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Monday, November 28

  1. page Pastoral Care edited ... The use of the name was magnified and publicised by the American movie, "Miracle on 34th …
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    The use of the name was magnified and publicised by the American movie, "Miracle on 34th Street", a story of a man named Kris Kringle who gets a job playing Santa Claus at Macy's department store in New York City and again in the 1970 animated film "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" of a legend where the orphaned baby, Kris, adopted by the "Kringle" toymaker family, grows up to distribute toys to the underprivleged.
    So, whilst "Santa Clause" is more popular and recognisable the world over, to some people Kriss Kringle or Kris Kringle (an anglacised version of the german words for Christ Child) has become used as another synonym for Santa Clause
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    Who is Kris Kringle?
    Santa Clause is sometimes referred to as Kriss Kringle, a name most likely derived from Christ Kindl (Christ-child). The German name of the Christ Child is Christkind, commonly used in its diminutive form Christkindel. The Dutch-German protestant reform movement brought in the idea that the Christchild should be the standard bearer for Christmas. Traditionally an image used for his messenger was a young child with a golden crown who holds a tiny "Tree of Light", and brings the gifts of the Christ Child.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39QomPEL3jQ&feature=related
    Who is Kris Kringle?
    Santa Clause is sometimes referred to as Kriss Kringle, a name most likely derived from Christ Kindl (Christ-child). The German name of the Christ Child is Christkind, commonly used in its diminutive form Christkindel. The Dutch-German protestant reform movement brought in the idea that the Christchild should be the standard bearer for Christmas. Traditionally an image used for his messenger was a young child with a golden crown who holds a tiny "Tree of Light", and brings the gifts of the Christ Child.
    The transformation from Christkindl to Kris Kringle did not take many generations, especially with intermarriage between the Pennsylvania Dutch and the English settlers in the America. So despite the intentions of the Protestant reform movement, the original meaning of the word faded. Once thought to be the Christchild's chief helper, the image of Kris Kringle has over time reverted to an image of Saint Nicholas (Santa Claus).
    The name Kris Kringle is still strangely popular as the Santa Claus of some Pennsylvania Dutch web Pages today. He carries a tiny Christmas tree and enters the house through a window left open. When he has left the presents, he rings a bell allowinq the household to know of his departure. Thus "Kris Kringle" a name deriving from the German Christ Kindel is another name for Santa Clause.
    The use of the name was magnified and publicised by the American movie, "Miracle on 34th Street", a story of a man named Kris Kringle who gets a job playing Santa Claus at Macy's department store in New York City and again in the 1970 animated film "Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town" of a legend where the orphaned baby, Kris, adopted by the "Kringle" toymaker family, grows up to distribute toys to the underprivleged.
    So, whilst "Santa Clause" is more popular and recognisable the world over, to some people Kriss Kringle or Kris Kringle (an anglacised version of the german words for Christ Child) has become used as another synonym for Santa Clause
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Friday, November 25

  1. page Group2 edited ... The first thing the class did was pick the teacher of the day. Today teacher of the day was Mi…
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    The first thing the class did was pick the teacher of the day. Today teacher of the day was Michael. Michael was very excited to be teacher of the day and I think it was great that he got a go as he had a special need. He suffered from autism. Being the teacher of the day means the child gets to do the roll in the morning and the afternoon and help the teacher all throughout he day. I think this is a great idea as the children each get a chance to feel special.
    The first activity of the day was to read a book called 'The Great, Gray Owl.' The front cover of the book had no words just a picture of the owls face. Ms Genis asked teh children to make a prediction of what the book would be about. A boy named Charlie predicted the book would be about an owl. All the children agreed with him. Then another boy made an interesting prediction that the book would have no words in it as well because there were no words on the front cover. I found this prediction interesting as Ms Genis had not asked a question about the words and yet this child still made a very good prediction about it. The book was indeed about an owl but did have words in it. The book described an owls day and what sorts of things they do. On each page there was a word which Ms Genis asked the children if they could give her the definition for. I found it interesting the completely different meanings the children could give each word.
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    When recess came, the four of us visited the canteen to get some delicious snacks. It was good to have a break as we knew we had a long afternoon ahead of us. At recess, there were so many children running around playing different game and eating different thing. It was good to see most children were playing with someone and there was close to no one by themselves.
    After recess, Maddie and I went back to our card making. Thankfully Steph and Bianca came out of their classes to help us. As they always say many hand make light work and this was definitely the case. With all of us working together, we were able to complete all the cards easily in very little time. The cards were from teh preps to their year 6 buddies. When we had only a few cards left, Ms Kokoulis asked if we could help her by cutting out 40 January pages and 40 February pages and stick them on coloured paper. The four of us decided Steph and I would do this while Bianca and Maddie finished the cards. Steph sorted out the paper to enure there was an even amount of each colour as Ms Kokoulis asked while I sliced the paper using the slicer. We made an effective team and worked well together. As I was cutting Steph was sticking the February pages onto the coloured paper and then stapling the January on top. Before she was finished her class, Prep W, went off to gym and Steph decided to go so I finished off the stapling. There wasn't much so that was fine but by the end my arm was sore.
    Once we had handed the cards and calenders to the teachers, there wasn't a lot of time until lunch so we stayed in our classrooms and helped the children. The children in my class, Prep G, were doing an activity regarding the book we read this morning. They each had to draw pictures of the owl completing the different actions described in the book. Some children did a fantastic job of drawing the owl completing its daily activites, whereas others had a lot more trouble and needed a lot of support. It was intriguing to see the different perceptions of the same actions that varied from child to child and also the different level of drawing skill they had. Some of the drawings I was able to see were amazing and I dont think I could have drawn that well. There were many children in the class who required a lot of support to stay on track and focused with their work. I found that Tyler needed a lot of support but Ms Genis said to me that I should let him do it by himself because he needs to learn to be more independent.
    Finally lunch had arrived. I was very tired by this time but was looking forward to the break. I had a delicious lasagne for lunch and a slurpee. As we sat around at lunch we were able to see Vicki running around chasing the child she was supervising. It was very funny to see as the child was full of energy. We also had two of the girls in prep classes sit with us for most of lunch. Their names were Piper and Mikayla. Piper was in my class today and Mikayla was in my class last week. They were very cute and it was really fun to muck around with them and make them laugh. They seemed to really enjoy themselves and I found it good to be in their company. It was ridiculously funny when Tyler came along, took Stephs wallet and ran away. Steph went running after him but luckily Vicki was around to stop him.
    After lunch, Ms Genis asked if Maddie and I would be happy to complete another job for her which of course we were. Maddie and I had to use PVA glue to make a spider web in the children's booklet then cover it in glitter. We decided that Maddie would do the PVA and I would do the glitter. Maddies webs looked great. I ended up with glitter all over me, it was crazy. I think in the end the webs all looked really great. At the same time as we were doing this, Bianca and Steph were first cutting out buses and then making Prep W's buddy cards. It was a lot of fun using the glitter to make the spider webs.
    Towards the end of the day, we gave the teachers a present that we had all pitched in for to saw our gratitude. We were very thankful of them allowing us into their classrooms and being so welcoming towards us all. We bought then a large box of chocolate.
    At 3:00 we left Keilor Views Primary School to head back home. I felt sad that we would not be coming back as I have learned so much by spending just two days in the primary school and feel that if we had more time I would have learnt so much more. I enjoyed my time at Keilor Views so much and am really greatful towards the teachers for allowing us to have such a great experience and open our eyes to the way a school runs and the challenges that have to be faced. I feel I have gained a lot of experience from these two days.
    I think the Outreach program was a great one to run. I feel that everyone has gained something different from this and have all gained new experiences. Although we may have had a major setback in our program, all in all I had a great time throughout it all. The setback allowed us to think outside the box and problem solve in a way we never had before. I was so proud of my group and the amazing effort we have made throughout the entire program. I have loved working with my group and would do it all again without a problem. I think we achieved our goal to MAKE A CHILD SMILE :) :)

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    I am really going to miss Keilor Views Primary School and all of the lovely people that it holds, but this may not be the last time that I go there. Our group is thinking of extending our Outreach by going to help out there on the days that Vick works during the two last weeks of their term (as CRCCS finishes school two weeks earlier). This is a great experience and there definitely has been a change in my, and my reflection elaborates on what I thought of myself, my group and my resources around me throughout this program.
    22/11 LG - Today once again we went out to Keilor View Primary School to complete our Outreach action. As anticipated today was a great day where I again learnt a lot about the children and the different ways in which the same subjects can be taught. The four of us gathered together early at Maddies place so her mum, Vicki could take us to school.
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    The first activity of the day was to read a book called 'The Great, Gray Owl.' The front cover of the book had no words just a picture of the owls face. Ms Genis asked teh children to make a prediction of what the book would be about. A boy named Charlie predicted the book would be about an owl. All the children agreed with him. Then another boy made an interesting prediction that the book would have no words in it as well because there were no words on the front cover. I found this prediction interesting as Ms Genis had not asked a question about the words and yet this child still made a very good prediction about it. The book was indeed about an owl but did have words in it. The book described an owls day and what sorts of things they do. On each page there was a word which Ms Genis asked the children if they could give her the definition for. I found it interesting the completely different meanings the children could give each word.
    After the children had read the book, they split into their reading groups. I sat with Michael, Andrew and Heng in the big book group. They took turns in using the easel to read their books. Each one chose a different book to read. I found it interesting to see that Michael pretty much knew the books he read by heart without even looking at the words and he used a lot of expression while reading. Whereas Heng and Andrew made up their own stories even though the book was right there. I also found this interesting as the book with words was there yet they chose to make up their own stories. Seeing the three different boys read and interpret the book they had chosen gave me an insight how three children of the same year level can be very different.
    Once we had finished reading groups, Ms Genis asked Maddie and I to start a job for her. We had to use the paper slicer to cut out photos of two prep classes and their buddies, cut out red paper squares to mount the pictures on. Then sticky tape the red paper to a photo frame and the photo frame to a card. This took a lot of time. Maddie and I wanted to do the cutting as perfectly as we could. So, it took us a little while to get the paper and pictures exactly the way we wanted it but ended up finishing the cutting before it was recess.

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