It has been a busy time in the 1/2 team, gearing up for the end of the year!
In Maths we have been learning about Place Value and Addition and Subtraction. This has involved representing just right numbers in a variety of ways such as: ordering numbers form smallest to largest, writing them in standard, word and expanded forms and placing them on number lines. We've been building our ability to read worded, multi-step addition and subtraction problems and solve them. Stay tuned to Compass for your child's results from our place value assessment task which will be uploaded to the site soon. This means you get faster feedback about their performance than waiting for the end of semester report.
During Reader's Workshop, we have continued to work on our Grammar Books, investigating homographs and homophones, plurals and onomatopoeia. Students were really engaged in making their books and they look fantastic! In the following week we have been making lots of text to text and text to world connections by reading about a range of unfamiliar celebrations such as St Patrick's Day, Thanksgiving and Diwali. Using the iPads we record what we have learnt about these celebrations and compare them with each other on the app Poplet. This also ties into our work in Inquiry on Celebrations.
Students have been immersed in different types of poems and drafted some of their own. Taking these drafts, students have worked through the final phases of the Writing Cycle, revising, editing and publishing them into poetic masterpieces!
In Inquiry, we have been exploring some of the less-familiar celebrations mentioned above and beginning to complete some crafty activities to enhance our learning!
Until next time,
Mr Pidd and the 1/2 Team