At the start of the second semester, we began with ordering numbers according to their place value. This takes some organisation but, thanks to Granny Barrot’s Carrots, a carrot farm with a packing shed, sorting is not a problem. Boxes of 100s, 10s and singles are ready every day for market, with the tally person keeping clear and accurate account of all those carrots.
Following on was a Science and Literacy lesson in the wonderful world of the water cycle. From clouds growing heavy and raindrops tumbling down to earth, to flowing rivers meandering out to sea, to mist and fog and a languid lagoon, Dripple Drop is once again fanned back up to Father Sun by the Sunlight Dancers, only to once again help form clouds and fall to Mother Earth.
We then returned again to the world of numbers and the four processes. Four Friends meet under a big shady tree to tell their stories and teach each other about their different tasks in the world. One is always sharing, one giving away, one putting into groups, one adding up or collecting, only to share amongst friends.
From the much-loved animals stories, which we continued from earlier in the year, we ventured into the literacy Main Lesson, Brave and True Will I Be, which not only looked at word families, but also people who had to develop courage and determination to make a change in the world: Francis and Brother Wolf; Joan, a farm girl who led the French Army; George, who fought the Dragon and Wiseone and the Sword of Light. From these and many others, we sought inspiration and wonder.
As we continue our counting and tables, our home readers and our painting and modelling, we are ending the year with Stories of India and our class play, the Story of Rama and Sita.
Changing classrooms in weeks to come means only one thing, we are getting ready to start Class 3!