Thursday 26/9/19

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.

Literacy Investigations

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?

Water- Sonny

What happens if you look in the sky and you see a cloud?

Gas- Annabella

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

 

Wednesday 25/9/15

Investigations

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?

Debbie- Dimi

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?

Kindness- Dimi

Leadership – Zahra. R

Zest – Sahib

Love- Jacob

Bravery – Zahra. T

Belonging- Ravleen

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**

Tuesday 24/9/19

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.

Prayer

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

Numeracy: Graphing

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.

 

Student Reflections

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

Lollies & Chocolates Donation for Casual Day tomorrow

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.

 

Wednesday 18/9/19

Investigations

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

Numeracy

After recess we continued our learning on fractions. We explored the provocation, ‘who would you share half with?’.

Nature play

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

Tuesday: welcome back Mr Coad!!

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.

Reflections:

“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.

Magnificent Monday

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

Fantastic Friday!

To start off our wonderful Friday, we engaged in a range of play provocations that were based around students’ inquiries and interests. It was great to see children engaging in different play provocations and collaborating with their friends.

After our moon lantern assembly, we came back to class where we had a shared lunch. Thank you to all of the families that brought in delicious cultural food. We absolutely loved trying different cultural dishes and students were very proud to share their cultural food. Thank you to the families that also came to eat with us.

To finish off a great day, we engaged in some numeracy and inquiry-based provocations, where students explored shapes, fractions, measurement and capacity. Some of our students were motivated to clean the backyard to help keep an environment clean.

‘Th’ Thursday

We started the day off with R/1EN in music and R/1MC doing some play provocations for students to engage in.Activities included play-dough, pattern beads, numeracy pizza halves building towers with pool noodles and lego.

After investigations both classes went out onto the oval for some fitness and played a few games of cat and mouse. It was great to see the students engaged and all involved in the game.

Between recess and lunch we set out a range of literacy investigations for students that allowed them to further explore their literacy skills as well as deepen their knowledge of the ‘th’ sound as the focus for yesterday’s sound.

After lunch students then engaged in more play based learning which gave them the opportunity to play and investigate areas that they were engaged in. Activities that were set up were: string painting, play-dough, laptops, making, games, making, lego, moon-sand and outdoor play

Towards the end of the day students shared their specs of gold:

My speck of gold was playing on the laptop. – Jacob

My speck of gold was playing on the laptop. Playing the cool maths games – Cooper

My speck of gold was playing outside with the hula hoops during investigations – Ajang

My speck of gold was playing with Isabella. Mums and Dads- Sierra

My speck of gold was playing with Sierra and we were playing mums and dads – Isabella

My speck of gold was playing with Awan outside- Mikayla

My speck of gold was playing on the dirt bike game- Chase

My speck of gold was drawing- Sara

My speck of gold was playing with Isabella and Mikayla at the playground at recess – Dimi

My speck of gold is playing with Cooper, Vidal and Chase and Leo play sport.

We all then ended the day with come read with me, providing students with the opportunity to develop their reading skills and read to each other, parents, teachers and buddies.

Culture Day Tomorrow!

Just a reminder to everyone that tomorrow (Friday the 13th of September) is culture day so students are encouraged to embrace their cultural heritage and wear their traditional clothing or something red for school tomorrow. We will also be having a shared lunch so any contributions will be greatly appreciated. We look forward to celebrating what will be a great day tomorrow with the students!