FRIYAY July 3 – Week 10 Term 2

HAPPY LAST DAY OF TERM 2

Independent reading to start our day followed by the  final Shark Tank presentations!

Prayer – Billy, Deng and Yafet

Thank you to the boys who led us in prayer focused on Perseverance. 

“So let us grow not weary in doing what is right for we will reap if we don’t give up”

What is Perseverance?

  • Ayrton – Not giving up
  • Kayla S – If you can’t do something you just keep doing something as much as you can and not give up
  • Hong-Phuc – Always do what you can. If you can push your limits you might do something to expect to do
  • Kai – Always try your best
  • Riya – Anyone can do it as long as you try!

Thank you for the group collaborative effort to help clean our classroom this morning! 

Term 2 Gratitude and Specks of Gold

  • Arrow – I am grateful for
  • Lia – I am grateful for my new friends
  • Alex M – I am grateful that its not raining and could go out for lunch
  • Devon – I am grateful for being able to do VR
  • Eva –   I am grateful for having Miss Farina
  • Kayla S – I am grateful for my education and my friends
  • Samuel – I am grateful for not littering
  • Levi – I am grateful for being a new student
  • Tristan – I am grateful for all of my friends
  • Isaiah – I am grateful for my teachers because they help me
  • Ayrton – I am grateful for the Shank Tank me and Stefan made
  • Jeffery – I am grateful for VR
  • HongPhuc – I am grateful for being grateful
  • Riya – I am grateful for all the staff members at Holy Family because they have their own part of kindness in them
  • Olivia – I am grateful for my teachers
  • James M – I am grateful for my parents
  • Alan – I am grateful for my friends
  • Yafet – I am grateful for friends because they always have my back
  • Kai – I am grateful for Mr. Pearce so we can do PE and Miss Cooymans
  • Alex R – I am grateful for the best teacher in the world aka Mr Stramare
  • Stefan – I am grateful for Mr. Gizmo
  • Fayzan – It’s Friday!

Have a happy, healthy and safe holiday break! See you back for Term 3!

TERRIFIC Thursday – 2nd of July Term 2 Week 10

Welcome to TERRIFIC Thursday, 2nd of July!

BUDDY READING

NUMERACY – Roll ‘Em Dice War

With a partner, children both needed their laptop and used the dice within Active Inspire to have an educational war using numeracy.

Children then explored this through their 9x tables and engaged in developing this area of their mathematical learning.

PRAYER

“Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever.” Psalm 23:6

In prayer we engaged with a short scripture reading that encompasses resilience in the toughest of times.

READERS NOTEBOOK

Through readers notebook, children were given the opportunity to use their 100 languages to reflect on their learning within our class novel, Boy Overboard. Children were given the option to either orally discuss their learning from the story in photobooth, or visually represent their understanding in their readers notebook.

WRITERS  NOTEBOOK

In writers notebook, we have been reflecting on the genres and types of writing techniques we have explored across the semester. The provocation for the children today was to explore one of our techniques, and plan a lesson to teach it to their younger buddy. Children worked on various ways of presenting such as through flip charts, power point, Canva and animation.

FITNESS

MINDFULNESS

SHARK TANK INQUIRY PRESENTATIONS

We have continued to be amazed by the children’s presentations regarding their inventions. The way the children have engaged in persuasive language in selling their products to potential investors has been incredible to watch.

 

WE WISH EVERYONE A SAFE EVENING!

REMEMBERING THAT TOMORROW, 3RD OF JULY IS THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR TERM 2. CHILDREN WILL HAVE TWO WEEKS OF HOLIDAYS AND RETURN ON MONDAY 20TH OF JULY! THANK YOU 🙂

Wonderful Wednesday – 1st of July Term 2 Week 10

Welcome to WONDERFUL Wednesday!

SHARK TANK PRESENTATIONS

This morning the children continued to present their Shark Tank Inquiries. Children used a tremendous amount of creativity, bravery, collaboration in order to present their unique and wonderful creations to their peers.

FITNESS – RED ROVER

PRAYER

Prayer was led by Aymen and Isaiah today and based on the Character Strength of Kindness.

READERS NOTEBOOK

In readers notebook today, the children explored their reading journey over the first semester of 2020! We reflected on our initial activity of us as readers, and how our reading strategies have helped our development over the last few weeks. Children had the opportunity to either write, or sketch their development in their Readers Notebook.

SHARK TANK PRESENTATIONS CONTINUED…

ART with MRS HARRISON

Our warm-up consisted of Mrs Harrison giving us verbal instructions to draw a creature! We had to listen to these instructions and use Fire Alpaca to showcase our own interpretation.

Provocation: Focusing on exploring multiple layers, use Fire Alpaca to design a landscape art piece using various layers.

Terrific Tuesday June 30 – Week 10 Term 2

Hi Bloggers! Happy Tuesday to all! 

GRAMMAR WARM-UP

This morning we completed a grammar warm-up based around our house leader Saint Vincent De Paul. Independently we received some key points about this great man, and it was up to us to find mistakes in the writing. Together we found the corrections and discussed some of Saint Vincent De Paul’s greatest achievements.

WRITER’S NOTEBOOK – TERM RE-CAP

Provocation – How have I improved as a writer over the term?

PRAYER – RUBY and ATHOU

Thank you to Ruby and Athou who led is in Prayer focussing on Teamwork. 

MATHS

Times tables warm-up – https://www.timestables.com/100-seconds/

This week we focus on the… 9X tables! 

We recorded our 9x tables in our books before reviewing some of the concepts covered this term.

PE – BADMINTON

SHARK TANK PRESENTATIONS

Here we go! The time has finally come. Time to present our Shark Tank idea pitches to the Sharks! The Sharks are filling out a fair and honest feedback form 🙂

See you tomorrow all!

MAGIC Monday – Week 10 June 29

Hello all!

Welcome to Week 10! Our last week of Term 2!

SPANISH

This morning we finished our Spanish picture books we have been working on all term.

Animation.jamie and stefan

Riya: 

Athou: 

Ruby: 

Kayla:

STAMINA RUNNING

This morning we continued on with our Stamina Running. We used the second part of the lesson to analyse our results from across the term.

PRAYER – ALAN AND TRISTAN

Thank you to Alan and Tristan who presented prayer for us today. The boys focussed on the Character Strength of Bravery through the story of David and Goliath. 

  • Hong-Phuc – Always try to be brave
  • Devon – Never underestimate people
  • Billy – If you always trust God he will always be by your side
  • Yafet – Even when you pray, God will grant you things if you have faith
  • Aymen – Anything is possible if you try
  • Isaiah – Size doesn’t matter
  • Stefan – Don’t judge people because they’re little
  • Riya – Impossible is only for the people who don’t try
  • Jai – No matter what size, race and age we are, we’re all perfect
  • Deng – Always have faith in yourself because God says so

LIBRARY

Today was our last library session for the term! From crocs in Darwin to kangaroos in Canberra, Love From Australia explores this extraordinary country and introduces us to its most loveable (and frightening!) creatures. 

We had a discussion about different parts of Australia and places that we have been lucky enough to visit. 

MINDFULNESS – DRAWING

SHARK TANK INQUIRY

We used some time today to prepare for our Shark Tank Presentations later on in the week. We have been using our creative and collaborative skills to create a prototype and presentation to share!

Enjoy the afternoon sunshine, see you tomorrow! 

Catholic Identity Friday June 26 – Week 9 Term 2

Hi Bloggers!

Welcome to Catholic Identity Day!

Over the past few years this day has been an opportunity for our school to focus on Catholic Identity in our context.Teachers provide invitational and open opportunities for students to express and deepen their understanding of their own Catholic Identity. This year we are focusing on the theme of: Deepening Our Catholic Identity.

FATHER SHIBU WELCOME VIDEO

What message was Father Shibu trying to get across?

  • Jai – We are all allowed no matter what culture we are
  • Riya – We are all unique
  • Stefan – We all come together even though we are united

Provocation: How do you think the Catholic Church can better engage young people? 

Arrow, Jamie, Devon, Phillip and Jeffery:

Tristan and Ayrton:

 

Provocation: Letters to Jesus

Provocation with Buddies: Who do YOU think God is?

GRATITUDE OF CATHOLIC IDENTITY DAY

  • Terese – I am grateful for helping my buddy
  • Phillip – I am grateful for being able to build a church with my friends on Minecraft
  • Tyrese – I am grateful for
  • Georgiana – I am grateful for being able to visit the MUDLA
  • Deng – I am grateful for the school because the school is multicultural and not just one race and everyone is together
  • Nhi – I am grateful for spending a day with my buddy
  • Riya – I am grateful for Mr Globby my friend
  • Sam – I am grateful to have Levi as a friend
  • Kayla S – I am grateful for my life and to be around kind people
  • James M – I am grateful for using Teamwork
  • Ayrton – I am grateful for making our Minecraft Church in Minecraft and an Obama God in Fire Alpaca
  • Grace – I am grateful for being able to see our buddies
  • Jamie – I am grateful for the teachers for letting us make the Minecraft Church and to build with my friends
  • Aaron – I am grateful for my friends

We watched a farewell video recorded by Father Shibu. 

Thank you for an engaging and enlightening day. Have a lovely weekend! See you next week for our last week of school! 🙂 

TREMENDOUS Thursday 25th June Term 2 Week 9

Welcome to TREMENDOUS Thursday!

BUDDY READING WITH 2RG & 2FA

This morning our blue reading group headed down to support and listen to the incredible year 2 readers. It was a pleasure to witness the relationships that are developing with each other and how this is showing wonders in the development of reading.

NUMERACY – TIMES TABLES 8x

Children looked to explore their 8x tables through what is known as a multiplication flower! Children used their creativity and knowledge with their 8x tables to navigate and engage with creating their own 8x table flower!

Example 3x flower:

Children’s example of the 8x flower:

FITNESS

We made the most of the calm weather this morning and headed out for a class fitness game!

PRAYER

Prayer was led by Aryton and Stefan on Kindness.

READERS NOTEBOOK

Through readers notebook today, children continued to explore Determining Importance through Fiction texts, but this time using our storytelling mountain, we explored how to decipher the importance of images in stories without using the text. Children discussed ideas as they investigated this through our class library of picture books.

WRITERS NOTEBOOK

Continuing on with our Homophones focus this week, children teamed up to create an 8 page picture book that incoperates at least 10 homophones from their lists created earlier in the week. The children used an abundance of creativity and collaboration as they worked to create authentic, engaging and humorous stories.

MINDFULNESS

ILT/SHARK TANK INQUIRY

This afternoon children had the opportunity to continue developing their Shark Tank Inquiry’s or have independent learning time, engaging in a range of learning from the week.

Wishing everyone a safe evening!

Bye for now 🙂

TEAM Tuesday June 23 – Week 9 Term 2

Welcome to Team Tuesday June 23!

GRAMMAR WARM UP

We began our day with a short grammar warm up. We received a short passage of Scripture about John the Baptist which needed many edits and additions for it to make sense and read correctly.

READERS NOTEBOOK

Tuesday mornings we continue to explore our reading and specifically reading strategies such re-reading and reading aloud.

Rereading helps students read with greater fluency, allowing them to give more attention to making sense of what they have read (Pikulski and Chard, The Reading Teacher, March 2005). Rereading helps students develop greater accuracy in reading.

Reading aloud is widely recognized as the single most important activity leading to language development. Among other things, reading aloud builds word-sound awareness in children, a potent predictor of reading success.

Children explored independently reading for 10 minutes, and then shared their re-reading and read aloud strategies with a partner for a further 5 minutes.

WRITERS NOTEBOOK

Introducing… homophones! This was all the buzz last week with a group of students so we have decided to focus on this group of words for the week. We discussed what we thought a homophone might be…

Phillip – Two words that sound the same but are spelt different

Homophones are words that are spelled differently, have different meanings yet sound the same.

Examples:

Isaiah – Witch and Which

Eva – To, Too and Two

Alex M – Where and Wear

We explored our prior knowledge through a Kahoot!

We then discussed different types of homophones and how we would use them.

We then recorded our own list of homophones in our Writers Notebook! 

PRAYER

John the Baptist

What does it been to be baptised?

Stefan – What ever Religion you are you become that Religion

Yafet – You get baptised to wash away sins

Why may you not be baptised?

Alix – You can choose your own Religion

What was John’s top character strength

Deng – Bravery, because he was brave to baptise Jesus

Tristan – Kindness, by baptising people

Yafet – Care, he cafred about others to wash away their sins

Billy – Humility, because he did not care about himself him wanted to put others before him

Hong-Phuc – Compassionate, thought of others

Rachael – Forgiveness, because he forgave people’s sins

Jai – Creativity, because he tried to find something he could use to baptise people

MATHS

As a class we completed a times table warm up in the form of a rock, paper, scissors game. We versed a partner and instead of showing a paper, scissors or rock, we showed a number with our fingers. The first person to answer the multiplication created by our hand and our partners hand correctly was the winner!

We then moved into recording our 8 times tables in our books! Some of us used a 100 chart to help us.

To finish our numeracy workshop for the day, we completed a short quiz which enabled us to share all our learning and understanding surrounding square and triangular numbers.

PE

HASS/SHARK TANK INQUIRY

Children used their afternoon to continue working on their Shark Tank Inquiry.

Wishing everyone a safe and pleasant evening! 🙂

WHACKY Wednesday June 24 – Week 9 Term 2

Welcome to WHACKY Wednesday June 24!

SPELLING WARM-UP

Our spelling warm-up today came in the form of a word find focussing on different Character Strengths. 8 minutes to find all the words? Game on!!!

INVENTOR’S INQUIRY

The focus of today’s inquiry session was continuing on with the product making part of our Shark Tank Inquiry. Our prototypes are coming along well and should be ready for presentation next week! We also started discussing the presentation of our products! We are aiming to simulate a real Shark-Tank situation with investors and all! 

PRAYER

Thank you to Fayzan who led us in Prayer today.

WRITERS NOTEBOOK – HOMOPHONES

Yesterday we began discussion surrounding Homophones. Today we took our learning to the next level!

 

FITNESS

We played a class game of dodgeball in the hall 🙂

ART WITH MRS HARRISON

Building on our exploration of last week, Mrs Harrison showed us some very cool and new things using Fire Alpaca. We had a go at our own line portrait art.

Thank you for a fun and productive day! See you tomorrow! 

 

MAGIC Monday June 22 – Week 9 Term 2

Welcome to Monday June 22!

Week 9 WOW!

Today we say ‘good bye’, actually we say ‘see you soon’ to Miss Farina. We are so grateful for your time in our learning community. Thank you for your commitment, passion, kindness and dedication. We think you’re going to be the best teacher ever!

SPANISH

We continued working on our fiction books in Spanish this morning. We have engaged with this provocation all term and are excited to finish and share our learning.  Stay tuned! 

STAMINA RUNNING

This morning we head outside to complete another session of stamina running. We have the option to run, jog or even walk. Our aim is to be moving our bodies in some way for the entire 20 minutes. We then record our achievements on a column graph.

PRAYER

Today we shared a special prayer altogether as a class. We engaged in a Guided Meditation. It was called ‘Jesus is for Everyone.’

How does Jesus show he loves all off us?

  • Hong-Phuc – He told Peter to leave us be and he wanted to hear our laughter all the time. He belongs to us and it means he loves us and is in our hearts and will always listen
  • Rachael – He was polite in the way he told Peter to let the children go
  • Ayrton – He cares about everyone
  • Billy – He is always in our hearts
  • Yafet – He wants to accept everyone no matter what

WRITERS NOTEBOOK

Today we focussed on our Word Study for the week. Our focus words have been chosen from our writing on Friday surrounding Refugees. Our attitudes towards our word study is focussed and positive which the teachers were delighted to hear!

READERS NOTEBOOK

Collaboratively we re-capped the different reading strategies that we have focussed on this term. Students had the opportunity to share their understandings of reading aloud, determining importance and reading aloud. 

DINING HALL LUNCH

Thank you to the lovely ladies in the canteen who provided us a beautiful, delicious shared lunch today! We said grace and showed our gratitude for such a lovely group experience.  We were grateful to eat spring rolls, fried rice and even some chocolate mousse for dessert! This was a lovely way to spend Miss Farina’s last day. 

LIBRARY

Due to our shared lunch, today we visited the library as a double class. Miss Farina read our story ‘Garbage Guts’.

     

What do you think the book will be about?

  • Aymen – His guts might be made out of garbage
  • Alex M – The anatomy of the garbage monster
  • Alan – Maybe… garbage day
  • Stefan – The garbage
  • Jai – Maybe there is a garbage guts who is evil
  • Ayrton – The garbage man used to be human until he got all the old garbage and it was a tsunami and then made him turn into a guts
  • Kai – There was lots of garbage and they liked the garbage so maybe they lived
  • Deng – The garbage pieces might be coming together
  • Grace – So a spirit possessed the garbage and then it came to life
  • Alex R – It might explain pollution
  • Tristan – So someone is brave enough to dump into a large garbage can and find a large behemoth

What was the message of the story?

  • Rachael – To recycle rubbish
  • Phillip – So we can live you need to recycle
  • Isaiah – To reduce waste and not get trash in the water
  • Deng – You want to reduce sea waste
  • Eva – So less rubbish goes into the ocean we need to recycle
  • Kayla S – So that animals don’t eat it and become endangered

FAREWELL MISS FARINA

  • Paxton – She always helped me with every inquiry and she has been one of the best student teachers that I have had
  • Kayla S – I am really going to miss her because she has been a friend to everyone and really kind
  • Aymen – Miss Farina has  been such a kind and nice teacher
  • Yafet and Billy – She always made me laugh and she would join in and helps collaborate better
  • Lia – She is angel sent from heaven
  • Deng – She is always happy and full of excitement every day
  • Ayrton – Miss Farina helped me with my refugee art and if I win I will give her half the money
  • Alex M – I want her to stay forever because she is really nice
  • Jai – She is one of the best student teachers I have had
  • Alex R – I hope she gets a good career and a good and well educated school
  • Alan – She made me feel happy
  • Ruby – She made me feel happy because she is full of kindness and joy
  • Stefan – She is one of the best student teachers I know and she helped me read and write. I hope she graduates and be with us next year!
  • Rachael – She will never be replaced that’s how kind she is
  • Hong-Phuc – She is an angel sent from heaven and I hope she has the best education and comes back to this school 🙂

Thank you for our generous gifts! We will miss you! All the very best 🙂