Wonderful community of supportive readers – The children have the opportunity to read independently or read with others each day.
After reading we moved into ‘Rocket Writing’ – This is a time I am encouraging the children to write – to write a story, a list, words, letters, sentences. I want the children to believe in themselves as writers and be confident to have a go and along the way develop strategies to develop their writing – for example where do you find words to write? What do I do if I don’t know how to spell that word? How do I set out my writing? Where do I put a full stop?
After recess we shared a clip about ‘Pancake Day’ What it means? and Why it is celebrated?
After the discussion we talked about a making pancake procedure. This leads into our focus upon Lent and the Ash Wednesday Mass tomorrow.
The children were every excited to make and eat pancakes today.
(Additional item – Baking Powder – 2 tablespoons – if you are going to make some at home)
After we made the mixture the children recorded their procedure in their writing journal using pictures and words.
There was a lot of discussion and new terminology introduced -for example
- What is a recipe? Why do we follow a recipe?
- What is a procedure?
- Liquids – what are they?
- Reactions – can you see a reaction – what happened to the dry ingredients?
- Change caused by heat – how did we cook the pancakes?
- Dry ingredients – what are they?
- Combining ingredients
- measuring – cups and tablespoons – why do we measure ingredients?
- Observation/noticing changes
After Lunch we shared the Prayer –
Some of the children’s reflections:
Elnathan – So when you follow his words you will be better.
Keth – When they say the right word they listen to it.
Jed – It is being kind and sharing.
Ishpreet – I will listen to God.
This morning we explored the letter ‘Oo’ and then we made a list of words with an ‘Oo’ sound at the beginning, middle and end. The children explored formation before moving into Play Investigations.
Have a nice night – see you tomorrow.