Here is the Year 2 Purposeful Practise Grid for the next fortnight.
All tasks and grids are due back to school on Friday 26th May.
On Friday 17 March the students of Gannon House celebrated Gannon Day.
Our House Patron, Sister Margaret Mary Gannon, is a Sister of St Joseph of the Apparition. We celebrate our house day at this time, as the Feast Day of St Joseph is on March 19.
During our morning assembly, we shared the message of our house motto, ‘Serving with Humility’. We seek to honour this motto by working together to serve others in our community.
We can serve others with humility by…
Saying an encouraging word
Buying or making a small gift for someone
Donating to the needy
We finished of our assembly with a bit of fun, sharing our own rendition of ‘Gannon Style’!
The students in Gannon House also spent the day putting our house motto into action, by donating items to be made into “Care Packages” for needy families in our local community.
We gathered together in the Science Room to put our care packages together.
We displayed great teamwork, and had a lot of fun both decorating and filling our boxes.
Our completed care packages have been delivered to Coolabaroo Neighbourhood Centre, where we hope they put a smile on the faces of many children and families.
A big thank you to all of our Gannon families for their thoughtfulness and generosity when donating items.
A PRAYER FOR HUMILITY From Psalm 131
keep our hearts from being too proud,
keep our eyes from mean and unkind looks,
keep our minds from thinking only of ourselves,
keep our spirits calm so we may consider the needs of others
Keep our feet on the path to justice
Make us people of courage and humility for you are our hope now and always.
In Mathematics we are been learning about MONEY!
In Year 2, we want to know how to…
Count and order small collections of Australian coins and notes according to their value.
We have been enjoying many different ‘hands on’ activities in the classroom, allowing us to practise our money counting skills and strategies!
In our classroom shop we are playing the roles of ‘shopkeeper’ and ‘customer’.
We are learning how to use calculators to add amounts together, making sure to use the decimal point when entering dollars and cents.
Playing in the classroom shop is a great way to practise adding a collection of coins to create a given amount.
In ‘Roll One Dollar’, we race against a partner to be the first one to collect ‘one dollar’.
This game challenges us to think about how to exchange a collection of smaller coins for a bigger coin of the same value.
There are some great apps on the iPads to develop our knowledge and understanding of coins and notes.
We have had fun using ‘Jungle Coins’ and ‘Money Mind AU’.
Our ‘Money Task Cards’ challenge us to problem solve and show our understanding of the value of different coins and notes.
As a part of our inquiry into ‘Necessity’, we have also worked with a partner to plan our own picnic!
We had a budget of $50 and needed to choose items from a supermarket catalogue to take on our picnic.
The tricky part was using a calculator to add up the cost of each of our items (and make sure we hadn’t spent over our budget)!
We are looking forward to some more money fun in our last week of Term 3!
Do you have old towels or sheets that you are not using?
Year 2 Gold will be collecting;
kitten wet food
to donate to the Cat Haven.
The Cat Haven is preparing to take in hundreds of kittens and need our help!
Please place all donations in the designated box in the front office by Thursday 18 September.
Here is the Year 2 Purposeful Practise Grid for the next three weeks.
Completed grids and tasks are due back to school on Friday 16th September.