In a workshop group, the Grade 1’s discussed how they want to feel at school and how we look after our learning environment. The students contributed ideas to develop their own “Grade 1 Community Agreement”. Here is what they agreed on:
To be a member of our Grade 1 Community, I will:
Respect our Space:
Pick up rubbish and put it in the bin.
Pick up materials (pencils, paper, resources) and put them away where they belong.
Leave resources and materials in Learning Agreement spaces and on shelves.
We are responsible and respectful of our belongings.
Respect Everyone in our Community:
We keep our bodies to ourselves.
We listen with our ears, our eyes, our hearts and our body language.
We want to be safe.
We think about our choices and how our actions make others feel.
We are all here to Learn:
We will try our hardest.
We will engage in our learning.
We will support others in their learning and we have the right to be support in our learning.
We are exploring ways to communicate what these LOOK, SOUND, SMELL and FEEL like to each other, our families and our wider community. We are exploring these through creating social stories, drama, drawing and movies. Stay tuned for our creations!
We have been reading “Magic Beach” by Alison Lester. We had lots of questions! We found Alison Lester’s email address so we decided that we could email Alison Lester our questions. Hopefully we get a response soon!
We are Grade 1’s from Wooranna Park Primary School in Dandenong, Victoria.
We have read “Magic Beach” and we really liked it. Can we please ask you some questions about “Magic Beach”?
How did you make the pictures? Why did the Princess save the Prince? Were they dreaming or was it real? How long did it take for you to write the book? How was the book made? When did you add the pictures? Did you put it into a machine? Where is the beach?
Thank you for writing the story because we really liked it 🙂
You are welcome to visit us at our school anytime.