Thursday 18th October – Week 1 Term 4

Good morning!!

Whats happening today?

 

WRITING – RECOUNT SAMPLE

Whats a recount?

What did you do in the holidays?

How might you start your recount today?

What are some things to remember in our writing?

Children then recorded a recount about their holidays.

COME READ WITH ME/WRITERS WORKSHOP

Once the recount was completed students could then read with a teacher, their friend or continue with their writers workshop books.

Teachers spent some 1:1 time with students reading their readers and conferencing individual goals.

LIBRARY

Today we read the story ‘The Gum Family.’ 

  • Kristina – They looked for somewhere to stay and made changes to their tree
  • Sampann – They wanted somewhere safe
  • Jed – They had to have food to survive

PRAYER

Sukhman and Jake read a prayer about thank God for the marvolous world that we live in…creation.

Our reflections on this prayer:

  • Holly: Dear God, Thank you for the plants and se animals. Amen
  • Rehat: I like that God created glasses. Amen
  • Kiziah: Dear God thank you for the trees so we can breath Amen

CHARACTER STRENGTH SPOTTING

What Character Strengths can we see in our friends? 

  • Joseph – Bella’s top strength is kindness because she is nice
  • Bella – Joseph’s top strength is bravery because sometimes he is not scared
  • Magot – Natalie’s top strength is kindness because she is kind to her friends
  • Natalie – Nathaniel’s top strength is kindness because he is kind to me
  • Nate – I like Neisha because she is funny
  • Neisha – Nate because he is funny
  • Ashvarn – Jasmine’s top strength is creativity because she is creative with her friends
  • Jasmine – Maddox’s top strength is hope because he is hopeful
  • Maddox – Justin is kind
  • Noah – Jasmine’s top character strength is humour because she makes people laugh
  • Llana – Ashvarn’s top strength is teamwork because he works with his friends
  • Raf – Libby makes me laugh!
  • Libby – I think Magot because he is kind when I need to go to the toilet he always says yes!
  • Lucas – Ann because she is kind to he friends
  • Ann – Noah because he is kind to people
  • Daniel – Jasmine is kind to me
  • Kristina – I think Jaiden because he makes me laugh
  • Jed – Miss B’s top strength is hope because she hopes everything will end up good
  • Kim – Joseph is kind
  • Kurt – Holly’s top strength would be love of learning
  • Jake – Joseph’s top character strength is humour because he makes me laugh all the time

MATHS – PLACE VALUE

Warm Up Game

  • Whole Class Activity – Last One Standing – Students choose their own number and need to try and be the last one standing. Students need to dodge each value the teacher calls out!

Continued on from this week….place value activities.

INQUIRY/INVESTIGATIONS

We continued on with our inquiry around Gods creation. Alot of the children were showing previous interests and links to the fish farm, animals and the ocean.

SPECK OF GOLD

Sampan: my speck of gold was playing with friends

Holly: My speck of gold was learning more about maths

Libby: My speck of Gold was making posters

Tomorrow is a pupil free day in preparation for Spring Fair. We really hope to see you all at Spring Fair on Sunday!!

Have a great night everyone 🙂

Wednesday 17th October – Term 4 week 1

Goodmorning everyone!!

What is happening today?

 

WRITING SAMPLE – MY GOAL

Jake: My goal is to work better with my friends and be kind.

Rehat: My goal is to listen and make good choices

Eva: My goal is to get better at drawing.

Holly: My goal is to get better at making, like houses with boxes.

Sonnie: My goal is to trying to get better at drawing pictures.

Nevada: My goal is to get better at reading so i can move onto novels.

PRAYER

Led my Nhu and Tcross – a prayer about Holidays.

  • Ann: Dear God thank you for our friends Amen
  • Holly: Dear God thank you for the holidays so i could spend time with my family. Amen
  • Sampan: Dear God thank you for holidays so we can go to new places Amen
  • Rehat: Dear God thank you for planes so we can fly to different places all over the world and do not have to stay in one place Amen
  • Jake: Dear God Thank you for the holidays so we can have time off with our families. Amen

RELIGION/INVESTIGATIONS

Students were inspired by the below quote for their investigations today….

Tcross and Nhu: “we were making a beetroot information area. we have a facts books about beetroot, the healthy things about them, how to eat it and stuff like that. We have moved the natural and beetroot things over here near the sun, the sun will help it grow”

Sampan and Justin: “we went over to the fish farm, God created all the fishes. We got some more information about fish…like the catfish. We are making a kaahoot about fish. she we need to find out facts about fish”

Akemjot and Sukhman: “we are researching about dinosaurs on the internet. Dinosaurs have sharp teeth and like to eat meat. some of the dinosaurs eat plants”

Keren and Kiziah: painted beautiful illustrations of the beach.

Llana and Kristina: “we are making an aquarium, i think God made all the fishes and we look after the fishes. In our aquarium we are painting it first with blue for the water, then we will add the fish and jellyfish…some food aswell”

Lucas and Joesph: “We are making a beach…the beach is were the fish live. I like to visit the beach, sometimes when its hot you can go swimming there”

The boys used boxed construction, paper and pencils to create their beach.

Mai-Anh:I am drawing earth..i like that on earth it is so big you could go somewhere new everyday”

Sonnie and Alex: they were working together to make an aquarium using craft materials and boxed construction to do so.

Jed, Magot and Raf: “We are making things for the aquarium too. This is the moss and coral, I made a shark, a jellyfish”

Magot:i made scuba divers, they go into the water, they sometimes go into the water to look after the animals and give them food and see if they are ok”

Eva and Holly: “we are making a squishy shop…like squish animals you can buy”

Nevada and Cierra: “we decided to do a pet shop…we love pets and pets are from God. We have a bunny and a dog for someone to buy and look after”

Ruby and Neisha: “We are making a museum about God..all the things that God made like trees, grass, plants, animals and even people. There is music in the background to make it nice” The girls used a range of materials such as crafts and blocks to create their exciting museum.

Nate and Jake: using paints and water to create ‘the ocean’

Kurt, Sukhamn, Akemjot, Ashvarn: played the Kahoot game about fish that Sampan made.

SHARING

  • Kim and Mai-Anh – “Me and Kim made an earth together. We like to go to different places. My favourite place is Hong Kong.”
  • Jed, Magot and Raf – “In investigations we made an aquarium using paper straws, cellophane and blocks. Inside there is some straws, and a sting ray.” “We have a shark in there.” “We always have a rainbow fish.”

SHARED READING/WRITERS WORKSHOP

We read our shared reading text – You and me: our place.

Students then continued on with their writers workshop books, teachers conferencing small groups.

 

 

Dont forget casual day tomorrow 🙂

FRIDAY LAST DAY OF TERM 3!!!

Welcome to the last day of term 3!! we hope you all have a fantastic last day 🙂

ASSEMBLY

“Dance off” themed assembly lots of fun!! we loved being the audience.

Well done to Rehat and Sampan on your awards for spelling and literacy – awesome work!

FITNESS

GoNoodle in the hall with JP team!!

WRITING

The best thing this term was…

LIBRARY

  • Nathaniel – A kid and his dinosaur
  • Libby – I think its about 3 kids and 1 dinosaur and they’re having a picnic and going places
  • Neisha – I think it is about having a pet dino and they are taking it for a walk
  • Jasmine – I think it is about kids and a dinosaur and they are going to the library to find out more about dinosaurs
  • Sampann – It could be storybook or it could be an information book about dinosaurs
  • Jed – The kids might be taking the dinosaur to the museum

MATHS GAMES

Games and learning our maths concepts!! Games we had out were

  • making 3D shapes
  • shopping trolley board game
  • pocket money
  • luck numbers
  • dice wars
  • tessellation blocks
  • patterning
  • clocks
  • maths books

CLASS/SCHOOL CLEAN

We cleaned up the school and our classroom ready for school holidays.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS ALL!!!

  • Holly – I will have a birthday party
  • Joseph – I will go to the zoo
  • Dion – I am going to Bali
  • Rhoda – I will see Rehat in the holidays
  • Magot – I am going to the shops
  • Llana – I am gong to move house
  • Aidan – I will have a birthday party on October 30!
  • Ash – In October it is my brothers birthday
  • Deakyn – I am going to Sydney

wishing everyone a safe and very enjoyable holidays, see you in term 4!!

Thursday 27th September – Week 10 term 3

Goodmorning and welcome to Thursday 🙂

PETS BLESSING

Father Sam came to visit and put a special blessing on our pets. Some of us brought in our pets.

ST FRANCIS – Prayer for animals

  • Nevada – We need to look after out pets
  • Nhu – We have to try not to be angry with our pets

Create a special prayer for animals.

  • Joseph – Dear God, thank you for my pet budgie because I really love him. Amen.
  • Libby – Thank you God for pets because if we didn’t have pets we wouldn’t have anyone to play with. Pets are nice to play with sometimes when they aren’t mad but are happy!
  • Mary – Dear God thank you for the pets so we aren’t alone ever
  • Jasmine – Dear God, thank you for the pets so we can play with them so we can hear and see them. Amen.
  • Jake – Dear God, thank you for making pugs because they look really cute. Amen.
  • Holly – Dear God, thank you for our pets so we won’t be alone. Amen.
  • TCross – We need to make sure the animals feel loved and taken care of. Amen.

MATHS FOCUSED INVESTIGATION
Reflection/revision of this term!

 

 

FITNESS

Out on the oval/log park.

children were playing footy, cricket and soccer.

Also had children having running races and building creations at log park!!

REFLECTIONS REPORTS

  

MITIOG

We continued with ‘made in the image of God’ program.

Hope you all had a great day – see you tomorrow!!

 

MOON LANTERN DAY – Friday 21st September

MOON LANTERN DAY CELEBRATIONS

WHAT IS MOON LANTERN?

  • Ann: Kids make lanterns, in Vietnamese, you put them up and they have light
  • Rehat: Some people light up lanterns and they fly into the sky to celebrate
  • Ashvarn: its about celebrating
  • Deakyn: Celebrating about countries
  • Holly: We celebrate moon lantern when the moon is full
  • Nhu: We have a giant meal together with my family to celebrate moon lantern

We then watched the below clips about MOON LANTERN FESTIVAL and got some more ideas….

 

  • Rehat: it was about a village being destroyed, the people put up lanterns so that the village would not get destroyed
  • Libby: It started from one bird, that was killed and about the village not being destroyed

The children did their own Inquiry on Moon Lantern festival, researching skills on the internet. The children drew/wrote about the meaning of the Moon Lantern Festival. See what we found out:

OUR ASSEMBLY

Our assembly was a success!! Check out the pictures!!

Can you see MRS B as the ‘Dragon’

SHARED LUNCH

What beautiful food we had to share. Many different cultural foods to try – delicious!!

LIBRARY

Today we read the story ‘The UnScary Book!’

The story actually turned out to be quite funny. We discussed what we would ACTUALLY put in a scary book?

  • Chelsea – Zombies!
  • Jed – Chuckie
  • Daniel – Scary monsters
  • Lucas – Donald Trump!

We borrowed our new readers for the week and began reading!

WHAT DID I ENJOY ABOUT MOON LANTERN

  • Holly: I enjoyed the shared lunch with everyone and the assembly and doing a reading part
  • Tcross: I enjoyed that our class got to do the assembly and trying different foods from different countries
  • Aiden: I liked the dragon
  • Mary: I liked the assembly when we were singing the bird song
  • Sonnie:I liked how the dragon moved around
  • Nevada: I liked the dragon dance because Miss B was the dragon
  • Nhu: When we made our lanterns and also the shared lunch
  • Akemjot: I liked the assembly, i liked our shared lunch..it was yum
  • Dion: I liked the dragon dance
  • Jake: I liked that the moon lantern festival…i was really surprised that the dragon was Miss B
  • Rhoda: I liked our assembly and the Vietnamese dancing and the shared luch
  • Cierra: I liked that my sisters friend was in the Vietnamese dance
  • Kurt: The dragon dance!!
  • Sukhman: I liked the Vietnamese dance

 

Thank you for sharing such a fun day!! Enjoy your weekend 🙂

Thursday September 20th – Week 9 term 4

Good morning bloggers! Happy Thursday!!

What’s happening today?

COME READ WITH ME

Teachers listened to individual students read, conferencing them on individual needs and strengths!!

Students spent time reading either independently, with parents, buddies or class mates.

ASSEMBLY PRACTICE

With our buddies in the hall, all ready for tomorrow.

RELIGION

“I am special” “I am a child of God”

How was the world created?

  • Noah – By god
  • Sampann – God made the world out of sun and water
  • Ash – God made the trees, animals, Eve and Adam
  • Lucas – At first there was nothing
  • Magot – God said let there be light and dark, light and animals and trees and flowers

Why am I special?

  • Kurt – I am special because I can make stuff
  • Llana – I think I am special because I have a special talent – doing ballet
  • TCross – I think I am special because I like going to school and I love my friends
  • Dion – I am special because I am good at sports!
  • Bella – I am special because I am kind to my friends
  • Ann – I am special because no one is like me! I am kind to people and I can draw

MINDFULNESS

INVESTIGATIONS

We had some investigation time. Children explored the block area, playing teachers, setting up a cafe, drawing, craft activities and games.

SPECKS OF GOLD

My speck of gold today was:

  • Sampan: was assembly practice
  • Sukhman: my speck of gold was playing soccer

REMINDER

Tomorrow is moon lantern day. Please come dressed in your cultural clothing, red t-shirt or school uniform.

Shared lunch – please bring in a plate of your ‘cultural’ food to share with your class.

Our assembly is at 10.45am and our shared lunch will follow.

 

Thank you for a fun day everyone!!

See you tomorrow for our assembly and Moon Lantern celebrations

 

 

Wednesday September 19th – Week 9 Term 3

Good morning all and welcome to Wednesday Week 9!!

 

RESPONSIBLE PET PROGRAM

Today we had a visit rom Deb! She was from the Pets in the Community Program. She spoke to us all about how to keep our pets safe and how to properly look after them! We had a look at different pictures and had to describe what we thought was safe and unsafe. We even got to role play to see the do’s and dont’s about approaching scared dogs!

After recess we reflected on what we had learned;

  • Deakyn – You stand still and put your arms beside you
  • Neisha – I learned that when a dog has a red and yellow collar you don’t go near it
  • Akemjot – I learned that dogs have different moods and they get angry and sad and happy

We then got a chance to explore the website and explore how to safely deal with pets – http://www.livingsafelywithpets.com.au/start/

PRAYER

Thank you to Joseph and Kurt who read a Bible passage to us for prayer today.

  • Cierra – Dear God, thank you for my pet Milly because she is kind and fluffy.
  • Ann – Dear God, thank you for my parents so they can look after me. Amen.
  • Ash – Thank you for the trees so we can breathe. Amen.
  • Mary – Thank you for my uncles dog. Amen.
  • Jasmine – Thank you for pets so when you are alone you can play with them. Amen.
  • Daniel – Thank you for our friends and family. Amen.

MATHS – TIME

  • Sampann  – The 3 means quarter past
  • Aiden – 60 minutes is an hour and 60 seconds is a minute
  • Ashvarn – The big handle and little hand moves around to make a time

Together we tested what we could do in different amounts of time!

  • How many jumps can you do in 10 seconds?
  • How many jumps can you do in 1 minute?

  • Magot – I can eat in 30 seconds, I can play Minecraft in 10 minutes
  • Nate – I can hold my breath for 30 seconds
  • Joseph – I can watch movie for 2 hours
  • Jaiden – I can do rolls in 10 minutes
  • Kim – I can rea da book in 30 seconds
  • Libby – I can do my calisthenics in 2 hours and in 30 seconds I could look at the lanterns

MINDFULNESS

SPANISH REFLECTION

  • Mary – We did what our favourite player is
  • Dion – We had to do our favourite player of a sport and write about it

SPECKS OF GOLD

  • Alex – My speck of gold was playing with my friends
  • Daniel – My speck of gold was playing soccer at lunch
  • Eva – My speck of gold was playing with Ebony
  • Jasmine – My speck of gold was playing with Ann

 

Have a great night all!!

FriYAY!! September 14 – week 8 term 3!

Welcome to FriYAY! Beautiful forecast of 25 degrees!

What’s happening today?

ASSEMBLY REFLECTION

Today I enjoyed watching the assembly because….

  • Eva –  I liked my sister singing
  • Joseph – I liked the video of the dancing
  • Holly – I liked the video of them dancing at the start and at the end
  • Sampann – I liked the assembly because the first thing was the dancing
  • Nhu – I liked when they showed they went on an excursion
  • Daniel – My favourite part was the MarioKart

PRACTICE OUR SONG

Practising our song for assembly – moon lantern festival – next week!

LITERACY – SPRING FAIR POSTERS / WRITER’S WORKSOP

We spent time today finishing off our Spring Fair Posters before working on our Writer’s Workshop.

LIBRARY

In our library lesson today we read the book ‘It’s a Story, Rory!’ This story was interesting because it had a narrators voice and also a side line of writing, showing us how to create our own successful books. Things like characters, plot, setting are all so important!

What do you need to create your own story?

  • Sampann – Beginning middle end
  • Noah – Full stops capital letters
  • Joseph – Characters
  • Llana – Pictures and problems
  • Kristina – Illustrator
  • Nataliel – A squirrel, pig and chicken
  • Neisha – The setting is the forest!

MATHS – TIME!

  • Sonnie – The smaller hand points to the 1 then it is 1 o’clock
  • Sampann – On the clock there is a number that is 3, 6, 9. The 3 means 15mins and the 6 means 30mins and the 9 means 45 minutes
  • Nevada – The small hand is the hour hand and the big hand is the minute hand
  • Ash – There is a red hand that always goes around and around and the big one turns and turns
  • Akemjot – If it is on 1 that means 5 minutes. After 2 there is like white dots that mean 1 minute

Our warm-up numeracy activity was a Time focussed Kahoot!

What can you tell us about what you have learned?

 

MINDFULNESS

Balloon guided meditation.

In this guided relaxation, we find a balloon and it carries us to our favourite place, a place where we feel strong and happy.

How did you feel during this guided meditation?

  • Joesph: Calm
  • Holly: Calm and sleepy and happy
  • Sukhman: Relaxed
  • Nevada: feel tired
  • Mary: I feel ready to do more stuff
  • Akemjot: sleepy
  • Llana: calm and happy

INVESTIGATIONS

 

We hope you all had a fantastic week – enjoy the weekend!!

🙂 🙂 🙂