We started our day with a place value Kahoot. The children then worked through some place value activities. The children were refining their skills in how to work out where numbers are in hundreds, tens and ones.
Miss Battifuoco is a whizz at different fitness games to get our heart rate up. Today she introduced a new game to us called ‘Ant Attack‘.
Today the children wrote a letter to God. They were able to write prayers, questions or simply have a conversation. They wrote some really beautiful things. Click on the images to read what the children wrote.
This is our second to last gratitude writing for the year. It has been a wonderful opportunity for the children to learn how to write and draw reflecting on things they are grateful for. We hope that after the year ends the children can continue to weekly reflect creating an attitude of gratitude throughout their life.
Write a story about what is happening in the gif below…
We played a round of sprint dodgeball! Today we mixed up the teams and saw great teamwork by all.
Why is giving better or what can you give to others?
Krystian- Giving is better because if someone doesn’t have anything you can give them what they need
Dion- Give poor people food if they don’t have any
Holly- Giving is better because if you give people different things it will make their heart filled
Cierra- I can give people toys if they don’t have any
Lynn- Giving is better because if you give maybe you can receive
Frankie- Giving is better because if someone doesn’t a lot of food or money you can give them food or money so they can be happy
Bianca- Giving is better because if you see someone on the street that is homeless you can give them money or food
Prayers for giving…
Kurt- Dear God, please let other people be nice and give other people things because if other people might not have what they need
Mason- Dear God, please let my family live longer or I won’t know what to do
Noah- Dear God, please make everybody nice so we can give people clothes if they don’t have any
Libby- Dear God, please help people that don’t really know that giving is better than receiving
Mia- Dear God, please help people that don’t have enough money
Jake- Dear God, please keep everyone not poor and homeless because then we wouldn’t have to give them as many things as we do now
The children worked on their on investigations between recess and lunch.
This afternoon we worked in groups to present some drama provocations. The children were split into groups of 4 and were given a Christmas provocation. They had to choose a narrator and then act out the provocation.
Below is the provocations. The children did an INCREDIBLE job at performing in front of the rest of the class.
This afternoon we said goodbye to our friend Will. He is moving interstate and is going on a holiday before he goes. We will miss you Will!
Today is the last day the children will borrow for the year. Their books will need to be returned for the end of the year next week.
The story we read today was ‘The First Christmas.’
Thank you to Holly and Anna who read the story to us.
What was the story about?
Angok – It was about three kids
Jevan – It was about Christmas and Jesus being born
Lynn – It was about the first Christmas
Aurora – It was about how it was the first Christmas and how Christmas started. It told us that Jesus’ birthday is on the same day as Christmas
Bianca – It was the first Christmas
Jasmine – We got to answer some questions about our art work that we made
What is Advent?
Krystian – On Christmas they light candles about Jesus. They represent emotions
Deakyn – There are feelings in the candles. Love, joy…
Cierra – Advent is when we light a candle eery week until Christmas
Libby – Advent is when you have candles and the 4 meanings are; peace, love, joy and hope and one for when Jesus is born
Jevan – Advent is where you light candles and there are three purple candles and one white for Christmas
Mia – Every Sunday we light a candle in church and on the last Sunday you light the last the candle
Following on from our learning about Advent on Monday the children reflected using art their interpretation of the advent candles. Here is the children’s interpretations…
The children were agents of their own mindfulness this afternoon when they had to choose how they would relax their body. There was a list of different choices that we have done over the year for them to choose from.
This afternoon we used all of our math skills in a whole class quiz.
Please remember to bring back excursion notes and pay for dining hall shared lunch.
Would you rather Father Christmas came down the chimney or through the front door…?
Provocation: Find a partner and give each other different math sums to work out and record!
We visited Grevillia Park today. Skills of collaboration, teamwork, risk-taking and nature play were on show! Look at our awesome group photo at the end 🙂
PRAYER – What really happens when we are grateful?
Libby – You can get better sleep
Angok – Smile more
Nevada – You become happier
Jevan – You get kinder so you can do other stuff for people
Lynn – When you are grateful, peoples minds get happier and they even try their best for something
Anna – You can help people and tell them something like a compliment
Holly – When you’re grateful you’re calmer
Bianca – When you’re grateful you’re calm and kind
Ava – When you’re grateful you can feel more happy and get rid of all the bad things that come into your mind
Annaliese – When you’re kind you have to be nice to everyone
What are you grateful for already in your day?
Libby – I am grateful for going to the park because it was really fun
Makur – I am grateful for the park and recess
Mia – I am grateful for going to the park
Frankie – I am grateful for the food that I ate today because some people don’t have a lot of food
Rhoda – I am grateful for the brainteaser that we did this morning
Lara – I am grateful for playing with my friends at the park
Anna – I am grateful for playing handball with friends and being a dinosaur with Jake
Bianca – I am grateful for the park because we played there
Jevan – I am grateful for fitness so we could have fun with our friends
Ava – I am grateful for playing with Bianca and playing spies
MATHS – PLACE VALUE RECAP
Together we discussed the different facts of place value that we know! We spoke about the different values of each column and how to represent numbers using expanded form and blocks! Each of us had a go at representing different numbers using different forms of place value.
Makur – We played European Handball and I got to score
MINDFULNESS – ONLINE STORY BOOK
This afternoon together we read our new Shared Text…..
What type of character was the Grinch at the start?
Jevan – He was a mean character. He took all the presents and everything in the house
Akemjot – Because I think he wanted to ruin Christmas for everyone so he could get all the presents
Anna – The Grinch was mean and awful at the start because he didn’t really like Christmas because it was too noisy. He was feeling left out
Lynn – I think the Grinch stole Christmas because he heard everyone singing and it made him have a headache so he ruined Christmas so they could stop
Deakyn – He took all the presents from the people and he saw them still celebrating Christmas
What did the people in Who-ville do once they found out the Grinch was trying to ruin Christmas?
Angok – They sing
What did this show to The Grinch?
Ann – They still want to celebrate Christmas even without presents they still wanted to celebrate they wanted to give than receive
We were given various activity provocations originating from the story – The Grinch including; Character Profiles, Wanted Posters etc.
Have a lovely night! We will see you tomorrow for library borrowing day!
Anna – A mood is like your emotions and how you feel
Holly – So you can be happy
Lynn – You might feel sad or surprised and that is your mood
Libby- A mood is when you might feel happy, sad or surprised
Nate- A mood is when you are feeling angry, happy or sometimes sad
Cierra- A mood is when you can feel an emotion
Mia- A mood is when you have emotion
Akem- A mood is when you have emotion like a happy feeling you are kind to people and a angry feeling you would be crazy
Provocation: How can you steer your mood into a better one?
Iris – Reading a book
Holly – By doing all the stuff I like and that makes me happy
Anna – Thinking good thoughts
Nevada- By believing in myself
Kurt – Going into a peaceful place
Deakyn – Thinking about good things from the past
Ann – Hanging out with friends and playing Roblox
Aidan – By blading with my friends
Ebony – Hanging with my friend and family
Jake – Think about good things and seeing Mickey Mouse
Jevan – Helping other people out because that makes me happy
Darcy – Doing nice things and thinking about smiling
Makur – Think about doing nice things
Andy – By playing
Ava – Remember my uncle bringing me things from Japan
Bella – Doing chores for my family
Rhoda- My reading books and playing with my friends
Cierra- By thinking happy thoughts and always smiling
Libby- Thinking about all the things that make me happy
Mia- Thinking about good things and reading books that are my favourite
Akem- By doing finger breaths because they control my mood
Liz- Thinking of something exciting that is happening
Raf- Playing with my dad and my friends
Kristina- By going into a peaceful place and not thinking about bad things
TT- By calming my self down and maybe even try to solve what is going on
Keren- I can think about good memories and happy things
Joey- Playing with my friends
Mary- By saying positive things to my self to fix the problem and reading books
Dion- Thinking about the good things and not the bad things
Frankie- Thinking about good things
Nate- By thinking about things I like
Noah- Helping my mum dad and sister
Lara- Making up quickly if I fight with my family
Eva- Hanging out with friends and family and putting a smile on my face
Jaiden- I can make my self be happy
Annaliese- When people say sorry it makes me happy
Krystian- When I talk to my friends and play
This is our school.
Let peace dwell here. Let the room be filled with contentment. Let love abide. Let there be among us care of all people, love for one another and love for life its self. Let us remember that as many hands build a school so many hearts make a home. God Bless Our School. In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen.
Ava- Dear God, please look after my whole entire family, Amen
Kristina- Dear God, thank you for my friends. Amen
Lynn- Dear God, please let the bush fires end in Sydney, the fire fighters are using so much stamina, Amen
Mia- Dear God, thank you for the school so we can learn stuff and make friends, Amen
Aurora- Dear God, thank you for my mum and dad because they do lots for me and when we found out I needed to get my tooth removed I knew it would be a lot of money so I am grateful my dad goes to work to earn money for me, Amen
TT- Dear God, thank you for moods and feelings because if we didn’t have any moods or feelings we wouldn’t be able to express ourselves, Amen
Darcy- I made a Christmas present house, I made a tiny one then a big one with Jaiden
Jaiden- Me and Darcy made a small Christmas present and Christmas house
Jevan- Me and Jake made a Christmas town and it had different houses and a workshop
Mia- In investigations, me and Keren discovered about all the planets and we learn’t new things
Annaliese- Me and Bianca made a box and we put a door and made these letters and put sticky tape and stuck it onto the thing
Today for mindfulness we did some reading.
This afternoon we explored Advent. The children learnt what Advent means, the significance and use of the candles of Advent in the lead up to Christmas. They then had to share their learning in their own way. Some children choose to write, draw, type, make iMovies or use other digital technology programs.
Today we brought back our Thursday Think Outside the Box Brainteaser. The children had to use the image below to create a new picture but it couldn’t be a Christmas tree.
This is what they came up with…
Today we continued our drama experiences. The children did a warm up activity where they had to say their voice in a monster voice around the circle, they all then said hello in a robot voice. We then played a game of walk across the circle. The children put up their hand if they wanted to have a turn and then crossed the circle in different ways. For example like a ballerina, like an astronaut, bird, car and so on. We then played a game of charades. It was a lot of fun.
We saw a lot of patience and perseverance as the children stepped out of their comfort zones to act in front of the class.
Round 2 of Sprint Dodgeball. This time it was 3IB’s turn to kick and 3JM’s turn to field. Here are some snaps of the children during the game.
Today for prayer the children came in to a provocation on the board. We want them to be reflective during prayer and think about the person Jesus was and the qualities he displayed.
ART – Sunflower Art
We read the story Lemonade in Winter for mindfulness today.
MATH- Vertical Subtraction
This afternoon we continued our learning with vertical subtraction and the children used their subtraction skills to answer lots of vertical sums.
Please remember to pay for dining hall lunch ($5) on the app or bring in the money to school and return the excursion note.
Ebony – We had to use realism to draw different Spanish art
Today we read the story ‘Dasher‘ written by Matt Tavares.
What did you like about the story? What was the moral?
Jevan – Always be with your family
Deakyn – It was explaining about Christmas and Santa
Ava – No matter what you do you can always get to your dreams
We borrowed our new books for the week and began reading them! Please remember to be bringing your backs home and back to school each day for as much practice as possible 🙂
We drew on our friend Mr. Mojo to help us with prayer today. We watched a new video about RESPECT.
Why did Katie show Mojo the special VIM mirror?
Jake – Katie wanted to show Mojo that he wasn’t being nice to his friends and he was kind of bossy and strict
Libby – Katie showed Mojo because she might have saw how strict he was being
Cierra – She showed him the mirror because she thought he was being a bit rude to everyone
Lynn – Katie showed Mojo the mirror because she wanted to see the mirror so he could see if he’s rude or not
Was Mojo not being respectful? Is that different from being mean?
Jevan – Respecting people means being kind to them and disrespecting means being mean to them
Ash – Respecting means respect people the way you want. If you put dis in front that means you aren’t respecting
Akemjot – Respecting means if you want to be respected good that means others do too
How did Jesus show respect?
Mia – Jesus showed respect by making the world a better place and helping people
Aidan – Jesus showed respect by giving us the world
Anna – Jesus showed respect by being kind to others and doing what they want
Rhoda – Jesus showed respect by not stealing
Frankie – Jesus was showing respect by being to other people and helping them
Kurt – Jesus was showing respect by helping a blind man
Building on our learning surrounding Procedures today we got the chance to create our own free choice Procedure!First of all we discussed what every successful procedure needs…
TITLE, METHOD, PICTURES, VIDEO IF YOU WISH!
Ava – Clay making
Mia – Drawing
Kurt – Drawing
Jevan – Making a house out of blocks
Aidan – Putting a Bey Blade together
Libby – How to make slime
Mary – How to make slime
DD – Recipe
Lara – Drawing
Anna – Drawing
Maddox – Origami
Andy – Origami
Jake – Making a house out of blocks
Cierra – Drawing
Keren – Drawing
Kiziah – Slime
Ebony – How to make a lego house
Eva – How to make a lego house
Will – How to do maths
Jaiden – Drawing
Lucas – Drawing
Tcross – Slime
Kristina – Slime
Dion – Drawing
Mason – Drawing
Samurai – Paper airplane
Ash – Drawing
Holly – How to make a house out of sticks
Akemjot – Drawing
Lynn – How to make slime
Frankie – How to build a house out of sticks
Rhoda – How to build a house out of sticks
The perfect experiment on a day like today… HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR HEAT TO BE ABSORBED!? The great part of our science learning is that it links in perfectly with procedure writing!
Provocation: Metal spoon, plastic spoon, wooden spoon, butter, hot water… which will absorb heat the quickest?!
Lucas – I think the metal spoon will get the hottest
Kurt – I think the metal spoon will absorb it and melt the butter
Lara – I think the plastic spoon will be hot
Together as a class we completed the science experiment write up step by step. Some kind volunteers helped us place the butter on each spoon and we had our helpful timersready to record how long it took for the butter to start to melt. We then wrote our own conclusion about the results of the experiment.
MINDFULNESS – READING
We finished off our warm afternoon with some charade practice! We guessed different moves, emotions and actions.
Libby also shared with us her solo calisthenics video – well done Libby we think you’re super brave!
Today the procedure we will be looking at is ‘How to tie your shoe laces!’. Miss Battifuoco showed an example of the procedure including pictures and videos, the rest was up to us 🙂
Today Miss B invented a new game for fitness. We played 3Jm vs 3IB in a game of sprint dodge ball. One team would roll the ball to the other and they would have to kick the ball and then sprint between two cones. The fielding team would then have to try to get the person who was sprinting. Today we got to play one round and will hopefully play another tomorrow or Thursday.
Nate and Will conducted our prayer reflection today. Nate spoke and will scribed.
Nate – What was the song meaning in the video?
Krystian-It was about love courge
Ava-Nothing can get to your and hope
Akemjot-The song was about love and kindness
Mia-All dreams are wonderful
Anna-I think the video was about teamwork because the dear helped the sheep and the bunny get up
Prayers for today:
Jake- Dear God, thank you for this world because if we didn’t have planet earth we would be flying in space
MATH – Vertical Subtraction
We introduced vertical subtraction and the children had a go at some different sums that challenged their skills. We will continue this learning this week.
This afternoon the children did a math assessment that focused on a range of different skills we have learnt this year. This enabled them to recap these skills and use them in different number and worded questions.
FRANKIE’S 9TH BIRTHDAY
Bucket Filling for FRANKIE!
Holly- You always have a smile on your face
TT- Since I first met her she is very funny and has lots of humour and lets everyone in the game
Aidan- You are a good girl
DD- You are generous and kind to your friends
Rhoda- You are kind and beautiful
Eva- You are beautiful, lovely and kind
Libby- You are a beautiful, kind, loving and amazing friend