Today we introduced a new Shared Reading Text, ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear’ by Eric Carle. This book will be our focus Shared Reading text for the next two weeks. We will draw our literacy learning from this text, exploring sounds and high frequency words from within the text. We will also draw on writing techniques, and styles within the text as an opportunity to build our literacy knowledge and apply this knowledge when creating our own books during Writer’s Workshop.
Miss Moore – ‘What is this special mark here?
Carlee – ‘a question mark!’
Miss Moore – ‘Who can predict what picture will be on the next page?’
Alexandros – ‘A black sheep.’
Today our focus word was ‘see’. The children waited in anticipation as we read each page and septs our listening ears and looking eyes out for the word ‘see’ which appeared on just about every page!
After the children moved off to finish a sentence beginning with ‘I see…’ in their own Writer’s Workshop books.
Today we practiced our prayer Mass songs as a whole school for our whole school mass on Wednesday.
Sharing Our Learning
R1FD sat in a circle and shared our work with one another. This activity encouraged children to develop their oral language skills, peer relationships and confidence within out learning area.
Keeping Safe Child Protection Curriculum
Today we explored out feelings. We discussed what feelings are and what different feelings we know. The children looked at a variety of emojis and shared their ideas about how they thought that particular emoji was feeling. Here were some of our suggestions…
‘Gerald the giraffe longs to dance, but his legs are too skinny and his neck is too long. His knees buckle whenever he tries to twirl. At the Jungle Dance, the warthogs waltz, the chimps cha-cha, and the lions tango. “Giraffes can’t dance,” they all jeer when it’s Gerald’s turn to prance. But there is one little creature who believes in Gerald. “Everything makes music,” the cricket explains, “if you really want it to.” So Gerald starts swaying to his own sweet tune.’
Together we read ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’ by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker – Rees. As we read through the text we stopped each time we noticed the Gerald was feeling a different way. The children shared their ideas about the shifts in the Gerald’s emotions.
The children then recorded how they were feeling in their Learning Journals…
Mini Literacy – Sound Revision
To finish our day we went through our four sounds that we have been working on through the last five weeks. As a group we read the sounds, Ss, Aa, Tt, Pp. We focused on reading the sounds as a group and thought of words that begin with our sounds.