Today’s writing task was for use to write about our school. We would like to create a piece of work that aims to tell people about all the things that make our school so special.
Here is something called a padlet that we can use to brainstorm our ideas…
One of the activities we participated in for World Colouring Day was the painting of a giant banner. Each class got to make a variety of colurs using the three primary colours. Today we unveiled the banner that was created it looks pretty awesome! It is extra special because every grade one student participated in the creation of the banner! Check it out…
What did you do for World Colouring Day?
Do you know what colours you can make by combining some primary colours?
Well that was fun! Today all grade one students participated in the THE WORLD KIDS COLURING DAY on May 6th and there was nothing but fun and laughter for all. The teachers got themselves into a colourful mess whilst showering the kids in all the rainbow colours. The day was also about raising awareness about what SAVE THE CHILDREN does, teaching the kids that we’re lucky to live in such a lucky country. Lots of activities happened throughout the day to do with colouring and we’re sure this will become an annual event!
As a part of Kids World Colouring Day all the Grade one classes completed different activities that all had a colouring theme. The theme for World kids colouring day was “Dreams’ We thought what better way to celebrate the dream theme by making our pictures come to life. Using the great app colAR Mix we made our coluring creations come to life! Our pictures literally jumped out of the page and started to move around. It was awesome!
You can have a go at home if you have an ipad. Download the sheet below, or visit the website above colour it in, download the app and watch your creation come to life!
Today we were treated to an excellent show at Eastbank Theatre by a group that is called the ‘Pants Down Circus” WE were actually really glad that all the performers kept their pants up! We saw heaps of great acts and going to the show has made us very excited for the upcoming junior school production it is hard to believe that in less than two months we will going back to Eastbank theatre this time to be on stage!
Check out a few highlights below…
What was your favourite part of the show?
Today we all got dressed up in our house colours and put on our sneakers for the whole school fun run. It was good weather (it didn’t rain!) and everyone seemed to be having lots of fun. The fun run is a major fundraiser for our school and any money raised goes towards upgrading some of the equipment we have in our school. Thanks very much to everyone for your hard work and contributions!
We got very active in the lead up to the fun run and now, just because it is finished doesn’t mean we should stop. Let’s keep going and try and get active everyday!
What do you do to keep active during the week?
This week in class we have been practising a useful strategy for learning to spell words. The strategy is called look, cover, say, write and check. We had a look at the 100 most commonly used words and started to choose words on there that we needed to learn how to spell. Here is a copy of the word list as well as a poster explaining what Look, say, cover write and check is all about.
While it took us a little while to get used to it, in the end I think everyone learnt how to spell at least one word that they did not know how to previously spell. We also all learnt what this spelling practise strategy is all about and now we can use it at school and at home to learn how to spell new words.
What words did you learn how to spell?
Do you know any other good ways to learn how to spell words?
Today we took a visit to Pizza Express on Verney Road in Shepparton. Marsin and Elsa (the owners) were very lovely and took the time to show us the process of making real pizzas.
We started by making the dough…
To make the dough we used olive oil, salt and sugar, a little bit of milk, water and flour. We learnt that the magic ingredient of pizza dough is yeast. It makes the the dough grow and get nice and fluffy.
We let the dough mix in a special machine for a few minutes and then we pushed the red button which meant stop.
After the dough has been mixed in it has to be left for two hours so that the yeast can make the dough grow so that we can use it. We then cut the dough into pieces and measured three different sizes of pizza: small, medium and large. Elsa then put the dough through another special machine which rolled the dough into circles.
Next, it was time to make our pizzas, everyone got a turn of choosing ingredients and putting them on a pizza. We had american style pizza with Salami, we had margarita, ham and pineapple and a chicken pizza.
Of course eating them was probably the best bit! They were so yummy! We want to say thankyou very much to Elsa and Mersin for showing us how to make pizza!
What is your favourite pizza?
Today we looked at a great animated video clip called Oktapodi. We Had a bit of a chat about Octopi and some things we knew about them we also made some predictions about the story based on this picture from the start of the clip.
Here is the video:
Even better you could have a look at some of the questions we talked about in the classroom by following the presentations below:
What do you know about Octopus? Did you like the video? Have you ever eaten Octopus before?
We have a minimum of 5 hours of focused reading time each week. The students have dedicated time to work with ‘Just Right’ Texts and are exposed to a variety of genres and text styles.
Like Reading students are given lots of opportunities to write. Students work on their own and in groups to construct a variety of texts using both handwritten and digital forms of publication.