This morning we began our day with some reading. It was magnificent to see some of us using the strategies we have spoken about individually. Things like, sounding out, using our fingers to follow and expression were all observed by the teachers this morning. Thank you to our parents who also offered their time to listen to us. It is super important we are bringing our black bags to school each day so we can read our library books!
We shared the book – “Can I pray with my eyes open?”
What was this book about?
- Mia – Praying any time you want
- Ann – It doesn’t have to be in a spot
What kinds of prayers can we do?
- Ann – Sorry prayers
- Rehat – Grateful prayers
- Mary – If you feel sad, scared or worried you can pray to God
- Libby – When someone is sick in your family you could pray for them
- Kristina – a kind prayer
- Dion – If someone passes away in your family
- Rehat – When you don’t know what to do you can pray to God
How could we start a prayer?
- Jed – Dear God…
- Joesph – Thank you God for…
- Sampan – God please…
- Cierra – O’Lord…
- Kim – God can you help me to…
- Rehat – Im grateful God…
The children then drafted our very own prayers. We discussed how important it is to have a go at spelling tricky words and write with as much detail as possible. Once we had drafted our own prayer we sat with our teacher to have a conference about editing our prayers before making the good copy tomorrow!
Led by Jasmine and Holly
“A prayer about being loving and helping other. Help me Lord when loving can be hard”
“Anyone have a prayer to share?”
- Mia: Dear Lord thank you for our bodies so we can walk.
- Libby: Dear God thank you for everything
- Mary: Thank you for the world Amen
- Rhoda: Dear God help me to heal and not feel sick Amen
On Tuesday afternoon we collected data and created picture graphs about popcorn flavours for Mission Day. Today we used the data that we collected to make a column graph! We discussed the key ingredients for a column graph.
What do we need?
Vertical lines, horizontal lines, a title, the options down the bottom, on the vertical line we put the numbers!
Check out our graphs..
We then came together as a class to collate our results in preparation for Mission Day…
Caramel – 9
Rainbow – 14
Salt – None
The most popular was rainbow with 14 votes.
Today after lunch many of us asked to do some mindful drawing. We quietly had the opportunity to draw and colour our own creations. In this time, the teachers had the opportunity to read with different students.
Building on our learning from our excursion to the Museum we viewed an educational video about Aboriginal People making canoes.
What was the video about?
- Kurt – Making canoes
- Rehat – They made the canoes with bark the Aboriginal people. They cut the bark from the tree and they didn’t cut the whole tree so they wanted it to survive
- Ann – The aboriginal used trees but not all of it
- Joseph – It was telling us about how the Aboriginal people made the canoes
What did we see on our guided tour in the museum?
- Jed – Boomerangs and shields
- Mary – There were coconuts
- Cierra – A trucky trucky
- Jake – The spears
- Libby – A dollhouse
- Daniel – Shields
- Joseph – All different types of shield
- Rehat – That boomerang it was long and looked like a 7. They cut out a kangaroo to make clean water
- Mary – There were baskets for the babies to go in
- Aiden – They used boomerangs
- Akemjot – The boomerang shaped like a 7
- Jed – A toy boat
- Jasmine – The big teddy that I am holding is named Emily. My house has a lot of teddy bears and Emily is my favourite teddy. I got it at the Adelaide Show. She is white and pink and I got her in 2017.
- Raf – This my favourite toy car. And I drive it around all the time. I got it on my birthday. I don’t need to use my hands. It has power from batteries. I got it from Daksh. It goes very fast.
We had a super busy but productive day today! Tomorrow we visit the library to return and borrow books for the upcoming week. Please don’t forget your black bags!