Balancing!

In Maths we have been learning about mass and how heavy different objects are. We’ve done lots of investigating and hefting to find out the weights of things around the classroom.

We used some scales to look at how light and heavy a range of objects were – our challenge was to make the scales balance using whatever we could find. Then we had to draw a diagram of the scales in our Maths book!

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How do you use scales at home?

Are there things that need to be weighed before they can be used or bought?

Sally Rippin Interview

Today we interviewed a real-life author!  Sally Rippin is the author for the ‘Hey Jack!’ and ‘Billie B. Brown’ books that many of us love to borrow from the library.

We took part in the live interview which was streamed on the ABC Splash Website. You can watch the interview again here.

Sally even answered some of our questions that we wrote for her:

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We were really excited to see our questions up on the screen and to hear Anna say, “This question is from the TLC Birds in Mildura”!

Which ‘Hey Jack!’ or ‘Billie B. Brown’ book is your favourite?

Do you think you’d like to be an author one day? Why?

Sharing is Caring!

We have been learning about sharing with others. We like to share everyday in the yard, in the classroom…and this week we’ve been learning about sharing in Maths.

When you share an amount of objects into equal groups, this is called DIVISION. It sounds a little like the word DIVIDE.

Miss T found some online games that might help you practise your division skills! Click on the coloured words below to find the games.

Sharing

Diamond Mine

Count Us In

Fish Sharing

Which game is your favourite?

Have you ever had to divide something at home to make sure each person gets a fair share?

Gardening guys!

This post is written by Xander.

Can you spot the rhinocerous helping the boys do the gardening?

Can you spot the rhinocerous helping the boys do the gardening?

Today Oliver and I went to the garden and a rhino was there first! And Oliver played with rhino. And Oliver put dirt on rhino and rhino was happy. The end.

What kinds of things do you like to grow in the garden?

Has anybody ever made mud pies?

Super Scientists!

This week our school has celebrated Science Week, along with lots of other schools around Australia.

Some of the activities we have had include:

  • a Young Einstein demonstration, where students could apply to bring their science experiments in to show in the Sunset Hall
  • kidney dissection demonstrations in the Science Labs
  • a Spidery exploration in the Junior Science Club
  • Science activity rotations, involving shadows, bubbles and magnets
  • a visit from Questacon
  • and finally…a ‘Light Up Your World’ Disco, with a ‘Cosmic Fizz’ drink treat afterwards!

Have a look at some of the fun we have had!

What has been your favourite part about Science Week??

What science activities would you like to see next year for Science Week?

Visiting God’s House

This term we are exploring

“Why is God’s house so special?”

On Monday all of the Year Twos visited 2 local churches – the Lutheran Church and the Church of Christ.  It was interesting to hear the Pastors (both called Andrew) share lots of facts about the churches that they lead.

We took photos of the parts that we thought were important using the iPads and had the chance to ask some important questions.

Why do you think churches are different?