Grade 1

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IMG_0771 (1)Today was our last swimming lesson. We have now had 10 lessons and were lucky to have some very warm weather. Some of our favourite activities were floating with the life jackets, doing somersaults off the mat, doing pin drop and bombs into the pool, using the noodles for horse races and diving for things off the bottom. Thank you Tammie and Jennie for a great two weeks. We have made so much progress in that time.

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Today we met Andy Apple. Andy Apple is a crow who likes to balance apples on his hat. When he does this, he opens his mouth and says his favourite sound /a/.Screen Shot 2014-01-26 at 7.54.47 PM

We also looked at colours in Spanish. Check out this great song.

We are also continuing to practise writing our names in ‘school’ writing.


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Welcome to our new Preps for 2016.

We have been having lots of fun getting to know each other. We have been singing lots of songs. Alice the Camel is one of our favourites.

Some favourite things at school are playing on the red slide, doing lots of running, hanging on the monkey bars and using the green iPad

We have met Sammy Snake who makes the sound /s/ and have been looking at numbers to 5.

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Today we had sausages for lunch. They were really yummy. We could have two each. We made them ourselves at the Butcher’s when we visited last week.

We dressed up today as an Occupation. We had a motorcycle stunt rider, a ninja, two football players, an actor, two vets, a rock star, two surfers, a ballerina, a tennis player, a soccer player and two bugentologist.

We went to see the Grade 4/5 Antarctica display. It was amazing. They went to so much effort. Congratulations everyone.

We also had stories, made by the year 9s read to us also by the Year 9s.

Today we tried an experiment to see the magnetic fields of magnets. We put honey in a jar, we wrapped a magnet in Glad Wrap and added iron filings to the honey.

We also put maple syrup (which should have been Golden Syrup) into a container. We added iron filings to this container and sat in on two horseshoe magnets.

Our last container was the same as the one before but we sat the container on a bar magnet.IMG_8198 IMG_8194


Step 1: Get two different sized ziplock bags.

Step 2: In the BIG bag get 6 tablespoons of salt and fill the bag 1/2 full of ice.

Step 3: In the SMALL bag put some vanilla, 1/2 cup of milk or cream and 2 teaspoons of sugar.

Step 4: Seal the small bag getting out as much air as possible.

Step 5: Put the small bag inside the BIG bag.

Step 6: Seal the big bag.


Step 8: After around ten minutes, take your small bag out of your big bag. Remove all of the ice and salt from outside the little bag.

Step 9: Taste. YUMMY!

Today we had to shake a bag to make ice-cream.

Crystal’s was a bit too salty.

Winter’s did not have any salt in the ice cream mixture.

We made it in Science down in the cooking room.

Some people’s ice cream was liquid and some people’s ice cream was solid.

We used milk, sugar and vanilla.

It worked because the salt and the ice were together and it makes the milk freeze quicker.

We had vanilla, sugar and we had ice and milk and salt.

We put some milk in the bag.

We had to shake and shake and shake and shake and Gypsy and Nina had to take turns of shaking because ours wasn’t working. Nina’s didn’t work but it was still very yummy.

We used salt with ice. It made the ice cream salty when it fell into the ice cream.

It was yummy.

We were making a solid  out of a liquid.

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On Friday the 12th June, we had an Arts Council Performance called Our Story.

The two presenters were extremely funny at telling the history of Australia in a funny, light hearted manner. Some favourite parts of the performance where when Neville balanced a chair on his chin, the army man lost his head (and not in battle) and Neville named our current Prime Minister as Toe, Knee, Ab (as in abdominal muscles) Butt. Hee Hee.IMG_7560 IMG_7565 IMG_7569 IMG_7573 IMG_7575 IMG_7577 IMG_7580 IMG_7581 IMG_7584 IMG_7586 IMG_7588 IMG_7592

IMG_7654             I loved the pizza.

By Halle



I loved my pizza. It was delicious.

By Crystal

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IMG_7651 I liked my pizza.          By Winter

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We made our own dough.

By Kalani         I liked the show because I liked the

guy balancing the chair.

By Gypsy


IMG_7648My pizza was yummy. I ate my pizza, all of my pizza.        By Kyra

I like to cook.

By Bella


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We made pizzas. It was yummy.

By Mikayla

I liked my pizza. My pizza was yummy.

By Unya

I liked the pizza. I had a pineapple pizza and I liked the show.

By Cohen


IMG_7643We made pizza.

By Kade


We made our own pizza dough. My pizza was yummy.

By Finn


IMG_7639I wish we could make pizzas next week.

By Jamie

I was not at school when my class was making pizza. I was sick.

By Nina


We started with sugar, golden syrup and water and put them into a saucepan. We wanted the sugar to dissolve. It had to simmer for five minutes before we could add the bi carb soda. When we added the bi carb soda it fizzed up and made a GAS. It also made honeycomb. Our first batch didn’t work. We hope the next two batches did.


Today is Ketzia’s last day with us. It is also her last teaching placement. During her time with us we have done lots of great things together.

In Maths, Ketzia did some measuring activities with us. She had us measuring the length of objects and identifying whether items were long or short. This week in Maths we made column and pictographs.IMG_7465

In Science, we worked on gases and discovered there was Carbon Dioxide in Soda Water. We even made sultanas dance.


We read The Hungry Giant. It is a great book. Jamie loves it. In it he has a Bommy Knocker and he is cranky because he is so hungry.

We also learnt that it is important to be Resilient.

IMG_7515Thank you for helping us. I wish you didn’t have to leave.  From Gypsy

We are really sad that Ketzia is leaving. We had great fun with her. From Jessica

Ketzia is the best. I have liked doing Science with her. From Winter

Thank you for being a good teacher. From Bella

Ketzia is the best teacher in the whole world. From Crystal

Thanks for teaching us. I have enjoyed Maths the most. From Loki

You are the best teacher. I enjoyed Maths with you. From Kalani

I wish you could stay here forever. From Jamie

I liked the experiment that we made of making the sultanas float. From Mikayla

Ketzia did Science with us. I loved making the sultanas dance. From Halle

Today is Ketzia’s last day and we looked at Resilience with her. We also did measuring, long, tall and short. We have also learnt liquids, solids and gases. We all love you. We will all miss you. From Cohen

My favourite activity with Ketzia was learning resilience. From Finn

Ketzia is kind. Ketzia is really nice to us. I think she will be a good teacher when she grows up. From Lirra

We like Ketzia. From Kade

Ketzia helped us to make goo and she taught us how to make sultanas dance. From Kyra

When Ketzia came to our classroom we learnt all about graphs. This is something all about graphs that Ketzia taught us. You have to have the names of what the graph is about and we’ve got a Favourite Colour graph in our classroom. The favourite colour in our classroom is aqua. From Nina