‘Ch’ Sound Provocations and a surprise visit from the Early Learning Centre!

This morning while R/1EN were at music R/1MC discussed what recycling is, how we can recycle and what sort of items should be recycled!

After lunch we explored the sound ‘Ch’ through our various provocations and play using our character strengths, Curiosity, Humor, Fairness, Teamwork and Kindness. There was also a surprise visit from the early learning centre!

Exploring Numeracy using our 100 Languages!

This morning we got to explore Grevillia Park, where we got to demonstrate our character strengths of bravery, leadership, curiosity and many more. After recess we looked at different forms of measurement and explored different provocations related to time, shape, distance and length.

After lunch we met with our buddy classes were we commenced planning for each classes assemblies. R/1EN will be taking week 5 assembly and R/1MC will be taking week 6, which all families are welcome to attend.

*REMINDER: Next Friday (23rd August) is Book Week Dress up day, with the theme ‘Reading is our super power’. We encourage all students to dress up for the day as their favourite super hero or character.

 

“Play is our brain’s favourite way of learning” – D Ackerman

Today we engaged in a range of provocations around the two different ‘oo’ sounds, which can be found in words such as book and food. Here are some of our provocations:

 

Many students enjoyed engaging in their own inquiries and working with their peers in collaboration. Take a look at our learning:

“Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold” – J. Pearce

*REMINDER: This coming Monday (29th August) is school photo day. Please ensure your child comes to school on Monday wearing their winter school uniform. *

 

Today we engaged in a range of provocations around the sound ‘ng’, led by our wonderful pre-service teachers. Here are some of our provocations:

Throughout exploring the sound ‘ng’ and investigating their own inquiries, many of the students demonstrated creativity, curiosity, leadership, teamwork, humour, love of learning and zest. Our students loved using their 100 languages to explore this sound and their own inquiries.

Many of our students walked around the room with different puppets that represent our different learning powers. It was great to see the collaboration and creativity that was happening in our room.

Learning through inquiry-based provocations

Today we engaged in a range of provocations that explored informal measurement, length and inquiry investigations. Many students used cubes and their hands as a way of using informal measurement. Other students compared length using different vocabulary such as “longer”, “shorter”, “further” and “closer”.

Here are some of our provocations:

It was great to hear students using comparative language such as “smaller”, “longer” and “closer”. Some students decided roll the trucks and identify which trucks rolled the furthest and which ones did not roll as far. After engaging in different provocations, many students went off to engage in their own investigations around their interests.

Here is our learning:

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood” – Fred Rogers

Today we engaged in a range of provocations based around the shared text ‘Wombat Stew’ and the new blend ‘or’. Here are our provocations.

Our students demonstrated curiosity and creativity when engaging in these different provocations. Other students loved engaging in their own inquiry play and demonstrating their wonderful learning power of collaboration.

 

 

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than you can in a year of conversation” – Plato

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than you can in a year of conversation”. We love basing our learning and provocations arounds the students’ interests and ensuring that we encourage 100 languages. Through play, we are able to channel interests and build strong relationships with our students by getting to know them, their understanding of the world and the way they learn, through play.

To start off our fun-filled day, we went to log park and the Fish Farm for fitness. We really loved holding the baby yabbies and exploring the wonderful animals in the Fish Farm. We learned about their habitats, what they eat and what they feel like!

Today we explored various provocations around the story ‘Wombat Stew’. Our students are loving the story and exploring the characters within the story. Many of our students also had an opportunity to create stress balls using balloons and a variety of different sensory materials such as flour, rice and seeds. It was great to see our students using collaboration, curiosity and creativity.

“Children learn as they play. Most importantly, in play children learn how to learn” – O. Fred Donaldson

Today we engaged in a range of numeracy and literacy provocations. Many of our students enjoyed using informal measurements to compare the size of different objects in the room. The different provocations encouraged comparative language such as “smaller” and “longer” and other provocations encouraged problem solving, collaboration, creativity, perseverance and curiosity. We absolutely loved engaging in different sensory provocations, such as making the moon sand and mixing colour water with different concentrations.

Here are our provocations:

We used our hands as a form of informal measurement to compare the size of objects and furniture in our room.

Throughout our play, we engaged in provocations that supported our language, problem solving, coordination, social interactions and love of learning.

 

Inquiry Investigations

On Friday we engaged in a range of inquiry investigations and encouraged students to use their learning power collaboration. To finish off a fun-filled day, we visited the ELC and had the opportunity to engage in different play provocations. The children loved playing in such a wonderful space and engaged in a range of activities. It was great to see our students using their collaboration learning power, to play with the ELC children.

Play is the best way to teach social and emotional skills. It allows children to engaged in meaningful learning that encourages language, communication, negotiating and problem-solving. 

 

 

Kaurna People

After saying our Kaurna acknowledgement this morning, we engaged in a group discussion with the following questions:

Who are the Kaurna People?

Kaurna people have nothing to eat- Kiet

The Kaurna people are old people – Viraj

The Kaurna people who look after the land – Vidal

The Kaurna people are the people who looked after the land when we weren’t here – Zahra

The Kaurna people who looked after our land and we came alive and they are still looking after out land – Dimi

Why do we say the Kaurna acknowledgement?

Because it’s important – Cooper

We are saying thank you because they looked after our land – Dimi

We say that so we always care for them – Zahra

 

After talking about the Kaurna people, the Kaurna acknowledgement and the Aboriginal flag, we talked about how the Kaurna people took care of the environment and the importance of us taking caring for our own classroom environment. We engaged in a variety of different provocations based around Indigenous culture. Some students decided to create their own Aboriginal flags, hands with dot paintings and other students worked on their collaboration skills during investigations.