In 2B we have had an exciting and positive start to Term 4.
This week we have been busy consolidating numeracy concepts, holding class debates and learning to think creatively.
Here we are in numeracy rotations counting notes, working out change in our shop and matching coin collections to prices.
In writing this term we will be learning to write a persuasive text. To prepare for this we have held some class debates this week. We had to decide if we were “for” or “against” each topic and create 3 arguments to support our point of view. We worked in groups of 3 to plan our debate and then presented to the class. The class then got to vote on each topic.
We decided that:
Summer is better than Winter, We shouldn’t have a school uniform, Dogs are better than cats and it is better to go away on the holidays. Our vote ended in a tie for the topic “We should ride a bike to school“. Here we are planning our debates and presenting them to the class.
In preparation for our Inquiry Unit focus of “Creativity” we have been practicing using the Habit of Mind “Creating, Imagining and Innovating.” We were set the challenge of building a house with 4 walls and a roof using just 1 PIECE OF A4 PAPER! We were not allowed to use scissors, glue or sticky tape – just our imaginations and paper. We worked in pairs to solve this problem and used lots of trial and error and perseverance. Below are some photos of us working together and some finished houses.