The Grade 2 students and teachers are looking forward to sharing their Science learning with you tomorrow!
Dates: Tuesday 19th March
Times: 14:15pm- Parent Information Session in MEDIA CENTER (new venue)
14:30-15:25 Science Fair
Venue: Grade 2 classrooms and corridor
Please find a copy of the Parent Information Keynote here for you to review at your convenience.
Grade 2 students inquired into the theme How We Organize Ourselves by investigating observational drawing, color theory, and composition while being inspired by contemporary artists and experimenting with a variety of drawing and painting techniques.
The students learned about Georgia O’Keeffe and practiced observing the lines and shapes of a flower they were interested in. They drew their flowers large and practiced blending colors using analogous colors for their flower and a complementary color for the background.
Grade 2 artists also set up their own still life in the art room while learning about Anna Valdez’s still life paintings. They drew their objects with pencil and pen, adding a pattern background of their choice, using watercolor pencils to complete their compositions.
One art work from each child is now on display in the hallway near BS101. Each student from 2EK has their Anna Valdez inspired still life composition displayed in the hall. Their flower paintings will be sent home soon. Please stop by to celebrate their work!
March 29th is the Grade 1 to 5 sports day, we will begin preparing students for this during PE class over the next 3 weeks – some classes have already started.
The focus of this day is Healthy Competition.
Using the PSPE framework of Identity, Active Living, and Interactions we can explain the day like this –
§ Students will identify within their house group whilst competing in Active athletic events of entailing Running, jumping, and throwing, all the while Interacting and participating within the whole sports day.
One thing we would like to establish with all students is that whilst we can’t all be Usain Bolt we can all improve our speed by focusing on our technique. Attached to this blog post are some very broad tips for running faster – we will be exploring these more in class during the next few weeks.
Regards Kit Murray and Karen Zheng
Grade 2 students started a new unit this week by investigating a new mark making process called print making.
Our new unit is under the theme of How We Express Ourselves with the central idea being “imagination takes many forms.”
This week’s art class was all about experimenting with materials and finding out which textures make the most interesting marks.
Stay tuned to see how Grade 2 students continue to experiment with printmaking and how they will be using their imaginations to inspire their artwork!
Some Grade 11 students visited the Grade 2 classes today. The boys and girls in 2EK had lots of fun watching the students demonstrate refraction and reflection of light. It was an excellent learning experience and gave them a chance to visualize and make connections with what they have been learning throughout the current unit. Thanks to Mr Farrow and the Grade 11 students for organizing it.