We are currently learning about how human actions can preserve or endanger living things. Last week, Grade 2 went on a field trip to the Tianjin Zoo to help tune in to our unit and to aid discussion of how our actions can impact on other living things. Many of the children had mixed feelings about the zoo, stating that they were happy to see the animals but were sad that they were not given much space in their enclosures.
Please return the permission form if you wish your child to attend.
This week in Grade 2, students have started to create their own personal learning blogs. In the coming weeks students will be able to share their learning directly with their parents through the app Easyblog. Students will select pieces they are proud of to add to their collection of work online. On Wednesday we began to set up our blogs with Mr Inghram in the design centre. Watch this space for further information about how you can view your child’s blog.
During Math this week students in Grade 2 have been learning about weight and capacity. To build on their knowledge in a practical way, students were required to follow a recipe and measure out specific quantities of fruit to make a fruit salad. It was fun AND delicious!
Last but not least, we have a new student in Grade 2, Luis Gallon. He is joining 2G and has 2 older brothers at IST. We are making him feel very welcome!
Thanks to all the parents who came to watch our Grade 2 assembly. We had such fun sharing our learning with you!
This week we have also been working hard to finish our information e-books all about the Earth, Sun and the Moon and we have been learning how to find the area and perimeter of shapes in Maths.
Next week, we will begin our unit on Sharing the Planet. To launch our unit we have organised a class trip to the zoo next Friday 10th November. Please see the letter below which was sent home in your child’s school bag today. Please read it, sign it and send it back to school with your child before next Wednesday 8th November. We are also looking for some parent volunteers to help chaperone this trip. Please email your child’s teacher if you would be interested. Many thanks.