Wheel-a-thon Day – Friday, November 14

Next Friday, YPCC will be holding our annual Wheel-a-thon day.
It is a great day to celebrate keeping fit and also a great chance to possibly win a new bike, from CycleScape which is in Sturt Street, Ballarat.

For each $10.00 you raise you will receive a raffle ticket to be in the draw to win the bike.

Good luck and be sure to watch out for future posts about the wheel-a-thon.

Polymers

Today in science we explored polymers.

Polymers are long chains of molecules linked together in chains.

We made ‘human polymer chains’ and we could see how they link together.

We also made ‘crazy putty’ which was gooey and fun. If you would like to make this at home check out how to do it here.

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What was your favourite experiment this week? Tell us why.

We are all smart… but what type of smart are you???

This week we all took the Multiple Intelligence test to find out what type of smart we are and how we learn best. We found out that we are not all the same. Some of us are sport smart, music smart, some are word smart, picture smart and a few more. What type of smart are you? How do you know?

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Going to the Birds

This coming Friday students from POD 2 have the chance to go to the Regent Cinemas in Ballarat to view the ‘Free Birds’ movie.

In this hilarious, adventurous buddy comedy for audiences of all ages, directed by Jimmy Hayward, two turkeys from opposite sides of the tracks must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history – and get turkey off the Thanksgiving menu for good.

Check out the trailer here

Words and numbers

Over the last few weeks the kids in POD 2 have had a real focus on learning NEW words. Learning new words helps us to extend our vocabulary (the words we use) and helps us with our reading, writing and the way we communicate with others.

This week we played a few games to consolidate the meaning and synonyms for a range of words we have been focussing on. The game was great fun and we hope to have round two this week.

We also took on the role of architect’s and took on the challenge to create building scapes using a key and then drawing the front and side views. Working backwards from the views to develop the key was a bit tricky, but as you can tell by the images below all the kids were having a great attempt at solving the challenge. Keep up the great work!

How do you learn new words? What might be a fun way to help us learn? Share your ideas by clicking on the comment button. 🙂

Red for MS

On Friday our school turned RED! We were raising money for MS and our very own Mr. Guest is going to be running next weekend in the colour run to raise even more money.
Congratulations to all who made the effort and to those who donated, even of they forgot to dress up.
Good luck Mr. Guest.

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Fun at Lake Wendouree

Today a small group of our hardest workers and kindest students got to take a break and have a picnic lunch at the local lake.

Mrs S and Laura booked the YPCC buses and we took off to Lake Wendouree, relaxed under the shade of a tree while eating our lunch, ran a muck at the gigantic playground and fed the swans.

On the way home we were even treated to an ice cream. Thanks Mrs S!!

Boy, what a treat for simply doing our best at school  and being a good friend to our classmates!

12 Days of Christmas – A transition activity

On Tuesday, December 11, students at our school participated in a whole day transition across our school.
Our Grade 2 students spent a day in POD 2, getting to know their new learning space, new teachers and new POD members for 2013.
We had a great day with students participating in a variety of activities throughout the day with the emphasis on getting to know each other, finding out a little about POD 2 and helping the new students and staff feel a little more comfortable about their move.

There was a great buzz in the POD with a feeling of excitement for 2013. It would be great to know what our students are looking forward to in 2013 as a member of POD 2. Please click on the comment button below and share your thoughts.