We are having lots of fun in our classroom and are very busy learning together! We have been enjoying buddy reading - we even got to do some reading outside! We have also been busy gardening. Each of us gathered some seeds from fruits or vegetables we were eating at home and we are planting them this week in our classroom. We are trying to predict what plants will grow first. Also, we have been having great fun using the Chromebooks! We have been learning how to use Google Classroom and have tried some other programmes like Jambourd and Kahoot. It is great fun.
We have just finished our rock art project. The student council have organised that the whole school participate in an Our School Rocks project. Each child in the school will bring a rock to school and decorate it. We will then place the rocks in our school garden. We really enjoyed painting our rocks this week and we have them ready in our classroom to put in the school garden soon.
Our Finished Rocks
Rock Painting in Action
We have been really enjoying our Big Cat readers. Martha gives each group a new book on a Monday. On Thursday, before we give them back to Martha, we each get a chance to read some of our book to a buddy. It is a great chance for us to practise our reading and to hear our classmates read as well.
This week we all helped to write our news blog. We've put the names of the different blog authors above the piece of writing. We hope you enjoy reading our news!
On sunny days we go out to the outdoor classroom.
On Monday, we went out to the garden and we got to listen to the stream and we got to look at the bug hotel. We got to sit on the grass and we were all happy.
This week in school we did lots of stuff. We did our first ever origami lesson! We made monster book marks.
We do P.E. every Tuesday and Thursday. I feel really happy when we do P.E. to be honest.
I like P.E. because it is very fun.
We got to play new yard games like Black Hold and Jailbreak!
The Magic Faraway Tree and D.E.A.R. Time
We have been reading a book called the Magic Faraway Tree. It's full of twists and turns and weird creatures. There is also lot of weird lands and worlds. The tree is very tall and it goes up to the cloud. A lot of very strange people live in the trunk of the tree. There is a hole in the cloud which leads to a different land.
Sometimes in the morning we do D.E.A.R. time which means: Drop, Everything and Read. In the classroom we have a small library with books in it and everyone borrows one book and has a bookmark. If you are finished your book, you put it in a box and after three days it goes back in the library. Our library is at the back of the classroom and we have a desk there too and a painting made by the whole class.
We played a wonderful game called Last Man Standing.
We have been playing Last Man Standing. It has been lots of fun memorising our Maths.
Step 1: The referee will ask two people a Maths question or say a sum.
Step 2: The person who says the answer first will stay standing and the other person sits down and so on and so on until the last person standing wins!
Remember, you will not always win in this game but the most important thing is that you have fun!
We learned rounding in Maths.
We made a picture out of Hundreds, Tens and Units.
Wow! We are so excited to be back and school and starting Third Class! We have been busy this first couple of weeks. We have been learning new routines to help keep ourselves and others safe. We are learning to sanitise our hands regularly and we even have some handy posters in our classroom to remind us of the correct way to do it. We also have organised our classroom really well into different coloured pods.
We did our first science investigation of the year last week! We learned how powerful soap is. We wrote the investigation up in our new science copies. Here it is if you want to try it out at home.
We also started our first class novel of the year and we are already on chapter 3! It is a very enjoyable book.
Last week, we completed our first art project. We chose to do some paintings based on the work of Wassily Kandinsky called Concentric Circles. We each created a square painting of a 2D shape of our choice and then Martha put them together on the wall to create a whole-class painting.
We have also been spending lots of time outdoors. Our school has so many lovely outdoor places. During some of our PE lessons, we have been practising different class yard games that we can play together.
It is great to be back at school! We will add more to our blog soon to update you on other things we are doing in school!