Nickolas – ‘it is a bit freezing . The trees will start growing.’
Shane – ‘it is going to rain today.’
Reader’s Workshop/Come Read with Me
Elijah helped us read, using lots of expression to act out the feelings of each of the animals.
Focus reading strategy: Skippy Frog
Elijah – ‘My book is about Batman and Flyman. Flyman is blind and he dropped his TNT on the ground.’
Oliver ‘Pikachoo is walking through the trees. He is building a camp fire.’
Nickolas- ‘My book is about superman, he is saving people from a falling tree. This is the city, people are falling off of buildings because they are not looking where they are going. Superman goes and saves them.’
Sahib ‘Pokemon are battling.’
Ziggy – ‘Pikachu is being friends with other Pokemon.
Richard – ‘My book is about Water Girl and Fire Boy they are jumping and sliding. I am writing a book about how to control them. Fire Boy is easy but Water Girl is a bit hard, you have to push letters on the computer to control her.’
Mikayla – ‘My book is about a fairy, she is flying and she likes helping people.’
Hannah – ‘My book is about my family. I love my mum and I love my dad.’
Shyah – ‘He is good.’
Mikayla – ‘He helped the boy.’
Elijah – ‘He helped the boy and then he took him top the Inn.’
Shane – ‘The Good Samaritan is someone who will always help out if there is any reason to help someone.’
Edel – ‘A Good Samaritan means the people will be kind to each other.’
Thomas – ‘that one is a whole pizza.’
Connor – ‘they are two halves of a pizza.’
Nickolas – ‘they are four quarters of a pizza.’
Students will spend time working hard on developing these shelters.\
Shylah – ‘I am cleaning up outside!’
Elijah – ‘I made a paper jet.’
Nahom – ‘I was building a base with the blocks.’
Nickolas – ‘we were seeing how high we could kick the ball.’
Welcome to Week 10, the final week of the Term. What a wonderful Term full of learning, exploration and discovery we have had. Looking over the progress so many of us have made over the Semester is unbelievable! We are very proud of all of the hard work and effort each and every child has put into their learning over this Semester.
What day is it today?
Edel – Monday
If today is Monday, what day is it tomorrow?
Alana – Tuesday
If t0morrow is Tuesday and today is Monday, what day was it yesterday?
Viraj – Sunday
What is the weather like today?
Nickolas – ‘the weather looks very beautiful today.’
Shane – ‘it is very cold today and the trees are slightly bent.’
Reader’s Workshop/Shared Reading
While the children ate their fruit we read our shared reading text for this week, The Smartest Giant in Town by Julia Donaldson.
While reading we modeled the reading strategy, ‘Skippy Frog’ to the children.
After children were paired with a partner to apply this reading strategy during Come Read with Me.
After a quick mini lesson on characters and the role of characters in a story.
Children were invited to continue working on their books!
Everyone was so engaged! At one moment every single child was in a state of ‘flow’, the whole room fell silent.
‘This is my Pokemon book. These are my characters, Pikachoo, Snoorax and Ash.’ – Ziggy.
‘My character is a butterfly.’ – Alana.
‘My characters are my whole family.’ – Edel.
High Frequency Words
oo and y
How can we show kindness?
Ziggy – ‘They are sharing.’
Connor – ‘They were being kind and sharing and helping people when they are sad.’
Eljah – ‘Someone was sad then someone shared an apple.’
Viraj – ‘If somebody needs something from the supermarket we can get it. We can give people money if they need it.’
Mikayla – ‘When someone doesn’t have food we can give them some food.
Alana – ‘If someone doesn’t have money we can give it to them’.
Elijah – ‘So we can be nice at the playground and be friends with them and be nice with them and play with them.’
R1FD Single Lesson
Can you make a pizza and divide it?
After watching the clip during mini mathematics, R1FD created out own pizzas with our favourite toppings. After we decided who we wanted to share our pizza with and then showed cut lines on our pizza to indicate how we would divide it up.
Viraj – ‘I am sharing with four people.’
Alexandros – ‘I am sharing with two people, my brother Con and me.’
Sahib – ‘I am sharing with four people, Viraj, Connor, Alex L and Jason.’
Elijah – ‘I am sharing with eight people, my whole family – dad, uncle, baby, big brother, little brother, grandpa, grandma, and Elijah.’
Hannah – ‘I am sharing with four, my mum, my dad, my baby, and me.’
Nickolas – ‘I am sharing with dad, brother, big brother, 100 percent, mum, nan, pop, my aunty, my uncle and my baby coming out of my aunty, my cousin, just my whole family.’
Oliver – ‘I am sharing with 25, my family, daddy, nanny, granny, pa, poppy, mummy, daddy, and my aunty and my uncle.’
Connor – ‘I am sharing with two, Alex L and me.’
Darina – ‘Are you sharing with 4?’ Darina nodded, ‘with your friends?’ Darina nodded.
Alana – ‘4 – my family.’
Chole – ‘I share with my pizza, and daddys pizza, and mummys pizza. I share with my friends,
Keeping Safe – Child Protection Curriculum
Early Warning Signs
Hattie and the Fox
Hattie’s body messages, her feelings and the clues around her…
What should you do when you feel or notice early warning signs?
Record in Learning Journals.
Nickolas – ‘I would run away and tell the teacher.’
Alexandros – ‘I will tell my daddy. He will help me.’
Alex L – ‘I should tell the Police if I feel worried or scared because they can help me.’
Children were then invited to participate in Writer’s Workshop.
During the time children are encouraged to be the authors. They are encouraged to create their own books about whatever they like. Week after week they use their newly developed writing skills to demonstrate their literacy learning.
As we do every week, we offered a writing prompt just to help children who like a little encouragement when trying to think of something to write about.
This week, we asked, ‘If you were a mammoth, what would you do?’
Shane – ‘it was about kindness.’
What is kindness?
Callie – ‘don’t hurt anybody.’
Mia – ‘if someone has no food, you can share your food.’
Mikayla – ‘you play with someone.’
Mithra – ‘giving the poor people food.’
Edel – ‘playing with my friends.
Alana – ‘you be kind to other people.’
Where do you see kindness?
Shane – ‘school and at home and in the shops.’
Mikayla – ‘i see kindness at the shops and on the oval.’
R1FD recorded using Active Inspire on the laptops…
What can we use to help us tell the time?
Mikayla – ‘you could use the clock on your phone. When the laptop is out you can check the time and then guess after that how much time has gone.’
Connor – ‘you can use your watch and your iPhone.
Alana – ‘watch or your phone or your clock.’
Shane – ‘we can use all clocks and use day and night.’
Edel – ‘look at the numbers to read the time.’
Mithra – ‘the clock’.
Alexandros – ‘the time is 12 o’clock because you have to go to bed.
Keeping Safe – Child Protection Curriculum
Today, we sat in a circle. (NAME) was invited to the centre to lay down on top of a large piece of brown paper.
Mrs Feher then traced around her body with a black texta! We then had the outline of a body!
We then engaged in discussion about the different Early Warning Signs the we might feel when they are unsafe. As we contributed to the conversation we were invited to use a texta to add this onto our person, eg blushing – drawn red cheeks, racing heart – draw a heart.
After, we recorded in our their Learning Journals.