To finish off inquiry the students in Chantel and Phaedra’s grade had a Water Saving device Expo! To start with we made plans of what our water saving device would look like and the materials we would need. Using recycled things (boxes, plastic bottles) we spent the morning constructing our device, thanks to our parent … Continue reading Inquiry expo!
This week in maths we have been exploring shapes. Our group made pictures using various shapes and then recreated them using shape stamps and paint.
On Friday we had our Junior School Assembly! First we came into the classroom and got our costumes on. Then we went into the hall. Then we sang the Chinese Zodiac song. Then we did the water cycle song. Soon we did our next song which was The Yellow Submarine. We also handed out Shining Star … Continue reading Junior school assembly
On Thursday we went on a bus to the LaTrobe Wetlands. The purpose was to learn more about water, our inquiry topic this term. We did lots of activities and one of them was guessing water insects. We were very busy! We were also able to use fishing nets to catch our own water bugs. … Continue reading Wetlands excursion
In Maths we read the Very Hungry Caterpillar to practise our counting and ordering.
For Mother’s Day this weekend, drew portraits of our mums using charcoal. See if you can guess who’s mum is who!
This week in maths we have been learning about addition and subtraction. Using the numbers from the book Monster Math we made playdough monsters.
To celebrate the end of term ones inquiry unit the students in the junior school had an incursion called ‘Team Building’, with Supreme Incursion. There were 4 activities: Cross the Swamp, Moonball, Dodge the Dot and Highest Tower. The students were put into teams of 10 and had to work together. It was LOTS of … Continue reading Incursion – Team Building
This week in SEL (social & emotional learning) we talked about feelings we might experience when we win and lose games. We discussed what being a good winner looks like and how it’s ok to lose a game because it’s important to just try. We made a class display about all these feelings by taking … Continue reading KidsMatter
This year we have some leafy friends sharing our room. Meet our Leaf Insects class pets. Each morning during developmental play we hold them. To care for them we have to make sure they have plenty of fresh leaves and spray the leaves with water several times a day.