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

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