This term we have been exploring the features of narratives. We read a great story together called “Lightning Changes.” This was about a girl who was struck by lightning and it turned her into her dog. It was a very clever story. We decided we would try to write our own stories about a character who gets changed into an animal because of lightning. We hope you like them…
On Friday the 11th of November, all the Grade Twos gathered to find out about the traditional clothing of some of the different cultures represented in our grades. Some people wore their clothes, others had photos, there were dolls, masks and other artifacts too. We were also lucky to be joined by some parents who helped explain some of the history behind the clothing or artifacts.
This was a great learning experience.
WHAT DID WE DISCOVER ABOUT WHAT THE TRADITIONAL CLOTHES AND ARTIFACTS HAD IN COMMON?
On Friday the 4th of November, a group of different cultural entertainers came to our school. We went to a Bollywood workshop, there were Chinese fans, a Chinese acrobat, Japanese drummers and finally an African drumming concert.
Cultural Infusion Incursion on PhotoPeach
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE PART OF THE DAY?
After the Melbourne Cup long weekend we got to have a really fun few days. On Wednesday and Thursday we went to each Grade One and Grade Two teacher’s classroom. We got to participate in 6 different art activities. These activities helped us to explore how culture is communicated through all different types or ARTS: music, dancing, art work, patterns, colours and performance.
Which was your favourite activity? What did you like about this way of learning?
We have been finding out about the different countries we have connections with (because we know someone living there, someone in our family was born there or we have been there on a holiday). Students have been bringing in cultural artifacts from some of these countries to share. These artifacts are helping us understand that culture is communicated through the ARTS…
At the beginning of this term many of the students in 2M celebrated their First Reconciliation. This is a Sacrament that helps us to reflect on the choices we are making and to think about the times we have made a wrong choice. At each celebration, after talking with Fr Steve, everyone turned over a new leaf on our Forgiving trees. This reminds us that when we have been forgiven we need to take action to make things right.
How did you feel about receiving this Sacrament?