Patterns!

Today after Recess REQ and REF looked further into patterns! Mr Robot from the video helped us to learn patterns.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBjjxSx45-Q

We then used ourselves to make patterns with different colours, shapes and letters. we then had time to investigate our own patterns using pipe-cleaners and beads as well as a pattern game on the laptops.

Navya said “a pattern is something that repeats and goes over and over again”

Excursion Reflection

We had such an amazing day on our excursion today, but we were very exhausted when we got back to school! After a rest, we reflected on some of the amazing things we saw.

What did you see at the museum today?

The Aboriginal paintings, spot painting – Sonny
The dinosaurs – Dung
T-Rex – Tanish
I saw an arrow for animals and fish and something – Richard
I saw pictures of people. The people were talking on the TV and I listened – Hayley
I saw the big giant weapon – Oliver
I saw spears for killing animals so they can eat – Jacob B
I saw a boomerang. There were lots because there’s lots of different colours – Dimi
I saw the mask and it was brown and red – Aaron
I saw Aboriginal people school – Eva
I saw the boats. There was a thick one and a long one – Jacob F
There’s small boats for babies and kids and the big ones are for mums and dads – Richard
I saw a koala, he was eating – Daniel
I saw a lion moving his tail – Kobe B
I saw people making fire and making food – Sierra
I saw a picture with people on it – Mya
I saw the boomerangs and they were different shapes and they were different colours because the Aboriginal people made them different and colourful – Sonny
I saw a squid – Ivan
I saw a dinosaur – Richard

The children were then given time to do their own reflection on the day. Some children chose to record in PhotoBooth, others did drawings. Max asked if he could do a dot painting, which became a popular choice among the children.

Check out some of the the things we saw today:

Stay tuned for more photos at our assembly in week 6!

SNAILS!

Today at Recess, Daemon found a snail! He brought the snail into class after Recess and all of the children were so excited. Daemon and Max helped Miss Lowen to be the teacher. We observed the snail closely and asked Daemon where he found the snail. He told us it was in the leaves and we thought this could be because a snail might eat leaves. REQ and REF then thought that we could go on a snail hunt! First we started in the log park but we couldn’t find any there because there were no leaves. We then went and looked in trees and in the garden and we found 3 snails! When we went back to class Jacob B suggested that we could sit in a circle and take turns looking at our snails while watching a video about snail facts! Nikolas said that ‘a snail uses its shell to protect it from predators’.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bf0Hfq0he_g

Blog Post by Miss Lowen.

REQ & REF Library: T2W4

This week we were lucky enough to go to library all together, as we needed to meet with 4RG to prepare for our excursion tomorrow.

Mrs Michalak chose the book Hickory, Dickory, Dash by Tony Wilson for us to share.

We were very lucky to have Miss Lowen read to us today. The children noticed that there were lots of rhyming words in the story this week.

Excursion Reminders

A reminder that our excursion to the South Australian Museum and Botanic Gardens is taking place tomorrow. The children are very excited and we cannot wait to explore Indigenous artefacts. Below is some information as a reminder for tomorrow.

The bus will depart from school at 9:00am and will return at approximately 2:30pm. Our classes will be touring the sights of the South Australian Museum and the Botanic Gardens and whilst at the Botanic garden, the students will also get the opportunity to eat lunch (if the weather permits).

On this day, students need to:

  • Wear their sports uniform
  • Bring either their school drink bottle or a bottle from home filled with water (clearly named)
  • Bring their fruit as per normal, but ensure that Recess, Lunch and drinks are packed and labelled in disposable bags
  • Any medication needed (to be held with the teacher throughout the day)

**Please note that there is to be no lunch orders placed on this day

Lunch and recess will be placed in insulated bags and Ms Quigley and Mrs Feher will take care of them while children are in the museum, so please ensure not lunch boxes are sent to school. We will eat our fruit in class before boarding the bus.

Pattern Fish

Today after Recess, REQ and REF talked with Miss Lowen about what a pattern is. We found out that a pattern is something that comes in a certain order and repeats, if it does not repeat it is not a pattern. We read a story called “Pattern Fish” that explored the different patterns that fish have as well as some worded patterns.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_mqVCewsYA

We then talked about what patterns we could make on our own fish that we created. The children drew their own fish or coloured in a fish template, made by Miss Lowen, with their own pattern using various materials of their choice.

Blog post by Miss Lowen.

Indigenous Symbols

This morning before lunch REQ and REF did some investigations with Aboriginal symbols. We talked  about who Indigenous people were and why they are special to Australia. Sonny shared that Indigenous people were the first people ever to live in Australia. We also also talked about dreamtime stories and watched a story about what happened when all the water disappeared, called Tiddalick the Frog.

We looked at how Indigenous people told their stories before we had TV’s and pencils and focussed on the Aboriginal symbols they use in their drawings and dot paintings.

The children drew their own Aboriginal symbols in their learning journals and also made some symbols by placing rocks and bark on the lines. 

Blog post by Miss Lowen.

Come Read with Me, Tuesday W4

This morning was our second session of Come Read with Me. Thank you to Anya and Nevaeh’s mums for joining us on Monday afternoon, and Jacob F’s mum for joining us this morning. Come Read with Me is a great opportunity for the children to share their books with their friends and find joy in reading. It is also a time for us teachers to read with children.

Come Read with Me is every Monday at 2:40pm, Tuesday at 9am and Wednesday at 9am. Each session will run for approximately 20 minutes.

Literacy Investigations

This afternoon REQ and REF worked on our literacy rotation program. The children then wrote a recount about their weekend with a prompting sentence “On the weekend I…” and drew a picture of something they did on the weekend, some children also had a go at writing the thing they did.

After literacy investigations, some parents came and joined us for come read with me before home time.

Blog post by Miss Lowen.