For language we have started to explore the pre-writing stage in the writing process. The students have been constructing and making booklets for story writing during their work on writing task. The class has explored the elements of a story and have participated in making a collaborative story on the computer.
For math, the students are using near doubles to solve addition facts. The students have been using the double facts to develop strategies to solve facts that they don't know. Domino will be used to explore the turn-around rule for addition.
We have started our new How We Express Ourselves unit about storytelling with a I See, I think, I wonder thinking routine. The students carefully viewed a series of illustrations from well- known stories and shared their observations with each other afterwards. For our unit, we are exploring the purposes of storytelling; how stories have been told through time & around the world and why we like stories.
The students have been bringing in their favourite stories from home to share. We are also interested in stories from around the world, as well as mother-tongue books. If you would like to come in and read a story to the class, please email me, we would love to have you come into our class and be our storyteller! Last week the student explored using drama to tell a well-known story.
Sharing: André, Max W, Max A, K.L.
We are sad to say goodbye to Amadeus and his family. This will be his last week in PY2. We wish him all the best, and will miss him.Reminders
Friday 2nd November is the school assembly, come and see the PY2s perform!
Friday 9th November is Professional Development day for teachers. No school for students.