Week 8 – Back to School and Welcome Seoa

It is great to be back after the Autumn break and wonderful to welcome Seoa Kim to the Year 2-3 class! She is settling in nicely.

Welcome to Year 2-3 Seoa!

In Class this week we have been busy. In English, the students “Wrapped-up” their Mythology unit by learning their Greek God Rap for our assembly next week. We also started our new unit on dictionaries by practicing putting words into alphabetical order and looking up words in a dictionary. We had a fun scavenger hunt activity around the school looking for the meanings of words.

Hunting for words
Looking for Clues
Scavenger Hunt

In Maths we also started a new unit, Geometry, first revising the properties of 2D shapes in terms of sides and vertices. We learned about regular and irregular polygons and then progressed on to learning about the different angles in shapes – acute, obtuse, and right angles. We ended the week by learning how to measure angles with a protractor. Very advanced work which the year 2-3’s excelled in.

2D Shape review
Finding Right Angles
Finding Angles All Around Us
Right Angles are Everywhere
Measuring Angles

In IPC we continued our unit on “Our World”, this week focusing on habitats. We took advantage of the HFS surroundings and took note of the different habitats that are in our immediate locale. The students compared 2 different habitats understanding that living things need food and water, shelter, and a safe place to raise their young in order for a habitat to be ideal. We also understood that different animals are suited to their different habitats and vice versa. We read the book “After the Storm” by Nick Butterworth and designed effective habitats for the animals that needed them after the storm destroyed their tree habitat.

Understanding Habitats
Group Work
Making a Slide Show

In ICT the students worked on creating a Google Slideshow for their assembly next week and learned how to add animations to their slides.

We also practiced our assembly and the students are excited about conducting their first assembly for the school next week.

It has been a full week of learning and fun. Have a wonderful weekend

Mr. Kearney