Urban Camp

On Friday night all the grade 2s gathered at Urban Camp for the grade 2 sleepover. There were games inside and a night walk. They had supper and a movie in their PJs.

We kept them up late in the hope that they would then go straight to sleep. Our plan didn’t really work but I think there was some sleep between 11pm at 5am.

Then it was breakfast in the morning.

Bedtime story night

An absolute highlight of grade 1s at BSWPS is Bedtime Story Night. Getting to come to school when it is dark, dressed in your pjs and listen to stories and have milo and fruit is just so exciting. It is also great to see the teachers in their pjs!

Here are the lovely grade 1s from Anya’s class.

Cooking with our spinach

Today we used the wonderful spinach that has been growing in our garden to make Cheese and Spinach Twists. It is such a simple recipe and so good to eat.

What you need:

spinach, cheese, puff pastry

  1. Cut the puff pastry into strips.
  2. Add the spinach and cheese to each strip and fold over and twist
  3. Put in the oven for about 15 minutes.

Thanks so much to the parent helpers Anna, Lucinda and Cathy!

Book week!

We love books! We love reading, we love being read to, we love sharing books, laughing at books and crying at books.

We had some wonderful charaters in our classroom on Monday. Here are just a few…

A week of wonderful inquiry

We spent all week exploring different ways force impacts on a range of materials in a range of settings. We explored how water is used to push things along, how wind is used to slow the pull of gravity, how friction affects the rate in which a car can go down a ramp and the force that is contained in magnets that pull things to them and repel things.

MAKING A WATER WHEEL

MAKING OUR PARACHUTES

FUN WITH MAGNETS

Teacher for a lesson

Last week the grade 2s taught the rest of the class for a lesson. They taught some interesting lessons that came from things they were interested in. We learned how to play golf, we did a science experiment, worked on scratch, did some songs and rhymes and thought about what was going on inside a character’s head.

The grade 2s were extremely confident and it was a really fun week. Well done!

THE SCIENCE EXPERIMENT

PLAYING GOLF

SONGS AND RHYMES

LISTENING TO A STORY

LEARNING SCRATCH

100th day of school

Yes, we have made it half way through the year!

It has been great counting up to day 100. Each day we talk about what the number will look like, whether it is odd or even and what it looks like in unifix blocks.

Day 100 was quite a celebration. We did some activities with our buddies, made 100 with various items from the classroom and used the supermarket catalogue to decide what we would buy with $100.

We also went outside and did 10 x 10 exercises and worked with a partner to see how many times we could throw and catch a ball in 100 seconds.

Making something out of 100 kapla blocks.

Making a paper chain with 100 links.

Ten groups of ten things.

Favourite soft toy show and tell

It was wonderful to see all the cuddly creatures that came into school today!

There were bears and dogs and cats and penguins and pandas and many more creatures.

They stayed with us all day in the classroom. I think a few of us felt like curling up for a little nap!

Many had been owned by students since they were babies. Some were brand new and purchased on a recent holiday.

It was a great day.

Labels

Does the label “GIRL” really say anything about who you are as a person?

Does the label “BOY” tell anyone who you really are?

We thought we could create better labels of ourselves that were more accurate.

Shhhhhh

First week back in term 3 and we have been investigating words that have the ‘sh’ sound in them.

We have been finding the words in the books we have been reading and collecting words that use ‘sh’ at the start, middle and end of words.

I shared the tongue twister, “She sells sea shells by the sea shore.” Then the grade 1 and 2 students came up with their own tongue twisters using ‘sh’ words.

Here are some:

She sells see bells at the shore. – Eleanor

Ship hits shrimps now ship scrambling down the shore. – Tristan and Sam

Sizzling sausages slip into a shiny shack sitting on a shark. – Jai and Carlo

Stupendous Sam shakes sheds. – Davis and Henry

Shoes shot shrews in shoes. – Davis and Henry

She sells shopkins at the shopkins stall. – Nam-Son and Lakshmi

Shrowded shrines shake stupid sheep and silly ships with shells and shacks on them. – Finn and Maeve

Stupid shacks slip on shoes and sharks with slippy shops nearby. – Finn and Maeve

 

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