Book Week: Mystery Location

KG have had a wonderful week!  This week we have been having a surprise teacher visit our room and read to us every day as part of Book Week.  The teachers have been been all dressed up to match the book week theme ‘Australia: Story Country’.  On Thursday, instead of a surprise teacher, we had a mystery destination!  We got to open to the surprise package and read the letter attached.  Our mystery destination was the school tennis courts.  KG set off to the destination to read the books that we found inside the package.  It was so much fun!

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On Wednesday. we spent time creating solutions to Maths problems using ‘Art Maker’.  We thought it would be a wonderful idea to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air while we worked.  It was a very relaxing time doing some Maths outside.  Stay tunes, Miss Grinsell will be posting our creations next week!

We made GIFs!

KG had their very first attempt at making GIFs today!  We were so excited.  We made GIFs to show people how to look after our special place – the KG classroom.

We had to take a series of photos and then the app ‘Giffy’ links them together into one continuous story.  We think they are a great way of sharing our knowledge with others!  We hope you enjoy our ideas for ways of making sure our classroom remains a safe and special place!

Be a caring friend

Put books away

Put pom poms away

Put books away #2

Put pencils away 

Keep tables clean

Put glue sticks away

Be a caring friend #2

Tuck chairs in

Turn off the tap

Be a caring friend #3

Put pencils away #2

Put pencils away #3

Welcome to Term 4

Welcome back!  We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and time with their family.

We have had a great start to Term 4!  We are working on building our stamina during our morning sessions, ready for Year 1!

We spend time working on our handwriting, spelling and then we work on whiteboards.  We are getting really good at working independently and concentrating until we finish our work.  Check out our concentration this morning:

In Geography, we are learning about the importance of caring for special places.  We decided our classroom is a special place that needs to be cared for.  We had some students mess it up to see what it would feel like if our classroom was messy and not cared for.  We decided it wouldn’t be a nice place to learn!  It would be hard to concentrate and unsafe to move around the room.  We very quickly cleaned it up and returned it normal!

We then worked on some posters with lots of ideas for how to care for our classroom.

It is very important to care for our special places in our lives.

Musical Sight Words

Last week, KG enjoyed a game of musical sight words.  It is one of our favourite way to practise sight words!

After hearing about Miss Grinsell’s volleyball team, KG asked could they have a go at playing themselves.  We set up a small net during Sport time and gave volleyball our best try.  We had a wonderful time!

Welcome!

KG would like to welcome Akarsh to our class family.  It was wonderful to meet you today Akarsh and we had lots of fun playing with you!  We hope you had a great first day.

We enjoyed some time playing as a class family this afternoon during Developmental Play.  Check out the fun photos 🙂

 

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We also had a wonderful time celebrating Leon’s birthday.  Happy Birthday, Leon.  The cupcakes were delicious!

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Equal and Unequal Groups

KG have been investigating equal and unequal groups in Maths.  We spent time problem solving today and figuring out how we could turn 2 unequal groups into 2 equal groups.  We made these posters using Pic Kids to show everyone what we learnt.  We think they will look great hanging up in our classroom!

Just a reminder that tomorrow is the K-2 Mini Olympics Sports Carnival.  It’s going to be an awesome day!  Make sure you come dressed in your colours ready for lots of fun 🙂

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Making a Class Map

In our Geography unit, KG have been talking about special places.  Today we worked together to make a class map of the Kindy Triangle, a special place we all love.  We first went outside and made a list of all the important features in the Kindy Triangle.  We then took an iPad and a feature and used ‘chalkpad’ to create a drawing for the map.  We laid out all the iPads to make an awesome class map!  We think it looks cool.  We spent some time walking through the map and looking at all the nice drawings.

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This morning we spent time exploring nouns and verbs and enjoyed the game Tower of Power together.  Miss Grinsell says a word to each team, the team discusses together to figure out whether it is a noun or a verb.  If we get the answer right we get to move up the Tower of Power.  Today it was a tie!  Everyone in KG got to celebrate with the special Tower of Power champion dance 🙂

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Paper Planes

Yesterday KG participated in the Young Scientist Paper Plane competition as part of National Science Week.  We spent time in class making our planes, testing our planes and then used them in the competition.  Congratulations to our class winners who received special certificates for their efforts.  We had a wonderful time!

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After lunch we did some research into rain and how it forms.  We spent time on the iPads collecting information with a friend.  Miss Grinsell gave us the chance to teach KG sometime new about rain and we loved sitting on the teacher chair!  Each of us had interesting facts about rain and we loved learning from each other!

Miss Grinsell thinks we make great teachers 🙂

Here is our clean up song for packing up at the end of activities.  We wanted to share it with everyone!

Special Places

As part of our Geography unit this term, KG have been investigating special places in our lives.  This week we went exploring in our school to find places that are special and places we feel safe.  We used the iPads to take photos of the special places and then used PicKids to create some awesome posters.  It was a beautiful winter’s day and the photos look beautiful with the bright blue sky!

We had a wonderful time at the Kindy BBQ on Wednesday.  It was nice to spend time as a class family enjoying some delicious food.

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We have been enjoying the Olympics and celebrating the medals Australia has won so far.  We made some cool collage posters and made some videos to encourage the Australian athletes.

We love using SeeSaw to record our learning in a special journal on the iPad.  This week we spent time ordering numbers from smallest to largest.  We took photos of our work and shared them with our friends.  It was great to see the work of others and give them some feedback.

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