Students are being encouraged to get out their sneakers and get involved in Walk to School month this October.
The program, organised by VicHealth aims to get children and young people more active by encouraging them to walk to school on a daily basis.
Students, teachers, schools and parents can register on the Walk to School website, which will run weekly competitions for students, allowing schools to win prizes such as a visit from a Play for Life pod. The website will also allow teachers to record how far their students have walked.
VicHealth has also launched a Facebook page that parents can use to upload photos and stories about walking to school with their children.
Notices will go home for parent and guardian consent. To see more please visit:
This morning something very special happened…Miss Nicolaou and the grade one’s received a letter all the way from Dooby the Robot. Dooby invited us to Robot Land to help him out with his dance video. Dooby wore black sunglasses and communicated to us through his robot actions.
Our mission was to work as a team and create our very own robot medallions to wear in the dance video. This was very exciting! We used black paper and shiny foil…
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!”
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
Alison shared her interest of hip hop dancing with us in the grade 1 unit. For Student Choice Workshops, we have been encouraging the grade 1’s to share their interests and passions to explore. As part of the Student Choice Workshop, Alison facilitated a small group to learn a hip hop dancing routine. They worked together to source a routine that they wanted to learn and to independently assist each other with learning the moves. The group performed the routine in front of the green screen and filmed their dancing. They were very puzzled to understand how the green screen actually works! AJ now explains “it’s like a magic trick!”. The children participated through the whole process from learning the dance to editing the movie on the computer. They are all very proud of their creation and it will inspire many more mini projects to come!
During this weeks ‘Student Choice Workshop’ a group in the Studio Space have been exploring animation. So far we have designed our characters out of plasticine and are writing the plot to our story. More to come!