What acts of kindness did you notice in the video?
“He watered the plant” – Jacob
“Helped the poor”- Ali
“He gave the money to the poor”- Arianna
“He got something heavy and the man was helping”- Ishpreet
Mr Coad drew a picture on the white board. The children shared their reflections.
“The person has a brain”- Sonny
“It’s helps you to speak”- Hendrix
As a class we spoke about two mindsets in the brain. A growth mindset and a fixed mindset. we also highlighted the importance of the word, yet.
Provocation: Bricks on the wall
Using a red piece of paper (to represent a brick) we created our own fixed mindset statements which we could turn around. The green hand prints represent leaves and the power of “not yet”. The power of “yet” provides students with a path into their future and enables them feel that they are on a learning curve rather than a dead end.
“We counted the fish because we wanted to see how many. Because you can’t have too much only a little bit. I counted yabby and put it into my learning journal. In the classroom I showed my book to everyone from my class and we did the fish and used the TV and made a graph”- Ethan
“We counted the fish. because if we didn’t then they might get lost and in a different order. I counted and in my learning journal I put the numbers. We shared in the classroom and made a graph. There were lots of turtles and the yabby” – Jordan
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:
white board writing
clouds around the moutain
reading and comprehension
information texts- hopping mouse
oral language- ‘ou’ dice game
ou- silly sentences
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
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**
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
Here is a look at our day! This morning we started with investigations, allowing the children to explore the inside and outside classroom environments.
Writing/ drawing station
‘qu’ sound- Can you make a Queen’s Crown?
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.