Today we started our day with a game of pass the parcel. BUT today was different… it wasn’t your usual game of pass the parcel. We had two parcels. One wrapped in newspaper and one wrapped in bright colourful wrapping paper. We first asked the children what parcel they would rather and why. We then started and went around and around with the two parcels at the same time. Anticipation was building and the children didn’t know which box was going to stop on them. The final boxes landed on Eva and Anna. The children opened them at the same time only to realise the boring newspaper box was filled with some prizes and the colourful box was filled with dirt. We put the two boxes next to each other and then asked for the children’s what they thought the thoughts and reflections
Mia– If they were people and you say that’s boring it would make them sad
Anna– I think bad people can turn into good people
Aurora– it doesn’t matter what you look like on the outside people always love you on the inside
Jasmine– You decided to make the beautiful wrapping paper on the one that has dirt and the boring paper on the one that was the presents
Ann– Looks don’t matter only your heart matters inside
Lucky winner and you have the opportunity to share the prize
Anna– I want to give one to Aurora
WHO IS GOD?
PRAYER – GOD’S BEAUTIFUL CREATION
Following on from our lesson this morning exploring who is God, we watched this video on creation for prayer. We then asked the children to reflect on their images of God created from this morning and if there was any of these things in the video.
Akemjot– Sky and sea
Aiden– Moon, stars and clouds
Darcy– Trees and birds
Does anyone have any prayers they would like to share with us today?
Rehat – Dear God thank you for our teachers and the wonderful classroom, Ame
Mia– Dear God thank you for my lovely family and my lovely baby brother, Ame
Nate– Dear God thank you for creating us and without you we wouldn’t be alive
Aurora– Dear God even though my Nonna is in heaven I know you look after her.
Raf and Kurt used ICT to perfect their Dragon Ball Z drawing skills
Jaiden, Zac, Darcy and Krystian worked together to create an incredible marble run!
Nate, Akemjoy, Noah, Ash and Lucas used Lego to make a little city
Eva, Lara, Ebony and Nevada used arts and craft to create little accessories for their dolls
Joseph, Dion and Deakyn created an Origami shop!
TCross, Rehat and Kristina made a shop!
What are the Character Strengths?
Keren – Creativity: Being creative like building a house
Nate – Kindness: Helping someone
Eva – Perseverance: Not giving up
Ava – Collaboration: Working together
Lucas – Teamwork: Working together
What is your Top Character Strength?
Mia – Social Intelligence
Joseph – Humour
TCross – Teamwork
Dion – Teamwork because I like doing things with my friends
What Character Strength do you most value and why?
SPECK OF GOLD
Raf – My speck of gold is playing on my laptop
Jas – My speck of gold is dancing for Assembly with Ann
Zac – Probably making that marble track
Miss Moore – My speck of gold was hearing what children value in this classroom and remembering character strengths
We begin our learning journey together on this warm Wednesday morning. This morning we are headed to the Library for our first borrowing session and then to the Centre to see Signora Nunez for Spanish! We will spend the rest of our day getting to know each other through various different engaging activities!
Miss Michalak welcomed us back into the library for 2019. Our library time is every Wednesday in Lesson 2. The library is a quiet space to listen to a story that the teacher reads to you and then we have time to borrow and read them! In year 3 we are allowed to borrow 4 books. This could include our readers, novels, some non-fiction books or even some picture books.
HOLIDAY GRATITUDE PRAYER
Zac- I think its about someone special
Mia- He needs people souls to be nice
Mary- The boy is scared but he knows God is protecting him
Rehat- No body is scared because you know God is right next to you
Aurora- He is going through death, but he knows God will support him with every choice he makes
Holiday Reflections- What were you grateful for in your holidays…
Joseph: I went to Sydney with my family
Aiden- I went to the Phillipines and then after I went to Singapore to stay in a hotel
Lucas- Celebrating my mums birthday
Noah- My birthday that was two days ago
Jevan- Going to Victor Harbour and boogie boarding
Darcy- I was grateful to spend time with my family
Annaliese- It was my step dads birthday and I had a pool party
Cierra- Going to a caravan park with my grandma and grandpa
Rafel- I went snorkelling at wool bay and I saw a sting ray.
Zac- I went to New South Wales, we were in a cabin, I went down this big waterslide and we went somewhere else.
Nate- I went to Pt Broughton and I saw a kangaroo there.
Ashvarn- A few days ago I went to the big rocking horse and I fed a kangaroo
Ava- I went to Sydney with my friends and cousins and we played lots of games together and saw Miss Moore on the plane on the way back to Adelaide.
Aurora- I went to a town called Broken Hill and my dad grew up there so I saw some of my family.
Dion- I went to West Beach caravan park.
WE ARE ALL BORN FREE
We have a super special task of presenting the first assembly of 2019. This assembly is next Friday of Week 2! Our assembly is based around the book ‘We are all born free.’ This book talks about all the different rights ew have as children. Together, we listened to this story.
The first part of our assembly preparation involves learning a new song and dance. The song speaks of feeling empowered being ourselves and living in the moment! This is exactly the kind of values we are going to celebrate in 3IB and 3JM this year. We showed a growth mindset towards our first challenge!
This year we will be using Class Dojo as a form of positive reinforcement for allllllll the inspiring, kind and positive behaviours we witness.
Each student has their own avatar in which they can control. We discussed what these behaviours might look, sound and feel like before brainstorming some whole class rewards! We loved hearing these quirky suggestions and are excited to see how this will support our learning community growing together.
Jake – Mindfulness is a little moment where you can just relax and have some time
Ann – It is time where you can relax and turn off to relax a little
Akemjot – It is a time where you don’t speak to anyone and just kind of lay down
Mia – You have your own space and listen to music
I AM HERE
We spent the afternoon creating self portraits to match our instant photos that Miss Moore took of us today. We will post photos once we have all the blog permission forms back!
Thank you so much for a wonderful first day back! We will see your bright, happy faces tomorrow morning 🙂
We acknowledge that the lands we meet on are the traditional lands of the Kaurna people.
We welcome and celebrate all of our student backgrounds in 3IB and 3JM!
We are bursting with happiness and joy to welcome you to our Class Blog for 2019.It is here where you can keep up to date with everything that is happening inside our learning space as well as important dates and notices. In order for us to post images of you child learning, communicating and growing, we need the Making Learning Visible Form to be returned ASAP. This was sent home with your child today.
The first of those important dates is nextMonday February 4! This is our Parent Information Night to be held in our classroom (Room 25 & 26). This is a casual meet and greet evening beginning at 6pm 🙂 We hope to see you then.
Our next special day is Friday of Week 2. This is our assembly! 9am sharp in the hall to witness our talents and first fortnight of learning on display.
Parent/Caregiver communication is paramount in building trusting and positive relationships. Please don’t hesitate to contact either of us. Our email addresses are as follows;
Attached below is a digital copy of our Welcome Letterthat was sent home with your child today. Please please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any queries.