This week in maths we concluded our 'number' unit by practising estimation skills. The students learnt that 'estimation' means to guess. After completing a worksheet on guessing groups of items, they used maths materials in pairs to develop their skills. Here Elliot and Isaac are asking each other to estimate how many dice they are holding. It was challenging for students not to take time and count, but rather just take a guess as best they could.
In 2M this week, we have commenced a new unit - 2D Shapes. Here Abbey works in a small group to brainstorm all she and her group members know about a given shape. Can you see their shape, where they have traced it and where they are writing everything they know about their shape in a poster to display? The students are using their brand new "Have a Go" booklets to help them with any tricky words to spell.
Share time - the students then presented their brainstorm posters to the class in their groups and shared their learning. Oscar, Tahlia, Edwina and Naite confidently present information on their shape.
A note from Miss Taylor..
Our class blog will be added to at the end of every week. Take a few minutes to check out the entries with your child and discuss what they, along with their classmates, have been learning in class over the previous week. I hope you enjoy this special account of your child's time in 2M. Positive and encouraging comments are warmly welcome!