Jesus was born

Today we read the story of Jesus’ birth. We reflected on what happened in the story;

Katrina: Jesus was born

Hudson: I like that story, I like Jesus

Grace: An angel appeared and said “you will have a baby” to Mary

Annabella: All of the angels sang “Glory to God in the highest”

Deeksha: They sang it because Jesus was born

Guneet: The inn keeper helped make a place for Jesus to be born

Ameer: The angel came

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”

We explored Investigations using our learning powers and our character strengths. Some of us spoke about the importance of learning from each other. We all have different strengths and it’s when we collaborate and learn from each other that we do our best learning!

worm farm

While RGC went to sport RAM visited the Fish Farm. We were fortunate to help Mr McCarthy construct the Worm Farm. We were so excited to be involved in this process. We learnt about the different foods that worms eat and discussed certain foods they cannot eat. After we finished putting together the worm farm we fed the Rainbow Trout. The Rainbow Trout were very funny- they splashed us! Leo commented “when I dropped the food they wet my hands, three of them”  James shared “they sprayed me water and two drops in my eye” and Jaimie commented  “the water splashed me and in my nose I laughed so much”.

Reflections:

“worms eat compost and bananas “- Lydia

“they eat apples”- Milania

“they needed the wet blanket” – Ameer

“they eat bananas”- James

“coffee” – Lydia

“tea bags” – James

“no lemons”- Aleda

“apples” – Ethan B

“watermelons”- Poppie

“pear” – Lenni

“banana” – Deeksha

Specks of Gold

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Investigative Play

Ravleen: My speck of gold was drawing

Deeksha: My speck of gold was watching the puppet show

Emily: My speck of gold was watching the girls do their dance

Hudson: My speck of gold was watching the girls do their dance

Michael: my speck of gold was playing with the blocks, making the race track.

Ethan B: My speck of gold was making a hills racing track

Krish: My speck of gold was watching the puppet shoe

Reuben: My speck of gold was watching the puppet show

Guneet: My speck of gold was making a dsrawing for Miss Canala

Gurshaan: My speck of gold was playing in the block corner

Alannah: My speck of gold was making Mabel a backpack

Grace: My speck of gold was making a backpack for Mabel

Catholic Identity Day

We celebrated Catholic Identity day. Our morning started with a blessing from Father Shibu, he shared with us
“I am precious in the eyes of God” and “God has given me a lot of love.”

We returned to our classroom and  The Village went into investigations and used our one hundred languages to explore and participate in a range of provocations based around our Catholic Identity. Also embracing the pillars of Ecology and Pedagogy.

We explored the following provocations:

  • Mindfulness on the laptops
  • Mandalas
  • Washing and caring for God’s creatures
  • I am made in the image of God portraits
  • God’s creation sequencing
  • Jesus and the Children
  • Ash Wednesday
  • Painting crosses
  • Nativity play
  • Indigenous dot painting and dreaming stories
  • Gratitude cards

 

We also shared a liturgy about friendship with REF, REQ, 1EN and 1SA and enjoyed a shared lunch!

Specks of Gold – Catholic Identity Day

Deeksha: My speck of gold is having Shared Lunch

Anoop: My speck of gold are going to the hall

Michael: My speck of gold is going to the hall

Krish: My speck of gold was playing with Michael with the magnets

Emily: My speck of gold was going to the hall

Aleda: My speck of gold was making a cross

Leo: My speck of gold was Shared Lunch

Reuben: My speck of gold was drawing the mandalas

Alannah: My speck of gold was sharing my fruit salad

Jaimie: My speck of gold was playing next door

Gurshaan: My speck of gold was doing the liturgy

Lidia: My speck of gold was doing the dot painting

Ameer: My speck of gold was doing the mandalas and washing the animals

Lakyn: My speck of gold was the mindfulness music and calming down with the music

Sara: My speck of gold was drawing

Learning Powers at Log Park

While RAM were at sport, RGC went to log park. While we returned to class we spoke about how we were using our Learning Powers while we were there.

Lakyn: I used Mr Parrot’s learning power, creativity

Guneet: I used creativity to make a house

Matilda: I used collaboration to make the letter T with Katrina

Gurshaan: I used my curiosity to make numbers

Ekmann: I used creativity to make the fire

Jackson: I make the number one, I used my curiosity

Hudson: I used my belonging because I was playing and having fun with my friends

Grace: I used my hope and optimism becasue I was playing with my friends

Sara: I make a see-saw, I used Mr Giraffe’s learning power, curiosity

Krish: I was building with the stairs and I used Mr Parrot’s learning power, creativity