This term in grade 2 we have been learning about Systems in CBL and answering the question “How does the earth work?”. We have investigated the following questions:
-What is a system?
-How do systems work?
-How does the earth support life?
-How do the changes in a system affect us?
-What would happen if a system stopped working?
We worked on a solution to the challenge
“Improve the way a community uses natural resources”.
We decided to write a song to tell people about how they could use Earth’s natural resources better.
We brainstormed, wrote, recorded and sung the song ourselves. We hope you enjoy it!
Listen to it and let us know what you think by commenting below.
You can listen to it here:
Check out our iBook so you can read our Fantastic Poems! It is called Fantastic Poems by 2B.
You should read it so you can be amazed at what we have been doing. We have been learning about similes, onomatopoeia, alliteration, adjectives, verbs and nouns.
We learnt about different types of poems, like free verse, simile poems, pair poems, cinquain poems and list poems.
You can download it for free from the iTunes store by typing in ‘Fantastic Poems 2B’ or you can click this link https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/fantastic-poems/id887001987?mt=11
Each week in 2B we conduct a spelling investigation to understand the sounds made by different combinations of letters.
This week we are looking at the sound “oo” – like the sound a monkey would make.
We will read the book “Would you rather…” by John Burningham to find some sounds.
WALT: find the letters that make the sound “oo”.
- Find words with the “oo” sound
- Sort words into different spellings
- Use this knowledge to read and write
This term in Challenge-Based Learning, we have been learning all about the big idea of ‘Systems’. We have mainly looked at these systems:
- The solar system
- The water cycle
- The plant growth system
Have a look at what we have learnt as we answer our guiding questions using Padlet.
From now on there will be a weekly update on the blog explaining what we will be learning throughout the week. You can use this to have a chat with your child about what they have been up to all day at school and you could have them show you some of it!
You can find it by clicking the “weekly update” tab on the blue menu at the top of the page.
Feel free to ask any questions about what we are learning by commenting on the blog or just feel free to come and visit the classroom!
Today at assembly our grade performed our rap about 3D shapes with 2C. Well done to Kate and Yilkan who did a great job of public speaking and talking about their 3D shapes. We made a little mistake at the end but it sounded great anyway and we had fun!
3D Shapes Assembly Performance by 2B from Emily Fintelman on Vimeo.