WPPS Grade 1 2012

Creating lifelong learners

October 23, 2012
by khornby
0 comments

Our Projects

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

Committee 1

20121023-094549.jpg
“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

20121023-095346.jpg
“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

20121023-100152.jpg
“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
by khornby
1 Comment

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.”

20120716-151657.jpg

June 29, 2012
by khornby
1 Comment

Sasha’s Visit

Today Kristen brought her dog Sasha to school so she could join us at the park. We all had lots of fun!

How would you describe Sasha? Can you think up imaginary stories of adventures that you could share with her? Could you draw a map of our journey from the grade 1 unit to the park?

Here are some pictures, writing (by Tevi) and drawings (by Broadie, Nathan and Aaliyah) from today!

20120629-180828.jpg

20120629-180843.jpg

20120629-180903.jpg

20120629-180944.jpg

20120629-181031.jpg

20120629-181105.jpg

June 28, 2012
by kelvin broadway
0 comments

Fixing the lines

Today we went outside and we saw a white tall line truck. We took a picture of the lifting thing and the men fixing the lines. We also saw the man on the truck watching them just in case there was a fire. They wore helmets and put circles around the lines. We saw the men coming down and the crane was pushing in and moving.
By Gow, Nathan and Tarik

20120628-110746.jpg

June 5, 2012
by khornby
1 Comment

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?

20120605-123120.jpg

20120605-123212.jpg

20120605-123200.jpg

20120605-123137.jpg

20120605-125014.jpg

June 3, 2012
by Miss C
1 Comment

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
1 Comment

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

Skip to toolbar