We began Term 3 with Animal Fables, Aesop's and others. At this stage of development, children relate easily to tales in which animals bring pictures of human foibles and attributes to strive towards, and they loved acting out each story and working out the inherent morals.
In our most recent Main Lesson we are discovering how indigenous peoples also related to animals, to share history through stories. During this block the children have attempted their first writing project, learning to put their developing skills together in texts, rewriting and illustrating, to create their own books.
During Book Week the children brought in their favourite books to share in class, and animals featured strongly. On Book Day many children dressed up as animals from their books. It was a delightful sight and tricky to remember everyone's name, all day.
We have just completed a significant Main Lesson introducing place value. Watching the children grasp the conservation of number has been wonderful, as they worked collaboratively using hands-on materials, gemstones and coloured sticks, bundled to grasp hundreds, tens and ones.
Tying our literacy skills together, we have just spent six months deeply immersed in our reading program, supported by volunteering parents each morning. Everyone in class has made significant leaps in reading and comprehension. Many blessings for the school and home help from families and a warm thank you to our class assistant Sophie, who is always diligent and patient, caring and insightful.
Class 2 Teacher