2nd Class 2019-2020Welcome to our 2nd class page! We will be putting updates about the great things we are doing in our class and also some useful links, questions and activities to do with your child. We have had a very busy September and no doubt this excellent work will continue for the rest of the year!
Before the midterm break, we had a great week of learning about different needs that people may have. We learned about autism, epilepsy, dyslexia, sign language, dogs that help people with their needs who have disabilities. In these pictures, we were learning the signs for the colours of the rainbow song. Rebecca, Ms. Driscoll and Ms. Crowley taught us these signs and we really, really enjoyed performing them. We loved it so much that, with the 1st class, we got to show the 3rd-6th classes the song with the signs at a whole-school assembly on the Friday (also pictured). It was a fantastic week that helped us become aware that we are all unique and must always look out for each other!
A little tour of our classroom…
Here is what our classroom looked like over the last few weeks. We have a big Maths board in our classroom where we hang posters to help our learning. These posters are created by us throughout the chapter that we are studying. We leave them on the wall then so we can refer to them if we need any help! They are great reminders to us during Maths time and other subjects!
We have an SESE board too where we put things that we are studying in Geography, History and Science. The theme for October was “Autumn” and we loved finding different signs of Autumn in our environment. The topic for November will be “Sound” so we will have a new display up to guide us about this topic. We have learned about the ear today, and how we hear different sounds.
We also have a big word wall at the back of our classroom that all the spellings and tricky words are added to every week. We definitely will have to expand this as the year goes on as it is getting really crowded! This is a handy display for us because whenever we are doing writing in any subject and we are stuck on a word, we can look back and see if it is on the word wall.
We thoroughly enjoyed learning about Frida Kahlo for September and October. We learned that even though Frida had many, many hardships throughout her life, she persevered greatly and made beautiful art. Frida was confined to her bed for long stages in her life and started to paint self-portraits of herself. We designed self-portraits of ourselves and we also drew self-portraits of Frida. We looked at many of Frida’s self-portraits and appreciated them. We loved the green background and flowers on this portrait so we decided to recreate it.
Our Enrolment Ceremony for the Communion Girls Tues 22nd Oct 2019