WPPS Grade 1 2012

Creating lifelong learners

August 10, 2012
by Mic Lowne
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Sorting Lego

Over the last week our Lego sets got really mixed up and we couldn’t build what we wanted to today. So instead we sorted the Lego out again. While it might look like this is just cleaning up its actually a great Maths task as we had to think about categories, count the number of studs on the bricks, measure the rods and use problem solving to work out how they all fit in the box.

We also learnt that the word actually means ‘play well’ which means that when we play with Lego we think about our team work skills, share the pieces and communicate with each other about what pieces we need to complete our kit.

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August 7, 2012
by Miss C
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Miniya’s Knitting Workshop

Miniya returned to school in Term 3 eager to share with her peers a new skill she learnt over the School Holidays. She displayed her capabilities to explain and demonstrate the process and patiently helped teach a small group of peers and even Miss Cervenjak how to finger knit. Miss Cervenjak then extended the learning experience by teaching students a similar form of knitting known as ‘French Knitting’. The Grade 1 students have now joined the senior knitting group during Lunch time to help knit items for homeless people around local Dandenong.

Alex shows off his French knitting and excitedly says, “I did this all today!”

We are knitting our fingers” says Ali

What a fun, relaxing skill! Thanks to Miniya for sharing her passion with us!

July 20, 2012
by kelvin broadway
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Birds at our school

In the fine art space Hussnain, Muhammad, Brian, Tarik, Ahsan and Abass spent a LA session looking at some birds that visit the school and then making a collage of colored paper to look like their feathers. We looked at the iPad and a bird book to see that we got the colors right so that others could learn and recognize these birds.

Ahsan worked on the Noisy Miner, Abass and Hussnain did a Rainbow Lorikeet, Muhammad chose the Crested Pigeon and Tarik and Brian selected the Galah.

Here is Hussnain’s work and reflectionhttp://www.showme.com/sh/?h=3bsiSOW
Here is Muhammad’s work and reflection http://www.showme.com/sh/?h=IFKKDAW

June 10, 2012
by Miss C
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Eco Cubby Project

Over the past few weeks, students have been designing and creating
their ‘Dream Eco Cubby’. As part of the Eco Cubby Team, Sadul and Fiona D have
taken our ideas and presented them to the Eco Cubby Committee. Together they
will work with the Architect and Mr Lyon to design and build our very own
Wooranna Park Eco Cubby.

During Learning Agreement, Liam has engaged with this task having
planned his ‘Tree House Cubby’. “It
has stairs and you have to climb them to go up. I think we should make it from
wood so it fits in the tree. Birds can live around it.”

Liam then worked to build a model of his Cubby choosing to use
paddle pop sticks and PVA. To join the faces of his cube based structure he
then used the glue gun for extra support.

Liam was really proud of his end result. “I learnt to keep doing it, even when it got sticky!”

 

 

June 5, 2012
by khornby
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Learning Agreement Today!

Such fun with our learning during Learning Agreement today!

Miniya, Brian and Nyamal challenged themselves with puzzles. They displayed persistence when their challenge got really tough! What is the puzzle of I wonder?

At the communication space Tarik was using the iPad to create words. I wonder what the longest word is that they can create?

Ian, Liam and Nathan were challenging themselves by measuring between A and B. That’s a lot of unifix – I wonder how they will count them?!

Abass and Muhamad were listening to stories in the Campfire Space. I wonder which story was their favourite?

Elijah, Connor and Hussnain were creating machines in the Construction Space. I wonder which model is the fastest?

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May 29, 2012
by khornby
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A Child’s Plea…

The Grade 1’s were looking at the poem “A Child’s Plea…” (the author of the poem is unknown) during shared reading workshops. This poem has been in their reading logs since prep. We read the poem and discussed what learning is and what our learning looks like. They came up with so many “Wonderings” and “Discoveries” from reading the poem!

The biggest discovery was that they began to look at what they do during the day and began to identify what their learning.

“We share with each other! We are a community” – Brian
“It’s like the measuring that we are doing in the mathematics space” – Connor
“We played that memory game that is like a memory tray” – Jasmine
“Way and weigh are the same word but means different” – Tevi

May 29, 2012
by khornby
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Construction Space

“Today I went to the construction space for Learning Agreement. I was making a robot. I had to draw a plan first. The labels on my plan says feet, person, hand, body. I think my robot looks the same as my plan. Planning is a good thing so you know what to put on and so I can make it again.” Brian

Maybe a challenge would be for someone else to look at the plan and make the robot?

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