K2 is a Modern Learning Environment with learners from New Entrants - Year 2. The Kaitiaki teachers are Miss Joanne Pulman (K2P), Mrs Amy Muir (K2M) and Miss Sharon Boon (K2B). Watch as we learn, grow and succeed!
Congratulations to Mercedes, Hunni and Hannah for receiving certificates to celebrate last weeks PB4L focus: Looking after our equipment and classroom.
This weeks focus is 'Use traffic light thinking when faced with a problem'- Keep an eye out for Signal Sam in our classrooms!
'The King's Cake' was our shared story this week in K2B and K2M so we decided to have a cake party! We made 2 delicious chocolate cakes and made and decorated crowns to wear. We pretended we were at the Kings birthday party and sang happy birthday and gave him 46 claps!
Ask your child to retell the story for you. Ask them what happened to the King's cake in the story... luckily ours had a happier ending!
We love Mathematics here in K2P.
Although we are quick at adding number problems to 10/20, subtracting takes us a little longer.
We identified that this was our next learning step.
Here we are trying different ways to solve some subtraction problems.
Some of us use number lines or our fingers to keep track, while others count on from the bigger number.
Together we decided that there can be several ways to solve a problem, but some methods can be more efficient, depending on the type of problem we need to solve.
On Friday K2P had a lot of fun making something very tasty!
With only three ingredients, (butter, marshmallows, Oreo cookies) we made an ooey, gooey, sticky mess!
It all began with a press of the button on the blender (very exciting!) to crush the biscuits and then heating some butter and marshmallows in the microwave until they were all puffed up.
Then we all had to use our muscles to mix everything together.
This proved to be quite challenging as the butter and marshmallows cooled!
Some of us thought the mixture looked like lava and scoria from a volcano, but we all agreed it tasted a lot better!
Well done K2P for using your listening ears to help you follow instructions.
Eat your heart out Masterchef!
Keep your fingers safe!
"It looks like dirt!"
Go Krishant, go!
We had a marshmallow to help us finish stirring...
Very sticky and tricky to stir!
Taking turns to press the 'pulse' button on the blender