In Year 2B we have been learning about the Habit of Mind – Striving for Accuracy and Precision.
We thought about what the word ‘accurate’ means and discussed why this Habit of Mind is so important.
We can strive for accuracy by always checking our work for errors, constantly finding ways to improve and doing our very best!
We practised this Habit of Mind while completing an observational drawing of an object in our classroom. We needed to take our time and carefully draw the lines, shapes and details we could see… always remembering to check and re-check again!
We are very proud of our drawings and are looking forward to using this Habit of Mind in all areas of our learning!
The following notes have been sent home with the students today.
Please return your child’s permissions slip to school by Friday 3rd November.
We are looking forward to a very fun and memorable day at Scitech!
Mrs Lauren White and Miss Candice Agustsson
In mathematics, Year 2 we have been exploring 2D and 3D shapes.
We have had a lot of fun naming, describing, drawing, building and manipulating a variety of shapes and objects!
We love a challenge, and some of these tangram cards certainly tested our problem solving skills!
Creating with pattern blocks is a great way to explore tessellating shapes.
We have learnt more about the features of three dimensional objects through a variety of building and drawing challenges!
Next term, we look forward to further investigating flips, turns and slides, as well as putting our mapping skills to the test!
We have been integrating writing opportunities into our morning Fine Motor Groups. This week the children had to respond to a question posed by the teacher in our Thought Bubble. Children are encouraged to talk, draw, write and share on their journey to becoming more confident and flexible writers.
You can help by encouraging children to write for a range of relevant and meaningful purposes at home – creating shopping lists, letters and cards to family and friends, writing emails, keeping a holiday diary, labelling items and photos and leaving notes.
Give children opportunities to read aloud their writing attempts. Listen and focus on the message that they were trying to convey. If children are encouraged to express their meaning and are acknowledged, they will be more inclined to attempt to write.
Provide a quiet place for your child to write with lots of writing materials. Leave notes and messages for each other and engage in writing games. Write together and have FUN!
Mrs Cogger recommends this program for any ex-student of St Emilie’s in years 9 and 10 with a passion for science.
The ConocoPhillips Science Experience is a fun 3 or 4 days of science activities for Year 9 and 10 students in 2017.
Each program is designed to provide students who have an interest in science with an opportunity to engage in a wide range of fascinating science activities under the guidance of scientists who love their work.
Here are a few images to show the types of science experiences offered on the program.
If you think you your teenager would be interested click on the link below to find out more about the program.
Here are the program dates and costs for WA.