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The Our World, Our Stories project has been running for nearly seven weeks and it has been an amazing experience.
Each week, we have blogged, commented and conversed about a wide range of topics.
Week One: Typical School Day
Week Two: Recess Activities
Week Three: Food
Week Four: Our Local Environment
Week Five: Traditional Stories and Festivities
Week Six: Traditional Song
Whoever You Are
The students worked together to create this reading of Mem Fox’s story, Whoever You Are.
This story reminds us that even though everyone in the world is very different, we are all equal.
Tolerance and understanding are very important virtues to develop, and can help to create a world full of peace, productivity and pleasure!
Simply press the play button to hear the story and use the arrows to turn the pages that don’t automatically advance.
Make New Friends
Nothing brings people together like a song. Here are the lyrics, sing along!
1. Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other is gold.
2. A circle is round, it has no end, that’s how long I will be your friend.
3. A fire burns bright, it warms the heart, we’ve been friends from the very start.
4. You have one hand, I have the other, put them together, we have each other.
5. Silver is precious, gold is too, I am precious and so are you.
6. You help me, and I’ll help you, and together we will see it through
7. The sky is blue, the Earth is green, I can help to keep it clean.
8. Across the land, across the sea, friends forever we will always be.
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The students have learnt so much about our world and developed their understanding of different ways of living.
The Our World, Our Stories project has proved that even though the world is a big place, technology can help make it smaller. Our classrooms are not bound by four walls and we have a whole world full of students, teachers and community members to learn from and with!
Leave a comment and share something you have learnt or something you have enjoyed about Our World, Our Stories.
We love listening to Mrs. Yollis’ class sing This Land is Your Land, 2KM & 2KJ singing G’Day, G’Day and B4 singing Haere Mai. It is so fun to hear different songs from around the world!
We are going to share a short song that has been sung at American baseball games for over 70 years. If you’ve ever been to a baseball game in the U.S.A. you’ve probably heard this song before! We hope you enjoy it:
We sing this song a lot at our school assemblies, and the line, “Root, root, root for the home team“ always gets a little bit loud! When you sing this song, you typically say the name of your favorite team in place of the words “home team”.
So at our assemblies some of us sing “root, root, root for the Red Sox!” while others sing “root, root, root for the Yankees!” because these are the two most popular baseball teams where we live.
What are the popular home sports teams where you live?
What is your favorite professional sport to cheer for?
What did you think of the song? Do you have any questions about it?
B4′s song is a song of welcome.
We sing it each week at assembly, and to welcome special visitors to our school.
What do you think ‘Haere Mai’ means?
Can you find the words for ‘boy’ and ‘girl’?
2KM and 2KJ loved hearing a traditional American song and we’d like to share an Australian song.
Slim Dusty (David Gordon Kirkpatrick 1927 – 2003) made this song famous and many incorrectly believe he wrote it. G’day G’day was actually written by Rob Fairbairn. It is a fun song that people have been singing for decades.
Here is 2KM and 2KJ performing the song for you.
Here are the lyrics so you can sing along.
Do you know what these words/phrases mean?
Strike a light
Havin’ a yarn