The show and tell topic for this week will be all about stories – the ‘house favourites’ for your family. Students are asked to tell about the stories, poems and rhymes that are favourites at home in their family. You can even bring in your favourites to share with the class on your show and tell day.
Is there a rhyme or story that is always being retold or re-read at your house? Are there nursery rhymes you hear all the time?
Students in Grade 1/2 read the online story from Museum Victoria website, My Grandmother’s Toybox. In the story, a girl called Hannah is at home feeling sick and looking for something to do. Finally, her mother shows her an old wooden chest filled with toys! The toys once belonged to Hannah’s mother, her father and grandparents, even great great grandparents. All of the toys tell a story about a particular time or memory, a person Hannah’s mum knew about or about what life was like in the past. When Hannah is all finished playing she learns that one day she will need to put a toy in the box that tells a story about her own life… Which toy will she choose?
Our class thought carefully about the same question and brought in their own toy to tell a story about a certain time, person, place or event. Look at the pictures below to see the toys emerging from the old wooden chest.
Which toy would you choose to keep in the old wooden chest? What do you think someone in the future would say about it?
In this week’s show & tell, Grade 1/2 students needed to tell about an animal who was special to them or their family. They needed to have a drawing or photograph of the animal to show so classmates could learn what each animal looked like. People had so many interesting experiences and stories to share. Students showed images they had drawn, photos that had been emailed or printed & framed. There were powerpoints, posters and even a live beared dragon in the classroom. Students spoke about their special animals confidently and classmates listened respectfully.
The show & tell topic for next week will be all about cold weather. What do you do to warm up at home? Don’t forget your homework – practise the show & tell presentation before your big day!
Students in Grade 1/2 have been talking lots about the culture and traditions of their families during Term 4. In Show and Tell they have been describing and showing pictures of Australian landmarks, bringing artefacts from Australia and from another country and talking about the things that their families like to celebrate and how.
Some students have even volunteered to give our visitors, the Flats, a taste of what life can be like for them in Australia. Here are some photos of the interesting experiences that Grade P-2 kids have shared with the visitors:
Are you doing something interesting with your family soon? If you think it would help overseas friends & visitors learn about Australia please invite a Flat person to come along!