Sharing Time – Week 3

Last week we had a very special Sharing Time topic. We read a picture book called Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox, an Adelaide writer (our home town). The book mentions how a young boy meets an older lady and how he helps her to remember lots of different things – many of them very special to her.

We used this storyline to create our own special memory bags to share with our classmates. It gave us a wonderful insight into each other as we get to know each other this year.

Here are some photos of each of the presenters with their special memory bags.

SRC Reps

We would like to congratulate Akash and Emma on being our SRC Reps for Terms 1 & 2 this year.






Our back-up reps are Cooper and Esther W.

We think everyone did a wonderful job to give a speech to the class explaining why they would make a good rep for our class. It’s a brave decision to give a speech in front of the entire class. If you weren’t successful this time remember you can try again in Term 3.

Using our iPads in Reading

We are currently reading a Geronimo Stilton book as our class novel. Alice, one of our Year 2 girls, brought the novel in because she thought we’d enjoy reading a book from her book collection at home. Thanks Alice!

During our reading sessions we draw different images that are described in the book to help us create a mental image of what’s happening in the story. We often share our pictures afterwards during a gallery walk to see how other class members see the same description. This also supports our Daily 5 Reading CAFE strategies – creating a mental image. It’s a very important skill to develop as a reader.

We used the Seesaw app drawing tool to draw Geronimo Stilton entering a school for a presentation. He arrived there in a taxi and was very nervous during the taxi ride. He’s going to make a speech at the school and this is why he’s so nervous. Each student was asked to draw what they could picture in their minds and then use the microphone tool to give a verbal description of their picture. Then they posted this to their folder in Seesaw. We’ve had lots of positive feedback to our pictures already.

Here we are during the drawing process.

What did you think of our drawings?

Seesaw app

Today each student brought home their Seesaw app note for parents. This note explains how parents can download the Seesaw parent app and then use each child’s specific QR code to access all learning that we’ve shared on the Seesaw site.

I hope you have a wonderful time looking at your child’s learning – this is such a fantastic way for us to communicate with our families.