CAPACITY!

Today is our last day that we have readers tomorrow we will be returning them to the library. Please remember to return all your Childs library books – some children have books out standing and it is important that these get returned ASAP please.

CAPACITY

We had some focus questions today- as we explored the classroom measuring different containers and how much they hold.

Our test which one can hold more?

Does the bowl or the cup hold more?

How can we test this?

The cup held 17

and the bowl held 20!!!

We then did our own testing…comparing different objects how much do they hold.

We then recored our results and learning in our learning journals.

We  then had a little vote on what pizza we like for our shared lunch so we can cater for all the students.

As the end of the year approaches, we would love to celebrate an amazing year of learning with a shared lunch. We understand this is a busy time of year and with this in mind, we are not asking for you to send any food in on this occasion. As a thank you to our wonderful students and their families we will be providing the food for this lunch. We are yet to confirm exact details, but it is likely that we will order pizzas and have frozen yoghurt ice blocks. Parents are also welcome to attend. For catering purposes, please let us know if your child has any particular dietary requirements and also if they will not be at school on this day. Please share this information with your child’s teacher via their small notebooks, verbally or through email.

When: Thursday December 6th

Time: 12pm

Where: in the classroom

After Lunch we will start making some very special Christmas card for our families- no photos here these will be a surprise!!!

 

Monday week 8 Jesus is born

Today we spent the day exploring the part of the Christmas story where Jesus is born and how people found out about Jesus and came to visit him.

 

This morning we read the story from the bible and also looked at small clips of this story.

 

  1. We acted out different parts of the story in small groups
  2. We recorded our understanding of this story
  3. We used our 100 languages to further explore this

 

 

Tuesday week 7

The students were really excited this morning to see that “Bob the elf” had gone swimming.

Bob the elf was trying to catch our fish this morning.

Sukh: the elf is watching us to make sure we make good choices.

Ella: The elf is watching everywhere to see if we are tidying up and helping.

Saara: the elf might see if you arn’t helping, like cleaning up.

Blake: the elf likes crackers why is he fishing?

CAPACITY

What does that mean?

Which one is bigger the cup or the drink bottle?

Ella: the water bottle is bigger it will fit more water in it than the cup, if cup was bigger it be hard to choose.

Blake: the bottle will because the cup is littler and the bottle.

Sukh: The drink bottle is long and big and can fit much more water and is heavier. while the cup can only fit a little bit.

Indi: because it was bigger the water bottle.

How can we test?

  • One will be heavier- Sukh
  • Same type of bowel to compare and test – Indi- using the same measuring thing.
  • The students were asked then asked to undertake their own exploration and investigations.

Blake: this one has 16, next one had 9, this one has 6 and the smallest has four. I used unfix cubes.

Meklet: I used counters I fill it up in the cup and it was 50 and then I put it another it was 30.

Ella: I was measuring how cups there was to cups to fill up the whole jar. I got it to right to the top where it almost leaked out

Saara: I did the cup it had 60 in it and then helped Kenneth his had more.

Olivia: I was in the sandpit with India and we were building  sand castle and one was big and one was small, so the big one fit more inside.

Avleen: I was using the counters and the big was 16 and the other one was 13.

Rowena: Iw as using cotton balls and I found that the pink bowl held the most.

Alyssa: I was using unfix cubes and the big ones was 24 and the little one was four.

Khushi: I was on the counters table I used the cup and poured it inside it needed to be topped up because it held more.

 

Shared lunch – Thursday Week 8

Dear parents,

 

As the end of the year approaches, we would love to celebrate an amazing year of learning with a shared lunch. We understand this is a busy time of year and with this in mind, we are not asking for you to send any food in on this occasion. As a thank you to our wonderful students and their families we will be providing the food for this lunch. We are yet to confirm exact details, but it is likely that we will order pizzas and have frozen yoghurt ice blocks. Parents are also welcome to attend. For catering purposes, please let us know if your child has any particular dietary requirements and also if they will not be at school on this day. Please share this information with your child’s teacher via their small notebooks, verbally or through email.

 

When: Thursday December 6th

Time: 12pm

Where: in the classroom

 

Thank you,

Elyse Nicosia, Jessica Smith and Laura Adams

Monday week 7 – Elf on the Shelf

We had a very special addition to our class today……

Javeria – Elf wants you to be good, or he goes and tells Santa

Joydeep – maybe there is a computer in there so he can move

Kushi – We can name he or she

Saara – the Elf said not to touch him or he loses his magic

Joseph – Does other people have this Elf?

Eline – he moves at night time and uses his magic

Alyssa – he can fly

 

We came up with some ideas for its name:

Katie – 6

Jake – 0

Damien – 1

Arlo – 2

Spy – 3

Pikachu – 7 – 11

Bob – 6

Ben – 1

Evie – 10 – 14

Elfie – 3

 

We then voted …..

Bob!!!!!!!!!

 

Literacy – We then made a profile for our Elf Bob

Some of our ideas were….

Name:

Date he arrived:

His favourite toy to make:

His favourite food:

His friends:

A question for our elf?

This afternoon we continued our exciting adventure with Bob the Elf using our 100 languages

Kaisha “i traced it from my laptop and cut 2 of them out then sticky tape them together then put a pop stick on it, it’s a change your face one.”

Van “I’m making a Christmas lantern, I made the ornaments”

Rowena “I just finished, I made some decorations for Bob the Elf and then stuck them near his window.”

Vi ” I’m making a Christmas lantern, I made one last year so I know how to make one.”

 

India “It’s a reindeer, I used a box and coloured paper too” “the plastic is my tail.”

 

Investigations on MONEY $$$$

The students were given the provocation to explore money they used their numeracy capabilities, 100 languages, personal and social skills, literacy skills and creativity  to lead their own learning through play.  Play provides an important ‘context for learning’ where children are able to explore ideas, solve problems, make connections and engage with others . Play-based learning plays a crucial role in the development of literacy and numeracy, it helps us built real life skills and make connections to our own lives. All students were engaged and took their Learning Journals with them recording their exprieinces and sharing their learning.

India: I made a shop and was selling Pizza and burgers. 

Alyssa: I was doing an iMovie with Gurnoor and Alphonsa on money. 

Jacob: I was drawing and making the money in my learning journey. 

Olivia R: Me and Ruby were going to India’s shop and making a shopping list what we wanted to buy.

Ella: I was making a list and writing how much it were, Mrs Nicosia’s bought three things I added it up

TIno: I Made a menu in my book, someone bought something for $2 and they gave  me $5 so I give them $2 change.And then I did an iMovie on money.

1SA went to Spanish and 1EN asked if they could follow on with their learning around money on the laptops. In small groups they made iMovies about money, made shopping lists, researched how much things cost, went on different shopping websites and used their ICT skills to navigate.

 

 

Christmas

 

Last week we explored the bible story of Mary being chosen to be Jesus’ mother.

Today we are looking at how Mary and Joesph had to travel to Nazareth to Bethlehem.

We looked at a map of the distance from Nazareth to Bethlehem

How do you think they will get there?

Sukh: I think on a horse.

Saara: they have to ride on a horse to Bethlehem.

Khushi: they might have to take a boat.

Kaisha: I think a Donkey.

Which direction did they travel ?

Blake: South.

The students watched the story and then reflected on what they had learnt and knew.

Olivia R: Olivia and Joesph had to travel a long way from Nazareth to find an inn to but there is no room. So they ended up in an inns farm because they are no room in the inn.

Tino: Mary and Joesph travelled to Bethlehem on a Donkey.

Thuy: Mary and Joesph went the Bethlehem and saw a Shepard,  there was no room for them. So they had to stay in the stable.

Caroline: Mary and Joesph they got a donkey and they traveled a lot. They asked a man in the tree on how to get to Bethlehem and he said 76 cm and donkey. They continued to find somewhere to stay.

Oliver: so they were at Nazareth and then they traveled to a different country where they are suppose to be. Joesphs country and the king said you have to go back where you are so I can count and then they were trying to look for somewhere to sleep. The lady said I have no room and then the Man came up I have a little place for you and it is quiet comfortable and that’s the best I can do.

Play:-

Investigations many of the students choose to use their literacy skills and 100 languages. The students got choice in what they wanted to explore and where they wanted to take their learning.

  • Students wrote Christmas stories
  • Made Christmas cards
  • writing a Christmas list
  • Making Christmas cards
  • Writers workshop
  • Making Christmas recipes
  • acting out Christmas story
  • A puppet show
  • a post card
  • Letter to Santa

 

Monday week 6 – Advent and Christmas

Learning relationships – Meklet helped Gideon with his reading this morning on her own accord 🙂

 

Advent –

We only have 4 weeks left of school so have begun to look at the time of Advent… the 4 weeks leading up to Christmas.

We talked about the meaning of the wreath and each candle

HOPE –

“Yatin – hope means you hope for something to come” “Olivia – we hope Jesus is nice to us”

LOVE

“Nina – love means when Jesus was born” Van – when share your love with someone and share your feeling with them”

JOY

“Olivia – joy means your happy about something”  “Saara – joy is something to be happy about, so someone can be happy for you”

PEACE

“Kushi – on Christmas Day you are quiet” “Rowena – everyone welcoming everyone even when you are different.

Literacy –

Procedure – how to put up a Christmas tree

What do we need?

What steps do we need to take?

Christmas investigations:

OUR MASS

Olivia R: I liked my speaking part and the songs.

Ella: I liked listening to the songs and praying to God.

Khushi: I liked the songs because they had a good beat.

Meklet: I like my mum and my brother coming and my speaking part and the songs.

Sukh; I really like when priest asked us what happened in the story.

Saara: I like the songs because it is prayer and it is important.

Yatin: I like the song because they like had lots of different beats and when they priest tells about the story.

Thank you to all the families that came to watch!