Learning buddies worked together to create shapes then draw them using the grid pages of their Maths books. Some great shapes and quite accurate drawings were made. Well done buddies!
During our Friday sport time I have introduced the games of Captain Ball and Tunnel Ball to the students.
Throughout the rest of the term all Year 2 students will learn the skills of sprinting and relays, long jump, high jump and ball games in preparation for the school athletics carnival during the final week of the term.
All of Year 2 and 3 enjoyed a visit from Amy, who works for the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
She spoke to us all about our common native shorebirds and what we could do to ensure their safety so that they can be around for many generations of people to see.
In particular we learned how few Hooded Plovers are left along our SE coast. We all learned a lot and hopefully students will have talked about their newfound knowledge at home.
Dr Patty Rose visited our school and spoke to all classes about being kind and caring to each other. She gave students some great strategies for times when someone might be worried about someone displaying bullying behaviour. Being an "upstander" is the main strategy and your child will be able to explain what that entails.
Our classroom is a kind and caring place most of the time but we can all learn from talks such as that for general life skills and for those times when the classroom tone may be affected by someone's poor choice of behaviour.
The time has come around very quickly for my planned Long Service Leave so I wish to let you all know that I will be taking leave as of next Tuesday June 6 until the commencement of Term 3.
This leave is to allow me to travel to Canada, where I have taught for two separate years in 2007 and 2011.
The Year 2 class that I taught in 2011 will be "graduating" from Year 8 and moving on to High School. I have kept in touch with many of these students and parents (and even grandparents) since my year of teaching there and I am excited to be attending the preparations and the formalities of their "graduation."
I will also enjoy being in Canada for Canada Day (July 1) which marks their 150th year so celebrations will be extra special.
I'll look forward to being back in the 2F classroom on the first day of Term 3 and will be keen to hear what all my students have been up to in my absence.
I will have the school reports completed before I go and they will be given out when all other classes do so.
Ms Tina Sorenson will be relieving me for the 3 1/2 weeks while I am away.