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

Welcome to Term 4!

cooltext1744178654Welcome back to our last term for the year! I hope you are all excited to be back and are looking forward to a great term! There will be lots of exciting things happening.

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In week 2 we will be going on an excursion to Bundoora Park and visiting the heritage village of Cooper’s Settlement. We will learn lots about what it was like to live a long time ago.

In reading we will be working on heaps of new CAFE strategies, and as always, seeing how many new words we can learn to expand our vocabulary!

In writing we will be working on how to change someone’s mind using persuasive texts. This will be lots of fun! We will also learn about procedures – telling someone ‘how to’ do something.

In maths sharing and division are up first! Then we will keep on getting super fast at our mental maths and so much more!

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Our CBL big idea is CHANGE! I won’t give away any more than that but you can start thinking about it to get ready…

Later on in the term is the Grade 2 SLEEPOVER! I’m sure you have all been hanging out for this for year’s one. It is always heaps of fun.

 

What are you looking forward to this term?
What are your goals for the rest of the year?

Fantastic Narratives

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By Hannah, Willow, Noah and Harleen

The narratives poster is about beginning, middle and ending, or orientation, problem and solution.

The narratives poster is about beginning, middle and ending, or orientation, problem and solution.

In 2B we have been learning how to write narratives.

Beginning / Orientation

We put the setting and characters in (which is who and where). We can include some sentences about what has happened. We should use exciting words, like disappointed, commotion, incredible and awesome. We have to include a bold beginning (hook the reader) by putting interesting words, describe using adjectives, verbs and nouns, describe characters and settings and using onomatopoeia.

You can roll a dice on any setting and you can choose it. If you're stuck you can roll again.

You can roll a dice on any setting and you can choose it. If you’re stuck you can roll again.

You can use one of the dice and it can give you ideas for your character.

You can use one of the dice and it can give you ideas for your character.

Problem / Middle

The problem is what goes wrong in the story. We have to make sure it has nice and juicy information. We have to include three or more events. We use our five senses which are

  • feel – I can feel the hot breath on my face.
  • hear – I can hear a bush swinging in the wind. 
  • taste – I can taste the chocolate and strawberry melting in mouth.
  • smell – I can smell the salty ocean.
  • see – I can see a scary, gooey, green, terrifying monster behind my house.
The adjectives poster it helps you with describing words.

The adjectives poster can help you with describing words.

End / Solution

The solution is when they solve the problem. The character that is in danger should save themselves, not another person.

oo like a monkey: Spelling investigation

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”. 

IWBAT: 

  • Find words with the “oo” sound
  • Sort words into different spellings
  • Use this knowledge to read and write

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