Today we continued our learning on space and explored what we know about the moon through our hundred languages. We recapped on what the hundred languages mean.
Libby: The 100 languages is that don’t have to just one thing you have to do anything.
Kelly: The 100 languages are 100 hands, like we can do loads of things but more than 100
Winnie: The 100 languages is we talk 100 different languages
Sukhman: 100 playing and 100 learning
Sampann: We can write any language we know
Here is what the children know:
Sukhman: I know about the moon because we can jump on the moon.
Latin: I know about the moon because there is no air and no water on there.
Isaac: I know its white.
Khang: Jesus makes the moon.
Jake: It has a lot of bumps.
Sampann: The moon has circles and its colour is dark blue and white.
Libby: I know that its not actually made out of cheese.
Winnie: The moon is big.
Llana: I know about the moon that its in the sky and the sun goes down and the moon goes up when its night time.
Cooper R: The moon is in space.
Krish: It is big and it is dark.
Shirley: I know about the moon that it has lots of stars around it.
Kelly: i know that people think it’s made out of cheese but it’s made out of rock.
India: It just lights up.
Kayla: It shows us when its night time.
Dimi: I know about the moon that it’s grey and it has stars on it like.
Kristina: I know about the moon because we can jump on it.
Olivia W: When you look in the sky the moon is there.
Nina: The moon is in the sky.
Mia: The moon has stars.
Aiden: The moon is at the sky and you can go in the sky to get in there and see whats inside it.
Deakyn: Because its gravity and you can jump high.
Mason: You can build a space ship and go on it.
Sienna: The moon is all white and sometimes it gets shorter and shorter every day and sometimes it gets shorter and some times when its a circle it gets back again.
Zac: The moon is very cold.
Mary: When its far away from the earth its much smaller but when its closer to the earth it much more big.
Ajoh: The moon is in dark and it makes everything so shiny and really light and to get more like because when its dark other wise you can’t see anything and when the sun goes down then the moon goes back.
Ella: Moons around the earth.
Hannah: Its a little bit big. It has holes in side it.
Mackie: The moon is in the sky.
Kayden: I know the that when its dark the moon is making it dark.
Ebony: It can shine.
Eva: It has holes in it.
We then came back to the mat to reflect on the information we had learnt.
We are offering a parent information session to provide a detailed overview of the Made in the Image of God program.
Date: Tuesday 8 August 2017
Venue: Staff Room
The ‘Made in the Image of God’ program was developed by the Catholic Education Office as part of our Religious Education and Health Curriculum.
This program follows four themes:
The aims of the Made in the Image of God Program
This program is intended to:
Promote and encourage behaviours founded on Christian values
Foster loving commitments and social responsibility
Recognises sexuality as integral to the person
Gives clear and accurate information about sexual gender identity, puberty / adolescence, and human reproduction within the context information
Explores the spiritual, physical, moral, psychological, social and cultural dimensions of human sexuality
Fosters values related to self respect and self esteem, as well as those pertaining to the human dignity of all persons, develops responsibility for personal choices and action and gives an appreciation of the importance of family life
Affirms the value and dignity of human life inviting students to be aware of Church teaching in order that they may gain knowledge and appreciation of its wisdom
We talked about how Australia is a very diverse country.
What does diverse mean?
Rowena: How people come from different places
Kayla: Different places
Jake: Coming from a different place and then living in Australia
Dimi: I think it means going to school.
Kayden: I think diverse means you leave your home and then you have to move away.
Diverse means different. Australia is a diverse place. There is so many different people in Australia that come from different places. Our school has many different cultures and we like to celebrate this.
Where is your family from? The children who known their family heritage shared.
Miss Valk: Germany
Miss Moore: England
Olivia W: El Salvador
Ajoh: South Sudan
Jake: Where is your family from Mr Urdanof?
Mr Urdanof: Ireland, Germany, Russia, Lebanon
We started to mark on the world map where all our families are from. The children might come home tonight asking what your family heritage is. Please let us know so we can mark in on the map.
We will be exploring this further over the term. We are collecting greetings from all the different countries we are from. If you can write these down and how they are pronounced and send in with the children that will be helpful.
Today we read a story together called ‘I see the moon‘, it took us on a journey with a character who travelled across the world and into outer space. She knew she was safe because she believed and knew that God was also with her.
We got to a point in the book where Miss Moore asked ‘What is always with her?’, here are some of our responses?
Kaleb: the wind
Yianni: And God
Chelsea: the sun
Kelly: the light
Here are some of our thoughts about God, and how he is always with us.
Van: God can help you when you don’t know where to go
India: we can do a prayer for God
Grace: We can say to God that we love him.
Sienna: We can say nice things to God.
We did some writing today that said ‘God loves me’ and drew pictures of when God is with us.
We know there are 7 days in a week and 12 months in a year. We know that this is a kind of time. We know that there are 4 seasons in a year. We are learning about seconds in a minute, minutes in an hour, and hours in a day.
Miss Moore taught us and now we know that there are 24 hours in a day (Jake). We know that there are 60 minutes in an hour (Deakyn and Jake). We know that in each minute there are 60 seconds (Rowena).
We know that in a day the hands on the clock go around the whole clock two times (India). We know that the recess bell goes at 11 O’Clock.
Jake wakes up at 8:0o. Sienna wakes up at 6:00, most people in our class wake up between 6:00 and 7:30. Today we started to talk about half times, like 7:30.
We worked together to create our daily timetable and we introduced am and pm times and discussed what they mean. Here is what we thought happened at different times of our day.
7:00am Wake Up
7:30am Eat Breakfast
8:30am Leave for school
8:50am School Starts
3:00 School Finishes
6:00pm Bath Time and brush teeth
7:30pm Bed Time
In every house people do things at different times! Here are our interpretations of our own days that we created in our black books…
Today we started to develop our learning about iMovie and how to use it to show our learning. In investigations today some children showed their learning by making videos on the laptops. Libby is a CHILDEXPERT in iMovie and was able to teach some other students in their play. As a class we went through iMovie, how to find it, use it, and make new projects.
We learnt how to open iMovie, and how to start a new project. Miss Moore showed us step by step about how to add in photos, music, and videos and add in special effects.We learnt how to add writing to our videos as well.
Mr Urdanoff has asked the Village to create a film to celebrate NAIDOC week, here are some of our ideas to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people!
Sienna: Put Aboriginal stuff in there, the things we do in investigations.
Shirley: Aboriginal songs
Llana: A didgeridoo
Libby: We can get the Village and any of the classes and get the video and we can say it out loud.
Henry: I think we can put our drawings the symbols.
Kelly: Music that matches up with it.
Rowena: At the end we can film ourselves saying thanks for listening.
Kaleb: Using iMovie.
Hannah: Aboriginal flags.
Kayla: We can do an Aboriginal heads, shoulders, knees, and toes.
Yatin: Put different songs in
Grace: Draw Aboriginal weapons.
Please stay tuned to see our final video to celebrate NAIDOC week, and to see our continuing learning about iMovie.