Monday Week 9

Hello and Welcome to Week 9…

 

Literacy:

This morning we began our morning with Literacy. As usual some children read independently, some read with the teacher and some read in groups.

We use this time to build our reading stamina and teacher groups focus on consolidating  specific reading strategies by exploring a range of appropriate texts.

As a class we have been focusing on the skill of inferring. That is using clues in the text and our prior knowledge to make inferences, assumptions and judgements about characters, setting and plots in a story.

Todays activity was a where am I? the children had to decide on the setting for the text based on the clues within..

 

 The water felt so good on such a hot day. I heard the other children laughing and yelling across the way.The concrete was wet from a group of teenagers splashing each other in the corner. The lifeguard watched closely to keep children from running. Where am I? What makes you think that?

 

As we entered, a large blast of water hit the windshield. Huge flopping sponges began to slap at the hood as we slowly moved forward. Soon, there were suds spilling over the sides.I was glad the windows were up. Where am I? What makes you think that?

The children are really beginning to fine tune their skills for inferring and are recognising that they will often need to ‘read between the lines’ when responding to texts.

 

Writing this morning was focused on both an engaging beginning to a story and the inclusion of a ‘sticky situation’ that needs to be resolved. It has been fantastic to see the children using these provocations to build their writing skills.

Library

Today Year 4’s had library and shared the text

It was a wonderful story about keeping promises and the beauty of kind individuals.

 

 

Moon Lantern Festival

MOON LANTERN FESTIVAL

 

 

Dear Parents/Caregivers,

 

The Moon Lantern Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival is a popular harvest festival celebrated when the moon is at its fullest and brightest.

 

At Holy Family we will be celebrating the Moon Lantern Festival on:

 

Friday 13 September

Students are invited to wear traditional or cultural clothing.

 

The 3JM and 2RG assembly will take place after recess at 11.00am and it will highlight cultural aspects of Moon Lantern Festival. Activities will include a lion dance, singing and sharing of cultural information. The winners of the Lantern Making Competition will also be announced at the assembly.

 

After assembly, students and families are invited back to their classrooms for a shared lunch. Students are encouraged to bring a plate of food that represents their culture

Moon Lantern Making

Today we were busy putting the  finishing touches on our lanterns.

This week we designed then constructed our lanterns.

Everyone used the character strength of creativity to create their lantern with original designs.

We then saw team work as studentswho had completed their designs assist their classmates.

Here we are busy at work:

 

Just A REMINDER : Year 3 wear sports uniform every MONDAY till the end of term for T-Ball Clinic.

Friday is shared cultural  lunch day.

Also dressing in our cultural dress or red.