Merry Christmas Everyone…

It’s hard to believe the year is over and soon you’ll be in grade three. We have done some pretty cool things in Info Lit this year. From taking selfies, to coding with bee bots, revising old apps, learning new apps, exploding soap in the microwave, some weird and wonderful things with hundreds and thousands, commenting on blogs, character studies, talking books with Shadow Puppet, cartooning, cooking in the kitchen, safe searching and learning to animate.

We’ve also taken a look at some great books by some very funny authors. Roald Dahl, Aaron Blabey and Anh Do. Let’s just say our theme this year was humour and we have laughed our way through most of the books. It’s been a blast reading to you each week and seeing how you reacted to the funny bits. I think we have nurtured your LOVE of BOOKS.

We hope you’ve enjoyed your time in Info Lit this year – we certainly have!

Have a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic holiday.

Mrs Brough 🙂 and Ms McLeod 🙂

Little Cookie Houses

Yes it’s that time again and we are in the kitchen creating something for Christmas…these cute little houses. All you need is Arnotts Nice biscuits, white icing or melted white chocolate (we used chocolate), smarties or m and m’s and little sugar balls.

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It was a very sticky cooking experience but there were lots of smiles and laughter. Lets hope they make it home for you to see 🙂

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Santa’s Everywhere!

Frogmania!!!

WeirDo likes frogs, they are his favourite. He has frog underwear, he wants to dress up as a frog for a fancy dress party and on a trip to the Zoo he finds himself lost right outside the frog exhibit. He even buys a frog necklace for the seventh best looking girl in his class – Bella. Frogs are just his thing…

So with this in mind the grade twos set about creating their own frogs from paper. Here’s some of the very cute frogs…

Drawing WeirDo…

This week we set the grade twos the challenge of drawing WeirDo. Of course there were a few students who doubted themselves but the results were amazing. We spoke about how each cartoon of WeirDo would look different as everyone adds their own style or quirkiness to a drawing. Take a look for yourself…

WeirDo 2 – Even Weirder

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Weir’s back and even weirder! But it’s not just Weir who’s weird, it’s his whole family. Not even their pet bird is normal! How will he keep cool with a school trip to the zoo coming up AND Bella’s birthday party? It won’t be easy-but it will be funny!

Anh Do continues WeirDo 2 with exactly the same humour as the first the book. The laughs start on the first pages as Weir describes his family’s trip to buy Bella’s present, excessive amounts of toilet roll and itchy bum cream. Of course everything goes wrong or at least not as Weir planned it, though somehow everything wrong turns out right…

It won’t be easy for Weir but but it will be funny!

Designing mazes for the bee-bots

FUN…FUN…FUN…and the NOISE!

The excitement was high as the building began. The grade twos were set the challenge of creating a maze for their bee-bot to travel through. In groups of three they had to work together using the MAB blocks to design a maze of their choice, as long as their bee-bot was able to move through it from start to finish. Some groups completed the task and others got caught up in the construction of their maze. But the activity did create some great teamwork and problem solving…

Take a look at the FUN we had this week!

Programming the bee-bots…

So much excitement and noise in Information Literacy this week. The grade twos were learning coding through experimentation and play with the bee bots. With the use of mats and coloured cups they had to program the bee bots with certain directions so they started and finished at a certain destinations.

For example starting at the pirate ship, direct the bee bot to the waterfall… The grade twos had to think about which directions to give the bee bot, work out their left from their right and remember to clear the last directions. It was great to listen to their discussions, see how they went about sharing and helping each other out. It’s amazing how these little bee robots create such fantastic learning atmosphere.

The Little Refugee…

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This week we reread ‘The Little Refugee’ and discussed some of the feelings Anh Do may have felt growing up in Vietnam, travelling by boat to Australia, starting at a new school, finding friends and becoming class captain. The grade twos impressed us immensely with the list of ‘feeling’ words they were able to come up with. This true story has left an impression on our grade twos…

 

Here’s just some of the words they used… poor, grateful, happy, playful, positive, hopeful, thankful, scared, worried, terrified, negative, afraid, nervous, frightened, hungry, thirsty, shy, sad, different, miserable, teased, bullied, anxious, nervous, strange, embarrassed, heart broken, lonely, awkward, disappointed, kind, polite, confident, amazed, friendly, cheerful, funny, enthusiastic, excited and proud.