We have been talking about managing our behaviour and the first step is recognising how you are feeling. The next step is to learn how to self-regulate to manage our emotions and our acceptable behaviours in different situations. We will be using the Zones of Regulation to do this. Using the same language at school and at home could be very helpful for some students and some parents, so please feel welcome to read on and borrow the terms.
Remember the colours of the zones…? We all go through most of the different zones at different times and that’s okay. What is important though is that:
we can recognise what zone we are in at the time
we don’t just stay in that zone (unless it is the green zone)
we can use our tools to move through that zone to reach the GREEN ZONE.
This coming week we will be learning about the tools we can use to move out of the Blue, Yellow or Red zones and into the Green Zone. You can see from this poster that the Green Zone has all the good feelings in it. That’s where we all would really like to be for most of the time!
So, check in each morning and see which zone you are in and then work out what you need to do to get into the Green Zone. And – remember to use our school values every day at home and at school! CHEERF! 8:)
Wow! You guys are amazing artists and you are going to be so well prepared for any emergencies with your special pillowcase carry bags. Everybody was so impressed with how well you listened to the instructions and your ideas for packing. Well done! 🙂
As we come to the end of our Spinning in Space inquiry, we need to think about what we have learned about living on our amazing planet – Planet Earth!
What makes it the only known planet in our solar system with life on it? What are the special conditions on Earth that allow life to flourish?
What are the problems facing our planet and its environment?
What can each one of us do to protect our planet into the future?
You have already started working on your booklets, and you now have a Global Goal to focus your research on. Here are some websites to help you with your research into the PROBLEMS facing Planet Earth or Threats to our environment.
Good morning everybody and welcome to our relief teacher for today and to Stacey (Education Assistant)-
Please make your relief teacher welcome and show him or her how we do things, especially for news this morning. This is your work for today:
NEWS – Students know how to conduct this as STAND UP, HAND UP, PAIR UP – for two sessions. Tyla, Lewis and Angus? will set up timer and show you how to run it. 🙂
WRITING – all students to finish writing alien descriptions (and how you met him or her) in your writing books (near door). All to proofread and then complete drawings of aliens and use lots of colour and background of planet (on teacher’s table).
MATHS – Subtraction A3 booklet (on teacher’s table)
11:25 to 12:55
INQUIRY – Life on a Space Station – A3 booklet using texts on booklet and start by showing students videos on Dolphinkids in the last post before this – “The International Space Station”.
Please also hand out Gravity Experiment letter to parents to take home and conduct experiment during this week – to share on Friday. (on teacher’s desk)
LUNCH – 2nd Duty in Earth area
SPELLING – Students are working on Spelling Workbook #10 (in their spelling folders) and can work independently.
2:20 pack up classroom for the day – MUSIC with Ms Helen and Bobo.
REMINDER to bring gumboots (if you have any) and wet weather gear for excursion tomorrow.
Here are some fun videos made by the Commander of the ISS a couple of years ago. In this video he sings a David Bowie song which is perfect for life in the International Space Station, so high above Earth. Enjoy it. 🙂
Here are some science clips showing you what life is like in space – with no gravity! Ordinary things are certainly different.
This week we are learning more about Space Exploration. We have learnt about the first man on the moon – which was 52 years ago, in 1969. Now we want to learn more about the Space Race which is happening right now – how scientists are working right now on the ISS (The International Space Station) and how Space Science is being used to develop new technologies to make our lives on Earth easier.
These photos show you the International Space Station (ISS), astronauts working on a space walk, the Hubble Telescope and the Space Shuttle when it launched the Hubble Telescope into space in 1990.
International Space Station (ISS)
Hubble Space Telescope
Repairing the Hubble Telescope in Space
THE MODERN SPACE RACE:
China and India have joined the race to explore the Moon (with robotics and lunar vehicles – not people). China landed a spacecraft on the far side of the moon this in January 2019 and India sent a spacecraft on its way there too and, of course, the United States is committed to exploring Mars too.
Enjoy finding out all about this exciting field of scientific discovery!