Today our entire school celebrated Harmony Day. We all dressed in the colour orange as this is the colour that represents Harmony Day. This is a great time to celebrate all of the individuals we know and embrace their differences and similarities. Here’s a few photos of our day.
On Tuesday we had the Circus Challenge visit our school. On Tuesday they performed for the whole school and then on Wednesday classes had workshops to develop their performance skills.
The Circus Challenge education program focuses on Physical Education, Performing Arts and Team Building through fun, engaging and hands on experiences. The program aims to empower students to create rather than just consume. Circus Challenge is not a traditional circus in the sense there are no clowns, animals or circus tents.
We LOVED the entire performance and had lots of fun learning how to do plate spinning and juggling of scarves.
Circus challenge on PhotoPeach
We’d like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Pettman for organising our visitors – they were fantastic and laugh us lots of new skills.
Each year we use the Daily 5 CAFE menu to help us develop our reading skills. CAFE is an acronym for Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency and Expand vocabulary. All of these areas of reading are extremely important and good readers know they need to read regularly to improve their skills.
We have a CAFE Menu in our classroom. At the end of each week we put a strategy card on the menu.
At the beginning of the year this is what our CAFE Menu looks like.
We’ve started the year off with 3 new reading skills that we’re learning about and practising every time we read.
In our first week we were checking for understanding of the texts we were reading.
We made sure we were reading “Good fit books’ in week 2 of practising.
Our class has created a great collection of ‘Friendship Recipes’. These recipes explain all of the things we value with our friends and list the things that are important to each of us.
Please take the time to read each of our recipes- we’re sure you’ll enjoy them.
What are the things you value from your friendships?
This week we had an exciting Sharing Time topic. It was called ‘Show Us Your Talent’.
This was a chance for each student to show us any kind of talent they had. WOW – we have an amazingly talented class.
Some of the talents that were shared were:
- soccer skills
- twirling a light sabre
- bird experts
- mobilo model making skills
- using diablos
- making loom band items
- tying knots with ropes
- playing the recorder
- hoop twirling
- judo moves
- taekwondo moves
- performing magic card tricks
- flying models.
We have such an amazing class, with so many different talents.
Check out the photos from our fun and fantastic week – it just shows how we all have so many different skills and we can work together in our class.
Here are the SRC reps for our class for 2015.
We look forward to Jonathan and Bella being responsible, organised representatives for our class during class meetings and whole school SRC meetings with Mr Warncken.
Our reserves are Kyah and Harrison – in case one of our reps is away they’ll take their place.
Today, March the 4th, is International Read Aloud Day!
To celebrate this special day we made sure we had a long partner reading session for our Daily 5 reading today.
We read with a partner and chose lots of different books – big books, non fiction books about bodies and a variety of fiction stories. We also had 2 parents hear us reading too.
We love to read aloud with each other – we can coach each other to work out unfamiliar words, listen to the expression used by our partner, perform mini plays (each taking a part) and retell the story with each other.
We’ve been learning about place value of numbers as a part of our Maths activities.
Our activities have taught us that the value of a digit depends on its place, or position, in the number.
We’ve made number lines, placed numbers in order from highest to lowest and lowest to highest, played the Banker’s Game – all different ways to learn about the value of numbers.
Today each of us were given different amounts of MAB equipment – our task was to work out the value of each of our own MAB equipment and then place ourselves along a line in numerical order. We could work out the value of our OWN equipment but putting ourselves along a number line proved more challenging – we’re going to practise again tomorrow.
Here’s a few photos of our number line.
As a part of our Daily 5 reading we LOVE to use our devices to listen to stories on our iPads and iPods.
We have lots of different apps we use for different stories, a favourite one is Storychimes.
When we listen to reading we can hear how to use expression to make stories more interesting and come to life, we look at how the pictures support the words that tell the story and we love to hear someone read to us.
We use rockstars to help more than 1 person to hear the same story – you’ll see how we use our rockstars in our photos. We plug our earphones into the rockstar so that each of us can hear the story.