Friday, 6 December 2013

Sapphire Needs a Holiday!

Remember Sapphire?
She is currently having a holiday at my house. However, as our family will be camping after Christmas, Sapphire needs a holiday from her holiday!  If you would like to help out by having Sapphire stay at your house, please see me, or send a note to school which Rita, Kevin or Simone can pass on.  Even if you cannot have Sapphire for all the holidays, but are willing to host her for a week or two, let me know the dates and we may be able to arrange a series of 'holiday hosts'!  She can be returned to us at the end of January or simply returned to school when we all go back.
Sapphire is very easy to care for, and can be quite lively as the weather warms up!  She specialises in standing up with her belly against the glass if it is hot.  We think that is her 'air conditioning' method.
Looking forward to a rush of offers...thank you.

Monday, 2 December 2013

Excursion back on next Wednesday 11th December

Please be advised that our excursion to Melbourne University will be going ahead on Wednesday 11th December. The excursion will be from 9am-1pm and lunch is provided so the children will just need a substantial snack for afternoon recess and they can share bags to take drink bottles to the University.

More detail is in the previous blog post about the excursion.

The Year Two Neighbourhood Team.

No more Book Talk for this year

Hi everyone,

We will not be holding Book Talk for the remainder of the term.

Thank you to all of the parents who have come to give their time to exploring literature with the children and sharing your knowledge and understandings with us.

We look forward to seeing you at the parent helper afternoon tea.

the Year two neighbourhood Team

End of Year Celebration: Family Knowledge Hunt on Thursday 12th December

Hi Everyone,

We'd like to invite you to our end of year Celebration on Thursday 12th December from 2.30pm (sharp) to 3.45pm. We are so excited to be finishing the year with a bang and while we will miss the children, we are so pleased with how far they have come and we would like to celebrate their achievements and the sense of community that we have built together with them and with you all before they enter year three. So many of you have given your time to help us and the broader school community throughout the year so we want to say thank you.

The following is our current plan for next Thursday afternoon.

2.30pm: Ceremony outside the library (new Year Two neighbourhood) including presentation, our song which will be presented with Deb and Nicola, and introduction to our knowledge hunt (geocaching activity).

2.45pm: Family knowledge hunt. You will work in small groups with the children. You will be given a clipboard with question sheet based on our developing Inquiry into mapping and puzzlement (including questions on solar system navigation, mapping and explorers). Each question will have a latitude and longitude reference of where the answer is located around the school.
You and the children will use GPS technology to find the answers to these questions and write a summary of the answer on your question sheet.

3.15-3.30/3.45pm: Coffee Cart (which will be available from 3pm) and refreshments will be available on the library veranda and the children will unveil the answers on a board if you weren't able to find them all.
This half hour will be a chance to mingle and enjoy some time together in what will hopefully be beautiful weather.

We would greatly appreciate if you could inform us, through your child, if you are able to attend.

For the refreshments, we would love if you could please bring a small plate to share of savoury or sweet. 

THANK YOU TO ALL FOR A WONDERFUL YEAR, we have loved getting to know you all and wish you all the best as your child moves throughout the school, we of course we still see you regularly :)

From the Year Two Neighbourhood Team.

Congratulatory certificates for Premiers Reading Challenge!

Congratulations to the huge number of Year Twos who completed the Premier's Reading Challenge!
Well done! We are so proud to have so many budding readers whose imaginations will forge an exciting future for all of us!

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Tabloid Sports Update

Hi Everyone,

Wow it is officially the first day of Summer with three weeks left of term to wind down, move the neighbourhoods to the new spaces and learn as much as possible before saying goodbye and becoming year Threes. We'll of course be having a lot of fun in these last few weeks to celebrate the amazing achievements and developments of every child.

I'd just like to share a few photos from Tabloid Sports. The four session are now complete and the Year Twos really enjoyed the opportunity to engage with the children in the year one and prep neighbourhoods. The program was a huge success thanks to Rita for coordinating the Transition program and the rest of the Transition team for their efforts to organise the sport and the program for the new preppies. Well done.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Guest speaker Jo Boyce talks to us about book reviewing

Jo Boyce, an ex-student (and Luisa's daughter) joined us today to talk about her job as a book reviewer at Readings and her huge passion for reading. The children were enthralled and we got some great tips on writing a descriptive book review. We shared our favourite authors which was very exciting.

Jo read us part of Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo and we reviewed it together.

Thank you Jo for visiting us, we wish you all the best in your journey to become a teacher!

Laptop program Year 3

Please click the link above to view the presentation given by Keith and Tomo from the 3/4 team outlining the student laptop program earlier this term.

Sunday, 17 November 2013

1-1 Laptop Information Evening VIDEO

Hi Everyone,

Here is the video of the information evening held regarding the 1-1 Laptop program for year three run by Keith and Tomo. Enjoy!