Term 1 in Rachel’s class
We have had a very busy term learning new routines and classroom expectations. The children have shown great enthusiasm and enjoyment in all learning tasks they have been presented with. Below are just some of the things we have been doing.
This term our focus for Cultural Studies has been History. We have joined Karen’s class to view and investigate items from the past and have looked at how they have changed over time. We have also been looking into our family history and creating family trees and shields.
In week 6 we celebrated Pancake Day with our Buddies.
‘It was yum!’ – Blake ‘I liked the mixing.’ – Sky M ‘Yummy yummy.’ – Lillian
After a classroom discussion about Rachel’s weekend of making pasta sauce, the children were extremely curious about how this process worked and what the pasta sauce tasted like. After voting for our favorite type of pasta we got to try the sauce during our Italian lesson in Week 8. Maria told us that before Italians eat their meal they say ‘Buon Appetito’ and if the children like their food they hold their pinky finger to their cheek and say ‘squisito’ which means ‘yummy’.
Last week we had Sue Harris Puppets visit our school for a show called ‘Living Kaurna’. We learnt about the Kaurna culture and the connection the Indigenous people have with their land. Sue and Jo used different types of puppets in the show.
‘I liked the snake puppets.’ – Nikolas
‘I liked the big puppets and the little grandma.’ – Lillian
‘My favourite part was when the little puppets were playing tricks on the grandma.’ – Sky M
‘My favourite part was when the puppets kept jumping off the shelf and Sue had to keep telling them off’ – Will