Welcome to the JAB class blog.
As usual the school year has started off with a bit of a sting in the sun but the students have coped pretty well and have enjoyed being cooled down under the fan with a spray of water as they learn about and practise mindfulness.
We have been focusing on setting up a positive classroom community with lots of discussion, games and even some role-playing. We have also been learning about a Growth Mindset and the power of saying “I can’t do it yet.” These activities should help to set a positive learning environment for the year and help us all get to know each other.
The students have been enjoying the new learning spaces created with the new furniture and the different options for seating.
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Here is a great slideshow by Ella and Tayla about the Titanic
Thanks to a meteorite landing and some fantastic new books we had some really amazing learning this week about the solar system .
Billy, James and Neiv worked brilliantly on this project and when they were presenting here are some of the questions and answers I heard:
“If you’re standing on the rings of Saturn will you fall or will you stay on?”
“Who knows what gravity is?”
“Any other questions about poor Pluto down here?”
”Do you know how tiny Pluto is?”
”They decided Pluto isn’t a planet because it can’t pull in good stuff”
Well it finally came around and we set off to the zoo – in the rain !!!!
Thanks to those parent helpers that took some photos and we will share some of them here.
The Lemurs certainly didn’t like the weather but look after each other very kindly.
Lucky some of us had umbrellas.
Not everyone got to see the tiger – most of the day she was hiding. Maybe she doesn’t like the rain either.
“Sometimes they were flicking mud onto their tummies to keep cool” – Ella
“The baby elephant went right under the water. ” – Blake
“The elephants were stacking onto each other under the water.” – Ryder
Hope that wasn’t a real baby elephant Jarrod and Ella !
“This orangutan was putting paper over its head” – Ruby M.
“This is puzzle the corn snake. Everybody got to pat him. He felt a bit like corn.” – Charlotte.
“The little penguins are swimming in the water behind me. They are about the size of small ruler.” – Ella
“Jarrod is next to a lemur on the bridge rail. It looks so adorable.” – Tayla
What an amazing effort JAB students – you all looked wonderful ,
Everyone is dressed up on Bookday and they look incredible- Charlotte
Ryder – Everybody’s costumes look awesome and they probably spent a lot of time on it.
Tayla – We all did activities and my favourite activity was making a letter after reading Animalia.
Devon – Our group made rainbow unicorns with glitter on them.