Grade 1

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Today the weather was finally clear enough to have our school cross country. We all wandered down to the main oval straight after lunch. The different year levels were raring to go and found it difficult to settle and listen to Mr Berry’s instructions. The 5 kilometre competitors got to go first. There were only 3; Bryce Watts Parker, Hannah Searl and Brodie Scott. We had to wait until they had completed a lap of the camp park before we got to start the next year levels. In this group there were heaps of competitors. Emma blew the siren and everybody was off for a 3 kilometre run. Finally it got down to the Primary year levels running varying distances. Congratulations to everybody for their commitment, enthusiasm and good sportsmanship. It was a great way to spend a Friday afternoon. Well done to all those that helped to make this event such a success by time keeping, taking photos, rewarding ribbons, blaring the starting siren, setting up the course, marshalling, encouraging and cheering on the competitors and the list goes on and on. Congratulations Mr Berry for all your hard work in running the event and making it such a success.  IMG_7429 IMG_7431 IMG_7439  IMG_7449 IMG_7452 IMG_7451IMG_7453 IMG_7454 IMG_7456 IMG_7458 IMG_7459 IMG_7464

 

Cohen enjoyed doing his best and getting a ribbon.

Crystal liked running.

Unya enjoyed getting ready at the starting line.

Remo enjoyed cheering for the others.

Great work Prep/One.

 

In Science we made goo. We wanted to see if a liquid could be a solid at the same time. We found out that it can because of its viscosity. High viscosity means something is all sticky and has trouble moving. Low viscosity means it is really easy to move like petrol, water and milk. Examples of high viscosity liquids are caramel and cold honey. Our icky goo was awesome because it was a solid and liquid at the same time and had high viscosity and low viscosity at the same time. We made a mess!IMG_7349_2 IMG_7348_2 IMG_7347_2 IMG_7346_2 IMG_7345_2 IMG_7344_2 IMG_7342_2 IMG_7341_2 IMG_7340_2 IMG_7339_2 IMG_7338_2 IMG_7333_2 IMG_7331_2 IMG_7330_2

This week we have been learning about time. We’ve looked at Day and Night. We’ve been learning the days of the week and we have made a big clock for our classroom. We know that clocks show hours, minutes and seconds to tell us the time.

In Science we made water walk. We used paper towel and we put in each of the cups. The water has been sucked up into the paper all the way to another cup. The cups that didn’t have any water now have the same amount of water as all of the other cups.

 

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This week we got buckets. We fill our buckets with all the kind things we do for others. We can also fill other people’s buckets too by being nice to others. Some of the ways we can fill our buckets are: play together nicely, share with others, help others, smile, be happy, show respect and do good deeds. Ways to empty a bucket are:  interrupt, bully, be mean, tell others they can’t play, not show respect. We love our buckets and fill them really easily.

 


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The Preps and Grade 1s have been studying World War 1 and reading lots of Picture Story Books about it, including the story of Simpson and his donkey. We have all felt incredibly moved by the efforts of our soldiers during this time.

During the week we have been looking at the influence of animals in the war. Please find our stories written below. Children were fascinated by the stories of both mascots and the working animals during this time as you will see reflected in their work.

We learnt the song Lest We Forget and discussed the Photos that accompanied this Youtube clip.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsXN75wo02A

Yesterday we discussed the iconic nature of the Lone Pine and made our own individual Lone Pines to be displayed.

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We finish the week commemorating ANZAC Day as the P-12 College, sharing our stories planting the RSL donated Lone Pine pine and sharing our own Anzac biscuits.

It has been a pleasure working with the children and seeing their interest, compassion and empathy for the soldiers and their families during this time in our history.

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IMG_6981 Cats were mascots. They ate mice.

 

Elephants helped in the war by blocking bullets. Cats were on ships and ate mice. Narwhals cut through the ice to help the dolphins.IMG_6982

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Dolphins found bombs and told the soldiers where they were underwater.

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Dogs would find injured soldiers.

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Horses pulled carts with guns.    Dolphins helped to find bombs under water.

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Nurses had a koala to give the soldiers if they were hurt to cheer them up.IMG_6989Donkeys helped injured animals.

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Dolphins went to blow up submarines.
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Camels went different places. They carried guns.

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IMG_6998Foxes were mascots. A mascot is something that gives you cuddles.

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Dogs and cats were mascots.

Dolphins helped to find bombs.

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Bendigo Bank Piggy came to visit us about School Banking. We had photos taken with him. He gave us special bags with goodies inside them. If Mums and Dads want us to start banking at school, they need to fill in the form, return it and then we can bring our bank books, with some money, every Friday.

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This afternoon in Science we discovered we could make a tea bag fly. BUT, we are not allowed to try it at home WITHOUT an ADULT. The tea bag works a little bit like a hot air balloon. We made hot air balloons to hang in our classroom.

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Unya – The cows chased the dog. The dog nearly got run over.

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Mikayla – Remo climbed the tree. I saw the moo cow pooing.

 

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Gypsy – The truck had heaps of broken glass that looked like diamonds.

 

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Halle – The dog got chased by a cow.

 

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Remo – The water dragons were interesting. The water around them made them interesting. It could hold its breath for a very long time.

 

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Jessica – We went into the cattle truck. It had lots of poo in it.

 

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Kyra – Remo’s dad lifted us up into the cow truck. It had lots of poo in it.

 

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Crystal – The rocks were great to jump on.

 

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Cohen – At Remo’s farm Remo’s dad found water dragons. That was the first time I had seen a water dragon. I never knew they could hold their breath under water.

 

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Kade – We saw dinosaur footprints.

 

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Finn – The rocks were fun and the water dragons. I almost caught a baby water dragon. It ran and jumped into the water. Cohen saw it swim up and have a breath and go back down.

 

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Lirra – We saw the cows. The cows were eating silage.

 

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Nina – The water dragon hid under a rock and I have never seen a water dragon before. The rocks were fun to jump on.

 

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Kalani – The rocks were great for jumping on. The cows ran at Jet.

 

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Bella – On the farm the cows ran after the dog.

 

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Loki – The cows were exciting because it looked like they had some fun.

It looked a little like one of the cows pooed and it was a little funny.

 

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Today we learnt some soccer skills with some special coaches. Their names were Matt and Rob. We practised kicking the ball around. We played the Soccer crab game where the crabs had to try and stop the fishes balls from getting across the ocean. At the end they gave everybody their own little ball and ruler.

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We made special people. The special people helped to describe who we are. They had pictures of Me, My Family, My Friends, My House, My Favourite Food, My Pets and My Hobbies. They are displayed around the school.

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Today the Preps had their first Spanish lesson with Rachel. We counted to ten, named some colours and read the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, (La Oruga Muy Hambrienta). “Aún tengo hambre!” is what the caterpillar says when he is still hungry.

In Maths, we made houses that showed how many people live there. A blue square was for a Mum, a yellow square for Dad, red squares were for brothers and green squares were for sisters. A purple square was for the person that lived in the house and orange squares were for our pets.

A classmate brought in a very big abalone shell. Some of us wrote and drew about it in our Writer’s Notebook.


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We also got to see Mrs Bruce’s baby red back spiders. Thank goodness they were in a jar!

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Today we began our new activities to build up our muscles in our fingers. They are called Fine Motor Activities. Mrs Fellows traffic lights showed us which activities were popular and which ones weren’t. The Maths Link was very challenging, we enjoyed the spiral snake and Speedy Fingers is lots of fun. We love the new Crazy Sand and playing with the water outside was a little challenging also.

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In Sport with Mrs Bruce we went in and out, up and down, over and under, below and beside on the play equipment. Poor Jayne was exhausted by lunch time.

During ICT we used Publisher to make a card for somebody. We had to practise making capital letters as well as changing the font, changing its colour as well as making the text bigger or smaller.

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One of our classmates brought in her shell tree to show us. The leaves were made out of shells and so was the flower at the top of the tree. There was a rock at the bottom to hold and wire to hold the leaves and the flower to the rock.

We also had some visiting baby guinea pigs. Their names were Ginger and Snowy. Snowy was the grey one. The mum was worried that her babies would get hurt. They were all very noisy.

We worked with our Buddies. We read books together and we did some Art with them. We made some Me Clouds. They are clouds that have little strips that describe who we are. Inside the clouds are our names. They look great on our windows.

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We played Magic Beans. Somebody gets to be it and they have to try to catch the beans. We can be broad beans, frozen beans, jelly beans, backward beans, magic beans, baked beans, walking beans and running beans. We played it in the undercover court.