The grade 1’s reflected on their learning by looking through their learning journeys and chosing their learning that they wanted to share with everyone.
June 25, 2012
June 25, 2012
June 22, 2012
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
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!
June 8, 2012
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!
May 31, 2012
May 30, 2012
The grade 1’s have been working with the grade 4’s and Mr. Lyon to develop our outside space.
We brainstormed as a group then created drawings to represent what we would like to see, hear, smell and touch in our outside spaces.
What ideas could you share to create engaging outside spaces? Please comment!
May 29, 2012
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 18, 2012
Today Sarsha, Yanni and Aaliyah facilitated a workshop during our Grade 1 and 2 Learning Agreement day. They taught the grade 1’s and 2’s a rock’n’roll dance that they have been learning – “Rock around the clock”.
Aaliyah: “it made me feel excited!”
Sarsha: “it made me happy to show them. I found it difficult to teach them.”
Yanni: “it made me feel happy. I would like to make a film clip using the green screen room – with a background of a clock.”
They are very excited to create a movie – maybe they can create a grade 1 and 2 rock’n’roll dance group to make it with?
May 13, 2012
May 10, 2012
This is the Communication Space during our Grade 1 Learning Agreement. Look at how engaged they are in their learning!
What I see:
* they are staying in their space.
* they are looking at their learning.
* they are helping each other.
What I hear:
* they are asking each other questions.
* they are talking about what they are doing.
* they are using a volume that is not disrupting other spaces.