Winter Wonderland Wednesday

Help those who need your support this winter….

We also invite you to contribute to our SMCM St Vincent de Paul toiletries drive.

Simply bring and place toiletries in the baskets provided in each learning community. This might include toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, hair brushes or body wash. Thankyou for giving generously!

Sign Up for Toiletries Donations - Friendship Center

How will your donation help?   https://donate.vinnies.org.au/winter-appeal

Need more information? Talk to our Mini Vinnies leaders: Ava G, Angel and Mia K (Year 6, Encourage).

Learning from Home in Week 7

Good afternoon Year Two students and families! 

We have been busily getting learning ready for remote learning next week. To help you, we have prepared some information that will give you a good idea about how learning will look.

DAILY ROUTINE

Each day will involve:

  • 9am Google Meet – Greet each other, morning prayer and talk about what is happening each day
  • Three learning tasks (these will be posted to Seesaw by 5pm the afternoon before)
  • A Literacy Google Meet one day during the week with your teacher (a schedule will be sent out on Seesaw before Monday). 
  • Three learning tasks to be completed by child with family support as needed
  • Literacy intervention will continue and will be communicated via Cate or Megan

SEESAW

  • We will be using Seesaw to share the learning tasks and for students to post their learning
  • You can add more than one image to each post 
  • We will provide feedback via voice record, written comment or like of the post 

Please understand that tasks provided are suggested learning activities and we encourage you to do what is manageable for you and your family. 

If you need any extra support or have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Hope to see you soon.

Stay safe!

Stephanie: stephanie.disalvatore@smcmeppingnth.catholic.edu.au

Vivian: vivian.Rosales@smcmeppingnth.catholic.edu.a

Anna: anna.hill@smcmeppingnth.catholic.edu.au

Michelle: michelle.marsh@smcmeppingnth.catholic.edu.au

Exploring our culture through food!

This week in Literacy, we are reading ‘Possum Magic’ and talking about food traditional to Australia. 

We continue to focus on traditions in cultures around the world as part of our Inquiry unit, including foods within different cultures. 

This week, we invite you to make one of your family’s traditional dishes. 

You can take a photo or video of the special dish. You might like to record yourself making or sharing this food. We will be sharing these photographs or videos with our homegroup during learning time. You also might like to bring the recipe into school. 

Some questions you might reflect on:

Where does your dish come from?

Why is it special to your family?

When do you eat it? Is there a special celebration when you eat this food?

Week 4 Reminders!

Dear Parents and families,

Please find attached some changes and reminders for our week.

Inquiry Artefact: If you have not yet brought an artefact that is special to you, please bring it along this week to share with your class mates

Sport Uniform Changes : Please wear your sport uniform on THURSDAY instead of TUESDAY this week as there has been a change of specialist day due to Naplan.

Parish Mass: On Friday we will be celebrating our first Parish Mass for Term 2, beginning at 12.15pm. Family and friends are most welcome to attend.

Do you have any boxes at home? Please bring these to school for a special Lane community project.

Winter uniform: A reminder that we have now progressed to Winter uniform.. Students are encouraged to wear beanies, scarves and jackets on cold days, as well as gumboots on grassy areas, like the paddock. Please bring your labelled gumboots to store at school.

If you have any questions about the above changes, please feel free to email your child’s homegroup teacher.

Thanks from the Year Two team

– Stephanie, Anna, Vivian and Michelle

Mother’s Day

We look forward to celebrating Mother’s Day tomorrow afternoon with all our Mums and special women.

Entry to school is via family gates at 2:30pm. Children will be in family groups in the homeroom of the youngest sibling. Please see the attached map

There is a limit of 2 adults per family and we ask that all of our adult visitors wear masks. 

A story will be shared and special craft activities are planned.

We look forward to celebrating the mums and special women in the lives of our students tomorrow!

Special Women!

Tomorrow in our Lane Community, we will be reflecting on our Mothers. As part of this, we would love you to please bring in a photo of you and your Mum or a special women in your life.

You can either bring your photo or email to your teacher!

Sharing our stories!

This Term for Inquiry  we are exploring, ourselves, our community and our culture.

We recognise that everyone is different and everyone has their own story. To help tell our stories, we can share items that are special to us.

Today the Year Two Teachers got to share their stories using artefacts. They shared their story and explained why each artefact was important to them. They identify what makes them who they are today. 

Now it’s your turn! With your family we would like you to pick an artefact that you think makes you who you are today. This might be a photo, a symbol or an object.

Please bring along this item sometime this week so we can share it with the class. If the object is very special and you do not want to bring it to school, you can take a photo of it and email it through to your teachers!

Buy a Bee and be more for others this week!

This week is our final week of fundraising for Caritas Project Compassion. Students are invited to bring in a gold coin at any stage this week and buy a bee cutout, which can be decorated or they may choose to write their name on a pre-made bee (from their teacher)! They can then pin their bee to the wall located near the library galleria space. The aim is to have a swarm of Caritas bees on display by the end of the week!

How are you being more to others?

How many bees might we have on our wall by the end of the week?

St Joseph Feast Day Mass

Today we celebrated the Feast of St Joseph with our very first mass! 

It was wonderful to share in a special celebration about a great saint. A saint who was an ordinary and humble man and who was the husband of Mary and foster-father of Jesus here on earth.

Watch the reflection video below and think about all the wonderful things you have discovered this week about St Joseph.
What connections have you made to your learning and to your own life?

As a family you might like to continue to share your learning using these questions:

Why was St Joseph a special person to so many people including Mary MacKillop?

How are you going to be more like St Joseph?

What did you notice when you were at mass today?

Photos of our fathers

As we prepare to celebrate the Feast day of St Joseph on Friday, we are reflecting on the qualities of Jesus’ foster father and making connections with our own fathers/important males in our life.

We would love to have students to bring a photo of their own father to share, which will assist with our reflection. You are most welcome to email these photographs to your child’s teacher before Thursday.

Thanks families!

– Stephanie, Vivian, Michelle and Anna

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