This week we have been asking a lot of questions in maths:
What is a number?
Why do we give things a number?
What is maths?
Are there right or wrong answers?
How to we find things out?
We have begun identifying numbers to 30 by playing Bingo and counting objects.
Learning how the last number we say is the number of objects we have.
Check out the button below which will take you to a 'tips' page for the current unit.
See if you can spot any numbers in and around your home.
Comment below and let us know what you find.
Unit of inquiry - Who We Are
An inquiry into the nature of the self; beliefs and values; personal, physical, mental, social and spiritual health; human relationships including families, friends,communities, and cultures;rights and responsibilities; what is means to be human.
Our central idea for this unit will be:
Making connections builds our relationships
We will be asking:Who is important to me? (connection)
What do I need from a friend? (perspective)
What tools do I need to be a good friend? (causation)
We have been getting to know each other - playing games, learning names, identifying who we are as individuals and as a class.
We created a class essential agreement and decided what we value as a class.
We have been learning how to use our bodies safely. Move around our spaces and places in the school.
We met SPACE INVADER and learnt how to defeat him when he gets in our brains!
We aso met Ms Claire - our ne tech integration teacher. Claire taught us all about handling our class iPads and how we can use SeeSaw to share our learning with everyone at home.
We created an iPad agreement too.
You might like to look at seesaw together at home and show the kids how you can see what they have been up to when they are at school.
We will be posting lots in the coming weeks and months for you to share.
Whew what a fun week in Writing Workshop!
The children are thinking about stories that they can tell across their fingers! And they have so many stories! Stories about the beach, school, and things that happen at home. We are learning to plan what we need to do to tell our story:
This week we had such a fun time learning that we can look, think, wonder about words everywhere! We talked about the ways in which we can read and how we are all alredy READERS!!
We learnt to read by looking at pictures - This will be a super important skill as our books get more difficult to have strong “picture power.”
We also began to read and share with a friend. Shared Reading is another very important skill for the coming weeks.
Phonics and Shared Poetry Reading
e got to meet our literacy class mascot, Mabel the elephant this week. We learned that she loves letters, making words and learning about words. She is teaching us how to learn about some REALLY important words: OUR NAMES!
We learned the silly poem, Willoughby Wallaby where Mabel likes to change the first letter of every name to ‘W!’ You can watch this video here.
Reminder we will send home our Shared Reading Poem in a Poem folder every Thursday or Friday. The Poetry folder will come home in your child’s bag and you can read the poem with your child at home. When you are done reading the Poem at home and done reading the library books you can return to school by the following Wednesday.
We got to meet our buddies - super fun to head yp to the Grade 4 classroom, meet our new buddies and work on finding out all about how we are the same as and different from our buddies.
We will get to spend time every week with our buddies.
Library, Art, PE Mandarin and Music
We began specialist subjects this week and all of the specialist will have a blog too. Click on the blog tags on the right of this post when they begin to appear ;)