WPPS Grade 1 2012

Creating lifelong learners

September 7, 2012
by khornby
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Learning with the Wii

The grade 1’s have really enjoyed using the Wii during Learning Agreement time!

We have been doing dancing. Dancing is great for the student’s gross motor skills, coordination, health and fitness, patterning and of course, their happiness!

Look at these boys giving it a go ūüôā

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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

 

July 26, 2012
by khornby
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The Olympic Space

With the Olympics coming up very soon, the Grade 1’s have been SO excited that we now have a whole space dedicated to the Olympics for Learning Agreement!

There is lots of mathematical thinking happening in this space… Problem solving, measuring, using counting on strategies, recording and more! As well as researching and reading.

Where is there maths in the Olympics ?

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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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May 9, 2012
by Miss C
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Grade 1 Assembly

On Wednesday 3rd May 2012, the grade 1’s had their assembly to share their learning with Wooranna Park Primary School. They used Skype to portray real time news broadcasting. In workshops, students have been looking at different forms of sharing news – news reporters, newspapers and the blog. It is an opportunity to develop their public speaking and presenting skills.

It was a fantastic assembly, all grade 1 students should feel very proud of their learning from term 1 and 2!

May 9, 2012
by khornby
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Dice Game

Today we were playing a game in pairs where we were keeping a record of how many times a number is rolled. When we rolled a number, we counted on to 10.

Which number did you roll the least?
1 – Nathan and Tori
4 – Liam and Aaliyah
4 – Tarik and Fiona D
3 – Joyice and Alison
Which number did you roll the most?
6 – Nathan and Tori
3 – Liam and Aaliyah
3 – Tarik and Fiona D
6 – Alison and Joyice
1 – Risinu and AJ

Have a go – which number do you roll most? Which number do you roll least?

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May 8, 2012
by khornby
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Thinking about our choices

It’s really important to think about things before we either say them or do them. To demonstrate, we got a piece of paper and discussed situations that leave another person hurt or angry- and we scrunched up our paper. When we tried to smooth it out, we couldn’t – there was still the marks of where the paper had been scrunched. We thought about ways that we could help each other in our community to help other peoples “paper” to get smoothed out…

If people doesn’t know how to write something I can help them – Nyamal
If someone hurts I’ll take care of them – Broadie
I’ll listen – Rhema
Walk inside to be safe – Connor
I can tap people to help them to listen – Ian
Sharing – Brian

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May 7, 2012
by khornby
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Learning Agreement

Today we had a very engaged learning agreement! We reflected at the end of learning agreement on what we saw, what we heard and how we felt.

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