Skip Counting

Our next focus in Maths is going to be skip counting and counting patterns.  This exploration will help us get ready to investigate the concept of multiplication.
How far can you get counting out loud by 2s in one minute? What number do you get up to if you write down counting by 5s for one minute? Can you think of a challenge your classmates could try?  Can you think of a skip counting pattern challenge for your classmates to try?
You might like to check out this website to find out about skip counting.

Reading Challenge

This term ALL Year Two students have been given reading challenge.  They have been given a new reading journal book and the challenge is to read at least 25 books this term  Once you have read a book, it is to be recorded in your journal and you are to complete a response sheet.  The books being read can come from the classroom, the school library or books from home.  They should be short junior novels.  The Reading Journal book is to be bought to school EVERY FRIDAY for the class teacher to check your tally and scan your summaries.

When you start a new book, make sure you collect a summary sheet.  There are photocopies of different sheets in the classroom.