COME READ WITH ME
During this time students are invited to complete quiet reading individually. Focusing on the following reading strategies:
Eagle Eye – Look at the picture for a clue to help with the word.
Lips The Fish – get your lips ready. Say the first few sounds
Stretchy Snake – Look at the letters in the word. Stretch the sounds out slowly. Go back and say the sounds altogether.
Chunky Monkey – Look for little words, word endings, and word chunks that you know.
Skippy Frog – Skip the word. Read to the end of the sentence. Hop back and read it again.
Flippy Dolphin – Try the short vowel sound. Then flip and try the long vowel sound.
Tryin’ Lion – Still stuck? Re-read the sentence. I think … what makes sense here?
Helpful Kangaroo – Ask for help but only after you have tried all your strategies
We will be watching a short clip on 3D shapes – to further develop our understanding of the difference between 3D shapes and 2D shapes.
Students to reflect on yesterdays shape hunt around the school.Look
What 2d Shapes did we see?
Nickolas – Rectangle: The Tv
Shane – Circle: The Holy Family Sign
What 3D shapes did we see?
Monique – Cylinder: The tree.
Nahom – Rectangular Prism: The Laptop
Mikayla – Triangular Prism
Then divide page into two and 2D shapes on one side and 3D shapes on the other side.
We will be looking at the song/story ‘We have the whole world in our hands’
After this students will be asked to say a reflection prayer.
Students will then be asked to think about the following question:
What is your image of God?
Elijah – i see God in the sky
Natalie – when i am in my car
Viraj – when i wake up i look at the sky and i see God
Shane – i see God at my home
Oliver – God looks like father Christmas with a beard
Mikayla – at the beach
Shyla – might have white clothes on
Mithra – I see God when i pray at bed
They will then be invited to draw an illustration of this
Students will engage in a variety of different experiences within the classroom. These will be based around;
- Socio-dramatic play
- Fine Motor Development
- Block building
- Sensory Play
WRITTEN REFLECTION-CREATIVE REPORTS
Children reflected on how they used creativity during investigations today. they drew/wrote an example of this.
SUN INQUIRY/FISH FARM
Following on from our inquiry and visits to the fish farm, teachers last week posed a question–
“do animals in our MUDLA/Fish farm need the sun?”
Following on from this we became interested in reptiles!
We visited the fish farm with Mr Mc Carthy and investigated this question. He showed us the turtles need the sun especially! The sun is really important. The sunlight helps them move more, it gets their blood nice and warm!!
Mikayla – the lizards also need heat, they have a warm light in there
Sahib – The turtles have cold blood
Alana – yes the turtles and lizards are cold blooded the sun heats them up
Alex – they move in the sun more
Nahom – the fish had a heater too! some tanks had warm water and some fish tanks have colder water i could feel it
Connor – the turtles ans the frogs need the sun. when they get hot, they kind of charge up and move heaps more, hop more!
We will continue this learning and investigating more next week.
Have a lovely weekend everyone 🙂