WPPS Grade 1 2012

Creating lifelong learners

September 11, 2012
by Miss C
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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…

August 7, 2012
by Miss C
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Target Teaching- Bird’s Eye View

In our focus to understand the concept of ‘Birds Eye View’, students in our target teaching session built a simple 3D ‘tower’ from wooden blocks. Students then took a picture on the iPad of what a bird would see if it flew over their tower.

At first it was tricky to not draw the blocks we knew were there, even if we couldn’t see them from our birds eye perspective.

 

Abass is looking down on his tower, seeing it like a bird would see it from the sky.

We then drew a bird’s eye view of their building using graph paper.

August 7, 2012
by Miss C
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Rock Gardens

Last week Nyamal, Miniya, Tevi, Joyice and Fiona D were collecting rocks they found around the school.

Miss Cervenjak told us that when she was a little girl she made a little rock garden, using an old tile and covered it with dirt and rocks.

That got us thinking, why don’t we make our own rock garden and keep it in the garden for kids to play with during snack and lunch.

So on Friday, Nyamal ran a Student Choice Workshop in which Zakeem, Shigufa, Alex, Bree and Nyamal all helped to get the rock gardens going.

 

At first, Zakeem wasn’t to sure about the idea of “getting dirty” but within no time he had rolled up his sleves and his garden was coming to life. 

Alex even added a worm to his garden. “My worm lives in his house”.

Alex

 

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 22, 2012
by khornby
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Little Dancers

Well done to our expert dancers last night at our open night. Sarsha was very brave in teaching parents, teachers and other students the dance moves independently. Milan and Nyamal supported Sarsha by showing everyone the moves and helping them. They all displayed fantastic confidence and coordination! We hope everyone had great fun doing the dancing. Our grade 1 dance instructors would love to continue to teach the dance if anyone is interested! 🙂

Here’s a challenge for you… what mathematical thinking is involved in dancing?

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 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 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

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