Term Two Writing Update

In Year Two we work through a writing process: planning, composing, recording, editing/revising and publishing.

This term we have explored the text type of letter writing.  We read the book Flat Stanley, where the main character gets posted.  We learnt about how to send an email and things we need to do so we are being cybersafe.  Then we got a special mail delivery: letters from some children who are in grade two at a school in Reservoir.

We got very busy writing back to our new penfriends. We look forward to sending our letters.

Addition

To begin this term we have continued to explore ways to solve simple addition problems using a range of efficient mental and written strategies.  We have talked about using known facts, ten facts, counting on, using materials (like MAB) and how the order of the addends doesn’t change the total.

Here are some fun websites to help us practice increasing our adding speed and recognising addition facts:

http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/pyramid.html

http://resources.oswego.org/games/SumSense/sumadd.html

Which game do you like better and why?

Term Two Value: ATTITUDE

Welcome to Term Two, which is going to very busy and full of great learning opportunities.  The school Gospel Value for this term is ATTITUDE.  During the term we will be talking about what it means to have a positive attitude and how to be in charge of our attitude.  Jesus is a great example of what our attitude should be like.  To introduce this value we watched this slideshow:

Each week this term we will use a quote from this presentation to help us stay focused on having an attitude that is worth catching and reflecting on the good that can be found in everyday.

What is your favourite quote about ATTITUDE?

Carry-Tas Day

On the last day of term, our school had a Carry-Tas day for Project Compassion.  Everyone was asked to bring a cold coin donation and carry a favourite toy as a sign of solidarity with all the people living in poverty who have to carry their babies everywhere they go.  Our school raised over $1300 during Lent for Caritas.  Great Job everyone!