This week we investigated images meant to persuade the audience. We looked at various advertising images from different organizations and discussed their meaning. We wrote down our observations, thoughts, and wonderings in our UOI notebooks. Finally, we created our own images based on the discussions.
Studying 3-Dimentional Shapes!
This week we focused on classifying and categorizing 3-dimentional shapes. We used various materials to build our own models!
This week we integrated our UOI with word study by writing our words using a secret code. Various images stood for the alphabet and we practiced decoding each other's lists. Come and take a look!
Expressing Meaning Through Haiku
This week we were hard at work analyzing haikus. We discovered that they followed a syllabication pattern of 5-7-5. Next week we will create our own!
This week we focused on looking at the picture book "Mr. Wuffles" illustrated by the award wining David Wiesner. We brainstormed characters' names, and setting to create our own class book. We discussed the illustrations and co-authored the book by including our own fiction writing.
Students in G2.2 have worked hard by cooperating together and earned many marbles this semester. Our jar is almost filled! Once it's filled, we will then vote on how we'd like to celebrate. Way to go G2.2!
Happy Birthday Seheon!
This week Seheon celebrated his 8th birthday. We wished him love, good health, and loads of gifts on his special day.
This week we focused on many different genres of images and discussed their purpose. We found many kinds of signs all around us and discovered their meaning. We decided that some images are meant to inform us, while others may be to persuade.
A Starry Night: Grade 2 Concert
On 24th of November, grade 2 students performed A Starry Night, as an extension of our central idea: Images Express Meaning. We were inspired by Vincent van Gogh's The Starry Night. We made connections to literacy as we interpreted "Kitten's First Full Moon" by Kevin Henkes and incorporated musical instruments to express its meaning.
Learning All About Polygons!
This week the students in G2.2 focused on the study of 2-dimentional shapes. We categorized many different types of polygons based on their attributes. To extend our thinking, we integrated art as we created our own geometric shapes using rainbow scratch paper.
Expanding Our Vocabulary!
This week we focused on expanding our vocabulary. We chose interesting words to explore throughout the week and used many different resources to find the meaning.
Happy Birthday Daisy! Thank you for celebrating your 8th birthday with the class.
On her special day, we celebrated with Daisy as she received wishes filled with love, laughter, "long life" and "big muscles" from the class. What more can you ask for?
This week we focused on images in signs and symbols. We noticed that there are many different types of signs all around us!. We are getting ready to delve deeper next week into our central idea: Images Express Meaning. We will be looking at various genres in art and advertising to discuss what we see, we think, and wonder about. Stay tuned!
Mathematics: All About Plane Shapes
This week we explored 2D shapes. We worked with various math tools (geo-boards and tangrams) to create and examine 2D shape and their attributes. Next week, we will investigate further into different types of polygons!
Computers and other Technology!
This week Mr. Gallagher visited to share a lesson on google slides. We learned how to create new folders and insert links into our portfolios.
This week, we were hard at work practicing our performance piece. It was inspired by the VanGogh's famous work The Starry Night (1889). We can't wait for opening day to share with you our creation!
Today we ran for a good cause and raised $180 for the Singapore Food Bank. All of K-G2 students ran and together completed 2,923 laps! Now thats what we call taking action!
As we get ready to close our current unit of investigation: How the World Works, we actively gathered information and wrote our ALL ABOUT MATTER E-BOOKS using technology. Come and take a look. At home, ask us about our published E-Books and how we shared our knowledge on change in matter having an impact on our environment.
Expanding Our Vocabulary through Non-Fiction Reading!
This week we visited the Library and learned about non-fiction text features. We searched through key words in various information books and expanded our vocabulary through the glossary.
We took our non-fiction reading skills and applied it to our own writing on ALL ABOUT MATTER!
ALL ABOUT MEASUREMENT!
As we finish our math unit on measurement, we put it all together by deciding on the best tools for measuring everyday objects. We used our knowledge of length, capacity, and mass to problem solve. Ask us how we can take measurement data and create our own bar graphs using a spread sheet!
We've been actively exploring our current unit of inquiry: How the World Works. Our central idea is Changes in Matter Affect Our Environment. Our line of inquiry is the physical properties of matter.
During this hands-on science investigation, we mixed various liquid ingredients to make SLIME. We discovered that physical changes in matter occur even without the use of heat. We then described the final product as a "semi-solid" because it had characteristics of solids and liquids.
Exploring our line of inquiry: The Water Cycle
During our water cycle experiment we practiced our observation and inquiry skills. We placed warm water into a bowl and enclosed it with clear plastic wrap. We then placed an ice cube on top of the wrap to simulate the water cycle. During our investigation, we observed evaporation, condensation and precipitation in action! We made connections in real life as we discussed how water vapours can appear on your glasses as you're walking in hot and humid environments like Singapore.
Investigations in Mathematics!
Ms. Claire Park