Thursday, 30 January 2014

Day 4 Choir

Week 1 has been one filled with much joy and excitement. This boiled over during choir today as students sang with flair and vigour. Enjoy the video!

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Day 3

This morning we have discovered the joy of our class laptops with much enthusiasm.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Day 2

Today was day 2 and enthusiasm was high. Today the class engaged with a round robin of sports activities focusing on catching and throwing. The students loved the mathematics activities, using dice to create additions and a THRASS search of things that grow on our THRASS charts.

Monday, 27 January 2014

What a great start

It has been fantastic start to 2014. What a wonderful day!
Today 2H began a new year focusing on their learning goals for Year 2. It was remarkable how well articulated they were. I eagerly anticipate observing these goals become the new reality. 

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Staff Professional Development Day 1

The countdown is on, 5 days to go and we are working hard to prepare for 2014. Today has been the first of two professional development and planning days. Mrs Durham, Mrs Agren and myself are excited by what we have been planning for the new term. Term 1 we will be focusing on Visual Literacy (understanding what messages images can convey and the interpretation of these) in both English and Visual Arts. We are looking forward to seeing you shortly.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Welcome to the 2H 2014 Class Blog

The New Year has come and so have the preparations for an exciting year for 2H. This blog is designed to capture many of the joyful moments created whilst on our journey as learners. 
This year, 2H will explore how life has changed over time, engage with research about why transport is used to support our way of life. Students will discover and evaluate the cultural implications of celebrations in our society and research Wet and Dry Environments and the plants and animals that can be classified within them. 
The class will be undertaking literacy study on the Miraculous Journey of Edward Tullane, an author study on the books of Graham Base and a rich study into imaginative writing. 
During Mathematics and Science 2H will utilise many game-based activities to allow learning to happen within a hands on learning environment. 
The ICT resources that will be integrated throughout the year will be varied but will include iPads and laptops, cloud-based computing such as Mathletics, SpellingCity, Soundwaveskids, Studyladder and Skwirk. Skills that student are likely to develop may include video creation and editing, photography, use of augmented reality and email software, becoming guest authors of the class blog and the creation of interactive ebooks. 
I am looking forward to the year ahead and the learning journey we are going to take together as a class. Until then enjoy the rest of your Summer Holidays!