WPPS Grade 1 2012

Creating lifelong learners

June 6, 2012
by khornby
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How far will our models go?

Today we listened to the “Pushbike Song”. Part of the words are:

“Down up pedals, down up down,
Round round wheels, go round and round”

How could we make a model that travels the furthest?

Students worked together to create one model. We had a start line and marked how far the models went. There were lots of wonderings and discoveries!

“Do more wheels make it go further?” Brian

We are in the process of measuring how far each model went. Some did not stay in one piece!










June 4, 2012
by khornby

Reader of the Day!

Congratulations to Victor and Jorji for being Reader of the Day!

To be the Reader of the Day, students need to be engaged in their reading in the mornings, be excellent listeners to others reading to them and be helpful community members.



May 31, 2012
by khornby
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What this bike needs is….

After reading “Mrs Armitage on Wheels” the grade 1’s designed their own bikes, thinking of the repetitive statement from the story “what this bike needs is…”.

What creative thinking came from their designs!



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 22, 2012
by Miss C

Connor’s plead to the Global Community

Mr Broadway Skyped us from his University and this week’s Grade 1 Reporters and Librarians were able to ask questions about where he was and what he’s been doing.

Last week Connor submitted an application to the Grade 1 Committee, this is what he wrote:

Dear Grade 1 Committee,

I want to be the reporter because I like to take pictures and record people all around the world. Even in Africa and New Zealand.

From Connor.

The Grade 1 Committee was excited about Connor’s idea. We were pursuaded that Connor was this week’s man for the job. Connor is now in search of someone to interview in our Global Community.

So if you are from Africa or New Zealand (or any other country) and are interested in speaking to Connor please let us know!

Although Connor is still framing his interview questions, these are an idea of what he’s looking for.

1) What do you like to eat for breakfast?

2) What time is it now in your country?



May 17, 2012
by khornby
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Campfire Space -LA

“Me and My Cat” – listening to stories in the Campfire Space.

“This book is about the wizard who turned the boy into a cat. She came back and turned the cat back into the boy.” Alex

What information would you like to hear about this book that Alex listened to?


May 15, 2012
by Miss C
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Welcome Back Nyachuot!

Today we welcomed back Nyachuot to Grade 1. Nyachuot was a part of our learning community last year in Prep and we are excited to have her back to join in the amazing learning happening this year.

Nyachuot fit right back in, choosing the Communication Space for Learning Agreement. Together with Tevi, the girls searched for ‘th’ words to add to our word wall this week. What an engaging and fun start to learning at Wooranna Park!

May 10, 2012
by kelvin broadway

Calibrating the IWB

This morning Ahsan in his technician role thought it was ok for Gow to help. So they both setup the NetBooks and made sure they were charged. We also learnt about the headphone and microphone sockets.

Ahsan provided good advice to Gow when we then started connecting the laptop to the IWB.

Calibrating the IWB was a bit tricky but we kept trying. Once we did this we needed to test it was working correctly so we practised writing S on the board.


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