Here is the Purposeful Practice grid for the next fortnight.
All completed tasks and grids are due back on Friday the 3rd of March. Please don’t forget to check and sign your child’s spelling journal each night to show they have done their nightly L,S,C,W,C.
Candice Agustsson and Lauren White
Here is the year Two Parent Handbook for 2017.
Thank you to those parents who were able to attend last Night. It was great seeing you!
After waiting almost 14 weeks, the Year 2’s were finally able to harvest their potatoes! Friday of Week 3
Much excitement was had in the Vege Patch as we dug through the soil and found our little purple pieces of treasure!
There were squeals of delight as each new potato was discovered and potato sizes were compared.
After the potatoes were picked everyone was eager to taste them!
On Wednesday of Week 4 the Year 2’s prepared the potatoes – they were washed, wrapped in foil and baked in the oven.
Toppings such as bacon, cheese, sour cream, capsicum, tomato and even sausage were added, and then it was time to taste!
It was an unanimous “MMMMMMM” as we ate our school-grown, perfect potatoes!
We had so much fun learning about the important process of growing, preparing and eating our own food.
We now know there is so much involved in getting our food from ‘paddock to plate’ and we look forward to sharing this knowledge with our friends and family.
We would like to say BIG THANK YOU to Mr & Mrs Cogger for all their help!
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!
Unfortunately Year 2 Gold Three Way Interviews for Wednesday 24 August with Mrs White have had to be cancelled due to a family funeral to be held in the east.
The Three Way Interviews for 2 Gold have now been rescheduled for Thursday 25 August.
Please note that you will need to rebook using the booking code–3q7q8 at : www.schoolinterviews.com.au
We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding, it is of course really appreciated.
This term we are exploring the concept of ‘NECESSITY’ and are learning all about where certain resources come from and what is involved in getting them processed.
One of the resources we are learning about is… POTATOES!
At the start of this term we planted our own potatoes in the school vegetable garden. Mr Cogger taught us how to plant the potato seeds and we are now waiting patiently for the stems of our potato plants to start poking out of the ground.
We needed to cover the potato seeds with soil like a nice warm blanket!
We also got to meet a REAL potato farmer! Farmer Carlo visited our classroom all the way from Manjimup and had lots of knowledge and experience to share with us!
We learnt all about how potatoes are planted and harvested, as well as where the potatoes that are grown on the farm end up.
Did you know that it is better to buy potatoes with the dirt sill on? The dirt acts like a sunscreen and stops the potatoes from going green.
There are so many different potato varieties… pink skin, purple skin and even ones shaped like a banana!
We were even lucky enough to take some of these delicious potatoes home!
Thanks Karri Country Gourmet Potatoes! We can’t wait to cook something delicious with our potatoes at home!
Stay posted for some updates on our very own potato crop!
Please find attached the Year 2 PP Grid for Weeks 4&5.
Please note this grid is due back at school on Friday 19th August.
A copy of the PP Grid was sent home yesterday with your child.
In your child’s note folder you will also find 3 other important notes as listed below…
1. Purple Note – REMINDER ABOUT ASSEMBLY COSTUMES
2. Yellow Note – YEAR 2 EXCURSION
3. Pink Note – YEAR 2 EXCURSION PARENT HELPERS