Today we engaged in a range of inquiry-based provocations and had the opportunity to work in different ‘neighbour’ groups.
Check out the Village Blog to see some of our learning: http://blogs.holyfamily.catholic.edu.au/thevillage2019/
Dear God, thank you for my friends – Emily
Dear God, thank you for Miss McCarthy and Miss Stam and all of the teachers in the school – Dimi
Dear God, thank you for Jordan and Jed and Oliver – Kalil
Thank you God for the other people – Vidal
Thank you God for Cooper, Chase, Vidal, all the teachers in the world and our school -Viraj
Thank you God for our ocean, our animals and our trees- Sierra
Dear God, thank you for my friends and my family – Alannah
Thank you God for the creation – Ishpreet
Who is Mary?
Jesus’ Mum- James
Mary thanks everybody- Leo
Mary MacKillop – Dimi
Mary loves everyone – Alannah
God’s family – Ethan
Merry Chirstmas- Viraj
Mary has a son – Sam
Mary had a little lamb- Nick
This morning we teamed up with R/1EQ and R/1MS for a fantastic start to the term. See the link below to have a look at what we got up to.
Specks of Gold
My speck of gold was going to Grevillia- Jacob
My speck of gold was doing a graph outside- Dimi
My speck of gold was exercise, the fitness- Viraj
My speck of gold was going to Grevillia – Annabella
My speck of gold was playing with me friends- Alannah
My speck of gold was playing on the oval with Derek- Leo
My speck of gold was playing at Grevillia- Jordan
My speck of gold was playing on the oval – Kalil
My speck of gold was doing numeracy and the boot camp- Yasha
Wow! what a busy day of learning. Here is a snap shot of our day.
While R/1EN went to music, R/1MC participated in a treasure hunt with Mr Coad. We came back together and enjoyed a game of fruit salad and cat & mouse for morning fitness. After fitness, we entered the classroom for our daily agenda and prayer before going outside for recess.
We consolidated all our learning around the ‘ou’ and ‘ow’ sound. We explored the following provocations:
Science- Solid, Liquid, Gas
After lunch we learnt about 3 states of matter and conducted the candle experiment.
What is a solid?
Something that is hard- Cooper
What is liquid?
What happens if you look in the sky and you see a cloud?
What happens if you freeze water?
It turns into ice- Jacob
We conduced the candle experiment to investigate and transition from one state to another (e.g., from a solid to a liquid) under high temperatures. We then collaborated in research groups to record different states of matter.
Specks of Gold
My speck of gold was Grevillia park – Kalil
My speck of gold was doing sport- Jacob
My speck of gold was relaxation- Jed
My speck of gold was learning about the science experiment. I learnt liquid is something that you can drink- Dimi
My speck of gold was making the hopping mice book- Annabella
My speck of gold was playing at Grevillia park with Zahra T and Angie – Sonny
My speck of gold was climbing up the trees in Grevillia- Sam
My speck of gold was learning my letters on laptop- Viraj
My speck of gold was Grevillia and science- Jed
We started off our wonderful morning with different literacy and inquiry-based provocations. Students used collaboration, kindness, zest, creativity, curiosity and love of learning character strengths.
Fitness- Stamina Running
In running stamina running I did 3 laps. it was easy because i’m really fast. when i was tried and walked and kept running but near the brown dirt i knew to keep running- Jordan
In stamina running I did 3 laps and used a growth mindset- Jacob
In stamina running I did 2 laps and I heard so I was running then I stopped and when I said “when i get to the goal i’ll keep running” – Dimi
In stamina running i did 3 laps and I walked around the oval . I liked seeing stuff and saying hi to people- Zahra T
In stamina running I did a 2 laps- Viraj
In stamina running I did 3 laps it was easy- Kalil
In stamina running I got 3 laps and it was a bit hard, when i got up to log park I walked a bit then I started to run- Jed
Prayer: Before recess we shared the Our Father.
After recess, we listened to ‘The Good Samaritan’.
As a class we reflected on the story.
What happened during the story?
The man was being kind – Sonny
I saw people helping Jesus with blessing peoples childs – Dimi
He prayed to the people and helped the people – Viraj
Who is your neighbour?
My cousin- James
Kaine and Dane- Vidal
How did Jesus treat his neighbours?
By keeping them happy -Sam
Being kind – Ajang
He blessed them – Sonny
What character strengths did Jesus show?
Leadership – Zahra. R
Zest – Sahib
Bravery – Zahra. T
How are you a good neighbour?
Being kind to people and letting them join games- Dimi
Playing games with people – Sam
Making people happy – Sonny
I’m a good neighbour for sharing laptops – Sahib
Treat them how you want to be treated – Sierra
By showing love – Zahra. T
Owen got me a wet cloth when my eye was hurting – Oliver
We explored the provocation, ‘how are you a good neighbour?’
This afternoon, R1MC went to music while R1EN engaged in some team building games and spent some time working together to create a story. After lunch R1MC went to music while R1EN engaged in play. Once R1MC came back we all went outside to practice our gross and fine motor skills around throwing, catching and bouncing. To finish off a wonderful day, we came together for come read with me.
** Reminder: Friday 27th September is Pyjama Day for a gold coin donation**
Investigations & Fitness
We have really enjoyed morning investigations with R/1MS and R/1EQ. The children are able to flow through the village and choose their own adventure. We then went for fitness (fruit salad and stamina running) and returned for our morning routine.
Dear God thank you for our friends and lovely teachers – Sara
Dear God thank you for Jordan, Jed and sonny and James and Jacob- Kalil
Dear God thank you for whole world and the world, and students, and teachers and mum and dad – Viraj
Dear God thank you for Miss McCarthy, Miss Matthews, Mrs Stam and our mum’s and dad’s and Zahra and the whole entire world- Dimi
Dear God thank you for the school- Jed
This afternoon in numeracy we learnt about graphing. Graphs make counting and comparing meaningful and provide opportunities to bring numbers, letters, letter sounds and other literacy skills to the children’s attention. Students were given the opportunity to create their own picture graphs. This provocation saw a lot of engagement, enthusiasm, communication and commitment to their learning.
In numeracy I made a graph about ice cream flavours. Chocolate mint was the most popular- Sonny
In numeracy I made a graph and it was about colours. More people voted for purple- Alannah
In numeracy I made a graph about ice cream- Sam
In numeracy I made a graph about colours and the popular one was green- Jacob
In numeracy I made a graph of ice cream. All of them were good- Sahib
In numeracy I made a graph about all the fruit and watermelon was the winner- Viraj
In numeracy I made a graph about the teachers and Miss McCarthy won- Dimi
In numeracy numeracy I made a graph about favourite sweets and ice cream won- Yasha
Reminder: Tomorrow is a causal day and in return, we ask that you donate a packet of unopened lollies or chocolates. All lollies and chocolates will go towards the lolly stall for spring fair.
Happy Thursday to all of our families and friends! To start off our morning, R1EN went to music whilst R1MC engaged in writers workshop with Mr Coad. When R1EN came back, we went outside for some fitness where we played ‘red rover’ as a whole class. After recess R1EN went to sport and R1MC spent more time engaging in different reading and writing provocations.
Once R1EN came back to class, we engaged in a range of literacy provocations and inquiry-based provocations. Different provocations set out included using story stones and the whiteboards, drawing a queen on the laptops, engaging in socio-dramatic play that encouraged verbal communication, continuing writers workshop and using paper to create different illustrations. Some students spent time working collaboratively to order number cards and others spent time engaging in the game ‘uno’ with their peers. Take a look at some of our learning:
Here is some of our learning that we did on the laptops:
After lunch, we spent some time talking about what ‘being friendly’ means. We discussed and listed different ways we can be friendly towards each other and spent some time reflecting on this in our learning journals.
Here is a look at our day! This morning we started with investigations, allowing the children to explore the inside and outside classroom environments.
Fitness– We enjoyed a game of Red Rover. After fitness, we came together for Prayer.
Dear God thank you for my friends- Jacob
Dear God thank you for the whole school and my mum and dad and brother- Viraj
Dear God thank you for Jacob, Jordan, Jed and Koby – Kalil
Dear God thank you for playing – Chase
Dear God thank you for my friends- Ethan
Dear God thank you for all of my family and Vidal and um, Jacob- Sam
After recess we continued our learning on fractions. We explored the provocation, ‘who would you share half with?’.
We decided to enjoy the sunshine and engage in nature play at Grevillia Reserve.
R/1MC went to music and R/1EN participated in writer’s workshop. After lunch R/1MC went to Spanish and R/1EN engaged in numeracy investigations. We came back together for Specks of Gold and Come Read With Me.
Come Read with Me
Specks of Gold
My speck of gold is playing with my friends. Playing on the playground – Shane
My speck of gold was playing at log park – Hendrix
My speck of gold is playing with Cooper on the laptops – Viraj
My speck of gold was caring for other people – Nahom
My speck of gold is the teachers- Alexia
My speck of gold was playing soccer Jordan and Kobe- Sahib
My speck of gold was playing soccer with Jacob, Jed and Vidal and Hendrix – Kalil
My speck of gold was going to Grevilia and playing soccer with my friends – Jacob
This morning the children were very engaged in their play-based learning. Today we reflected on our learning power, Miss Echidna (Belonging). During Investigations we focused on using our Creativity, Curiosity and Belonging learning powers while exploring our provocations.
During fitness we enjoyed playing the game traffic lights. We also had a came of cat and mouse and our cool down involved a series of stretches to bring our heart rate down.
After recess there was a whole school lock down practice. Sonny kindly reminded the children to display their bravery (character strength). R/1MC then went to library and R/1EN listed words that begin with the ‘qu’ sound. R/1EN then went to Spanish and R/1MC engaged in literacy investigations and worked diligently on their information texts.
“In literacy I liked my turtle book because it looks little and little stuff is kind of cute. On my title page I put my name” – Zahra R
“I made a turtle book and it was so cute”- Derek
“In literacy I liked my turtle book. I liked doing the front cover” – Sam
“In literacy I liked playing with he play dough to make a crown for the queen”- Alannah
“In literacy I liked my turtle book. I used love and creativity”- Scarlett
“In literacy I liked my turtle book because I used a growth mindset. It kind of looks good”- Jed
“In literacy I made a turtle book. I said turtles walk slow and they have a long neck”- Ethan
“In literacy I liked making my front cover for my book”- Hendrix
“In literacy I liked drawing the turtle for my book”- Ravleen
“In literacy I liked writing and drawing the turtle facts. I used creativity and I used curiosity”
After lunch R/1MC and R/1EN engaged in a moment of mindfulness. We then participated in some practical work with fractions using salada biscuits. Students explored the provocation, ‘how many halves (1/2) make a whole?’. Students also divided the salada into parts of a whole.
To end the day, R/1MC went to Spanish and R/1EN enjoyed SEL time with Miss Matthews.
Today we started off our morning with investigative play. Students were given the opportunity to strengthen their collaboration, curiosity, zest, love of learning and creativity learning powers. Our students loved engaging in different learning games on the laptops.
Just before recess R1EN went to the Little Athletics clinic where they were able to engage in gross motor activities. We were able to practice our running, jumping and throwing.
After recess R1EN engaged in numeracy investigations while R1MC were at the Little Athletics clinic. Students were exploring capacity, measurement, shape, number, addition and subtraction. While R1MC were at Spanish, R1EN engaged in writers workshop, where they were able to write a narrative of their choice.
Specks of gold
My speck of gold was playing with Zahra. R and Scarlett at the oval – Sonny
Learning about the fish – Ali
My speck of gold was doing the cricket on the oval at lunch – Viraj
My speck of gold was doing sport – Kalil
My speck of gold was doing Little Athletics – Ravleen
My speck of gold was at lunch time and training how to do a cartwheel – Nickolas
My speck of gold was picking up rubbish with my cousin – Mikayla
My speck of gold was playing Ajang, Awan and Kuch – Emily
My speck of gold was reading – Oliver
My speck of gold was sharing the laptops with Cooper, Ethan and Ajang -Vidal
My speck of gold was doing sport – Hendrix
My speck of gold was playing handball – Sam
Playing on the laptops – Chase
My speck of gold was running around at lunch – Long
My speck of gold was playing puppies – Sara
My speck of gold was making things during investigations – Awan