Thursday Week 7 Term 2 – June 14th

Welcome to Thursday Everyone!

This weather is a little cool today we hope to keep nice and warm 🙂


Whilst the teachers listened to students read, we were given the opportunity to help ‘Teach my Monster to Read.” This online program helps develop different letters, sounds, sentence formation and blends in a fun and interactive way. Last Thursday’s Blog Post describes this in detail.

  • Kristina – There is a game that you have to solve the words and if you get it wrong you have to start again but if you get it right you can get a prize
  • Cierra – We make sentences with the words
  • Akemjot – There is an orange guy with a hotdog in his mouth and it tells you what to make him eat like letters. You have to listen to words
  • Mary – I was learning letter M. Once you get the words you get to move up.


Lots of skipping and fun playing handball!!!




Read our shared reading text Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley by Aaron Blabey.

  • Ann – They look really real
  • Nevada – They are really detailed
  • Mia – Aaron Blabey drew them from the computer so it looks really detailed

Text User

Some of Aaron Blabey’s illustrations are in colour and some are in black and white. Why do you think he has done this?

Independent task: Using the languages of drawing or painting (including ICT), draw when you sad or scared or lonely in black and white. Then draw what makes you feel better in colour.

See what we did!!


For prayer today we shared in the ‘our father’ together…

We had reflection prayers…

  • Ruby: God thank you for my Dog
  • Nate: Thank you for my Nanny she make me laugh
  • Kristina: Dear God thank you for my rabbits and birds, amen
  • Ashvarn: Sorry for messing with my brother
  • Ebony: Dear God, thank you for my family
  • Akemjot: Thank you for my baby brother
  • Keren: Dear God thank you for the plants amen
  • Nhu: Dear God thank you for the air so i can breath, Amen
  • Neisha: Dear God Look after my Dog in heaven
  • Deakyn: Dear God thank you for grandparents
  • Sukhman: Dear God thank you for my friends
  • Daniel: Dear God thank you for making my fish
  • Jasmine: Dear God thank you for making the teachers and learning with the kids
  • Dion: Thank you for my turtles.




Where do you use fractions?

  • Libby: if you share with a friend… 4 is for quarters
  • Jasmine: when there is two people cut it in half
  • Ann: You use fractions when you cut pizza
  • Akemjot: When there is a birthday and we had to cut it into pieces see how many people

Using fractions in everyday life…







What is a force?

Have you push or pulled today?

  • Ann: I pushed my lunchbox back in my locker
  • Dion: I used my foot to push the soccer ball to make it move
  • Jasmine: I pushed the sand when i made a sandcastle
  • Daniel: I pulled out out my bag to get something out
  • Mary: I pushed my chair in

Our challenge was to design our OWN toy! The toy must show some sort of force. Have a look at our creative ideas 🙂 




  • Jed: Playing soccer on the oval with my friends
  • Jaiden: Playing prodojy
  • Ann: Playing with Bell and Joesph with the millipede in the sandpit
  • Justin: playing with friends
  • Natalie: Was playing with Nhu, Tcross at the sandpit
  • Keren: It was gardening with Mary, Mia and Kiziah

Tomorrow is library day please remember to bring your books back so you can get some new ones 🙂


Have a great night all!!

Welcome Wednesday – June 13 Week 7

Welcome to Wednesday all!!

Whats happening today?



What was the book about?

Mary: It was about Grandma buying a balloon and then it flew away

Andy: Balloon and boy

Kiziah: It was about the grandma trying to catch the balloon, the balloon was for Jimmy for his birthday

Ebony: The book was about the balloon, when she opened the door, the balloon flew away then she…the grandma..was trying to catch the balloon to give to Jimmy because it was his birthday.

 Miss Battifuoco read with Group 1- The Fast Readers today!

  • Mile – It is about playing together
  • Samurai – They played soccer together
  • Nathaniel – They also played baseball
  • Daniel – They were playing tennis together
  • Joseph – My dog likes to sit on my bed and lay down on my couch
  • Natalie – I learned that plants need sun and water
  • Jed – My blue tongue lizard has a long tongue for catching rabbits


A new book to focus on this week by our author study Arron Blabley.

Jake: It is called Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley

Tcross: By Aron Blabley

What happened in the book?

  • Mary: It was about two friends that are both different
  • Rehat: The two did the opposite the other did the opposite
  • Libby: It says about how you can still be friends but so different
  • Neisha: It doesnt matter if you are so different, thats ok and you can still be friends
  • Joesph: you can be differnt
  • Nevada: They are nice to each other
  • Jasmine: They helped each other
  • Daksh: When one is sad the other will cheer them up

Text Participant

Independent task: Using 100 languages (movie, painting, writing, play dough, lego, etc) describe one of your friends (at school or outside of school). How are you the same? How are you different? What makes you great friends?

Here is what we did:


Mrs Diotaellvi read us a Parable of the Lost Sheep.

  • Nathaniel – Dear God, thank you for my Poppy
  • Mia – Dear God, thank you for the world that we live in
  • Rehat – Dear God, thank you for when my laptop was lost it was found
  • Nhu – Dear God, please help other people who are looking for their kids
  • Jake – Dear God, thank you for my family and take care of people in heaven
  • Mary – Dear God, thank you for the world and the people that are safe
  • Deakyn – Dear God, thank you for spaghetti



What did you do?

  • Mary: With the paint I made eighths using lines
  • Mia: On the drawing table i drew a pizza and you made 4 pieces
  • Kim: its called quarters
  • Rhoda: Me and Tcross made a video of quarters and halves
  • Sukhman: I used the lego to make it in half, there was 2 pieces
  • Jed: I drew a pizza and cut it into fifths, there were 5 pieces
  • Daksh: Me, Kurt and Raf we made a giant cake with the blocks, we sliced it in half


We finished off an activity from yesterday.


  • Daksh – this is my special bear he is Mr Hooker bear he lives in my house, sometimes I lose him. he is two years old.


  • Daniel: I liked playing on the playground
  • Mai – Ann: Making a dress for my doll with Kim

Have a great night everyone 🙂

WEDNESDAY 6th of June – Week 6

Good morning everyone and welcome to a fun and busy Wednesday!!!


We read the book “one of those days” as a class group and discussed fluency and expression.

What was the book about? what did you like?

  • Rehat: I liked when she was pretending so much and had a long day
  • Nhu: I liked the fun parts
  • Mia: I liked when she imagined stuff like being in the sea
  • Daksh: The girl was using her imagination
  • Deakyn: The girl had an imagination about the playground


Mrs Diotallevi worked with ‘DAB kids’ group. We focused on fluency and expression. We had comprehension questions that we discussed. Whilst the other three groups read their own stories and completed open ended inquiry comprehension questions, Miss Battifuoco worked with ‘The Fast Readers’. We read ‘Bingo’s Ice-cream’ and then played word detective with the story to re-create some of the words.


  • Samurai – Played with the ball
  • Natalie – We played with the rocket launchers
  • Bella – We were doing this handball thing where you need to throw it on the dot and if you don’t you need to start back at zero
  • Raf – There was a volleyball thing and you use a balloon
  • Sampann – We did chest passing. There were little holes we had to get the ball inside the holes


Today we read through our shared reading text, ‘Thelma the Unicorn’ for the last time before we move onto a new story next week. When listening to the story we paid extra special attention to the setting, characters and what happens in the beginning middle and end. To wrap up our learning on this text, we completed a Story Map! This is something we have seen before with Mr. Coad and since we are so familiar with the story we thought we could complete a story map on our own!


  • Nhu – Thank you for the school so we could learn.
  • Mary – Thank you for sharing your love all over the world
  • Deakyn – Thank you for the world so we can live
  • Kristina – Dear God, thank you for my whole family and my pets
  • Mia – Dear God, when I get older I want to make the whole world bright and filling lots of buckets
  • Rhoda – Dear God, help me to be nice to other peole
  • Daksh – Thank you for our friends so we can have fun everyday
  • Llana – Thank you for pets
  • TCross – Thank you for my parents who help me learn new things
  • Daniel – Dear God thank you for making the school
  • Sampann – Thank you for everybody in the world


  • Raf: Impossible to see dinosaur in the school
  • Cierra: It is possible that is will be a nice day

Today we were set with an exciting challenge…. A M&M CHALLENGE! In pairs, we were give 10 M&M’s each. We recorded these M&M’s and showed our new learning surrounding probability language to answer various questions. 

Sharing our learning….


We had a special delivery from Colgate…

  • Jake: It is a toothbrush company
  • Tcross: brush your teeth twice a day
  • Jasmine: Get rid of cavities
  • Neshia: brush your teeth so they don’t go rotten
  • Sonnie: get your teeth clean for the morning otherwise your teeth might get diseases
  • Deakyn: you could get rotten teeth
  • Mary: you should brush your teeth if you eat chocolate so they dont get holes in them
  • Raf: it might make your teeth fall out
  • Jasmine: your teeth could go yellow
  • Kristina: teeth might get germs
  • Magot: do not eat too much sugar
  • Rehat: your breath might be smelly


We read our shared reading text and recorded

the setting, the characters, beginning, middle and end!!

We had a great day today 🙂

Looking forward to some more learning tomoroow. Don’t forget (parents, friends, families) if you can come in during our literacy activities in the morning we would love to see you all.

MISSION DAY – Friday 1st June

Happy Mission Day Everyone!!

We spent the morning preparing our Popcorn and Movie stall 🙂  We created signs and filled our Pop Corn bags ready for sale.

After recess we led the Whole School Mass for Mission Day. Well done to our readers and procession helpers who did such a fantastic job 🙂

What an AWESOME day we had!! As a school we raised $3500 for the selected charities.


  • Joseph  – I went next door with Bella and we played a golf course!
  • Mia – Me Kiziah and Keren we went to a little lolly shop and they sold a drink with marshmallows with them on top
  • Sampann – I got some erasers and it was joined and then you destroy and make it again
  • Ann – Me and Bella went to the slime store with Jasmine and Holly and we bought slime and I bought a coffee slime and Jasmine was waiting for her turn. It was 5 tokens
  • Ashvarn – I went with Akemjot and Sukhman and did the big hammer thing and won a prize
  • Jasmine – I won this prize and I won candy. I got 1 wrong but I got 4 right
  • Sonnie – I had fun sitting in the classroom eating the popcorn watching the movies!

Thursday May 31st – Week 5 term 2

Goodmorning everyone and welcome to Thursday week 5!!

We have a busy day ahead as we prepare for Mission Day tomorrow.

The children have been very busy organizing popcorn bags, advertisements and practicing the Mission Day Mass that we will lead!!

Whats happening today?


During this time the teachers did some 1:1 reading with students and completed some running records. We also had our buddies come over and help with reading.

Some strategies we were practicing today during come read with me were…..

Thanks to the parents and friends that came to read with us today!!




What is this week?

  • Rehat: We looked at the flags of the Aboriginal people
  • Ruby: It is reconciliation week
  • Mia: its about the Aboriginal people
  • Ann: We share with the Aboriginal people, they were the first ones in Australia

Why do we say sorry?

  • Nathaniel: White people were rude to the Aboriginal people
  • Jed: we pushed them off their land. They said get off this land
  • Mia: They said bad things to them like get off the land
  • Rehat: They tried to push them out of the land and take it from them
  • Cierra: We took their land
  • Daksh: They came on boats
  • Sampan: They took the Aboriginal peoples houses

We then listened to a story about sorry day…

Sorry Day
A long, long time ago, we lived with our families in this land Australia. We had our own bits of land, just like you and your family. It was our home, and we loved it, just like you and your family.
We danced and sang and played music on our land, and we looked after our babies on our land, just like you and your family. We hunted and dug for food on our land too, and we found water in the desert. We loved our big backyard, just like you and your family.
Our skin was very dark brown- so dark that we almost looked black. Our dark skin was like magic. It stopped us getting sunburnt by the hot Australian sun. We had no shops, so we couldn’t buy hats and sunscreen.
One day a ship came from far across the sea. On the ship were lots of people with pink skins. Their skins were so pale they almost looked white.
They looked at our dark brown skins and were scared, because we weren’t pink like them. They saw our spears that we used for hunting food and thought we were dangerous animals. They didn’t see that we had feelings, just like them. They wanted to chase us away so they could live on this land.
They didn’t want to see us dance or hear our music. They didn’t want to learn how to hunt and dig for food, and how to find water. They just wanted our land for themselves.
They didn’t want to share. They just grabbed our land and pushed us off.
We tried to fight them, but their spears went BANG and hurt us.
Then they caught us and made us do all their jobs for them.
They stole our paintings and sold them, and kept the money for themselves.
They stomped all over our special places and broke them.
But the worst thing was that they stole our babies from us.
We weren’t scary animals. We were people with feelings, just like you and your family.
A great cloud of sadness pushed us down onto the ground. Some of us got sick and died.
A great volcano of anger burned inside us. Some of us punched and kicked and threw things, and got put in jail.
A long, long time went by.
Some of the pink people looked at us lying down sick and sad, and felt bad inside. They said, “What can we do to make you feel better?”
We said, “You took our home away. We love our home. We’ve got nowhere to live now. And you never even said sorry.”
The pink people had lots of meetings. They talked for ages.
They tried to share. They gave us a little bit of our land back, and they tried to stop stomping all over our special places. But they never said sorry.
Then some of the stolen babies grew up, and told the pink people how sad and angry they were.
The pink people felt even worse inside. They said, “What can we do to make you feel better?”
The grown-up babies said, “You stole our mummies and daddies and now we can’t find them. And you never even said sorry.”
The pink people had lots of meetings. They talked for ages.
They stopped stealing our babies, and they tried to help the lost babies find their mummies and daddies. But they never said sorry.
The pink people still felt bad inside.
They tried giving us money and houses, but it didn’t make the cloud of sadness go away.
They made new rules, so nobody was allowed to treat dark brown people like scary animals, but it didn’t make the volcano of anger go away.
They let us go to school just like them,
and they listened to our music and clapped,
but it didn’t make the cloud of sadness go away.
They let us dance in their concerts,
and they paid us money for our paintings,
but it didn’t make the volcano of anger go away.
We kept saying, “You never even said sorry.”
Some of the pink people said to their leader, “They’re right. We never, ever said sorry.”
The pink people’s leader said, “But I didn’t do it! It wasn’t MY fault! I’m NOT going to say sorry.”
That made us feel terrible.
The sad cloud got bigger. It was full of tears.
The angry volcano got bigger. It was full of fire.
Then lots and lots of the pink people started to get sad and angry too. They said, “THAT’S NOT FAIR!”
They chose a new leader. The new leader called all the people together, the dark brown people and the pink people, and he said,
He said, “We’re sorry we took your land.”
He said, “We’re sorry we hurt your feelings.”
He said, “Most of all, we’re sorry we stole your babies.”
The sad cloud burst. All the tears fell down and came out of our eyes, but they were happy tears. At last, at last, the pink people said sorry.
It was the best day. We remember it every year, and we have a party. It’s better than a birthday.
There were so many tears that day. They rained down on the angry volcano so hard that they nearly put it out.
Now there’s just a little flicker of angry fire left in our hearts. We try to keep it inside us, except when we need it. We need it when a pink person forgets, and treats us like scary animals again.
Now that the pink people said sorry, we can climb up off the ground again and be proud of our dark brown skin that doesn’t need sunscreen.
We can be proud of our singing and dancing and painting again.
We can build strong families again, now that the baby thieves have gone forever.
Maybe one day we can teach the pink people how to hunt and dig and find water, and look after the special places.
Maybe one day all our babies can share our big backyard, all the pink babies and the brown babies playing together in our land Australia. 

We reflected about Reconciliation Week in our own way….the children were all so engaged during this time. Many of them choosing to work in groups and make some fantastic i-movies that we then shared. Whilst others drew pictures and did journal entries etc.

Movie on 31-5-18 at 2.27 pm #2-1zggg48



The shared book we read today was…

What did you like about the book?

  • Keren: The noises the baby made
  • Deakyn: When they were trying to find all the animals
  • Holly: when we all got to say the animal sounds

We then got new books to take home!


We went into the center to practice our Mass for Mission day…


The teachers set up challenges on prodigy with a focus on graphing and tallying!!




  • Aidan. W – This is my toy slinky I got it from Melbourne. When you put it on the stairs in moves down by itself. I got it from Smiggle.


  • Cierra: Playing with Nevada, Ebony and Eva at lunch and recess
  • Andy: Drawing




Remember to bring in money for the tokens if you would like your child to participate in Mission Day activities (games, movies, food stalls etc…all money going to Charity)

Only bring in $1-$5 (Max) for the tokens!


Thanks for a FANTASTIC day! We hope you all have a great night and we look forward to a fun filled mission day tomorrow 🙂 🙂

Wednesday May 30 – Week 5 Term 2

Hi bloggers!
Welcome to Wednesday 🙂 


  • Mission Day is being held this Friday 1 June. Children can wear casual clothes on this day and we ask they bring a gold coin donation. This is always a great day where we raise money for local, community and global charities. This year we are supporting St Vincent De Paul, Catherine House and Loreto Sisters Vietnam Australia Project. Students are invited to bring a long some spending money for the day to be exchanged for tokens to use around the school. ($5 maximum). 
  • Our classes will be running a Whole School Mass at 11am in Saint John Paul 11 Hall with parents welcome to attend.
  • Canteen is closed on the day! 


Today in our small groups, our focus was expression! We have listened to three different people read our shared reading story ‘Thelma the Unicorn’ and we wanted to have a practice on our own! 🙂


  • Neisha – We had to throw things into the hoop
  • Ashvarn – We had to keep the balloon off the floor


Once both classes returned from PE we ran through the Mission Day Mass. We practiced our reading parts and also response we will give. As we are leading the Mass on Friday we discussed how important it is for us to be joining in with responses.


Lead by Cierra and Nevada

A prayer about enjoying the holidays and being with our friends and family.

Does anyone have a prayer to share?

  • Mia: Thank you for making people, and for making people beautiful.
  • Rehat: I am sorry for all the people that have passed away
  • Rhoda: Thank you for my friends and family. I hope you have a wonderful day.
  • Daksh; Thank you for all the people in the world
  • Jake: Thank you for my family and entire life
  • Daniel: Thanks for the world


Today we began the graphing stage of our own survey’s and tallies. We were given the option of working in our books or laptops and whether we wanted to create a picture graph or a column graph using our data.


  • Libby: This is my LOL doll, her clothes did not come like this, i dressed her up myself. I swapped her clothes because I didn’t like the clothes. I have been wanting one for a very very long time, it is my favorite. It can change colours. I bought it from Target. She has glasses, it goes in my room in the giant Barbie house.


During Mindfulness we had some free drawing time. We really enjoy this as a time to centre ourselves before our afternoon learning. We also had an opportunity to refine our survey/tallying and graphing skills specifically through Prodigy.


What happened in Spanish today?

  • Rehat: we drew numbers and said what they were in Spanish
  • Daksh: we coloured the numbers in too


This afternoon we kept busily preparing for our Movies and Popcorn Mission Day Stall. We had some of us working to finish the Pop Corn bags whilst others created advertisements to email to classes 🙂 As a class we used our newly learnt surveying and tallying skills to vote on which movie we would screen…. Can you guess the winner?

We worked on our advertisements to show the school!


  • Mai ann – Playing with Kim
  • Libby: Playing with Mai Ann and Kim at the sandpit
  • Nevada: Playing at rcess and lunch with cierra
  • Kurt: My speck of Gold playing with my friends
  • Keren: Playing with Kiziah and Nhu

Thanks for a great day, we hope you all have a lovely night 🙂

See you tomorrow!!

Tuesday May 29 – Week 5 Term 2

Morning all! Happy Tuesday 🙂


  • Mission week will be held in Week 5 (this week)  with our Mission Day being held on Friday 1 June. Children can wear casual clothes on this day and we ask they bring a gold coin donation. This is always a great day where we raise money for local, community and global charities. This year we are supporting St Vincent De Paul, Catherine House and Loreto Sisters Vietnam Australia Project.
  • Friday 1 June: Our classes will be running Mass at 11am in Saint John Paul 11 Hall with parents welcome to attend.
  • The canteen will be closed on Friday 1 June as we have organised a special lunch of vegetarian pasta (which needed to be ordered last week.)
  • Please come and see us with any questions you may have.


  • Nathaniel – We had to write the numbers from 1-10
  • Jed – They had to be in Spanish


  • Jake: We sang prayers and we also said the words of a prayer and played a song.
  • Ebony: We had to pick a song and then we sang it.
  • Tcross: In music Nhu and me were partners and we enjoyed singing the song and we used rhythm sticks to play the beat and sing it. We sang the ‘Our Father’.
  • Daksh: Me and Andy were partners and we had to sing to Mr Do and then we clapped the rhythm sticks and rang the bells.


Whilst 2IB were at music, 2TD did guided reading. They worked in groups to read their text of the week. They then worked together and independently to respond to a number of provocations about their text. These provocations are designed to improve children’s comprehension skills and understandings.

Mrs Tropeano worked with Sonnie, Sukhman, Akemjot and Keren. We read the text ‘Ice and Snow’. We practiced reading with expression and how our voice goes up and down when we do this. We also discussed where in the world ice and snow is found and the different names for ice formations such as icicles and icebergs.



We continued on with our own free choice survey and graph. With the help of Mr. Graph, we discussed what the critical elements of a graph are…

  • Daksh – Labels
  • Nathaniel – Numbers


As a class we prayed the Our Father together. We then shared a few special prayers;

  • Mary – I hope my dog is okay in heaven
  • Neisha – Thank you for love
  • Mia – O Lord, I am thankful for the whole world


Today we listened to Aaron Blabey read our shared reading text for the week. He is a wonderful example of reading with magnificent expression.

What did we notice about the way Aaron read the story? 

  • Ann – It went (his voice) up and down over and over again
  • Nhu – When the truck was coming Aaron Blabey used a surprise voice to make it sound more realistic
  • Mary – When the unicorn he was sad he used a sad voice and when it was happy he used a happy voice
  • Mia – When Otis was happy for her to come back and he made a happy face

We then split into pairs and worked through a couple of inquiry questions surrounding the story. We enjoy working in groups/pairs as it gives us the opportunity to share ideas and use one another’s strengths.

SHARING our findings:

  • Noah and Maddox – “Hope and Optimism because she hoped that her fans stopped chasing.”
  • TCross, Kurt and Sonnie –  Thelma’s strongest learning power is creativity because she used a carrot for a horn.
  • Kim and Kristina  – This is the Unicorn and me and Kim decorated it with hearts, stars a Unicorn and rainbows and butterflies. Thelma’s strongest learning powers is hope and optimism because she wants to be a unicorn.
  • Kiziah and Rehat – I though she used collaboration because  she worked well with Otis. Thelma’s strongest learning power is cretiveiyy because she found a carro on the ground and tied it on her nose to make a unicorn horn.


Together we took a few rainbow breaths!


  • Akemjot – This is my toy car. I call it skeleton faces because it has skeleton faces on there. It goes fast! Sometimes it bumps on something and then I have to take it down. It works with remote control.
  • Where did you get it from? I don’t know where I got it from because it was a present from someone.
  • Can you drive it on the ground? Yes.
  • Can you take the hood off? A little bit not really.


We spent the afternoon preparing for our Movies and Popcorn Mission Day stall. We were busily creating advertisements and decorating pop corn bags for our loyal customers! Please see a seperate post on our blog for the finer details of the day (this Friday) 🙂

See you tomorrow Year 2! Don’t forget to wear your PE uniform.

Monday 28th May 2018 – Week 5 Term 2


After collecting data and graphing information collected for our mission day stall last week, the children are ready to collect their own data of a topic of interest. We brainstormed some possible survey topics:

Ann: Roblox characters

Lucas: What WWE character do you like.

Ruby:  Pets

Rehat: Favourite colours

We then created our own survey table with a title and list of survey options.

Keren and Kiziah: Favourite colour

Rehat: Favourite food

Rhoda: Favourite pets

Tcross: I am choosing between animal and food. I might do animals.

Natalie: Food

Nhu: What dessert do you want

Alex: Favourite Fortnite players

Dion: Favourite Fortnite character

Rafael: Minecraft monsters

Aidan: Minecraft people tally

Jake: food, fast food maybe

Subhuman: Minecraft people.

Sampann: What chocolate do you like

Jasmine: What sticker you like


We joined the school in the hall to sing songs for our Mission Day mass this Friday at 11:00am in the hall. It is our class mass so we would love for you to attend and celebrate with us!


Mia and Mary read a sorry prayer from our ‘children’s prayers’ book.

We then shared our own sorry prayers.

Rehat: Sorry for making mistakes about being rude to other people.

Daksh: Sorry for the older people that we love.

Ashvarn: I’m sorry for my brother fight with me.


Group 1: Initital sounds

Today we learnt about the name and sounds m, o and l. We brainstormed some names and words that contain these sounds.

We then used the initial letters we have learnt about this term to make 3 and 4 letter words.

Group 2&3: Contractions

In today’s session we learned about Contractions!

Did you know that an apostrophe actually takes the place of a letter to make it simpler? We discussed various examples before having a go at filling in some blanks for ourselves 🙂


Miss B read our shared reading text, ‘Thelma the Unicorn’ by Aaron Blabey.

We then discussed why Aaron Blabey wrote this book. What was this story trying to teach us? We discussed this with a partner and then shared our thoughts with the whole group.

Deakyn: That she was trying to be a unicorn.

Sukhman: The crowd was chasing her.

Daksh: Aaron Blabey wanted us to be happy with ourself.

Rehat: Being famous is very frustrating because crowds keep wanting you.

Nhu: It was teaching us to be how you want to be.

Mary: He was trying to teach us to be ourself because it’s better because being yourself is better than not being yourself. If you want to change your hair, you can just leave it because it doesn’t matter.

Jasmine: You have to be yourself. You might be more popular.

Next we chose one of the following questions and wrote a response. We worked independently during this time. However, Miss B and Mrs Tropeano both worked with groups of children who felt they needed support with this learning.

Why do you think Thelma felt unhappy with herself at the beginning of the story?

How could Thelma feel better about herself?

What was the moral of this story? What did this story teach us?



Good afternoon. This is my favourite truck because you get to take the trailer off and you get to make it stand. Any questions?

Sampann: What are those buttons at the side?

Nathaniel: The lights go up.

Ann: How do you make it stand?

Jake: Where did you get it from?

Nathaniel: I got it from Target. Thanks for listening.


Goodafrernoon everyone. This is my toy. I don’t know what it is called but I got it in ‘Tonnes of Fun’. You can do things with it. I can make a rectangle. Any questions?

Kurt: When did you bought it?

Aiden: Ah in the holidays.

Jasmine: One of my friend from last year has it.

Daniel: My sister had one but she broke it.

Daksh: How much shapes can you make?

Aiden: One, not two.

Mia: Why is it special to you?

Aiden: Because….. I don’t know. Thank you for listening.


Ashvarn: Good afternoon everyone. This is my toy from GTA 5. I play it on my PS4 and I got it from EB games. It is my favourite because it can do backflips and in PS4 you can take some people to the doctors. Any questions?

Sukhman: Where did you buy it from?

Ashvarn: EB Games.

Akemjot: Does it come with another set of doctors?

Ashvarn: No, it comes with another person but I forgot it.

Ann: Does it come in a play set?

Ashvarn: No, it comes with another person.


This afternoon we worked in our guided reading groups to read our new text. Our focus today was to practice our fluency, expression and comprehension. 

Miss B and Mrs Tropeano worked with a group. During this time, they focused on strategies to help decode words such as chunking, understanding the text and reading fluently.


We continued to work on our mini business for our mission day stall.

Some of us created bags for our popcorn. We made sure that the name of the flavour was written on the bag and we decorated them, thinking about enticing colours and pictures.

Others of us created advertisements on our laptops using various applications such as iMovie and Inspire. We included the following information:

  • Popcorn flavours
  • Cost (number of tokens)
  • Location of selling