Thank you

We made it to the end of 2017 and to the end of year of learning in Grade Two.  Over the last week there have been so many kind words of appreciation and acknowledgement, spoken and written (and generous gifts).  All of them are treasured.  In an ever changing world, the work of teaching is changing too.  But what has stayed the same is the connections that you make in the 12 months you spend together.  This year there have been 27 families, 28 students and 2 teachers who have worked in partnership in 2MS!  It has been my honour to be one of those teachers.  I wish all the 2MS families a safe and happy Christmas holiday.  Rest, read, relax, have fun and be grateful.  I know that’s what I will be doing.  Merry Christmas & I look forward to seeing you around next year.

Love Miss Morse

Dare to Celebrate Us! A Festival of learning

As part of our Civics & Citizenship Inquiry, the students in 2MS selected a tradition from a  culture different from their own to research.  As a team, they had to answer three big questions about the tradition/celebration. Once the research had been done, an information stall was created.  Each stall had to work together to create a brochure, fast facts and a gift.  We then invited our families to a festival morning to share our discoveries.  Through this inquiry learning we came to understand that whilst there are differences in our backgrounds, there are many similarities between us too.  We also realised that no matter what your background, all people love to share food and celebrate together.  I know we sure do in 2MS too!

Well Done to all the expert research teams.  It was a great morning…

Term Four Update

Whilst things have been a bit quiet here on the blog, the same cannot be said for the happenings in 2MS.  We have prepared and celebrated our First Reconciliation.  We have participated in a six week swimming safety program.  We have learnt about the two types of division (partition & quotition); explored fractions; discovered things about maps and used chance language.  We have written fable innovations and even an original fable each.  We also have written some amazingly convincing persuasive texts and our Daily Five reading is through the roof! (Also ask your child about “The Garden of Empress Cassia). Inquiry learning has been like a tour around the world, discovering and sharing things about our family heritage and cultural backgrounds.  This very interesting learning culminated on Friday with a cultural festival day as we “Dared to celebrate us” and did we ever!  No wonder we are all tired, with just one week left together as a class.  It will be a great week too!  The fun and learning never stops!

Week Ten has seen all the students in 2MS really shine and we have been so impressed with their team work and learning.  We are two very  very proud teachers…