Classroom design and setup When we came to school our class looked very plain and boring. There was no carpet or pillows or different furniture. First we talked about what a great classroom looks like, sounds like and feels like. Then we were split into small groups to design how we wanted our class to look. Some people put in bean bags and interesting designs. We came together and created a design using our ideas. We helped to move heavy furniture in teams like tables, chairs and lockers. We helped to make our classroom look much better! We have a classroom library, a sanctuary space, high tables, low tables and different shaped tables. This is what we wanted. Every term we will reflect on our classroom setup and try new designs.
Zahira- “Our class is very dull.”
Enes- We need a carpet so that it is comfortable to sit on the floor.”
CBL- Community and Respect This term our big idea is ‘Community and Respect’. We have been exploring different provocations to help us make connections to our big idea. We have been looking at indigenous communities. We watched a clip from the news about the government and how it is trying to shut down their community. We think this is wrong. We also looked at different indigenous photos and wrote down what we saw and wrote down our wonderings. We even have an indigenous display with a boomerang and indigenous picture story books.
Arda- “I wonder if they killed the animals for the food?”
Alana- “I wonder what the dance was about?
CBL-Russian artefacts First we sat and in a circle and there was a box in the middle of the floor. We were wondering what was inside. There were so many things inside! There were 2 spoons, a red solid egg, musical instruments, scarves, toys and a book written in a different language. There was also a globe, an Australia flag and Babushka dolls. We have displayed these artefacts near our door so that everyone can see!
Gursewak- “I wonder what the guitar is made out of? I wonder what the head piece is for?”
Jayden- “I wonder who made them?”
Kavyaa-“I wonder what the doll inside the doll is called?”
CBL- Respected Australian figures/Australian of the year winners Our room was covered with faces that we did not know. We made predictions about who these people were. Some were in picture frames. I think this is because they are important people. Some of us recognised Steve Irwen because he has a daughter Bindi and loved animals.
Samantha Kerr is the world’s number one soccer player in the Women’s International league for the Matilda’s Australian team. She won Young Australian of the year in 2018 because of her talent and determination to play soccer. In the past, she was not taken seriously because she was not a boy. When Samantha Kerr scores a goal she does a triple back flip!
A safe internet start with you! Safer Internet Day In 3A, we learnt that sometimes cyber space isn’t a safe place. We watched some video’s about students who are not being safe online and what could happen to them. We learnt that it is not safe to message someone you do not know. We created a Cyber Smart Hero who would help remind kids to stay safe online. We also learnt about what we should and should not post online, including pictures. We must always remember to ask permission before we take a picture of them and ask again if we can share it online. This is called being respectful.
Team Building is fun! We have been going outside to play some team building games. Team building means learning how to play in a team. We have played relay races, hoop chain and number basketball. We would really love to play number soccer.
Great sportsman ship is when you:
- encourage eachother
- don’t get upset when the game does not go your way
- help people up if they get hurt
- cheer on the other side
What other games can we play that builds teamwork?
Written by 3A!
See you soon! 🙂