – They like to help each other when one is sad or worried
  • Ann – When one forgets their mittens the other makes them warm as toast
  • Rehat – When Pearl gets tired, Charlie looks after her and tucks her into bed

What do you love about your friend?

  • Jasmine – They help you to write or read and make you feel better
  • Libby – If I don’t have anyone to play with they will help me
  • Mia – They play with me
  • Akemjot – They play handball with me
  • Rehat – They make you laugh
  • Neisha – When I have lost something they help me find it. She likes things like me

We discussed the importance of handwriting. We then recorded what we personally think makes a good friend. Have a read of some of our heartwarming responses 🙂 

PRAYER

Jasmine and Holly led a special prayer with the class … “thank you God”

  • Mia: Dear God I am grateful that I have enough food to eat.
  • Rhoda: Dear God when my friends are sad I support them.
  • Ashvarn: Dear God thank you for the classes.
  • Daksh: Thank you for our friends are making us happy.
  • Sukhman: Thank you for my cousin.
  • Daniel: Thank you for making our families and the world.

MATHS

Has anyone heard of the word division?

Jake – ive heard of it but unsure what it means.

Jasmine – taking away

Ashvarn – yeah it means…sharing

We then watched this clip on youtube..

We reflected on the clip…

Joesph – if you had 8 flowers and 2 vases you make it fair so put 4 in each vase

Ann – so division is in like halves. If one has more than the other it is not fair

Daksh – it is about equalling the same

Jed – its abit like fractions but you divide things into each group

We then played musical statues…when the music stops make groups of….

Then we explored this concept of division and grouping through play and recording.

Sharing and reflection about what we did…

  • Libby: I was using the gems..i divided the gems into 5, there was 2 groups, both groups had 5 so there was 10 altogether.
  • Dion and Jed shared an i-movie they made about sharing popsticks (lollipops) “we made 2 groups of 11…they were the same in each group”
  • Jake shared his work on the laptops “i made 2 groups of 2 which equals 4 altogether”.
  • Ruby shared an i-movie

SHARING

  • Rhoda – This is my old toy. I have had it since I was a baby. I like doing my work with it. I got this from my aunty.
  • Jasmine – These are my drawings and I  searched them on the internet to help me. I drew lots of different girls because they were so cute I Couldn’t resist.

WORLD CUP INQUIRY

We continued on with our World Cup Inquiry guernseys!

 

Wintery Wednesday June 20 – Week 8 Term 2

Hello Bloggers!
Welcome to a Wintery Wednesday 🙂 

  • Just a quick reminder that 2TD have their class liturgy tomorrow morning at 9am where all parents are welcome.
  • We are also still collecting bottles as part of a whole school initiative – feel free to bring in from home!

GUIDED READING

As we focus on Information Reports during our literacy learning, today’s guided reading focus was exactly that. Each group read through their own Information Report book and reflected using their 100 languages about what they had learned.  

PE REFLECTION

Upon return to class from our PE lesson we used our knowledge surrounding the CLARA Learning Powers to reflect on our lesson. 

PRAYER

Today for prayer we said the ‘Our Father’ prayer together. 

  • Kristina – Dear God, thank you for my friends and family. Amen.
  • Mary – Dear God, thank you for everything ike friend and families. Amen.
  • Nevada – Thank you for my mum my dad, my sisters and my pets. Amen
  • Daniel – Thank you for making our families and friends. Amen.
  • TCross – Dear God, thank you for my friends for being on my side. Amen.
  • Daksh – Thank you for our houses so we can stay safe. Amen.
  • Ashvarn – Sorry for hurting my friends. Amen.

NUMERACY – FRACTION FUN!

We began our numeracy session with a fun, exciting and challenging game of KAHOOT! The questions focussed all around our fraction learning over the past fortnight. 

After this, we were given the opportunity to showcase our knowledge surrounding fractions. It was a challenge to be able to show halves, quarters, eighths and any other fractions we know! 

MINDFULNESS

SPANISH REFLECTION

  • Rhoda – We did Kahoot with colours in Spanish
  • Dion – If you won Kahoot you got a lolly

WORLD CUP INQUIRY

As World Cup fever sweeps through the country and our school, this afternoon we spent some time discussing what the event is all about! We had a look at some of the highlights from a game and were in awe of the skills shown!

We then used our 100 languages to show what we understand the international event to be and even created our own teams!

  • Nathaniel – Roosters
  • Neisha – Powerful Kittens
  • Mile – Real Madrid 2.0
  • Aidan – Port Power
  • Raf – The Fire Dragons
  • Lucas – Lucas the Power
  • Ruby – Adelaide Kittens
  • Dion – The Reds
  • Alex – MIG Kids
  • Eva – Unicorn Love

Thanks for a wonderful day Year 2 – keep warm & see you tomorrow!!!! 🙂

Magnificent Monday June 18 – Week 8 Term 2

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!

FITNESS

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.

PRAYER

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’s Group – I think it is friendship and it is teamwork
  • Kurt’s Group – 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.

MINDFULNESS

Today as a group we completed a guided meditation.

INVESTIGATIONS

  • 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.

Friday 15th June – Term 2 Week 7

Happy Friday everyone!!!

Whats happening today?

ASSEMBLY REFLECTIONS

  • Jake – At the end where they did the floss
  • Eva – The number counting
  • Lucas – I liked everything like the dancing
  • Mile – I liked the Indian dance
  • Alex – The floss

MATHS – FRACTIONS

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…

LIBRARY

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

REFLECTIONS

  • 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!!

LITERACY INVESTIGATIONS

We had a range of literacy investigations in the classroom to explore…

Dion and Alex were 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 Kiziah enjoyed 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 Tcross worked together to play a game of scrabble. Fantastic teamwork and turn taking. They supported each other to sound

 

MINDFULNESS

 

HAPPY FRIDAY!! ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!!

Magnificent Monday June 12 – Week 7 Term 2

 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

SPANISH REFLECTION

  • 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

MUSIC REFLECTION

  • 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

PRAYER

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! 

MINDFULNESS

As a class we together completed a Smiling Mind meditation.

MATHS INVESTIGATIONS

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 
  • Lego
  • Blocks 
  • 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 🙂 

Fun Friday June 8 – Week 6 Term 2

Hi all! Happy Fun Friyay!

Just a reminder there is no school on Monday because of the Queen’s Birthday 🙂 

ASSEMBLY REFLECTION

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…

During play:

  • 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

LIBRARY

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 🙂 

PRAYER

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

LITERACY

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 ‘Colour Your World With Kindness‘ 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

Our Reflections

MINDFULNESS

We took a moment to focus on our breathing….

INVESTIGATIONS

Today during investigations we had some leaders who led mini workshops. Children could chose which student led workshop they would go to..

 

In play…

  • 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

HAPPY LONG WEEKEND 🙂 🙂

Thursday June 7 – Week 6 Term 2

Hi Bloggers!
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.

  • Practice of new letter-sound combinations:
  • ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er
  • 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!

FITNESS

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 conference with 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.

PRAYER

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.

MINDFULNESS

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.

 

INVESTIGATIONS

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

EXPLORING

  • 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.”

SHARING

  • 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 🙂