Friday, December 17, 2010

School's Out for Summer!

The Smarties in our "reduce, reuse, recycle" concert costumes.
Well, our time in Year 2 is officially over. Summer holidays have started and before long we'll be in Year 3.

It's been an exciting week, with our school concert, a trip to the movies and getting all our things packed up and taken home.

We were FANTASTIC at the concert and sang our song really well. For our costumes, we wore reusable shopping bags and made recycling symbol crowns. We were a little nervous once we got up on stage and saw the hundreds of people there, but we managed to sing loudly and do all the actions perfectly. As part of the concert, some of us were presented with awards for our hard work this year. Mrs N is so proud of all of us and wished she had 24 awards to give out, but she and Mrs M had to choose just 3 people.

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Academic Award - Indi
Achievement Award - Minnesota
Religious Education Award - Noah

Our new teacher, Miss S, has a blog which can be found here, and Mrs N will be continuing this one with her new class. Check back in February to see what we're up to!

Merry Christmas! See you next year!

Love from The Smarties and Mrs N

Friday, December 10, 2010

Merry Christmas Smarties!

Dear Smarties,

I made you some Christmas videos. I've embedded one of them, but to see the others, click on the links underneath. I hope they make you giggle!

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

Love from Mrs N

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

7 Days to Go!

Wow, what a busy time we've been having! There is so much going on at school at the moment, we're being very busy bees. Mrs N and Mrs M have also been concentrating on writing our end-of-year reports (we're being extra good so they think of lots of nice things to say about us!).

We've been practising for our end-of-year concert, which is next Wednesday. The theme is "respect", so we chose a song about respecting the environment. It's Jack Johnson's The 3Rs. It's a really great song and we love singing it!

Jack, Joshua and Jake re-using our have-a-go pads
As The Smarties are so interested in reducing, reusing and recycling, our art activity today involved reusing something we would have thrown away! We use have-a-go pads when we want to try to see if we can spell a word before we put it in our writing. We have-a-go at writing it down twice and then we take it to one of our teachers for them to check and show us how to spell the word correctly. We were going to throw those books away because it's the end of the year, but we decided to use them for a painting project instead.

First, we took the staples out of the pads, so we had loose pieces of paper. We painted them on one side with poster paints and let them dry. We also painted a larger sheet of art paper blue. Later, we cut up the smaller, coloured pieces to make a collage. If you look closely, you might be able to see some of our tries at spelling underneath the paint!

With Christmas coming up, our school is collecting non-perishable food to give to a charity for Christmas. Non-perishables are foods such as potato chips, biscuits, canned fruit and vegetables, rice and pasta that will last a while, without being in the fridge. We have an empty box in our classroom, which we're hoping to fill by the end of the week!

Our empty box, ready to be filled with goodies!

We can't believe that it's almost time for the holidays and the end of Grade 2!

Love from The Smarties and Mrs N