Our “Student of the Week” this week is Justin, our Mathematician! Wow, talk about a student who never gives up, demonstrating that sheer determination and perseverance is the way to success – that’s our Justin! Justin was able to solve some pretty challenging Maths tasks. It took him a day or two but he got there in the end. Well done Justin, brilliant work.
Today the 6R students commenced blogging, publishing their first post – a “Welcome” post. After days of waiting for all 32 student blogs to be set up, there was no holding back – away they finally went. The students had fun exploring the many theme options available and other various settings and are now ready to create their “About” page.
If you’re wondering what these savvy students are all about, what they’re like and what they’re learning about at school, why not take a look at their blogs? I’m sure you’ll see why Mrs Quealy just loves her class.
Here they are hard at work.
Our “Student of the Week” trophy recipient this week is CHARLENE
Charlene is the “Student of the Week” for week 3 because she is an excellent student. She always applies great effort when completing her work, Charlene just never gives up! She works cooperatively with others during group activities, and quite studiously when completing tasks on her own. We particularly like the way Charlene is so organised and neat and tidy in everything she does and this certainly contributes to Charlene’s success! Fabulous Charlene and congratulations.
Today we had a visit from our Parish Priest, Father Lauro and his helper, Brother An. Father Lauro was a big help in clarifying our query about the female looking character in Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting, The Last Supper. Father Lauro explained that this character in the painting is in fact, John, the youngest apostle and who was very close to Peter, the figure next to him. John would often confide in Peter and seek his opinion and assistance. Father Lauro went on to say that although there would have been several women in the room at the time of Jesus’ Last Supper, the artist, Leonardo da Vinci, has not included them in his painting – no women appear in the painting. Father reminded us that the novel, The Da Vinci Code, is fiction!
We learnt that we shouldn’t confuse fact and fiction but rather, we need to rely on the historical Biblical account.
Father took time out of his busy schedule to bless our Prayer Space:
Father Lauro’s assistant, Brother An, had a few words to say too. Brother An immigrated to Australia late last year and is studying to become a priest in the Archdiocese of Sydney. Brother An mentioned how he missed his family and all his nieces and nephews back home in Vietnam, however, he is glad to be living in Australia. Brother An is really looking forward to becoming a priest and is preparing well for this very special occasion. We promised Brother An that we’d pray for him.
Here we are with brother An:
Today we investigated bread by comparing the texture, taste, odour and appearance of three different varieties: sourdough, Turkish pide and Mission Wraps. We discovered that the breads were different in some aspects and fairly alike in others. In studying the ingredients of all three bread types, we noticed that both the sourdough and the Turkish pide contained yeast, whereas, the Mission Wraps did not. As it so happens, the breads containing yeast were high rise breads while the bread without yeast was flat bread! Therefore, we conclude that yeast causes bread to rise. Have you compared bread types? If so, what did you discover?
Our investigation was fun and yummy (we got to eat all the bread). Just take a look at our photographs below:
Bread Tasting on PhotoPeach
Today, we read the picture book “The Most Magnificent Thing” by Ashley Spires. It’s a great children’s book with a positive and inspiring message. This story is all about a little girl who likes to make things. Her best friend is her assistant who happens to be her pet dog. We won’t tell you too much more as we don’t want to spoil the story for you, but the little girl shows enormous effort, drive and persistence to achieve her goal even though she goes through some trying and testing moments. This picture book demonstrates the “Growth Mindset” at work – knowing that if you keep on trying, you will eventually achieve your goal! Why not read the book and discover what the little girl (and her helpful assistant) achieve? We are sure you will be delighted.
Our very first student of the week for 2016 goes to LUCAS
Lucas received the Student of the Week award because he is always so encouraging and supportive of others. Lucas not only applied great effort when completing tasks but he also helped others to do the same. Good on you Lucas, we are mighty lucky to have you in the 6R with us.
Keep up the great work!!!