Last week, 2S presented some interesting arguments as their Topic Talks. There were many different topics. One that springs to mind is Alex’s where she argued that bumping into a teacher is better than bumping into a rock! This was very amusing and she had some great points. Ashley put forward the argument that “Lollies are better than vegetables.” Although many of the class agreed with her, there were some who disagreed.
May 27, 2013 by Mrs S · No Comments · year2S
Today we were fortunate enough to have a visit by Sally Rippin, the author of the Billy B series of books. Sally gave us a great insight into where her stories come from and she taught us that stories can come from everyday experiences. She showed us a funny photo of herself with very short hair after she gave herself (and her sister) a haircut when she was younger. Her mother was NOT pleased! This event led to one of Sally’s books being written. Do you know which one?
The girls loved hearing Sally speak and are now inspired to write their own stories. Sally told them it is important to never give up as a writer!
May 24, 2013 by Mrs S · No Comments · year2S
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On Friday we had a special visitor called Sally come to make cheese with us. It was very exciting! we heard about how cheese was first invented by accident as it was being carried in an animal’s stomach. The heat of the sun heated up the cheese and then the enzymes made the milk turn to cheese.
We made our own cheese using milk, yoghurt and lemon juice. We saw curds and whey form and then we separated the curds from the whey. We even got to taste the cheese and it was delicious. Sally was very impressed with the food adventurers in Years 1 and 2.
April 30, 2013 by Mrs S · No Comments · year2S
This morning year 2 have been investigating the states and territories of Australia. In groups they were given a shape representing a state or a territory. They then used an atlas to identify which state or territory it was and its capital city. We then brainstormed the things we might like to find out about.
Last week we visited Kindy to teach them how to use Popplet on the Ipads. It was great fun and we loved being able to be teachers to our Kindy friends.
Make your own slideshow at Animoto.
April 11, 2013 by Mrs S · No Comments · Writing
When reading skating on sand, the main character Hannah realised that her name read backwards is the same as it reads forwards. This is called a palindromic word.
What other words are palindromic?
Today for Maths we designed and made our own Easter baskets using a plain piece of A4 card, a ruler and pencil. The class were quite skeptical about this when they started, many doubting that they could design a basket using just these materials. This task involved a lot of accurate measuring to make sure our sides joined up. We then had to cut out and decorate our baskets with Easter designs. We had to make decisions about how long and wide our handles would be and also which way they would go across our baskets. We were very pleased with our final products.
March 26, 2013 by Mrs S · 2 Comments · year2S
This week in Maths we are looking at “Chance.” We looked at things that are unlikely, impossible, likely and certain. We brainstormed our responses with a partner and recorded our thoughts on our Ipads.
Things that are likely are:
That I will hug someone today (Lauren)
I will eat lunch today (Sophie and Alex)
Things that are impossible are:
I will read a huge book in one second (Ashley, Isabel and Erin)
I will walk the plank on a real pirate ship (Caty and Charlotte W)
Things that are certain today are:
That Mrs S is here today (Dakota and Charlotte A)
A monster will not come and crush the school down (Gia and Audrey)
Things that are unlikely are:
I will break my leg today (Tayla and Farah)
It will rain gumballs today (Sienna and Chloe)
That my mum will serve me snails for dinner (Jaemi)
Can you think of some other things that fit into these categories?