Grade 1 and 2 were delighted to watch their peers perform in a matinee musical concert. The musicians performed beautifully, playing some familiar tunes for students, parents, teachers and friends. Thank you to all who were involved. It was truly wonderful to see such a talented bunch perform! Well done!
We have had a wonderful time over the last few weeks constructing and using our bundling and counting skills on our class 'Mathscots'. Students planned and made their own ''Mathscot' in pairs. They had to estimate and count how many items they used to build it. We learnt it was much quicker to bundle in 10s than count all!!! We finished up last week by making a huge class 'Mathscot' and counted ALL the pieces we used. We counted by 10s AND 100s! In the next couple of weeks we will be putting together our display to send in to the 'Maths Talent Quest' competition.
We had fun today at CERES. We enjoyed a walk along Merri Creek on the lookout for rubbish both in and out of the creek. We talked about how the creek had been replanted with native plants for the wildlife and visited the rubbish trap. There was a big crane/hook used to empty the rubbish trap in the drain. The kids had 'grabbers' and buckets to collect rubbish along the way.
We also did a rain dance and fun relay game around the theme of saving water, made some paper from recycled paper (this will come home when dry) and told a story about a river that was damaged by people upstream. The kids acted out the story and added detergent, rubbish etc to a pretend river. It sure got messy! You may find the kids nag you about using recycled paper, having short showers and turning taps off properly!
Grade One did an absolutely wonderful job making their number pattern posters. They each picked a number to work with and created a pattern on their 100s chart. We spoke about the different patterns that they created. Enjoy exploring your own number patterns on the grid that was sent home. If your child enjoys a challenge, perhaps choose to count by 3s, 4s, 6s and even 9s. Talk about what you notice, is it a vertical pattern? Or a diagonal pattern?
Grade 1 students LOVED their walk to explore what buildings, people and facilities are needed in a community. Students are now in the process of using this information to plan their very own community with a friend.
The children are enjoying their daily swimming lessons and are showing much responsibility in dressing themselves and caring for their belongings. Thank you for your support and encouragement in allowing them to develop their independence. We have noticed much progress in their swimming skills and confidence around water. Their awareness of water safety has also been further developed. Ask your child how they would help someone in difficulty in water.
We have used our class 'Writer's Notebook' to help stimulate our thinking and independent writing; with children choosing to write about swimming on their holidays, swimming at Aquarena and even why we should learn to swim.
Today your child will bring home 2 questions they are going to ask you in regard to making mistakes, how you have used a 'Growth Mindset' to solve the problem.
1. What's something that you think you're not good at or can't do?
2. Have you done anything to get better at it? If not, what could you do.
They will be discussed in the last RRIPO session of the term, on the 23rd March.
This week we have been investigating the amazing world of birds. Did you know there are over 9000 species of birds in the world? That is just one of the incredible facts we have learned this week. Our homework project this fortnight is to use all our skills in writing information reports to create a poster about our favourite bird. We would love to display these in our classroom when they come back to school, so please don't stick them in the homework books. The instructions are to be found in your child's homework book. Keep in mind that this task is meant to be completed by your child. Please support them, but it is fine to keep it simple.😊