Shapes all around!
This week we started looking at 3D shapes. We discovered that we are surrounded by 3D shapes. Some were:
Dice, ice, box, blocks
Ice cream cone, party hat, traffic cone, mountain
Pole, pipe, straw, arm, marker
Ball, globe, earth, moon, sun, eyeball, marbles
Pyramids in Egypt, roof, desert
Eraser, bus, soap bar, buildings, sponge, trolley, chocolate bar
tent, ramp, roof, slide
When do we use a question mark? During Daily 5 we looked at words that could be used to ask questions. We also looked at the symbol of the question mark and used it in our writing.
Properties of materials:
Bend it, squash it, stretch it, bang it! We discovered that materials feel, look and sound different! There were so many different ways in which we could describe the material.
We have also started wondering why we should use a particular material to make things!
We are being inquirers and thinkers! During our show and tell we are carefully looking at the materials and investigating if they are natural or manufactured.
Zoe and Reika got objects that were made of fabric. Some of us thought that all fabric came from animals. So we started our investigation into where fabric came from?
Ceyone researched and found that silk came from silkworms!
Did you know that a single thread of silk could carry 2 students from K2 without snapping? Silk is very strong and light that is why it is used in making parachute!
Natural material or not?
What is a natural material? We discovered that materials that are found on the earth, or that which grow on earth, are natural materials. They are plants, rocks, water. Lots of other materials and not found in nature. We wondered what these materials that were not natural, but made by people, called? We thought of several names:
We thought that plastic and sponge were human made materials. We continue to investigate and inquire into other man made materials.
We then went on a hunt in our playground to find things that are made from natural materials and those that are human made materials.
Things made from natural materials:
Things made from manmade materials:
Properties: Finding out more about the materials, we looked at it closely and thought about what it looked like and felt like. These are some of the words that we came up with: shiny, hard, soft, spiky, breakable, reflective, see through, waterproof, bendable.
During Daily 5, we continued to focus on using describing words. We looked at some natural materials and described them by how they looked and felt.
Shapes and symmetry
Symmetry: it is when one half is the same as the other half.
When a line cut an object so that the 2 parts are the same, is called the line of symmetry.
K2's very first student nominated certificate to Anjali!
This week we have been focusing on using describing words to improve our writing and speaking skills. We continue to work on our reading, writing and spelling skills.
There are lots of shapes with 4 sides, how do we differentiate? We found that
Rectangle has 2 long and 2 short sides
Square has sides which are all same
Trapezoid has two slanting sides, one short and one long side
Rhombus looks like a diamond
We are surrounded by lots of materials! We sorted materials into different categories.
Later we were given chocolate to make teapot, plastic to make dress, paper to make shoes and wire to make umbrella. Were these suitable?
Art and stories:
We created beautiful pictures with Ms Hima over the past week and used that to recite a story. The picture could be the beginning, middle or end of the story!
Show and Tell:
When Vivaan got the telescope to school we all wanted to see the world through the lens! We could not see other planets but did see some leaves which were far away!
Grade 2 Market day fun!
We were being risk-takers and committed trying our very best with the hula-hoops! Congratulations to Advaith for winning the competition!
We have been looking at how people in different cultures use dance as a form of expressing their emotion. We presented some of these dances at the assembly! We worked with a lot of commitment, empathy and tolerance towards each other, building our communication, cooperation and team-work skills!
And a well deserved treat after!
We worked at identifying the unit in a pattern and then counting the number of units in the repeating pattern.
The watched the story of the magic e. The magic e made the other vowels strong and game them so much power that they started saying the own name. But after giving away the power the magic 'e' became weak and so became silent:(
Mindful moments in class!
100th day celebration!
We had loads of fun celebrating our 100 days of school in K2. Ms Loadwick challenged us to draw a picture of ourselves in 100 seconds!
We stacked a 100 cups.
Bounced the ball a 100 times.
Ran around the field a 100 times.
Took a 100 steps with our parents.
Looked royal by sticking 10 different objects on 10 different strips to make a crown.
Looked cool with our 100 day glasses .
BURST a 100 ballons!
Patterns are all around us. We went on a pattern hunt in the school and made lots of patterns with objects we found in the garden.
FORMS of dances to express emotions:
We looked at the dance from India called Bhangra which was performed during the harvest festival as it bought them JOY and PRIDE!
Ms Rehu came to demonstrate and teach us about Haka dance from NewZealand. It is a dance which bring out emotions like SCARE and ANGER.
Chinese New Year Dance:
Fun with directions:
Giving direction is not easy. We had loads of fun playing different games which helped us with the terms used in giving directions like forward, backward, left, right, up down, next to, beside, on top of, under and many more!
Introduction to Mathletics: