Monday, 23rd September, 2019 – Week Ten, Term Three

Welcome to Week Ten! We hope you have a lovely final week of Term Three!

This week our letter of the week is F.

What words do you know that start with F?

Fatumata: Fun and funny

Athian: Fish

Krish: Fight

Ivan: Fire

Jason: Floor and fish

Navya: Fatumata

INVESTIGATIONS

We explored our interests during Investigations.

PRAYER

Porsha: Dear God, Thank you for my beautiful teachers, Amen

Ekmann: Dear God, Thank you for the team, Amen

Sophia: Thank you God for my lovely friends and teachers, Amen

Fatumata: Dear God, thank you for my family, Amen

COME READ WITH ME

We read our books with our teachers and friends.

SPORTS AND SPANISH – R1GC

SPANISH AND WRITER’S WORKSHOP – R1 TD

MINDFULNESS

Today for mindfulness we listened to Mrs Finos read The Very Itchy Bear by Nick Bland.

While she was reading we did some mindfulness drawings of what the pictures in the story might look like.

FITNESS

REFLECTION

We ended the day by reflecting on our literacy learning so far this semester.

Friday, 20th September, 2019 – Week Nine, Term Three

ASSEMBLY

We enjoyed an assembly by 2JW and 5/6HM.

FITNESS

After assembly we went for some fitness on the playground.

PRAYER

Deeksha: Thank you for my mum because she cooks for me when I need food, Amen

Williams: Thank you for my dad taking me to the shops, Amen

Raavi: Thank you God for the flowers, Amen

Sophia: Thank you God for everyone that is nice to me, Amen

Yasmin: Dear God, Thank you for my friend Raavi, Amen

Shylah: Thank you for my brother, Amen

BUCKET FILLING

We spoke some more about Bucket Filling.

I am a Bucket Filler when…

Jason: I help someone that is hurt

Fatumata: I help my class and other peopole I dont know and the teachers

Navya: Someone is alone and I ask them to play with me

Deeksha: I include other people in games’

Tanish: I am kind

Porsha: Someone’s sick and I be kind to them

Lowell: help everyone with everything

Celina: I play with people

WRITER’S WORKSHOP

When we finished our reflections we continued our Writer’s Workshop.

MINDFULNESS

INVESTIGATIONS

SPECKS OF GOLD

Ekmann: Muy speck of gold was doing prayer

Deeksha: My speck of gold was playing hide and seek with Ekmann and Ravleen

Lina: my speck of gold was Micky and Lowell playing with me all day

Celina: My speck of gold was going to assembly

Williams: My speck of gold was playiong at the playground

Massa: My speck of gold was filling the bucket

Anthony: My speck of gold was playing in the sandpit

Thursday, 19th September, 2019 – Week Nine, Term Three

INVESTIGATIONS

We began our day by continuing our learning in Investigations. We explored by making castles, learning about bees and honey, exploring spring, our emotions and belonging. We worked as a team and showed our learning powers and character strengths while learning.

SHARED READING

We watched a version of the fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk, we compared what was similar and different from the book we read earlier this week…

What was different in the stories?

Fatumata: The man did a green bean but it was a red one

Abel: Jack’s mother with the axe was going to cut the stalk down but in the other story Jack cut it down

Sophia: There was a different type of cow

What was the same in the stories?

Lowell: The giant fell down the beanstalk

Porsha: It was a boy giant in both

Navya: The bean stalk was the same

Sophia: The castle was the same

PRAYER

Navya: Dear God, Tahnk you for my family because theyre always nice to me

Deeksha: I’m grateful for my dad because he makes breakfast for me

Gurahaan: Thank you God for my mum because she packs up my lunchbox

Ivy: Thank you for Yasmin and Raavi

Ekmann: Dear God, Thank you for my mum because she always cooks food for me

Celina: Dear God, Thank you for Yasmin, Ivy and Ebony because they’re my best friends and they always look after me, Amen

COME READ WITH ME

SPORTS AND MUSIC – R1TD

FITNESS, BUCKET FILLING AND WRITER’S WORKSHOP – R1GC

While R1TD were at Sports and Music, R1GC went to fitness.

When we returned to class we watched a video story about Bucket Filling.

We spoke about what it felt like to have a full bucket and what it felt like to have an empty bucket.

What can you do to fill someones bucket?

Once we had finished reflecti

MINDFULNESS

NUMERACY

We spoke about our birthdays and what we do on our birthdays.

What do you do on your birthday?

Sophia: You need some decorations

Krish: We go somewhere and celebrate it in another country

Deeksha: On my birthday when I was 7 I put some decorations up and invited my friends so we could have some cake

Tanish: I put a birthday song on my laptop

Anthony: I was sitting at the couch

Abel: On my birthday, I make a barbeque

Mya: On my birthday I get a cake

Lowell: On my birthday I had some balloons

Navya: On my birthday I hang out with my family

We reflected about our birthdays. Some of us wrote about how old we are and when our birthdays are…

SPECKS OF GOLD

Celina: My speck of gold was playing with Yasmin

Lowell: My speck of gold was going to the playground

 

Wednesday 18th September, week 9 term 3

LEARNING THROUGH PLAY

A range of play based learning was set up in an engaging way for the children to freely explore this morning. The provocations linked to student interests, conversations and the Australian Curriculum.

 

Belonging

our mascot – Tamoo and how do we show belonging?!!

Bees and Honey

Jason – they make honey in a beehive…lots of bees need to do it they get flowers to make the honey inside a beehive.

It tasted very sweet…like maple syrup but sweeter.

Kobe – bees make the honey by getting blossoms from flowers and turn it into honey…they are honeybees and make honey for people.

Gurshaan – the honey was sweet, so sweet, I liked it. I think the bees go to bee plants and get honey from the plant to make honey. I think they put it inside the beehive

Abel – its so sweet!! I like it. I think if you ar sick put some honey and lemon in a cup, this will make you not sick.

Kobe – yes honey and lemon tea can actually help you to fall asleep, I tried and fell asleep in one minute.

Abel – bees have stings! To protect their beehive and protect their honey. They take some nectar from the flowers, I saw nectar for real. Inside the flower is tiny orange parts that breaks into flour, this is nectar. They use this and turn it into the honey in a beehive.

Dancing

Strawberries/foods from plants

Michael – the green part is abit sour

Richard – this one is sweet and juicy I think because it’s a nice red one

Krish – I like the strawberries

Andrew – its so healthy!

Michael – there are so many seeds, the seeds are actuall on the outside

Krish – see look at the very small seeds

Michael – I think flowers grow the strawberries

Krish – like sunflowers

Michael – see these leaves here, the green part…well the strawberry grows from there. Its green first then it ripes to red

Richard – ripe and red then you eat!! Yum!!

Feelings/photo booth

The children explored photobooth with different ’emotions’

Spring paintings/blossoms

Raavi – i like to see all the pink and purple flowers in spring

Yasmin – on the trees out there, outside, now its changed to pink and white flowers. its changed because its nearly on summer

Navya – its spring! flowers bloom in Spring! Sunflowers grow!

Can you build a castle?

 

 

PRAYER – I AM SPECIAL

We sung a ‘i am special song’ and ‘this little light of mine’
Porsha – Dear God thank you for my teacher Miss Canala Amen

Gurshaan- Thank you for my sister because she helps me to play on her laptop Amen

Athian – Thank you God for my sister because she helps me to learn Amen

Lina – Dear God thank you for my mum Amen

Williams – Thank you God for everyone being a good team Amen

‘Massa: Dear God thank you for my family Amen

 

MADE IN THE IMAGE OF GOD

We read the book ‘rudie nudie’ by Emma Quay and spoke about how we are all made in the image of God and discussed boys and girls.

This was then recorded by each child.

FITNESS

Go our heart rates up and our bodies moving!! Keeping fit is good for our minds, health, wellbeing and bodies 🙂

MATHS- TIME FOCUS

We wrote and/or drew a reflection about ‘In the morning I… In the night I….’

MINDFULNESS

LIBRARY

We read the story Dumazi and the big yellow Lion written by Valanga Khoza.

The children then chose new readers and story books to share with you tonight! Please remember to bring these into school each day so we can also read with your child.

WRITERS WORKSHOP

We continued our books today…

SPECKS OF GOLD

Today my speck of Gold was….

Lowell: My speck of gold was playing at the playground

Athian: My speck of gold was being a good team

Navya: My speck of gold was doping Writer’s Workshop

Massa: My speck of gold was being a team

Porsha: My speck of gold was being a bucket filler

Ekmann: My speck of gold was doing Writer’s Workshop with Ravleen

Deeksha: My speck opf gold was going to the library

 

Thank you for a fun day, see you in the morning 🙂

Tuesday Week 9, Term 3

Tuesday 17th September

Today we had a busy but fun day with lots of learning! We started the morning by singing a song about our letter of the week “s” and counting how many “s” words we could hear and see in the song. We then followed singing with fitness on the playground.

 

After fitness we completed some numeracy work on time. We discussed and reflected on what types of activities we do on Tuesdays.

Prayer

Writer’s Workshop

R/1GC: Music

R/TD: Literacy games based on letter sounds and sight word. Some of the activities included making sight words out of play dough, making the alphabet puzzle, using the dictionary to write “s” words on whiteboards and sight words bingo

Investigations

After mindfulness we worked with our peers to complete activities such as planting sunflower seeds (to match our theme of Spring and the letter of the week), looking through books to investigate clothes appropriate for Spring, creating with lego and making figurines from our shared reading text “Jack and the Beanstalk”. At the end of the day we continued our Spring theme and letter of the week by sharing strawberries.

 

 

Moon Lantern Festival

Have a look at our highlights from today…

INVESTIGATIONS

Can you show Belonging during Investigations?

What is Belonging?

Navya: Belonging is being kind and loving to each other

Ekmann: Belonging is making good choices

Grace: Belonging is helping your friends

Lina: Belonging is caring

How did you show Belonging during Investigations?

Athian: I showed belonging I was making a Lego city with Ivan

Mya: I was showing Belonging when I was making a phone with my friends

Ebony: I showed belonging by sharing the laptop and letting them have turns on the laptop

Michael: I used belonging because I made a Lego cart for Anthony

Navya: I was showing Belonging when I was playing with Scarlett and Ekmann

Yasmin: I showed belonging by helping my friends to write

Kobe: I showed belonging by letting Jason watch me on the laptop

Tanish: I showed belonging by helping Ivan build the Lego city

Scarlett: I showed belonging when I played dolls with Navya

Richard: I used belonging because I played with people and I help them

PRAYER

Porsha: Dear thank you for my friends Amen

Lina: Dear God thank you for Grace she makes me laugh Amen

Lowell: Dear God for my friends Amen

Grace: Dear God for the dragons it makes me laugh Amen

Kobe: Dear God thank you for this light of mine i like it a lot Amen

Navya: Dear God for the dragons and all the beautiful lanterns we made Amen

Sophia: Dear God thank you for Porsha she makes me happy she helps me Amen

SHARED LUNCH

SPECKS OF GOLD

Christina: My speck of gold was the whole school day

Fatumata: My speck of gold was the moon lanterns

Athian: My speck of gold was being a good team

Williams: My speck of gold was everyone being a team

Hartley: My speck of gold was playing

Lina: My speck of gold was Grace being nice to me

Navya: My speck of gold was seeing the dragon

Abel: My speck of gold was the shared lunch

Ekmann: My speck of gold was the assembly

Celina: My speck of gold was playing with Yasmin

 

Thursday, 12th September, 2019 – Week Eight, Term Three

FITNESS

We went outside to enjoy the sun for Fitness this morning. We played “What’s the time Mr Wolf”.

NUMERACY

We explored time provocations during Numeracy

What did you learn about time?

Athian: I did 100 push ups until the timer ran out

Fatumata: I was making a clock and the time is half past 10

Korbyn: I was playing with the clock

Ivan: I made a clock and it says 5 o’clock, the big hand is at the 12 and the small hand is at the 5

Tanish: I made a moving clock, I cut out two triangles and I put them to move and make different times.

 

PRAYER

Micky: Dear God, Thank you for the zoo, Amen

Lowell: Dear God, Thank you for the fish, Amen

Grace: Dear God, Thank you for my friends, Amen

Massa: Dear God, Thank you for my mum and dad and my house, Amen

Fatumata: Thank you for the food because it makes people healthy, Amen

Lina: Dear God, Thank you for the playground, Amen

Richard: Thank you for my dada because he takes me fishing, Amen

COME READ WITH ME

SPORTS AND MUSIC – R1TD

INVESTIGATIONS IN THE VILLAGE – R1GC

R1GC went to the Village for Investigations.

MINDFULNESS

INVESTIGATIONS

SPECKS OF GOLD

Porsha: My speck of gold was going to the Village

Kobe: My speck of gold was playing Happy Snakes on the laptop

Ebony My speck of gold is going to the Village and making the flower for Miss Canala and playing with playdough

Micky: My speck of gold is going to the playground

Anthony: My speck of gold was playing on the laptop, Michael helped me with the password

Christina: My speck of gold was being in a team everyday

Wednesday 11th September, week 8 term 3

Good morning everyone. We started the day off by greeting each other and singing some nursery rhymes.

 

MATHS – TIME

We looked at an analogue clock.

what do we see?

Abel – the big hand means o’clock

Fatumata – a small hand

Scarlett – numbers

Deeksha – numbers from 1-12

We then worked together as a team to tell the time using analogue clock (focused on o’clock times)

There was then a range of play based, hands on learning for the children to explore their thinking around time and share their ideas with each other.

After our time play we discussed our learning…

Porsha – I was making a clock out of paper and I was making sure I put a little hand and a big hand

Grace – I made a clock out of paper too, I needed put times from 1-12. I put a moon and a sun so you know if morning or night.

Gurshaan – I made a standing clock

Ekmann – I drew clocks and looking at books about time. I noticed the different times.

Tanish – I was using the timers to see how many exercises I could do.

Sophia – I was making a clock and I made it a kitty one. I put numbers like 1 and 10 and 12.

FITNESS

Whats the time Mr Wolf Fitness!! This was a fun and easy way to get our heart rates up, laugh and practice our time learning!!

 

RELIGION MITIOG – I AM SPECIAL

 

We listened to the story and song about why we are all unique and special!

I am special because…

Navya: I am confident

Deeksha: I am good at reading

Porsha: i like my hair and have nice hair

Massa: i am a happy person

Richard: I am special because I help people

Ekmann: I am special because I can write

Fatumata: I am special because do gymnastics

we then recorded why we think we are special.

INVESTIGATIONS

The children were also loving having access to the outdoor space and the sandpit in this lovely sunshine today. We saw children making bubble mixtures, blowing bubbles, making a beach, digging for dinosaur bones plus lots more!!

 

 

MINDFULNESS

Rainbow breathing and a time to be calm listening to restful music.

 

WRITERS WORKSHOP

We read the book “I wonder why?” by Loris Rock and Christopher Corr

We are all so curious in our class, just like in the story, so we reflected on things that we also wonder about.

I wonder….

Deeksha: where does the wind go and come from?

Celina: about flowers…how do they grow?

Lina: why does the sun come up?

Tanish: how is the paper made?

Deeksha then reminded her friends that when you have a question you need to add a question mark at the end of it. we looked at question marks and practiced writing them!

 

LIBRARY

We listened to a story and then borrowed our new readers and library book.

 

SPECKS OF GOLD

Today my speck of gold was….

Porsha: Was patting miss unicorn

Hartley: playing on the playground

Williams: finding a little rock

Korbyn: playing outside

Christina: being in a good team together

Yasmin: going to the library

Thank you for a lovely day, enjoy the sunshine and we will see you all tomorrow 🙂