Today we were playing a game in pairs where we were keeping a record of how many times a number is rolled. When we rolled a number, we counted on to 10.
Which number did you roll the least?
1 – Nathan and Tori
4 – Liam and Aaliyah
4 – Tarik and Fiona D
3 – Joyice and Alison
Which number did you roll the most?
6 – Nathan and Tori
3 – Liam and Aaliyah
3 – Tarik and Fiona D
6 – Alison and Joyice
1 – Risinu and AJ
Have a go – which number do you roll most? Which number do you roll least?
It’s really important to think about things before we either say them or do them. To demonstrate, we got a piece of paper and discussed situations that leave another person hurt or angry- and we scrunched up our paper. When we tried to smooth it out, we couldn’t – there was still the marks of where the paper had been scrunched. We thought about ways that we could help each other in our community to help other peoples “paper” to get smoothed out…
If people doesn’t know how to write something I can help them – Nyamal
If someone hurts I’ll take care of them – Broadie
I’ll listen – Rhema
Walk inside to be safe – Connor
I can tap people to help them to listen – Ian
Sharing – Brian
Saying sorry is an important way to show we have made a mistake and that we realise it – but our actions leave a mark.
Today the Grade 1’s explored more spelling patterns in the Communication Space. Miniya, Ali and Nyamal were look it the word “she” and noticed that the “sh” together made a special sound. Looking through their books, they were able to identify other words with “sh” in them.
Tori and Ian were challenged by looking at contractions. We worked together to identify contractions and what a contraction is. Tori found the word “that’s” – “I know! “That” and “is”!” said Ian.
They worked together to identify more contractions in the books. Tori was able to identify that “wasn’t” was created by the words “was” and “not”.
I wonder if you can think of other words with “sh” or that are contractions?
Today we talked about the question “have you filled your jar today?”
We all come to school with an imaginary jar. Every time someone does a good deed to help us or show us kindness, a magical bean is placed in our jar. When we help another or show some one else kindness, a magical bean is placed in their jar. But if we hurt someone else or waste others learning time, we remove a magical bean from their jar.
We have a grade 1 community jar- when we see a strong, helpful or kind choice being made by a grade 1 a magical bean goes in the jar. I wonder how many we will have at the end of the day?
Today we had circle time where we discussed strong choices that grade 1’s can make.
What strong choices will you be bringing into the grade 1 community?
Liam: “Listen and focus on what we are doing.”
Tori: “Listening to instructions.”
Angel: “I am going to keep my hands to myself.”
Tahra: “I will listen to instructions.”
Joyice: “I’m going to step up and be a leader by helping people and listening to the teacher.”
Ali: “I will think before I say things.”
Muhamad: “thinking of other people’s feelings… I want them to feel happy.”
Gow: “I’ll keep my hands to myself.”
Fawad: “I’ll be happy.”
Elijah: “I will try really hard.”
During this weeks ‘Student Choice Workshop’ a group in the Studio Space have been exploring animation. So far we have designed our characters out of plasticine and are writing the plot to our story. More to come!