Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Our new school

Hi everyone,
We are enjoying the sandpit and mushrooms very much! We have now got some SmartBoards in our new pods and are enjoying them a lot. We also have some comfy couches. We have four reading corners, one in each pod. We are having lots of fun in all the space. Sometimes we like to play hopscotch. The hopscotch is on our hard courts as well as four square and a place to play basketball. Our new music space is very small. Our music teacher, Merle has put some pictures up in there like The Veronicas. We have tambourines to play, and are getting a new sound system and a drum kit! We painted with marbles in our new art room. It is medium in size. It's an open space across from the 3/4's. It has lots of tables. On Monday morning we went into our new gym, we had assembly. Thanks to all the parents who came and looked at our new school. In our yard we have a lizard and a gecko made of concrete. We have new drinking taps. The grade 1/2's are missing our teacher Debbie very much. She is in England. We hope she is having a great time, and not missing us too much! We are looking forward to hearing about her trip when she gets back. We are looking forward to getting back to the playground once they finish building a caterpillar around the tanbark. We are waiting for grass to grow on our oval, we can't wait to play on there! This term we are Environmental Warriors! We are looking forward to learning all about the environment.
Goodbye from the 1/2's. Please leave a comment for us to read.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Our Last Week

Today we looked at our new school. Some of us helped carry things for the teachers. All the things are new and in our pod. In our pod there are special 'jelly bean' tables that we will do our guided reading in. We also have very cool yellow tables to work on. In each pod we have Smart Boards and we can't wait to play on them. We found our lockers, tubs and where our literacy and Home Groups will be. We were really lucky because we could explore the other pods as well. We also saw the Library in there we have special ball chairs. They are really comfortable. There were also rocking chairs that play music and books. On Wednesday the Preps, 1/2s and 3/4s went to ScienceWorks. We learnt lots of things about lightning. If there is lightning when we are in a plane, the lightning hits the wing and then travels across to the other wing. This means we are safe when we are in the plane. We won't be safe if we are under a tree and lightning strikes. We also learnt not to put metal things into a toaster. Everything at ScienceWorks was heaps of fun.

Have a fun and safe holiday. See you at our new campus!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Celebration Day for the Grade 1/2s

The 1/2s are having a party this Friday. We hope that some parents can come to our celebration. The kids are bringing a plate of healthy food, like apples, oranges, carrots and watermelon. We have worked on a slide show for the afternoon. We have a good day ahead of us. The Music group are going to sing, "Yummy Food March". We want the parents to see all the work we have been doing. See all the parents on Friday.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Grade 1/2's Term 2 journey

This Term we are learning all about food. Healthy food, sometimes food and unhealthy food. We have been to the Queen Victoria Market. We bought some food that was on our list. We had $5 to spend at the market. Some people bought, toffee apples, hot jam donuts and biscuits. After the market we went to the beach. It was the Williamstown beach. We ate our lunch, saw some boats and played on the playground. We went on the shore and ate some hot chips.

We have walked up to the new campus with the Grade 3/4's and the Preps. Kerrie and Warren came with us. When we got their the we put our hands in some wet cement. It felt rocky, squishy, slimy, jelly like, gooey, sticky, flaky, cold and like playdoh. After we put our hands in the cement we had to wash our hands in cold water in a bucket. Then we walked back to school.

We have finished our old groups this Wednesday. Next Wednesday we start our new groups. We are doing Bike ed, origami, board games, games workshop, craft time and cooking.

This week we were filmed by some people. They filmed us working. Some people will be in the DVD.

By the 1/2's
Happy Mother's Day for Sunday

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Happy Easter from the 1/2's

This week we have done some Easter activities. We made Easter baskets, Easter bunny cards and traced a giant egg. The grade 1’s coloured and counted shapes on a bunny and did a dot to dot. The grade 2’s had to work out addition problems and colour each section a different colour.

This Thursday we have an Easter bonnet parade with the Preps and 3/4’s. We have an assembly on Thursday afternoon. Some of us will sing a special song that we have learnt in music. It is also an early finish.

We hope you have a happy Easter and get lots of eggs! See you in a couple of weeks!

Love the 1/2’s

Thursday, March 13, 2008

A visit from the CFA

Today we had a visit from the CFA, they taught us how to check the door at our house to see if there was a fire on the other side. This is a video of us crawling under a smoke blanket and practising checking for fire.

video

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

From the Grade 2's

On Wednesday the 12th we were measuring a metre using the length of our arms. We walked around the school and found things that were longer and shorter than our metre. Here are some pictures!



Here is Jane's groups howing your their metres!





Here is Rachel's Maths book recording all her findings!




This is Rainbow's picture of her metre!