Tomorrow (Wednesday March 21) at 9:40am 2IB will be hosting our class liturgy in our room. All are welcome 🙂
MUSIC AND SPANISH
Mia: I learnt ‘tttt’ and ‘tt’ and it means ‘ta’ and I learnt ‘sa’.
Daksh: We were doing some beats and we did some fast and we did some slow and we did slow without sound.
Cierra: I used creativity in music because we were making patterns with our body.
Nevada: I used creativity because Cierra and I were trying to make a pattern with our body and we got to show it to our class.
Ann: We had to use our book and we had to draw things from our country.
Joseph: We had to write where our country is from and we had to do the flag, food, and some clothes.
Sampann: I used collaboration because I helped people.
2TD – FOCUSED LEARNING ENGLISH AND FITNESS
We focused on learning more about the long ‘o’ sound in the diagraph ‘oa’ and long ‘a’ sound in the diagraph ‘ai’. We viewed the following tutorials and practiced sounding out the words as we watched i.e. g-oa-t = goat and tr-ai-n = train.
We then enjoyed some fitness on the playground. Groups of children created their own obstacles courses and ‘gyms’.
CLARA – MINDFUL AGENCY
Today we explored another CLARA learning power – Mindful Agency.
We then used our Mindful Agency to think about a goal we hold for our learning this year and began to plan steps to achieve it.
PRAYER – KURT, AIDAN AND RAPHAEL
Kurt, Aidan and Raphael read from the book of Genesis. Kurt explained “It was about Genesis. It teaches us to not be bad and to say sorry to each other”.
We then shared their own prayers.
Sampann: Thank you God for my body
Llana: Thank you God for my family
Mary: Thank you for the animals
Nathaniel: Thank you for the clouds
Jasmine: Thank you for food and water
Daniel: Thank you for making the world
Libby: Thank you for God for creating the world
Joseph: Thank you for the world and the people and everyone who God has put on the world
Daksh: Thank you for the trees so we can have oxygen
Nathaniel: Thank you for cars because they can take us different places
Neisha: Thank you for different countries so we can make different friends
Mia: Thank you for my life and everyone else’s life.
We continued on with writing our narrative stories which have planned over the last couple of weeks. We have been focusing on the structure of a narrative i.e. narratives have a setting, characters, beginning, problem, resolution and ending.
WRITER’S WORKSHOP – SHARING
Eva shared her story about a kitten who loved to play at the park. She enjoyed playing with other people’s toys but …. she broke one! She fixed it by gluing it back together.
Jed shared his story too. The problem was that his character Bendy needed to get to his piano quickly!
We learn lots from each other when we share!
We listened to the guided meditation ‘Weathering the Storm’ today.
What was Zaccheus like before he met Jesus?
Joseph: A robber
Kristina: He wanted all the money and to be richer than the kingdom
What was Jesus like after he met Jesus?
Kim: He was nice
Llana: He gave the money to the poor and God
Mia: He felt happy because he met Jesus
Mary: He gave all the money back to the people he took money from
We then discussed how we have changed too over time….
What could you do when you were a baby?
What can you do now in Year 2?
Holly: A cartwheel
Tcross: Read and write
We then recorded how we have changed over time.
2IB practiced their liturgy which is tomorrow morning at 9:40am – all welcome
2TD – MATHS PRODIGY AND READING
In 2TD, children continued to develop their number skills through maths prodigy challenges. Miss Tropeano also listened to children read and focused on high frequency words and strategies such as chunking and sense making.
END OF DAY REFLECTION
How have you used your creativity learning power today?
Cierra: I used my creativity when I used my book to draw instead of my laptop.
Mia: Using with Mary playing together at log park at lunch time.
Across: I used my creativity at music making beats.
Nevada: I used my creativity because when I used my book I drew some things that I haven’t drawn before like a baby.
Welcome to Week 8!
COME READ WITH ME
We began our day with reading. During this time, parents are welcome to read with their child and we encourage children to read independently or with a partner.
For fitness today we played the game ‘Red Rover’. We were so involved in learning the game and having fun, we didn’t take any photos! There was lots of smiles, laughs and running during this time.
Focus lesson: Ten and Twenty Frames
Our mini lesson focused on adding up to 10 and 20 using frames, a dice and counters.
We then explored addition through adding dice, playing a counting game, through 10 and 20 frames and dominoes.
Thank you to Rhoda, Rehat and Libby. The prayer was all about the Our Father.
FOCUSED LEARNING GROUPS – ENGLISH
Group 1 – Sounds – matching words to their initial sound and recording sounds
Group 2 – ai and oa diagraphs
We learnt that a diagraph is when two letters make one sound e.g. oa makes an ‘o’ sound and ai makes an ‘ay’ sound in some words. We used the diagraph and other vowels and consonants to make words.
Group 3 – Comma’s and Editing!
Let’s eat grandpa. What!? Let’s eat grandpa, surely not!! We noticed that with the addition of one comma we can help this sentence to make sense. Lets eat, grandpa!
We also discussed how commas are used to create lists.
We had a go at writing our own sentences using comma’s.
We relaxed our bodies to calming music after lunch.
Our investigations this afternoon included:
Good morning bloggers and big happy Friyay to you all!
Feel better soon Mrs Diotallevi and welcome Mr. Do to our learning space for the day 🙂
Today, Australian schools will stand united in their communities to celebrate the eighth National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA). We wear and use orange to raise awareness.
We will be exploring the notion of kindness and what it means to speak out against bullying in various ways throughout our day.
We integrated the Anti-bullying Day theme with some ORANGE CARROTS FOR OUR BRAIN FOOD!
JESUS AND BULLYING
We used the story of Zaccheus the Tax Collector to examine Jesus response to bullying. We read the Bible story and also watched a Lego re-make.
We had a think about how Zaccheus changed after encountering Jesus.
As a class we agreed that Zaccheus was a better person after meeting Jesus because he taught to share and be kind to others… and to give some of the money back of course!
Friday means… Library Day! Today we read through the story of ‘Mad Magpie’ focussing on expression and fluency – no robot voices allowed here! The books main focus was how to appropriately react to bullying.
At the end of the story we talked about the moral. The moral means what it teaches us.
We thought about what we can do if we see bullying or are a victim of bullying;
Choose kind is the movement inspired by the story ‘Wonder’ written by R.J. Palacio. The movement encourages people to create and spread more kindness in the world. The movement hopes to build a positive and inspirational social change across Australia and New Zealand, inspiring people to practice random acts of kindness every day.
Together read the picture book ‘We’re all Wonders.’
In Mindfulness today we drew a picture or wrote a note of happiness and kindness to someone special to us.
This afternoon we met up with our year 4 buddies for some more learning surrounding bullying. We love seeing our buddies and enjoy learning together. We think that we can learn a lot from them but even though we are younger, we can also teach them new things also.
Our task was to create ‘Bully or Buddies’. This activity encouraged dialogue amongst the children to help them identify what characteristics makes a ‘buddy’ and what characteristics makes a ‘bully’. Working with their Year 4 buddy, 2IB/DT created characters with either bully or buddy qualities
TCross, Nhu and Natalie led us in prayer to end our day. The prayer was focussed on nature. The girls made a prayer telling us all the beautiful things about nature. They drew some things they are grateful for in nature.
“Any special prayers?”
Well Done to Natalie, Daksh and Nhu on winning our first block of Dojo Points. Your amazing positive choices over the past 4 weeks have been noted and rewarded! A job well done to our entire class for scoring over 300 points!
Have a lovely, safe and #KIND weekend all! 🙂
Whats happening today?
Hows the weather?
COME READ WITH ME
Thank you to all the parents that joined us!
We focused on some of the below reading strategies to support us! We continued to practice our fluency and EXPRESSION!
CRICKET was so popular today with majority of the children chosing to be involved! Ashvarn and Sampan hit a few 6s! Great bowling seen by Sukhman too!
Awesome team work everyone 🙂
WRITERS WORKSHOP – INFORMATION BOOKS
Following on from students interests on turtles and the fish farm – we read an information book on turtles.
What do you notice?
What are you an expert on?
Dion: on soccer
Daksh: WW slam city
Children were then invited to make their own information books in their own field of knowledge!!
Lead by JOSEPH, MAGOT, ANN and BELLA
“Our prayer is about pets, Dear God” – Bella
“this is my pet denes and nasha” – Magot
Ann – any special prayers for pets?
– Jasmine: Dear God I love my pets thank you for them. Amen
– Nevada: Dear God thank you for my pet cat at home and for making him fluffy and cute
Daksh: Dear God thank you for my pet fish and for the food i feed him every evening.
Neisha: Dear God thank you for my pug he is so cute and cuddly
MATHS – ADDITION STRATEGIES
Jake – adding is making a sum to get bigger or larger, not lesser.
Jed – counting on you start at the biggest number and count on from there
Daksh – don’t count from one because it will take too long.
We listened to the below song – we all joined in singing too!!
We then practiced our addition strategies whilst playing card and dice games… Also a focus on how to record numbers, plus and equal signs correctly!!
“The bubble journey”… we were guided on our meditation journey today…
How did it make us feel?
Nhu – Calm
Jasmine – a bit sleepy
Mia – Feeling calm
Kristina – I felt very calm
Sonnie – Felt abit like falling asleepDaniel – I felt warm
Tcross- happy and calm
-Painting and oil pastels “turtles song”
-Boxed constructions “make something from our community”
-Transport in our community
-Turtle information books
– Card games “can you use counting on?”
-Lego”What transport do we have in our community?”
-playdough “can you make the letter F?”
-socio dramatic play “Restaurant”
Tomorrow is Anti-bullying day! We will be doing activities around this. ORANGE is the colour of the day..we will have ORANGE activities too! There will be fun whole school games at lunch time and we are doing an art lesson with our buddies called “buddy or bully”
a special in the canteen is Canelloni and milk for $5 (see picture below)!!! There will also be only ORANGE food for sale at recess!!
SPECKS OF GOLD
-Jasmine: playing prodojy
Holly: Playing with Jasmine
Alex: Drawing roblox
Lana: Playing prodojy
Daksh: playing during inquiry
Nevada: playing teachers
Rhoda “my family”
“This is my family photo, I have my mum, dad, brother, baby, sister and me. There is 6 people in my family. We like reading and listening to Bible study. We like to go to a cafe called Stella in Henley Beach together”
Have a nice night everyone 🙂 🙂
We hope you are keeping cool in this little patch of Autumn heat! Just a reminder there is no school on Monday for the Adelaide Cup. We will see you all Tuesday morning ready to begin Week 7!
Thank you to those who have returned their Sports Day Permission Forms. We are also in need of some parent volunteers for the day – we assure you it is great fun! 🙂
Today in log park we saw SO MUCH creativity and collaboration!! The children worked so well together in groups, using their imagination and social skills. We saw children negotating with each other, being curios, questioning each other and lots of critical thinking aswell!
Cubbies, sea-saws, camps, homes and hospitals were seen!
Lead by Holly – Theme “at home”
“dear Lord thank you for my warm home and nice family. I know lots of people dont have a home so thankful”
Nhu – My home is nice and big i wish all people could have a home like mine.
Daksh – Thank you for my home so I can enjoy being with my family
Mia – Dear God Thank you for my nice home and my mum and dad.
Akemjot – Thank you for my family and friends.
Today we read the story ‘Welcome To Country.’
What might this story be about? Let’s look at the title and pictures for clues…
What was the story teaching us?
MISTAKES MAKE YOU SMARTER!
On Tuesday we began speaking about Growth Mindsets.
We watched a Dojo Video about how mistakes make you smarter.
It is such a hot day today…so we took a little extra time enjoying mindfulness today. Relaxing music was played as we coloured and drew…
Challenges were set by the teacher – in particular a focus on ADDITION!!! We were all up for the challenge!!
SPECKS OF GOLD
LONG WEEKEND PLANS!
Public Holiday Monday, school will resume as normal on Tuesday March 13 🙂
Whats happening today?
COME READ WITH ME
Thank you to the parents who give their time to listen to us read. It is so important that we are reading each and every day, especially at home! Tomorrow we borrow new books in the library – don’t forget your black bags!
FITNESS – GROUP GAMES
MATHS – ADDITION/NUMBER LINES
What is a number line?
What does it help us do?
*Students were then given their own worded problem and a number line. They were asked to solve the problem using the number line and record it!
Aidan and Deakyn led us in a prayer about our pets today; we then reflected:
We all had a silent minute for the pets around the world.
RESEARCH – LIFE CYCLES
What is research?
What is a life cycle?
What did we research?
After looking at what the children were interested in, we noticed egg-turtle was very popular and children were wanting to know more!!
We will look deeper at the life cycle of a turtle and visit the fish farm turtles to find out even more!!
Today we did a guided meditation “the bubble journey”
How did I feel after?
Holly – I was calm
Keren – i felt calm and happy
Lana – I felt relaxed
Kristina – I felt relaxed and calm
Focus on fluency, expression and comprehension
SPECK OF GOLD