Week 9 News and Update

Wow, it has been a full week of learning in the Year 2-3 Class. This is what we have been up to.

The students conducted their assembly on curiosity and it went excellently. Well done to all the year 2-3 students for putting on an impressive display of what it means to be curious. Their performance of the “Greek God Rap” was superb as well.

Presenting Our Assembly on Curiosity

In class this week we did a lot of work. We continued learning about dictionaries and word meanings in English and learned ai /ay/ei word sounds in phonics. In grammar we had fun learning about compound words.

Alphabetizing

In Math we continued with our Geometry unit, focusing on position and direction. We discovered that right angles can be viewed as 1/4, 2/4 3/4 turns, understanding clockwise and anticlockwise. We then progressed on to giving directions using the correct terminology of North, South, East and West and looking at grid reference points on a map. The students had fun playing pirates looking for treasure.

Giving Directions
Looking for pirate Treasure on a Map
Using a Map

IPC was the most exciting this week as the students each adopted a flowering plant to take care of. They gave their plants a name and will water and nurture their plants in the coming weeks.

Adopting our plants
Taking Care of our Plants
Ryan being a Horticulturalist

We also stimulated our curiosity and had fun using the Augmented Reality software to research facts about a country of our choosing.

Using AR for Learning
Being Curious with Technology and Learning

The students worked in pairs and compiled the information they researched into creating Google slide Presentations.

Working Together to Make a Slide Projects
Pair Project Work

We also used an Atlas to learn about the Continents and Oceans. We learned a song to help us remember the names of the 5 Oceans. Ask your child to sing it to you.

Learning about Our World’s Continents and Oceans
Learning the Oceans and Continents
Labeling the Continents and Oceans

A full week of curiosity, exploration and discovery in the year 2-3 class. That is all for this week. Have a wonderful weekend.

Mr. Kearney