We were surprised to see Miniya in the newspaper today!
“We had to play really hard chess and I lost and won. I had a check mate, which means if I get them in check mate, the game is over. The other person looses and I win. I have been to three chess tournaments. Mr Lowne took me to the chess tournament. Mr Lowne, Miron, Sara in grade 3 and Mrs Pullen cheered me on. Thanks for all your help!” Miniya
Shigufa – “I painted a pattern.”
Tevi – “In LA we painted patterns. We used iPads to research patterns first.”
Aaliyah – “Today in LA I painted a circle but it had to be a pattern.”
Fiona T – “In LA I am proud of my work.”
Miniya – “We had to do a pattern but first we had to look on the iPads for patterns. We drew our patterns first then painted them.”
Miniya returned to school in Term 3 eager to share with her peers a new skill she learnt over the School Holidays. She displayed her capabilities to explain and demonstrate the process and patiently helped teach a small group of peers and even Miss Cervenjak how to finger knit. Miss Cervenjak then extended the learning experience by teaching students a similar form of knitting known as ‘French Knitting’. The Grade 1 students have now joined the senior knitting group during Lunch time to help knit items for homeless people around local Dandenong.
Alex shows off his French knitting and excitedly says, “I did this all today!”
Congratulations to the Grade 1 students who ran their conferences yesterday! You should all be so proud of yourselves. Students used a proforma to assist them in how to run a conference and the iPads to share their favourite memories and learning. There were lots of smiles from family members, students and teachers 🙂
Today was a bit of a different day, as the Grade 1’s, 2’s and Roohi from Prep, joined forces and had a fun day. Here’s what we’ve got to say…
END OF DAY REFLECTIONS
Logan: “My favourite thing was getting to use the i-Pads and the outside games.”
Luda (Alex’s Mum): “My favourite thing about today was coming to pick up Alex early when I finished work but he was having too much fun to come home!”
Daniel: “I played Chess on the i-Pad with Aaliyah. I taught her some new moves but I didn’t always win.”
Roohi: “I made new friends. Miniya and lots.”
Abass: “I fixed the blocks up. Circles, squares, triangles and another one. I don’t know what it called. I think it looks funny like a rectangle but it’s not. It has 4 corners and 4 sides. Do you know what shape it can be?”
Alex and Aaliyah: “It was fun drawing the Grade 2’s faces. I had to look really close to make it look the same.”
Tevi, Miniya and Connor made a lucky dip with all the kids that were here today, so we could take turns to use the i-Pads. They then decided to try put the names in alphabetical order.
Miniya: “It’s a bit hard. You have to know the alphabet really good.”
Tevi: “I know the alphabet, we had to look at the second letter too. Because Aa in Aaliyah is before Al in Alex.”
The Grade 1’s were looking at the poem “A Child’s Plea…” (the author of the poem is unknown) during shared reading workshops. This poem has been in their reading logs since prep. We read the poem and discussed what learning is and what our learning looks like. They came up with so many “Wonderings” and “Discoveries” from reading the poem!
The biggest discovery was that they began to look at what they do during the day and began to identify what their learning.
“We share with each other! We are a community” – Brian
“It’s like the measuring that we are doing in the mathematics space” – Connor
“We played that memory game that is like a memory tray” – Jasmine
“Way and weigh are the same word but means different” – Tevi
Although it is Mother’s Day, we talked about how it is a great opportunity to appreciate any special females in our lives. We are hoping that all the special Mums, Grandmas, Aunts, sisters or special ladies in your lives had a wonderful day today!