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!
WHOLE SCHOOL MASS
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 🙂
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?
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 the24 character strengths and virtues identified byMartin 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
WHOLE SCHOOL MASS
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?
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
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 activityfrom yesterday.
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.
Jake: Hope and optimism
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.
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.
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 – Â 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
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…
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.
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
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 LOVEDsinging along!!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS ALL!!
We hope you all have a very well deserved break – have fun and relax!
We started the day off with a whole school assembly with Father Shibu, we prayed and sung – it was a lovely start to the day!
2TD then went and spent the day with 1MR…
We started by reading the book:
“Can I pray with my eyes open?”
Reflections on this book:
Mia: I like to pray by myself
Rhoda: I like praying with my sister and brothers in my room
Kayden: I like to pray in the middle of games
Deakyn: I like to pray before I ride my bike.
Tcross: I like to pray when I am sad or worried
Jake: I like to pray alone
Holly; I like to pray in my bed
Cierra: I like to pray with my mum
The children then engaged in a range of provocationswith a focus of ‘Catholic Identity’.
Aiden, Jayden, Sukhmanand Andy enjoyed making Jesus’s cross using craft materials.
Tcross, Nhu, Keren, Kiziah, Rhoda and Rehatspent most of the morning in the home corner where they were acting out ‘the last supper’
Ruby, Nevada and Cierrawere using the playdough to make a statue of Mary
Alex, Dion, Akemjot, Sonnie, Daksh, Aidan , Kayden, Yson, Ezekiel and Deakyn were busy creating Jesus’s village and a Church using Lego
Ebony, Holly, Eva and Anna were using here artistic skills to draw her image of God
Sanorita, Ahn, Crista were using their writing skills to make books about Jesus, God and Mary
What did you like about this mornings provocations?
Sonnie: I really liked my Church building, it was so big, we all worked together to build a large church
Alex: I liked the lego
Dion: I liked being able to use the lego to build a Church it was fun to build
Aidan: I liked building a house that Jesus lived in
Anna: I liked drawing the best, I drew a house with a cross at the top
Holly: I liked drawing too, I liked drawing the Church
Rehat: I liked having time to be Jesus, I was dressing up, it was fun
Rhoda: I really liked being Mary, it was fun to get dressed up
Cierra: Dear God, Thank you for Jesus and what he sacraficed for us, Amen
Rehat: Dear God I am sad that Jesus died, Amen
Daksh: Dear God thank you for my family Amen
Jayden: Dear God thank you for my friends and family Amen
Ahn: Dear God Thank you for the world Amen
Nhu: Dear God thank you for Jesus and helping the people who are blind and sick Amen
Kiziah: Dear God thank you for my friends and family
Thank you for all the AMAZING an DELICIOUS food you all brought in to share today. It was very special to spend this time together, sharing food!
We finished off the day with some calming mindfulness and reflection.
With calming and relaxing music softly playing in the background, the children engaged in mindfulness colouring, yoga, drawing and reflecting...
We headed off to the hall to have an assembly with the whole school. At this time we reflected on the day, we watched an i-movie of the whole day. It was fantastic to see what all the classes did across the school.
Thank you everyone for a lovely Catholic identity day – what a day to remember!
We went into our guided reading teams and worked together to solve the problems below!
One thing that happened in the book?
Holly: There were 9 planets in space
Keren: It was teaching us all about planets, Mars is the hottest planet
Aiden: All of the planets were around the sun, there are lots of planets, one is Mars.
Sonnie: The sun is actually a star and it is really hot, people cant live there, there is lava
Deakyn: The book taught about planets, the moves goes around the earth really really slow
Akemjot: Saturn has a lot of stars around it.
Sukhman: The moon moves around the earth
Group 3 – Recalling Water Facts;
Sampann – The waves flow on water and the hills go really deep and steep for the water
Justin – Water flows in mountains
Lucas – Ice is water but it is cold well frozen water
Raf – Water can also be ice
How did you use the Character Strength of Kindness in PE today?
Jasmine – I was kind to Miss Roberts because it was her birthday
Llana – I showed kindness by getting the ball for Neisha
Magot – I was kind because I was sitting and not talking when Miss Roberts was
Jaiden – I helped Ashvarn
SHARED READING – STANLEY PASTE
Together we read through our shared reading text for the week – Stanley Paste. We discussed how being small would make Stanley feel.
Jake: I might feel bullied
Ann: I might feel sad that people may stomp on me
Kiziah: I would be sad because i cant see things
Mia: If i was really small because people may bully me or I cant reach a door to open
Lucas: I would be the best at limbo
Alex: I feel like ant man and could do things like ant-man
Tcross: I could hide in small places if we were playing hide and seek
We then did the below activity….
Nevada and Cierra led a class prayer about their families.
Daksh: Thank you for my family and for the food they give me.
Mary: Thank you for my family, i love them and feel lucky to have a family
Rhoda: Thank you for my family and supporting me, Amen.
Daniel: thank you for my family they are so nice Amen
MATHS – DIVISION
What do you already know about division?
Sampan: its dividing
What can it help us do?
Sonnie: it is like sharing, like cutting things in half, you need to know how to share
Rehat: Division is something that you share in equal parts..
I have a problem….can you solve it?
Ashvarn – This is my nerf gun. It is a mega nerf gun. I play with it with my brother. Sometimes we have a nerf war. I try to aim for dots. It says Mega on it so to know it is mega. So it can shoot really high! You pull the black part up and down and then the orange thing shoots from there.
SPECKS OF GOLD
Nate – I liked playing with my brother at the oval and I liked doing the math!
Cierra – My speck of gold is playing with Nevada at Log Park