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Mini Wicking Beds

Inspired by our new wicking beds, Katherine came up with the idea of the students making their own mini version to help them understand how they work and also to engage the students with their new environment.

All of the Preps created their own beds by using a bottle cut in half that has a ‘reserviour’ filled with water. This water travels up into the soil through material and therefore self waters the plant. This is very similar to our wicking bed that has two main parts: the bottom half is a contained reservoir filled with rocks and water and the top half is filled with soil, mulch and plants. By periodic flooding of the deeper half of the bed, mature plant roots get a big drink.

The Preps took home their plants today and hopefully they look after them over the summer.

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Cinquain Poems

This week, the Tiggers literacy group have been learning about cinquain poems. They are five line poems which use different parts of speech to describe a topic. The students were given a planning sheet and they needed to first include a 1 word title (noun), then on the second line they had to include 2 adjectives to describe the noun. Next they included 3 verbs (ing words) and then a 4 word phrase (how they felt about the topic). Lastly they included a 1 word synonym for the title. Below are some of the poems that they created.

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Prep Courtyard Update

This Wednesday, our amazing team of parents installed our new bush kitchen and new hose! The Preps are so impressed and cannot wait to find out what will be happening next. Below are some pictures of the Preps and the team who updated our court yard.

We are so lucky to have them!


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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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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