The end of the school year of 2015 has arrived. It has been an amazing year of learning and growing. At the end of each year, I love looking back and thinking about the learning that has happened. This year I am super proud of the students who have worked so hard in 2MS. It has been a gift to be your teacher and this is now my gift to you…
Have a safe and happy Christmas. May God’s blessing be with your families and remember to come and say hello next year 🙂
Love Miss M
In the season of Advent, we have read from the Gospel of Matthew to find out about what the Scriptures tell us about the wise men. We read….
9 After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. 12 And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.
We found out about the symbolism of the three gifts presented to Jesus and then created an artwork to represent this part of the story of the Nativity:
Over the last few weeks, we have been heading to the computer lab to work on our “Back to the Future; History Research Projects”. After listening to our guests speakers and surveying family members about what Grade Two was like in the past, each person selected an aspect of our daily living that has changed over time. Students indicated if they wanted to work independently, with a partner or in a group of three. People with similar topics were partnered up and we went through the project must haves. We began to research our topics and work in collaboration on the Google drive to create presentations. There were many new skills we all learnt about Google slides, sharing docs and using folders on the drive. It was amazing to watch pairs and three all working together on their own computer, on the one slide presentation. At the end of Week Ten, we presented our slides to the grade and gave each other feedback. The feedback was very positive because the presentations were great.
This project has been an amazing learning opportunity. Here are a few examples of presentations (but they look much better when viewing them through Google Slides):
camera – Kate & Logan
Computer Games – Brodie
Have you shown your mum and dad your presentations?
What new skills did you learn?
They say time flies when you are having fun. We must have been having a lot of fun because this term is very quickly disappearing! We have been busy working on History Research Projects using Google Slides on the Google Drive. We have had some great team building sessions including two sessions of Coach Approach and an AFL rotation for our feast day. We’ve had our level Mass, been to an Advent Liturgy of the Word, celebrated the Feast of St Mary and have discovered the three gifts that the wisemen gave to baby Jesus. We finished up with fractions and have been practicing our maths problem solving skills. We’ve written persuasive texts and been doing lots of free choice writing. I has been a busy end of term and a great way to finish what has been an amazing year of learning. Mrs S and myself are so proud of the great learning that has happened in 2MS this year…
AFL Feast Fun…