Today we explored the Easter Story. We used this video to open dialogue with the children about the story of Easter and what happened. We stopped the story and had discussions about each event of Easter.
We reflected as a class and recalled the information in the story.The children then reflected in their black books about how Jesus gave his life for us.
Today we continued to consolidate our learning about number patterns and skip counting.
1JM focused on counting by 10’s as a group. We started with one children and they have to begin with 10 and then each consecutive child had to say what the next number in the pattern would be. We worked as a team to help each other out and complete the number pattern.
We consolidated counting by 2, 5, and 10. The children worked collaboratively sharing their knowledge to create groups of 2,5 and 10. Then we played a quick game of number before and after. I tried to trick the children but they were too clever. This is a game you can play at home or in the car.
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.
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
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
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.