WPPS Grade 1 2012

Creating lifelong learners

October 23, 2012
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Our Projects

Today representatives of our committees shared with our whole Grade 1 community our different projects.

Committee 1

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“We’ve been talking about walking to school and planning a walk to school day” Tori.
“And being safe. We’ve been talking about signs that we see” Hussnain.
“We need air and energy and we have to exercise our bodies” Risinu.

Committee 2

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“We’ve been talking about what the 2013 preps need to know to walk to school safely” Alison.
“We wrote all our ideas on this piece of paper” Aaliyah.

Committee 3

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“We’re making an adventure story!” Brian.
“It means that we write a book that the reader chooses what they do” Nathan.
“We made a play about how to walk to school and played a game. It’s an adventure story about road safety” Tevi.
“We had traffic lights and the audience needed to give the choices. If we didn’t make a strong choice to go, we crashed” AJ.
“Red is for stop, green is for go and orange is for slow down” Milan.

We can’t wait to see the learning from all committees and how they can help the community be safe when coming to school!

July 16, 2012
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Learning Agreement Spaces – Our Reflections!

Performing Art Space
Jasmine: “In the performing art space, Jorji was the person who talks to the person that is sick. I was sick and I needed an operation. My heart wasn’t beating. Everyone was sad, Fiona D was my child. In the operation Estelle and Tahra fixed me and my heart was beating again!”

Communication Space
Alison: “In the communication space, we were thinking about different ways that we could communicate! Tevi wants to write letters. Jade and I want to Skype people.”
Construction Space
Nathan: “we made our cars and then we raced them.”
Victor: “my car broke!”
AJ: “my car went the furthest – I think it’s because I had four wheels.”

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June 28, 2012
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Performing Art Space

The grade 1 children have been very fascinated by bodies – how we move and how to keep our bodies healthy. After lots of discussions and wonderings, a group of grade 1’s worked together to design a clinic room and waiting room. They decided that it could be for a doctor or a vet.

It will be exciting to see what learning this space provokes in term 3! We still have a few finishing touches to be made…

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June 26, 2012
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Finding words to help our writing!

Today Alison came to me and asked very politely if we could help her write “reading”. At that point her friend Jorji came to the rescue! “I can see “reading”! It’s up there on the wall!”. Jorji was able to source the word to help Alison’s spelling.

Earlier today, Alison displayed an act of kindness. When Grade 1’s were looking for boards to write on, Alison offered her board to Jorji.

Great community skills girls!

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June 3, 2012
by Miss C
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The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle

This week, Hot Potatoes enjoyed The Grouchy Ladybug By Eric Carle.

“First we read The Grouchy Ladybug by Eric Carle. Miss Cervenjak read it and we listened to it online too”. Miniya

 

 

 

 

“We made our own book, just like Eric Carle”. Ali

 

“We used clocks to help us look at the time.” AJ

 

“We painted our pictures [illustrations].” Risinu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“If I was a little Ladybug is our new song. I like to sing it because I like ladybugs now.” Nathan

 

We went on our ladybug hunt. It was fun looking for aphids that the ladybugs eat. We didn’t find any ‘real’ ladybugs today but we did find some other ones!” Joyice & Nyachuot.

 

 

 

 

 

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 13, 2012
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Mother’s Day

Although it is Mother’s Day, we talked about how it is a great opportunity to appreciate any special females in our lives. We are hoping that all the special Mums, Grandmas, Aunts, sisters or special ladies in your lives had a wonderful day today!

Did you enjoy your “hand flowers”?

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May 10, 2012
by khornby
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What does an engaged learner look like?

This is the Communication Space during our Grade 1 Learning Agreement. Look at how engaged they are in their learning!

What I see:
* they are staying in their space.
* they are looking at their learning.
* they are helping each other.

What I hear:
* they are asking each other questions.
* they are talking about what they are doing.
* they are using a volume that is not disrupting other spaces.

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May 9, 2012
by Miss C
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Grade 1 Assembly

On Wednesday 3rd May 2012, the grade 1’s had their assembly to share their learning with Wooranna Park Primary School. They used Skype to portray real time news broadcasting. In workshops, students have been looking at different forms of sharing news – news reporters, newspapers and the blog. It is an opportunity to develop their public speaking and presenting skills.

It was a fantastic assembly, all grade 1 students should feel very proud of their learning from term 1 and 2!

May 9, 2012
by khornby
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Dice Game

Today we were playing a game in pairs where we were keeping a record of how many times a number is rolled. When we rolled a number, we counted on to 10.

Which number did you roll the least?
1 – Nathan and Tori
4 – Liam and Aaliyah
4 – Tarik and Fiona D
3 – Joyice and Alison
Which number did you roll the most?
6 – Nathan and Tori
3 – Liam and Aaliyah
3 – Tarik and Fiona D
6 – Alison and Joyice
1 – Risinu and AJ

Have a go – which number do you roll most? Which number do you roll least?

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