We had an exciting two days of catching up this week and getting back into the routine of things. Thursday was filled with lots of story telling about holidays and fun adventures with family. Students reviewed recount writing, and used what they remembered to write a recount of their holiday. Students brainstormed ideas first in a web and then selected ideas to write about. They were given the choice to hand write their recount in their journal, type it in a Google Doc or use the voice tool in Google Docs to record their verbal recount. Ask your child about this tool or try it at home! Recounts will be completed next week.
We spent some time reflecting on the Learner Profile, and picking examples of when we demonstrated certain attributes. Throughout the year, students will be working on a Learner Profile journal, and they completed two pages in this during the week.
Deepavali is on Saturday and we explored some books and short movie about this holiday. We also worked together as a class to create our own Rangoli. Hagen and Nayoung drew the design based off a printed pattern. The rest of the class took turns to glue coloured rice onto the design. These were displayed in the hallway across the school on Friday.
During our morning meeting on Friday, we had a discussion about feelings, and not always feeling the same way as our friends. We looked at a slide show and had to move around the room to different areas, showing if we felt safe to do a particular activity, or if we felt we would be taking a risk, or if we felt it would be too dangerous for us to want to try. This brought up great discussions about why we felt comfortable or not so comfortable doing different things, and how this might be different from how our friends feel.
Students chose at least one piece of math to put in their portfolio, along with a reflection. They also chose either a piece about visualsing or questioning from Daily 5. We exchanged classroom books with the other Grade 2 classes, so we will have some new books to view this term.
Friday concluded with an assembly and free choice before completing our reflection journals. Olivia, Nora, Bea, Eniko and Sophia (G2.1) performed a song and back up dance at the assmebly. Video will be shared soon! Well done girls, and way to be risk takers!
Next week, we will be getting more involved with changes in matter and connecting this to how it affects us and the environment.
* 31 Monday - Picture Day! Please come dressed in uniforms on this day. We have PE on Monday so the PE uniform is fine.
* Home learning will begin again next week, and students will receive a new word list
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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