We read a great book by Lachie Hume titled “Banjo bounces back” which looked at the story of Banjo, who had to overcome his anxiety and embarrassment by getting fit in order to play in his ‘hoofball’ final.
It inspired us all to think of a time when we had to show resilience and to ‘bounce back’ when life got a bit too difficult or perhaps overwhelming.
We’d love to hear of your stories. When was a time you maybe didn’t want to persist but in the end showed great resilience? What (or even who) made you respond in this way?
How do you best learn?
Today in 3/4CA we completed a “Learning Styles Inventory” to discover the different ways that we can learn in a variety of situations. The goal was to find out if your preferred method of learning is VISUAL (by watching), AUDITORY (by speaking and listening) or KINESTHETIC (by moving or doing).
Interestingly the majority of our class were “Visual Learners.”
You could try completing the online test yourself, it’s easy- just go to Learning Styles Inventory.
When you have discovered your preferred style, please comment below and tell us how you best learn!!
It can be difficult to read scripture in today’s world and try to imagine what the author of the text was trying to tell the original audience. In class we explored Luke’s gospel account of the birth of Jesus through a form of prayer known as imaginative prayer. Students imagined themselves as a shepherd within the story, being visited by the angels and then travelling to visit Mary and Joseph to meet baby Jesus.
After reading the scripture and being guided through a series of questions students were able to experience for themselves what it must have been like as a shepherd in the field receiving the news of Jesus’ birth.
Students then filled in a sensory reflection, explaining what they could see, feel, hear, touch and taste within the meditation.
It would be great to hear some of your personal experiences 5/6C (or the other 5/6 classes) within the comments below.
e.g How did it feel meeting an angel? What did the angels look like? Who was there when you visited Jesus? Did you get to touch Jesus? What did he look like?
On Monday the 10th October our confirmation candidates, along with their parents/carers, attended a fabulous workshop evening held at St Kevin’s Parish. The presenter Paul Spence did a wonderful job of relating to the children and sharing his story of how his confirmation continues to motivate and shape him as a person.
It was a great opportunity for the candidates to bond with family members with some very special moments experienced by all!
In 5/6 we have been developing our problem solving skills by using a variety of strategies. It is a time of great excitement and real buzz when students realise they can solve what initially seemed impossible.
Today the class helped to write the success criteria to guide us in achieving our learning intention.
Can you solve today’s problem?