Literature Festival Creations

We were lucky enough to be visited by multiple authors for the Literature Festival! We learnt lots about all the work that goes into writing a picture story book as well as illustrating one! Mitch Vane taught us some tricks for creating the perfect illustration and we had the chance to create our our awesome versions of her illustrations!

We are Super savers!

We were very lucky to attend a SMART saver talk where we learnt lots of important things about the difference between the things we WANT and the things that we NEED! We also learnt more about the value of money and are getting really good at ordering coins according to their value! The best part was that we got to learn it all from a superhero!

New Heights for Spaghetti-kind

We have loved this science unit! From creating pictures out of cooked spaghetti, melting chocolate using our hands and a clip lock bag , cooking popcorn, melting and refreezing icy poles and creating spaghetti towers, we really have done it all. We could not contain our excitement for what was to come each time Science appeared on our timetable!

Here are some of our Spaghetti creations!

The Sailor’s Life for me!

Yesterday we did a STEM activity which involved designing a boat out of tin foil which could hold as many unifix blocks as possible! We all got given the same sized piece of foil and worked in pairs to design and create the perfect boat. Some of us had issues and ended up getting holes in our boat during the creation stage, however overall we created some interesting and effective boat designs! There were two stand out boats. The first held 125 unifix blocks and the winning design held 220 unifix blocks before it sunk! The winning boat is pictured below. We loved this activity!

 

Spelling words

Over the past two weeks in our reading groups we have been using other materials to learn our spelling words. We were so incredibly excited by the activity that interest in reading rotations was at an  all time high!

We used white oil pastels to write out our words. It was as if the words were invisible! We then used watercolour paint to reveal what we had written! It made us so happy that we wrote out our words multiple times!

 

Tying Our Laces

Since the beginning of the year we have had a wooden shoe in our classroom which we use to practice tying our shoelaces. We help each other whilst we are eating our lunch and recess. Many of us have made great progress in mastering the art of tying our laces. Look at how hard we are working!!

 

Melting into Calmness

Here we are relaxing and becoming calm. After lunch we are usually quite excited and sometimes stressed. This stress may come from issues in the playground, troubles with friends and sometimes falling down. We watch GoNoodle videos to help us relax and to help us not feel upset anymore. In this video we are melting into a puddle. We move slowly, down to the floor. We feel completely relaxed by the end of the session. We learn new words and ways to relax and fight stress. GoooooNoodle!!!    https://app.gonoodle.com/categories/manage-stress

 

 

 

 

 

Cross Country

Today was Cross Country! The Grade 1’s got to participate for the first time and had a ball! Even from the start of the day the students were super excited to give it a go. We are very proud of how well they performed and everyone tried their hardest! 1R would love to thank the parents and grandparents who came out to watch us or help out as it made it even more exciting!!