Author: Aaron Jones

GRADE 2 – Procedural Text Presentation

Grade 2 completed the term with a presentation to all parents. The students worked hard throughout the last 5 weeks of term to learn about the structure of procedural texts, develop their ideas, draft a text based on a rubric and publish their procedural piece. Students then took leadership of their learning, by organising the materials…

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GRADE 2 – Chemical Science and Scienceworks

Grade 2 have started a unit on Chemical Science for Inquiry. Students are having fun looking at different materials – solids, liquids, natural materials and unnatural materials, and how they can change when heated, cooled and mixed. We have been completing many experiments and students have been thinking scientifically, making hypothesis and changing variables. To…

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HONESTY in Grade 2

This week Grade 2 have been focusing on honesty in our values lesson. During circle times we have discussed what it means to be honest to someone. Then the students shared a time that we have been honest with others (friends, parents, teachers). We encourage parents to have discussions with their children about the importance…

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Honesty at TPS

Over the next four weeks, TPS will be focusing on the value of Honesty. Many students think honesty means you “don’t tell a lie”– and that is definitely part of being honest. But honesty means more than not lying. If something you do is breaking the law or if you have to hide what you…

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GRADE 2 – Readers’ Notebook

Grade 2 students have developed their reader’s notebook in Term 3. Students are using their reader’s notebooks to track down their understandings of the books they are reading.  In reading sessions, teachers are modelling how to use various comprehension and reading accuracy strategies. Then students are using sentence starters to develop their ideas and record them in their books.

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GR 2 NEW INQUIRY UNIT: Australia and Our Asian Neighbours

In term 3 the Grade 2 students will be investigating Australia and our connection to Asia. Students will be looking at the differences and similarities of where we live and other cultures and areas of Asia. We start the unit by looking at Australia, learning the different states and territories, the capital cities, common landmarks…

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