Year Four students were able to put their understandings of location into practice on Friday, when they ventured on a community walk with Foundation. We identified different routes to Epping North Conservation Reserve and were challenged to map directions, using at least three left hand turns and three right hand turns. Some valuable lessons about location were learned once we set out and when we mapped out clues uncovered along the way. What a wonderful opportunity to use the language of location!
We also explored the grassy woodland habitat with the Foundation students, looking at the flora, fauna and minibeasts at the reserve. This answered some of our questions and provided more wonderings.
What did you learn about location?
Was your walking route the most efficient? What makes you say that?
What did you learn about flora and fauna in the grassy woodlands habitat?
Today our Middles travelled to Templestowe for a Sacrament reflection Day. The day provided many opportunities for the students to make connections about the presence of God in the Sacraments and all around us.
Students made their own prayer cloth, choosing their own symbols that reflected where they experience God in their own lives.
Our Reconciliation and Eucharist teams also experienced their Sacrament in action. Our Year Three students shared some great discussion about what happens when we make right or wrong choices and explored the symbolism of the cross. As our Year Four group made bread, they considered that when two things are connected, a change is made! Just as we do when we celebrate the Eucharist, we shared the bread as a community!
What connections did you make today?
Where did you see God at our reflection day?
Our Middles are now starting to use paint and oil pastels in Visual Arts sessions with Kristie. This means that we need art smocks, to keep our uniforms clean and pristine! An art smock could be anything from an old shirt/tee to a plastic pre-purchased smock. Each home group will have a tub/area in the learning space to store their super clothes protector!
Our Middles became sustainability detectives today as we ventured to Melbourne’s Community Environment Park, CERES. We participated in activities designed to help us learn more about how our actions affect the environment. Sessions related to fossil fuels, renewable energy, energy efficient housing, carbon cycle and energy flows. From visiting the EcoHouse to seeing how fossil fuels create electricity, it was an enjoyable and action-packed excursion!
I wonder what your highlight was today?
What was something that you learnt?
What would you like to find out?
Today our Year Fours hosted the second Caritas Friday. Ginger and Garlic asked the school community to wear their most colourful hat to school to raise money for Project Compassion. We have already raised a lot of money for the poor and needy and helped others in Lent by doing good things. Wearing a bright hat reminds us that we are giving a bright future for people like Rattanak and Janaki.
Thank you to everyone for being creative in the hats that you wore!
Did you bring a gold coin for Caritas Friday today?
What type of hat did you wear?