Wow, we are done with our fourth class already! We got really good news in that an extra week has been added to the schedule. That means we can cover more material and maybe introduce something new this year.
This week we started out with the painting project from last week, The paintings look really good and I think the students had fun doing them. They were really into it this week. While they were painting I playewd music from the CD “Didge Blows the Games” by Ankala & World Orchestra. We wanted to finish the painting early in class so that the paint could dry and the students could take them home today.
While the paint dried we moved on to more Dreamtime stories. This week we learned about the Rainbow Serpent and the first sunrise. The students did all the reading. It was really good to have them answer the questions so quickly.
The last thing scheduled was to watch some videos with Aussie music. The week it was “Waltzing Matilda” and “My Boomerang Won’t Come Back”. It was great when one of the students said during Waltzing matilda, “There a Coolabah tree, like in the Brolga story last week.” You really have to love it when they connect things from previous weeks.