Thank you to everyone who sent in plastic bottles for our Maker Day activity tomorrow. We have plenty and are excited to make our water filters to follow on from our UOI lesson this week. Please remember to send your child wearing clothes and shoes that you do not mind getting dirty and a little wet. You can send a change of clothes if you wish and there will be time to change at lunchtime.
This week we shifted our focus on limited resources from education to water. We thought of all of the ways that we use water in our daily lives and came up with some charades to demonstrate our ideas. Then we had a special lesson from Ms. Keri where we learned about a village in Africa that did not have access to clean water. One girl from the village had to walk long distances to carry water from a spring. We each had the experience of carrying a bucket of water on our heads and trying to walk.
We also discussed where we find conflict in our own lives and then connected it to how limited resources can cause conflict in our school playground and canteen.
This week we finished up our unit on time. We also had Ms. Beth as a special guest teacher to show us a new 3 Act Math task to get us thinking and problem solving while practicing our addition and subtraction strategies.
In reading we continue to look at Non Fiction texts and started to learn how to take notes of facts and discoveries we found in our books.
We also completed the class fiction book, “Mr Popper’s Penguins”. We really enjoyed this very funny book.
In writing we planned using the OREO planner a persuasive piece of writing about why we should live in our country or city. After we planned we used the writing template to structure our first individual attempt at a persuasive text.
A message from Ms Sally.