Pack your own bags because your mum or dad aren’t coming to the sleepover so they don’t need to pack your bag. You can get help from your parents but you need to do it mostly on your own. (Mahrosh, Aarushi, Alara).
Today 2A and 2D explored Scratch and found out what kind of things it can do! We had to problem solve to work out how to do lots of new skills. Here are some of our new skills and experts that can help you with them:
Adding sounds – Cooper, Riley, Kaan, Indy
Adding a background – Rivindu, Chloe, Stella, Mahrosh, Josh
Adding a background that you have drawn – Chloe, Mahrosh, Gemma, Brock
Adding a new Sprite – Tenayah, Yas, Ashor, Anjali
Adding a Sprite that you have drawn – Tenayah, Chloe, Mahrosh
Changing the Sprite colour – Pahan, Aarnav, Riley, Arush
Deleting a block – Emma, Marlo, Shant, Jordan
Moving the Sprite – Esther, Billy, Aarushi, Yaren
Moving your Sprite to a certain place – Indy, Rivindu
We had a M&M packet full of M&Ms.We did fractions with our M&Ms.We used circled coloured paper and stuck them together.We thought that we did a Great job in making our M&Ms fractions.We had real M&Ms and the colours were red,yellow,orange,brown,green and blue.We all enjoyed a lot in the activity.
Mrs.Fintelman hung our circled coloured paper in our classroom.In the end,we could eat our M&Ms.
Today we sang a song called Gold in the gym. We did this because we were part of a special event called Music Count Us In, and lots of schools across Australia sang this song at the same time. We felt very excited because we were going to sing the Gold song with the whole school!
Today we went on an incursion where CERES came to our school and we were with the three grade 2 classes.
First they taught us a story about CERES. CERES means Centre for Education and Research for Environmental Strategies. It is a community park that also can you teach you about litter and how to reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink. The website is ceres.org.au. Then they taught us about the 4R’s. Then they taught us a song that was about how to save the environment and the 4R’s. The 4R’s are:
Reduce – use less rubbish
Reuse – use it again
Recycle – send it to a factory to make something new out of it
Rethink – think about a different way of doing it
After, Yas and Ahmed went shopping and we learnt about reducing (using less), and which items we shouldn’t take and which items we should take. Yas and Ahmed decided to take the ones that made less rubbish. They chose the popcorn that used less rubbish. The chose fruits from the shelf, not from boxes because that will make the environment more healthy.
Then, we held worms! It was really ticklish, and the worms wanted to get off our hands onto the floor because they might have been scared from the light and the noise. When we were holding them they did little dances. Worms have little hairs on them so they can feel and hear and they have five hearts. They are the biggest recyclers because they recycle foods scraps to make compost so that we can use it for our garden, which means there will be more plants in the environment. They start a lifecycle.
We were excited and it was incredible that we touched worms and learnt how to recycle.
Today we learned that procedures are supposed to have: a title, a goal or aim, materials/ingredients/equipment, steps/algorithm/process and images. We found that out by reading some procedures in our classroom and noticing the features of a procedure.
Here we are comparing procedures to find the common features.
We followed some tricky instructions to make our paper planes.
We made paper aeroplanes by reading a procedure and after we finished we went outside to test our paper aeroplanes. We commenced a race and the team with the dart aeroplanes won most of the time. Forest’s paper plane went the furthest in two races! Anjali’s went the furthest in the third race.
Welcome to our last term in 2D! We have had an incredible year so far, and the fun isn’t over!
There are so many amazing things that we will be doing and learning about in Term 4.
In readingwe will be getting a close look at procedural texts and learning how to read and follow instructions… maybe this will be instructions for a game, a craft or even a recipe! We will be viewing lots of persuasive texts and seeing if an author might be able to change our minds! We will also be learning some cool new strategies, like summarising and finding the author’s purpose.
In writing we will be writing our own procedures and persuasive texts and trying out lots of new ways to publish writing. We will be adding in lots of writer’s notebook time and getting even better at Write on Time! I can’t wait to see what you write about!
In maths there is lots of fun coming up with division, money, graphing and area. We will be doing lots of maths to help us with our CBL topic, and will be getting lightning fast at mental maths!
CBLthis term is all about Environment. So far you are all blowing my mind with the brilliant questions you are asking! You are ready to go for some great investigating, experimenting and researching this term. CERES will be doing an exciting incursion with us on the 22nd of October.
And then there’s the most exciting part of Grade 2… the SLEEPOVER! I hope no one snores!
Don’t forget that this term you will need your SunSmart hat to be safe from the sun! If you don’t have a SunSmart hat like the one in the picture, you will need to play in the undercover areas of the school.
I hope you are all ready and excited for a great term together!