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Week 3 Term 1 2019

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Hello Year 2 Parents!Week Three already?!?I hope you all had a lovely weekend break and are ready for another week of learning!  Homework The children have each of the following in their folders tonight:
Targeting Mathematics: One unit is to be completed each week. Please refer to the previous class blog post for due dates for each unit. This week Unit 2 will be due on Friday morning.  It is up to you which part you complete each night.  Parents are encouraged to mark the work with your children daily as they complete each section to help give them immediate feedback.
Home Reading: Please fill out the log nightly in your child's R.E.D. folder. A minimum of 10 minutes per night of reading aloud to a parent is encouraged. The children will be able to exchange their readers during gathering time each morning.
LSCWC Spelling: The children glue in their spelling words  into these yellow booklets each Monday. Under these words, you will see a list of 5 personal sight words. The students are…

Week 2 Term 1 2019

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Welcome to Year 2K 2019!!!!
 What a first week we had! We all had a busy yet fun time learning new routines, rules, ways to learn and new things about being a big Year 2 student.  Most importantly, we have gotten to know each other more and have worked hard to build our 2K team together.
Here are (nearly all!) of the new super 2K Team members photos taken on our first morning :


In Mathematics we have begun to review the place value of 2 digit numbers and building upon our learning of the parts of numbers in the hundreds and thousands.  We also began our weekly problem solving task and using data to create a whole class birthday graph to determine which month in our class was the most popular to celebrate a birthday.   Below are a few messages about key events and information that we would like to share with you before our Parent Information Evening next week (Tue 19th Feb). The time of the meeting is TBA.

Homework
The children are very excited to be bringing their homework folders home this…

Week 8 Term 4

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Only nine days of school to go! 
Yesterday's orientation was a success with lots of excitement and a few nervous faces that left and came back an hour later with big smiles!  I'm so proud of how much these Year 2's have grown and developed in just a year.

Technology/Art
Our final project of the year is underway that ties in with our War on Waste sustainability focus with the aim to use as much reusable materials as possible.  This also requires students to manipulate open ended materials, develops perseverance and problem solve when mistakes are made or things don't go quite as planned.  We are working towards a collaborative piece that also celebrates our uniqueness but also how we have worked alongside each other as a team.  Plus it is lots of hands-on, messy, creative gluey fun! 
Excursion
We have been lucky this term to have participated in the Scitech show and workshop incursion that focused on our current physical science topic on forces. 
As a part of our current …

Week 7 Term 4

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While it is only 15 days of school left for the gorgeous students of the 2K team, we are still busy as bees!!!!

Homework - Home readers from OLC will continue until the end of this week and then I will begin to collect up the books to determine what is missing starting next week.  I hope that the students will remain reading their own books and local library books every night and encourage them to write in the titles in their RED reading log until the end of term.  The Think Mentals books have been completed and will be sent home soon.  Please let me know if you would like your child to continue with maths homework for the remainder of the year and I can supply a supplementary number Mathletics booklet.  Spelling will continue for the remainder of the year with an new list each Monday - please continue using the look, cover, write and check books each night.


Plastic bottles for recycled art
We have begun sketching and planning for our final art project for the year which will be a fish…

Week 3 Term 4

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Reminder:

Tomorrow is CRAZY SOCK DAY!
Socktober is an initiative of Catholic Mission and a way in which we fundraise and engage in advocacy and formation activities during World Mission Month in October. According to UNICEF statistics, nearly half of the world’s children are still living in poverty today. You can get involved in helping to change this statistic through participating in OLC’s Socktober event this Friday the 26th of October for “Crazy Socks Day!”
WHAT: Crazy Socks Day. Children are invited to wear crazy socks with their uniform on this day, and to bring in a gold coin donation. At lunch time we will host a “Rock Your Socks Off Dance Party” in the hall at lunch time for anyone who is would like to join in. Keep an eye out for Mr. Wilkie and his “Saturday Night Fever” dance floor moves!
WHEN: Friday 26th October
WHY: Because we can help put a stop to poverty and help to create the world God intended for us.
This year for World Mission Day 2018 Pope Francis says: “Never th…

Week 8 Term 3

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Upcoming Events:
Athletics Carnival - Friday 7th September
Operation Christmas Child Shoebox - last day donations and money Friday 7th Sept
Jungle Book Musical - Thursday 13th, Friday 14th September 6pm
Learning Journeys Open Classrooms Evening - Monday 17th September 3.30 to 5pm

Book Week
We had a wonderful day last Thursday celebrating Bookweek at OLC.  The costumes were so creative and different.  We loved learning about the annual celebration of children's literature Australia wide each year.  I have shown the children the CBCA (Children's Book Council) different stickers that can often be found on winning books from previous years and we have already spotted some on our #classroombookoftheday books.  
Look at these crazy kids in character!



Congratulations to our Throws Champions! 




Shoebox Donations - 
There is only a few days left to bring in donations - if you haven't done so yet, can you please send items and also the $2.50 for postage costs in by this Friday 7th September, i…

Week 7 Term 3

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REMINDERS - WEEK 7
Shoebox Donations - 
If you haven't done so yet, can you please send these items and also the $2.50 for postage costs in by the next Friday 7th September that would be greatly appreciated. This is a wonderful OLC tradition that is so worthwhile for our children to think of others.  We encourage students to do extra jobs at home to help collect the money and gift donation for children on the other side of the world.  Please feel free to see us if you have any questions or check the previous blog post for links to the Operation Christmas Child project.

Book Week Dress Up - This Thursday is our Book Week Dress Up day! We ask that all students come dressed as a character from their favourite book ready to parade on Thursday after recess. If your child is able to bring their book as well, that would be great! They will be asked to explain their character during the parade.

Father's Day Breakfast - Can you please make sure that you have sent your RSVP in to Fran by We…