Term 2 Week 6 & 7 Update

First of all, let me apologise for falling behind in our weekly updates. Time flew by and got the better of me. Here is some highlights of what we’ve done the past couple weeks.

Of course February 17th was the 100th Day of School. We had a lot of great 100-themed activities all day. We dressed as if it was the year 2121. We made crowns counting by 10s to 100 as well as delicious Froot Loop necklaces. Our Literacy that day was writing about what it would be like to be 100 Years Old. The students had a wonderful time.

In Phonics in Week 6 we finished off our Magic E Long Vowels with Long U and in Week 7 we began Vowel Digraphs looking at Long E written as EE and EA. We learned the mnemonic “When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking” to remind us that we say the long vowel sound of the first vowel in the digraph.
In Literacy we’ve been looking at alphabetical order and non-fiction books.

In Maths both weeks we’ve been working on our data handling unit. We looked at tally charts, pictographs, and began working with bar graphs. We even did a survey of the school to see which pizza topping they liked the best.

In IPC we’re still working on our Live and Let Live unit. We learned about the lifecycle of a butterfly. We went for a walk by the reservoir to see if we could spot anywhere that animals might life. We took some photos and made a map of the area we walked. We also began trying to sprout some beans and seeds.

And let’s not forget our trip to the Hyundai Arts Centre to see the Anthony Browne exhibit in Week 6!

Well, I think that covers it! Thanks for your patience while I got this update written. We’re into the homeward stretch of Term 2. Don’t forget to sign up for the Talent Show by Friday via the form Mr. Green sent to your child’s email if you want to participate.