Tomorrow’s Ash Wednesday Mass time has changed. It is now at 11am in the Hall. All welcome.
What a busy start to the year we have had! We started the year by making connections with each other and reflecting on our own identity. As such, students created their own puzzle piece profile, including their values, interests, family and friends. This illustrates that:
We are all connected! ~ We all fit in!
A large portion of our learning has made connections with feelings and emotions so far. Our first weekly shared book, called ‘The Feel’s by Kelly Oriard with Collie Christensen, optimised this possibility.
Students were able to investigate the narrative style text, while considering planning for the success of their own creative story, during writer’s workshop. It was also used as a platform for their own character and setting development. Additionally, our weekly stories have been used for word knowledge and writing structure development, such as with rhythm and rhyme; syllables; paragraphs; starting writing with a ‘sizzling start’, etc.
Additionally, this weeks book ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance,’ allowed for empathetical responses to Gerald the Giraffe’s situations. Students considered what support and advice they would give to Gerald.
Alannah – ‘Give a hug and then count to 4.’
Adau – ‘Listen to nature sounds, take a breath and count to 4.’
Saara – ‘Listen to the music and trees, feel the wind and just dance with the breeze.’
Nyibol – ‘Close your eyes and be mindful.’
Rachel – ‘Give him a hug and food. Do what you love. Don’t make other people’s dreams. Make your dreams come true. Feel the music and dance it out!’
During our daily meditation and prayer sessions we have explored ways to become present, centered and grounded. In addition, to promote self reflection, self regulation and social and emotional development, students were able to create their own safety plan and de-escalation maps. We will frequently check in with this throughout the year.
Students have played with colours and emotions, making ties between them and transfering that to pieces of word and picture artworks using pastels.
Students also made connections with feelings and emotions, when creating their own metaphorical ‘Ready to Learn’ chart, which will be displayed in the classroom, in order for students to regularly check in with how they are feeling and consider ways to self-regulate unwanted emotions.
Thursday, Week 4, 9am: 2PN Liturgy (20th February)
Wednesday, Week 5, 11:30am: Ash Wednesday Mass (Whole School- 26th February)
Thursday, Week 7, 11:30am: 2PN and 3KC Class Mass- St Patrick (12th March)
Friday, Week 8: Harmony Day (20th March)
Friday, Week 10: Sports Day (3rd April)
Week 11: Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews (6th-9th April)
Week 3: 2PN and 3KC Assembly (15th May)
Did you know that your child is able to learn an instrument at school? Information and enrolment booklets are available now; you can pick up a copy from the school office, Music teacher or Music blog. Please return them as quickly as possible as instrumental teachers have already begun planning their timetables and waiting lists may apply.
You may like to choose one of the following –
violin, drums, singing, classical guitar, piano or keyboard.
Also Recorder, flute, saxophone – subject to enrolment numbers.
Don’t miss out on giving your child the gift of music.
DRUM LESSON SPECIAL – $15
Nick our talented Drum teacher is offering shared lessons this term. Two students in a 30 minute slot. $15 each student. This is a fantastic opportunity to try drumming at half price!
Today we learnt one of the Catholic traditional prayers, the Hail Mary. Students could cut out and glue the sentences of the Hail Mary and put them in the correct order or write the prayer out in their art books. After they finished this they were to decorate their page. We have put a challenge out to the students to see if they can memorise the prayer by this Friday.
Parent Information Night
Parent information night will be held on Wednesday, 5th of February, at 6pm, in our classroom. We look forward to seeing you there and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Weekly events for the students
Library- Students will go to the library each Monday where they will be allowed to borrow 3 readers/novels and 2 other books. Our first library session will be Monday next week.
Music- 2PN’s music lesson is on Tuesday and 3KC’s music lesson is on Wednesday.
PE- Students will have PE on Tuesday. They need to wear their sport uniform on this day.
Spanish- Students will have a Spanish lesson on a Wednesday.