Welcome to Term 4
It was lovely to see everyone this morning. We had a lovely break and hope all of our families did too.
We had a little celebration for Miss Canala this morning to celebrate her birthday and engagement which both happened during the holidays! We are so excited for her. Congratulations and much love to you Miss Canala! xx
We began our day with investigative play. Our provocations this week include:
- Investigating light with mirrors
- Bakery – making and selling
- Making mandalas to celebrate the festival of Diwali
- Mini world play
- Indigenous painting
- Writing table – thank you cards and letters
- Using wooden skeleton parts to make dinosaurs and other creatures
Please refer to the Village website for photos.
Investigative Play – Reflection
Davide: “I made play dough with flour and I forgot”.
Felix: “In investigations I made play dough. I made a cupcake because Miss Canala said we are having a bakery. I’m going to sell it. Maybe $10”.
Ann: “In investigations I was making play dough and I added water, oil and flour and then we had to mix it all up and when it was ready we had to mix it with our hands. We made cupcakes and donuts with it ’cause it was a bakery”.
Anna: “In investigations I was drawing and painting a picture of the plant Mrs Tropeano gave to Miss Canala. When I was half way some friends started to come over and started to do it with me”.
Akemjot: “In investigations I was trying to plant a bean stalk bean and I used water but it didn’t work and then Miss Canala said I had to put dirt in there. Then the box broke when I lifted it up in my hands. I had a growth mindset and tried to get another box and sticky tape it from the bottom and that worked. It is in the sun now”.
Aurora: “In investigations me and Anna were doing pineapple and I was also making play dough. It was a little bit wet and I kept mixing it and add a little bit more flour and salt that I found on the table. I put it in my play dough and then I kept mixing it and it turned into play dough and I made a donut and pancake to sell at the bakery and it’s going to cost $3”.
Writing – Recount writing and Focus Learning Groups
Today we wrote about an event from our holidays. Some children used a story board to draw pictures of when, where, who and what happened. Other children worked with Mrs Tropeano in a focus group to learn more explicitly the structure of a recount. That is, a recount has an introduction, series of events and conclusion. These children then wrote the introduction for their holiday recount and will continue with this over the coming days.
Inquiry – Environment
This term our inquiry focus is “How do we make our planet happy?” Today we began by exploring what children currently do to look after our planet. They created an artwork using different mediums such as oil pastel, water colours and paint to demonstrate this.
Amber: I look after the planet by having a growth mindset. I pick up rubbish to keep it clean
Mykel: I look after the planet when I pick up rubbish and I put it in the bin
Ezekiel: I am picking up rubbish and I am putting it in the bin so the animals don’t eat it
Kenneth: I keep the planet safe by picking up rubbish and tissues. I put them in the bin
Jayden M: I turn off the lights when I’m going out the house because so then we have more electricity.
Indi: I look after our planet by putting rubbish in the bin because the rubbish makes the world get hurt
Aidan: Don’t cut down trees because we won’t have any oxygen. We could help by planting more trees. We could also stop wasting paper because paper is made from trees so we can only use a bit of paper.
Anh: We can plant flowers
Alphonsa: So I saw this rubbish and then it was flying away so I jumped to grab it and then I put it in the bin and I was like “phew” it didn’t fly away. The animals could get choked in the rubbish.
Jayden B: When someone throw the rubbish in the road the car might crash it so you need to put the rubbish in the bin.
Kylen: I was picking up rubbish and I picked one for each bin. The blue bin is for paper and the red one is for other rubbish and the yellow is for cans and bottles.
Joseph: I’m putting something in the bin and the bins very smelly. If you don’t put your rubbish in the bin it’ll make the earth get sick.
Lily: It’s good for our environment if we pick up rubbish. If we don’t pick up the rubbish then it’ll all go into the floor and the earth won’t like it.
Georgia: I help the planet by picking up rubbish and having fun at the same time. It we don’t pick up the rubbish then some of the animals could get trapped into the rubbish and it hurts the planet and it hurts the animals.
Piol: I look after the planet by picking up rubbish. We have to pick up rubbish because or else the world will get messy.
Felix: I pick up rubbish because it helps our planet because if you throw rubbish around and you don’t pick it up then the whole world will be covered in rubbish.
Manseerat: We need to plant more trees so we get more oxygen.
Lynn: They throwed rubbish on the floor so good people cleaned them up. The planet will get so so sad and it’ll get all tangled.
Anna: I take care of the environment by turning off the lights when I go out of the room so we don’t waste electricity
Kurt: I pick up rubbish so the fish and all the creatures won’t get hurt by it
Aurora: I look after the planet by picking up rubbish and also planting trees with my parents. You need to pick up rubbish so it doesn’t hurt animals and at the beach so it doesn’t go in the water and hurt the fishies and the other sea animals.
Thuy: “I look after the planet when I pick up the rubbish”
Monika: “I clean the planet and sweep and saying to my friends to help me how to clean”.
Annaliese: “I pick up rubbish”
Javeiria: “Those are the rubbish and that is the bin and I am holding the rubbish and I put it in the bin”.
Charlize: “I pick up rubbish at the beach and the park and I also pick up rubbish with my sister sometimes”.
Naomi: “The trees help us to breathe. We can’t cut the trees because they are our environment”.
Avleen: “I look after the environment because I stop picking the flowers now because they help us to smell”.
Deng: “I draw the earth and the sky and the sun”.
Ann: “I look after our environment by picking up rubbish”.
Dion: “I put rubbish in the bin. I pick the wrappers up and put it in the bin”.
Thaison: “I put rubbish in the bin”.
My: “I pick up rubbish”
Bella: “I pick up rubbish and turn off the light”.
Annaliese: “I pick up rubbish and not cut the trees down and I help my garden to grow”.
Davide: “I put rubbish in the bin and when I see someone put rubbish on the floor I say “stop please!””
Alex: “Putting rubbish in the bin”
Liam: “I put rubbish in the bin and the food bin”.
Akemjot: “I pick up rubbish and telling people to put their rubbish in the bin”.
Saanvi: “I turn the lights off and sometimes I forget and then I notice and run back and turn them off”.
This Thursday, 19th of October is casual day. Please bring a plant to donate to the Spring Fair.
This Sunday, 22nd of October is our annual Spring Fair. We are looking for volunteers to work on the lolly stall. Please let us know if you are willing to help!