What a year TOGETHER!
Last Tuesday, December 10
OUTDOOR SCAVENGER HUNT
This morning we went outside for another outdoor scavenger hunt. The children had to choose a partner and then with their laptop head out the oval. There was a lot of different activities that linked all different skills we have explored this year in many different subject areas. For example, religion, literacy, math and the arts.
Today for prayer we reflected on the night Jesus was born and how we would feel if we were there at the time….
- Ava- I would congratulate the people who helped Mary get Jesus out
- Libby- I would feel surprised because the baby was born in a barnyard
- Cierra- I would feel excited and I would want to see it happen
- Anna- I would be proud of Mary and say congratulations to both of them
- Aidan- I would feel happy because baby Jesus is special
- TT- I would feel excited and happy because a very special baby has been born
- Jevan- I would feel happy because the saviour of the world is here
- Makur- I would feel happy because the saviour of the world is here
- Annaliese- I would feel happy because Jesus is nice to lots of people
- Akem- I would feel excited because the saviour of the world is born
- Mason- I would feel good because I get to see the child of God
- Maddox- I would feel happy that baby Jesus was born
- Lara- I would feel excited because Jesus was born
- Holly- I would feel happy and excited
- Joey- I would feel good because I get to see the saviour of people
- Bella- I would feel happy because I get to see the saviour of the world
- Iris- I would feel thankful for Jesus
- Lynn- I would be happy and excited and surprised because Jesus got born
- Aurora- I would feel excited because I got to see the saviour of the universe and also because babies are very cute
Together we played a Christmas Maths Kahoot!
- Aidan – We played European handball
- Kurt – I scored a few goals
MINDFULNESS – SLEEPING LOGS
Together as a class we write kind words about each and every one of us. We sat in a circle and passed our papers around. Our buckets were over flowing by the end!
Stay TRUE to you at Christmas time, it’s Thursday
For our last think outside the box for the year we completed the above.
Our second brainteaser for the morning was to think about our wants and needs at Christmas time. The children had to fill up two different sacks. One was with things that they actually need and the other was with things that they want.
We read the story Bridie’s Boots. This story is a beautiful story about giving and passing on things to charity when you no longer need them.
After reading the story I asked the children what the moral of the story was. I didn’t give any clues, I just read and then asked. I was very proud of their mature responses and ability to take a message from a picture book and relate it back to this time of the year.
- Joey- When you are too old to play with something or a pair of shoes don’t fit you, you should give them to someone who needs them
- Cierra- I think the moral of the story was that its not always about receiving but its about giving
- Akem- The moral of the story was if you don’t use anything don’t chuck it in the bin give it to charity
- Mia- You can keep passing it on each time it doesn’t fit you
- Aidan- I think the moral of the story was about giving at Christmas
- Anna- I think the moral of the story was that if you have something for the long time you can give instead of just keeping it or putting it in the bin because someone else might need it
- Ava- I think the moral of the story is giving your stuff a second life to someone who can try it out
CAROLS IS TOMORROW!
We are performing around 7:30/7:40 tomorrow right after the raffle. Children will need to be meeting us after the last performance and before the raffle is drawn so that we are ready to go on stage.
As specified on the note that went home to families a couple of weeks ago, children are required to meet their teacher outside the OSHC room before they are due to perform (there will be announcements for parents and students to listen out for on the night). Students will need to assemble in the OSHC room and enter backstage with teachers via the OSHC room. Students will line up quietly backstage until it is time to go on stage and perform. Once students have performed, they will exit the stage via the back two wings and teachers must accompany the children out the back door of the stage area and then back around to their parents within the school grounds.
- Kristina- Dear God, than you for my friends because if I didn’t have friends I would feel all alone
- TT- Dear God, thank you for the school because if I didn’t have the school I wouldn’t have a place to learn at
- Cierra- Dear God, thank you for the all the things you have done for me and I am grateful for the things I have that I need
- Ava- Dear God, thank you for Jevan, Nate and Kurt for letting me join in their game at recess
- Aurora- Dear God, thank you for all my teachers because they are really funny and they help me learn
- Mary- Dear God, thank you for my family because if I didn’t have a family I would be alone for my whole life
- Lynn- Dear God, thank you for my teachers and my friends at this school because I don’t have all of those I would be lonely and I wouldn’t know stuff
OUTDOOR OVAL INVESTIGATIONS
We went outside to complete an outdoor scavenger hunt. The children chose a partner and then had to complete a series of different tasks outside. Some of these included different math skills surrounding shape, multiplication and division, literacy skills around beginning letter and sounds of objects.
This afternoon the children completed some Nativity art. They have brought it home in their bag so have a look tonight.
See you all at carols tomorrow night!
Time to get funky… it’s FRIYAY!
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.
HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND WITH YOUR FAMILIES