Friday, 21 March 2014

Reading to the kinder kids

Over 6 sessions over the the last two weeks, the Middles have visited a local pre-school to read to and play with students in the 4 year old kinder program. It has been an invaluable experience for all our students, and they have learnt as much as the kinder students, albeit in different ways. Below are some of our reflections about "returning" to kinder:

On different dates this term the Middles are all going to Indra Pre-school to read to the kinder kids. The point of us going there to read to them is to help with their reading and because of our Inquiry. Indra pre-school is part of the community – Alex
We went there to help answer our rich question in Inquiry, “How does belonging to a community contribute to our wellbeing?” I really enjoyed it because it was a great experience. I have friends who have siblings who don’t go to kinder yet and I was thinking I could help them - Molly
I made a new friend when I went to Indra Pre-school last week. The reason we went there was to teach the children by reading and to play with them – Cooper
Having fun with the kinder kids, so that both us could get some fresh air – Will H
There were all these types of games you could play with the students there. It was fun playing with more than one kid. The reason we went there was to help with and learn more about our community and our Inquiry topic – Adol
They got to learn how to read from the Middles – Natalia
I learnt that little children interrupt a lot, but I would stop reading and listen to what they were saying. It sort of helped with both of our learning. What I did with the children is if they didn’t understand a word I would tell them what it means – James
When we were there we learnt how they move, work and what they do at kinder – Oliver
The kinder kids were really interested in the books we had. It helps develop their minds – Lachie B
I think that the little kinder kids really enjoyed us reading to them, because they wanted to read another book – Jessica
I was think it’s really good to go to Indra because it’s like going to see what it is like when we were younger – Keira
We didn’t only go there to read. We also go there to help them learn things for when they go to school – Grace
I think going to Indra preschool can help with our reading as well. We can ask them if they know a word and then we can help them sound it out - Lauren

Monday, 17 March 2014

Middle S doing fractions!

On Monday we did fractions for maths. We used play-dough to make fractions that we know.We learnt all about fractions like making halves,quarters and thirds.Our learning intention was to identify,explore and create fractions as a whole.We did circles and squares and halved it to equal the same shapes.

Friday, 14 March 2014

Aboriginal art

Aboriginal art is fun and easy to make we used textas, pastels and paint. I think it turned out awesome-Cooper I think that it was a great idea to teach this art lesson to everyone because just last week we did a art lesson based on symmetry - Adol

Sunday, 9 March 2014

P.E. - We learnt a new game!

On Friday, Miss van Eyk taught us a new game, called "Pony Express". We joined up with Middle V and took turns being the running team and the throwing team. 
When we return to school we'll tell you the rules...

Monday, 3 March 2014

Clean Up Our School Day

On Friday, we did Clean Up Australia Day at our school. We all did a very good job – Jake
We cleaned up at the back of the library – Natalia
I thought it was good that we cleaned up as we had a lot of rubbish at the end – James
The whole school did it with us and we collected a lot of rubbish by the end. It was a good day to do it because it helps other schools by setting a good example – Ryan
I think that I would like to do this at my house and I think we did a great job. I feel guilty that we had so much rubbish – Molly
We collected as much rubbish as we could find and disposed of it – Adol
At the end each class got a certificate and we all felt proud – Lachie B
Thank you everyone for cleaning up our school – Natasha
I thought it was a really good idea because it’s helping the environment and animals – Jenny
I think the whole school contributed and tried their best – Cooper
I thought it was good because if we didn’t there’d be rubbish everywhere and that’s not good for the environment or our school – Sienna

Solutions to this problem are:
-         Don’t let your wrappers fly away: Natasha
-         Don’t throw rubbish away on purpose: Aerodyne
-         Think about what your wrapper could do to tiny animals: Riley
-         Try to make your lunch box wrapper-free: Adol
-         Continue with ‘Wrapper Free Day’ and spread the word about it to the community: Molly
-         If you drop your wrapper it could end up in the oceans, where animals could eat it and die: Jenny
-         If you see your wrapper floating around pick it up and put it up and put it in the correct bin, because it’s bad for the animals and the community: Sienna

Our Term 3 Learning about Australian History

Name Reflection on the learning of history this term and our presentations today Tara This morning in Middle S ...