Kristina- Reading important because it makes you learn more things that are inside the book
Keren- It’s a good exercise for your body
Libby- I think its because when we have a book we then can remember the words when we spell and write
Ash- We read so we can read for our lives and we can enjoy reading
Raf- We need to read because for example if you are on facebook or someone is texting you you won’t be able to understand what they are saying
Krystian- Because when we get older our kids might say what does that say and we won’t know if we can’t read
Mia- Reading is a good thing because when you have a job and like a scientist you need to read experiments
Libby- It helps you learn about things like facts that you want to learn.
Noah- We read so when we are older if we are in a meeting we can read something if asked to
Tcross- Its important to read because it is an important exercise for your brain and your mind and it can help you to spell.
Frankie- We read because if we are reading a book that we really like and there is words we don’t know we will get confused.
This weeks story was Bitsy by Nicki Greenberg.
…Through the velvety night, in whispering flight, bats hurry homeward to hide from the light. Eager to huddle away from the sun, cosy and comfortable . . . All except one. Meet Bitsy, a cheeky little bat with daring dreams. Nocturnal Bitsy wants to discover what life is like when the sun comes up. But is the daytime ready for Bitsy? A joyous story about spreading your wings, meeting your monsters, and weaving the magic of friendship…
Thank you to Rhoda who read the story for us in library.
Why do we think bats are nocturnal?
Jasmine – I think when bats go in the day light it hurts their skin
Holly – I think they’re nocturnal
Bianca – I think the bats always go in the night and in the morning they sleep
Anna – I think they were born in nighttime and their parents tell them to stay in there and they got used to it
Ann – Maybe it is because people hunt for them in the day time
Makur – They hate morning because they’re scared if they fly they might get sun burn
Jevan – They don’t go out at day time because their skin is dark and gets hot
Aurora – I think bats get more hotter than animals even though they don’t have the fur coat because black attracts the sun
Aurora – We played a bean bag game with words
PRAYER – Bible Stories
We reflected together on what the story means and we even answered some of each others questions.
SHARED TEXT – 13 Storey Tree House
Today we continued on with our shared text- 13 Storey Tree House. We read chapters 12 and 13 and finished the story off. The children then completed an activity linking in with the poetry we have been doing.
Today for science we explored sinking and floating. The children did an experiment in small groups to test different items around the classroom and record whether they sunk or float. They then had to write a reason why they thought it may of sunk or float.
We then got together as a whole class group to discuss our findings and share our reasons. We then watched this video that explains why things float and sink.
This afternoon we continued our work with our buddies getting ready for our assemblies.
The Moon Lantern Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival is a popular harvest festival celebrated when the moon is at its fullest and brightest.
At Holy Family we will be celebrating the Moon Lantern Festival on:
Friday 13 September
Students are invited to wear traditional or cultural clothing.
The 3JM and 2RG assembly will take place after recess at 11.00am and it will highlight cultural aspects of Moon Lantern Festival. Activities will include a lion dance, singing and sharing of cultural information. The winners of the Lantern Making Competition will also be announced at the assembly.
After assembly, students and families are invited back to their classrooms for a shared lunch. Students are encouraged to bring a plate of food that represents their culture. Please remember that this food becomes the children’s lunch for the day so keep this in mind when choosing what food to bring.
Today in music the children played rhythm detective and also made up their own beats.
This week for Prayer we will be sharing some of our favourite Bible stories.
Angok- God told Noah that he is a good person
Anna- God told Noah that he was the only person that respected God and he told Noah to build an ark for his family and animals so they were the only ones to survive the flood
Lynn- God told Noah that there will be a flood for 40 days and then it will end, then it ended and he sent a dove but it returned as there was no land so then he sent it again and found land and then he made it follow them
Iris- God made a flood for 40 days and people didn’t believe in God and didn’t believe the man who was telling them it was going to happen
Kristina- God told Noah to make an ark because there was going to be a flood for 40 days and Noah didn’t know how to make one so God told him how to make an arc
Ava- I think the story was trying to tell us that if you do good things good things will happen to you and if you do bad things bad things will happen to you
Nate- That they have to be a good person and if you don’t be a good person it is bad
Anna- Treat people as you want to be treated
Cierra- He was doing bad things to people as they were doing bad things back to him
Libby- The moral of the story is always believe in God
Aurora- The moral of the story is always to be reverent and respect God
Ava- Dear God.I hope that no country or any states are coming together to have a war or a fight
Ash- Dear God I hope China and India war stops because I heard on the radio they are fighting
Anna- Dear God please let the people in this world be safe and no be harmed
Aurora- Dear God please look after all the people and help them to use their character strengths and help them to learn
Today for mindfulness we had the story Alice in Wonderland and the Princess and the Frog.
Book Review for your favourite book!
WOW we are 37th in Australia for fundraising for the MS Readathon!
Thank you to everyone for your donations so far. We are now busily adding all the books we have been reading and they should start to show on the fundraising page. Please encourage your children to keep reading at home and we can add their books on in the morning.
Today was a long assembly all about the Lion King. When we were eating our recess we reflected about the character strengths we saw in today’s assembly…
Will- I saw bravery when a reception kid came up to speak
Ava- The character strength I saw was zest and bravery. Zest when they were dancing and bravery for the new kids
Aurora- I really liked all the songs and dancing
Ash- I saw 3 character strengths- Bravery when the little kids tried their best to speak to everyone and another one was perseverance when they kept trying to dance and the last one was zest when they were dancing and using energy
Jevan- I saw bravery when they were dancing because the receptions did a really good job when they were dancing
Krissy- I liked it when they sung Hakuna Matata
Ava- I also saw creativity and humour – when the kids made their mask and when the kids were dressed up in their costumes
Tcross- I liked when they did all the dancing and singing
Annaliese- I liked the receptions dancing
Aurora- I also liked the theme of the assembly which was the Lion King
Today we went to the playground to have our fitness. Some children were doing time trials of the playground turning it into an obstacle course.
DINING HALL FEAST
Wow! What an experience we had today at our first dining hall feast. I had some wonderful helpers who helped me to set up the centre, transforming it into our own dining hall.
The children all came in found their place and then waited to serve their lunch.
They served them selves some spring rolls for entree and then came up to serve their noodles for lunch. They all had a cupcake for dessert 🙂 It was so lovely to share a meal with our buddies all together.
BORN TO BE WILD- ANIMAL SUSTAINABILITY
Mr Holmes who was in for Miss B today bought in a dvd for us to watch on animal sustainability. We watched the short film and then answered some questions…
What is the name of the famous actor who narrated the dvd?
Jadien- Morgan Freeman
Dr Birute Mary Galdika has studied what animal for almost 40 years?
Angok – orangutan
For over 50 years Dame Daphne Sheldrick has rescued and looked after what mammal?
Daphe Sheldrick’s elephant orphanage sits in a corner of which National Park?
What is a poacher?
Will- Human hunters
Why are baby orang-utan’s orphaned?
Joey- they are not strong enough to live in the wild
Jevan- they are taken from their families
How can we help these people who are trying to make a difference?
Joey- stop tearing down the forest
Ash- you shouldn’t take down the trees where people are living
What happened to the elephants tail?
Joey- hyena’s attacked its tail
Elephants have good….?
Mary- their families
Ash- they are very good drinking water out their trunks
Think about a food you don’t like… how could you use a growth mindset to try it?
Why is it important to eat healthy/ mix up your diet?
This weeks art provocation is the book ‘The Dot’.
The children were all given a piece of paper with a random dot somewhere on their page. They then had to use this as a base for their art. This is what they came up with…
What was Vashti’s mindset at the start of the story;
Nate- She didn’t believe in her self that she could draw
Rho- She used a fixed mindset
Jevan – She used a fixed mindset because she said she couldn’t draw
Libby- She used a fixed mindset because she was saying she didn’t know how to draw or how to paint
Holly- She was using a fixed mindset because she said she could only draw a small little dot
Aurora- She used a fixed mindset because she didn’t think she could draw and she was not using enough creativity
How did mindset change;
Annaliese- She kept on trying and never stopped
Ash- She kept on trying to do what the teacher said and it actually came true and she was surprised
Nate- She started from a little dot to a bigger dot and then an even bigger dot and she kept going
Holly- She kept on trying and she had so many dots that she made an art show
Kurt- The teacher told her to preserve
Ava- She used a growth mindset by keep on trying and never giving up and she used creativity to make lots of dots and she used perseverance to keep going on making dots
Anna- She followed the teachers instructions and made a dot and then kept making more dots
Mia- She taught her self that she can become a real artist and used perseverance
Aurora- She followed the teacher and then the teacher kind of tricked her and then she saw the dot and Vashti started making more
Today Ash and Lucas and Mrs H shared about a special day that is today in their culture.
Rakhi is a day to celebrate brothers and sister. Rakhi is a day in Indian culture where a ceremony takes place and brother’s are given a special bracelet to wear as a reminder to protect their sisters for the following year.
Today we had the assumption of Mary Mass.
This afternoon we worked on angles again. The children had to create a picture with angles. They all did a great job.
REMINDER TOMORROW IS DINING HALL SHARED LUNCH.
THE CHILDREN NEED TO BRING A PLATE TO EAT OFF AND A FORK TO EAT WITH IF THEY DO NOT WANT TO EAT WITH CHOP STICKS OTHERWISE THEY WILL HAVE CHOP STICKS TO EAT WITH.
The children practiced their reading skills by reading the stories they wrote in brain teaser to a partner. In this time they are able to hear whether their stories make sense when read aloud and are also able to share with someone else their creativity with story writing.
Prayer before meals…
Round this table, here to pray First we thank you for the day For our family and our friends Gifts of grace that heaven lends Living water, daily bread Countless blessings our God sends Thank you, Jesus, for them all For the great ones and the small When we’re happy, when we’re sad On the good days and the bad We are grateful, we are glad Amen.
Why is it important to pray before eating?
Lynn- It is because you have to be grateful for the food you have
Makur- Bless the food
Bianca- You should be grateful for what you are given
Ava- You should be happy with what you are given because you get food and the homeless don’t get good
Aidan- You should bless what you get
Ash- You should be proud of what food you get and what you eat because some people don’t get that
Krissy- You should be thankful for the food you have been given and you can’t just put it in the bin or it is a waste of money
TT- You should say thank you and be grateful you even have food
Frankie- You should be grateful for the food you have because some people don’t get to eat dinner
Rho- You should be happy for what food you get and it doesn’t matter what it is but don’t waste it
Mia- You have to be grateful for what you go because your mum and dad might not always be able to afford it and the poor might like to eat it even if you don’t
Libby- Be very grateful because some people in the world only get one piece of food a day
What is poetry?
Jake- I think poetry is when your hand is on something and then you spin it around
Cierra- It is when you write to someone you love
Aidan- Poetry is rhyming to someone in a note
Ann- Poetry is when you write something like roses are red violets are blue
Ava- Rhyming song
Libby- I think it is a letter that you write to someone that rhymes and you write something nice about them
We opened dialogue about what we know about poetry and the different types of poetry. Today we are working on rhyming poetry. We used the rhyme ‘Humpty Dumpty’ to unpack rhyme. We read the rhyme together and then picked out the words that rhyme.
This afternoon the children wrote a poem about food. They needed to try and include 6 lines and include rhyme.
IF YOU HAVE NOT PAID FOR SHARED LUNCH PLEASE DO SO TOMORROW MORNING TO AVOID MISSING ON ON FRIDAY! 🙂
Will – I would be a plane so I could travel anywhere
Kiziah – I would be a teddy bear so I can get lots of cuddles
Andy – Pac-man
Jake – I would be one-punch man
Cierra – I would love to be a cute little teddy bear because everyone would cuddle me
Bianca – I would like to be a little teddy bear
Libby – I would be a lucky charm, they’re like fortune cookies but come with bracelets
Noah – I would be a toy plane to travel anywhere I want
Jevan – I would be a toy jet so I could go somewhere very fast
Makur – I would be Thanos so I could rule the world
Mason – I would be a drone so I could fly wherever I want
Bella – I would be a Roblox toy because it would be cool being a toy from a video game
Mary – I would be a teddy bear so I am never lonely
Nevada – I would be a teddy bear so I can lots of cuddles and chill out all day
Angok – I would be Flash so I can be anywhere
Darcy – I would be Spiderman because he saves the day
Holly – I would be a little teddy bear so everyone would want to cuddle me
We didn’t make it outside for fitness this today because of the weather. We have been doing an angle work out in the classroom. Try it at home. Make a right angle, acute angle, obtuse angle and straight angle with your body.
Today for prayer Ebony bought in a special coin for us to use. It has a prayer inside and we read it together as a class group.
Prayers for the weekend:
Akem- Dear God, I prayer that my baby brother stays safe in the holidays
Cierra- Dear God, please look after my aunty and uncle in Sydney because it is stormy over there
Anna- Dear God, I hope my dog is safe if she is still alive
Angok– Dear God, I pray for my friends because they are nice
Holly- Dear God, Please look over my teachers at the weekend and that they have a good sleep at the weekend
Ash- Dear God, I hope we have a safe holidays and a good week and good sleep on the weekend
Darcy- Dear God, I would like to see my mums dad and other brother
Lynn- Dear God, please take care of my teachers and family on the weekend
Bianca- Dear God, take care of my Grandpa
Jevan- Dear God, I pray for that my family and friends are safe and they have a nice weekend
TT- Dear God, I pray for 3IB 3JM to 3Jm to have a safe weekend
Iris- Dear God, please take care of my family
Mia- Dear God, please make my Grandma safe on the plane tonight and whilst she is away
MATH – ANGLES
We continued our learning about angles with a flip chart. The children had to recognise different angles and label them. They also had a go at drawing a right angle, acute angle, obtuse angle and straight angle.
Today for the investigations the children were able to work on different things they are interested in. They are agents of their own learning and practice mindful agency. Mindful agency is being aware of my thoughts, feelings and actions as a learner and able to use that awareness to take responsibility, to plan and manage learning processes.
MINDFULNESS – GRATITUDE WRITING
On Friday’s we reflect on our week and find something we are grateful for. Today the children were grateful for a number of different things…
Have a lovely and safe weekend!
Reminder- Please return and pay for the Dining Hall Shared Lunch that will take place next Friday.
Today in library we read the story Joey and Riley by Mandy Foot. Libby read the story for 3JM and Anna read the story for 3IB.
The children summarised the book….
Joey– Riley and Joey did everything together and Riley got lost and then right at the end he. came back
Rho– In the story Riley and Joey were best friends and Riley was Joey’s dog and then the mum said that they were going to move into time and then his mum said he couldn’t bring Riley and he had to leave him at his pops house and then Riley got lost and then he came back
Angok – Riley found Joey
Kurt – I liked when Joey and Riley reunited
Bianca – I liked when Joey found Riley
Libby appreciated the illustrations in the story “I loved the pictures in the book”. Anna says, “I like the beginning, middle and end.”
Rho– today in Spanish we did stuff on colours and made this game where we had to say what our favourite colour was.
The Story of Mary MacKillop.
Anna -When I am older and have lots of money and I see someone poor or disadvantaged I will give them at least a few dollars
Libby – When I am older I will open a care home for people who have no homes and people who are disadvantaged
Mia– When I am older and have a job as a scientist I will give the poor a handful of money to buy a house
Annaliese– When I am a bit older and I see someone who needs it I will give them my money because I will to be nice to them and not let them feel left out
Nate– I could give people things if they don’t have any
Aurora– I could always use my manners
Lynn– I could make a store and sell some stuff and then the money I get I could give to the poor
Bianca– I will say thank you to people who give me stuff
Cierra– I could give people things I don’t want any more
Joey– I could be kind to people
Eva– I could always be honest and loyal
Rho– I could help people who are sick
Anna– I could open a store and make some money to donate
Mia– I could work at a money factory
Angok– Be kind
TT– I can provide food for the hungry people
Aurora- The whole school already does this when we donate the food to Fred’s Van
Ava– Help with the MS Readathon
Akem– When I am older I can make my own website for donations
13 STOREY TREE HOUSE
Today we read chapters 8 and 9 for the 13 Storey Tree House.
Who were we introduced to in this chapter;
Darcy– Superfinger, his job was to help stuff
What happened in chapter 8?
Libby– they are trying to write a book and they get to distracted but then they finally get a story going
Today for our art lesson we used the bookLet’s Paintas our art provocation. We read the story as a group and then the children had the opportunity to paint as their heart desires. The book was a reminder that there is no mistakes in painting!
…Whether you drip, dot, daub or carefully dab – there is a marvellous, messy world of art waiting to be explored. From exquisitely detailed paintings to crazy kaleidoscopes of colour, art is as essential as the air we breath and much more fun…
Today for mindfulness the children were drawing in their new mindful drawing books.
Both classes began preparation for their assemblies. 3IB’s buddy assembly will be on Friday Week 7 and 3JM’s buddy assembly will be on Friday Week 8. We will be working together over the term to share our learning in preparation.