Week 31

LA1_morning talks

Language Arts – morning talks with an impromptu talking stick




Language Arts – checking what the Grade 2 students know about different text types



What makes a story a story? What language features should an explanation text have? What should be included in a persuasive text?



LA4_persuasive text

Language Arts – story reading connected to persuasive texts



Language Arts – word study on con







Maths – problem solving activity



Maths – figuring out the volume of different shapes



Maths – measuring which shapes are more or less than a litre


maths4_arrays geoboards

Maths – Using geoboards to make multiplication arrays



Maths – figuring out arrays with blocks



Maths – learning about coordinates with a coordinates game



Maths – calculating millilitres and capacity with different containers



Maths – using thinkboards to represent repeated subtraction in different forms






UoI1_what we know

UoI – an introduction into ‘Sharing the Planet’


UoI2_what we know

UoI – recording what we already know about waste (pre-assessment)



UoI – a KWL chart on what we know about waste management and our wonderings about waste



UoI – going on a walk around our neighbourhood to see how people manage waste



UoI5_recycled paper

UoI – ripping up waste paper so we can attempt to recycle it



UoI – field trip to Kubca Samacta



UoI – using recycled paper at Kubca Samakta





UoI – making our own recycled paper at school

Week 30

Week 30


Word Study – Students finding irregular verbs that change from the “f”, “fe” pattern to “ve”



Maths – creating our own house designs. A mixture of multiplication, perimeter and area with real-life application



Maths – practising our basic multiplication facts through games



Maths – practising our basic multiplication facts through the game, ‘Buzz on Off’



Maths – a lead up to introducing coordinates by playing ‘Battleships’



UoI – choosing which traditional art we wish to use for our final projects and filling in the project sheets



UoI – studying how to create our art projects and the skills required



UoI – Project time



UoI – Project time



UoI – Project time



UoI – Project time


UoI7_project UoI – Project time



UoI – Finished artwork




UoI – Finished artwork



UoI – Finished artwork



UoI – Finished artwork



UoI – Finished artwork



UoI – Reflection of the Unit of Inquiry



UoI – Completing a Student Chosen Piece for our portfolios



Week 29

Hello Everyone!

It has been a highly energetic week in Grade 2 as the students prepared themselves for hosting the Fabulous Friday. We learned our lines, practised reading out our poems, prepared for our performances and did a few last minute changes when needed. On the day the Grade 2 students did a marvelous job and they worked very well to help support each other. Well done, Grade 2 on a fine performance and for sharing your learning!

We also did learning activities throughout the week such as logic problems, activities with helping verbs paired with irregular verbs, had a special lesson with Mr. Grennan, our high school Visual Arts teacher on perspective and continued to do fun activities to help learn our multiplication facts to name a few. Here are snippets of what we did this week in pictures.


Language Arts

LA1 tongue twister

“Try a Tongue Twister Today!”


LA2 voice projection

Peer feedback on our oral presentation skills



LA3 irregular verbs

Word Study: Listing irregular verbs used with a helping verb


LA4 reading

Grades 2 and 4 Reading Buddies

LA5 reading LA6 reading


LA7 poetry

Finishing up our poems for the Friday presentation

DSCN9987 End of the week spelling test

LA8 spelling




maths1 logic prob

Logic Problem – figuring out the problem with multiplication arrays and through making a model


maths2 multiplication

Writing down what we know on the multiplication facts


maths3 multiplication

Checking our multiplication facts through modelling


maths4 multiplication

Playing games to help consolidate our multiplication facts


maths5 logic prob

Logic Problem-solving: Making a diagram to solve a problem



uoi1 perspective

Mr. Grennan helping out Grade 2 by teaching us some of the elements of perspective in art


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UoI5 project

Researching art forms for our final UoI project



Fabulous Friday


Practising our scripts



Preparing for our Indonesian sellers’ percussion act



Practising in the school’s theatre



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Week 28

Language Arts

LA1 poetry reading

We went to the library and found a variety of different poems.


LA2 poetry reading

We read poems on our own and shared them with friends.


LA3 nursery rhymes

Some of the students were interested in the nursery rhymes from Britain so we did some of them as a class.


LA4 finding similes

We used Samsung Galaxy tabs to research similes.


LA5 irregular verbs

We wrote down present tense and past tense irregular verbs we knew as a class and then researched other irregular verbs.


LA6 irregular verbs

LA7 poems

We continued to work or finish our poems.


LA8 poetry reading

We learned a poem that we want to present for our Fabulous Friday.



maths1 tessellations

Our Head of School, Mr. Toomer, came and visited Grade 2 while we did an activity on tessellations.


maths2 tessellations



maths3 tables

We played some games to help us learn our basic multiplication facts.


maths4 mathletics

We practiced for the upcoming Mathletics ‘World Maths Day’ competition.


maths5 individual lesson

Sometimes we work with the teacher to help us understand our maths concepts.


maths6 maths day

We competed in the Mathletics ‘World Maths Day’ competition.


maths7 tessellation

Some of the class time was spent on completing our tessellation designs.



UoI1 erhu

We had a guest visitor, Ms. Vina, come into our class to perform on a Chinese instrument, the erhu, and to answer some of our questions.

UoI2 erhu UoI3 erhu

We had the chance to play the erhu with Ms. Vina’s help.


UoI4 tapestries

We read a story about tapestries and how they were used to tell stories.



UoI5 tapestries

We could not make a tapestry so we told a story about our families through painting.

UoI6 tapestries


UoI7 Arabic calligraphy

Pak Arief and Ms. Mardiya taught us about Arabic calligraphy and how it is used in art.


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UoI22 interviews G3

Grade 3 came to visit us. They interviewed Grade 2 students for their UoI unit on business studies.

Week 27

Hello Everyone,

Here are some of the events we had this week. This time the photos will be placed in order from Monday to Friday.



1-morningtalk Morning oral talks


1-2 arrays

Making arrays as a math strategy for multiplication



Field Trip to Sri Baduga Museum

1-3 baduga 1-4 baduga 1-5 baduga


1-6 baduga

Finding patterns that connect to every day life and art

1-7 baduga 1-8 baduga 1-9 baduga



2-1 baduga

Learning more about the myth of ‘Tangkuban Perahu’ through a wooden story relief

2-2 baduga 2-3 baduga



2-4 reasons art

Creating a poster on the “Reasons Why People Create Art”


2-5 poetry reading

Reading our poetry to the class

2-6 poetry reading 2-7 poetry reading


2-8 time

Activities with time – 5 minute and minute intervals



Field Trip to Saung Angklung Udjo

2-9 udjo 3-1 udjo 3-2 udjo 3-3 udjo 3-4 udjo 3-5 udjo

Watching a wayang puppet play


3-6 udjo 3-7 udjo

Learning how to play the angklung and doing a group song


3-8 udjo 3-9 udjo 4-1 udjo



4-2 reading

Whole class poetry reading


4-3 presentations

Sharing student research on a piece of historical art

4-4 presentation


Week 26

Here are some Grade 2 photos of events that happened in Week 26.


The BIS Chinese/Korean New Year Performance 2018


LA1 class talks

Oral language practice: morning talks


LA2 class talks

Presenting our morning talks to the class


LA3-verb game

Playing a vocabulary game with action verbs




LA4 wordstudy

Creating a senses poem


LA5 reading time

A whole class reading leading up to a lesson on couplet writing


Math2 strategies

Math strategies – using number lines to help us do multiplication


Maths1 basic facts online games

Online games to help us learn our basic multiplication facts


maths1 time

Time – revising what we have learned about reading analogue clocks



UoI1-see think wonder

Filling in an ‘I See, I Think, I Wonder’ sheet for our current UoI, ‘How We Express Ourselves’


UoI2 art and culture poster

Making connections to art and culture


UoI3 - questions

Putting up our ‘Burning Questions’ on the Key Concepts display board


UoI4 forms of art

As a group we wrote down the forms of art we know are used as traditional arts


UoI5 clay work

Making an object with clay before we learned any new clay making skills

UoI6 claywork




Week 25

Week 25 had Grade 2 finish up their Unit of Inquiry, “How We Organise Ourselves” as we finished our country reports and completed our writing checklist. We also did a UoI reflection for our portfolios. We are working on our basic facts in Mathematics and started an inquiry into tessellations and where we can find such patterns in our everyday life. We also started our new Unit of Inquiry, “How We Express Ourselves”. Finally, the class did some activities for the Korean and Chinese New Year such as make ang pao envelopes, some origami for Year of the Dog and wrote Korean or Chinese New Year senses poems.



Last minute work on our country reports



LA2 country report checklist

Revising what we need to include in our explanation reports then filling in a writing checklist



We filled in an explanation writing checklist


LA4-verb actions

Playing ‘Charades’ to learn about action verbs


LA5_using dictionaries

Dictionary work: looking for verbs in a dictionary


LA6 - word lists

We made a big list of action verbs


LA7 senses poem

Poetry – Creating our own senses poems


LA8 senses poem

We shared our writing with other people in class and discussed our writing


LA9 CNY poem

Brainstorming ideas for our writing – making Korean/Chinese New Year senses poems



Practising our basic facts







Calculating money amounts with coins and dollars



Math strategies – using blocks and repeated addition for multiplication facts



Playing multiplication facts games



Tessellation activities




UoI - intro

UoI ‘How We Express Ourselves’ introduction to the unit



UoI CNY origami


Making origami for the lunar new year


UoI what we know

UoI ‘How We Express Ourselves’ pre-assessment – ‘What do we know about traditional arts?’



Discussing what we know about different pictures of traditional arts


How We Express Ourselves UoI Overview

The Grade 2 students are currently onto their fourth Unit of Inquiry (UoI), How We Express Ourselves. To find out more details about the unit and to get some suggestions of what the students can do at home to help them learn concepts please refer to the Unit of Inquiry overview below.

How we Express ourselves parents overviews


G2 whole year v.3


Week 24

“Are the country reports finished yet?” We are almost there. We have a few last edits and revisions to do and then we can publish the country reports that the students have been working on for the last few weeks. The final part of the process if for the students to do a self-assessment and check whether they have covered all of the language features and text organisation parts required for a report explanation text. Grade 2 have also started learning descriptive words they can use with nouns and verbs. This week we centred on adverbs mainly used to help describe or modify verbs. We also did reading activities in class, both as a whole group and individual reading and we added our thoughts to our reading journals.

The class has also been doing activities with repeated addition. We did activities as a whole class, games in smaller groups, activities using concrete materials and later we wrote our findings onto whiteboards or into our math books. We have begun our journey into connecting repeated addition to multiplication and different students have different understandings of how this is connected. It was interesting to see some of the results as this give teachers an insight of what needs to be covered in the following week. Do the students understand how to represent multiplication of 1? What happens when there is a zero in the multiplication number sentence? Do the students understand that turning the numbers around means the groupings are different? How many students understand fact trees? These are just some of the questions that came to me as a teacher watching the students work on tasks last week. We also investigated other math areas such as tangrams, logical reasoning, basic facts and general math concepts covered in everyday lessons.

LA adverbs

Working with other teachers during our Language Arts activity sessions


LA2 adverbs

Listing the types of adverbs we found under headings – How, Where, When and Frequency


LA3 reading

Whole class read aloud activity



math1 logical reasoning

Logical reasoning activity



math2 repeated addition

Displaying what we understand about repeated addition



math3 repeated addition

Showing our understanding of math concepts with concrete materials and visual representation



math4 repeated addition Sharing our understanding of repeated addition with a peer



math5 basic facts

Morning Session fun with the basic facts


math6 basic facts

“What is your best time?” Activities to help us use our math strategies


math7 tangrams

Activities with tangrams


math8 addition game

Playing a game with repeated addition