I am a bucket filler

Filling buckets…

Grace – I fill buckets when i help people.

Athian – I feel buckets when i ask someone if they ok if they are hurt

Richard – I feel buckets because when people look sad i play with them

Gurshaan – I fill buckets by sharing with people

Abel – I help fill buckets by playing with everyone

Massa – I feel somebody bucket if they are alone i sit with someone

Ebony – I feel someones bucket if they are sad i sit with them and i see if they are ok. if they are hurt i help them.

The children then practiced their writing all about bucket filling!!

Smallest number game

To continue with our subtraction we played a game with our friends where we rolled dice and had to try make the lowest number and beat our friends.

Porsha – you take the biggest away from the smallest

Brookyln – we have to get smallest number, i use my fingers to help me count down

Braiden – i got most of the lowest numbers in our game

Ambrose – 2 was my lowest number

Ekkman – 6 take away 4 equals 2

Celina – i am good at this game, the lowest number i git was zero, i am winning

Athian – 5 take away 1 is 4

Richard – i got 4 points, so i got lowest number 4 times…

Abel – 4 take away 4 is just zero so thats the lowest number you get

Deeksha – i got zero awell thats the lowest…4 was the highest number that i got

Raavi – i won three times… 5 take away 2 is 3


Shapes shapes shapes

What we know about shapes?

Gurshaan – the square has 4 sides

Kobe – and the square has 4 corners

williams – this is a square (pointed to a square)

Deeksha – the circle has one side that goes all the way around

Hartley – thats a circle shape

Ivan – there are zero corners on the circle

we then looked at some irregular shapes? what makes it irregular?

Williams – this is triangle, has 3 sides

Kevin – i did a triangle it has 3 sides and i did a circle the circle has 1 side but it doesn’t have a corner. i did a 3D shape too, it is a cube

Gurshaan – i have been making some irregular shapes, this is irregular it has 14 sides

Miss Canala drew a right angle triangle as a provocation

Scarlett – well this is sort of a triangle but not quite, abit different

Massa – yeah looks a little like a triangle.

we then looked at different types of triangles and discussed further.

Anthony – i made a sqaure

Abel – i think it might actually be called a cube, because its 3D shape a square is flat

Athian – mine is a rectangle it has 4 sides


Tom Tom By Rosemary Sullivan

For our writers workshop mini lesson today, we shared a book called Tom Tom.

Dee Huxleys vivid illustrations capture rich, full life of a small boy living in a remote Aboriginal community in Australia’s top end.

Some children were then inspired to share and create a book all about their own lives. They were even excited to share nicknames they have.

Other children decided to spend this time continuing books that they previously begun in writers workshop. All children were continuing their fluency with writing and practicing their ‘author’ skills.

Character Strength – Kindness

One of our Character Strength’s is Kindness. Today R1GC spoke about what Kindness is and how they show kindness throughout the day.

What is Kindness?

Massa: Kindness is helping people that are hurt

Mya: Kindness is sharing with others

Porsha: Showing kindness is like when someone has a toy and the person asks “can I borrow it”, and they dont break it then they’ll be happy

Sophia: Showing kindness is is respecting people and sharing kindness

Navya: Kindness is helping people and doing as much as you can

Grace: Kindness is helping lots of people to be kind and helping them learning to be kind to other people

What are some ways that yous show kindness?

Ivan: I show kindness when i use safe hands

Jason: I show kindness by helping people when they get hurt and if they need help with their l;earning I will help them

Kobe: I show kindness by helping people make things if they can’t make it

Williams: I show kindness when I’m being safe

Micky: I show kindness when I use a safe body

Ebony: I show kindness by sharing stuff and being nice to others and helping people when they get hurt

Lowell: I show kindness when I let someone play with me and I if someone asks me to do something for them then I do it, but not the bad stuff

Braiden: I show kindness by sharing my things with people

Show your kindness today during Investigations…

We explored our learning in Investigations, before we began, Navya explained one more time what kindness is. Ms Canala and Mrs Diotallevi kept a look out for people showing kindness…

Navya: Kind is how you be nice to each other and you smile at people.


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Little Athletics

Every Tuesday morning for 5 weeks we will be involved in Little Athletics clinics. being involved in Athletics gives us a chance to develop our big motor skills as well as improve our balance and coordination.

Have a look at some photos of us getting involved with today’s activity…


Who Am I?

This week, for Shared Reading, we have been reading the book “Ngana Ngai?” (Who Am I?) This is a book written in the Kaurna language and translated in English. The book has facts about native Australian Animals and identifies defining features about them.

We also read a book called Heads and Tails by John Carty. This book was similar in that it gave information about different animals and then we had to guess which animal it was giving clues about.

This week we have been working on producing our own Who am I books.. Have a look at a few me made and read some of our clues.

Athian: Who I am I? I have whiskers, I sleep and roar – I am a lion

Tanish: Who am I? I have a tail, I have spots and I am fast. I am a cheetah

Lina: Who am I, I am a frog

Anthony: I have two legs, I am a duck

Ekmann: Who am I? I have a tail, I have a body, I have four legs, I am a horse

Carmelo: Who am I, I am like something from a movie, I am at the start of king of monsters, I am “the something”

“Lets make a map of our school” Celina suggested

`This afternoon I overheard Celina suggesting to Yasmin that they make a map of the school.

“Yeah! so we can find my cousin…the school is so big you could get lost here” Yasmin added

The girls went and found the tools they needed to make their maps. They collaboratively gathers pencils, textas, scissors, clipboards and white paper.

“there is a Center…go to the short cut to the log park” Yasmin said

“the playground is where you start, follow it round and round all the way to the center” Celina

Why would we need a map of the school? I asked.

“um because then you can follow it, you can teach people like Yasmin’s cousin about which way to go” Celina said

“or if you want to find my cousin you can look at all these places for him” Yasmin added

“the school has changed though, there is some dug up parts. there is orange all around so you can’t walk through a short cut way, you have to change where you go” Celina shared her observations of change within our school

“yeah i saw that, i don’t know why its all dug up, i saw the diggers then digging it up maybe they are making it not bumpy any more” Yasmin said

“I feel like they are going to plants some flowers, like bright yellow ones because its spring” Celina said

“oh log park we have to draw log park” Yasmin suggested

“we should be able to find my cousin now” Yasmin said

**photos to come…