SHAPES, SHAPES, SHAPES!

Our subtraction unit has come to an end and the students in 2MS have made some great discoveries about strategies we can use to solve subtraction equations.  At home it is important that we keep practicing our automatic recall of basic number facts (addition and subtraction).  For our ten facts, and facts under 20, we really need to develop automatic responses (no fingers needed) and the only way to do this is practice, practice and more practice.

Over the next few weeks we will be exploring features of 2D and 3D shapes.

I wonder if any students in 2MS know what the D stands for? What shapes can you find around your home?

Federation_Square_Melbourne.

FABLES

showposterOur next writing focus is to writing FABLES.  Fables are a great way to begin to explore the genre of narrative.  We have already started to explore the features and structures of FABLES by reading them in class.  As we read we are identifying 5 main elements: exposition (setting & characters), rising action, conflict, falling action and the moral (lesson).  You may like to read some fables at home together.  You can find some at this website: Fables for children

After reading you could complete an organiser: CommonCoreFablesGraphicOrganiser