It’s been a while since we’ve had a full week of school and the children are working hard in the classroom to build their knowledge. Please remind your child to bring a hat and water bottle each day as we head into the summer months at LIS.
Some of the ways we’ve been communicating our ideas this week…
We talked about what we do as a ‘presenter’ and as a ‘viewer’ (audience member) before we had a go at presenting our poem to the class.
This group used their mathematical knowledge of counting in groups of 10 to solve the problem.
This group used their mathematical knowledge with tools in the classroom that show numbers in their ‘-ty’s, e.g. 35 is 3, 10s and 5, 1s. We used an abacus, base ten blocks and ice-block sticks to show our numbers. If your child is in this group you can listen to the lesson on Seesaw when you have subscribed.
We used our communication skills outside to untangle ourselves in a group.
We used beginning letters and blends and added them to the endings we rolled with a dice to make a list of words. They are called ‘word families’.
Please follow the link to the overview of our next Unit of Inquiry…
By now you would’ve received an email to say Year 2s are the next year group to launch ‘Seesaw’ as a way of sharing our learning. As we move away from the Class Blog to Seesaw, you will see less on the blog and more individualized posts from your child. These will include examples of learning engagements and class work by photos, files, video or voice recordings with their work. We are excited about this shift and look forward to sharing our learning with you on Seesaw. Please feel free to see me with any questions. More information will be coming your way during the ‘launching’ period.
We have continued to explore other ‘non-standard’ measuring tools as well as ‘standard’ ones this week.
We started ‘math stations’ in our groups. The groups in the photo were learning that there are multiple pairs of numbers that can add to get the same number. e.g. 5+3 =8, 3+5=8, 6+2=8, 2+6=8, 1+7=8, 7+1=8. We used sea animals in two tanks to represent our number stories.
Ms Lisa came to watch us in the pool this week. We started in the small pool and moved to the big one. Mr. Antonia asked us to curl into a ‘mushroom’ and roll into the pool. Some of us used flutter boards to swim. We were gaining confidence to swim underwater in the deep pool.
It was great to hear from the students about their holidays either away or in Angola. Our first week back is a short one due to ‘Student Led Conferences’ on Thursday and Friday. Congratulations to all those students who brought their parents to school – you all did very well sharing your learning with your parents.
We used our ‘hand-span’ to measure different objects in the room. Before we measured we had to hypothesize how many hand-spans it would take to measure each object. As we measured we had to make sure we were measuring as straight as we could to give us an accurate answer.
Ms. Lisa is pleased with the reading progress as everyone is reading regularly at home. It is good to see ‘reading’ is something enjoyed by many. Keep up the good work 2.2.
We all shared our Writing goal with our parents at SLCs.
On Tuesday morning we woke to drizzly rain but this didn’t stop the Athletics day going ahead. Before long the rain disappeared and we had a great morning rotating around the various stations, showcasing what we’d learnt during the term in P.E.
This week we went to 6.3 and enjoyed creating a Halloween Craft with our buddy.
What a wonderful first term we have had getting to know each other and learning together. Congratulations to all students for taking action with their learning and for sharing your knowledge and skills with others. I look forward to seeing you all next term. Happy holidays…
Maths this Week
We used our whiteboards to record equations that represented the counters inside the circle. The equations included ‘addition’ and ‘subtraction’. We talked about how we could solve these math problems best. Ishan used his knowledge of doubling numbers and adding on or taking off the number. So for 5 counters + 7 counters, Ishan’s strategy looks like: 5 + 5 make 10 + 2 = 12.
We also practiced the strategy we learnt when we played Tower Races – ‘Counting on from the biggest number’. So, 5 and 7 becomes 7 + 5 and we count from 7… 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12.
Measurement – How do these measuring tools FUNCTION?
We looked at various measuring tools that measure different things in different ways. The measuring tools we looked at were: Metre rulers, Tape Measure, clock, tiles, eraser, feet, hands, cups. We worked with a partner and chose a measuring tool to draw and explain its’ function. Then we used our measuring tool to measure things in the classroom.
This week we talked about our ‘tall stick’ letters. We need to start our ‘tall stick’ letters at the top line.
Our focus this week in writing has been on Procedural Writing. We use procedural writing to record ‘Science’ experiments.
Summative Feedback with Ms. Rose
A big thank you to the Year 11 students who organised with Ms. Nicky a fabulous Olympics Day on Tuesday. We spent the day spread across different teams and year groups.
This week we went to 6.3s room for our buddy time where we spent time listening to picture books with our buddies. Our buddy had prepared questions to ask us throughout the story.
We used the whiteboards to practice the letters that go in the same direction. The letters we practiced today were: a, c, d, e, g, o, q. We talked about the ‘drop’ letters g and q.
This week we learnt a new game called Tower Races. To play Tower Races you need two dice, a tower template and unifex cubes. You roll the dice and add the two numbers together – we talked about ‘counting on from the biggest number’ to find the sum quickly.
Ms Josefina has been doing some work in groups on ‘number recognition’. We have also been exploring the Math Apps on the iPads and using play dough to make numbers and equations.
Ms. Lisa has been impressed with the writing in 2.2 this week. She uses her ‘gold’ highlighter to highlight the ‘good writer’ skills in our writing and the ‘pink’ highlighter for the things in my writing I need to ‘think’ about. “Gold for Glory” and “Pink for Think”.
The writers in 2.2 are learning to extend their ideas in writing and to try our best at recording the sounds in a word we do not know. Ms. Lisa and Ms. Josefina have been setting our personal writing goals with us too.
The students got very excited today when we started to talk about next Tuesday’s Olympics Day which is being run by the Year 12 students. Here is a list of students and their house colours. The Year 12s have chosen a SUPERHERO theme this year. Your child can either come to school in their team colour or their Superhero theme.
Please remember a drink bottle, sneakers, and sunhats and sunblocks.
We missed our Library time this week due to the long weekend. Ms. Josefina takes us to the library on Tuesdays. It was great to hear the Library Assistants appreciate 2.2 and their enthusiasm and respectful manner in which they behave in the library.
Using our ‘thinking skills’ during Literacy Stations…
Peace Day Appreciation and Celebrations…
We created a tiled mosaic with our 6.3 Buddies to commemorate Peace Day.
RECIPE FOR READING
Up to 60 ………. LIS parents and their children
(Years 1 to 6 only)
6……….reading areas with expert readers
A dash……….of FUN – come dressed in your PJs, pillows and favorite stuffed animals welcome
Combine the above in the LIS Primary Library on Wednesday 4 October 2017 at 6:30pm. Enjoy great books and company for one hour.
Entry fee (to be donated to the children of Casa das Crianças): a pack of NEW colored pencils, markers or writing paper per family.
Spaces are limited! To attend Family Reading Night, please complete sign-up HERE.
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RECEITA PARA LEITURA
Até 60……….Pais e alunos da LIS
(apenas dos Anos 1 a 6)
6……….áreas de leitura diferentes, com leitores experientes
Uma pitada de……….DIVERSÃO – vistam o pijama, tragam uma almofada e o vosso peluche favorito
Misturem todos os ingredientes na Biblioteca da Primária da LIS na Quarta-feira, 4 de Outubro de 2017, às 18:30. Deixem(-se) repousar durante uma hora, na companhia de bons livros.
Valor da entrada (a ser doado às crianças da Casa das Crianças): uma caixa nova de lápis de cor, marcadores ou papel de escrita por família.
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