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Using Laptops

Last week, the Tiggers (literacy group) used laptops to type up their recounts of Eric Carle’s novel ‘The Very Clumbsy Click Beetle’. The Preps were able to type words, enter spaces, use full stops and capital letters. As you can see from their faces, they worked very hard and loved using the laptops!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tiddalik the Frog

In Art, the Grade 1/2’s read the story of Tiddalik the Frog. Then they made their own paper bag frogs.

Daisy the Dinosaur: Early Years Coding

Over the last two weeks, the ‘Number Ninjas’ have been learning about position and movement. They have practiced following and giving directions and today they put all of their learning into action on the ‘Daisy the Dinosaur’ app. This app focuses on teaching coding in the early years. The Preps were able to control Daisy’s movements to complete missions or just have some fun. As you can tell from the smiles on their faces, they had a great time teaching each other how to manipulate Daisy’s movements. Below is a video Daisy following the Preps directions.

If you are interested in trying this at home, you can purchase the app here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/daisy-the-dinosaur/id490514278?mt=8

And another great app is called Scratch Junior: https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/scratchjr/id895485086?mt=8

 

 

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Alliteration Poems

To start term 4 the grade 3/4 students have been looking at poetry, in particular alliteration poems! Students have been having a tremendous amount of fun researching and creating their own alliteration poems. They have been creative on Comic Life in creating their own poster to support their poems!

Term 3

Term 3 was a busy term for the grade 3/4’s!

One of the exciting things the grade 3/4’s did was go on an excursion to the Melbourne Zoo. After visiting the Melbourne Zoo the grade 3/4’s had the opportunity to research other zoos and create their own brochure giving the public some important information about that specific zoo. They learnt what a brochure was, the layout and the type of information needed.

After visiting the zoo the grade 3/4’s were also aware of endangered animals, their habitats and ways that we could save the endangered animals. They created excellent keynote presentations to present to the rest of the class.

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Prep Garden Upgrade

This term, a wonderful group of parents/grandparents will be volunteering their time to upgrade our outdoor space. They will be installing a music wall, building a bush kitchen, wicking beds, an adventure walk and planting lots of plants and herbs.

We are so excited!!

Below is a video of two super Prep parents creating our new wicking bed.

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Reminder – Signed permission forms for Dinner and Sleepover due this Friday

Grade 1 Dinner and Grade 2 Dinner and Sleepover

       On Friday, 13th October, 2017.

 We are just giving you a reminder that the permission form and payment for the dinner and sleepover needs to be returned by Friday, 22nd September.

Could you please advise if your child will be attending.  We need to know the final numbers for catering purposes.  If you require another set of notices, please let us know asap.

Thanks in advance from the 1/2 Team

Jennah, Prue, Luisa, Rosa, Leila and Sengul

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Money, money, money!

Over the last two weeks, the Preps have been learning about money and at the end of the unit we set up a shop. The Preps were given $5 in coins and were asked to spend all of the coins on items in our store (all items were either $1 or $2).

Below are photos of what the students purchased.

 

Book Week Cross-Age Activities

The art work students completed during the cross-age activities in Book Week was absolutely delightful.  There is such a buzz in the air when students get to work with other students across the school.  Friendships are made and it is wonderful to see the senior students helping the younger students with the activities.  I have put together a range of photos for everyone to enjoy.  The list below shows the Picture Story Book that was selected and the activity that matched.

Nannie Loves Patchwork Quilt
Gary Pigeons in the city mural
All I Want for Christmas is Rain Rainstick
Go Home Cheeky Animals Wrapped Animals
The Snow Wombat Wombat Burrow
Chip Magicclay Chip
Mechanica Symmetrical Collage

Oxfam talk and Information Reports

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We were so lucky to have Pam Anders (Delilah’s mother) talk to the 1/2 Learning Area about the wonderful work Oxfam does in our community and world wide earlier this month.  Students had the opportunity to write an Information Report after listening to Pam’s presentation and doing some on-line research.

 

We were very proud of the way students presented their information using headings and sub-headings effectively.

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