In Year One Gold we have been learning about Measurement.
So far, we have explored Length and Weight.
We have learnt that Length measures how long something is. Mrs Bull asked us to trace around our foot and measure its length using mini centi-cubes.
We then had to find objects from around the room that were longer and shorter than our foot.
Finally, we put all of our feet together to work out who had the longest and who had the shortest foot.
We have also learnt that Weight measures the mass of an object. We have talked about ‘hefting’ and using our hands as scales to estimate weight. Today, we got to use the balancing scales to measure the weight of different objects.
In our Inquiry unit we have been exploring the concept of Creativity and using our imaginations.
Over the past few weeks we have been given different Creativity tasks.
We were asked to build a home for our class toy Moo Moo out of pop sticks and plasticine.
It had to be able to hold Moo Moo’s weight and he needed to fit inside.
Our latest tasks was to make anything we wanted out of a paper bag.
We came up with some great ideas that were fun and functional.
In Week 6 we celebrated Book Week. We dressed up as our favourite book character and enjoyed sharing this character and our chosen book with our friends and Year 5 buddy. We also were very lucky to watch an incursion performance for Book Week 2017 called, ‘Super Duper’.
During week 7 we celebrated Fathers Day by immersing ourselves in many different activities.
We really enjoyed making our personalised message key rings and Minion cards!
We also made an acrostic poem to share with our dads!
To top it all off we presented our special Fathers Day Assembly item after the Fathers Day Breakfast!
This week we began looking at Aboriginal Dream Time stories.
We have read a few of these books now and are simply captivated!
Miss Foong showed us the front cover of the story ‘How the Kangaroos got their Tails’ and we then wrote our own predictions and created a chalk art piece.
We cannot wait to show these at Open Night next week!
We have also been participating in our ‘Hand eye’ Clinic.
Our coaches help us with many different hand eye coordination skills through playing tennis.
Some of the games we really like are ‘Jail’ and ‘Countdown’.
We have also learnt how to swing a forehand and a backhand shot.
We are looking forward to learning the Serve shot next.
On Friday night, the 18th of August, 40 talented students represented St Emilies in the Creative Dance section of the Catholic Performing Arts Festival.
They danced with precision, emotion and heart and truly reflected our theme of ‘Homeless Youth’.
As part of our whole school focus on ‘Social Justice’, the students danced a piece that reflected their own thoughts and questions about homeless kids in our world. Candles were used to symbolise the light of Christ as a beacon of hope.
To the students, we are beyond proud of each and everyone of you. You gave it your all and danced beautifully. Thank you for all of your effort and commitment this year. Congratulations and well done!
-Miss Kristy Foong, Miss Chantelle Goodall and Miss Tiana Massimi
Below is the introduction to our dance for 2017
To be without a home or a family. The feeling is an empty one.
What would people think? How would they see you? Would they even see you at all?
What does it mean to be truly homeless? Without love, without feeling, without light.
All we can do is hold the light of Christ close to us.
There is never a dull moment in Year 1G and this week was no exception.
We are have been very busy and we are loving every minute of it!
We had a visit from Harold the Giraffe. He lives under the Life Van. Harold and his friend Gina taught us about the importance of eating right and exercising. We learnt about different organs in the body and how we can exercise our minds when we are feeling sad or nervous.
We have also been learning all about non-fiction texts and how to write a Report. Over the last few weeks we have written reports on different types of fruit and vegetables. This week we researched an Australian animal called the Rainbow Lorikeet and wrote our own report. We learnt about report structure and paragraphing.
We also made our own ‘magic paper’ and created a Rainbow Lorikeet using scratching art. We cannot wait to show these pieces at our 3 Way Interviews next week. We are very proud of them because we worked very hard!
It has been a very eventful and exciting week in Year 1G!
On Tuesday MacKillop House celebrated to Feast Day of Mary MacKillop. We wowed St Emilies with our House Assembly by singing our MacKillop song and our House cheer.
This week we learnt about a new fruit called a lychee and it is a part of Miss Foong’s Chinese Culture.
We wrote a report on the lychee fruit and we even got to eat some lychee’s.
For some of us it was our first time tasting a lychee!
There were mixed reviews 🙂
We were also very lucky and had a visit from some Year 1 and Year 2 parents for our Cultural Fair.
We would like to thank these mums and dads for coming in to share their different cultures with all of us.
A special thank you to Mrs O’Donnell who looked beautiful in her traditional Philippines outfit.
On our classroom window there is a painting of the world. Surrounding this world are our handprints with our names. We decorated our hands to reflect our personality. This art piece reminds us that even though we are all different we are also very similar. We should accept others and treat everyone to same no matter where in the world they come from.