Literacy Rotations

Today we swapped our literacy rotations from yesterday.

Our letters for this week are: Cc, Kk, Ee

Our words are: I, went, to

Our sentences are: I went to the shop. I went to the beach. I went to the school. I went to the doctor.

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  • Letter knowledge and formations with teacher
  • Magic letters with crayon and paint
  • Laptop- looking for this weeks letters and writing them in a word document and writing words that start with that letters
  • Puppet making for oral language the children were encouraged to make their puppets and then use them to talk to each other

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  • Guided sentences with teacher
  • Story writing
  • Sight words in a circle
  • Laptops- writing out this weeks sight words on the laptop

Feelings- Angry

Today we continued our learning about feelings. We explored the feeling of

angry

To start we read the book: When Sophie gets angry, really really angry.

“A young girl is upset and doesn’t know how to manage her anger but takes the time to cool off and regain her composure” 

We opened dialogue about what angry might look, feel and sound like.

Mrs Rodgers: Is it ok to feel angry?

Class: NO

Mrs Rodgers: Have a think again

Josh: Yes because you can just calm your self down by doing something fun

Mrs Rodgers: Amber is it ok to be angry

Amber: Yes because it gets all your anger out and it reminds you to be calm

Kayden: When I feel angry I calm my self down by playing with my brothers

TJ: Sometimes it can always calm you down

Mrs Rodgers: What makes you angry

TJ: When people don’t listen or when people argue. Steam comes out of my ears and I yell when I am angry.

Matthew: When I am angry I feel destructive.

Olivia – When I am angry I get red cheeks.

Dion – When I get angry I squeeze my hands.

Talyn: When I am angry I feel like I am super villain

Kaleb: When I am mad I feel like I am destroying the world

Saj: When I am mad I feel like I am fighting a zombie apocalypse

Ishaan: When I feel angry I feel like I am going to burst

Angus: When I feel angry I start to fight my sister.

Anna – When I am angry sometimes I fight with my brother.

Yianni – When I get angry I fight with my friends.

Ezekiel – When I get angry I feel like I am going to destroy the house.

Jayden M – When I get angry I be a super villain and ge so red.

Linda: When I am angry I start to feel very sad

Hannah: When I am angry I feel like I am going to explode

Amelia: When I get angry I cry very loud

Carter: When I am angry I fight my brother

Johnny: When I feel angry I kick my mum

Cooper: If I feel angry I feel like I am going to explode

Kimzar – When I am angry I was thinking about fire. Head is red.

Kayden – When I get angry I cry.

Thaison – When I am angry I fight.

Josh R – When I get angry I feel like kicking my brother and throwing him.

Chris – When I feel mad I feel like putting people in a pile and making fire around them.

Jasroz – When I get angry feels like ears getting fire and my whole body is fire and my face is getting red.

Henry: When I am angry my face is red and my hands and toes curl up like balls and I feel scared and cuddle my body up like this and scream out loud and my head feels like it is going to explode and my brain is going to come out

The children reflected about angry in their black books:

We wanted to explore the feeling of angry so that the children would recognise the feeling first, how it makes them feel, what it does to their body and so on before we explore making a safety plan. A safety plan is a visual that gives the children options of positive choices they can use when they are feeling angry/ sad/ upset.

Investigations

Today for investigations we put out some new provocations:

  • Maps- exploring if the children can make a map of our classroom.
  • Book making- looking at simple sentences and repetition to make a book. The children were encouraged to think of something of interest to them and add it to their books.
  • Paper folding- adding to last weeks paper plane making we added a laptop to research other paper folding activities. We encouraged the children to be inventors and creators and add to their paper plane creations from last week.

We will continue to add to provocations this week as we go as we observe and see what the children are doing with the base materials in our room.

 

Today Chris and Talyn were in flow as they used the whole investigations period in the loose parts area to build a zoo. They showed great determination to create many different areas for all the different animals and as they asked for different things I was able to give them different objects and fabrics for them to use in their own ways.

 

Literacy Rotations

Week 4 Literacy Rotations Monday

Our letters for this week are: Cc, Kk, Ee

Our words are: I, went, to

Our sentences are: I went to the shop. I went to the beach. I went to the school. I went to the doctor.

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  • Letter knowledge and formations with teacher
  • Magic letters with crayon and paint
  • Laptop- looking for this weeks letters and writing them in a word document and writing words that start with that letters
  • Puppet making for oral language the children were encouraged to make their puppets and then use them to talk to each other

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  • Guided sentences with teacher
  • Story writing
  • Sight words in a circle
  • Laptops- writing out this weeks sight words on the laptop

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Chinese New Year

Thank you to everyone who provided food for shared lunch today, It was lovely to see all the children sharing a meal together and trying new foods from different cultures.

After recess we read the story the Dragon in the City. The children then reflected about Chinese New Year in their books by drawing the dragon used for the celebrations.

 

 

 

Super Strength- LOVE

We have continued to talk about our strengths and if you were a super hero with the power of love what would you use it for. This is what the children came up with…

Amber- You would make people love everyone

Kayden- Loving people first

Cooper- Being kind to your family

Henry- Having lots of love in your heart

Hannah- I would give hugs to everyone

Ishaan- Love looks like you love everyone in the class

Portia- Well I would shot it out with pretend love and when they walk into it I love them

Talyn- I would help my mum do the dishes.

TJ- I would make a love heart for people.

Hayley- Being kind to people

Matthew- Helping my grandparents do the laundry

Angus- By helping someone up if they are hurt

Saj- In my heart I would love people

Amelia- I would make my whole family a lantern

Tyson T- Helping my mum and dad do things that are hard

Jayden B- What I think about love is telling someone that needs love that they need help

Dion- Helping them write

Kaleb- I help people clean up the room

Sarah- By looking after people

Jasroz- By helping someone

 

Investigations and Shared Lunch

Today we continued our investigations for the week. We added in some new Chinese new year provocations to decorate for tomorrow’s Chinese New Year shared lunch.

Please remember tomorrow is shared lunch. Please bring a plate of LUNCH food for the children to share. It will be their lunch for the day so it should replicate this.

 

Habitats- 100 Languages

Today we continued our learning about habitats and what living things need to survive within a habitat. We opened dialogue about habitats and the children shared their knowledge about what they already know. We talked about common names for different types of habitats such as a nest, cobweb, bee hives etc.

The children used their 100 languages to explore and design a habitat for an animal of their choice.

Thank you Amber for helping to take photos today.

Here is what they came up with…

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Chris- The guy is making a fire for the cat just incase he is cold, and then he made bed and a table incase he is hungry.

Amelia- I made a monkey in a tree and they like to eat bananas and they say ooo ahhh ooo ahh and they climb and stuff.

Ishaan- I made a dog habitat. It needs water, food, air and place to live.

Hayley- A bird. I made food, an apple, wind, sun, it lives in the tree.

Josh- I made a monkey.  A monkey has bananas and water. It lives in the tree.

Jasroz- A made a cheetah. Water, food, and sun. It lives in a house.

Talyn- This is a horse. It is sleeping and this is some grass and here is some water and this is a tree and this is a little home for it made out of wood.

Deng- I made a house with animals. Cheetahs and Tiger. It needs logs and rocks. They normally eat rocks.

Saj- When the animals are tired they go under this and rest. It is a shady place so they can rest when they need rest. A cheetah, a rabbit all of the animals.

Angus- There is two lions they are inside of a gate and thats why there is green around it and they are on dirt and the tigers are doing follow the leader and they are doing circles. They are eating hay.

Dion- I draw shade for the tiger and water and meat and it has some trees and sun and its habitat is there.

Johnny- A hole for the lions. Grass. It has their bed.

Shirley- It has carrots inside it and its for a rabbit. It has a hole for the rabbit.

Mia- I made where giraffe’s live. They need water, grass and they need leaves and they need big trees so they get cover.

Henry- I made it for an elephant. It needs some rocks. It needs leaves. It needs trees.

Yianni- A tiger. The tiger was in a cage. There is food and water.

Cooper- We made a dog house. A dog needs food. It needs water. Shade.

Krish- We made a dog house and we made flowers.

Linda- Its a turtle. It needs some food, water, air, sun and shade.

Amber – I have a spider web for spiders – that is where they live. I will draw flies for their the spiders to eat.

Matthew – There is air, rain and sum. The monkey swings around to get the banana. The sun shines and sky is out. The monkey uses the trees for shelter.

Sonarita – Drew a picture of a bird habitat.

Jayden M – The tiger is eating meat. It needs a shelter and some water. It’s shelter is a cave.

Tyson T – This an igloo for a baby polar bear. It has some water to drink and some shelter and a home to live. The seal are in the icy sea – they eat seals.

Thaison – I made a house for the cheetah and I made rocks and shade with the sticks. The maybe eat grass and meat. They get water from the waterfall.

Kaleb – I a lion is going into it’s cave. The wind is blowing. The food is inside the cave. The food is meat. It gets water from a pond.

Crista- The cat eats food, it eats cat food. It needs a drink. It has a little kitty house.

Carter – The polar bear needs food, water and shelter. They get shelter from the igloo. They get food from in the water.

Tristian – There is one crab that lives in the wall and the other crab lives inside. It eats stuff the octopus leaves behind. The crab has a shell.

Anna – Some cats need some water and some food and they need a house to live. They need a shade to make the cat safe.

Kayden – My habitat is for a cheetah. It needs food(meat) and water and it needs to stay warm. A cave would be shelter.

Sarah – The fish needs water and food and a cave.

Anh – A mouse some cheese and some water and it lives in a hole.

Portia – I made a mouse and a cat. The cat lives in a house. The mouse lives in a hole. The need water and cheese and cat need food and water.

Ayda – I made a habitat for a rabbit. It needs sun and water and food. It gets shelter under the dirt. It digs a hole.

Kimzar – A horse need a race course and he eats vegetables. The horse is inside the house.

Jayden B – I made a habitat for a giraffe. It needs fresh air and water and sunshine and food. They eat leaves off the trees.

Herman – I made a lion and his shade is leaves. He eats meat.

Olivia – My habitat is for dogs they need food and water. They need a kennel.

Ezekiel – This is a habitat for a dog. This is the water and this is where the food pops out. It shelter is the bed room.

 

Math Focus

This morning we had our math focus lesson. This lesson today was using a 10 frame to look at different place value as well as using flip tiles to represent the different ways we can make 10.

The looked at how they can represent this 10 frame with their own drawings in their math books. We will continue to work on this over the coming weeks.