Students went home today with an activity to complete with their parents at home. We are learning about the history of toys and games in Inquiry this term so they are to talk to their parents about the toys and games they played when they were their child’s age.
On the sheet there is room to draw and write about 2 toys or games that parents played. This can be one from mum and one from dad, two from mum or two from dad!
It is expected that the students will be drawing and writing about the games, not the parents. This may require a discussion beforehand.
The grandparents’ section of the sheet will be completed later in the term.
Students are asked to have the sheet back at school no later than Tuesday 17th October.
Thanks again for your support and please come and see me if there are any questions 🙂
It’s been a busy last few weeks of term. We have built our shelters and written the procedures of how to build them. The Curriculum Showcase gave us the opportunity to see the hard work of the other students in the school and to share our learning with them and our families. We also had some extra playtime outside because we won the first ever Wrapper Free Wednesday!
Everyone has worked extremely hard this term and deserves a well-earned rest over the holidays!
See you back at school for what will no doubt be a busy and exciting term 4.
Check out the video below to see some photos from the past few weeks.
Phew, what a week! We have been learning procedure texts in writing and began looking at fractions in maths. So to combine the two we made pizzas! We followed directions on Tuesday to make the pizzas and then wrote the procedure for making pizzas on Wednesday. We got to eat our pizzas but before we did that we used them to demonstrate fractions. We looked at halves, quarters and even eighths!
To end the week we had pyjama day. We were raising money the St Vinnie’s Winter Appeal. Their are many donations of warm blankets and clothing in the atrium but there’s always room for more! Many of us came back to school at 5pm on Friday to learn about homelessness, particularly in Melbourne. We bought a donation of a toy and a book from our own collections and decorated bags to place these donations in. We also wrote a card to place in our donation bags. These bags will go to St Vinnie’s who will distribute them to the homeless children in Melbourne. Hopefully we help to put a smile on their faces.
The grade 1’s and 2’s should be congratulated on the empathy they have shown when learning about homelessness. So many donations of books and toys were brought to the school and we had a great turnout of students willing to give up their own time on Friday night to learn about this important cause.
Special thanks to Lisa T and Mrs Celotto for helping us make the pizzas, to Marni C who helped us on Friday night and to all the other supportive mums who provided us with the soup to eat.
Today we had Ryan and Iain from Supreme Incursions come and run an incursion all about building shelters. We worked in groups and each group had $200 they could spend on building materials. Using the school playground to help us, we were all able to make a shelter that protected us from rain and wind (some with more success than others!). We had to overcome obstacles such as terrible weather – we all survived through rain and wind that often made our shelters collapse. Overall Ryan and Iain were super impressed with our efforts and our shelters were very creative and successful.
Check out the video below to see some of the highlights of our incursion.
Last week the Peace Torch came to visit our school.
The Peace Run is a global relay that seeks to promote international friendship and understanding. Since 1987 the Run has visited over 100 nations and touched the lives of millions of people. Formerly known as The World Harmony Run, The Peace Run does not seek to raise money or highlight any political cause, but simply strives to create goodwill among peoples of all nations.
Last week we had some special time with our buddies. We were inspired by our school visitors on Wednesday and created our own peace torches. We decorated them with peace symbols and pledges, then conducted our own peace run!
We learnt the important message of peace and would love to share what we know at home.