Seasons- 100 Languages

Today we wanted to find out what the children already know about the seasons. They best way for us to do this is to let them use their 100 languages to demonstrate their prior knowledge. By doing this they have freedom to show what they already know in their own ways.

Yianni: I have drawn a rainbow in Summer.

Angus: In Autumn the leaves fall off the trees and they change colours and then when its a different season they come back on.

Krish: In Winter it gets cold and in other places it snows.

Johnny: In Summer you can play outside because it never rains.

Ekam: In Spring the snow come down and we get frozen.

Cooper: Winter has snow.

Ishaan: I know that Spring has a rainbow.

Amelia: The trees change colour when it turns to Autumn.

Mia: When its winter its cold.

Hayley: The sun comes out in Summer.

Josh: In Summer its very hot.

Jasroz: Summer is hot.

Dion: It gets really hot in Spring.

Deng: In Spring the rainbow comes when the rain is finished.

Linda: In Summer its very hot so you have to put on sunscreen.

Hannah: It can sometimes be hot or cold in different seasons.

Shirley: I know that people keep on changing what they do each season.

Henry: I know that the sun is out and bird are always out too, it is Summer.

Jaanpreet: Its Christmas when it snows.

Saj: In Winter there is snow and its cold.

Chris: In Summer I got to swimming pools and go to the beach and make sand castles and swim in the water.

Anh – Season sometime is sunny and sometimes is raining and sometime is snowy.

Portia – Seasons are beautiful and sometimes I get hot and I get cold and sometimes I get just right.

Tyson – Summer is hot and you can relax outside.

Jayden B – Season is time when you change weather and the cool air to make it more good.

Herman – I like winter because it has snow you can make balls with.  I like summer because it is cool. Winter is cold.

Ezekiel – Seasons are like summer and like rainbows and winter and you can play at winter and summer so you can play with summer toys. You can play in the pool.

Anna – All the seasons – there is summer there is rainbow and flowers and there are some trees

Jayden M – summer is very warm and the kids can play and don’t get cold.

Crista – The winter that there is snow and we get cold and we be sick. Summer is very hot and you get sweaty and you don’t like hot. Spring is good because you can feel fresh.

Olivia – Some seasons are hot and some are cold and you can feel the difference. When the leaves fall down the trees they change colour too and when it is summer they grow back up.

Kayden – Seasons are about winter, Autumn – when it is winter the wind blows really hard and it makes the leaves fall down from the trees.

Thaison – Summer is really hot and winter is really cold

Carter – Winter is very cold and sometimes it snows and rains. Iy has very windy trees. There are black colds and the black clouds are covering the sun. There is still a blue sky,

Kaleb – Seasons are the days of the week. There are different seasons. Summer is when the sun is bright and the girls and boys can play.

Ayda – Seasons is like the days are cold, sunny spring, raining.

Matthew – Seaons are winter when it gets cold and it rains and it is a lot of wind. It rains a lot and makes a lot of puddles on the floor.

Sarah – Season are snowy and cold and Summer is sunny.

TJ – It rains a lot in winter and summer. It is super sunny in summer.

 

 

Maths Rotations- Subtraction

Today we continue to bring together the knowledge we have gained about subtraction. We wanted the children to use the skills they practised last Thursday in our math focus lesson to take away both 2 and 3 from any given number.

The children have continued to use manipulative materials to help organise their thinking. We set up 4 rotations for each class.

  • Reached directed subtraction
  • Laptop- Maths Playground- Subtraction Game
  • Counters and number cards subtraction
  • 10 frame subtraction with flip tiles and the dice

 

 

 

 

Grammar- Nouns

Today we talked to the students about ‘common nouns’.

Krish shared his prior knowledge that a noun was a person, place or thing.

A common noun being something that you can see and touch.

Then we played the you tube clip, stopping and talking about the information that was shared.

The students were asked then to record their understanding in 3 columns in their books – under the headings of people, place and thing using words and pictures.

 

Literacy Rotations

This week for rotations we have two letter sounds. These letter sounds are ee and or.

We will not recap any single letter sounds this week but will recap the 3 from this week next week.

Our words for this week are; were, you, at

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  • Guided sentences: were, you, at
  • Laptops- active inspire book making
  • Play dough sight words: were, you, at
  • Capital letter word search and record in readers

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  • Guided letters: ee, or
  • Laptops- active inspire book making
  • Jolly Phonics word sound sheet- ee and or
  • Lego letters

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Writers Workshop

Today for writers workshop the children started with the sentence: My favourite place is…

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Literacy Rotations

This week for rotations we have two letter sounds. These letter sounds are ee and or.

We will not recap any single letter sounds this week but will recap the 3 from this week next week.

Our words for this week are; were, you, at

1JM

  • Guided letters: ee, or
  • Laptops- active inspire book making
  • Jolly Phonics word sound sheet- ee and or
  • Lego letters

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  • Guided sentences: were, you, at
  • Laptops- active inspire book making
  • Play dough sight words: were, you, at
  • Capital letter word search and record in readers

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Investigations

Today during investigations the children explored many different art processes and skills.  The children explored how to draw super heroes and super hero symbols. They explored origami and paper folding to create different animals, planes and puppet shapes. They looked at famous art works and had opportunity to use these as inspiration to their art work. The making area was a buzz with new ribbons and straws, rolls and materials. The children were busy creating people in space, Godzilla, craft pictures, bumble bee’s and so on.

Our Assembly

Wow. What a show.

Well done to the amazing children who all did an incredible job performing on the stage today. We are so so proud of all of them.

We would like to thank all the parents and families who came to watch, who helped and joined us for morning tea. We have a wonderful learning community and we feel very special to be apart of it.

Here are some photos from the stage as a well as the children’s reflections after.

Assembly 

Morning Tea 

Reflections 

Math Focus- Subtraction

Today we continued our learning with subtraction within our math focus lesson. Today we moved on from subtracting 1 from numbers 1-10 to subtracting 2 and 3. The children worked at their own pace using the white boards and counters to show how many they had and how many they were taking away to see what the answer would be.

Here is the children engaging in their learning:

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Fred’s Van

As part of Mission Week we have a can donation for Fred’s Van.

Today we opened dialogue about why we would do this. This included talking about charity, volunteers, people less fortunate than us, donations, and how a little bit of help can go a long way. We watched a clip about a volunteer called Frank who has donated his time for 40 years to help other people have a meal to eat at night.

Here is the link to see more information about Fred’s Van.

https://www.vinnies.org.au/page/Get_Involved/Become_a_volunteer/SA/Freds_Van/

The children then reflected in their black books before lunch with pictures about Fred’s Van.