Thursday 16th August – Week 4 Term 3

Good morning everyone and welcome to Thursday week 4!

Whats happening today?


We watched a FANTASTIC performance that included all the books from book week. It was lots of fun with songs and dancing. Even some of our class was involved in the performance!!!

What did you like about the performance today?

  • Neisha – I liked the story when they read the books
  • Kim – She pulled his ear and it was funny
  • Dion – I liked the dance
  • TCross – I liked the face expressions and it was funny
  • Justin – I liked the dances and what they were talking about
  • Mai-Anh – I like when she pulled the book
  • Sukhman – I liked when they were finding the treasure
  • Samurai – When she patted Miss B on the head
  • Alex – I liked the dances

Where do we come from?

  • Noah – Phillipines
  • Sukhman – India
  • Libby – England
  • Mary – My family came from Italy
  • Samurai – Dad comes from Thailand
  • Kiziah – My family comes from Burma
  • Jasmine – My mum  and dad came from Vietnam
  • Sonnie – My family come from Vietnamese
  • Cierra – My grandma comes from Queensland
  • Akemjot – My family comes from India
  • Aidan – Phillipines
  • Rehat – My family comes from New Delhi

What happened in the performance today?

  • Libby – The two countries were separate and then they got rid of the border to be one
  • Rehat – There were once two friends  and they saw a map in a sack and it had a map of Treeland and Seaview and they wanted their maps so they were fighting over it and it ripped. When they were trying to find the treasure they couldn’t find it but there was no treasure.

We then wrote our own recounts and created treasure maps…




Measure the length of 5 objects with a non-standard unit of measurement such as gems, pebbles or rocks. Record your measuring and order from shortest to longest.

Measure the length of these same 5 objects with a standard unit of measurement such as a ruler, tape measure or coloured sticks.

Record your measuring and order from shortest to longest.


Measure the mass of 15 rocks. Measure the mass of 15 blue glass stones. Record their weight. What was heavier?

Look at the mass of the different containers. Are they measured in grams or kilograms? Order them from least to most mass.


Area is the amount of space an object takes up.
Trace your hand in your maths book. Count the squares inside your hand to work out its area and record.
Compare the area of your hand with your friend’s. Who’s hand covers the most area?

Volume and capacity

Volume is the amount of space an object takes up inside a container.
Look at the assortment of jars and containers.
Estimate which holds more by ordering them from least to most volume.
Fill each container with water and pour into the measuring jug. Record how much the container holds in mililitres or litres.


We focused on our breathing and some Yoga for mindfulness today.


Children to share with the class (oral language).

  • Deakyn – My favourite food is hot and spicy noodles. My mum makes it and she puts it in the microwave. We get it from the Asian Grocery.
  • Mary – My favourite food is pasta. I have it at my nonnas!
  • Magot – My memory of food is the one restaurants in Brisbane called Sizzler. The best thing I like there is that you can create your own ice-cream sundae rainbow. I especially like cheese bread. They put the cheese inside the bread! I went there with my family. I was five when I first went there.
  • Nathaniel – My favourite food is baked beans. They are these little beans and you put them in the microwave and you have to put them in this cup. And you can put it whatever you want it. Whenever you want to eat them you can. When you eat them there’s this white stuff and its not like hard, it’s soft. They come with juice.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO KEREN AND KIZIAH! Thank you for bringing in some treats to share with us 🙂 We hope you have a lovely birthday night. 

Thanks for a great day – wishing you all a great night!!

FRIYAY August 17 – Week 4 Term 3

Hi Bloggers!
Welcome to Friyay August 17!


  • Kim – The pictures I liked
  • Rehat – I liked the funny bits of Sphero and how Mr Slater gave him walk and talk
  • Ash – I like the little machine because it goes fast


How do you think Jesus performed this miracle?

  • Cierra – He asked his dad in Heaven to help the people to survive
  • Neisha – He used his powers to make more food
  • Akemjot – Jesus talked to God and God made raining fish and raining bread
  • Rehat – Jesus held up the basket and the loaf of bread and thanked God for the only food they had and as God was about to give the food back he made more.
  • Ann – He blessed the bread and fish so then the people could eat it
  • Nhu – He talked to his Father who is in Heaven for more food
  • TCross – He started with 5 pieces of bread and 2 small fish and God gave it to thousands and thousands of people and he prayed to his Father in Heaven so everyone could have food
  • Ash – Jesus prayed and then it came true and then the food came to Jesus to thousands and thousands of bread to everyone

What was he trying to teach?

  • Rehat – He was trying to teach that the Father in heaven can do anything
  • TCross – He was trying to tell other people to be kind and not being selfish
  • Nhu – Jesus was teaching us that you don’t need to worry about anything because God has a plan for you

We then used our 100 languages to reflect on what happened in the story and what Jesus might be trying to teach us. Some of us chose to re-create the story using iMovie, draw and narrate parts, use the blocks to re-create the scene and so much more!


  • Sampann – Grow plants and trees so you can get oxygen
  • Joseph – Thank for my family and friends and cousins. Amen.
  • Ash – Thank you for the oxygen because if we don’t have countries how will we live
  • Daniel – Thank you for the people saving us so we can live. Amen.
  • Kristina – Dear God, thank you for my cousins and friends. Amen.
  • Rhoda – Dear God, thank you for my sister because her arm is broken. Help her. Amen.
  • TCross – Thank you for our garden and flowers to make us feel calm and friends to make us feel happy.
  • Rehat – I feel bad for the people that are struggling with their health. I want people to feel better and God to look after them for their life.
  • Libby – Thank you God for  flowers because if we didn’t have them we wouldn’t have oxygen or a garden that is beautiful.
  • Ann – Dear God, please help my grandpa.


  • Libby – “This is my new baby brother or sister in my mums tummy. She went to the doctors yesterday and they took a photo of what is in her belly. The baby is the same size as a strawberry.”
    Jasmine – What will you call it for a girl and when it is a boy?
    Libby – We don’t know yet but we have a few suggestions.
    Kim – I think it is a boy and I am a bigger sister.


As we entered the library we saw a TREASURE CHEST! Why was it here?

  • Noah – We are doing treasure hunt!!
  • Sampann – I think the books are in there
  • Ann – They left it like that because theres no books right there for decoration
  • Libby – That was there before the treasure hunt was even there
  • Ash – We might use the money to hide around the school and find it around the school

Next Friday we celebrate Book Week as a whole school. Please come dressed as your favourite book characters!

Today we read the story ‘Hide and Seek‘ before borrowing our books for this week.


After lunch we listened to some relaxing music to calm our bodies ready for the afternoon learning.


  • Deakyn, Lucas, Sampann and Daniel shared an iMovie they created re-telling the story
  • Nevada and Cierra created an iMovie about the story using fantastic expression and tone! “Jesus talked to God to get some more food for the crowd of 5000 people.”
  • Alex, Jaiden and Aidan shared their iMovie about the story.  Alex described the story with such detail – fantastic job!


  • Nathaniel – On the weekend I will get a Pikachu
  • Aidan – I love investigations!
  • Holly – Playing with my friends at recess and lunch
  • Cierra – My speck of gold was playing with my friends!!!


Wednesday 15th August – Week 4 term 3

Welcome to Wednesday of week 4 term 3!!

Whats happening today?


Today Mrs Diotallevi worked with Rehat, Kurt, Eva and Ruby. We read an information book called “Big nosed Monkeys”. We looked at understanding different texts, reading to learn and vocabulary.

  • Rehat: this monkey called A MANDRILL, this is a proboscis. Mandrill monkeys have long tails that help them balance.Eva: A Male Mandrill was 80cm long.Kurt: good comprehension. The male has a brighter face than the female monkey.Ruby: Female monkeys look different to the male monkeys because of the colours and how big they are. The females are smaller.


How was PE today? What did you learn/do?

  • Sampann – We had to use the ribbons


Today at recess, a Year 3 student is holding a bake stall to fundraise for the Gullain-Barre Syndrome Foundation (Australia). As a class we discussed why it is important to help others in need and reflected on this.


We had a short time in between recess and our whole school Mass.

Students engaged in Maths games on their laptops. The teachers set individual challenges for the students and were able to see their progress!


We all went to the hall to celebrate a Mass together for the Feast of the Assumption.

  • Maddox – Mary was Jesus mum
  • Mary – She was kind
  • Raf – Mary is a kind person
  • Ann – She is kind to people
  • Jed – Mary had a blue coat and loved Jesus


How was Spanish today? What did you learn/do?

  • Mary: We made our own mascot and chose an animal and country


We hope you all enjoyed your day today – don’t forget to share your speck of Gold with your family tonight 🙂

Cupcake and Cookie Fundraiser – Wednesday 15th August


Dear Families,

Tomorrow (Wednesday 14th August) Kayla in 3/4MP will be selling cupcakes and cookies to raise money for the Guillain-Barre Syndrome Foundation.

Earlier this year her Dad, Derryn was suddenly admitted to hospital and was diagnosed with a rare syndrome called Guillain-Barre. It is a complex illness which affects the nervous system. He has been in hospital for many weeks.

Holy Family Catholic School and Kayla’s family fully support her cause and hope that you will too!

Cupcakes will cost $1 and cookies will cost 50c.

We hope you will keep Kayla and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

Thanks so much for your support.

Nicole, Sinead and India on behalf of Kayla.

Tuesday 14th August 2018 – Week 4 Term 3

Happy Sunny Tuesday August 14!

Tomorrow at 11:20 we will celebrate a whole school mass in the hall for the Feast of the Assumption.


  • Nevada – We played musical statues
  • Sampann – We played Master Master
  • Llana – In music, we played Master Master and one person closes their eyes and another person says it in a weird voice


  • Ash – There was a new teacher and we had to finish our mascot and then we got free time
  • Sampann – I made an Indian mascot for the FIFA World Cup
  • Raf – We made a mascot and we also had to colour it in


Together we sang the song ‘Mary said Yes!’ in preparation for the whole school mass tomorrow. We then shared special prayers about our own mums. 

  • Mary – Dear God, thank you for my mum and sometimes she always kisses me goodnight and sometimes helps me cook. Amen.
  • Kristina – Dear God, thank you for making my mum.
  • Jasmine – Dear God, thank you for my mum, without my mum I won’t be in swimming lessons. Amen.
  • Ash – Thank you for my mum so she can pay money. First I go to a cricket club and then I will go to a big club.
  • Nevada – Thank you for my mum because she is kind to me and helps me cook. Amen.
  • Magot –  Dear God, thank you for my mum if I didn’t have my mum then I wouldn’t be born.
  • Llana – Dear God, thank you for my mum because she is really nice. Amen.
  • Cierra – Dear God, thank you for my mum letting me play netball and paying the fees for me. Amen.
  • Nhu – Dear God thank you for my mum because she goes to work and gets money and works hard so we can go to school.
  • Daniel – Dear God thank you for my cats and dogs. Amen.


Today we listened to an online version of ‘Sam’s Bush Journey.’

Our Shared Reading Investigations focussed on the story. We were given the option to engage with various different provocations including;

  • Word Challenge – Adding to butchers paper to show present tense and past tense.
  • A picture tells a thousand words – Creating detailed pictures to tell a story
  • Breakfast Time! – Design a healthy breakfast menu for a cafe
  • Grandparents – What do you like to do with your grandparents?
  • ‘ing’ words – Create a film demonstrating all the different ‘ing’ words that you can do
  • Growth Mindset – When is a time you have changed your mind about something? What helped you change your mind?
  • Bush tucker – Research and record ‘bush tucker.’


  • Jed – “We worked in a group to make a video about words that are ‘ing'”. The video had all different words like running, jumping, dancing.
  • Cierra, Nevada and Mary – “We made a video about the book.” The video retold the story.
  • Jasmine, Holly, Ann and Bella – “We are doing ‘ing’ words.” Their video showed words like walking and skipping.


We couldn’t miss an opportunity to soak in some sun today! We had our brain break outside and tried to show as many different ‘ing’ words as we could 🙂




This afternoon we continued to investigate measurement through a variety of investigations.


Measure the length of 5 objects with a non-standard unit of measurement such as gems, pebbles or rocks. Record your measuring and order from shortest to longest.

Measure the length of these same 5 objects with a standard unit of measurement such as a ruler, tape measure or coloured sticks.

Record your measuring and order from shortest to longest.


Measure the mass of 15 rocks. Measure the mass of 15 blue glass stones. Record their weight. What was heavier?

Look at the mass of the different containers. Are they measured in grams or kilograms? Order them from least to most mass.


Area is the amount of space an object takes up.
Trace your hand in your maths book. Count the squares inside your hand to work out its area and record.
Compare the area of your hand with your friend’s. Who’s hand covers the most area?

Volume and capacity

Volume is the amount of space an object takes up inside a container.
Look at the assortment of jars and containers.
Estimate which holds more by ordering them from least to most volume.
Fill each container with water and pour into the measuring jug. Record how much the container holds in mililitres or litres.

Monday 13th August 2018 – Week 4 Term 3

Welcome to Week 4!


Our shared reading text this week is ‘Sam’s Bush Journey’ by Sally Morgan and Ezekiel Kwaymulima. This morning we read the story and had a small discussion.

What was the story trying to tell us?

Ann: You need to be grateful because of nature.

Did Sam show a growth mindset?

Nathaniel: Yes because he liked the bush at the end.



Before recess, we joined all of the school in the hall to sing some songs about Mary. We will be celebrating the Feast of the Assumption on Wednesday at 11:30am in the hall. All are welcome.


  • Subhuman – Thank you for my family and friends. Amen.
  • Nhu – Dear God, thank you for animals and birds so we when we are made the birds can make us calm.
  • Kristina – Dear God, thank you for my family and friends. Amen.
  • Jasmine – Dear God, thank you for God so I can be a person. Amen.
  • Ashvarn – Thank you for scientists to discover things from a long time ago. Amen.
  • Mary – Dear God, thank you for my family and my nonna. Amen.
  • Rehat – Dear God, thank you for my friends. Amen.
  • Daniel – Thank you for making us going school so we can do work. Amen.


The character strength we are exploring this week is ‘Love of Learning’. Love of learning describes how we engage with new learning and situations. If you have a love of learning, you recognise that you can learn something in all situations (good and bad).

How did Flint show a love of learning?

Kim: He used creativity and he didn’t give up.

Rehat: I think that he believed in himself that he would be a great inventor.

Ashvarn: He did hope so that all his inventions can work.

Libby: He tried and tried and he was hoping that he could make an invention that the world would love.

Sampann: He watched on the TV how to make things, he tried to make his inventions to be true.

Tcross: He believed in himself and had hope in his heart that his inventions would be good and people would like them.

Akemjot: He used creativity and he created a new thing that turns water into food.

Do you think that Flint loves learning? What makes you think so?

Libby: Because he likes science and that is one thing for learning.

Nevada: I think he loves learning because he tries to make new inventions to learn.

Ashvarn: He want to learn more so that he knows more things than anyone.

Rehat: I think science was his hobby and he liked to do it and he made an invention.



Firstly, the children planned their learning for their current inquiry investigation by thinking about how they would use the ‘love of learning’ character strength.

They then got to work, implementing their plan. There was so many learning powers and character strengths demonstrated including collaboration, belonging, creativity, perseverance, kindness and love of learning.


  • Raf – I made a sword and the na holder to take it out
  • Bella – In investigations me and Holly and Jasmine we were continuing on with our cat club and we were tracing our characters on our laptops
  • Holly – In investigations me Jasmine and Ann and Bella we continued with our cat and we traced on our laptops and made characters for the pets
  • Jaiden – We made the same thing like Raf. We did patterns.
  • Keren – We did a paint shop and we were selling paintings and we were trying to make them not too wet
  • Joseph – I tried to make a paper sword and then after that I was TCross and Nhu.
  • Jed and Nathaniel shared their iMovie they created about using blocks to make McDonalds

Friday 10th August 2018 – Week 3 Term 3


  • Lucas – My favourite part of assembly was the milkshake!
  • Daniel – My favourite part of the assembly was when the curtains opened
  • Natalie – Natalie – My favourite part was the challenges
  • Eva – My favourite part was when we did ‘If I was a fruit’
  • Sonnie – My favourite part of the assembly was when I did the Milkshake
  • Noah  -My favourite part was the blind test
  • Ann – My favourite part was when the whole class went on stage and I could see my buddy
  • Nhu – My favourite part was when we had to do the audience challenge


  • Rehat: I hope all the parents loved our assembly. Amen
  • Nevada: Dear God, Thank you for family and pets. Amen
  • Sonnie: Thank you for making the trees.
  • Cierra: Thank you for my aunty Daphne. Amen.
  • Eva: Please look after my family. Amen.
  • Jake: Dear God, thank you for the air so we can breathe oxygen in and out. Amen.
  • Sukhman: Dear God, thank you for my friends. Amen.
  • Kiziah: Dear God, thank you for my family. Amen
  • Mary: Dear God, thank you for my family and all of my friends. Amen
  • Holly: Dear God, thank you for my family. Amen.
  • Rhoda: Dear God, thank you for my friends and family so they can look after me. Amen
  • Tcross: Dear God, thank you for my teachers, buddies and friends for our assembly and for my parents for being able to come and watch our assembly. Amen.
  • Nhu: Dear God, I hope that everyone likes each other even though they are in different countries.
  • Libby: Thank you God for Jesus so he can teach us stories to be kind and not be rude
  • Joseph: Thank you Jesus for teachers and family and friends. Amen.
  • Jasmine: Dear God, thank you for our laptops if you had no laptops you would be bored. Amen.
  • Bella: Dear God, thank you for my friends and family in the world. Amen.
  • Ann: Dear God, thank you for phones and iPads and laptops because if you are in can emergency you need to be heard
  • Daniel: Dear God, thank you for making us go to school and not be bored and you can get smarter
  • Ashvarn: Thank you for my friends so I can play soccer and have more energy.




In today’s library lesson we read the story Florette.

  • Nathaniel – It was all about going from one house to another and she wanted more garden
  • Sampann – I think she will grow the flower in the jar


Thursday 9th August – Week 3 term 3

Welcome to Thursday of term 3 week 3!!

Whats happening today?



To the hall for a final practice with our buddies.

Tomorrow is our BIG day! Assembly is in the hall at 9am.



Please be on time to school. Meet us over in the hall at 8.45am. Leave you school bags in your locker as the classroom will be locked.

Please Wear your SPORTS UNIFORM.

If you have any ‘chef/cooking hats, apron etc’ please wear tomorrow over your sports uniform.



We listened to some quiet reflection music while we thought peacefully about a prayer to God.

Some of us shared a prayer with the class group;

  • Rhoda: Thank you God for my family because they are nice. Amen
  • Kim: Thank you God for Mai-Anh and Mary for playing with me. Amen
  • Mary: God, Thanks for my family, friends, water and my house. Amen
  • Nathaniel: Dear God, please look after my nannys dog in heaven. Amen
  • Rehat: please keep the world safe forever God, Amen
  • Ashvarn: Dear God, I hope to be a soccer player Amen
  • Mai- Anh: thank you for my cousins Amen



Teach my monster to Read.
Reading with our buddies and the teacher (teachers completing running records with individual students during this time).


We continued with our shared reading investigations around this. Children were invited to try a different activity:

  • Write a letter to convince someone to eat green eggs and ham
  • Rhyming words
  • Painting foods
  • Write and draw another picture to add to the book
  • Imovie to retell the story


  • Sukhman – We were making a video
  • Akemjot – Me and Justin were writing on the laptop like what happened in the story and in the beginning he didn’t like it but at the end he did
  • Kiziah – I was painting with Lana and Keen. I painted food that didn’t look good but tastes good like broccoli
  • Mary – I made a restaurant with Mai-Anh and Kim. We made disgusting things but were yum like seafood.
  • Llana – Me, Keren and Kiziah were acting out the book
  • Aiden – We were making the rhyming words, we did them all
  • Sonnie – I made an origami person as Sam and I did it for the whole time
  • Nhu – We were making an iMovie and we were making the book
  • Ashvarn – Ashvarn shared his story on the screen with us. It was all about Green Eggs and Ham.



Measurement focus.


We then did measurement on maths prodigy.


Whole school assembly where a lady from Keesab came, she had spent the day auditing our schools bins.

Some important things to remember – try nude food!! remember to recycle or reuse. If you dont like what your parents pack you for lunch, talk to them about instead of chucking it in the bin.


  • Akemjot: doing prodigy
  • Jed: practicing assembly
  • Dion: Assembly practice
  • Sonnie: playing on the oval with Kurt


Thanks all – have a FANTASTIC night 🙂 🙂

Wednesday 8th August – Week 3 term 3

Good morning everyone and welcome to Wednesday, Week 3 of Term 3!


  • Maddox – We did balancing 
  • Daniel  – We played with springboards
  • Ashvarn – We had to do tow things or just one. If you were finding it easy you could do two things
  • Nathaniel – We had a spring board and then we got to have. We had to do a motor bike stand where you jump and then you hold it for 3 seconds and then you present
  • Sampann – There is a big mat and you choose your balancing stand and if there is two people you have to do it with two


First we read our shared reading book – green eggs and ham!

What foods do you not like?

  • Holly: Onion
  • Rehat: Tomatoes
  • Aidan: chilli
  • Alex: Rice
  • Sonnie: chilli noodles one time i looked at it and thought i dont like it but then i tried it and it was delicious!
  • Deakyn: Hot and spicy wings at first didnt look good but then i tried and it was SO good

Students worked in their reading groups to read the readers and respond to comprehension question;

Mrs Diotallevi worked with Sonnie, Aiden, Dion and Deakyn….

Who were the characters?

Aiden: the three little pigs and the big bad wolf

What was the problem?

Dion: the big bad wolf was trying to blow all the houses down.

Sonnie: the wolf was coming to destroy all the pigs houses.

What was the ending?

Deakyn: the wolf fell down the chimney, he climbed down the chimney because he wanted to eat the little pigs. But instead he burnt his tail on the hot boiling water and ran away and never came back.

What is your house made of?

Aiden: mine has bricks

Sonnie: mine has some metal and bricks

Dion: I have bricks, but they have render over them

Sonnie: what is render?

Dion: its white stuff that goes over the top of the bricks.

Deakyn: We have bricks, some shelter out of metal, concrete on the floors

Dion: we have gyprock on the walls.

Miss Battifuoco worked with Neisha, Joseph, Magot, Jasmin and Mai-Anh to read Green Feathers.

Who were the characters in the story?

  • Joseph – Green feathers and the chickens
  • Jasmine – The girl Miss Moo

What was the problem in the story

  • Neisha – Everyone kept on picking his feathers

How was the problem resolved?

  • Magot – They said that the rooster looked good and it was fine

As a whole group we discussed our different stories together! 

Who were the characters in your story?

  • Raf – Suntree
  • Llana – There was Pip, mum and Policeman
  • Jasmine – Mrs Mo, Green Feathers and other chicks

What was the problem in your story?

  • Lucas – The lizard was running away and Simon had to get it back
  • Noah – There was a bushfire and there was a number that the guy had to call
  • Kim – There was 4 characters. They couldn’t get out the rain
  • Nathaniel – There was a fire truck, a helicopter a police

How did the story end?

  • Justin – Simon made another lizard
  • Jaiden – The rain stopped
  • Ann – The policeman found who the guys were and they said good job to the ones who helped
  • Magot – The little green chick with the green feathers grew to be a rooster


Kindness is the ability to place the needs of others in front of your own, to be selfless and to empathize with those around you. It is one of the 24 character strengths and virtues identified by Martin Seligman because it is a strength, as it is a vital part of being humans in a compassionate society.

Kindness is a virtue of humanity, as it represents a fundamental aspect of being social creatures with kindness manifesting in caring and healthy relationships. There are many ways to be kind to those around you and any type of kindness can affect others in ways we don’t even realize.

Kindness consists of doing favors and good deeds for others without the expectation of personal gain. This strength requires respect for others but also includes emotional affection. Kind people find joy in the act of giving and helping other people, regardless of their degree of relatedness or similarity. – Tayyab Rashid & Afroze Anjum (2005),VIA Character Strengths.

what is kindness to you?

  • Nevada: when you be nice to people
  • Rehat: it can be a random act of kindness that you help people
  • Nhu: you could give people money that might not have any
  • Tcross: my friends help me when I am hurt
  • Magot: ive been kind to Mrs B when i helped her with yard duty
  • Ashvarn: I help people to draw
  • Sampan: I help people when they get hurt



  • Mass for St Mary of the Cross McKillop


What did you do in Spanish today?

  • Nevada: watched videos of the world cup
  • Kurt: we are making own mascots



To the hall for a practice with our buddies ready for the BIG day of Friday 🙂


We hope you have all had a great day – what was your speck of gold today?

Tuesday 7th August 2018 – Week 3 Term 3


Eva: We did a song. We played instruments and sort of sang the song.

Sonnie: In music I did the egg. It was a song and I had the play the egg and each group played different words.

Dion: We had to get instruments with the songs.

Ruby: We played the xylophone.



This week we are exploring non-fiction texts in our guided reading groups. Today Mrs Tropeano worked with Sukhman, Tcross, Kiziah and Holly. We worked on self corruption, expression and making meaning.


Today we sang ‘Jesus, You are my Best Friend’ for prayer. This is a song that will be part of our mass celebration of Saint Mary of the Cross tomorrow. 

We then shared our special prayers:

  • Ashvarn – Thank you for the mass and Mary Mackillop
  • Jasmine – Dear God, thank you for the song because we really enjoyed it.
  • Mary – Dear God, thank you for all the Jesus songs so we can sing along and celebrate them.
  • Holly – Dear God, thank you for our friends and family. Amen.
  • Rehat – Thank you for Mary Mackillop because she helped heal all the children.


What type of character strength or learning power do you think Sam was showing in the book?

Rehat: Collaboration – he is trying lots of ways to get his friend to eat it.

Libby: He was showing hope that he would eat them.

Neisha: Bravery to eat the green eggs and ham.

Has you family ever told you to eat a food or try it but you didn’t want to? Then when you did, you actually liked it?

Joseph: Yes,pasta

Akemjot: Yes, boiled potatoes.

Sonnie: My mum was liked ‘eat eggs with rice and the soup’. Then I tried it and I was like ‘mmmm… and I liked it’.

Nathaniel: My brother keeps on eating scrambled eggs and I thought I wouldn’t like it and I tried it and it was yum.

Cierra: I tried tuna mornay because when I was little I didn’t like it. Then at my sister’s birthday I tried it and I liked it.

Aidan: Lasagna.


We developed our comprehension skills and understandings of the story ‘Green Eggs and Ham’ by Dr Seuss through a series of provocations including:

  • Write a letter to a friend trying to convince them to try green eggs and ham!
  • Think of a new page to add to the end of the book. Draw the picture and explain what is happening.
  • Dr Seuss wrote stories with rhythm and rhyme. A poem is a piece of writing with rhythm that often rhymes .Work with a friend to write a poem of your own. You will be a poet before you know it!
  • Match the rhyming words
  • Sometimes food that doesn’t look appetizing can be healthy for us. Make a meal that may not look the best but is really good for you!


  • Ashvarn – I drew and described an apple and said it was healthy and white inside
  • Rehat – I was writing a letter about Green Eggs and Ham because they are healthy for you and they have loads of protein.
  • Mary – I painted a creamy square thing with cheese.
  • Nathaniel shared his writing on the laptop – ‘you should eat green eggs and ham because it is healthy.’
  • Holly, Jasmine, Ann and Bella created an iMovie re-telling the story


We are continuing to write our own books. We are focusing on finishing our books before starting a new one, the genre structure of the text we are writing, adding punctuation and editing our writing.

After lunch we practiced our assembly in the hall with our buddies in 4RG. We hope you can come!