What is Happening In Grade 2?

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Posted by husseinsuzannem | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 9, 2020

Hi everyone!

We hope you have had a wonderful start to your week- Week 6 Term 4 already??? WOW, this year is absolutely flying!!!

Please see below for an update on what our very clever Grade 2 students have been up to lately- we hope they are having as much fun as we are!!!

During the past few weeks we have been doing science experiments in our fabulous new STEAM room (down at the hall). Students have been able to experience chemical science for themselves, making predictions, mixing liquids and powders together and then thinking about what they observed. The Grade 2’s (and teachers!) have been having a great time and finding out some very interesting things…

Last week was Celebrations week, including Italian Day. The students had a ball dressing up, eating gelati and taking part in some Italian based activities.

We can’t wait to see what other fun this Term will bring!

The Grade 2 Team

Book Day In Grade 2!

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Posted by husseinsuzannem | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 22, 2020

Dear Families,

Today we celebrated Book Day 2020. There were costumes and smiles as far as the eye could see! We were super impressed with all of the fabulous costumes our Grade 2’s excitedly wore to school today. The highlight was definitely all of their positive attitudes and enthusiasm towards the day and we are so proud of them for this.

Our students have had a lovely day, taking part in many fun and social activities based around Book Week, allowing their creativity to shine!

Please see below for some pics of our fun day, we hope you enjoy them. A big thank you to families for taking part in this, we know how busy you all are and we appreciate the effort you went to to make this a fun day for our students.

Have a wonderful long weekend,

The Grade 2 Team

A Few Happenings In Grade 2…

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Posted by husseinsuzannem | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 21, 2020

What a wonderful time we are having being back in the classroom! Yes, many of us are a little tired, and yes, some of us are missing home a little more than normal- BUT we are also having lots of great experiences and fun being back at school!

Last week saw us enjoying Footy Day, where we were lucky enough to have some of our amazing Grade 5-6 students running outdoor activities and rotations for us. It was a fun day, with only one down side (not enough Collingwood supporters on the day!!!) haha…

 Today, we took part in a Webex meeting with a lovely young lady named Libby. Libby is the selfless, passionate and dedicated volunteer who runs Libby’s Koala And Wildlife Crusade. At only 11 years of age Libby began her crusade to help and protect koalas and other native animals. She is now 15 and her efforts have grown substantially throughout the years, with her fundraising staggering amounts of money for animal protection and spending her own time educating others, such as our Grade 2 classes today. The students were extremely keen to ask questions and find out more about Libby and the animals she works so hard to look after. Our Grade 2’s came away from the talk with a range of new understandings and enthusiasm in helping our native wildlife.

During the talk, we found out several things that we can do to help our native animals-

*Leave water out for them in our yard- such as an ice cream container with rocks in the bottom to prevent it tipping over

*Always walk your dog on a lead to prevent it chasing/injuring other animals

*Always cut up plastic rings (such as those found on vegemite jars/orange juice containers) as these can end up around the necks/limbs of animals who are unable to remove them

*Choose a favourite animal and research to find out what you can do to help its survival

*Remember and act based on Libby’s motto- No voice is too little, no hands are too small, to help save our wildlife…

We extend a HUGE thank you to Libby for taking the time out from her busy school schedule to talk with us, we think she is amazing!

If you or your family would like to become involved in helping or follow Libby’s efforts in helping wildlife, you can like her Facebook page- Libby’s Koala and Wildlife Crusade, or check out her website-  http://www.libbyskoala.org.au

We are all excited for Book Day tomorrow and have some fun activities in store for the day. Please remember, students can choose whether to dress up or not, be kind to yourselves (we know everyone is crazy busy at the moment), and please do not feel the need to go above and beyond, simple is great!

Thanks everyone, enjoy the rest of your week,

The Grade 2 Team

 

 

Grade 2 Trivia Day!

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Posted by husseinsuzannem | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 13, 2020

Dear families,

A big happy WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL and CONGRATULATIONS to a sensational start to Term 4!

Our first day of Term saw the Grade 2’s taking part in a Trivia afternoon, filled with interesting science questions, fun games, teamwork and loads of laughs.

Our Trivia afternoon was a huge success, with students being excited to be the first to use our brand new hall and learning lots of new scientific facts along the way.

A BIG thank you to our wonderful grade 2 students were were beautifully behaved, worked together collaboratively and made the afternoon very successful and fun!!! We are super proud of each and every student for the way they have settled back into the classroom so smoothly (and quickly!) as well as the way we are showing such joy and enthusiasm being back with our classmates and friends. We can’t wait to see all of the amazing things this Term is going to bring!!!

Please see our photos below- you might recognise a few smiley faces in there!

The Grade 2 Team

Grade 2 Term 3 Week 2 Additional Learning Tasks

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Posted by jeellis | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on July 24, 2020

Welcome to Week 2 Grade 2s!

What a fantastic week we had in Remote and Flexible Learning 2.0 last week!  It’s been fantastic seeing all of your hard work week. You should be so proud of all of the amazing work you’ve done! Below are some optional learning tasks for this week.  Please remember that these are optional and are provided for those students and families who are looking for some extra work to do. Have a GREAT week Grade 2s!

  • Make sunspot cookies! Did you know that the sun has spots? Go to this website: https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/sunspot-cookies/en/  to learn more about sunspots. Then, with an adult at home, make sunspot cookies together.  You’ll find all the information you’ll need to make delicious and interesting sunspot cookies together on NASA’s website!

 

  • Make a comet on a stick!  There are lots and lots of objects moving around our galaxy.  One type of object is the comet.  Go to https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/comet-stick/en/ and read all about comets.  Once you’ve read about comets and learnt more, follow the instructions to make your own comet! 

 

  • Who Am I? Read the following riddle and try to work out what kind of animal I am.  Once you work it out, use your researching skills to find out 10 facts about this animal.  Then, write down your discoveries and draw a picture of your animal.

I can fly.

I have six legs.

I am yellow and black.

I make honey.

Who Am I? 

 

  • Fold paper planes and see how far they will fly! Try different methods of folding your planes and test them.  What worked really well?  What didn’t work as well?  Try having a competition with your family to see you can create a plane that flies the most distance!

 

  • Can you solve this maths worded problem?

There were 46 balls in the playground.  20 were soccer balls and 15 were basketballs.  The rest were tennis balls. How many tennis balls are there?

Remote and Flexible Learning Term 3: Week 1

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Posted by lbarrett | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on July 17, 2020

Grade 2 Additional Learning Tasks

Hello Grade 2 families!

We are back here updating you weekly with some extra activities to do at home. We’re looking forward to sharing lots of learning, lots of fun times together and having lots of catch ups as well! AAAARRRRGGGGGGGHHHHH!

This week we have 5 tasks for you to explore. Have a read through, pick one or more that peaks your interest or maybe even challenges you. Once you’ve completed them, share them with your family and friends. These tasks are once again ‘optional’.

  • Find a deck of cards and try and build a house or castle! Be very careful. You need steady hands. Ask an adult to help you first, then try it by yourself!
  • Write kind notes to your neighbours and drop them in their letterbox. You could tell them who you are, what you like about them or let them know they can ask you for help if they need it.
  • Take everyones’ height measurement on a door frame. Ask an adult to help you draw up a giant ruler or help measure each height. Write the date or age next to each measurement and add to it each year!
  • Make homemade pizzas for dinner. Write a list of all the ingredients you’ll need and ask an adult to shop for you and help you in the kitchen. This can be a fun activity the whole family can do!
  • Go for a walk with your family. Try and go on a different route. While walking, look around at the houses. Try and imagine who might live there. What do they do? Is it a family or an elderly couple?

Remember to find time to have fun, relax and exercise, as these are all important daily activities for you and your family to do.

Thank you!

Grade 2 Teachers 

News Reports!

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Posted by husseinsuzannem | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on June 22, 2020

During the past few weeks, our wonderful (and very clever!) Grade 2 students have been developing their very own news reports. They have been investigating and reporting on the appearance of a GIANT egg that mysteriously arrived at Greenhills Primary School!

Each news report included three different roles- a reporter, an expert of some type and an eyewitness to the arrival of the egg.

Students worked in teams, developing and rehearsing their scripts and then on Friday we filmed our ‘egg-cellent’ final shoot. A shout out to all students for their resilience during this task, we understand not everyone is confident in front of a camera- you ALL did such a FABULOUS job!!!

We would like to send out a HUGE thank you to our amazing Grade 5-6 students who took on the challenge of working with our Grade 2’s, to film, edit and upload our end product- we can’t wait to see them! The news reports will be sent home to families soon on Seesaw, so keep an eye out for these, we are sure you will be VERY proud of what your children have achieved!

The Grade 2 Team

EGGcellent Week!

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Posted by Mr Ryan blog | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on June 12, 2020

This week, we had a GIANT EGG suddenly appear at Greenhills Primary School. Some strange things have been happening and each day, we have found the egg at a new spot.

Channel 9 have come to investigate, so here is the link if you would like to see the news report.

The students next week will be making their very own news reports and getting the chance to be in front of the camera. We can not wait to see what they can do!

STEM fun in Grade 2!

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Posted by husseinsuzannem | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on June 7, 2020

Dear Families,

What a fabulous start we have had heading back into the classroom! We are SO proud of our Grade 2’s and the resilience they have shown during such a unique experience…

Coming back to the classroom has allowed us to do some teamwork activities, using our imagination and hands-on materials. The students have loved being creative and having new experiences!

The past two weeks saw us creating STEM activities (science, technology, engineering, maths) based on picture story books.

The pictures below show some of our STEM results based on a book called Commotion in the Ocean, where students created an underwater scene (for example a diorama) to show what they know about the ocean or created some type of ocean machine (for example a water-pollution cleaning machine). As you can see, there were smiles and loads of fun all around and the end products were fantastic!

Looking forward to many more fun activities ahead!

The Grade 2 Team ☺️

Settling Back into On-Site Learning

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Posted by traceywatts | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on June 1, 2020

Dear Grade 2 Families,

WOW! What an amazing job all the children are doing settling back into on-site learning. It was wonderful seeing all those smiling faces burst into the classrooms with stories about what they have been doing while isolated at home. Since being back at school, the children have become so good at air high fives and hugs, sanatising their hands when entering different rooms, and using their own stationary just to mention a few adjustment they have had to make. We have had a very productive first week back reacquainting ourselves with the classroom and the children seem to have picked up where they left off. A big thank you to all the parents for the amazing job you did keeping the children’s learning progressing at home. Here are some photos of the children back in their classrooms.

 

Attention Global2 users: Department-funding for Global2 is being discontinued.

The Department of Education and Training will not be funding the use of Global2 past the end of the current contract on 31st of December 2020.

Please refer to FUSE for further details on the discontinuation of funding and transition options available for schools.

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