WPPS Grade 1 2012

Creating lifelong learners

September 18, 2012
by khornby

But we don’t have any pink!

Today Jorji and Jasmine were in the art studio space.

“We want to do a pink pattern, but there’s no pink” said Jasmine. Jorji and Jasmine researched pink patterns. Jasmine found a bow – she knew it wasn’t a pattern but she really liked it.

Now we need to draw our designs…

Now we need to make pink paint!
What will happen when we mix red and white together? What about blue and red?


“When you put red and white, it makes light pink. With blue it made a darker pink… Kind of light purple?” Jasmine



September 11, 2012
by Miss C

Meeting Dooby in Robot Land

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…

July 16, 2012
by khornby
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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.”


June 27, 2012
by khornby

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 ūüôā

June 26, 2012
by khornby
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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!


June 19, 2012
by khornby

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 4, 2012
by khornby

Reader of the Day!

Congratulations to Victor and Jorji for being Reader of the Day!

To be the Reader of the Day, students need to be engaged in their reading in the mornings, be excellent listeners to others reading to them and be helpful community members.



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.






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