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Wonder of the World – Afghanistan
The wonder of the world we are exploring this week is Afghanistan. This morning we learnt how to say ‘good morning’ in Dari – ‘Salaam Alaikum’
Our provocations this week include:
- Creating our own traditional dress, inspired by Afghani culture
- Afghani embroidery
- Afghani pottery called Istalif
- Investigating the landscapes of Afghanistan in non-fiction books and on the laptops
- Saying hello in different languages
- Sewing outfits for dolls
- Making famous landmarks from countries around the world such as the Opera House and Louvre.
Please visit ‘The Village’ blog for photos.
Investigative Play – Reflection
Ann: “In investigations me and Bella was making a cupcake and first we fold the two edges together and then we sticky tape them and then we fold like a spring and then we sticky tape all of the edges”.
Herman: “In investigations I was looking the laptops. I was looking at the laptop with Kylen and Mykel”.
Bianca: “In investigations I was drawing and I was making a card for my mum. I write I love my mum”.
Deng: “In investigations I was on the laptop. I search Afghanistan and scrap. I see the grass for playing in Afghanistan and they kids playing soccer and running”.
Kylen: “I was in the middle on the red and I was making a video to make our planet our happy. I said I make the planet happy ’cause I pick up rubbish in the car and the beach”.
Shared Reading – The Wrong Book by Nick Bland
Our shared book this week is ‘The Wrong Book’ by Nick Bland. Today we read the story for enjoyment. We made some predictions as we read the story about what would happen next.
Writing – Writer’s Workshop
Today, we wrote a recount about our weekend. Some of us used a template where we drew 6 pictures of what happened whilst some of us wrote about our event. It has been wonderful to see our writing improve so much.
Keeping Safe in an Emergency
Why do we call 000? What is an emergency?
Phuc: It’s for an emergency
Liam: It’s someone that helps you
Lily: An emergency is when something bad happens like when someone’s hurt or there’s a fire or if someone’s naughty and is under arrest from the police
Dion: If someone breaks into your house
Jayden B: If there’s a flood in your house
Javeria: If we get in a fire
Who are the people we call in an emergency?
Deng: The police
Georgia: The ambulance
Joseph: fire fighters
When would we call the ambulance?
Lynn: we would call an ambulance if someones sick or got hurt
Anna: You have to be very sick
When would we call the police?
Monika: When someone steals something
Piol: Robs stuff
Ann: If someone steals your trailer
Indi: If someone breaks into your house
When would you call the fire service?
Charlize: If there’s a fire in your house
Aurora: They also help if there’s a car accident in case there’s a fire
Felix: If there’s a fire at school
We then put an emergency record sheet in our bag. At home, we complete our home address and phone number and our parent’s names. We then keep this somewhere we can access if there is an emergency (maybe on the fridge or near the phone).
Here are some songs we made up about emergencies!
Creative Fitness – Log Park
This afternoon we went to log park. We also took with us lots of different fabrics to use in our play and fitness. We loved using the fabric to create different play experiences in log park.