Come Read With Me hosted by Mia
Vistit/Talk from Catherine House
Catherine’s House is one of the charities that Holy Family supports. Some of our Mission Day money will go to Catherine House. Today a speaker came and shared the ways they help women in need.
Religion: Exploring the sacrament of penance/reconciliation
After exploring the sacrament of penance/reconciliation, the children used their 100 languages to create a presentation of a time when they needed to correct a wrong. There was a wonderful discussion amongst the children about ‘mistakes’ and the children shared their belief that ‘it is okay to make mistakes’. To follow on from this, we closely looked at the character strength of ‘forgiveness’ and the word reconciliation as it means to the Australian Aboriginals.
Prayer hosted by Leon and Thien
Leon: Dear god thank you for pets because you can ask them to fetch.
Thien: Dear god thank you for pets because when you are lonely you can have something to play with.
Mia: Dear god thank you for pets because if you are bored you have someone to play with and they are fun.
Fayzan: Dear god thank you for pets because you can play with them and teach them how to do tricks.
“A touching tale from Australia’s convict past, written and illustrated by award-winning author Mark Wilson
John is a child convict, transported to New South Wales for stealing a shirt. Life is grim in the fledgling colony and when food runs short, John once again has to steal to survive. Starving and alone, he is taken in by Australia’s first schoolteacher, Isabella Rosson. In her simple classroom, John learns to read and write and soon becomes her star pupil – until he is discovered by the soldiers and again sent away in chains. Yet John never forgets Isabella’s lessons, the power of words – and the hope for a brighter future.”
This was the perfect book to read during our library lesson as it touches upon our HASS topic at the moment. We will continue our learning for The First Fleet this afternoon.
Today was the last lesson for the children to work on their budgeting projects. All children are well on their way to completing it and have flourished in this open ended project.
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HASS- THE FIRST FLEET
Today children mapped the voyage using a map of the world. We gather all our information together and worked in a group.
Children used different types of resources to help them map the voyage. Here are some examples….
Option 1- http://www.fellowshipfirstfleeters.org.au/route.html
Option 2- The First Fleet Voyage Information Sheet-s26bhh
Using their 100 languages, this was the children’s response to the activity…..