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An exciting 7 days in the Pheasant class

The Pheasants have had a crazy-busy 7 days. Starting last week Friday we had the opportunity to go to the beach and bond with our new friends, as well as spend some time splashing about in the ‘not-so-warm’ water. Thank you to the parents who also joined us and took advantage of the opportunity to grow our Elkanah community. Some moms even braved the waters for a swim. Well done.

On Monday we visited the Animal Anti-Cruelty League where we leaned how important it is to look after our pets properly. We also learned about “living beyond self” by giving very generous donations of food and blankets to this worthy cause.

On Tuesday this week we introduced the iPads into our classes. The children have joined the various Google Classrooms, which will be one of the main avenues of disseminating and collecting tasks. This week we started exploring some of the apps as well as practicing our tables using some fun maths websites.

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We look forward to more fun as the year progresses.

 

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A final goodbye to 2016!

What a wonderful year it has been!  We are so sad to say goodbye to our students of 2016. We wish them a wonderful holiday and a blessed Christmas. A huge thank you to the parents for being so supportive this year.

Food Lovers Market

This week is dominated by our ILTs (Integrated Learning Tasks). The learners are divided into small groups of between 3 – 4 children. For five days, from Monday to Friday, we are going to be embarking on a learning experience of a different kind. Today we went shopping at Food Lovers market and bought a large variety of fruit for our adventures for Day 2.The learners had to apply some of the skills and knowledge that they have gained over the last 6 weeks of school in order to complete various tasks and activities. The children realized that food is expensive and it was extremely interesting watching them barter, ask for advise and exchange fruit. One child had to fill out an exchange slip as she found a better special and wanted to return her fruit and get more value for her money.Fruit 1Fruit 2Fruit 3Fruit 4Fruit 5Fruit 6Fruit 7Fruit 8fruit

Mother’s Day and Similes

The build up to Mother’s Day this past Sunday, presented the Pheasants with an opportunity to express their thanks to their moms. The students were tasked with writing a poem that needed to include a number of similes to express their feelings and thanks for their moms. To start with the students learned about the role of similes in the English language and practiced writing some of their own. They then took a sneaky selfie with their moms. They loaded the selfie into PicCollage and edited it with all manner of backgrounds, frames and digital stickers relevant to Mother’s Day. Once they were posted to Google Drive and printed, they were then used as the covers for their cards, within which were their original and heartfelt, simile-laden poems.

  1. Below is the cover and poem created and written by Sienna Casarin for her mom.

 

You are as sweet as the icing on my cupcake

I hope you know that, I hope you do

Cause you smell like sugarplum and trifle too

You care for me like I care for toffees

I care for you like you care for coffees

 

You are as sweet as the icing on my cupcake

I hope you know that, I hope you do

You have lips as sweet as the glaze on my cherry

So it’s really nice when you kiss me too

All the kisses I want to get, I have to get from you

 

You are as sweet as the icing on my cupcake

I hope you know that, I hope you do

 

Sienna Casarin Gr4 Pheasants

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