Persistence is one of the You Can Do It keys to success. We show persistence all the time. It is having a positive attitude even when something is hard. We try to keep going, encourage others and never give up. We know that sometimes it takes lots of practice to do some things but as long as we do our best and try our hardest then we will be successful.
We worked in groups to think about when we might show persistence and put our group ideas into our ‘2K Shows Persistence’ video.
Nearly all of us came to school dressed as our favourite book characters to celebrate book week. The theme of Book Week this year is ‘Reading Is My Super Power’. We had ninjas and super heroes as well as princesses, Hogworts students, unicorns, the scarf lady, a Gobbling Tree and even fancy Nancy.
Andrew Plant was funny. He was an author before he became an illustrator. He told us that it is important to take time with illustrations and that sometimes it takes longer to do the illustrations than it does to write the story. Andrew told us it is OK to make mistakes as there is no such thing as being perfect. We loved listening to Andrew tell the story of Glitch. He showed us how to draw Glitch and add details in the background that relate to the story.
Eleanor, Zahra and Jennifer have a chat about Andrew Plant’s visit to our school as part of the Literature Festival and show our drawings of Glitch that we did on the day.
This term all the Grade 2s meet to do Huff ‘n Puff rotations on the basketball courts. We get to move around five different activities. Each week we have a different set of activities. It is great fun.
Planet Ark Day gave us an opportunity to meet with our 5C buddies. We walked around the school to have a close look at the trees and gardens. Some of the interesting things we spotted were gumnuts, animal holes, webs, insects, a bird’s nest, earthworms, interesting shaped leaves, moss, mushrooms and slimy earthworms.
We got our green thumbs out on Planet Ark Day as we planted bean seeds to hopefully place in the community garden when they have grown. We also sowed dwarf beans that we will be able to take home. We need to make sure we look after them and give they what they need to grow.
In term 2 we learnt all about transport. We got a chance to do our first projects to show what we had found out. We got to choose a form of land, air or water transport and researched some interesting facts to share with the class. We presented our work on a poster and some of us even made a model.