You are special because…

Today we looked at filling each others bucket… the children were given a random name and had to reflect as to why they are special and then make a poster for their friends.

The children shared their ideas and did a great job at being bucket fillers, showing kindness and reflecting.

Lucas for Kevin: You are special because you alway hug me and I always hug you and be nice to each other.

Bella to Olivia: you are nice to me because she likes my smile and I like hers.

Kevin to maddox: Maddox is special because he plays with me.

Nevada to Kiziah: You are special because you let me play with you and are a nice friend.

Kiziah to Nevada: You are special because when chris was sick you played me and you help.

Chris to Jaiden; You are special because you are my best friend.

Kimaaya to bella: you are special because you alway wait patiently.

Charlotte to Keren: You are special because you play with me when I am feeling sad.

Sierra to Kaisha: You are special because you are a bucket filler and you are kind to me.

Jed to Patrick: you are special because you are a great friend and you play with me and are fun.

Angus to kaiden:  Kaiden is special because he plays with me.

Khushi to Alyssa: You are special because you tell the truth.

Noah to Lucas: you are special because you helped me build a pirate shop with Jed. and you are a good friend.

Keren to charlotte: You are special because you are nice to me sometimes you play with me an charlottes food at drawing.

Maddox to Ishaan: you are special because  you play with me.

Ruby to Rehat: You are special because you let me play with you when You have no one to play with.

Olivia to Kimaaya: You are special because you help me.

Kim to Saraa: you are special because you are my best friend.

Mai-anh to Cierra: you are special best friends the world

Ishaan to Chris: you are special because you are nice to me and say hi to me and I like you,

Kaiden to Chris: You are special because today I made new friend, Will you be my friend? Yes.

Patrick to Jed: You are special because you will always play with me.

Rhoda to Ruby C: you are special because you play with me and be nice to me and because you like me.

Mai-Ahn you are special because you are nice. You are  a good at drawing. From Blake.

Josh you are special because you play transformers with me . From AShvarn

Jeian you are special because help me when I get hurt. From Rojun

Dion you are special because you let me play with your toys. From Josh

Khushi you are special because you play playdough with me and that is very kind. From Katrina.

Kim is special because she is kind. From Saara

Ashvarn you are special because you play with me . From Dion

Saara you are special because you are kind to me. From Alyssa

Sonnie you are special because you help me. From Nathaniel.

Nathaniel you are special because you play with me and make more friends with me. From Sonnie

Blake you are special because you play with me. You are good at making. From Tino

Katrina you are special because you play with me and you play hide and seek. From Kaisha

Sukhpreet you are special because you play with me and you pick up rubbish with me. From Sukhpreet

Jacob you are special because you are my best friend and he cares for me and he plays with me. From Jeian

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 29 September. Students are invited to wear traditional or red clothing.

The R/1JM and 5/6PA assembly will take place after recess at 11.30am 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. All families and members of the community are welcome to attend.

Collaborative Planning

Continuing on from our learning yesterday we reflected upon the importance and benefit of planning. Today we began our investigation by planning, but this time we shared a piece of paper  with the collaborative group we were planning to play with. Collaboration leads to ideas coming together, leading to negotiation and sharing, leading to respect and celebration of learning.

The children moved to the space where they were going to play. Then they were given paper and then the planning began. Then it was time to implement their ideas.

Learning Disposition we observed were:

(Learning dispositions are the ways a learner engages in and relates to the learning process.

  • Persistence
  • Flexibility
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Confidence
  • Concentration
  • Adaptability
  • Reflective
  • Problem Solve

 

Moon Lantern festival

Next Friday the 29th of September we will be celebrating Moon lantern festival.

On this day their will be a special assembly, a shared lunch – where children are asked to bring. The children are ask to wear traditional cultural clothing or their school uniform,

Any questions please ask.

The students today listened to the story Lin Ti Lantern then had a go at creating and making their own lanterns which will be judged by Mr white. What a great job we did come and have a look at all our wonderful designs!

 

Planning and Playing

Today we started our talking about – Why do we plan?

Nevada – You need to plan so then you know what you are doing if you make a shop.

Rehat – Because you won’t know what to do so you have to plan what you are doing first.

Bass – Planning what you are going to make.

Ruby – You think about first what you are doing and in your own head you make a creation.

Saara – First you have to think and then you make a fish farm.

Ishaan – Plannign helps you what you are planning.

Cierra – Planning helps you remember stuff.

Jed – planning helps you remember and where to put stuff if you forget in your plan.

Olivia – We can draw what we are planning then we can make it.

Nathaniel – You plan something which you are going to make and if you plan on a piece of paper so you know what, you remember and you build it.

Kaisha – You can plan something on a piece of paper or you can draw it.

Ruby S – If you don’t plan you won’t know what to do.

Sonnie – You can plan stuff like drawing and you can concentrate.

So we planned our investigations before we started –

Olivia – My plans changed and I made a pet shop.

Saara – I played with the laptop and I played with Kaisha.

Noah – My plan changed and I made a sword.

Ishaan – My plan changed and I played Doctors.

Nevada – I changed my plan and I started to make lanterns with Cierra.

Sonnie – My plan was to make a magnet world which I did.

Nathaniel – I changed my plan and went to the blocks.

Kaisha – I changed my to do cats and dogs on the laptop.

Jed – I planned and  made dinosaur land 2 which was good.

Why is it OK to change our plans?

Sonnie – Because you might like it and your friends might build really quickly.

Jed – It is ok to change your plan because you might finish it quicker than expected.

Cierra – Your plan – it was ok to change your plan because your plan might not be the best.

Mai-Anh – You can change your plan so you can have fun and enjoy it.

Nevada – It is ok to change your plan because you might like it and your friend might not and you can change it and make a new plan together

Ishaan – You change your plan it will be fun.

 

Literacy Investigations

Literacy Investigations is a time the children explore letters and words  through the different language of learning. Blocks,  writing, play dough, sensory bottles, laptops, games and books were some of the languages the children used to try something new and challenge their thinking

Ruby: Today I wrote the alphabet on the circle and I learnt about the different alphabet.

Olivia – I wrote a sentence on the white board.

Dion – I saw some word on blocks. I was reading books and finding the words.

Kimaaya – I did a shopping list and did some writing with lots of groceries.

Bella – I did a shopping list with writing on it.

Nevada – I made a shopping list and I did the letter “F” on the circle and I wrote ‘F” words.

Charlotte – I made two shopping list and then I went on the circle letter table and I did two letters and I did sight words on white boards.

Alyssa – I made letter words on a circle.

Patrick – learnt my sight words from reading books and finding the words on the blocks.

Ruby – I made a shopping list and I got stuff from the catalogue and I wrote it down on the paper.

Saara – I learn about writing words in the playdough.

Chris – I did the puzzle with the letters and Jed helped me to be more faster.

Blake – I did a shopping list and I made a book.

Sonnie – I did lots of writing on the laptop and I used the sight words on the list to find words.

Joshua – I made a story on the laptop.

Katrina – I did a dog story with places.

Jed – I tried to find the letters in the rice and then I wrote a list of words starting with that letter.

Maddox – I made words with playdough.

Nathaniel – I went on the laptop and I wrote a story and then I went and made words on the playdough.

Johnny – I find the words in the book and we found all of them and we challenged ourselves.

Jaanpreet – I made the puzzle with lots of words and Maddox was helping me.

Rojun –I made a book about animals.

Jaiden – I made a book about your cousin.

Jeian – I made a book about robots.

Talyn – I made words with play dough.

Tino – I made a book about the zoo.

Ishaan – I made a book about the zoo. I made it on the laptop.
Rhoda – I made two of the word circles. I wrote Rhoda, run, read, rode and roll.
Lucas – I wrote words on a piece of paper and I had to find words in a bottle. It helps me how to spell.
Noah –I made a list of words. The words help me write.
Rehat – First me and Ruby made a shopping list after that I went over to the table and found words in the rice.

Connecting experiences and learning

Children make connections with everything they see, hear, do, feel and experience.

  • Children’s play/investigations/learning is influenced by their experiences.
  • Children turn their experiences in to many things including role plays, pictures, constructions and stories.
  • Rich and meaningful experiences lead to rich and meaningful play/learning.
  • Experiences may include what they watch on television, youtube, events, movies, conversations, books, outings, family and cultural activities.

Today the children created a cake shop, castles with spy cameras, drones, obstacle courses(parkcor ninja warrior), super hero props, The Adelaide show and bug homes.