During play, the children noticed that I was taking observations on a clipboard with a list of children’s names. Navya got some paper and stapled it together and began to colour in some paper to create her own clipboard. I then found some spare clipboards and class checklists that the children were able to use to mark off the children. They also asked to use the pop sticks for choosing assistants. The children played some great games of ‘school’s’, taking the roll, choosing the assistants and telling children where the right place to sit is.
This morning I had help from Eva, Jacob B, Jacob F & Kobe B to take some play photos.
Today our assistants are Carmelo and Kobe B.
Today for literacy we listened to the alphabet phonics song:
We also thought about what letter our names start with and stood up when we heard the letter:
A: Annabella and Anoop
E: Eva, Ethan J, Ethan B, Emily
J: Jacob B and Jacob F and Jason
K: Kobe B and Kobe H
M: Mila and Maddison
N: Nikolas, Nevaeh and Navya
S: Sonny, Saniah and Sara
We followed on with some phonics, looking at ‘c’ ‘k’ and ‘ck’. The children did a great job of thinking about ‘c’ ‘k’ words.
Navya: castanets, cat, cage, Kayden, coke
Nevaeh: cat, Carmelo
Grace: Carmelo, cat
Kobe B: castanets, Kobe
Jacob F: car
Kobe H: can
At 11:45am, we had a lockdown drill. The children heard the bell and came to sit on the mat. We had a chat about what the bell means and what we need to do. I reassured the children that there was nothing bad happening, but we were practicing for any time that something unsafe is happening outside. The children did a great job of sitting on the mat until the bell finished sounding.
We also spoke about needing to go inside any classroom if we ever hear the bell when we are outside. The children may have some questions when they get home, so please let me know if you have any questions.
I have been very lucky today to have lots of helpers taking photos for me. Kobe H, Jacob F and Jacob B were very helpful in taking photos of the other children playing.
After lunch we had some 6/7’s come to read with us. The children enjoyed sharing their books with them.
We then continued to play until it was time for Come Read with Me. The children continued their play from this morning, using the clipboards and checklists, Lego and laptops and drawing. The home corner also got some use for the first time today.
The children have also discovered that our pack up song, Can’t Stop the Feeling is on the class laptops, so have enjoyed listening to that and singing along.
Nikolas and Kobe B worked together to build a really tall dinosaur. When they were finished, they invited the whole class to come and see it.