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Toy Making Morning

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Posted by mcconville2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on July 12, 2015

Rose

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Posted by mcconville2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on May 10, 2015

Rose and her family arrived safely in England. They are living in Shenfield and both Rose and her sister started school last week. It is heading into summer there so both the girls are wearing summer school dresses. They can walk to school as it’s only 10 minutes from their house. Their Dad can walk to the train station too and catch the train into London. Rose and Chloe were taken into London by their grandparents where they saw the sights and did a cruise on the Thames. As Rose is missing our Lego excursion they also got to go to Legoland in Windsor.

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Wacky Socks

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Posted by mcconville2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on April 26, 2015

As part of our Dr Seuss author study we read ‘Fox in Socks’. We looked at all the silly rhyming words when we read the book. We also got to wear wacky/crazy socks to school that day! There were all sorts of socks – long, short, spotty, stripy and so on.

Can you pick your socks out?

Can you remember who was wearing which socks?

Counting to 10

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Posted by mcconville2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 15, 2015

This week we did lots of activities that helped us count to 10, recognise the numbers to 10 and form the numbers to 10. We made the numbers out of playdough, made number towers out of unifix, threaded the correct number of beads on pipe cleaners, used the ipads and counted out the correct number, did number puzzles where we had to put the numbers in order, used our bird beaks to put the correct number of worms in a nest and other puzzles where we had to count and peg the correct number.

Which was your favourite activity and why?

Our Potato People

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Posted by mcconville2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 9, 2015

One Potato, 2 Potato, 3 Potato, 4!

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Posted by mcconville2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 9, 2015

 

We had to bring a potato to school! What were we going to do with them?

The first thing we learnt about was hefting, we had to work with our partner to find out which one was heavier and which one was lighter. Then we had to draw around our potato in our book, we then used counters to measure the perimeter of our potato. We shared as a class to find out whose had the biggest perimeter. We also hefted our potato and classroom objects, working out which was heavier/lighter.

Then came the bit we were all looking forward to – making them into potato people just like in the Pamela Allen book ‘The Potato People’. We loved using all the craft materials to make them all into people!

What did you enjoy most in that session?

The Long and Short of Measuring

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Posted by mcconville2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 1, 2015

On Thursday our Grade 6 buddies came to do an activity with us. We had to lie on the floor and they measured us with a strip of cash register roll paper. We wrote our name on it and then we used a uniform unit of measure, such as craft sticks, unifix and tiles, to see how long we were. This was also written on the strip of paper. We then had to measure our Grade 6 buddy. Both strips of paper were put in an envelope with our names on it and collected. We will repeat this activity at the end of the year and see how much we have grown!

What did you use to measure yourself and your buddy?

The Letter Mm

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Posted by mcconville2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 1, 2015

During last week we learnt about the letter Mm. When we came in in the morning there was a ‘sound table’ and we had to work out which letter we were learning about from the items displayed on the table, there were books and food items. We were lucky that later we got to eat some of them – marshmallows and M&Ms! Yum!
We stuck circle stickers on an uppercase M monster, threaded macaroni, played a monster dice game and made a monster out of a lowercase m.

Which was your favourite activity and why?

All Things Reading

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Posted by mcconville2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 1, 2015

Prediction

We are learning to make predictions before, during and after reading. This week we read ‘Who’s in the Shed?’ and made a prediction before reading and then we made a prediction during reading after we used our ‘eagle eyes’ to look at what was happening in the pictures.

Morning Routine

Each morning when students arrive inside the classroom they are expected to complete their morning routine, which includes placing their pink independent reading book box on their tables. Once students have placed their book box on their table they are expected to swap their take home reader in their book bag for a pink dot book that is housed in their book box. Students and parents are no longer required to exchange the pink dot books that are taken home with those located in the classroom library.

The reason for this is that on your child’s allocated reading day they will work with the classroom reading helper to change the 5-6 pink dot books in their book box.

These are the 2 reading strategies we are currently working on in class and we encourage the students to use them at home when reading too.

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