MATESHIP Monday September 23 – Week 10 Term 3

Hi Bloggers!

Welcome to Week 10! Yes.. Week 10! Our last week of Term 3.

Just a reminder that this Thursday night is our School Sleepover. 3 sleeps!

Students will go home from school on Thursday at 3pm, shower, have a snack and return back to school at 5pm in comfortable clothing suitable for physical activity.  The evening will be spent sharing a meal, participating in organised entertainment, watching a PG movie and then sleeping in the Hall.

Upon waking on Friday morning, students will pack their belongings, have breakfast and go to class as usual on Friday.  On Friday, the school is having a fundraiser for the upcoming Spring Fair where students can wear pyjamas for the day with a gold coin donation.

Students will need to bring to the sleepover:

  • Something to sleep on eg. an already blown-up mattress, camp bed or yoga mat
  • Some bedding or sleeping bag and pillow
  • Pyjamas, teddy (optional), slippers or thongs
  • Toiletries (toothbrush/toothpaste/hairbrush/hair ties)
  • Reusable plastic plate, bowl and spoon to use and take home
  • Refillable drink bottle
  • Recess and lunch for Friday (canteen order optional)


POSITIVE EDUCATION

On Thursday for sleepover we will be working together in teams to complete some different activities. Because of this we are going to recap what we know and have learnt already about collaboration and teamwork. We first opened dialogue about what collaboration means…

The children then completed a series of activities on their laptops exploring what it looks and feels like when working in a team and what the positives are. Here are some of their responses…

PRAYER

Today for prayer we talked about the importance of encouragement when working together as a team.

  • Joey- Encouragement is when someone is doing something and they might find it difficult, but you can say to them you have got this or other things to make them feel more confident
  • Frankie- Encouragement is when you tell the truth to someone, like if they are doing a bad job you can help them and tell them how to do it
  • Libby- Encouragement is when someone is doing something, if they are doing a bad job you can say keep trying, if they are doing a good job you can say well done
  • Aurora- I think encouragement is when you have to tell the truth, so if someone is doing something that isn’t as good as they hope it is you can say keep trying and if they are doing a good job you can keep practising as you can always improve
  • Ava- Encouragement is when you see someone who has done something that is great you can say something nice to them
  • T- I think encouragement means when you support someone in your team or group or all different types of people
  • Mia- I think encouragement means that when someone can’t do something you can convince them that they can do it
  • Raf- I think encouragement means, if someone thinks they don’t know something you can make them feel more confident

  • Aurora- I am pretty sure Clive said you have to tell the truth
  • Anna- I think Clive said that you have to tell the truth, if you want to be like God then he tells the truth
  • Libby- I think Clive said about God, that God is proud of us because he made us

  • Cierra- Dear God, I can encourage people at netball when they are trying to shoot a goal and I can say you can do it.
  • Aurora- Dear God, please help me to encourage people when we are working in teams and tell them that they are trying their best and help them to build up their confidence
  • Jake- Dear God, I can encourage people by being nice to them and when they achieve something I can say great job and they will feel prouder
  • Mia- Dear God, I can encourage people when we are dancing by telling people its a great move.
  • Tcross- Dear God, Please help me to be encouraging on Thursday and any other day

INVESTIGATIONS – USE YOUR 100 LANGUAGES TO SHOW COLLABORATION AND TEAM WORK?

T-BALL

Today was our final T-ball clinic for the term. These clinics have been excellent to teach the children new skills and then use them in a positive way as a team when playing a game. Thank you to Baseball SA for providing the clinics for the children.

LITERACY- Adverbs 

Today we recapped what adverbs were building upon our grammar work over the last 3 weeks using nouns, verbs and adjectives. We explored what adverbs are and then how they are used within sentences.

The children then completed different activities using adverbs on a Flipchart.

 

FUTURE Friday September 20 – Week 9 Term 3

FUTURE Friday September 19 

 

ASSEMBLY AND REFLECTIONS

Today’s assembly was by Mr Winter, Mrs Harrison and Mrs Martin’s classes. What learning powers did you see in the Assembly?

  • Angok – I saw creativity by them making the doors
  • Mia – I saw collaboration, how they were working together
  • Ann – I saw belonging because they were including everyone in
  • Darcy – I saw creativity, building all the faces with teachers
  • Bianca – I saw hope and optimism by the little kids speaking
  • Iris – They were really brave to go up on the stage
  • Tcross – I saw curiosity when the doors were going to open and people were guessing what was inside
  • Raf – I saw creativity when they were playing the videos in reverse
  • Kurt – I saw collaboration and creativity when they were making the teachers in Minecraft
  • Anna – I saw creativity when they were doing the reverse things
  • Ava –  I think I saw mindful agency when all the teachers were in after hours doing stuff like talking
  • Joey – I saw mindful agency when they were doing the Parkour in Minecraft

PRAYER 

What does the in mean when we make the sign of the cross?

  • Joey- I think when we say the Father and the Son it means God and Jesus
  • Rho- I think when it says in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit- the Father means God, the Son means Jesus and the Holy Spirit means everybody.
  • Aurora- I think when it says in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit- the Father means God, the Son means Jesus and the Holy Spirit means the bible.
  • Iris- I think when you say Amen it means thank you God
  • Aidan- I think Father means God, the Son means Jesus and the Holy Spirit means angels.
  • Jas- I think the Holy Spirit means if someone dies their spirit will watch over you
  • Mia- I think in the name means- in the name of God and Jesus
  • Jake- I think the sign of the cross means- I think Father means God, the Son means Jesus and the Holy Spirit means angels and when you say Amen means you bless them.
  • Miss B- I think the Father who is God, then Jesus is the Son and the Holy Spirit is something that lives on, and its a way to open dialogue.

Miss Moore talked about the significance of the three persons in the Trinity being in a relationship together and these persons being the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Where have you heard the word Trinity before?

  • Jake- In Mass songs
  • Aurora- in the jewel of the crown
  • Libby- At Church

We made connections to where we have heard the word Trinity before and what we already know. We talked about the relationship being a relationship of love and God’s love for us.

INVESTIGATIONS 

MINDFULNESS- Gratitude Writing 

WRITER’S WORKSHOP/ TEACH A MONSTER TO READ 

 

Thank you to everyone who donated lollies today for Spring Fair. We really appreciate it. 

Have a lovely weekend with your families! 

TRUST the TIMING Thursday September 19 – Week 9 Term 3

Hi all!
Welcome to Thursday September 19

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We spent time this morning filling in our Premiers Reading Challenge forms with all the books we have read.

BRAINTEASER – HISTORY VIDEO PROMPT

https://www.literacyshed.com/legostory.html

In keeping with our theme of past, present and future, our writing prompt for today came in the form of an animated video. A video about the history of Lego. We watched in awe as we learned about the how it came to be.

We then used our agency and decided how personally would like to respond to the clip. Some of us chose to re-tell the story, create our own narrative, write about a time we have used Lego… the possibilities were endless!

PRAYER

We viewed the end part of the Lego History clip for prayer. In the clip, the Lego Warehouse burned down twice! We thought about how God has helped us to persevere with something?

  • Aidan – When I do my work because I will never stop
  • Libby – A time that God has helped me at Christmas I got this big Lego set and it had 10 bags of Lego. It took me a long time to build it and God helped me bit by bit each day
  • Ava – God has helped me with using perseverance because whenever I am at the playground, whenever I do flips, I try to make up my own flips and get people to have a go
  • Darcy – God has helped me with building in Minecraft with a very big house for me Andy and Maddox
  • Noah – God helped me persevere when I am running in soccer
  • Mia – God has helped me persevere when I learned all my times tables when I didn’t know them
  • Holly – God helped me persevere with gymnastics because the skills get harder and harder as I go up
  • Aurora – God helped me persevere with a one handed cartwheel
  • Joey – God has helped me persevere when I was building Lego. It kept on not working out so good, so I kept on trying
  • Cierra – God helped me persevere with acro last year but I kept trying and I could do it
  • Kurt – God has helped me persevere when I started writing with my right hand and broken thumb!

FITNESS

Together we headed outside for some vitamin D and some serious heart rate rising !We love team games in 3IB and 3Jm. It gives us a chance to practice different Learning Powers like collaboration and Character Strengths like Fairness! Today’s game was Capture the Flag.

ART

We began with  the story Katie and the Starry Night.

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The story explores Van Gogh’s masterpiece ‘Starry Night’. As a class we discussed about who Van Gogh was and how this very famous painting came about. We explored the different features in the painting and then the children had a go at creating their own masterpiece just like Van Gogh.

 

MINDFULNESS – SLEEPING SEALS

NUMERACY – TIMES TABLES RECAP!

This afternoon we went through a mini test of our 2, 3, 5, and 10 times tables in mixed up orders. The children then revised their skills using different multiplication games.

 

REMINDER TOMORROW IS CASUAL DAY FOR SPRING FAIR! 

WE ARE TAKING DONATIONS OF BAGS OF LOLLIES! THESE LOLLIES THEN CREATE THE LOLLY STALL AT SPRING FAIR AND HELP US RAISE FUNDS FOR THE SCHOOL.

WARP Wednesday September 18 – Week 9 Term 3

WARP Wednesday September 18 

Today we are going back in a time warp to explore toys from the past! 

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LIBRARY 

Today in library Kristina read the story for 3Jm and Aidan and Jake read the story for 3IB. The story was Dumazi and the Big Yellow Lion.

…On her way to the waterhole, Dumazi finds a big yellow lion caught in a trap. Please save my life and set me free, he begs. But Dumazi knows that lions roaming free eat little Zulu girls like her…

SPANISH 

In Spanish the children explored colours. They had to match pictures to different colours.

PRAYER 

Following on from yesterdays prayer where we opened dialogue about the image of Jesus today children had the opportunity to draw their own image of Jesus. We recapped looking at different artists impressions of Jesus.

HASS 

Toys in the past, present and future! 

Complete a Venn diagram showing the differences in past and present toys!

Create your own labelled toy to exist in the future!

MINDFULNESS 

Today this children used this online drawing website to doodle for mindfulness.

http://kleki.com

LITERACY – Timeline of Life 

 

 

 

 

TENSE Tuesday September 17 – Week 9 Term 3

Hi Bloggers!
Welcome to Tuesday September 17!

Today we continue on with our theme of Past-Present-Future for the week.

LITERACY ROTATIONS

This morning we continued our second week of Literacy Rotations;

  1. Guided Writing with the teacher – we focussed on nouns, verbs and adjectives!
  2. Guided Reading as a group – after reading, write down any verbs that you see in the book!
  3. History ICT Activity – sort the different things into things from the past and present. Why do you think these things change?
  4. Verb Sort – sort the verbs into past or present verbs

We worked in groups to complete all of the rotations this morning. Thanks Mr Coad who helped us out 🙂

PRAYER

Jesus was a man that existed many years ago on planet Earth. What do you think he might have looked like? 

How many years ago was Jesus on the earth?

  • Libby –  It think it was something BC

How many years ago was Jesus alive?

  • Jake- 2019 years ago
  • Annaliese – 200 years ago
  • Ava- 100055 years ago
  • Ann- 125 years ago

Where did Jesus spend most of his time?

  • Aidan- Jerusalem

Adjectives to describe Jesus…

  • Mary- Long hair
  • Maddox- Man, he would have brown hair
  • Andy – Tall
  • Krystian- Magic
  • Kurt- White clothing
  • Raf- Long hair
  • Eva- Blue eyes
  • Bella- Kind
  • Darcy- Healing
  • Jaiden- Shaved beard
  • Mason- Helpful
  • Samurai- Beard
  • Dion- Creative
  • Noah- Old
  • Lucas- Honest
  • Rho- Miracle maker
  • Makur- Smart
  • Jevan- Loving
  • Willian- Generous
  • Ebony- Brave
  • Nev- Long brown hair and short brown beard

The children then closed their eyes and used their imagination to picture Jesus standing in front of them, they prayed to Jesus to look after their loved ones and people they care about.

MATHS – 10x tables bring it on! 

Together we had a quick re-cap of the times tables we have already focussed on – 2, 3 and 5! It was then time to test our selves with a Kahoot surrounding the 10x tables!

Once completed, we answered some open ended questions on our laptops about the 10x tables.

PE

  • Ava – We did Tball a proper game
  • Maddox – I hit it far

MINDFULNESS – GUIDED MEDITATION

LITERACY

Speaking of all this history and thinking about the past and present, our literacy focus this week is TENSES!

We had a little warm-up tense game as a class.

Our independent activity this afternoon was all about sorting and fixing tenses to make sentences and words make sense! The more practice we have, the better our understanding and writing will become!

Have a happy, sunny afternoon!

MEMORY Monday September 16 – Week 9 Term 3

MEMORY Monday September 16

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POSITIVE EDUCATION 

We have been using the language of past, present and future. This morning the children had to think of 4 different special memories and then write why those memories were special.

What do you think your brain DOESN’T remember?

  • Ann – Things that you don’t want to think about
  • Deakyn – Things that are scary and you don’t like it, you can make it disappear
  • Ava – I think its the bad stuff like similar to bad water for living sea creatures
  • Aurora – I don’t think you would remember the first baby food you ate
  • Kurt – Things like nightmares

What do you think your brain DOES remember?

  • Bianca – My brain does remember about playing with my mum in my old house because I really like my mum playing with me
  • Jake – Somethings when you’re eating something and someone asks you something and it was about a week later
  • Deakyn – When you’re a friend from reception like Aidan and Kurt
  • Anna – You remember to wake up like around 7am
  • Ava – I think you can store lots of memories of all the people that you love and is precious to you. I remember most of my teachers name

Before the children moved off to write we brainstormed some different memories….

  • Miss Moore– Going to Fiji with Miss Battifuoco. It was special because we got to meet lots of new people and experience a different culture. We also spent lots of time in the sun and ocean.
  • Maddox – Going to summer
  • Angok – My first soccer game
  • Darcy – I remember going in the summer and going to the beach
  • Jas – When I went to Kurt’s birthday party
  • Jevan – An Essendon game I went to in Queensland
  • Libby – My first birthday, I remember what type of party it was, it was a Giggle and Hoot party at a park
  • Joey- When I met Raf at kindy and I was playing on the swings and Raf asked me to push him
  • Nate- When I met Sonny in kindy and when I first met him there was a fireman at kindy and there was a fire truck and we got to go in the truck and squirt water
  • Krystian- When I had my first day of school
  • Ash- When I first met Jas and DD and they were kind to me
  • Noah- When I met Jaiden in kindy

Here is what the children wrote…

MUSIC 

Today in music the children had their assessments for the recorder.

PRAYER 

Who is the Pope/ what do they do?

  • Jake- Pope John believed in God a lot and Christian’s parsed him because he was one of the most liked Christians
  • Ash- Pope Francis believes in God and tries to teach people to believe in God
  • Libby- I think the Pope prays to God nearly every night and tells people that God is real
  • Aurora- I think a Pope is someone who is like a priest in church and tries to read one bible story every night and prays to God
  •  Anna- I think a Pope is someone who believes in God and Jesus and wants to become a saint
  • Akem- I think a Pope is someone who helps people and tries to help people to read the bible everyday and help them to believe in God and Jesus
  • Tcross- I think a Pope tells bible stories like a priest

Who is Pope Francis…

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Pope Francis (Latin: Franciscus, Italian: Francesco, Spanish: Francisco; born Jorge Mario Bergoglio on 17 December 1936) is the 266th and current pope of the Catholic Church. He was elected on 13 March 2013. He chose the name Francis to honor St. Francis of Assisi.

The pope has two big jobs: He’s the bishop of Rome, which means he has supreme, full, immediate, and universal jurisdiction all over the world (although the title says “Rome,” the job encompasses the whole Church). He’s the head of the entire Catholic Church.

Ecclesiastical letters are publications or announcements of the organs of Roman Catholic ecclesiastical authority, e.g. the synods, but more particularly of pope and bishops, addressed to the faithful in the form of letters. One of these letters is Laudato Si’. Care for our common home. We watched this video and then discussed the importance of it and how we can care for our environment.

  • Noah- Recycle
  • Libby- The food you buy from the shop, like fruit and stuff, you can get some seeds and plant them at home
  • Aurora- You can pick up rubbish if you see any on the floor and plant more trees and flowers to make sure our earth is full of nature
  • Rho- You can always clean the earth clean
  • Anna- When you have old toys you can either save them for someone else, make it into something new or sell them
  • Ash- Don’t throw rubbish in the oceans and if you grow out of your clothes give them a second life by giving them to other people
  • Cierra- When you don’t want something any more and if it doesn’t fit you can give it to the poor people so they can survive
  • Angok- Don’t waste water
  • Bianca- Recycle
  • Joey- I can give donations like old toys to the poor or for people who don’t have much stuff
  • Aidan- You can save electricity by turning lights off when the sun is out
  • Mia- If you have a dripping tap at home you can get bucket and put it under neath and then give it to the plants
  • Tcross- You can use metal straws instead of plastic straws because plastic straws hurt the environment
  • Aurora- We can stop cutting down trees
  • Libby- They said people think there is an unlimited amount of things in the world but there actually isn’t, like if people cut down all the trees there won’t be enough oxygen
  • Akem- If I have any clothes that don’t fit me I can give it to charity

INVESTIGATIONS 

Some provocations for the children today included;

  • Create a timeline of your life. Draw each year you have been alive… What will you look like when you are older? What job do you think you will have? Where do you think you will live?
  • Make a then and now book- comparing things of the past to how they are in the present
  • Create a song about the past, present or future. Write lyrics, create music is Garage Band, make it into an iMovie.

MINDFULNESS 

LITERACY 

This afternoon 3JM did some work with verbs. We recapped what a verb is and then made a list of different verbs we know. The children then completed some verb work before writing their own sentences. They were challenged to include an adjective and noun bringing together the learning we have been completing in the last two weeks.

TBALL CLINIC 


Reminder next Thursday 26th of September (Week 10) is our sleepover.

Students will go home from school on Thursday at 3pm, shower, have a snack and return back to school at 5pm in comfortable clothing suitable for physical activity.  The evening will be spent sharing a meal, participating in organised entertainment, watching a PG movie and then sleeping in the Hall.

Upon waking on Friday morning, students will pack their belongings, have breakfast and go to class as usual on Friday.  On Friday, the school is having a fundraiser for the upcoming Spring Fair where students can wear pyjamas for the day with a gold coin donation.

Students will need to bring to the sleepover:

  • Something to sleep on eg. an already blown-up mattress, camp bed or yoga mat
  • Some bedding or sleeping bag and pillow
  • Pyjamas, teddy (optional), slippers or thongs
  • Toiletries (toothbrush/toothpaste/hairbrush/hair ties)
  • Reusable plastic plate, bowl and spoon to use and take home
  • Refillable drink bottle
  • Recess and lunch for Friday (canteen order optional)

 

MOON LANTERN FESTIVAL Friday September 12 – Week 8 Term 3

MOON LANTERN FESTIVAL FRIDAY 

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HISTORY 

This morning we started our learning about history. Miss B showed a picture of herself and a banana and we talked about how these things change over time. The children told us other things that change over time…

  • Ann and Krystian- Mandarins
  • Holly- Tree
  • Ash- Animals
  • Lara- Buildings- the paint starts to chip.
  • Nate- A classroom would be wood and have no tv
  • Libby– It would have a chalk board not a white board
  • Ash- We wouldn’t be sitting here it would be sitting at desks
  • Tcross- Milk
  • DD- Cheese
  • Iris- Butterflies – it starts as a caterpillar and then gets harder
  • Jake- Ice cream- it gets harder and harder

We then watched a clip about video games changing over time. The clip showed different games and equipment that have changed over time. For example the colours, sounds, graphics, controllers, consoles etc.

https://www.abc.net.au/btn/classroom/history-of-video-games/10522252

The children then completed the following task.

Hey Ava, Happy 9th Birthday! Let us fill your bucket!

  • Bianca – You’re really kind and really smart
  • Holly – You’re a nice friend
  • DD- You’re lovely and kind 
  • Krystian – You are so funny
  • Jas – You are always smiling when you come to school
  • Bella – You’re very funny
  • Jake – You’re a really nice friend and you’re funny
  • Tcross – You’re very creative and beautiful! 

MOON LANTERN FESTIVAL ASSEMBLY 

Well done to 3Jm and 2RG on their Moon Lantern Assembly today. 

Congratulations to 3JM and 3IB who won a class prize for the lantern making competition. 

SHARED LUNCH 

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our shared lunch today. Here are some photos of the children enjoying their lunch together. 

 

MINDFULNESS- Gratitude Writing 

FITNESS 

We ended our day outside today with some fitness on the oval. We continued on with a game that Miss B invented the other day. 

Have a lovely weekend with your families! 

THRIVING Thursday September 12- Week 8 Term 3

THRIVING Thursday 

Today was a busy busy day of assembly preparations and Mass. We didn’t blog our day like usual so please enjoy some Mass photos below.  

Reminder tomorrow is shared lunch. Children are encouraged to bring a plate of shared savoury lunch food to share with the class. Children are allowed to wear red, cultural clothing or school uniform. The Moon Lantern Assembly will be at 11am. We hope to see you all there.