Today 3A visited one of the prep grades to share our recently published picture story books. We had been looking forward to doing this! The books were written with a younger audience in mind and we think that the preps really enjoyed listening to our stories and seeing the pictures that matched the words.
What did you enjoy about sharing your Picture Story Book?
3A have been working hard to publish their information reports and I am sure that everyone will agree that the finished reports are impressive!
Information Reports consist of information or facts. Students researched their topics, took notes and then made sure that they used their own words (so that the writing sounded like their voice). They organised their information into paragraphs with headings and they wrote in the third person. Students revised and edited their writing and drew pictures on their finished report to enhance them. Everyone did a great job of using the 6+1 Traits of writing.
When you next write an information report, what topic do you think you will choose?
This week 3A have been learning about how to use the Ideas trait in their Writers Notebooks. Writers who use the Ideas trait well produce entries that are clear, focussed and interesting. We have talked about how important it is to focus on one small moment and choose topics that we know a lot about.
Today we went outside and wrote an entry about the things we could see, hear and feel.
This week in our reading sessions we have been focussing on “visualising”. Visualising means to form a picture in your mind and it helps us to comprehend (understand) and remember texts that we are reading.
This week we read a poem called “The Land of Nod” and drew a picture of what we visualised on a piece of quilt. When all of the pictures were put together it was interesting to see how differently we all visualised the poem.
This week we have been learning about ANZAC day because it is 100 years since the first ANZACs landed at Gallipoli.
We remember the ANZACs because they were brave and they fought in the First World War to keep us safe. We appreciate what they did and thank many of them for sacrificing their lives.
Today Zoe brought in a special book titled “Galipoli” about two mates who went to Gallipoli. Their names were Bluey and Dusty and they “joined up” to begin an adventure. They met Simpson and his donkey (Duffy) and both spent time in hospital on an island called Lemnos. It was a nice book to read because it told the story of Gallipoli from their point of view.
Last year I visited the War Memorial in Canberra and took this photo of the wall which has the names of Australians who have lost their lives in wars.
We will never forget them.
What else do you know about ANZAC day?
Do you know of any family members (eg great grandfathers) who have been in wars?
Did you do anything to celebrate ANZAC day with your family on Saturday?