Children used measuring tapes for the first time, to measure different things around the classroom. Mr Casey took small groups of children outside to make paper planes, and measure how far they could be thrown. Children were challenged to think of their own measurement techniques, Nhial discovering that he could measure distance with his own steps.
Children participated in partner exercises where they quizzed each other by holding up a number of dots for a short amount of time, and analysing how many they saw.
Children investigated their sound of the week ‘oa’ by matching ‘oa’ words to their pictures.
Mr Stramare created some sentence building dice, where students used nouns and verbs in conjunction to make sentences, using capital letters and full stops to start and finish their sentences. The new receptions were also intrigued by some more alphabet investigations.
Character Strength – Forgiveness
Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future! – Paul Lewis Boese
This afternoon the children investigated the character strength of Forgiveness. Forgiveness means to extend understanding towards those who have wronged or hurt us. It means to let go. In many cases this is the letting go of some or all of the frustration, disappointment, resentment, or other painful feelings associated with an offense.
The children formulated ideas on what they thought Forgiveness means to them:
Be kind to your friends – Irin and Mikayla
Share- Nyok and Alexa
Means filling the persons bucket- Oliver
Using your manners and helping each other- Declan
Children then used their growth mindsets to complete the provocation of mending a broken heart. Children were given a full heart, then having to rip it into pieces, and stick it back together. The symbolism of the heart showed that we all have a full heart, but when someone or something hurts us, our heart breaks, and in order to move forward, creating a brighter future, we have to try and forgive, once we forgive, a weight is off our shoulders and our heart is full again!
Alexia- Thank you god for being really nice to friends, teachers, respecting teachers, which means you need to listen to them but most of all, having lots of fun. Amen
Bodhi- Thank you god for the candy and Oreo cakes for birthdays and thank you for movies, and thank you for letting us have money to be able to go to the movies and buy things like more food to survive. Amen.
Specks of Gold
Alexia – My speck of gold was playing with my friends on the playground.
Alexia – I used fairness when I was playing with lots of friends camping on the oval and split into 2 groups so I could play equally with friends.
Bodhi – My character strength was bravery and I used it looking for caterpillars.
Miss Fulford and Mr Casey