WPPS Grade 1 2012

Creating lifelong learners

June 27, 2012
by khornby
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Our community bloggers – Thank you!

Our blog would not be the same without the comments from our community members. The children love your feedback and your comments assist them to understand that there is a wide, global audience.

Today is the student conferences so we would like to also celebrate the success of our community members that make comments on our blog.

Well done to Christina, Barb, Claudia and Nemilie!

Also thank you to teachers who comment on the student learning – Mrs Whittle, Mr Broadway, Mr Lowne, Mrs Ross, Mr Trotter, Mrs Pullen and Mrs Kalatzis.

Thank you 🙂

June 19, 2012
by khornby
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Rock Around the Clock!

After much excitement, the Grade 1’s are proud to announce their premiere release of “Rock Around the Clock”!

Students created the rock n roll style dance during the exploration of “time” in workshops. A group decided to be really dedicated to learning the dance, even during lunchtimes and Friday Fun! Their reward for their engagement and positive learning attitudes was to create this film clip.

Well done, you should all be very proud of your learning!

Rock Around the Clock

June 13, 2012
by Mic Lowne
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Global Reporter Connor

This morning Connor had a Skype call with a friend of Mr Lowne called Clayton who lives in London, England. He lives only 20 minutes walk from Buckingham Palace (who lives there?). Clayton is going to the Olympics and if we’re lucky will report back as our school’s Olympic correspondent in July.

Thanks Clayton for staying up until MIDNIGHT to talk to Connor and answer his questions.

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June 8, 2012
by khornby
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Does the weight effect how far our models go?

Continued from our “Mrs Armitage on Wheels” workshops…..

Today we discussed the question “What would make a difference to how far our model travelled?”. We came up with lots of ideas – one being whether the weight would make a difference.

We weighed our models on scales. We used tiles to measure how heavy they were. Guess what? The model that went the furthest was also the heaviest!

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June 7, 2012
by Miss C
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Stop Work Day

Today was a bit of a different day, as the Grade 1’s, 2’s and Roohi from Prep, joined forces and had a fun day. Here’s what we’ve got to say…

END OF DAY REFLECTIONS

Logan: “My favourite thing was getting to use the i-Pads and the outside games.”

Luda (Alex’s Mum): “My favourite thing about today was coming to pick up Alex early when I finished work but he was having too much fun to come home!”

Daniel: “I played Chess on the i-Pad with Aaliyah. I taught her some new moves but I didn’t always win.”

Roohi: “I made new friends. Miniya and lots.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abass: “I fixed the blocks up. Circles, squares, triangles and another one. I don’t know what it called. I think it looks funny like a rectangle but it’s not. It has 4 corners and 4 sides. Do you know what shape it can be?”

 

Alex and Aaliyah: “It was fun drawing the Grade 2’s faces. I had to look really close to make it look the same.”

 

 

Tevi, Miniya and Connor made a lucky dip with all the kids that were here today, so we could take turns to use the i-Pads. They then decided to try put the names in alphabetical order.

Miniya: “It’s a bit hard. You have to know the alphabet really good.”

Tevi: “I know the alphabet, we had to look at the second letter too. Because Aa in Aaliyah is before Al in Alex.”

 

 

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 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!

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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 22, 2012
by Miss C
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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?

 

 

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