WPPS Grade 1 2012

Creating lifelong learners

November 2, 2012
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Miniya at Chess

We were surprised to see Miniya in the newspaper today!

“We had to play really hard chess and I lost and won. I had a check mate, which means if I get them in check mate, the game is over. The other person looses and I win. I have been to three chess tournaments. Mr Lowne took me to the chess tournament. Mr Lowne, Miron, Sara in grade 3 and Mrs Pullen cheered me on. Thanks for all your help!” Miniya

September 13, 2012
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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
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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 27, 2012
by khornby
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Student Led Conference

Congratulations to the Grade 1 students who ran their conferences yesterday! You should all be so proud of yourselves. Students used a proforma to assist them in how to run a conference and the iPads to share their favourite memories and learning. There were lots of smiles from family members, students and teachers 🙂

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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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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
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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