Specks of Gold

Each afternoon we end our day with a positive note. We focus on something that has made us happy during the day, our very own speck of gold from the day…

Ethan B: My speck of gold was making Bay Blades with the Lego

Ebony: My speck of gold was doing singing practice

Milania: My speck of gold was listening

Ekmann: My speck of gold was painting the fairy house

Annabella: My speck of gold was being with Grace

Reuben: My speck of gold was making a Bay Blade with Lego

Alannah: My speck of gold was making a house

Sara: My speck of gold was playing shopping

Grace: My speck of gold was painting the fairy house

Emily M: My speck of gold was playing in the construction corner

Krish: My speck of gold was doing the shopping

Ameer: My speck of gold was doing the fairy house with Ebony

Leo: My speck of gold was the laptops with my friends

Ethan J: My speck of gold was playing Lego

Learning and exploring through play

Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination and their physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Play is important to healthy brain development. It is through play that children  engage and interact in the world around them.

 

Have a look at the fun we had while learning through play today…

Specks of Gold

Guneet: My speck of gold was making food in the mud kitchen

Grace: My speck of gold was playing with the babies

Ethan B: My speck of gold was making a paper aeroplane

Ebony: My speck of gold was being a bucket filler

Siddha: My speck of gold was playing in the shop

Gurshaan: My speck of gold was practicing the mass songs

Jaimie: My speck of gold was was drawing on the paper and cutting it out

Awan: My speck of gold was playing with the list

Literacy Investigations

This morning we explored a range of Literacy based provocations. We explored oral language, letters, words and sentences.

The Good Samaritan

This afternoon we read the story about the Good Samaritan. We reflected on how being like the good Samaritan and being like Jesus was similar to our philosophy of being a Bucket Filler. We reflected on the ways that we could be like the Good Samaritan;

Katrina: I’m a good Samaritan when I’m helping people

Grace: I’m a good Samaritan when I help someone when they fall over

Deeksha: I’m a good Samaritan when I’m being nice and saying nice words

Ebony: I’m a good Samaritan when I’m saying “I like my teacher” or “I like my class”

Krish: I’m a good Samaritan when I’m helping people to make friends

James: I’m a good Samaritan when I’m sharing

Ekmann: I’m a good Samaritan when I’m listening to other people

Literacy

We began our morning with Come Read with Me, a time where we are able to share books and stories with our friends and teachers. It was fantastic to see so many confident readers! We then engaged in a range of literacy-based provocations. We wrote words and letters we know, matched sounds and letters, used our oral language, and told stories with puppets. Take a look at our learning;