NATIONAL RECONCILIATION WEEK
We looked at the world map.
Do you know any countries?
Gurshaan: i know Mexico
Ivan: El Savador
Where do we live?
Athian then came up and pointed to Australia on the map for us all to see.
We then looked at two pictures of the Australian maps.
Which part of Australia do we live?
We then looked at the Map of Indigenous Australia and noticed the differences. We spoke about the people coming from England on boats to Australia. The people from England starting building roads, houses, buildings etc. They changed Australia they told the Aboriginal people “you have to speak English now”.
How do you think the Aboriginal people feel?
Fatumata: They could have asked the Aboriginal people if it is ok to build those things
Michael: they could ask them, speak English
Kobe: they could have asked by trying to speak Aboriginal language
Tanish: they would feel sad
Ivan: angry too
Navya: they would be frustrated about their homes
Sophia: sad (about not speaking their language)
This is apart of why we celebrate reconciliation week – to say we are sorry this happened.
Why is it important?
Kobe: to be sorry they were sad, angry and upset. they might feel like this for the rest of their lives, we are sorry.
Tanish: sorry that you had to use English when you wanted to use your language so we had say sorry that you are sad
Navya: i think we should say sorry to the Kaurna people for taking their land
Porsha: when they moved into the Australia, then other people come
The children then did their own reflection about ‘National Reconciliation’….
Mission day prayer – practice our Mass songs.
‘so good to me’
- Krish – Dear God i help people who dont have everything AMen
- Navya – Dear God, thanks for the whole world Amen
- Dylan – Thank you for whole world, i love teachers Amen
- Tanish – Dear God thank you for the whole school and my family Amen
- Brookyln – thanks for all the pets and my friends Amen
SHARED READING/COME READ WITH ME
Shared reading text: Willy and Hugh
Focus: tommy tracker and Rhyming words
Then we practiced our reading with a friend, a teacher or on our own.
R1TD are off to Music and PE classes 🙂
INVESTIGATIONS IN R1MS AND R1EQ
R1GC joined R1MS and R1EQ for Investigtaions…
- ‘Snails trail’ as a follow on from ‘Athian, Ivan and Abels’ discovery of snails and slugs earlier this week….
Provocation provided in the classroom to continue this interest and possible further inquiry.
Athian went straight over and he used the microscope to look at the pictures of the snails in the information book.
Athian: snails like to eat leaves I think…I am not sure if the slug does. The slug would get really cold.
Teacher: why do you think that?
Athian: because no shell like the snail
Athian: look here is the snail have eggs, baby snail come out of eggs…maybe we will see eggs at log park
Teacher: what else do you think we will find in the garden at log park
Athian: maybe some bees
Teacher: what do you think they like where they live?
Athian: slugs and snails like the rocks and the leaves and the mud and they have a rest there and not too hot not too cold
- balloons (Scarlett’s inquiry)
- wondering table
- Yasmin ‘i found a feather…i wonder which bird it comes from?’
Ivan, Ebony and Yasmin were immediately drawn to the provocation ‘how the birds got their colours?’
Teacher: What do you notice about feathers?
Yasmin: they are all different
Yasmin: um some have spots, some are black some are other colours
Yasmin: I think I am going to make a bird, I know this bird, I see this bird outside withmy dad sometime, I like the pink ofn this bird (Galah picture)
Do you know what this time of bird is?
Yasmin: no I don’t know I just see them
Yasmin: I have this type of bird at home in a cage (Canary). If I put music on for my bird it will start singing nicely.
Teacher: How do you care for them?
Yasin: they like lots of seeds, I watch my mum feed the bird.
Yasmin: I am going to draw a pink
Navya: I saw a bird with black spots
Teacher: Do you know the names of any birds?
Navya: a hawk
Yasmin: I know a canary and cockatiel
Yasmin: I love to watch the birds on the oval, they look down at the grass, I think they are looking for food
Ebony: I am making a bird ‘cack cack cack’…a loud bird
Yasmin: oh I know that bird, its this type of bird (she held up a picture of a magpie)
Teacher: a magpie
Yasmin: oh a magpie…yeah they are abit annoying
Yasmin: I love this one, it’s a parrot…P for Parrot!
- Teachers dramatic play
Don’t forget it is Mission day tomorrow.
Casual day for a Gold coin donation.
Mission day activities commence at 1pm
Tokens available from 10c-$5 all money raised will go to Fred’s Van, Catherine House and Loreto Vietnam.