Week 3: GV Water Visits

Week 3 was a short but very exciting week in JDG!

We came to school refreshed from our 3 day weekend and got ready for Fun Run Day on Wednesday. Everyone did a fantastic job and tried their very best to get around the Victoria Park Lake as quick as possible. A big CONGRATULATIONS to our very own Lucy Potter for coming in first place our of all the Grade 2 girls! We are very proud of you Lucy!

Lucy

 

Today we had the wonderful Alice and Kristy from GV Water  come to visit our school. They talked about why we should choose to drink tap water and what happens to the stuff we flush down our toilets and put down our drains.

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Our maths session today was very hands on with all things measurement. We got a streamer the length of our bodies and then had to work out how tall we where using a range of different informal units. Check out the video to see how we went.

Measurement Lesson

 

Reading has been a big focus as well this week with the class keeping a graph and their independent reading time. We hope to one day get to a full 20 minutes of independent reading. It’s going to take some time but we are working on our reading stamina. We had a treat from Shady this week, he read us his favourite book, “The Book with no Pictures” please take the time to enjoy his version of the story.

The Book with no Pictures- Read by Shady

 

Week 2: Remembering the ANZACs

We have had another busy week in JDG!

Today we learnt about the significance of ANZAC Day and created some beautiful poppies.

Earlier on this week we all smiled really nicely and looked our best for our school photos… Can’t wait to see them all!

Miss Goudie was away on Thursday, but we had a fabulous teacher by the name of Mrs Healey come into our classroom for the whole day, we had lots of fun with her even though she got mixed up and took us to Art a little early!

We have finished our unit on Persuasive Writing with our final piece on why our school is the best… there were some very good points made and some very passionate writing happening.

We have a lovely long weekend ahead of us with NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY!

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Week 1: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Last week in JDG we have been using the book “Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus”.

We have looked at how the pigeon tried really hard to persuade us to let him drive the bus. This was then our inspiration behind our persuasive writing piece this week.

We got crafty and created some adorable pigeons of our own… The paint was SO cold on our hands!

The book also used a lot of interesting punctuation, which inspired us to learn and do some Kung Fu Punctuation, our Punctuation Sensei taught us young grasshoppers the ways of the ancient art of Kung Fu Punctuation. Stay tuned for some videos of us mastering it!

 

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