Monday (Term 3: Week 2)

Welcome to the start of a new week in 2JH and 2RG. A very warm welcome to Adau, who starts her first day at Holy Family in 2JH today. She also has a younger brother in Y1 and an older sister in Y4. We are sure they will quickly settle in and enjoy our learning community.

Today, our  learning looks like this:


Our daily brainteaser had us flummoxed today. We found 5 of the 6 words, but no-one could spot the 6th word, which was book made from dad’s glasses.


After organisation, we began the day with Numeracy. Miss Nguyen modelled how we can use different strategies to subtract smaller integers from larger ones, including number lines and column subtraction. Students then worked at their own level of learning to complete differentiated activities.


Today we shared the sequel to the text we explored in shared reading last week. Our new text is titled: The Day the Crayons Came Home.

The Day the Crayons Came Home is a 2015 children’s book written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. The book is a sequel to The Day the Crayons Quit. The book is about crayons who are scattered around the world and in the house of a boy named Duncan, and how they communicate with him through postcards.

I’m not sure what it is about this kid Duncan, but his crayons sure are a colorful bunch of characters! Having soothed the hurt feelings of one group who threatened to quit, Duncan now faces a whole new group of crayons asking to be rescued. From Maroon Crayon, who was lost beneath the sofa cushions and then broken in two after Dad sat on him; to poor Turquoise, whose head is now stuck to one of Duncan’s stinky socks after they both ended up in the dryer together; to Pea Green, who knows darn well that no kid likes peas and who ran away—each and every crayon has a woeful tale to tell and a plea to be brought home to the crayon box. Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers have combined to create a companion book every bit as funny and kid-friendly as the #1 bestselling The Day the Crayons Quit.


Today the children used their 100 languages to tell or show what happened to each of the crayons in the story. Some children decided to make iMovies and ActivInspire Flipcharts whilst others wanted to use art journals.


After a peaceful mindfulness session, the children embarked on free play investigations.

Have a great evening.

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