What an action-packed and exciting couple of weeks.
A big highlight has been getting to meet Mr Greg Mitchell who is a passionate and energetic educator determined to make everyone more ‘AWESOME’! We had so much fun when he visited our classroom.
Check out the link below to see what we have been up to.
From Year the Three Gold Team & Miss Carroll 🙂
Just a confirmation that as we have currently got 60 parents signed up plus staff coming along to listen to Greg Mitchell speak tonight so IT’S DEFINITELY ON! 🙂
7.00pm – 8.15pm in school hall
Cost: $5.00 at the door (unless you have pre-paid) -please try to bring the correct money, thank you.
Greg has been doing a fabulous job sharing a number of wonderful teaching strategies in the classroom – designed to increase student engagement. We are sure parents will equally enjoy his presentation!
If your plans have changed and you wish to just turn up tonight – you are of course very welcome.
Congratulations to you all for getting your Two-Way Meeting Forms in on time – whoo hoo – a fabulous team effort!
Now the ‘fun’ begins trying to create master timetables for each class. We hope to have this job done by the end of the week and a return confirmation slip home to you by the start of next week.
Hope you are having a great week!
Tania and Staff
One of our Year Two Australian Curriculum outcomes in Maths is to recognise, model, represent and order numbers to at least 1000. Here we are representing 2 digit numbers with MAB blocks. We are currently working on numbers to 100 and we are excited to have a go at numbers to 1000 next week!
Pop into our room to have look at our “MAB Number Line” – it’s a work in progress!
Our set Mathletics task for this week “Making Numbers” reflects this concept. Be sure to give it a go at home!
On Wednesday, 18th February, as part of our Year Six Leadership Day, students got the opportunity to meet with Mrs Kerry Troost from Caritas Australia. The day involved lots of team building activities, discussion about what it means to be a leader in the eyes of the Church and ideas on how we can put these skills into practice at St Emilie’s.
Our opening activity required us to work together as a team to navigate our way over some ‘stepping stones’. We quickly realised that we needed to establish some basic rules and ways to communicate in order to succeed, and eventually we were able to get to the end!
Next, we talked about the different traits and qualities of leaders. We agreed that the most important characteristic of a Christian leader is that they are willing to serve others. Jesus was the perfect example of this as he served, welcomed and helped all people. He served by listening, being kind, compassionate and understanding, helping, praying, teaching and guiding, and his greatest service was giving his life for us. We are called to be good leaders by following the example of Jesus and serving and helping others to the very best of our ability, and that’s what we plan on doing this year to ‘give back’ to our school community.
We also discussed people in our lives who we felt displayed the qualities we think are important in showing strong leadership. Some of these qualities were:
- being understanding
- giving up time for others
- being trustworthy
- showing courage and honesty
- showing forgiveness
- actively making the right decisions for the good of all
- being a positive role model
We learnt many things about the good work Caritas Australia does throughout the world. The Project Compassion theme this year is “Food For Life”. We watched a video that showed us some of the work being done around the globe, and in Australia, to assist people in having the resources and skills needed to have “Food For Life”. Our project compassion boxes have now been set up in our class as well as at home, and we are excited to play our part in helping those in need.
After lunch, it was time for some more team building activities. We had to call on our best problem solving and leadership skills to complete “The St Emilie’s Leadership Race”. Each team had to carefully follow instructions, and work together to complete challenges and find clues to complete the course in the fastest time. This was a fantastic opportunity to have some fun, and practise working cooperatively in a competitive, but friendly and respectful manner.
The day was fun and informative, and we learnt a lot about the types of things we need to do this year to be good leaders at St Emilie’s. We’ve already shown that we can be great leaders through our initial work in our year six committees, but we know that after our experiences on leadership day, camp and throughout the rest of the year, we will be even better suited to lead our school as the year progresses!
A printed copy of the sign up Preference Form for booking in your formal TWO WAY Parent Meeting form are coming home today – one form, per child.
To secure a meeting date, these forms must be returned to your class teacher, by Tuesday 24th February next week.
A questionnaire also accompanied the sign up form and is also due back on Tuesday.
Each teacher has nominated the times they are making themselves available in Week 6 of this term. As you will see they have generously made before school, after school and in school times. Once we collate all the returned forms on Wednesday next week, we will confirm your meeting time and date by early Week 5.
Please read forms carefully and return them ON TIME to avoid disappointment, thank you!
Please see the attached file to check out what we have been doing in Maths!
Numbers to 10,000 Washing Line
What was the activity?
This week we wrote a number on a post it note and pegged them onto the washing line. – Jordan
Instead of putting the post it notes on a real washing line, we put them on a big line of blue string that hung across the classroom. – Joshua J
We put the numbers in order one person at a time. Then at the end we spent some time moving the numbers around. – Michael
How did we go?
This activity was tricky because the string had no number at all on it except for 100 and 10000! – Jemma
We had to guess where the number went which was tricky. – Joshua P
The numbers were spread out everywhere so you really had to think about where we were going to put our number. – Noel
It was quite fiddly and we found that there was a very empty middle part of the washing line. – Heather
What did we learn from this activity?
This activity was challenging because we had no numbers to guide us. – Imogen
We learnt what order big numbers go, above 1000 and all the way to 10000. – Loren
The numbers close to your number on the post it note can help you to figure out where yours goes. – Kesia