Tuesday October 16 – Week 1 Term 4

Hi Bloggers!

We hope you are keeping warm and dry on this rainy Tuesday. 

  • Just a reminder that this Thursday is a Casual Day. Students are asked to please bring in a plant or potting mix for the Plant Stall at Spring Fair.

PRAYER

Together we said the Lord’s prayers and then shared our own special prayers.

Ann: Dear God. thank you for my friends. Amen.

Holly: Thank you God for my friends who make me happy and can cheer me up and make me laugh. Amen.

Mary: Dear God, thank you for my friends and family. Amen.

Llana: Dear God, thank you for my family, friends and this school. Amen.

Daniel: Dear God, thank you for making the world and my family. Amen.

Joseph: Dear God, thank for my mum and dad. Amen.

Keren: Dear God, thank you for my family and friends who can keep me company. Amen.

Kiziah: Dear God, thank you for my friends that can play with me. Amen.

Ashvarn: Dear God, thank you for my brother because if I did not have a brother I couldn’t play with no-one. Amen.

SHARING

Alex: Good morning everyone. This is my trophy from Taekwondo and I got it in 2015 for championships. I had to do fighting, defending myself.

SHARED READING

Our shared reading text this week is ‘You and Me: Our Place’ my Leonie Norrington and Dee Huxley.

What was the story about? What were they describing?

Jake: How it feels in the sand and Uncle Tobias started telling them stories about the old days.

Joseph: They were fishing and when it started to rain they went under the bridge and when it was too hot they went in the shade.

What was the setting in this story?

Cierra: At the beach.

The beach is a place, what is another place you know?

Lucas: Woolworths

Sampann: Coles

Mary: a hotel

Kurt: the city

Holly: the playground

Nathaniel: Downtown

Nhu: Harbortown

Jaiden: Pacific Rim

Aidan: Zing

Aiden: Bubble Tea

Natalie: school

Noah: St Kilda

Aidan: Parafield Gardens

Sonnie: Cha Time

Using our 100 languages we explored the question:

What is a place?

Monday October 15 – Week 1 Term 4

HI BLOGGERS! – Welcome to Term 4! 

We hope you all had a very relaxing, productive but most of all, HAPPY holiday break!

CHARACTER STRENGTH

First thing this morning we introduced our new Character Strength for the week…. HUMOUR!

  • Sampann – Humour can be silly
  • Libby – Humour makes you laugh

What is something or someone that makes you laugh/smile?

  • Jasmine – When Holly gave me a cat book with glasses
  • Akemjot – Sampann gives us funny jokes and Ashvarn as well
  • Nate – My brother makes me laugh because he makes a funny face
  • Ann – When Bella makes funny faces
  • Jake – Try not to laugh memes
  • Ashvarn – When I go in a movie and its PG it makes me laugh a little bit because they do funny things like in Johnny English
  • Alex – John Cena makes me laugh because there is a meme about it
  • Mary – My sister Madeline makes me laugh because she makes funny noises!
  • Holly – When Jasmine makes funny faces

COME READ WITH ME / WRITER’S WORKSHOP

Over the year we have used Monday and Thursday mornings as a time for students to read independently and collaboratively. This term we are introducing the option for writing in this time. Students are invited to work on their writer’s workshop or other free forms of writing like for example a holiday recount today!

HOLIDAY SPECKS OF GOLD

  • Sonnie -Walking to McDonalds with my sister and going to the beach
  • Keren – My speck of gold was going to my cousins house. We looked at her fish
  • Raf – My speck of gold was going to my family friends party at their house
  • Akemjot – My speck of gold was going to my best friends party. It was at a restaurant pretty far from my home. We went there and came back home. We had cake and candy.
  • Llana – My speck of gold was moving to my new house
  • Aidan – My speck of gold was watching Teen Titans at Hoyts!
  • Joseph – My speck of gold was going on a holiday with my family. I didn’t go out of Australia I stayed in Australia. I went fishing and I hold a big lizard.

PRAYER – BUCKET FILLING

We listened to the song ‘I am a Bucket Filler’ and responded with our own prayers about bucket filling.

Keren: Dear God, thank you for making me a bucket filler. Amen.

Holly: Dear God, thank you for Natalie because when I was on my own she helped me. Amen.

Kristina: Dear God, thank you for my friend Llana to support me when I am sad. Amen.

Llana: Dear God, thank you for making me a bucket filler so I can always make Kristina happy. Amen.

Jake: Dear God, thank you for making my family because they fill my bucket every single day. Amen.

Tcross: Dear God, thank you for my teachers, friends and family for filling my bucket each and every day. Amen.

SHARING

Ashvarn: This is a book I made in the holidays and it is about dinosaurs. It is called Ash’s Jurassic Book. It is about dinosaurs and how they save themselves from dangerous enemies. These are all the dinosaurs that I discovered. These are flying one, these are land one and this is a water one. It is a facts book. I describe the things. I love dinosaurs. It’s 20 pages. I did it all of the holidays. I also put an index at the end of the book so then you can see where all the things is. Like leaves is on page 5 and 6.

“Dinosaurs tooth is very sharp. It can rip anything like a lion has sharp teeth but a dinosaur tooth is very sharp more than a lion”.

Nathaniel: Yesterday I got a trophy and I won this for doing all of the stuff. This is the one I got. It’s from rugby and people can play rugby if they are good at it and or they can train and they can play the actual rugby.

INVESTIGATIONS

Firstly, we visited the fish farm and MUDLA. We were very excited to see all of the different animals and their environments. Some of us fed the trout too!

Some of us were inspired by what we saw at the fish farm and used this curiosity in our own investigations.

MATHS

Our numeracy focus for this week is number and place value. Number is at the heart of all numeracy thinking so we thought we would refresh this through various investigations.

  • Number Match – 1:1 correspodnee with pictures
  • Snap with cards
  • Tower building using dice
  • Cover up 3 using dice
  • Number Lines

SPECK OF GOLDS USING HUMOUR

  • Holly – My speck of gold was when Natalie made me laugh
  • Mary – Me, Kiziah and Keren were making the barbies and stuffing them it made me happy
  • Llana – My humour speck of gold was when Kristina made me laugh at recess
  • Akemjot – My speck of gold was watching Mr Bean
  • Ann – Bella made me happy at lunch time and she made me laugh
  • Joseph – My speck of gold was in investigations when I was on the red table with the monster matching the numbers

Wednesday September 26 – Week 10 Term 3

Hi Bloggers! Welcome to a sunny, warm Wednesday! 

Just a reminder that tomorrow the Junior Primary classes would like to celebrate the Patron Saint of animals by holding a ‘Pets Morning’. Father Shibu will conduct a blessing of the animals. Thank you to those who have volunteered to bring in their pets. The morning will begin at 9am and conclude at 10am in The Piazza and also encompass a pet parade.

PE REFLECTION

  • Jed – In PE we did the spring board and hop scotch
  • Natalie – We got to use the ribbons
  • Jasmine – We have to jump on the board and land on the grass

6/7 LEARNING SHOWCASE

This morning we went upstairs to visit the Year 6/7 Learning Showcase of their History work throughout the term! We saw so many exciting and engaging diorama , writing and even different foods from different countries!

We came back to class and practiced our sentence writing to describe what we saw! Remembering full stops, capital letters, finger spaces and to use detail! 

PRAYER

Sampann and Jake led us in prayer today. They read the story of King David.

  • Jasmine – Dear God, thank you for my friends because they help me when I am sad and play with me. Amen.
  • Mai-Anh – Dear God, thank you for my two little brothers. Amen.
  • Joseph – Dear God, thank you for my mum because she is always helping me with things when I am struggling. Amen.
  • Ash – Thank you for my friends for playing soccer. Amen.
  • Nate – Thank you for my best friend because he plays with me. Amen.
  • Mary – Dear God, thank you for my family so I am not alone. Amen.
  • Akemjot – Dear God, thank yo for my friends and family. Amen.
  • Daniel – Dear God, thank yo for my friends because if we didn’t have any we would be lonely. Amen.

REFLECTING

A super important part of learning is the reflecting process. We are spending time this week reflecting on the various different learning experiences we have had this term. Today we focussed on Numeracy!

INVESTIGATIONS

WRITER’S WORKSHOP 

Magic Monday September 24 – Week 10 Term 3

Hi Bloggers! Welcome to the last week of Term 3! 

We hope your weekend was filled with many Specks of Gold. 

COME READ WITH ME

We began our day with some reading. Some of us chose to read independently or to read with our friends.

CHARACTER STRENGTH – LEADERSHIP

This week our Character Strength focus is Leadership!

What does it mean to be a leader?

Ashvarn: Being first

Sampann: Good sportsmanship.

Jed: Leading others.

Rehat: I think it is when you are captain in a game so leadership means believing in yourself.

Rhoda: Being a leader you have to listen.

Deakyn: Leadership is leading a team which means taking care of a team.

Do you think you have to be the boss or captain of something to be a leader?

Sampann: No, you can by showing good sportsmanship.

Jed: Telling people what to do

Miss B: Encouraging others.

Jasmine: They were helping each other.

Ashvarn: They were lifting up and then another.

Dion: Teamwork.

PRAYER

Today we engaged in Christian meditation and repeated the mantra ‘Maranatha’ in our own minds which, means ‘the Lord is coming’. After, we reflected on how we felt.

Holly: I feel calm.

Llana: I feel really calm and ready to learn

Jasmine: I feel relaxed.

Rehat: I felt like I left all of my problems and that God was coming to help me in my mind.

Akemjot: I feel happy.

Tcross: I feel very joyful, loved and calm

Ashvarn: I feel good.

INVESTIGATIONS

We began our planning process by reflecting on our learning this term.

Aidan W: Shared lunch
Kurt: Teach your monster to read
Eva: Time
Dion: Measuring
Rhoda: Our assemblies
Nathaniel: Reading
Justin: How to make chocolate
Holly: Writer’s workshop
Jed: Character strengths
Noah: Moon Lantern Festival
Sonnie: Reading to my teacher
Ebony: Our Masterchef Assembly
Rafael: Learning Powers
Joseph: How to tell the time
Ruby: Using speech marks and exclamation marks

Ashvarn: Our lantern assembly
Rehat: Addition
Jake: Prodigy
Cierra: How to make lemonade
Daniel: Dairy
Chelsea: Rainbow wraps
Akemjot: Food groups
Aiden: How to make bread
Jasmine: Our special talents
Rehat: The five food groups
Sampann: The food assembly
Kim: The Vietnamese songs
Deakyn: Making animals with fruit
Tcross: Making lanterns
Eva: Making coconut balls
Kim: Making pictures with food

We then planned our investigations for the week, incorporating some of learning from this term into our intended learning.

We then got to work……

PAVER DESIGN

You may have noticed as you enter our school that a large white path has bee painted, leading from the school gate to our early learning centre. This is going to be a large artwork by artist Kirsty Shadiac (www.artventure.com) with contributions from all children in our school.

This afternoon, we each drew an image which reflects our own history, hope or happiness.

 

Tuesday September 18 – Week 9 Term 3

Hi Bloggers!

Welcome to Tuesday September 18! 

 

PRAYER

Rhoda chose a beautiful piece of music to listen to as we reflected and spoke to God quietly. We thought about what we are grateful for, sorry for and what we need help with.

Holly:  Dear God thank you for my family and my brothers. Amen

Kiziah: Thank you for my family and friends that can help me. Amen

Rhoda: Thank you for my family and friends and teachers in school. Amen.

Ashvarn: I am sorry for messing up with my brother when he is playing. Amen.

Jasmine: Dear God thank you for laptops that we can work with and play. Amen.

Cierra: Dear God I am sorry for why I yell at my sister. Amen.

Ann: Dear God thank you for my friends. Amen.

Rehat: Dear God thank you for teachers to teach us at school. Amen.

Nhu: Dear God thank you for forgiveness. Amen.

INQUIRY

How is chocolate made?

Rehat: First you get these cocoa beans from a tree and they go through a tunnel and it cracks their shell open. Then they make the chocolate liquid  and to make dark chocolate they need more dough and flour.

Provocation – Create your own procedure! 

INVESTIGATIONS

  • Deakyn and Alex are working on a Ninja Dojo!
  • Chelsea set up her own Churro restaurant after writing a procedure for making them earlier in the day!
  • Bella, Ann and Jasmine worked on the floor plan of their house
  • Nathaniel created an airpot with the blocks
  • Keren and Kristina worked hard to create
  • Nevada, Neisha and Ruby started their own restaurant!
  • Sukhman, Magot, Noah, Justin, Jed and Sampann practiced their dance moves!
  • Alex, Dion, Sonnie and Aidan continued to work on their 3D floor plan for their gaming house.

SPECKS OF GOLD

  • Noah – My speck of gold is working on the chocolate thing
  • Sukhman – Playing soccer with my friendsÂ
  • Raf – Making the house paper thing
  • Holly – My speck of gold is how to make stuff
  • Llana – My speck of gold is making a procedure about making cookies
  • Aiden – My speck of gold was playing on my laptopÂ
  • Kiziah – My speck of gold was writing a procedure about pastaÂ
  • Mai-Anh – My speck of gold was searching how to make chocolate cakeÂ
  • Ann – My speck of gold was playing and learning with my friends like Bella
  • Nate – My speck of gold was doing investigations because I got to make my airport
  • Daniel – My speck of gold was playing soccer with Joseph at recess
  • Keren – My speck of gold was practicing my reading part
  • Ash – My speck of gold was doing the Fortnite dances!Â
  • Sampann – My speck of gold was doing the procedure on pancakes

Magnificent Monday 17 September – Week 9 Term 3

Hi Bloggers!

Welcome to Week 9! Can you believe it is our second to last week of Term 3?!

This Friday we celebrate the Moon Lantern Festival. Our classes are hosting assembly and we will also have a shared lunch to celebrate the day. We ask that you please bring a plate of cultural food to share.

COME READ WITH ME

We began our day with some independent and group reading. This gives the teachers a chance to read 1 on 1 with students.

WRITER’S WORKSHOP

Before continuing on with your story making we had a mini lesson about apostrophe’s. We learned how to use them and when it is appropriate.

Together we added apostrophes to a few sentences that were missing them.

  • I found Sonnies jumper on the floor.
  • Chelseas bag is in her locker.
  • The boys basketball are in the basket.

We then used this new learning in our Writer’s Workshop time!

RELIGION

How do you think the world began?

  • Eva – Because Jesus made the water, trees and life
  • Raf – It used to be just dark and it didn’t have sun light. It was just nothing
  • Dion – Because God made land and he made like animals and stuff
  • Joseph – I think that when the world began it was just like a black world with nothing on it

How old do you think the world is?

  • Kim – 2018
  • Rhoda – 1999
  • Rehat – 18 thousand
  • Sampann – 20 thousand years old
  • Jasmine –  2 thousand years old
  • Joseph – Infinity
  • Eva – 50 million
  • Akemjot – 62 million
  • Nevada – 80 million

What did God create in the video we just viewed?

Magot – The stars and sky

Nate – He rested from all his work.

We then went and explored and recorded our response to the question:

How the world was created?

  • Jed, Raf, Jaiden and Nate created an iMovie detailing what happened over the 7 days
  • Kim created a drawing of how the world began
  • Nhu and Natalie created a creation story book
  • Cierra and Nevada decided to use ICT to retell the creation story
  • Joseph shared his writing with the class about what happened each day!

ASSEMBLY PRACTICE

After lunch we headed over to the hall to practice for our Moon Lantern Assembly with our buddies!

SHARING

  • Libby shared with us her calisthenics trophy from the weekend. “I got to keep one of the costumes the blue one here.”
  • Nathaniel told us all about his rugby game from the weekend. “I accidentally dropped the ball on the try line and it was a knock on.”
  • Aiden N showed us his favourite food. It was a Hershey’s cookie and cream. “It is like white chocolate with chocolate chips in there.”

Thankful Thursday September 13 – Week 8 Term 3

Welcome to a Sunny Thursday September 13 morning!

Isn’t it glorious to see the sun out early in the mornings? It definitely helps us to start our day with a positive attitude towards learning 🙂

COME READ WITH ME

We began our morning with some reading. It is in this time that the teacher can read one on one with different children and support them with different reading strategies. Students can read independently or with a friend before practicing different strategies online 🙂

SPRING FAIR POSTER DESIGN

The biggest event in Salisbury is upon us… SPRING FAIR! Clear your diaries – October 21 is the big day! This morning we created our own advertisements for the event which may be used online and within the school!

PRAYER

Together we prayed the Our Father. 

  • Eva – Dear God thank you for my friend Ebony because she is always there for me
  • Daniel – Thank you for letting us move so we can survive on earth
  • Cierra – Dear God thank you for my family because they are always there for me. Amen.
  • Llana – Dear God, thank you for my family and friends can support me always
  • Holly – Dear God, thank you for my teachers who teach me all the stuff and read me stories. Amen.
  • Mary – Dear God, thank you for my family and friend and world and homes.
  • Nhu – Dear God, thank you for happiness so we can be happy instead of feeling mad
  • Aidan – Dar God, thank you for my family and my pet gold fish
  • Keren – Dear God, thank you for my family and friends!

MATHS – TIME

We began our numeracy learning with a Time Kahoot! The questions asked various different things that we have been focussing on this week in time investigations.

We then created our own clocks to be used for challenges with the teachers!

FITNESS

How could we not take advantage of the amazing vitamin D beaming from the sun and have a brain break outside?!

LITERACY

Today is a special day called ‘R U OK?’ day. As a year 2 class we see this day as a time to remember one of the most important character strengths of Kindness.

When have you asked someone if they are okay?

  • Nathaniel – I asked them if they got hurt or if someone is sick you might ask are you okay?
  • Mary – When I looked outside once my mum was a bit upset and I asked if she was okay
  • Cierra – Once my sister got  really hurt and I asked
  • Sampann – I asked my mum because my mum and dad were not feeling well and I asked are you okay?
  • Ash – I said to my mum when she burnt her finger when she was making something for me I asked
  • Jas – When Ann and Holly were fighting a little bit I asked are you okay?
  • Libby – When Natalie was sad I asked her if she was okay and she told me why
  • Magot – When we were home my brother fell down and I asked if he was okay

We then had the chance to have a chat with our friends. We asked each other how we were and how our day was! It is important to stop for special moments like this not just today but daily! 

INVESTIGATIONS

  • Lucas, Noah and Raf created a working clock using ICT!
  • Rehat, TCross, Natalie, Mai-Anh are working hard to create a hotel i the classroom!
  • Nevada and Kristina put on their chefs costumes and created a restaurant!
  • There was an early Moon Lantern party occurring also 🙂
  • Noah, Natalie, Aiden, Rehat, Ann and Dion all participated in a dance tutorial! It seems we are getting for tomorrow night;s disco early 🙂

SPECKS OF GOLD

  • Joseph – My speck of gold is when we made our clocks
  • Nevada – My speck of gold was doing the restaurant with Kristina
  • Mai-Anh – My speck of gold was playing in the restaurant
  • Jed – My speck of gold was when me and my friends were playing soccer in fitness
  • Ash – My speck of gold was when making the time clock
  • Llana – My speck of gold was making the Spring Fair Posters
  • Holly  – My speck of gold was making the Spring Fair posters and doing the Kahoot on time
  • Libby – My speck of gold was doing the Spring Fair because it was fun!

 

Wonderful Wednesday September 12 – Term 3 Week 8

Hi all! Welcome to Wednesday September 12 🙂

Just a reminder that this Friday night is the school Disco! The Reception – Year 3 time slot begins at 6pm in the hall and finishes at 7pm! $5 entry for a water and nibbles 🙂

PE REFLECTION

  • Kim – I was doing hopping with Bella and Mai-Anh
  • Magot – I did the cart wheeling over the ramp

GUIDED READING

Miss Battifuoco read with Group 4 today. We read the story Fangs and Teeth.

What did you learn?

  • Joseph – Goldfish actually don’t have any teeth but they do in their throat!
  • Mai-Anh – I learnt that sharks are dangerous
  • Neisha – I learnt that fish don’t have teeth
  • Magot – I like the cookie cutter shark
  • Jasmine – I learnt that spiders have creepy thing on them!

Each of the other groups were also reading non-fiction texts and practicing recalling information.

PRAYER

A few students had been asking Miss B about the Royal Wedding and if they sang songs there like we do in Mass. For today’s prayer we had a listen to one of the songs performed at the ceremony. Isn’t it magical?

  • Kristina – Dear God, thank you for family, friends and teachers. Amen.
  • Libby – Thank you God for Harry and Meghan, because if they weren’t born the wedding wouldn’t have happened.
  • Llana – Dear God, thank you for my family and friends and my teacher. Amen.
  • Mai-Anh – Dear God, thank you for my baby brother. Amen.
  • Jasmine – Dear God, thank you for that song because I really enjoyed it. Amen.
  • Daniel – Thank you for letting us to survive on the Earth. Amen.

NUMERACY – TIME INVESTIGATIONS

Today after recess we investigated time further through various provocations.

  • Guided clocks with the teacher– exploring what a clock looks like, the placements of the numbers, what the hands indicate when reading the time, telling to the time to the hour and o’clock times.
  • Day and Night– recording what they do in the day time vs night times. The extension of this was to record the times they do these things.
  • Sand Timer Challenge– build a tower before the timer runs out. What can you build before the timer runs out?
  • ABC Splash on the laptop- telling the time to the hour
  • Puzzles – Sequencing days, seasons and months

FITNESS

Today we used the oval and sun for our favourite kind of brain break! Footy, soccer, log park, running races were our highlights!

SHARED READING – PASTA

Today the students asked if we could watch a video showing how pasta dough is actually made. We did this and then discussed the process and what ingredients are needed. We then created our own pasta procedures! 

WRITER’S WORKSHOP

  • Lucas, Jed, Raf, Noah and Dion are collaborating on a story called ‘Baldi’
  • Libby is working on a story called ‘How does a Panda eat its food’
  • Mai-Anh’s book is all about ‘Favourite Foods’
  • Mr. Coad the Funky Man! is being published by Kim
  • Samurai’s book ‘Dad and Me’ details the adventures of him and his dad

Thank you for a wonderful and productive day Year 2!

Terrific Tuesday September 4 – Week 7 Term 3

Hi all!

Welcome to the fourth day of Spring and the sun is shining this morning for us!

MUSIC

Ruby: The teacher put some songs and then we danced.

Nevada: In music we did the ‘Hello, Good Day!’ song.

Aiden N: I used my zest because I had energy.

Aidan W: I used my zest because we were doing songs and I was excited.

Kiziah: We read a book and we danced. I used my zest.

PRAYER

We sang the song ‘Every Move I make’ and then reflected on people in our lives that live and help us as Jesus did.

Nathaniel: My parents are my favourite because they keep me healthy. Amen

Kiziah: Thank you for my mum and dad because they take care of me. Amen.

Llana: Dear God, thank you for my mum and dad so they can drop me off at school. Amen.

Mary: Dear God, thank you for my family and my friends because they help me. Amen.

Ashvarn: My parents are my favourite because they make my clubs raise money for my cricket. Amen.

MATHS – MAPPING

We continued our exploration of the Royal Adelaide Show by viewing and exploring the map of the Showgrounds.

What can you see on the map?

Ruby: Showbag hall

Libby: Pet centre

Sonnie: Showbag hall and my sister said she will put me on the crazy rides if we go.

Ashvarn: Train

Aiden N: I’ve had that map before.I see toilets.

Deakyn: Lifestyle next to number 9.

Nathaniel: Ferris wheel.

On the map there are letters and numbers to help us find things at the show.

Where is the kids carnival?

Alex: E4

Where is showbag hall?

Rafael: N10

With a partner we worked together to find 10 different attractions on the map. We then recorded the coordinates for where the attractions are on the map.

WRITER’S WORKSHOP

Before we got the chance to begin our own writing, we discussed an important part of making our writing successful – Capital Letters! Together we made some corrections to a short passage of writing.

Next we continued writing our books. Some of us edited our use of capital letters in our books.

INVESTIGATIONS… ROYAL SHOW STYLE!

We viewed some footage from the Royal Adelaide Show. The clip showed the various exciting rides, different side shows, different animals, show food and competitions! We used this as inspiration for our investigations…

  • Raf, Magot, Nathaniel, Jed, Sukhman and Jaiden all used Minecraft to create their own carnival. There were things like show bag halls and animal pavilions.
  • Bella and Kristina created a roller coaster!
  • Kim and Mai-Anh created their own candy show bag!
  • Libby created a dance to be performed at the show

SHARING

  • Kristina – At the shops I buy these Crown ice creams. They are my favourite food because I like them. Sometimes I get to eat them. I first had it when I was little. It was yum.

Thanks for a great day! See you tomorrow – don’t forget PE uniform!