Today we read “Noni the Pony” and listed our wonderings and discoveries. We made so many new discoveries and lots of wonderings! Maybe you might be able to answer some of our questions?
Why is her tail the colour of honey? Tevi
Why does she eat carrots, hay and apples? Brian
Why doesn’t that look like a farm? Jasmine
Can horses dance? Hussnain
How does Noni dance? Ian
What is the punctuation , ? Miss Hornby
Sentences end in full stops. Ian
Farms don’t always have animals or fences. Miss Hornby
They rhyme! Tevi
“Fat” and “cat”. Ian
They rhyme because they have “at” – the first letters don’t have to be the same. Yanni
It uses imagination – it doesn’t have to be real. Alex
Names have capital letters! Sadul , means breath. Alex
Dogs don’t always chase cats. Brian
We wonder what discoveries we will make tomorrow reading “Noni the Pony”!
We received an exciting letter this morning! Estelle rushed to the Grade 1’s and said “I found this letter under the door!”. The letter said “Please go to the park over the road at 9.50am”. The grade 1’s walked over to the park and found ANOTHER letter! It said “search high and low but stay on the wood chips! Love the Easter bunny xx”. The children searched then we shared the eggs so that everyone had an equal amount. What fun!
How do you celebrate Easter? Is there something else that you celebrate at this time of year?
In a workshop group, the Grade 1’s discussed how they want to feel at school and how we look after our learning environment. The students contributed ideas to develop their own “Grade 1 Community Agreement”. Here is what they agreed on:
To be a member of our Grade 1 Community, I will:
Respect our Space:
Pick up rubbish and put it in the bin.
Pick up materials (pencils, paper, resources) and put them away where they belong.
Leave resources and materials in Learning Agreement spaces and on shelves.
We are responsible and respectful of our belongings.
Respect Everyone in our Community:
We keep our bodies to ourselves.
We listen with our ears, our eyes, our hearts and our body language.
We want to be safe.
We think about our choices and how our actions make others feel.
We are all here to Learn:
We will try our hardest.
We will engage in our learning.
We will support others in their learning and we have the right to be support in our learning.
We are exploring ways to communicate what these LOOK, SOUND, SMELL and FEEL like to each other, our families and our wider community. We are exploring these through creating social stories, drama, drawing and movies. Stay tuned for our creations!
We have been reading “Magic Beach” by Alison Lester. We had lots of questions! We found Alison Lester’s email address so we decided that we could email Alison Lester our questions. Hopefully we get a response soon!
We are Grade 1’s from Wooranna Park Primary School in Dandenong, Victoria.
We have read “Magic Beach” and we really liked it. Can we please ask you some questions about “Magic Beach”?
How did you make the pictures? Why did the Princess save the Prince? Were they dreaming or was it real? How long did it take for you to write the book? How was the book made? When did you add the pictures? Did you put it into a machine? Where is the beach?
Thank you for writing the story because we really liked it 🙂
You are welcome to visit us at our school anytime.