WPPS Grade 1 2012

Creating lifelong learners

September 13, 2012
by khornby
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Learning Agreement – Art Studio

Prep-1-2 Learning Agreement in our Art Studio:

Shigufa – “I painted a pattern.”
Tevi – “In LA we painted patterns. We used iPads to research patterns first.”
Aaliyah – “Today in LA I painted a circle but it had to be a pattern.”
Fiona T – “In LA I am proud of my work.”
Miniya – “We had to do a pattern but first we had to look on the iPads for patterns. We drew our patterns first then painted them.”

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August 7, 2012
by Miss C
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Miniya’s Knitting Workshop

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!”

We are knitting our fingers” says Ali

What a fun, relaxing skill! Thanks to Miniya for sharing her passion with us!

June 14, 2012
by khornby
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Our Readers of the Day

Congratulations to our Readers of the Day, Fiona T and Fawad!

Fawad read “The Very Hungary Caterpillar”.

After Fiona read, Victor gave some positive feedback: “your reading was good because you had practiced”.

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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.”

 

 

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 13, 2012
by khornby
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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 kelvin broadway
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More than One Hundred

Today we were measuring and we used the unifix blocks to count between the two spots.

Some of us guessed it would take 100 blocks because it will take a lot of blocks to measure that.

We had a bit of trouble counting all the blocks once we laid them out but we did it in the end.

We found having markers every ten blocks helped but after 100 it really started to get tricky for some of us.

In fact after 109 it really got tricky!!

There were 3 more blocks to count and we worked the answer out in the end…could you?

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