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.
It’s nearly that time of the year! Well done to everyone who has worked really hard and learnt a lot of cool and amazing things! Year 2 has been an amazing year with so many amazing experiences!
Reflect on your favourite thing about year 2 and WHY!
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).
Today we have been learning how to make green jelly using a procedure.
Yilkan, Sam, Daniela and Harleen made an orange flavour jelly using a recipe.
Isabel, Kate, Tanush, Willow, Zara, Rian, Addison and Noah were stirring the frozen berry yoghurt.
We were squeezing the lemons to get the juice into the jog.
We put the yoghurt into the cups.
The lemonade tasted so yummy!
We wrote our own procedure for the other people to read.
These are the recipes we used:
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
- 2 plastic cups
- 1 piece of string, about 2 metres
- 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!).
- 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.
- 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!
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
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!
Willow with her Spanish teacher Señorita Garcia
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
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
By Daniela, Mason, Sam and Noah.
Turn off the plugs
There 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.
Here’s us with Miss Molinari. She’s hiding up the back.
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: