Welcome

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Posted by RC | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 30, 2015

Thank you for visiting our blog. We will use it to showcase children’s work, share engaging resources and communicate with families and the wider community. Please feel free to look around, have a play and remember that all comments are always warmly received.

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Last Day of Term 2 Friday 30 June

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Posted by RC | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on June 22, 2017

Last day of Term 2 will be Friday 30th June.  Please have a happy and safe holiday, we look forward to seeing you all back for Term 3 on Monday 17th July.

Maria and Rosemary

Geometry in 2BC

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Posted by RC | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on June 22, 2017

Digital literacy in 2BC

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Posted by mbarrie | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on June 5, 2017

2BC practiced both their spelling and digital literacy skills today when they created Word Clouds for their

‘th voiced’ and ‘th voiceless’ words

and then learned to upload them into their personal folder on the Google Drive.

Check out some of our creative Word clouds: 

And later on in the day in our STEM lesson we began to learn how to CODE.  Coding is telling a computer how to perform tasks. It’s the step by step instructions that tells a computer what to do.  Coding  encourages students to problem solve  and think creatively and critically.

 

The  site we used for coding was Hour of Code – Code.org. 

Ask your child to show you how it’s done.  Visit the site by clicking on the link:   CodeSpark Academy with The Foos

Just One Day Workshop

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Posted by mbarrie | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on May 22, 2017

Just One Day – A campaign which challenges primary school students and their families to live simply. 

Some of the 2BC’s reflections on today’s ‘Just One Day’ workshop in preparation for next Tuesday.

I thought that compared to people that don’t have much we are rich. They had to sweep the floor with straw brushes. They have to carry jerry cans full of water on the heads! Jerrycans that weigh 20 litres! Some of them don’t even have homes! They have to play with plastic bag balls as soccer balls. They have rice for lunch and they have no breakfast! I learnt that some people don’t have good lives as people like us. Lucy  

I learnt that some people have old small toys and nothing else and their soccer balls are made of plastic bags and string.   Archie

I mostly enjoyed playing at the workshop doing all those games the children play in poor countries. I felt worried about those poor children playing the same games every day.  Mia

I was astonished because they carry a jerrycan with 20 litres of water in it. I think if I was one of them I wouldn’t be able to carry it.  Mason 

At the “Just One Day “workshop we pretended to be poor people so that we can understand that people like them don’t have things like us but really I feel sorry for those children who have to carry 20 litre jerrycans of water! Isabella

I felt sad the people have to live in poverty.I was shocked that so few countries in the world are fully wealthy. It was interesting that more than half of the world is in poverty. Iggy

I realised that we are so lucky because we get clean water and if the poor want any water they have to go down to the river or the creek and sometimes the water is dirty.  Ruth

The toilet is a hole that is in the ground. That is so sad!  Elizabeth

 I especially loved doing the soccer (with the plastic bag ball) because we were trying to understand what it felt like for poor people. Because they just want their life like us.  Zara 

I don’t want to have breakfast at school like them. I hope they get some help.  Max

It felt different to put a bucket of water on your head and it felt different to play soccer with a different ball that was made of plastic bags. We’re lucky! Jaxon

We heard about a poor girl called Phoebe.A shocking thing is that she has nine sisters and no dad! Rhys

The benefits of 20 minutes Home Reading Time with your child……..

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Posted by RC | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on May 22, 2017

Hello 2BC Parents,

The pictures, statistics and information on these posters are quite powerful evidence of the importance of regular home reading. 

We have been encouraging you to spend a short period of time, after your child has read, asking them questions that will develop deeper and more meaningful understanding of the text.  Just a couple of questions from you will give you some insight into how well your child has understood what they have read and an opportunity for you to share some literary discussion with them. It WILL benefit your child’s reading development greatly.

 

 

 

Maths websites for home and holiday usage

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Posted by RC | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on May 22, 2017

Please find below some appropriate Maths websites for your child to have some fun with, while practicing many of the skills and understandings that are being taught in the classroom.
                                                                      
If you would like some advice as to how to use any of these websites/ games /tasks please don’t hesitate to ask.
Just click on the name of each website and the link to the website will appear for you to then click on.
Google ‘Studyladder’ – each student has their own login details

2BC ….Praying in Italian!

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Posted by mbarrie | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on May 21, 2017

We are learning to use more Italian during our day in 2BC.  So this term we have begun to say the Hail Mary (Ave Maria) in Italian  after meditation on some days. 

How’s your Italian

Click on the link to hear the Ave Maria. You’re welcome to join us to listen to ours on Monday and Tuesday mornings. Hope to see you there.

 

Watch our ‘Move it Move it’ dance moves!

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Posted by mbarrie | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on May 8, 2017

We Like To Move It Move It!

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Posted by mhennessy | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on May 8, 2017

 

Today we had Steph from Footsteps visit us and run a dance class with the Preps, Ones and Twos. She taught us the steps for a fun dance to the music “I Like to Move It”. We had a great time learning the dance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OLGC Cross Country – it was worth waiting one more week.

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Posted by RC | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on May 5, 2017

Melbourne weather – one Wednesday it’s pouring and the next it’s sunshine!

What a glorious day for our Cross Country event – thank you to Mrs. Barry and all the staff and parent helpers who made the day such a wonderful one.

“If I’m going to run cross country then I’m going to start with a small country!”

That was NOT the attitude of our students – they ran and they ran and they ran! 

Ultimately there has to be a winning house and this year it was ….

GOLD! Congratulations to all gold students.

House Spirit was awarded to GREEN HOUSE

                                        

 

                                            

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