It was a busy week finishing up projects and bringing Grade 2 to a close. Students had researched ecosystems with a group and practiced presenting last week. This week, each group presented their information to the class. They were very confident and knowledgeable speakers. At the end of each presentation, students gave compliments and suggestions for things they could try next time. To wrap up the school year and our unit six, students chose their own way to present what they had learned during this unit. There were some students who made paper books. Others created slide shows on the computer. Other students drew and labeled pictures or used the iPads to create stop motion videos. There was wonderful thinking happening all week and it was a great way to see students expressing themselves and their ideas confidently and in a way that was best for each individual.
Wednesday afternoon was fun as all Grade 2 classes gathered in the MPR after lunch to celebrate our wonderful year together. Students played a group game where they needed to roll the dice in order to collect all parts for a beetle. It was an exciting and fun game! After a few rounds, students were free to snack on the food parents brought (thank you!) and then played games students brought from home. It was a fun and relaxing afternoon and a great way to celebrate the year together. Thanks to all the parents who were able to attend!
On the last day of school, we enjoyed a morning assembly, with performances by the Ukulele club (well done, James!), the choice and dancers. After wishing students a happy summer birthday, we sang the school song to our classmates who were leaving. To finish the assembly, we surprised Mr. Pinchbeck with a flash mob dance the students had been practicing in music class.
Back in the classroom, we finished the day with a few rounds of math Bingo and a dance using GoNoodle. It has been a fantastic year working with these kind, thoughtful, confident young thinkers. I wish everyone all the best in Grade 3 and look forward to seeing their smiling faces back in August. To Alik and James, you will be missed! Keep in touch and please come and visit.
Have a fantastic, fun and relaxing summer!
Our last full week has been busy. Students had their last swim lessons on Monday, last Library class on Thursday and last Art lesson on Thursday. In math, we spent time consolidating our understanding of multiplication and division. Students played different math games after exploring the connection between the two concepts.
In literacy, students have been finishing up writing about ecosystems and many have continued with free writing, making books, posters, presentations and cards.
We continued to explore imbalance in ecosystem and read the book, What if there were no bees? To finish the week, students worked with their research groups to practice organising their presentation. They will present about their ecosystems next week.
We also had fun signing each others' year books and brought these home Friday afternoon.
Swim Gala is Monday, 6 June. Please let the school know if your child will not be picked up at the pool, as it is a half day. See Mr. Pinchbeck's blog for more information.
Next Tuesday is our last Music lesson and Wednesday will be the last Mandarin class.
There are no more Words Their Way lists going home and we will be collecting all home readers next Monday. There will also not be any more home learning for the remainder of the school year.
Wednesday at 1pm, all Grade 2 classes will celebrate their year together in the MPR. Students will participate in some organised large group games, as well as small group board games. Students may also bring additional board games to play (if it's okay with Mum and Dad). If you would like to bring a healthy snacks for students to share, please click the link for a sign-up sheet. Parents are more than welcome to join in this fun afternoon!
Have a great weekend,
We are 7 and 8 year old students who live in Singapore. Our teacher, Ms. Luttrell, will be helping us write blog posts throughout the year!
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