“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…

 

 

Expressing our thinking through clay

Our thinking and excitement about Space continues from Ekmann’s first question about ‘how does the moon shine?’….

Clay was available and immediately Christina, Abel, Krish and Williams began to engage with the clay.

Abel said “i am going to make a sun and then i think ill make another planet probably Jupiter, or Neptune. Neptune is the last planet”

Krish “there is 8 planets!”

Abel “um no actually there are 7 planets”

Abel “earth, Venus, mars

Krish “Saturn, Uranus”

Abel “and Neptune and Jupiter”

Krish ” oh you were right that’s seven i cant think of any others”

As the boys moldeled the clay they continued their discussion of space.

Krish “the sun should be the biggest, it is bigger than all the planets”

Christina “ill make the rocket to get to space”

Abel “just mold the clay”

Krish “Mold? whats mold?” Abel “here watch this, see what i am doing…its called molding”

Krish “ill make mars…i think its probably a large planet”

Krish “it is the whole solar system”

Scarlett and Massa came walking over to the group of children exploring clay, they listened and watched before getting their own clay and clay tools.

Massa “ill make the moon”

Scarlett “ill make a rocket with Christina, we need two so lots of people can go to space”

Krish “so is pluto a planet”

Abel “no i dont think so, some are made of rocks or gas, some are hot and some are col”

Krish “Earth is right in the middle and the other planets move around the earth”

This group then shared their thinking and making with the group.

they will revisit and paint once dry i look forward to seeing the finished product!!

Can I Pray with My Eyes Open?

Today we read the book “Can I Pray with My Eyes Open” by Susan Taylor Brown.

The book spoke about it being okay to pray anywhere, at anytime and in any way. We reflected on the different ways we pray.

How do you pray?

Richard: You can pray when you’re in an aeroplane

Ebony: Do you know I pray every night before bed

Navya: I pray with my eyes open when I go to sleep, I pray for my mum and my dad and Shashant and my little tiny brother, his name is Reyansh.

Grace: I pray with my eyes closed and I put my hands together like I’m saying “Amen”. I pray for lots of things in the whole world and my best friend Rhee and everyone

Sophia: I prayer from God and for everything

Porsha: When I pray I close my eyes and I pray to God that my friends are so nice and so good

Jason: When my dad was sick I was praying for him to get better soon.

Brooklynne: I pray when I’m on the tube because then it’s easier

Christina: I prayed when I went camping

Lina: I pray when I’m watching movies because I love movies, they’re my favourite

Williams: I pray for playing soccer

Deeksha and Ekmann spoke about praying to different Gods…

Deeksha: I pray by doing the Namaste – it’s from the north of India

Ekmann: I pray by sitting and first I do the father the son, the holy spirit Amen and then I sit and pray

Deeksha: she prays sometimes to Jesus and sometimes to her God, I pray always to my God

Ekmann: My God is always in my heart when I pray

We reflected by writing our own prayers and thinking about the different ways which we pray…

 

 

Our Buddy Assembly

Today we performed our assembly to the whole school. We have been practicing our dances and our words for the whole week! A huge congratulations to all of the children involved in the assembly. You did a fantastic job!

What was your favourite part of the Buddy Assembly?

Michael: I liked the prayer dance

Deeksha: I liked the Diwali dance

Sophia: I loved the dance

Gurshaan: I liked it because lots of people had a speaking part

Mya: I liked the part when everybody was dancing

Ivan: I liked the dance

Navya: My favourite part was doing my reading part

Porsha: My favourite was everyone coming to our assembly

HALLOWEEN

What is Halloween?

Dylan – i celebrate. you wear a costume and go trick treating

Celina – trick or treating go to peoples houses

Abel – you ask people trick or treat

Athian – they give you candy

Richard – its a scary day and get candy’s try scare people

Gurshaan – they think because scary things might come so its like a way to stop scary things coming on this day

Andrew – on Halloween wear scary costumes

 

DATA COLLECTION -TREATS

Inspired by Halloween we did some data collection about our favorite treats!

Scarlett- the most was skittles

Abel – yes skittles was the most, there was 12 people

Adhip – milkway was not popular, zero people

Dylan – skittles had 6 people on mine

yasmin – only 4 people liked the kit kats

Athian – 14 liked kit kat

Andrew – 11 people liked the kit kats it was the highest

Kevin – o liked the gummy snakes

Deeksha – the lollipops were not popular they were zero

Tanish – the skittles were the most they were 12

 

 

LITERACY WEDNESDAY

Today we spent alot of time with our buddies in preparation for our assembly – it is this FRIDAY 1ST NOVEMBER 9am in the hall. We hope you can make it 🙂

WRITERS WORKSHOP

Mini lesson – sentence starters.

Krish said “i think ill make a book called the three little pigs today”

Michael was focusing on his lion book and writing amazing sentences. he was thinking about a problem that could happen in his story.

Gurshaan is beginning a new book called ‘the life of prison!’

 

LIBRARY

We read the book – A home for Luna by Stef Gemmill

We then borrowed new readers and stories to share at home with you all.

 

COME READ WITH ME

We spent some time reading with a friend, on our own or with a teacher!! We practiced our fluency and expression.

 

Information Texts

Today during Literacy we had a chance to write an information text about an animal we like. We began by drawing our animals and labeling their features. We focussed on listening to the sounds in words to help us write them. After we had labelled the animals we wrote some sentences describing the animal. When writing sentences we used a range of descriptive words to describe what our animals look liked, sound like and move like.

Learning Through Play

Why do we learn through play?

Learning through play is fun, messy, experiential and authentic! We love Investigation time because it gives us an opportunity to express ourselves and learn in a way that we enjoy and that has meaning to us. Through play we develop our social and emotional well being. We think critically and creatively and we develop our understanding of the world around us.

Sports day!!!

We had such a fun day at sports day today. Excellent teamwork all. Well done to TRAVERS

for winning the sports day overall!

Celina – the running race was fun!

Athian – i really liked the basketball hoops

Lowell – I liked doing the  relay

Kevin – i liked the obstacle race

Raavi – i liked race too

Mya – i liked doing the race

Ivan – relay was good

Deeksha – when Celina gave us all some food yummy

Abel – i liked the running

Yasmin – the stepping cups

Tanish – i liked the jumping over the hurdles

Kobe – i liked sharp shooters

Navya – i liked the relay best

Anthony – i like sharp shooters

Ivy – i like running race

Williams – i like running race