The Grade 3/4s took apart some hana in Japanese Science last week and identified all the various parts that they could. We found the stigma, sepal, pollen, petals and more!
Then we made Japanese/English sentences describing what we found:
Pollen ga arimas. Stigma ga arimas. Sepal ga arimasen.
After our book week assembly, the Preps worked with different grades to complete craft activities based on the books shortlisted this year. Prep C worked with 3/4A and read ‘All I Want for Christmas is Rain’ by Cori Brooke. Together, the students made rain makers out of cardboard, rice, aluminium foil, tape and string. Below are some pictures of their costumes and rain makers.
Book Week is coming to Moreland next Monday when we have our Dress-up Day. Students are encouraged to dress up as their favourite story book characters! All students will be involved in cross-age activities to celebrate Book Week. I am collecting wool and ribbons for one of our Art Activities based on a short-listed picture story book.
If you have any scraps or odds and ends, could you please drop in the box at the front office. It would be appreciated if you could drop it in tomorrow or Thursday.
Last Friday there was a buzz in the 1/2 Learning Area, as the students went to work making the models or prototypes of the toys they had designed. The students were so creative in making their toys and worked incredibly hard. Special thanks to Sasha (Candy Sparkles) for her help working with the students! Enjoy the photos…
Today, the Preps explored ‘schools’ and we had so much fun! Some people dressed up as Mr. Bove (our maintenance man), teachers, principals (in their work uniform and holiday attire), PE teachers and crossing supervisors. The Preps practiced running a school, teaching students, building schools, build laptops out of K-Nex and helping people cross the road before and after school.
We are looking forward to the visit from Mana and the performance that students will be involved in on Thursday, 24th August at Moonee Valley Racecourse.
Our students are required to wear white t-shirts and shorts (any colour). Can you please make sure they do not have large logos – small, discreet ones are fine!
For those families who have not yet paid, can you make sure the money is paid by the end of the week. We are sure you and your children will gain so much from the experience.
Tomorrow all students will have the opportunity to make a 3-D model or the “real thing” of the toy they have designed. We will have lots of craft supplies, paper, some play dough etc. If your child needs any special things like material, can you send along with your child tomorrow. We are hoping all students will be creative and imaginative in making their creations. They do not have to be perfect creations – we are hoping for the students to show innovation and problem solving skills.