Wow! We’ve had another great week! Our flexible learning spaces are going SO well. We are loving the choice they provide and we feel very comfortable while we are learning together. Mrs Baumgartner began teaching us for a couple of lessons which has been great. Check out our faces during a cool Science experiment she ran with us.
We have been loving exploring the book of Ephesians together. Here are some photos of us using our comfortable classroom to read Ephesians Chapter 1.
The exciting news from the week is our Word Mania achievements. We are currently coming FIRST for participation and SECOND for skill. Amazing!! The competition closes tonight and then reopens Monday for Round 2. Go 3G!
Have a great weekend everyone. Bring on Week 3 🙂
The video below talks about your homework this week. The Spelling sheet did not come home as I want you to participate in the Word Mania competition instead! Enjoy!
Today 3G had a wonderful time working on our Art in the sunshine. We planned and then created dot paintings on mini canvases Miss Grinsell bought for us. We took all the resources into the quiet area and had a lovely time working in the sunshine. Once we had finished, we grabbed a camp chair and spent time reading. Such a great way to spend a Thursday afternoon!
3G have had a FANTASTIC start to the Term. We are loving our new classroom and all the awesome features we planned together as a class. We’ve added new spaces and new resources to make it a really comfortable space to learn. We are really flexible in how we use the spaces. Everyone has a desk to sit at and complete work. Miss Grinsell opens up some tasks for us to choose where we would like to work and what type of seating we will use. The camp chairs have been a great success and are a WONDERFUL way to have group discussions, play Maths games and also read in. We love them! Many children are enjoying the standing desk option and have found it helps them to concentrate and complete their work. On the desks you will notice some photo frames. These hold the names for each of the zones, we named them as a class! They each also hold a different photo of our class family…so many memories!
We’ll open up the room for visitors sometime over the next few weeks. We’d love you to see our room in action!
This Term we have 2 new people joining our class family. A big welcome to Jessica! We are so happy to have you join us!
Mrs Baumgartner will be with us for the next 6 weeks as she finishes the final prac placement in her degree. She’s excited to start working with 3Gover the next few days.
Term 3 is going to be amazing!
Today was full so many great things. After Library we met our new hermit crabs! After observing them for a little while we decided on the names Bananas and Ninja Digger. Bananas is our purple crab, named after her love of climbing. We found her at the top of the tree after 5 minutes in the tank! Nina Digger is our blue crab, named after his efforts to hide from Miss Grinsell within minutes of arriving in 3G. Miss Grinsell spent 5 minutes digging up the sand in the tank trying to find him! We love them already!
We’ve worked so hard this Term in English lessons. Today we had another Karate ceremony and celebrated the great achievements everyone has made. We can’t wait to work towards our new goals next Term!
We did something a little different for Art this afternoon. We first designed posters with our name in the middle. We then set them up around the room ready for a wonderful time of compliment sharing. Half the class sat in front of their posters while the others went around and wrote kind things on them. It was so hard not to turn around and look at our poster while our friends we writing on them! We then swapped over so everyone had a turn of having their poster filled with kind words. It was a beautiful way to wrap up a wonderful half year together! Bring on an exciting Term 3!
3G have had a wonderful 6 months together! We decided it would be a good idea to start thinking about how we could improve our learning environment for the next 6 months of being a class family. We took to brainstorming the successes we’ve had and started making suggestions for next Term. Miss Grinsell pointed out elements of the room that had to stay where they are and told us that everything else is up for negotiation. We were all very engaged in the design process and will continue to investigate this week and make some big decisions. We did some research to see what has worked for other schools and found some very cool ideas!
Miss Grinsell will post some of our suggestions when they are ready.
This morning during Maths, some students got to try and beat their fidget spinners! We used them to spin and tried to write as many times tables answers as possible before they stopped. It was a lot of fun! You can use your fidget spinner at home to help you develop the speed of your answers when working with times tables. Get Mum and Dad to ask you some questions and see how many you can answer before your spinner stops. Our current record is 31 times tables answered!
It’s fun when we use what we love to help us learn!
Last week for homework we prepared for our Reader’s Theatre performances. Here is a video showing each of the groups showcasing their scripts. It was a lot of fun watching the wonderful stories. Sorry the quality of the video isn’t great…hopefully you can hear the lines! Enjoy!
On Friday afternoon, 3G visited 7A in a high school science room. They set up microscopes and we spent time learning about different living things. We LOVED spending time learning from the high school students and can’t wait to visit again soon.
Here is the homework video for week 8. Watch out for some surprise guests!
We did an amazing job in groups today getting ready for next Friday’s Reader’s Theatre performances. We can’t wait to watch all the awesome items and enjoy the stories.