The children were engaged with a range of play based learning this morning involving bee inquiry, book making, crafts, blocks, lego, group games and origami!
We went onto the playground to practice our balance, climbing and get our heart rates moving!!!
Grace – in the story he finally decided to share the money
Sophia – when he came down to Jesus, he ran to his house
Porsha – Zecchuas climbed up the tree he was spying on Jesus
Michael – he didn’t see him as bad, Jesus still talked to him and be his friends
Abel – Zecchuas gave money back that he took from people
Lowell – dear God, thank you for the zoo Amen
Celina – Dear God thank you for Grace because she is a good friend Amen
Following on from Abel and Raavi’s interest of bees and Honey we decided to do a whole class inquiry…
Abel introduced the lesson –
“Bees take pollen from some flowers, they take nectar, then take it to the hive to turn it into honey in the beehive… they take the orange things off of the flower…the pollen…they take more pollen and put it onto other flowers with no pollen”
Navya – the bees have to vomit the pollen out and into another bees mouth
Abel – bees go different directions to the sun and move differently to talk to each other
Tanish – their body points at the flowers
Richard – they have to help each other, teamwork, they get it from flower, like a sunflower
Deeksha – they flapped their wings to make the honey thicker
Massa – they needed 80 bees to make honey in team work
The biggest number i know is….
Williams – 1,000
Yasmin – 1 billion
Ekman – one trillion
Athian – 100
Kevin – 1 billion
Krish – 100 billion
Kobe – 99, trillion
Probability – Won’t happen and Will happen
Deeksha – brain food
Ivan – see the sun
Fatumata – eat lunch
Abel – investigations
Kobe – library
Porsha – snow
Mya – the easter bunny won’t visit
Tanish – animals come running through the door
Lowell – a bomb go off at school
Ebony – santa won’t visit us
we have new books that we borrowed – we cant wait to share them with you tonight!
Teachers used this time for some 1.1 guided reading with students!
The shared reading book focus was looking at visual literacy.
Continued with our book making. Mini lesson – BLURBS
Tanish recorded a blurb on the back of his book and shared this with a group of students, we then looked at the back of other books and noticed the blurbs!
SPECKS OF GOLD
Deeksha: My speck of gold was playing hide and seek
Porsha: My speck of Gold was learning about the bees
Celina: Going to the library and reading with my teacher
Kobe; My speck of gold was borrowing books in the library
Massa: My speck of gold was playing at the playground.
In numeracy we discussed everyday situations that will happen or won’t happen. We then played a game where we had a sign saying “Won’t happen” on one side of the classroom and another saying “will happen” and we had to go to the sign we agree with. For example, will it snow today? Will Easter Bunny visit us today?
Some of us wrote stories based on our shared reading text “I went walking”
R/1TCD: Literacy/phonics games and brainstorming f and fl words
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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!!
The children explored photobooth with different ’emotions’
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.
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….’
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.
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
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.
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
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.