We continued on with our literacy rotations this morning. It is been incredible to witness students using their agency and completing some of these activities at home or even when they get a spare minute at school!
Time truly does fly when you’re having fun and engaged in learning!
This year the children will have two dining hall experiences per term. Tomorrow, students will be fed a wholesome lunch whilst having the experience of eating a hot meal together as a class community. We aim to set this up as a long table lunch, the day before Lent begins, where each child will have their own place setting. The Dining Hall experience will give children the opportunity to build independent skills when serving them self as well as learning table manners. Please note that there is no charge to families for this service.
Date: Tuesday 25 February 2020 (Week 5)
Pasta & garlic bread
Pancakes (to celebrate Shrove Tuesday)
What students need to bring tomorrow:
Plate and Fork labelled with student’s name (non-disposable)
CHARACTER STRENGTH – HUMILITY
As we prepare enter the season of Lent our Character Strength in focus is Humility.
We discussed examples of Humanitrians in the world including Mother Teresa and Ellen DeGeneres.
Jai – Ellen showed humility because she was helping others and used her money to help
Kayla S – The boy showed humility because he was saving his money
1. Who is someone you think shows a huge amount of Humility?
2. When have you done something to help others and not yourself?
PRAYER – Ash Wednesday Mass Practice Songs
Continuing on with our learning surrounding Bushfires we are going to investigate the notion that – Sudden geological changes and extreme weather events can affect Earth’s surface.
Provocation: What are the Earth’s layers and what do they do?
Wow!! As teachers it was incredible to walk around and see the different ways children were expressing their learning. We had all sorts happening – play dough, animations, posters, books, Kahoot’s, Earth papers, Gacha Life and Scratch creations, hand-made websites and more…
Together we read the story…
What can we learn from the story?
Deng – Do not waste food and recycle
Stefan – The work in groups and families and do not step on them just think they’re recycling the world
Eva – Ants communicate by smells
Tristan – They eat anything
Lolla – Next time you should think about stepping on an ant they’re actually helping the environment
Alex M – I would like to see the wisdom of the fly
We borrowed our new books for the week and began reading!
Each week we will work on daily rotations activities based on the various aspects of English including; Literacy, Language and Literature. On Monday we will be introduced to the activities and engage with each throughout the week. We endeavour to use this time to support children in various skills and learning they are challenged with but also link directly to the year 5/6 curriculum. Our rotations will be made up of 5 different activities. First, a Visual Literacy activity which is completed on the laptop using technology. Some weeks this may be a BTN connected to things happening in the world, other times different online based comprehensions. There will be a Word Knowledge activity which will aim to support children’s grammar and writing skills. Another rotation will be based around our Class Novel Boy Overboard. Our fourth rotation will come in the form of a Reading Comprehension completed in our literacy journals. Lastly there is a Guided Reading group in which students will read with the teacher. This allows the teachers to hear all students read at least once a week and also a time to work on reading aloud strategies including; volume, expression, frequency etc. On Friday’s in Independent Learning Time we will be making sure all rotations have been completed. This means some students may choose to work on these activities at home if not completed in class time.
We began our day by reading Chapters 6 & 7 of Boy Overboard.After re-capping chapter 5 and learned that the family would be forced to leave there home!
Stefan -I would feel sad
Deng – You would be worried and they were
1. What are your thoughts on the life of a female living in Afghanistan?
2. Do you think Bibi is treated fairly by the boys? Why? Why not?
3. How did Jamal and Bibi feel when their father told them that had to leave their house?
4. How would you feel if your parent, caregiver said you had to leave your family home?
5. Draw a picture on what you think Bibi looks like from what you know about her.
We head outside for some fitness and to get our heart rates pumping!
Building on yesterday’s learning surrounding the 10 Commandments we watched a short clip and tried to spot if we could see any of the commandments within it.
Ayrton – I saw him helping other people
Stefan – Feeding the homeless dog
Ruby – He is showing love and kindness
Paxton – Don’t just care about yourself
Alex M – He showed kindness to give people education
Rachel – He honoured the people he didn’t know
Riya – He gave all his hard earned money to people who needed an education. He wasn’t being greedy!
Jai – He was being kind to others and giving help to those who need help. He was caring for the homeless
Aymen – He was giving all his food
Deng – He didn’t care about himself he cared about others
MATHS – Can you.. BEAT THE TEACHER?!
Students used their laptops to draw up a playing grid in their maths books including tens of thousands, thousands, hundreds, units, tens. Miss Battifuoco used the random dice generator to find a number. Students recorded the number called out in one of the columns. They decided where the best place it should go. Miss Battifuoco also did the same but without letting the students see. Miss Battifuoco continued drawing numbers until all of the columns are filled out. The students and Miss B called out their final number. 5 points were awarded if the students had a higher number. If it was the same, it was 3 points but if it was less, students scored 0 points.
We then practiced ourselves with a partner – game on!!
PE – 4-WAY VOLLEYBALL
MINDFULNESSS – VOOKS
Today we engaged with an ever-growing streaming library of animated children’s storybooks called VOOKS. Our aim is to encourage the love of reading by retaining all of the important elements of story time: an intentional pace, life lessons, and a visual connection between words and text. Today we listened to the story ‘Exclamation Mark.’ This wonderful story of self-discover showed us that you don’t have to change who you are just to fit in. Some people (and punctuation marks) are made to stand out from the crowd!
We continued on our exploration of designing a house that would be able to battle a Bushfire!
Tristan – I am adding in sand because I know fire can’t travel across sand
Yafet – We are going to add a lake around us
Isiah – I am adding a sprinkler system to my house
Devon, Jamie, Arrow – We are adding water all around the house
Jeffery – Mine has a swimming pool fire resistance so fire actually cannot get to the house
James M – I have some water around
Kayla – I am adding a lake around it but also some things to help the fire fighters underground
Terese – Ours has a waterfall out the front
Aymen – I created a water elevator
Yafet – We are going to make it out of iron so its harder to burn
Stay tuned because later on this week we will be sharing our creations!
Thanking you all for a lovely day! See you tomorrow legends!
We hope you had a wonderful weekend with your loved ones filled with many many specks of gold!
We began our week this morning with a wonderful story called ‘The Magic is in You’.This picture book features inspirational messages from beloved Disney films. The Magic is in You focuses on moments of perseverance and resilience and encourages readers of all ages to believe in themselves in any situation.
Stefan – My magic is looking after birds
Hong-Phuc – My magic is sleeping because I have an amazing sleep sense
Eva – My magic is painting
Yafet – My magic is basketball
Riya – My magic is ME because I am unique!
Lia – My magic is inspiring people. helping those in need, making the world a better place and loving people
Ruby – My magic is coming to school and having a family
Jeffery – My magic being a fast worker
Jai – My magic is helping my family
Tyrese – My magic is speed because I am the second fastest in the school
Alex M – My magic is games because I am really good at them
Billy – My magic is playing soccer because I like playing it
Devon – My magic is art and drawing because I love drawing new things
Kayla S – My magic is being creative by drawing and having different ideas
PRAYER – EXODUS 20
And God spoke all these words:
2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
4 “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,6 but showing love to a thousandgenerations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
7 “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
8 “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work,10 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns.11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.
13 “You shall not murder.
14 “You shall not commit adultery.
15 “You shall not steal.
16 “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”
18 When the people saw the thunder and lightning and heard the trumpet and saw the mountain in smoke, they trembled with fear. They stayed at a distance19 and said to Moses, “Speak to us yourself and we will listen. But do not have God speak to us or we will die.”
20 Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning.”
21 The people remained at a distance, while Moses approached the thick darknesswhere God was.
10 commandments of our classroom
Ayrton – Show leadership
Samuel – Help each other through teamwork
Arrow – Belonging
Georgiana – No fighting
Tyrese – No sexual misconduct
Aaron – Listening to the teachers
Lia – Being respectful to each other
Aymen – Respect your teachers
Deng – No racism
Isaiah – No swearing
Tori – I want people to actually be quiet when its a red light
Grace – No stealing from others
Rachel – Don’t judge!
Cam – No stealing stuff from others
Anthony – One voice and respect personal space
Yafet – Always respect the elder
Devon – No stealing from the classroom
Billy – Respect other peoples belongings
Ruby – Respect others
Jai – Don’t put up the rude finger
Paxton – Show kindness then more people will want to be your friend
Deng – Always help when you can
Samuel – Be kind to others and don’t steal other peoples property
Jamie – Share with others
Riya – Include everyone
Becky – Be honest!
Billy – Ask for help when you need it
We looked at some incredible photos of new life sprouting in the Adelaide Hills after the recent bushfires. We also discussed what a bushfire needs to survive. Rachel told us that oxygen, heat and the correct conditions will help the fire to burn.
Provocation: Draw a birds-eye view of your home. Once your drawing is completed, make the escape plan in case there were to be a fire.
Today we read the story ‘Extraordinary.’ It took us on a wonderful journey through all the seemingly ordinary events in life.Reading quietly, flying a kite, observing a full moon or ‘feeling the kiss of a cheeky cool breeze’ are activities adults generally take for granted, yet ones that children are fascinated by.
We then borrowed our new books for the week and began reading! Miss Loren explained to us that Premiers Reading Challenged has begun and that we can now fill in our sheets!
Extension Provocation – Using your 100 languages Design a house that you think has the best possible chance to survive a fire!
We will continue this learning during the week but feel free to develop your ideas at home!
Alex – The magnifying glass going in the same place over and over again
James M – The claymation
Ruby – The animation and the dances
Jeffery – The epic gamer chair
Riya – The responsibility animation
Deng – The green screen
Kayla – The animations!
Paxton – Nikos’ face on Mission Impossible
Arrow – I like the epic songs
FREE FITNESS FRIDAY
Our classes favourite type of fitness! How incredible to see so many children trying something new – footy, cricket, skipping, log park fun – we did it all!
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Lia – Love is patient. You have to be patient if you give love and also if you want to get love back
Riya – Love is not easily angered. If you love someone its harder to get angry at them
Ruby – Love is kind. Someone will always love you
Deng – Love is where you love your family and also the community
Jai – Always love, always trust
FISH FARM VISIT
We visited the new Fish Farm today! Mr McCarthy updated us with all the happenings over the holidays and how things have changed!
Provocation: How do we know if something is living?
We continued our Place Value learning today through some open ended number investigations.We displayed various different numbers using MAB blocks using technology!
This week I am grateful for…
I love… because…
This weekend I am looking forward to…
Riya – This week I am grateful for Ruby
Phillip – I love school because all my friends are there
Devon – I am grateful for the world and people
Jeffery – I am grateful to be able to come to school
Kayla – This week I am grateful for practicing football at lunch time
Eva – I am looking forward to sleeping in on the weekend!
Arrow – I am grateful for my birthday because some poeple don’t get to celebrate their birthday because they are poor
INDEPENDENT LEARNING TIME
We are using this time each week to finish off any pieces of work and learning that we begin during the week. It is a chance for us to conference with our teachers also!
Thank you for a wonderful, productive and flexible week! Have a lovely weekend 🙂 SPREAD THE LOVE!
This morning our group of volunteer helpers will work with Mr McCarthy in the Fish Farmcompleting various different jobs to care for our fish!
Each Wednesday morning we will collaborating with your neighbours next door to investigate various provocations. Across the four classes there will be different activities to engage with and explore.As a group we discussed how these sessions provide a chance for you to explore, question, inquire, research, be creative and express your imagination and learning (100 languages). This week we have added and removed various provocations after reflecting together on engagement last week.
Play Based Investigations across 4 classes;
Strategic game play
Marshmellow STEM challenge
ROAMING COMMUNICATION (DURING)
Kayla – Ruby and I are painting sunsets. Ive seen one real one before and then using my mind to imagine what it would be
Stefan – Me, Ayrton and Billy are continuing on making our biggest stadium but adding food for people eat
Yafet – We are going to make an iMovie but make it PG rated so people like to watch it
Fayzan – Me and Alan are using teamwork to play uno stacko
Rachel – I am attempting to make a flower using embroidery
PRAYER – THE GOOD SAMARITAN
How did Jesus show LOVE?
Riya – Jesus showed love by the Samaritan helping the person who got beat up
Jai – Jesus helped the man on the ground to stay safe
Deng – The priest ignored him, second guy ignored him and when the third one came he helped him
Lia – Jesus helped those in need
We have started learning the basics of European Handball in our PE lessons. We took the opportunity to practice our skills in fitness today!
We continued our learning surrounding number and place value today. Together we completed a Kahoot surrounding this topic. Kahoot’s are an online quiz forum in which we all answer the questions together. Students love this engaging way of not only introducing a topic, but also reviewing and reinforcing knowledge.
We also set up our online Prodigy Math Accounts. Prodigy is a free, Pokemon-style math game that has been proven to improve student scores and confidence! It is aligned to the curriculum for grades 1-6, and features content from each of the five major strands. In 5/6IB and 5/6MS we aim to use Prodigy with a few goals in mind including; to create deep engagementwith math topics being covered in class, equip teachers with assessment tools to inform their instruction, and provide curriculum aligned content! Students can access Prodigy at both home and school s0 the learning never ends!
Mrs Harrison came in to lead our special Art lesson this afternoon. Provocation:Using the sign language alphabet write your name. Challenge yourself to see if you can hand draw these! Leave the hands white, outline with black and decorate the background.
This Friday is Valentine’s Day! Our learning this week will surround the theme of love!
This morning we were visit by the SA Police to learn all the ins and outs of traffic light monitoring! In years 5 and 6 we are offered the opportunity to keep parents, teachers and students safe at the school crossing. Thank you to officer Peter for educating us and we look forward to hearing from potential volunteers!
Together we shared the story ‘This Love’. What do you think we can learn from the story?
Riya – There is love in different ways
Lia – Love isn’t always between boy and girl married it can be friends or family
Hong-Phuc – I think love is food!
Provocation: How do you show love? Who do you love?
One school EPIC in Missouri heard in the news about the devastation regarding the bushfires. They have created pouches for the animals in need with the intention for us to pass these on to the right places. Today we began our own inquiry into the Bushfires to help decide where these pouches should go! Some of us have chosen to take this learning home to work on and discuss with parents.