STUDENT REMINDER: Please make sure you complete the ‘Character Strengths’ task from today’s session for homework. It will need to be submitted into the share folder first thing in the morning.
Today we delved a little deeper into Character Strengths. Students watched a video called ‘The Science of Character’, which highlighted that every individual possesses all 24 character strengths in different degrees, giving each person a unique character profile. As teachers, we wanted to know what each of our individual students saw within themselves and specifically, what character strengths they thought they possessed.
Mrs Higgs gave examples of 4 strengths that she feels that she uses a lot in her everyday life and justified why:
Students then set about ‘looking in the mirror’ to record what positive aspects they see within themselves.
For fitness today, Mr Pearce taught the students a new team game today in the Hall.
Mr Pearce rolled the soft ball to each individual in the batting team, whose job it was to kick the ball into the soccer goal and score 5 points, or to to kick and run to the crease and back before the fielding team managed to score a goal in the netball ring, or make contact with the runner below the waist with the ball. If the runner made it back home successfully, a point was awarded for their team. The students had so much fun and it was lovely to hear and see the support and encouragement offered towards each player.
Numeracy – Data Collection
We revisited our survey questions today, and the students set about asking 30 of their peers their question of interest. By the end of the session, all students were able to table their data so that it was presented in an organised fashion and they also created a column graph depicting their findings. It was a very social time and a good way for students to talk and interact with people that they may not have had the chance to, as yet.
Library in 5HN
We read a new text written by Margaret Wild and illustrated by Freya Blackwood.
David – I think that the kids treated the feather with kindness and like it was special but the mayor said it was ugly and he didn’t treat it with respect. He made it turn all brown and dirty.
Lily – I think this book teaches us the importance of taking care of our world because if we don’t, it will end up all dark and grey and dirty.
Hiep – We should share things that are beautiful and not lock them away where nobody can share them.
We had a great day today and are looking forward to tomorrow!
Dani and Daniel