Phew, what a week! We have been learning procedure texts in writing and began looking at fractions in maths. So to combine the two we made pizzas! We followed directions on Tuesday to make the pizzas and then wrote the procedure for making pizzas on Wednesday. We got to eat our pizzas but before we did that we used them to demonstrate fractions. We looked at halves, quarters and even eighths!
To end the week we had pyjama day. We were raising money the St Vinnie’s Winter Appeal. Their are many donations of warm blankets and clothing in the atrium but there’s always room for more! Many of us came back to school at 5pm on Friday to learn about homelessness, particularly in Melbourne. We bought a donation of a toy and a book from our own collections and decorated bags to place these donations in. We also wrote a card to place in our donation bags. These bags will go to St Vinnie’s who will distribute them to the homeless children in Melbourne. Hopefully we help to put a smile on their faces.
The grade 1’s and 2’s should be congratulated on the empathy they have shown when learning about homelessness. So many donations of books and toys were brought to the school and we had a great turnout of students willing to give up their own time on Friday night to learn about this important cause.
Special thanks to Lisa T and Mrs Celotto for helping us make the pizzas, to Marni C who helped us on Friday night and to all the other supportive mums who provided us with the soup to eat.
Today we had Ryan and Iain from Supreme Incursions come and run an incursion all about building shelters. We worked in groups and each group had $200 they could spend on building materials. Using the school playground to help us, we were all able to make a shelter that protected us from rain and wind (some with more success than others!). We had to overcome obstacles such as terrible weather – we all survived through rain and wind that often made our shelters collapse. Overall Ryan and Iain were super impressed with our efforts and our shelters were very creative and successful.
Check out the video below to see some of the highlights of our incursion.
Last week the Peace Torch came to visit our school.
The Peace Run is a global relay that seeks to promote international friendship and understanding. Since 1987 the Run has visited over 100 nations and touched the lives of millions of people. Formerly known as The World Harmony Run, The Peace Run does not seek to raise money or highlight any political cause, but simply strives to create goodwill among peoples of all nations.
Last week we had some special time with our buddies. We were inspired by our school visitors on Wednesday and created our own peace torches. We decorated them with peace symbols and pledges, then conducted our own peace run!
We learnt the important message of peace and would love to share what we know at home.
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.