Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future! – Paul Lewis Boese

Numeracy Investigations

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.

Literacy Investigations

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.

Character Strengths

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.

Thank you,

Miss Fulford and Mr Casey

2 thoughts on “Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future! – Paul Lewis Boese

  1. Oh my goodness R/1EQ & R/1MS, what amazing learning you are doing! I can see so much amazing writing and learning about measuring and character strengths. Well done everyone!
    I miss you all so much and hope you are all having a great week!
    Love Ms Quigley 🙂

    • Hi Miss Quigley,

      Thank you so much for your beautiful words. We are all missing you dearly and looking forward to the next time we see each other 🙂 Lots of love R/1MS and R/1EQ 🙂

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