In Year 2 we have begun exploring the measurement of length and had a lot of fun participating in a measurement challenge on Friday!
Using just one piece of paper, scissors and glue we needed to try and create the longest paper chain possible in 10 minutes!
There was some great teamwork happening, as well as some very clever strategies!
When time was up we ordered our paper chains from shortest to longest. The winning team created a paper chain so long that it touched the floor!
We are looking forward to sharing even more of our learning with you at our Open Night on Wednesday 23rd March. The classroom will be open from 4:00 to 6:00pm.
We have had a great start to the year in 2G!
In mathematics we are learning all about place value and are enjoying playing a variety of different games to explore numbers!
We are learning to…
* Recognise, model, represent and order numbers to at least 1000
* Group, partition and rearrange collections up to 1000 in hundreds, tens and ones to facilitate more efficient counting
We have also discussed the Habit of Mind called Persisting.
We put this Habit of Mind into practise when working as a team to create the tallest tower possible, using plastic cups!
In order to be successful, we needed to…
* Work as a team
* Stay focused!
* Try out different ideas
* Stay positive and keep on trying!
We look forward to using this Habit of Mind and striving to do our very best throughout the year!
Year 2G have been having a great time learning about measurement this past fortnight with many different and challenging activities set up in the undercover area!
The measurement curriculum standards in Year 2 are to ‘compare and order several shapes and objects based on length, area, volume and capacity using appropriate uniform informal units’, as well as ‘compare masses of objects using balance scales’.
We have been learning to…
estimate and measure ‘how many fit’.
Measuring and comparing the length of our friends and body parts!
Using balance scales to compare the weight of objects. We often had a lot of teddies to count!
Discovering which containers have the biggest capacity.
We are looking forward to extending and consolidating our learning with further measurement activities back in the classroom!
As part of our inquiry into ‘Identity’, we are looking at ways to keep healthy and safe.
We have been learning about the five main food groups (vegetables, fruit, grains, dairy and protein) and are identifying foods that will help us to grow and learn!
We worked with a partner to create our own ‘Healthy Plate’ by drawing foods that belong to each category.
One of our purposeful practise tasks for this fortnight is to help our mums and dads plan a healthy lunchbox!
I wonder what yummy, creative and healthy ideas we might come up with?
Year 2G have a had a fantastic start to the year and we are already doing a great job working cooperatively together during our literacy and maths rotations.
Here are just some of the games and activities we have been enjoying and learning from so far…
We use letter tiles and magnet letters to practise our spelling sounds and sight words.
We will be focusing on a new letter each week for handwriting practise.
There will be lots of different games and activities to practise creating and writing sentences.
In Mathematics we have been revising numbers to 100 and are now looking at the value and order of numbers from 0 to 1000! We are loving challenging each other with a variety of number games!
Who can create the biggest number in Place Value War?!
It is a race to the finish line in First to 100!
We have started looking at number lines and working out where numbers would fit in comparison to each other.
We are really looking forward to welcoming some mums and dads into our classroom to help out during our Literacy Centre time.
The Parent Helper roster has been put up inside the classroom (by the wet area) and begins in Week 3.
An email will also be sent out on Friday with the days available.
Please feel free to email me with your preferred day/s and I can add your name for you!