This morning Vi and Rowena share their time book with us that they worked on the laptop.
For my tittle I wrote quarter to and quarter past and then I took a photo of it on active inspire.
I did quarter two 2 and then I found a picture of it I tired to think what it would look like in digital- and wrote it.
It is great to see the girls extending their learning and having a go at something harder.
Blend sounds- who can remember a blend sound, seeing what the students can recall from the week before
Joydeep: a blend tow sounds that work together to make a different sound.
Khushi: Bl – blend
Kimaaya: Gr- green
Ella: gr- grass
Monika; gl- glass.
Olivia R: Cr- creative
Rojun; bl- blue
Oliver- ap- apple
Olivia R; gl- glasses
Caroline; Dr- draw
My: Gl- glue
Alyssa; pl- plant
Naomi: fr- frog
Thuy: gr- – ground
Caroline- bl blind
Tino- br- bread.
Eline: gl- glove
Avleen; pl- plum
Diljoit- dr- draw
The students then had a challenge to come up with as many words as they could it was great to see so many of the students come up with different blend sounds, extending themselves to come up with their own. Others used their initial sound wheels to come up with words. We were very impressed and hope to see they apply this new learning knowledge to their reading and writing!!
The c,k and Ck sounds can be very tricky so today we explored these further going over what we knew sharing our ideas with each other and brainstorming how we use these different sounds.
We spoke about using the ck sound at the end of the words, the students explored in pairs and individually. We hope to see this understanding applied throughout their work.
Music and Spanish.
After staff meeting last night we thought we would open dialogue with the children about the learning spots we use in the classroom.
Why do you think we have learning spots?
Caroline: To help us listen,
Suk: it is because you won’t distract your friends so they can listen, and you can listen, if you don’t like your spot you can still see your friends but listen.
Blake: If I am not in my learning spot Ill talk to my friends and make silly choices.
Khushi: You have spot so you don’t get distracted and you don’t talk if Kimaaya was next to me I would talk to her and distract her,
Aveleen: learning spots are good for listening.
Alyssa: You need a learning spot so each time I sit I know where to sit.
Oliver: my learning spot because I am next to other people and maybe they be my friends and be silly with me and I don’t learn that is why my learning spot is really good.
Vi: You need learning spot you might talk to other people its good to sit in the same spot.
Javeiria: I use to get upset when I couldn’t sit at the front and I couldn’t see now I have learning spot I always sit at the front and can see.
Phuc: My learning spot is good so I can go on my knees on the back if I was at the front people could.
Ruby: I like it because I can see and I am next to my friend. Sometimes I move from learning spot to sit next to Olivia who are my friends and this is okay as long as they are learning. I can choose.
Put up your hand if you don’t like your learning spot and share why?
A few children shared why and we made changes and said they could move if these problems were happening.
Meklet: shared that sometimes she can’t see because she as she is on the edge.
Vi: Blank sometimes plays with my hair.
Kimaaya: Because sometimes BLANK talks to me.
Joseph: because blank touches my back.
This was a great reminder to the students to keep safe hands and we noticed a lot of the issues stem from other children distracting them.
Do you have a name for these spots?
Vi: intelligent spot because we are smart.
Peace spot because we are the peace team.
God spots because they are good and God is good?
It was interesting for the students and us teachers to reflect and check in on this and hear the children’s voice on why they first ever asked for learning spots.
This afternoon we practised our assembly parts and continued with our own inquires.
Some students choose to:
- Explore the Indigenous Australian culture through their 100 languages,
- Students wrote books by hand and on the laptops
- Children choose to build in the block area, using sand making a track
- Exploring patterns
- Making envelopes
- Aboriginal Flag making
- Spooky book making
- Researching on the laptop