History Research Project

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? 

Term Four Update

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…

Coach Approach:

AFL Feast Fun…