This morning the children welcomed each other and shared reading with one another.
The children shared exciting things that they had done on the weekend and we extended this as a class.
The children are becoming very confident in their understandings of what a recount is and how to add detail to it.
Ajoh – my dad and my little sister
Oliver : my dad
Suk: my whole family
Avleen: my dad and my dad’s friend
Phuc : at my cousins home I played Xbox one
Ajoh: I went on the swing and the big slide at St Kilda park
Javeria: What I did is went to Saara house and played with her, we played with her toys and her wing.
Tino: My friends house
Kevin: I went to my mums nail shop I helped pay with there customer
Saturday or Sunday?
Morning or afternoon?
How did you fell?
Alphonsa: I felt good learning about Jesus
Joydeep: I felt exhausted because my mum and dad went running around the park
Nina: I feel happy because I have a baby brother
So today they were provided with a seperate piece of lined paper to independently record their weekend recount. We encouraged the children to find a quiet spot by themselves so that they could apply focus and display all the learning they have been doing around sounds, grammar and recounts. This gives the children the opportunity to apply what they can do independently and for the teacher to better understand their literacy abilities.
A lot of children wanted more time to complete this. Therefore any children that wanted to where given more time after lunch during mindfulness time.
We had a whole school Mass practice in the hall… for our upcoming Mission Day Mass which is this Friday.
After recess Maths provocations were set out including aspects that we have been learning about.
We also had 1:1 learning conversations with each student around the days of the week and months of the year. Learning conversations are so valuable as they provide a space where the child has 1:1 time with the teacher to verbally explain their thinking, ideas and show any relative skills or work. They can explain their thinking or reasoning behind their records and be challenged by questioning or suggested extension ideas.
After lunch we looked at a new Aboriginal Dreaming story :
Dumbi the owl
The children used their 100 languages to explore their understanding of this story. Some children used the blocks, other used artistic aspects, others acted out parts, others used ICT to represent or research
Suk: Im going to use people and blocks to act out story
Blake: I want to make a grass things they stuck in the owl
Eline: I want to draw a picture from the story
Tomorrow we are lucky enough to have a special guest: Kaisha’s grandma Susan who is from the Kaurna area is coming in to share a dreaming story from her area and also facilitate an artistic representation of this. Looking forward to this