Central Idea: Cooperation is essential to achieve team goals
We have been working hard on our cooperation skills, sharing, taking turns and communicating with each other so that we can work as a team!
We have been learning to play new team games and they were so much fun! We played the lily-pad game in the playground. We had to get from one side of the playground to the other, without falling in the water! It was a little bit tricky because Mrs Hinkel was the shark in the water waiting for her dinner!
We played a game called, 'Line Soccer,' on the field. We had to protect our goal from the other team by holding hands in a line and kicking the ball away. Andy: "I did run in line soccer." Antoine: "We kicked the ball." Grace: "I did teamwork in line soccer." Athan: "It was teamwork, I kicked the ball!" Kotoha: "I saw Grace and Amelia kick the ball for the team." Rei: "I kicked the ball and tried to put it in the goal and tried to win for the team." Sara: "I kicked my ball into the goal of K2.2 team. I held hands to protect my goal and then we went to shake hands with K2.2 and said, good game."
We listened to lots of stories about good teamwork and bad teamwork. We liked the story, 'The Enormous Potato.' This story is about teamwork, cooperation and communicating. We then decided we would like to act our the story. We enjoyed eating our pretend potato at the end of the story!
We have been exploring, investigating maths materials and manipulatives to create different objects and patterns, looking at shape and colour.
We can sort objects by their attributes. We checked to see if they are all the same shape, the same colour, size or type. We are learning to count accurately and record our answer in different ways.
We learned to play a game called roll and record, where you roll the dice and record the number and see how many times the same number is rolled. For playing grab and count, we had to open our hand as wide as we could and grab as many objects we could grab in one hand and record how many. We also started creating our own number books.
We worked together and created our very own alphabet chart! We have been practising to write our names using plasticine, letter stampers to stamp words we know and listened to reading using the ipads in our ‘Daily 5’s’ sessions. We had fun painting self-portraits and wrote our feelings in a speech bubble about our first full week at school.
We have been using lots of malleable and different materials to help us develop our fine motor skills to help us with our handwriting. To help us form our letters, accurately, we used an activity called 'roll and write.' The marble shows us the direction we need to go for each letter of the alphabet.
Welcome to our K2.1 blog! I'm really looking forward to sharing your child's journey throughout the year! I will update this blog every week during the academic year. This blog will let the ISS community know about the great learning that has been happening and about up and coming events.