# Today is Harmony Day.

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We will be celebrating Harmony Day as a school on Friday. But today we open dialogue and explore the notion that ‘Everyone belongs’.

# Math Investigations

This morning we continued our learning on skip counting. We are continuing this learning to allow the children to explore the concept of skip counting in many different ways. All children will make connections and their own unique ways of counting and developing patterns that work for them when processing information in their head. We celebrate these differences and allow for different connections to be learnt and made as everyone learns in their own ways. With the intent that all children will learn how to skip count and process number patterns cognitively.

https://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/skip-counting.html

# Literacy Rotations

Literacy Rotations are building literacy skills through intentional teaching, small group collaborations, repetitions, observations, play, games, concrete material manipulation, supportive risk taking and student lead learning. The classroom is a buzz activity from each 15mins to the next as the children move through the activities.

Today we had our literacy rotations.

Our letter focus for this week are: q, u, j

Our word focus for this week are: he, had

1MR:

• Teacher focus- handwriting letter formation and sound recognition
• Roll, read and write- letter dice. Roll a letter dice and record the letter that it rolls on.
• Laptops- finding and writing this weeks letters and attempting to write words that start with this weeks letters
• Sand letters- print letters into kinetic sand

1JM:

• Teacher focus- guided reading sentences
• Laptops- writing sentences with this weeks words
• Mini Books sentence writing- he had a…
• Sight word bingo

1JM

1MR

# Nursery Rhymes- Twinkle Twinkle

Today’s nursery rhyme was Twinkle Twinkle little star.

Sharing nurse rhymes with children contributes to their  phonemic awareness development —the recognition of sounds and the breakdown of language into sound units or syllables.

Since nursery rhymes are patterns, they help children learn easy recall and memorization.

Nursery rhymes usually tell a story with a beginning, a middle, and an end. This teaches children that events happen in sequence, and they begin to learn how to understand stories and follow along.

All of which contributes to building confident readers and writers.

# Writers Workshop

Today we had writers workshop between recess and lunch when alternate classes were at library. The children were given about 30 minutes to have a go at writing in their lined literacy books. We want the children to become confident to just ‘have a go’ with writing and attempt to write what they know.

# Literacy Rotations

Today we had our literacy rotations.

Our letter focus for this week are: q, u, j

Our word focus for this week are: he, had

1JM:

• Teacher focus- handwriting letter formation and sound recognition
• Roll, read and write- letter dice. Roll a letter dice and record the letter that it rolls on.
• Laptops- finding and writing this weeks letters and attempting to write words that start with this weeks letters
• Sand letters- print letters into kinetic sand

1MR:

• Teacher focus- guided reading sentences
• Laptops- writing sentences with this weeks words
• Mini Books sentence writing- he had a…
• Sight word bingo

1JM

1MR

# We’re all wonders.

https://bullyingnoway.gov.au/NationalDay

On Friday 16 March 2018, Australian schools will stand united in their communities to celebrate the eighth National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA).

The National Day of Action is Australia’s key anti-bullying event for schools and in 2018, schools are called to imagine a world free from bullying and share their BIG IDEAS.

The National Day is a positive day of action, bringing school communities together to help find workable solutions that address bullying and violence.

Let’s Take a Stand Together.

Within our class we have been exploring the idea of kindness and how we can always ‘choose kind’. The children explored 3 ways they can be kind.

# Buddies

Today we met our buddies. The children found out who their buddies were and got to know them.

1JM:

# Math Focus- Skip Counting

As we continue our learning on skip counting today we focused on counting by 5’s.

Today the children in 1MR sat in a circle and counted out 5 pop sticks. We counted around the circle by 5’s and placed the corresponding number next to the pop sticks. Each child had a turn counting around the circle by 5’s. The children were consolidating their knowledge through repetition, visual clues and concrete objects.