Celebration of Learning – 15th January 2019

Celebration of Learning – 15th January 2019

 

The children worked so hard on their culture boards and were so committed to their learning. They were inquirers into the ways their cultures explained who they are and were open minded in listening to stories from other cultures. Super job 2EK, I am so proud of you!

2EK are developing our research skills..

2EK are developing our research skills..

Yesterday, Ms. Hunt introduced everyone to PebbleGo. They were given the task of research a certain topic and then write 4 facts about it. They also discussed academic honesty and began learning about the importance of paraphrasing when researching a topic.

 

    

 

     

 

            

 

       

 

Thank you Ms. Hunt for helping us with our learning.

Georgia O’Keeffe Flower Paintings

Georgia O’Keeffe Flower Paintings

Grade 2 artists have finished up their paintings that were inspired by famous painter Georgia O’Keeffe.

After learning about the artist, the students chose a type of flower they were interested in and recorded the lines and shapes they observed by drawing large on their paper.

While learning about color theory, the student chose a group of analogous colors to blend and mix in order to paint their flower. They then chose the complimentary color of their flower for the background of their painting.

Here are some examples of their hard work!

PE Update and Welcome Back!

PE Update and Welcome Back!

Hi Everyone,

Karen and I hope that you have enjoyed your holiday. This week we have once again looked at the 5 fitness tests as part of our year-long unit and assessment on health related fitness. We have enclosed a pdf of the actual test sheet that your child has worked through this week – talk to them about whether or not they are warm, warmer, hot or on FIRE!

Our next unit is Movement Composition and students will use the terminology of ROTATIONS, TRAVEL, BALANCE, and JUMP to describe and label their movements. This unit covers a mixture of gymnastic type movements such as rolls, balances, leaps, and gallops etc and then adapting/modifying them into a small routine. Within Grade 2 we will be focusing on the aesthetics and function of each movement which in child-speak is about making our moves clean, tidy, and smooth.

Just a reminder that students are encouraged to bring a change of clothes for PE sessions for both hygiene and ease of movement reasons. Time will be given before and after the session to get changed. Any sports clothes are recommended although students often prefer to wear their house t-shirts or proper school PE uniform.

As always both Karen and I encourage families to talk about PE at home and we welcome any feedback, questions, clarifications that you may have as a result of your child’s PE sessions.

Regards Kit Murray and Karen Zheng

Culture Boards

Culture Boards

2EK have been working hard on our culture boards and they are coming along really nicely. Today, some of the boys and girls  presented their boards so far to their friends. Everyone demonstrated how open minded they are by listening carefully and asking the children some really interesting questions about their boards.

       

   

  

   

I would appreciate if parents could send in some pictures that represent your culture. We will continue to work on these boards after the break.

Have a lovely holiday everyone 🙂

Miss Kerr

 

Observational Drawing

Observational Drawing

Grade 2 students have started their second unit of art these last couple of weeks. They have tuned into the central idea of investigation leads to possibilities while learning about observational drawing, color theory and exploring art history.

Grade 2 students learned about the artist Georgia O’Keeffe and her amazing flower paintings. They chose a flower to practice their newly learned observational skills by drawing large and focusing on line and shape.

They are now testing their color theory knowledge by choosing an analagous color grouping on the color wheel to paint their beautiful drawings. This week they will choose a complimentary color for their flower backgrounds.

After the holiday we will continue working on these paintings before investigating another artist and a new material!

We love to learn about new cultures

We love to learn about new cultures

2EK had a fantastic afternoon learning about culture in the Czech Republic. Thanks so much to Ms. Petra for coming to speak to us and teaching us so much about your culture. We learned about the history of the Czech Republic, its location in the world and its architecture. We played some traditional games from there and listened to a very entertaining story from Ms Petra using marionettes. We even got to taste some Czech ginger cookies. We are so lucky. What a super learning experience!

 

        

       

         

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