Author Archives: Abbie Melchior

My Family

Category : Foundation , System

We have a great start to our My Family Unit this term!

We have started the unit with the students drawing and discussing who they live with in their homes. This gave the students the opportunity to talk about how their families are the same or different as well as tot talk about the different types of homes we all live in. Next week we will draw a family map which will help students to discuss their extended families. 

An important part of the Literacy Curriculum is speaking and listening. One of the ways that we support students to develop these skills in Prep is through show and tell. Because our focus this term has been My family the students have been asked to bring in a photo of their families and talk about them . Having a prompt for talking has helped the students to develop confidence about what they are sharing and also helps their audience to come up with some great questions


Me at School

Category : Foundation

Me at School

It has been a very busy term in Prep, as the students have settled into school and made new friends.

Our topic for Integrated Curriculum has been Me at School. In this topic we have looked at how to be a good friend, our emotions, what to do at school when you have a problem and the difference between kinder and school.

 As we have moved through the topics the Preps have become more confident in sharing their ideas with each other and have had some insightful conversations. Another activity we did was for the students to collectively come up with rules for their learning areas. The Kookaburras came up with some fantastic ideas such as

  • Looking after our things by putting them away when we are finished
  • Moving safely
  • Listening to others so we all have a turn to talk

The final stage of this topic was a cross curriculum activity where each student created a book called At School I...

We wrote the books in our writing sessions with each student taking on the roles of illustrator and author  to create the texts, illustrations and both the front and back covers of their own book.

     

 

Today we finished the books in class and each student was able to review how their writing had progressed over this term. The students will share their books on the kinder visits early next term and then they will take their books  home to be shared with their families.

Next term's subject is Me and my family and will be a great opportunity for students to learn about each other and the diverse community we live in.


Term 1 Prep Information session

Category : Foundation

Thank you to everyone who came along tonight. I have attached the slides here for those who could not make it and so you can take a look at the links : Prep family Information  

Please let us know if you have any other questions.


Play

Category : Foundation

Play is  a very important part of learning. During Developmental Play, students get to practice the skills we have been learning in class and often feel more confident to express their ideas. Working with their friends they learn to negotiate and how to listen to others ideas. They also use this time to work with new friends and learn to see the value in others. But most of all play is fun!

 

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