Sleepover!

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We had a sleepover at school last Thursday. All the grade 2s slept at school.

First we got dressed. After that we went outside to play and eat fruit. Then we did these activities: dodgeball, yoga, dancing, origami and sport activities.

Fourth, we ate dinner. We had fish and chips with a dim sim and potato cake. Fifth we had an icy pole and then played on the playground.

Sixth, we had a lolly hunt. When we were in our conga line for the lolly hunt, Mrs Fraser got some people to shake cream in a jar with a marble to make butter for our toast in the morning.

We got out our sleeping bags then brushed our teeth and put our PJs on. Then we watched two movies, had a break for milo and popcorn, and went to sleep.

The next morning we had toast and we used the butter we made, and we also had cereal. Then we watched Gnomeo and Juliet and then went outside to wait for the bell to ring.

The best thing about the sleepover was that we got to stay up later than we normally would.

Blog post written by Kate and Willow.

How To Make Lemonade, Frozen Yoghurt and Jelly

In writing, we have been learning to make lemonade, frozen yoghurt and jelly using a procedure. These types of procedures are called recipes.

Some of us have to eat our food tomorrow because it takes a long time to be ready (it needs to turn into a solid before we eat it), but some of us get to have it today.

We learnt that sometimes they don’t number the steps. Instead they put it all into one paragraph. We thought this is harder than when they use dot points.

The procedures helped us to know how to make foods and drinks. It was  easier than we thought to do it ourselves (except for the kettle part because the water is too hot, so you need an adult to help you).

These are the recipes we used:

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Hairy Harry

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Aim:: To make a plant called hairy harry.

Materials:

  • googley eyes.
  • 1 stocking leg.
  • 1 plastic cup.
  • 1 small handful of grass seeds.
  • 1 full cup of soil.
  • Glue stick.
  • Water

Steps:

  1. Open the stocking and push it in the cup and stretch the stocking over the cup.
  2. Take a palm full of seeds and tip the seeds in to the cup.
  3. Tip the soil into the cup.
  4. Tie a knot on the top of the stocking.
  5. Squish the stocking.
  6. Turn the stocking so you can not see it.
  7. Get 2 googley eyes and stick them down on the cup or on the stocking.
  8. Spray the hairy harry.
  9. Put your hairy harry in the sun.

Written by Isabel and Willow

Cup Phones

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We learnt that when we get two cups and a really long piece of string and we put one of the cups on our ears and a second cup on our mouths, and one person listens and one person talks through it we could hear the person’s voice. In the olden days, this is how they made their phones.

What we discovered:

  • Foam cups didn’t work. Plastic cups worked better. 
  • The string vibrates when you talk. 
  • It only worked the string was taut. 


How to Make a Cup Phone 

Materials:

  • 2 plastic cups
  • 1 piece of string, about 2 metres
  • Pen
  • Pin

Steps:

  1. Make a hole at the bottom of the cups by poking with a pin and then a pen. If it doesn’t work you can use scissors (carefully!).
  2. Put the string through the hole and tie a knot or double knot so the knot is inside the cup. Put the other end of the string through the other cup and tie a knot so the knot is inside the cup.
  3. Hold your cups so that the string is taut (pull the string tight). One person puts the cup to their mouth and the other person puts it up to their ear. One person talks and one person listens.

We hope you enjoy playing with your new phone!

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Olden Day Changes

We have been learning about how things change. 2B has been making interactive images (using Thinglink) about changes from the olden days. We went to Cooper’s Settlement and that’s where we found out all about the olden days… 100 years ago. We learnt lots about history and now we are learning to think more deeply about change. Click or tap on the red dot to read, or watch a video or see a picture.


Classroom – Kate, Jacinta, Addison

Gramophone – Nathan, Sebastian, Avraj

School – Hasrat, Harleen, Olivia

Classroom – Yilkan, Zara

Kitchen – Hannah, Daniela, Isabel

Printing Press – Josh, Rian

School – Willow, Mason, Cooper

Boys and girls – David and Tanush

Competition Winner Willow!

A big congratulations goes to Willow who came third place in the Victorian Spanish Writing Competition.

Willow chose to write about a Spanish Fiesta and came third out of 400 students in the prep to grade 2 category, which is an amazing achievement!

¡Felicidades Willow!

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Willow with her Spanish teacher Señorita Garcia

 

STOP WASTING ELECTRICITY

STOP WASTING ELECTRICITY!

We want you to use electricity in important times.

1. When you use electricity you waste allot of electricity. You are wasting people’s work to get the electricity for us.

Turn off the television

Turn off the television

2. When you go somewhere at night time you would not be able to see.

3.  You will get a very dark black out.

You can save electricity by turning off light switches, turn off your radio when you’re finished with it. If you have toys that can speak, turn them off. Turn off the remotes for toys when you’re done with them. Turn off the computer when you’re finished. Turn off the heater because your blanket will keep you warm. Instead of reading of your computer read from your book. Turn off your printer. Turn off your fan.

 

Turn off the fans

Turn off the fans

By Daniela, Mason, Sam and Noah.

Turn off the plugs

Turn off the plugs

Miss Molinari

cooltext1707321930There was a new teacher that was in university. Her name was Miss Molinari. She was learning how to be a good teacher. She could only stay for 3 weeks because she had to go back to university. She taught us some lessons. 

She mostly taught us reading and maths. On the 3rd week it was Friday and we felt sad so we gave her a gift so she could remember all of us in 2B.

She was nice and kind. We had fun with her.  We  almost cried on Friday when she left. She was happy to teach 2B.

She taught us amazing things.  We didn’t want her to leave.

She had fun in 2B. She was an amazing university teacher!

 

By Daniela, Avraj and Yilkan.

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Here’s us with Miss Molinari. She’s hiding up the back.

How to Take a Great Photo

 

Last week Avraj, David, Zara and Kate were part of a Google Hangout with photography expert, Daniel Hedrick, from the USA.

They learnt some great photography tips, especially for taking photos using iPads. They became our photography experts and taught the rest of the grade how to take great photos.

Here are some of the photos we took using the new skills we learnt:

Here is our iPad tips poster, with some of the things we learnt from our experts:

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