Welcome to Friday November 30. This is our second to last Friday for the Term!
Next Tuesday is our excursion to the Aged Care Facility and Grange Beach.Thank you to those who have returned their permission forms and to those ever so helpful parents who have volunteered to help us. Please return the form Monday if you haven’t! 🙂
Daniel – My favourite part was when Noah’s brother jumped out the box
Andy – I liked the assembly the Christmas part
Nathaniel – I liked the Santa song
Jake – In the assembly I liked when we did the songs like the Santa guess
Kristina – My favourite bit was when they were dancing
Aidan – My favourite part was the dances with the reindeers
Mai-Anh – My favourite part of assembly was the song
We sang the song ‘Silent Night’.
What is the song ‘Silent Night’ about?
Jake: The song is about Jesus being born and God being our creator.
Mia: It was about his birth when he born.
Rehat: It was about when he was born and it was a Holy night.
Why was the night Jesus born Holy?
Mia: It means kind of like a family.
We looked up the definition of ‘holy’.
Nhu: Something special
Rehat: it’s like peace.
Tcross: A peace that God is always in our heart.
Mia: Dear God, thank you for my family and brother. Amen.
Kiziah: Thank you for my family and friends.
Holly: Dear God, thank you for Christmas so we can celebrate Christmas with our family and celebrate when Jesus was born and we can have a fun day. Amen.
Mary: Dear God, thank you for my dad and mum because they take care of me. Amen.
Akemjot: Dear God, thank you for my baby brother because we both have fun together.
Tcross: Dear God, thank you for Christmas as it’s a miracle time that we spend with our family and friends as we celebrate the birth of Jesus and it is a time to receive and give. Amen.
Ruby: Dear God, thank you for my family. Amen.
Lucas – I liked when the crushed the red
Raf – My favourite was when the hippo crushed the tree
Ash – When he made the tree better
Kristina – I loved the book because he was making a Christmas tree with donuts and carrots
What are some ways that you get ready for Christmas in your family?
Holly: I make Christmas cookies and Christmas cupcakes and I put up my tree and decorate my house sometimes.
Cierra: We decorate our Christmas tree and my dad puts Christmas carols on.
Nevada: On Christmas we have breakfast and dinner with my family and sometimes on Christmas Eve we have dinner and if we are up late enough we see Santa’s sleigh.
Kiziah:We sing Christmas carols.
Jake: My mum puts on the Christmas lights on the Christmas tree and we put up stockings.
Ruby: I get an Advent calendar and I make a gingerbread house with my family.
Nhu: Last year my dad put some streamers and we made it into a star shape and we put candy canes on the tree and we have a feast with my family friends.
Mary: Before we open our presents my mum plays the piano and the rest of my family sing the Christmas song and then we open the presents after.
Mia: On Christmas we go to my Grandma’s house and have lunch together and we open presents together.
Rhoda: I celebrate Christmas with my family and have lunch with them.
Today was our last library borrowing session for the year! If you have any books at home please bring them to be returned next week 🙂
Today, we each designed our own symbol, something that represented who we are, to paint on the school ‘river’ pathway. A group of us then painted our symbols. We will continue to do this over the next week. You will find our symbols on the river, near the gate, at the entrance of our wonderful school!
Ann – We had to jump and the first one to get it on the dot is the winner and the team at the end wins
Jas – We played handball with two spaes
Neisha – I played handball with Bella, Kristina and Jaiden
Shared reading: The curious Garden by Peter Brown
Teacher read the book role modelling fluency and expression. We discussed the different vocabulary used and the meaning of these words.
Then we were drawn to the amazing illustrations of the past and present.
How did the illustrator show the difference?
Akemjot: the colours used
Rehat: The past was dark, only one or two colors, looks boring
Mia: The old picture had no nature or plants or colours
Aiden: then there was colours
Sukhman: and lots of plants, trees
Nhu: the sky was blue and it was a happy picture
Mary: The new garden picture is much nicer than the old one
The children then used their visual literacy skills to draw a past (pollution) and present (the curious garden, environmentally friendly) picture. Focusing on colours, shapes and images to make meaning.
2IB watched the BTN story on Microplastics!
Thanks to Kurt and Aidan who shared a prayer about having courage.
Jake – Dear God, thank you for courage and hope so we can believe in truth. Amen.
Mia – Dear God, make me brave and not scared. Amen.
Holly – Dear God, thank you for bravery so whee we are scared we can be brave. Amen.
Jas – Dear God, thank you for the people who don’t get scared. Amen.
Ruby – Dear God, thank you for bravery so we can never be scared. Amen.
Daniel – Dear God, thank you for making people not get scared. Amen.
Neisha – Dear God, thank you for our friends and our family so when we are scared they can help us. Amen.
Ashvarn shared his detailed project about space. Ashvarn completed four detailed pages all about different planets. We learned that Mercury is the closest planet to the sun.
Raf told us all about space. He said that Venus is the sister of Earth! A job very well done Raf.
Kristina shared her cake inquiry! It was full of interesting facts about cakes that we never knew. She also showed us different pictures of cakes.
Kurt shared his project on Space. He spoke about who was the first man on the moon. He shared knowledge about what earth I made up of and how Earth has a strong magnetic field. He also spoke about the different planets and their names.
Akemjot “My project is about geometry dash, it was created in 2013, there are 4 different versions” Akemjot showed lots of excellent detailed information, about the different characters, the versions, how it was made, he organised in an effective way. He also made his characters on Minecraft for geometry dash.
Ebony “My project is about legless lizards…they look like snakes but they are not, they won’t hurt you, they can be 3 feet long” She shared her flip chart with information and pictures with the class.
Ruby “My project is about big cats” Ruby made an imovie about big cats with fantastic, detailed information. It was very engaging. She then showed a 3D object of a ‘big cat’ that she had made.
What is symmetry??
Libby: when a line cuts down the middle, its the same on both sides
Jake: Symmetry is when..for example a squre you could fold it down the middle it has to be the same, if its not then its not symmetry
Mia: some triangles you can only have symmetry down one side
Where do we see symmetry?
Cierra: A book
Ashvarn: The handball
Akemjot: a 50 cent coin
Ann: A TV
Magot: A table
Mia: A butterfly
Jaiden: A bug
Holly: THe shape of a flag
Neisha: A leaf thats the same, not broken
We then looked in our classroom and recorded symmetry we can see~
2TD had Spanish lesson.
What did you do in Spanish today?
Nevada: We played Kahoot about what we have done this year
Cierra: we learnt how to count to 11 in Spanish
Nhu: and the days of the week in Spanish
The students continued on with their work from this morning and published writers workshop books.
Have a great night everyone and see you all tomorrow 🙂
We explored different verbs and how they are words which tell us what is happening. We then explored how they can be written in different tense which tells us when the action took place. We looked at different verb ending for past tense e.g. adding ‘ed’ and how some verbs have irregular past tense endings e.g. run = ran.
READING AND WRITER’S WORKSHOP
Mrs T listened to some children read whilst Miss Monaghan and Mr Coad conferenced children – supporting them with the different books they are writing.
CHARACTER STRENGTH – SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE
How did the racoon and the bunny demonstrate social intelligence?
Cierra: The racoon bent down and the the bunny jumped over.
How did that show social intellignece?
Mia: Because they looked at each other and they thought about what they might do and they let the bunny go first and the other one go second.
Ashvarn: The racoon let the bunny go the other side and the bunny gives the way to go the other side.
Nevada: I think the racoon bent down so the bunny could jump over it and he was thinking about how the bunny would feel if he couldn’t get past.
How did the moose and the bear and the racoon and the bunny differ in how they solved the problem?
Magot: They solved the problem by working together.
Akemjot: I think they solved the problem because they didn’t want to fall down like the bear and the moose did.
Jake: The racoon and the bunny worked together to kind of like solved the problem.
The children then reflected on what they could do if a friend was upset.
Noah: You could help them and take them to the office.
Ashvarn: You can share with them.
Nathaniel: If you have heaps of stuff and the other doesn’t you can give them something.
Neisha: If they are feeling sad you can help them feel better by playing with them or something.
Mia: Saying something nice about them.
Cierra: If you know them really well you can say something that can make them happy.
Akemjot: If he is like sad about something then you could say a funny joke to make him laugh.
The children then reflect on what they could do if a friend was upset.
WHOLE SCHOOL SINGING
We met the whole school in the hall to sing the songs for our end of year mass this Thursday. All welcome to attend 🙂
INVESTIGATIONS – PROVOCATION
We viewed the following video about an artist who is doing his part to reduce marine pollution and educate others about its impact on marine life.
What is the artist doing in this film?
Joseph: He is trying to collect as much rubbish as he can so the animals don’t eat it.
Rehat: He is collecting the rubbish in his garage and making cool things with it.
Nevada: He is getting rubbish and making things out of it so it can’t hurt all of the sea animals.
Apart from reducing marine debris, what other message is this artist trying to spread through his work?
Nhu: It is kind of like a message or example for all of the animals that die and it is helping to teach people not to litter.
Mia: He might make the fish and put them on the beach and reminds people that he found all of those rubbish on the beach so they don’t put that rubbish on the beach anymore.
Cierra: He was kind of giving people a warning about the rubbish and how it can affect the sea creatures.
There were many different creative, collaborative and curious pursuits from children today. Including:
Creating artworks from litter in our classroom and school
Following drawing tutorials to learn to draw Pokemon characters
Our mindfulness today was a breathing exercise. We pretended our emotions and feelings were like glitter in a jar of water. Through different breathing activities, we settled the glitter down.
SPECKS OF GOLD
Kim: My speck of gold was making the plants.
Sonnie: Mine is playing in lunch with Kurt and Deakyn and Alex and Aiden N and Raf and Noah.
Neisha: My speck of gold is playing with my friends.
PERSONAL INQUIRY PROJECTS AND MATHEMATICS – CALENDARS – ADVENT CALENDAR
This afternoon some children put the final touches to their personal inquiry projects. Meanwhile, other children began to design their own Advent calendars. We spoke about the significance of these calendars and children shared their own experiences of Advent calendars.
We took 10 minutes after to lunch to calm our bodies and prepare for some maths learning. We did this by listening to some soothing music.
Continuing on with our learning surrounding maps, we completed a whole class warm up activity focusing on directional language! Miss B gave instructions to complete a picture on our laptops and we had to listen very carefully on what to add and where. Language like on top, behind, left, below was used.
we then continued with Numeracy focused activities such as study ladder, maths games, bingo and prodigy.
Library borrowing is tomorrow, please bring your black bags! Have a nice night all!
Just a reminder that Grandparents Morning is tomorrow morning.
Grandparents and/or a special person in the children’s lives are welcome to join us for some play in the classroom from 9-10am with a morning tea from 10-10:20am. It would be greatly appreciated if you brought a plate to share.