Primary 2

Primary 2 - September 21, 2018

New Year, New Games

As they played new games at the beginning of the year, the Primary 2 students enjoyed reconnecting with their friends and getting to know their new peers.


Meeting Ms. Eva

To help Primary 2 students get to know her, Ms. Eva shared her favorite things, stories about her family and information about her native culture of Taiwan.


Practical Life Work

The Primary 2 students engaged in Practical Life activities that promote concentration, hand eye coordination and a sense of order.

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Classroom Jobs

The Primary 2 students were eager to complete their classroom jobs. Afterward they felt a great sense of accomplishment and responsibility.


Land & Water

The Primary 2 students started learning about our world, particularly Land and Water. They recognized and pointed out land and water areas on the globe.


Land, Air, & Water

On Monday afternoons, those students who no longer nap enjoy a special lesson. This week they were excited to learn that the Earth is made up of land, air and water. They discriminated sounds of the elements in nature by listening to wind blowing, water running and people walking on the ground. They also colored, cut and sorted animals according to their habitats.

Primary 2 - September 14, 2018

Welcome!

The Primary 2 students were excited to start a new school year and eagerly engaged in many activities around the classroom. The continuing students were happy to meet their new classmates and welcomed their new friends.

Primary 2 - June 12, 2018

Butterflies

The Primary 2 students were excited to free their butterflies.


Last Day of School

The Primary 2 students enjoyed their last day of school and said goodbye to all of their friends!

Primary 2 - June 8, 2018

Lifecycle of a Butterfly

It has been an exciting time in the Primary 2 class as the students come into the classroom each day anticipating the next stage in the metamorphosis of their caterpillars.  They observed them change to chrysalides and then become beautiful butterflies and the students recorded all their observations.

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Birthday Celebration

As a student turned six, she and her family celebrated her last birthday with her Primary 2 class.  Next year she is going to Lower Elementary!


Picnic Day

The Primary 2 students had a memorable and enjoyable time at their end-of-year picnic.  They got together with the other classes, shared snacks and enjoyed music and dancing.

Primary 2 - June 1, 2018

VIBGYOR Experiment

A Primary 2 Kindergartener shared a wonderful presentation about the VIBGYOR experiment he created at home.  (VIGBYOR stands for violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red – the colors of the rainbow, in order.)  His classmates were fascinated by the information and asked many questions.


Puzzle Presentation

A second year Primary 2 student shared an interesting presentation about Rubik’s Cubes, the popular 3D combination puzzles.  His presentation included a display of different types of cubes that his classmates could explore.  


A Montessori Birthday

A first year Primary 2 classmate celebrated her birthday with her friends.  They were delighted to see pictures of her life and enjoyed her favorite story.


Europe

The Primary 2 students learned about the continent of Europe.  They talked about the countries, main cities, landmarks, languages, flags and more.


Classroom Pet

Having a fish as a classroom pet inspired some students to write about it and create lovely aquarium art.

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Talking points about Primary 2 work

  • Fish
  • Life cycle of a butterfly
  • Ground rules
  • Summer time

Primary 2 - May 25, 2018

The Beauty Of Spring

Our neighborhood is bursting with the colorful flowers of Spring!  This bounty lends itself to the Practical Life exercise of flower arranging in the Primary 2 class.


Birthday Celebration

The Primary 2 class celebrated the fourth birthday of a classmate.


Me Museum

As part of his Me Museum exhibit, a Primary 2 friend shared his favorite football team with his classmates.


Knowledge of the World

The Primary 2 students' understanding of the world is reinforced by their work with the maps of the different continents.  They infuse art into their map work by using colorful tissue paper to identify the countries in a continent.


Classroom Pet

The Primary 2 class received a beautiful fish in a tank from their classroom parent.  The students love this new friend!  It offers an opportunity for the students to learn how to care for animals and helps them learn to be nurturing, responsible and compassionate.

Primary 2 - May 18, 2018

Me Museum

A Primary 2 Kindergartener shared his favorite sports, books, activities and hobbies as part of his Me Museum exhibit.


Moveable Alphabet in Spanish

Some Primary 2 students worked diligently on their reading skills and some second year friends used the Moveable Alphabet to build words in Spanish.


Welcome to our Toddler Friends

The Primary 2 students welcomed their Toddler friends for a visit!  They were happy to show the younger students their classroom and work with some Toddlers friends.


Shell Collecting

A second year Primary 2 student brought her shell collection from Clovelly Beach in Australia that she collected during her last vacation there.  Her classmates enjoyed looking at the different types and sizes of the shells.


Talking Points about Primary 2 work

  • Mother's Day
  • Weather
  • Shells
  • Sports
  • Favorite book

Primary 2 - May 11, 2018

Practical Life

Doll washing is one of the various Practical Life activities that Primary 2 students enjoy.  This work helps the student to develop concentration, coordination and independence while absorbed in a constructive activity.  Some other similar works include washing the window and scooping from one bowl to another.


Writing

Primary students are in a “sensitive period” for writing.  In the Primary 2 class there are different ways the students practice writing letters and numbers.  This process begins with tracing the Metal Insets and using fingers to trace Sandpaper Letters or numbers.  Students may also trace the number or letter on a sand tray, then move on to writing the letter on the
chalkboard.


Happy Mother's Day

The Primary 2 students celebrate their mothers everyday and they spent special moments preparing surprises for the moms of the Primary 2 class.

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Me Museum

This week the Primary 2 class got to know more about the interests of their classmate as he shared with the class the things that are special to him.

Primary 2 - April 27, 2018

Happy Earth Day

In honor of Earth Day 2018, the Primary 2 students engaged in an interactive discussion about how the Earth is precious to us because it is the only habitable planet.  A school parent visited the classroom to craft an Earth Day project with the students, and the Kindergarteners made posters expressing their ideas about how to protect the Earth using the three R's: Recycle, Reuse and Reduce.


Reading Buddies

The Primary 2 Kindergarten students always look forward to their special moments with their Upper Campus schoolmates.  Reading Buddies sessions are beneficial for both the Kinders and their older friends and foster a mutually beneficial social relationship between the two groups.


Mentoring

The Toddler 1 students enjoyed hearing a story read to them by a  Primary 2 Kindergarten schoolmate who visited their classroom.  This experience was a great way for the Kindergartener to mentor the younger friends and help them to develop good reading skills.


Talking points about Primary 2 work

  • Earth Day
  • Reading Buddies
  • Mentoring

Primary 2 - April 20, 2018

A Montessori Birthday

A second year Primary 2 student shared his birthday celebration with the class. He shared his piano recital video, a trophy and many other facts about what he likes and his activities. He also brought a fun craft activity about space, a favorite topic of his.


Practical Life Activities

The Primary 2 students worked with a variety of different Practical Life activities.  The work in this area of the classroom fosters independence, concentration, coordination and sense of order and is popular with the students.


Me Museum

A Kindergartener shared her favorite things with her Primary 2 classmates.  She talked about her family, piano lessons, favorite books and more, and her friends enjoyed getting to know more about her.


Volcano Experiment

A Kindergarten student brought a Science experiment to share with the Primary 2 class: She demonstrated how to make volcano lava. 


Talking points about Primary 2 work

  • Earth Day
  • Growing vegetables
  • Volcanoes
  • Space
  • Weather
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