Yesterday we had Ken from Just 1 Day come and run workshops for the whole school. Just One Day is a campaign which challenges primary school students and their families to live simply for Just One Day, learn about global poverty, and fundraise to keep poor kids in developing countries in school. Our Action Day is coming up on Tuesday 30 May. On this day the whole school will limit our use of technology and we will only eat rice for lunch.
Today we had Steph from Footsteps visit us and run a dance class with the Preps, Ones and Twos. She taught us the steps for a fun dance to the music “I Like to Move It”. We had a great time learning the dance.
Believe it or not we are already through one week of Term 2! And what a busy week we have ahead of us…ANZAC day on Tuesday and Cross Country and OLGC Feast Day on Wednesday. Hope to see as many supporters as possible at Cross Country. Please also join us for mass at 9:15AM on Wednesday.
Last term we were the first class to return our Living Fundraiser money. As a result we were the lucky recipients of a pizza party on Thursday! Thanks to Olivia, Jenny, Clare and Kim who made this possible for us.
This week we started coding in our computer lessons. Mr Izzard kindly came in and explained what coding is and ran a lesson for us to begin coding on our own. We watched the following video which helped us understand.
We then went on to a website and begun coding on our own! It was frustrating at times but we all learnt a lot during the lesson. Any students that would like to continue coding at home can click on this link. Big thanks to Mr Izzard who gave up his time to come and help us this week. We had a great lesson – who knows what we’ll be coding in the future!
We have had a huge week this week. On Monday we met our buddies. We are so lucky because we have all the grade 3s as our buddies this year. This means that lots of us have two buddies! Check out the video below to see photos of us reading with our buddies.
We have also been busy learning about place value in maths. We have been learning about ones, tens, hundreds and even thousands! We can use MABs to help us build numbers.
We have been learning more about Lent in Religion. We discussed almsgiving, prayer and fasting and why Lent lasts for 40 days. We also made a promise chain out of our Lenten promises. What is your Lenten promise this year?
Our spelling focus has been on ‘s blend’ words. Do you know any other ‘s blend’ words we could add to our poster?
We have been so busy we have definitely earned a break over the long weekend. I hope everyone has a happy and safe time whatever they are doing! 🙂