Today the children looked at some of the adjectives that Pamela Allen uses to describe nouns.
‘Beautiful, brand new bicycle.’
Hudson: Hot and tired describe how Daisy the dog is feeling.
Tri: Heavy describes how big Daisy has become.
Aleda: Exhausted describes that Stanley is tired.
Matilda: Daisy’s kisses are sticky.
Anoop: A small brown paper bag.
Fitness with Go Noodle
The children all worked hard on their investigations this morning. Some of the activities focused on sentence making and using a capital letter at the beginning of a sentence and a full stop at the end.
Numeracy Investigations and three dimensional shapes.
Today we investigated how to describe 3D shapes and the children learnt some fancy words to help them describe them.
This afternoon R1MP worked on subtraction sums and number lines.
The Moon Lantern Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival is a popular harvest festival celebrated when the moon is at its fullest and brightest.
At Holy Family we will be celebrating the Moon Lantern Festival on:
Friday 13 September
Students are invited to wear traditional or cultural clothing.
The 3JM and 2RG assembly will take place after recess at 11.00am and it will highlight cultural aspects of Moon Lantern Festival. Activities will include a lion dance, singing and sharing of cultural information. The winners of the Lantern Making Competition will also be announced at the assembly.
After assembly, students and families are invited back to their classrooms for a shared lunch. Students are encouraged to bring a plate of food that represents their culture.
Today we read The Big Fish by Pamela Allen. Why are we reading it again? Well, there are many reasons for us reading the same book each day over the period of a week. The teachers model directionality, punctuation (both visual and with the intonation of our voices as we read the text to the children), starting a book at the beginning and finishing it at the last page etc. Our focus is on adjectives this week and they are words that describe nouns. There are many adjectives in the text and they help make the story interesting and the characters come to life.
What did you like about the story? Why?
What didn’t you like about the story? Why?
Guided Reading with Mrs Norris
Book review on The Big Fish
Guided Reading with Mrs Papillo
Story pebbles and Rocket Writing
The Big Fish book review
Guided Reading – this is the back of the book
Butterfly picture with labelling
Numeracy – 3D shapes around us
Today we focused on cylinders, cubes, spheres and cuboids. The children looked for examples of these shapes in our classroom.
HASS – Geography
The children drew the country of the young boy depicted in the story we shared this afternoon.
Welcome to Thursday everyone. We hope you enjoy your day.
We wish Beau a fantastic day on his birthday. Beau brought in a glorious platter of fruit to share with the class. Thanks Beau!
Two people from SACA visited today to teach the children some cricket skills. The children did 3 activities which involved bowling, bowling and hitting wickets and hitting balls with a cricket bat.
Come Read With Me
The children enjoyed reading their books this morning. Then Mrs Crisp played a quick sentence game with the children before we got ready for numeracy.
The students continued with their tangram investigation. They made lots of interesting animals and objects and then had a go at tracing it in their books. This was very challenging for some but all the children persevered and succeeded in one way or another.
The children were introduced to acrostic poems this morning. We read a few together and then we came up with our class acrostic poem about a dragon. Tomorrow we will have a go at writing our own poems.
Social Skills – What’s the Buzz
Mrs Crisp continued the story that we have been reading over the past few weeks. The children learnt how to ask someone if they could join in on their game or conversation and the importance of asking a person if they can use their toy.
Please note that this coming Thursday there will be a cricket clinic for the children and the children are invited to wear their sport uniform for the event. If you have any queries please see your child’s teacher.
Also, a MITIOG note was given to your child last Friday regarding the Being Sexual component of the Made In the Image of God program. We would appreciate it if you could return the signed note as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding.
Moon Lantern making
Today we created our moon lanterns. The children were busy gluing, painting, sticking, cutting and drawing to create wonderful lanterns. After we packed away all our mess we talked about the character strengths we used as we were merry making this morning. We came up with 10 character strengths altogether!! Well done students.
HASS – Geography
This afternoon the children viewed some maps from a bird’s eye view perspective and then the children chose a car from the classroom to draw. We will finish our drawings tomorrow, so stay posted.
Tomorrow is Casual Day for a Spring Fair donation. You are invited to bring a book in good condition or a DVD that can be used to sell at our Spring Fair. If this is not possible then a gold coin donation would be wonderful too!
This morning the children celebrated a liturgy and friendship was the theme of it. We know that Jesus was a good friend and he teaches us how to be good friends with everyone.
Here are some photos of the children singing at our liturgy:
Come Read With Me
The children continue to make great progress with their reading. The teachers are now taking reading (running) records of their abilities and so far we have seen wonderful progress with the children. Please be patient parents with this process as it takes time and careful analysis of each child’s reading which informs the reading level of your child. In the meantime, keep reading with you children and enjoy the magic of sharing a book together!
Claude Crow and friends visited us today.
The children had so much fun this afternoon. The sun helped out with the happiness and belonging. Well done boys and girls.