April 2018

Week 3 Happenings

Welcome to Week 3! Below is a general indication of what the preps will be getting up to this week. Monday Inquiry Discussion and idea sharing Big Book Outdoor game Waste Investigation Workshop  Data Collection Workshop STEAM with Steve Tuesday Projects and Provocations Reading targets Big Book and Letter Study Free Writing and Drawing SPECIALISTS- […]

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Robot art

We had a great day today making art with robots…it allowed us to stay clean (for the most part). We applied paint to the canvas then using the Spheros created patterns, lines and shapes. Students were able to identify circles, triangles, and squares. Felix noted that there were smaller shapes that made up larger shapes.

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Research Project

The students have excitedly begun working on their research projects at home and school. Most students have nominated a topic they would like to work on and hopefully shared their plan with parents and carers at home.  We are encouraging the students to start to research at home and at school.  If students would like

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Prep Explorers HQ

Hi Everyone, On Thursday  Tom’s dad Andrew and his friend Jordy came in to help the Preps construct the very important HQ and teach us some skills about building. The Preps experienced using a hammer, working as a team, using measurement, numbers and following instructions. The HQ is still under construction as we need to

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Ranger Program

Over the past two weeks, the students of the year 2 neighbourhood have participated in a City of Melbourne Ranger Program. Our adventures have taken place down at the Australian Native Garden at Royal Park.  The rangers have focussed on birds and invertebrates.  We were fortunate enough to share in the expertise of the rangers

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Looms – Day 2!

On Tuesday we had another successful round of loom making.  A huge thank you to Joanna our construction foreman, Darren, Regi and Jackie for helping out for the session. Throughout the process the students are encouraged to think mathematically.  Initially each piece of wood needs to be measured and cut into half – ½ of

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