Tremendous Tuesday July 31 – Term 3 Week 2

Hi all!
Welcome to Tremendous Tuesday July 31!

Deakyn: The last day of July before we go to August!

MUSIC AND SPANISH

2TD – GUIDED READING

Our guided reading texts this week are non-fiction books and are about topics such as starfish, space junk, rivers and pandas. This week we are focusing on growing our vocabulary.

PRAYER

We practiced the song ‘Welcome to God’s House‘ for Prayer today. This is one of the songs that will be in our whole school mass next week to celebrate Mary.

  • Libby – Thank you God for the world and the trees. Amen.
  • Llana – Dear God, thank you for my friends and family. Amen.
  • Kiziah – Thank you for the school. Amen.
  • Neisha – Dear God, thank you for music. Amen.
  • Mary – Dear God, thank your my sisters and brothers so they can cheer me up when I am sad.

CHARACTER STRENGTH – HOPE

Today we were introduced to a new Character Strength of Hope. 

Hope is all about being optimistic and thinking that the best is yet to come. We viewed a clip from the movie Rango.

  • Jasmine – They don’t have much water
  • Holly – They believe it will get better
  • Ashvarn – They believe the water will come
  • Rehat – They believe the next day they will be better
  • Mary – They believe that the next day the water will come

LITERACY  – SHARED READING

Our Shared Reading activities this week have been presented in the form of provocations.  

  • AUSTRALIAN FOOD – What ‘Australian’ foods does Hush and Grandma Poss eat in the book? What foods do you eat often with your family?
  • HUSH IS INVISIBLE – If I were invisible I would…
  • POSSUMS – What do you know about possums? Research 5 facts about possums.
  • RHYMING WORDS – What is a rhyming word? Can you make rhyming book, sentence or record words you know that rhyme? Make a silly rhyme sentence.
  • ‘SS’ WORDS – Can you make a list of words with ‘ss’?
  • 100 LANGUAGES – Retell the story of ‘Possum Magic’ using your 100 languages. Examples: act it out, make a book, paint a picture etc.
  • POSSUM MAGIC’S MAP – View the following link to see where Hush and Grandma Poss travelled. https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=118187507239641970897.000476ef9a764a66831ac&z=4  Can you find these places in the atlas?
  • HOPE – How does Hush and Grandma Poss show hope in the story? Create your own icon for hope.

SHARING

  • Rehat – Me and Rhoda discovered all the countries that Poss went together.  They were Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Tasmania.
  • Bella, Libby, Holly, Jasmine and Ann shared an iMovie the created for the re-telling of the story. The groups were able to make different actions for each part of the story.

BUDDIES

We met with our buddies to complete another fun and exciting activity surrounding FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD!Fruit animals were on our agenda…

  • Natalie – Me and my buddy made a mouse. We used orange and some mandarins.
  • Sonnie – I made a fish out of vegetables
  • Lucas – Me and my buddy made a turtle made out of orange and carrot
  • Ruby – I made a dog out of mandarin and orange
  • Jasmine – I made a goldfish with a different buddy. I made it out of 3 blueberries and a few oranges and a strawberry

Marvellous Monday July 30 – Week 2 Term 3

Hi Bloggers!
Welcome to Week 2 🙂

We trust you had a brilliant weekend filled with many specks of gold. We were eager to share the favourite parts of our weekend;

  • Magot – My favourite part of the weekend was getting Hungry Jacks.
  • Mary – Today is my birthday!
  • Libby – On the weekend I got a new toy.

COME READ WITH ME

We began our morning with some individual and group reading. Some of us chose to read our readers from the library before moving onto Teach My Monster to Read. 

SHARED READING / WRITER’S WORKSHOP

Our new shared reading story for this week is Possum Magic. Together we read and listened to the story. This story ties in perfectly with our learning theme of food!


What do we need to remember about making our own books? 

  • Libby – On the front goes a Title, Illustrator and an Author

PRAYER

  • Mary – Dear God, thank you for the earth and the moon and the sun and stars.
  • Nhu – Thank you for the colour because if there was no colour we would be in black and white.
  • Libby – Thank you for the trees because if we didn’t have the trees we wouldn’t be living without oxygen.  Amen.
  • Ashvarn – Thank you for the trees so we can breathe.
  • Magot – Dear God, thank you for the kindness of people so we can make friends.
  • Sonnie – Thank you for making the eclipse happen.

MATHS – MONEY INVESTIGATIONS

Today we continued and extended our investigations surrounding money. 

  • A Pocket Money Board Game where students were given a certain amount of money and either gained or lost money depending on what they landed on.
  • Matching different monetary values with their appropriate symbol and word
  • Sorting different values of money into ‘less than’ and ‘more than’
  • Some challenging worded problems using money
  • Ordering Lunch – Choose 3 items from our canteen menu to order for lunch (school’s website). Complete a lunch order bag. Use collection of notes and coins to make up the value of the cost of each item on their lunch order.

REFLECTIONS

  • Libby – I did the lunch order thing and I did the money in order. I bought a sausage roll and a lemonade and a fruit cup.
  • Keren – I did the pocket money with Llana and Kiziah. I landed on the silver 20 cent coin.
  • Bella – In money investigations, me and Jasmine and Holly we got coins. We put it under a piece of paper in our books and then we started tracing them.
  • Sonnie – In the morningI bought a pie for lunch. It was $4 and I had $5 and I realised I had enough. I will get $1 back.

PRAYER PLANNING

After recess, we had a chance to meet with our pair to discuss and plan our Prayers. This Term, prayer will be run by the students themselves! We had total choice of what our prayer would be about, how we would present it and what it might questions we might like to ask our classmates. Lots of us chose to plan scripts for videos.

  • Daniel and Kurt are creating a Gratitude Prayer and recording their own voices on ActivInspire
  • Ashvarn and Jed are writing Gratitude Prayers
  • Noah and Lucas are also preparing Prayers of thanks
  • Ann and Bella are creating their own iMovie about Gratitude
  • Neisha and Ruby are together writing a special prayer for families

MINDFULNESS

https://app.smilingmind.com.au/programs/3/

  • Jasmine – I feel sleepy
  • Ashvarn – I am feeling relaxed
  • Mary – I feeling tired
  • Holly – I feel sleepy
  • Daniel – Calming down
  • Nhu – I feel calm and inside my head there isn’t much inside my head so I am ready to learn
  • Libby – I feel relaxed and really really tired

INVESTIGATIONS

Our inquiry investigations this afternoon continued on from last week. Our focus here is to extend our learning in a deeper more meaningful way. This can be observed through the teachers asking critical questions to support student’s finding this new knowledge independently.

Fabulous Friday – Week 1 term 3

Welcome to a Fabulous Friday everyone!

What a fantastic start to term 3 we have had!!

SHARED READING

WRITERS WORKSHOP

Children were then invited to engage in writers workshop. During this time students have a chance to use their character strengths to be authors!

We discussed elements of a book – what are some things that authors often include in their books?

  • Libby: they have their name at the front and on the side of the books
  • Sampan: they put describing words in their books
  • Rehat: They usually put a blurb on the back
  • Aidan: sometimes they put rhyming words
  • Nhu: They put a picture on the front to get a clue
  • Mary: They often put a problem
  • Jasmine: they put fullstops at the end of the sentence.

 

From our shared reading text, are we inspired by any different possibilities of stories we could create?

  • Libby: I might include how pandas eat their food instead
  • Neisha: How do cats eat their food?
  • Sampan: How do humans eat food?

When you read books, what are some things that you like best about books?

  • Rehat: I like good front covers
  • Sampan: I like exciting parts, when there is a problem and you try solve it
  • Nhu: interesting parts
  • Akemjot: I like hero books, always the heros win

The children showed their writing skills!!

We then came back together as a class to share some of our books with each other and reflected!

Libby shared her book – ‘how do Pandas eat?’

Rehat shared her book ‘The rainbows went away’

Kurt shared his information book about Roblox

PRAYER

How can we be like Jesus?

  • Nevada: be kind to others
  • Mai-Anh: Help others
  • Mary: Help people if they cant walk
  • Rehat: Other people are just like you but different
  • Kurt:being kind, if you be kind you will make the world bright
  • Ahvarn: Help people like the poor, the whole world will be bright
  • Mia: show respect to other people
  • Libby: be kind to people, even if they are not your friend

MATHS – MONEY INVESTIGATIONS

We continued on with our Money Investigations from yesterday.

  • A Pocket Money Board game where students were given a certain amount of money and either gained or lost money depending on what they landed on.
  • Matching different monetary values with their appropriate symbol and word
  • Sorting different values of money into ‘less than’ and ‘more than’
  • Some challenging worded problems using money

We invited the students to complete a different activity from yesterday.

LIBRARY

Today we read ‘Tiger’s Roar’ by Alex Rance and illustrated by Shane McG.

We read the blurb and discussed what character strengths and learning powers we thought the characters, the Tiger would demonstrate.

Holly: Judgement

Jake: Hope and optimism

Eva: Perseverance

As we read the book, we discussed the different character strengths and learning powers the animals in the book were using. Mrs Tropeano also told us that the author plays football for the Richmond football club and how the story relates to the the football club and how they had to use their learning powers and characters strengths over the years to win a premiership (Mrs Tropeano’s husband barracks for Richmond – that’s how she knows about this stuff 🙂 )

We then borrowed our books and read independently or with a friend.

INQUIRY PLAY

This afternoon we continued with our learning plans for our own inquiry. We are demonstrating many learning powers such as collaboration, mindful agency and curiosity as well as characters strengths such as perseverance, judgement and kindness.

SPECKS OF GOLD

Keren: Playing with Mary, Llana and Kristina and Mia.

Libby: My speck of gold was playing with Natalie, Mai-Anh, Kim, Rhoda and Rehat.

Eva: My speck of gold is playing with Ebony.

Daniel: My speck of gold was eating donuts!

Andy: Drawing.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JUSTIN!

We hope you all have a lovely weekend 🙂

Terrific Thursday July 26 – Week 1 Term 3

Hi Bloggers!
Welcome to Terrific Thursday July 26!

SHARED READING – CHARACTER STRENGTHS

Last term we began looking at the 24 Character Strengths. We refreshed our memories surrounding the Character Strengths that we have already looked at including kindness and perseverance. Our Character Strength in focus this week is Judgement. Judgment is when we have to think carefully about things. We might be presented with different points of view and have to make a decision about them. We watched our Shared Reading book for the week ‘How do dinosaurs eat their food?’ and thought critically about how the dinosaurs were depicted in the beginning of the book and at the end of the book.

How does the author talk about the dinosaurs in the beginning?

  • Mary – The book was asking questions
  • Sampann – The dinosaurs was using judgment at the end of the story
  • Alex – She describes them negatively by saying they burping and bubbling their milk

How does the author talk about the dinosaurs at the end of the story?

  • Mia – They sit down and they don’t make loud noises
  • Dion – They smile
  • Akemjot – The dinosaurs will eat nicely and don’t mess around

Provocation: We would like you to use your judgment and think about how YOU think dinosaurs eat their food?

Reflections:

  • Kurt – They put their mouth in the food
  • Dion – They would eat crazy!
  • Sonnie – They would be eating savage
  • Magot – They would be silly
  • Mary – A dinosaur eats meat and messy
  • Holly  – They might ask for some more
  • Ashvarn – They might mess about

GUIDED READING

This morning we also formed our Guided Reading Groups and practiced reading aloud with expression. We discussed the importance of this skill and where we might use this skill in our day to day lives.

  • Nathaniel – When you get into the bigger grades you have to do projects and speak in front of the group
  • Kurt – You have to read in masses and assemblies

PRAYER

Continuing on with our theme of Judgment we listened to what Kid President has to say about making tough decisions!

  • Holly – Dear God, thank you for my friends
  • Rafael – Thank you for the trees so we can have oxygen
  • Sukhman – Thank you for my friends
  • Lucas – I am thankful for fruit that keeps us healthy
  • Akemjot – Thank you for my friends and family
  • Justin – Thank you for being able to play with Maddox on the oval

INVESTIGATION PLANNING

Our investigations today were a continuation of the investigations children began on Monday. We deliberately left these creations left setup in the classroom to allow for deeper exploration and learning today. Before beginning our investigations we planned how we envisaged our learning to progress.

INVESTIGATIONS

MINDFULNESS

MATHS – KAHOOT

Our warmup maths activity was an Australian themed Money Kahoot! We love Kahoot’s and it was awesome to see so many students answering questions correctly 🙂

MONEY INVESTIGATIONS

We continued on with our Money Investigations from yesterday.

  • A Pocket Money Board game where students were given a certain amount of money and either gained or lost money depending on what they landed on.
  • Matching different monetary values with their appropriate symbol and word
  • Sorting different values of money into ‘less than’ and ‘more than’
  • Some challenging worded problems using money

We invited the students to complete a different activity from yesterday.

Thank you for another productive day in Year 2IB and TD! Please remember to bring your black bags with readers tomorrow as it is our library borrowing day!

Wednesday 25th July 2018 – Week 1 Term 3

P.E REFLECTION

  • Ann – In PE we were doing these catching things and we had to try challenge ourselves and we tried to do it. We used Hope and Optimism to keep going
  • Daniel – The balloon wasn’t allowed to touch the floor
  • Noah – There were these balloon things and we had to try and keep them up from the ground
  • Jasmine – We had a stick and a ball and we decided to play splat in a square. We passed it to one another. We used collaboration.

GUIDED READING

This morning we read in our guided reading groups. In guided reading, we work in groups with other children who have similar reading abilities to us. We take it in turns to read a page from the book and we listen when someone else is reading. Mrs Tropeano or Miss Battifuoco work with a group. The group often has a learning intention such as ‘improving expression’ or ‘developing the strategy of reading on’. The teachers listen to the children read and they also discuss the book. Sometimes after reading, we complete a learning task in our groups which aims to develops our comprehension and understanding of the story.

MATHS – MONEY

Furthering our investigation surrounding Money, today we engaged with various provocations to support our learning. This included;

  • A Pocket Money Board game where students were given a certain amount of money and either gained or lost money depending on what they landed on.
  • Matching different monetary values with their appropriate symbol and word
  • Sorting different values of money into ‘less than’ and ‘more than’
  • Some challenging worded problems using money

PRAYER

Tcross: I am grateful for the trees that give me oxygen, the teachers that help me learn and my friends who are always by my side.

Maddox: Grateful for friends.

Rehat: I am grateful for me.

Lucas: I am grateful for the world.

Aidan W – I am grateful for our hearts that keep us alive.

Nathaniel: I am grateful for my Nanna and Poppy because whenever I need them, they are there for me.

Eva: I am grateful for my family.

Ashvarn: I am grateful for the sports then we can get a trophy.

RELIGION – THE PARABLE OF THE SOWER

What was the farmer doing in the story?

Rehat: The farmer was throwing seeds everywhere and he didn’t know where he was throwing them. Some through on the cactuses and that chocked them. Some fell on the rocks and they died because they didn’t get any water.

Magot: Jesus talked to people about God and the farmer.

Where did the seeds land?

Rhoda: They fell on the good land and they grew for harvest.

Natalie: On the path and the birds ate them.

Ashvarn: The seeds fell on the hills.

Jesus said that the seeds are like God’s word. What did he mean by this?

Nhu: It’s like people. If the seeds went on the bad one then people don’t follow Jesus and if it went on the good one then people are following Jesus.

Libby: The bad people are on the bad spot and the good people are on the good spot that respected God.

MINDFULNESS

We tried something a little different for mindfulness today.  Cosmic Kids make yoga and mindfulness fun! We endeavour to see significant improvements in student self-regulation, focus and empathy 🙂

GOAL SETTING

An important part of undertaking new learning is having a focus and goal in mind. As we begin Term 3, we stopped this afternoon to have a think about what our own personal goals for the term are.

  • Rhoda – I want to get onto novels. I can do this by reading more.
  • Libby – My goal is to get better at maths and learn times tables.
  • Sonnie – Get better at sitting on the mat
  • Joseph – My goal is to better at listening
  • Neisha – My goal is getting better at reading

Thank you for a wonderful, productive day Year 2! See you tomorrow 🙂 

Tuesday 24th July 2018 – Week 1 Term 3

Welcome to terrific Tuesday July 24!

MUSIC REFLECTION

  • Andy – We did dancing
  • Alex – Singing
  • Nevada – We had to sit in a circle with a piece of elastic and had to do some singing as well

SPANISH REFLECTION

  • Neisha – We had to do what we did in the holidays in Spanish and English
  • Libby – We wrote about our holidays and had to go on google translator and write it in Spanish
  • Magot – I stayed at home in my holidays for Spanish

PRAYER

MiaI am thankful for my 8 month old baby brother

Kristina: I am thankful for my friends.

Jake: Thank you for dancing and my life.

Holly: I am grateful for my baby brother.

Daniel: Thank you for my friends and family.

Aidan: Birthdays!

Sonnie: Donuts!

Mary: I am grateful for my friends that I made today and my birthday that I am going to have very soon.

Akemjot: Thank you for Sukhman and Ash.

Rehat: I am grateful for myself.

Tcross: I am grateful for love because if we didn’t have love in the world it would be very sad and love is the most important thing.

Magot: Dear God, thank you for Miss B’s birthday.

SHARING

Libby: Good morning everyone. This is my favourite food. I got it at Fasta Pasta yesterday. It is pizza and also a pasta with ham. We went there because it was my mum’s birthday yesterday.

Comments and questions:

Ann: I went there before and it was really yummy.

Jasmine: What was in the white bowl?

Libby: Pasta

Mia: What country food is it from?

Libby: Italy

Kim: Good morning everyone. My family made a recipe and it’s called dumplings. They put inside shrimp and a bit of lettuce. My grandma makes them. We eat them at home and sometimes at school or a Chinese restaurant. Are there any questions?

Rehat: What do dumplings look like?

Ann: Are dumplings from Vietnamese or China?

Mia: Are dumplings oily?

Jasmine:My brother used to eat it.

Mary: Do you have to cook it in the oven or a cooking pot?

Sonnie: I like them because I tried it and I then ate all of it and my mum was like ‘Sonnie!!!’.

SHARED READING

In the book, the dinosaurs eat their dinner at the table with their family.  Where do you and your family eat?
Alex: the lounge
Sampann: I eat at the sofa
Aiden: On the sofa
Mary: If I’m sick I have to eat in my bed.
Kristina: On the ground
Jed: I eat in my bed and watch my small tv in my room.
Dion: On the lounge sometimes.
Aiden: On a chair
Mia: On a wobbly chair but I don’t fall off.

Using our 100 languages, we explored how we eat and prepare food in our families.

INDPENDENT, PARTNER AND TEACHER READING

We then continued our reading with either independent reading. reading with a friend or teacher and exploring reading through ‘Teach your Monster to Read’.

BUDDY ASSEMBLY PREP 

This afternoon we met up with our Year 4 buddies to get the ball rolling for our upcoming assembly.

  • Joseph – Me and my buddy drew fries
  • Dion – We drew KFC chips
  • Aidan – I drew a bowl of fruits
  • Justin – I drew a donut, a sprinkle one
  • Aiden – I drew a donut, a pink one
  • Jake – Me and my buddies drew a pear
  • Daniel – I drew a bowl of fruit
  • Ebony – We drew a watermelon
  • Kurt – I drew a sprinkle donut with my buddies

 

Monday July 23 – Week 1 Term 3

Hi all!

Welcome to Term 3! We trust you all had a wonderful holiday break filled with many specks of gold. 

As per Mr. White’s notice in the newsletter at the end of last term, please note that in Term 3 we will take Recess 40 minutes earlier at 10.20am. We have noticed that with the current timetable that both children and staff are looking for a break, some vigorous exercise and something to eat before 11am. Consequently the new 7mes during the school day will be:

  • 8.50am Classes Commence
  • 10.20am Recess
  • 12.40pm Eating Lunch
  • 12.50pm Lunch Break
  • 1.30pm Classes Resume
  • 3pm Classes dismissed

LITERACY

We began our morning, week and new term with some literacy based activities. Students have the option to read independently using their readers from the library, read with their friends, practice different strategies and grammar techniques online using Teach Your Monster To Read or engage in free choice writing.

SHARED READING

This term our shared reading focus is around our inquiry topic of food, eating and shopping. 

Our shared reading text this week is ‘How do Dinosaurs Eat their Food?‘ by Jane Yolen

What happened in the beginning of the book?

Mia: Dinosaurs were glaring at people and dropping their cereal and telling people to pick it up.

Deakyn: They might not like the food.

Magot: The dinosaurs were standing on the chairs and he couldn’t sit.

How did the story change towards the end of the book?

Rhoda: They started listening. They sat on their chair.

Justin: The dinosaurs didn’t spill the food.

Keren: They learnt how to eat.

Jaiden: There was learning how to eat properly and not dropping the food down.

Many of you said that the dinosaurs were eating properly. What did they do?

Nhu: They were doing things like not burping out loud when there was people out in front of them.

Sampann: The dinosaur changed his manners. He did the right things.

Sonnie: They were eating properly but sitting down and eat slowly.

Ashvarn: They were sitting and eating at the table.

In small groups, we discussed what a question is and why we use them.

What is a question?

Nevada: A question is when someone asks you something to learn more.

Mary: A question is like someone saying to you how was your day? How was your morning? Did you sleep well. They are asking you something.

Akemjot: A question is when you don’t know something and you ask someone to figure it out.

Llana: Ask a friend something and then you figure it out together.

Jasmine: A question is like people asking you something.

Why do we ask questions?

Jake: Because we want to learn more or they do.

Sonnie: You ask a question because you might be stuck if you can’t do something.

Mia: If I don’t know something I will ask a friend, a teacher or my parents.

Ashvarn: So you can learn about every single number or words.

Sampann: A question is you have to answer something.

When reading or writing, how do we know a question is being asked?

Ebony: There is a question mark.

When someone is asking a question, how do we know?

Alex: The person’s voice changes. It goes higher.

Mary: Thank you for my family and friends. Amen

Llana: Dear God, thank you for my family and friends so they can support me. Amen.

Mia: Dear God, thank you for my friend and my house so I can live. Amen.

Tcross: Thank you for my friends for supporting me when I’m upset. Amen.

Jasmine: Thank you God for my friends because they always cheer me up when I’m sad. Amen.

Nhu: Thank you for my friends because they always ask me to play if I am by myself. Amen.

INVESTIGATIONS

During today’s investigations students were given the opportunity to decide what learning they wish to engage with. With our overarching theme of food/eating, there were various shops and restaurants created. Before engaging in play, we planned what we would be doing in investigations as well as which learning powers would be a focus. After the investigations took place we reflected upon whether we followed our plan or how might have we changed it.

 

 

 

MINDFULNESS

https://app.gonoodle.com/activities/on-and-off?s=Channel&t=Flow

MATHS – MONEY

This term we are investigating money. Today, we explored what children already know about money. They reflected on the following questions:

  • What do we use money for?
  • How do we get money?
  • What coins and notes do you know? What do they look like? How much are they worth?

HOLIDAY SPECKS OF GOLD

  • Noah – My speck of gold in the holidays was when I played Minecraft with Jasmine and I called her
  • Ebony – I went to the Beach house
  • Dion – I went to FlipOut
  • Nevada – Going to Latitude with my sister and my cousin and my cousins best friend
  • Jaiden – I went to FlipOut
  • Rhoda – I went to the Adelaide Airport and picked up cousins from Germany
  • Neisha – I went to the movies and saw Hotel Transylvania 3
  • Deakyn – I went camping and we saw red kangaroos
  • Ruby – I went to the movies to see Show Dogs
  • Kurt – I watched Incredibles 2!

CLARA REFLECTION – WHAT LEARNING POWER DID YOU USE TODAY?

Akemjot – I used creativity when I was making a Beyblade

Ann – “I used collaboration when I made a house with Bella and Jasmine”.

Coles ‘Little Shop’ Promotion

Dear Families,

We hope you all had a wonderful holiday and we can’t wait to see you on Monday!

This term we will be setting up our own class shop and restaurant in response to the children’s interests during investigative play times last term.

Currently, Coles is running a ‘Little Shop’ promotion where for every $30 spent, you receive a mini collectable of a grocery item e.g. bananas, eggs, tuna, etc . If you happen to shop at Coles we would really appreciate any donations of the ‘Little Shop’ collectables for our class shop.

Thanks so much for your support,

Nicole, Sinead and India.

 

Friday July 6 – Week 10 Term 2

Welcome to the last day of Term 2!!!!

ASSEMBLY

We had a short Assembly today where we looked at the videos and dances from Catholic Identity day last week!!

What are your thoughts?

  • Rehat – I thought the dance was good because they were challenging themselves because the=y were nervousÂ
  • Jasmine – I liked when my friend was dancing
  • Ashvarn –  I liked the video because it was good because they were like doing painting and tried their best
  • Ann – I liked the video because I saw Bella and me in it and my class and Mrs D class

BUDDIES

  • Sampann – My buddy wasn’t here today so I joined someone else and we played handball and if you bounce it in the cup you get 5 lollies!
  • Magot – I liked when my buddy set up a activity for me
  • Nevada – Me Cierra and my buddy we were doing gymnastics and yoga!Â
  • Holly – Me my buddy, Jasmine, Ruby and Nhu we were playing a game and Nhu came first
  • Sonnie – My buddy set up a soccer thing its like the ones with the sticks and he made it and he is going to make Aiden and me one. You get a ball in the middle and try hit the person

Reflection of our time with our buddies…

LIBRARY

Today’s library session was an extra special one! We read our last story on the shortlist for Picture Book of the Year – I’m Australian Too. 

  • Sampann – I was born in India
  • Mile – I was born in Australia in Adelaide
  • Daniel – I was born in Vietnam
  • Ashvarn – I was born in Port Adelaide 
  • Libby – I once lived in Broome and my mum kept going on and off the plane 
  • Raf – My parents were born in the Filipinos 
  • Mai-Anh – My mum and dad were born in Vietnam
  • Liana – My mum and dad and grandparents were born in the Phillipines
  • Joseph  My dad was born in Italy
  • Ann – My mum was born in Vietnam and she came to Australia when she was 39. 

As a class we discussed the books we have read over the term before we ranked our favourites! These votes are super important as next term when the winning picture book is announced, there will be a prize for the class who guesses the correct order.

We borrowed our books for the holidays and discussed why it is so important to be reading over the next two weeks.

GUIDED READING

We went into our guided reading teams and took turns at reading and helping each other. We then had some question to discuss in our groups.

What happened in the book?

  • Akemjot – The book was about a girl called Mei Ling and she liked ducks as pets but Annabella liked dogs better. But then at the end Annabella liked both.
  • Nhu – Mei Ling liked ducks, when they went to the pond they said that the ducks can do tricks, Annabella said only dogs can do tricks but then the duck swam so mei ling said he was doing a trick.
  • Aidan – Mei Ling liked ducks best, Annabella liked dogs. Annabella said dogs can have a bath but ducks cant.
  • Cierra – Mei Ling was trying to make dogs sound better than ducks but actually the duck is just as good as the dog for a pet.
  • Nevada: The girl was using the learning power of creativity because she was putting a rope and tied it to the roof to make a swing
  • Rhoda: She made a swing, the roof fell again and she fixed it.
  • Deakyn: She told a story to her dad about why the swing broke and the ceiling.

SHARING – SAMPANN: Yesterday my dads friend came over and brought me watch it is branded Titan by Zoom. They got it for me because there are soccer games happening.

  • Nathaniel – I Like it because it is a soccer ball watch and has patterns
  • Neisha – Which brand is it?
  • Ashvarn – If it doesn’t work you will have to take it somewhere special
  • Magot – I like the clock inside because it will tell us when the bell will go
  • Jasmine – What is a titan?
  • Sampann – It is a little expensive brand

GRATITUDE PRAYER

Reflecting upon Term 2, “We are grateful for”…

  • Sampann – My teachers
  • Ashvarn – Mission Day so we can spend money for the poor people
  • Libby – Miss B so she can help us learn
  • Natalie – My friends so they can support me when I am sad
  • Neisha – For my family and friends
  • Magot – For the school so I can learn work
  • Jaiden – For learning
  • Llana – Catholic Identity Day
  • Kristina – My friends
  • Mai-Anh – For my friends and family
  • Joseph – Maths
  • Bella – Shared lunches
  • Jasmine – The music assembly and we were in it and tried our best
  • Ann – Excursions so we can learn new things
  • Mile – Friends can play soccer
  • Maddox – Friends
  • Justin – Thank you for Catholic Identity Day so people can share food
  • Daniel – Catholic Identity Day
  • Raf – For my friends
  • Lucas – Assembly we did with the whole class which is belonging
  • Jed – Thank you for our excursion

MOVIE – THE LION KING

To celebrate the end of the term we put on the Lion King movie – which linked to our assembly from earlier in the term 🙂

They all LOVED singing along!!

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS ALL!!

We hope you all have a very well deserved break – have fun and relax!

PS. try sleep in haha!!

Thursday July 5 – Week 10 Term 2

Hi Bloggers!

Welcome to Terrific Thursday July 5!

MUSIC ASSEMBLY

A big congratulations to Libby and Jasmine who performed at the school music assembly this morning. Their courage and growth mindset to performing in front of the whole school was inspiring!

  • Libby – I loved my singing!
  • Cierra – I loved how Libby was singing and Jasmine was playing piano
  • Jasmine – I loved when Libby was singing and I was playing piano
  • Akemjot – I liked the drums and the tune they were making
  • Ashvarn – I liked Jasmine on the piano
  • Holly – I liked Jasmine on the piano and Libby singing!

 

What was even more amazing to see and hear was students in our class filling both Libby and Jasmine’s buckets after the performance with positive praise 🙂

PRAYER

Mia and Keren shared a special prayer about summer with us.

  • Mary – Thank you for my friends an family in the world
  • Nevada – Dear Lord, thank you for my friends because they play with  me
  • Jasmine – Dear God, thank you for making the sandpit and everywhere
  • Daksh – Dear God, thank you for my friends, when I am sad the cheer me up
  • Joseph – Thank you for my friends. Amen.
  • Cierra – Thank you for my family to cheer me up and for my dog
  • Aiden – Dear God, thank you for making the donuts for Miss B to ear them
  • Holly – Dear God thank you for the water
  • Kurt – Thank you for spaghetti
  • Daniel – Thank you for making our dogs and cats
  • Ashvarn – Thank you for food so we can eat

TERM 2 – REFLECTING

This term has been a super busy and productive one! Today we took the time to stop and reflect on all of our specks of gold including the Learning Powers we have learned and shown.

We were so pleased to see that children included many social specks of gold including making new friends and trying new things!

INQUIRY PLAY

GROWTH MINDSET

This afternoon Mary requested to sing a song to the class. She was totally inspired by Libby singing in front of the whole school. Well done girls!!!

DON’T FORGET

Tomorrow is casual day !

A casual day for cans/bottles and other 10c recyclables.

Great prizes to be won for the MOST recyclables, an Aquaponics tank and Popcorn and a Movie for the classes that collect the most.

NEXT TERM

Can you help out? A BIG BIG interest in the class is restaurants and cooking...

If you are free we would love your help to come in and cook, share a family recipe or anything about FOOD!!! Food glorious food!!

CLASS ENVIRONMENT

“The Environment is the third teacher” Loris Malaguzzi,

Also we are in the process of moving the classroom around to suit the needs of the children…

We have noticed they are loving quiet corners, technology areas, art materials that are out and available, a class ‘cafe’, small world/block area etc etc. It is all a work in process and we are observing how the children use the same and will adapt to suit their learning and interests!!

Thanks for a great day and will see you all tomorrow morning!!