This morning we continued our learning around Harmony Day… this morning we looked into what is your identity and what makes you unique.
We traced around our hands and filled it with things that encompass our identity.
Mia – Harmony Day is celebrating different people. I am special because, playing with my cat, 3 cats, my little sister and my little cousin Zack he is 4. My birthday is on sport day in 20 days.
Zarii – Harmony day – I don’t know. Me special because I am six, in my family, Kai, Mum, Ruby, Lara, Chloe, Broadie, Dad, Bud is my dog. A girl guinea pig called Lou Lou and Fin, and 3. Squirt
Kenneth – Harmony day – I celebrate my country Vietnam and Australia. I am special, my family is from Vietnam I went there in my holidays, I can speak the language, at home with my family. My family is my mum, my dad, my baby, my cousin 2 cousins at my home, my grandpa and my grandpa and my Aunty … we all live together. I like them.
Katrina – I am special because I am in Australia, my family came from India. Family is dad, my mum, my little baby brother. I have a cat, dog. I am happy when I play with my cat and my dog.
Isaac – Harmony day is my friends and playing. I am special becuase my skin is different, my friends are so good at playing chasy. My family is my mum and dad and my Grandpa lives at my house. My family knows how to read books my family helps me to know. We are from Australia.
Vanessa – Harmony day – we celebrate people’s countries and speak different language. I am special because my brother, and sister a mum and dad. My family is from Cambodia we are going there soon. Im excited about going to a water park and we can go to the park. I speak ½ Vietnamese.
Gurnoor – Harmony day – means we celebrate all the countries. In Australia, I live in Australia, I like the toys , I have two brothers in my home he helps me pack up toys. My mum and dad pack my bag. I love playing outside.
Rowena – Harmony day – because we are all different but we are the same that is why we love our family and friends, we are different and the same.
Vi – Harmony day – it is celebrating all of the countries. I am special, I like the ‘We bear’ movie, I like Holy Family Catholic school, I like food like soup with balls in it, pumpkin soup and this is the Vietnam flag, because I am Vietnamese I like that because you can go to buddle tea.
Yatin – Harmony day – is when we all celebrate everyone in the world and we sing a song and we all share food and houses. I am special, I am from India, I like the rocks from India, you can play games like my dad. I speak Australian. My family there is my baby sister she is funny, my mum she is good at cooking. My dad he plays cricket and tennis with me. And my mum’s dad and mum are in in India.
We then explored the concept of vowels…. especially the short sounding vowels. We discovered that they are special because they are in every word we read and write.
We worked in small teams to sort words according to there vowel. If we could read the word we tried to sound them out and help each other to solve the word. It was amazing to obverse how well each team worked together cooperatively on this task. The class has really grown in their understanding and skill as working collaboratively with different members of our class.
The other half of the class used ICT to consolidate their understanding of Proper nouns and Common nouns. They brainstormed nouns and sorted them into where they belonged. They worked in pairs, using ActivInspire learning how to use the ‘caps lock’ button on the laptop for the Proper nouns.
Later in the day we swopped over and did the other activity.