At the beginning of this term our classroom was a blank slate! The children and Mrs Reid and I walked around our classroom and thought about where we would like t arrange everything! We first decided to have a go at designing a map of our new classroom layout. We made a list of the areas we needed to include in our design, such as the home corner, book corner, light table, mat area and so on. Then we got a clipboard and pen, like a real architect, and started designing our classroom lay out. Some of us worked on our own, others worked with a partner and some decided to work in a group of three or four. When we finished we shared our classroom designs. We had a good discussion and shared ideas and came up with a whole class design on a big map. Then we had to move everything into place! We all helped move furniture and equipment. We tried our new classroom layout during activity time and decided we were really happy with it! You can come in and see how it looks! We have also displayed our fantastic design maps too for your viewing pleasure!
Interior design is a breeze in PP – we offer very cheap rates too, if anyone is interested 🙂
Miss White and Mrs Reid
This term we are exploring the concept “Where Does Our Food Come From?” as part of our whole school Science focus. We have created our own little Farm in our classroom and a special Farmer’s Market to role play selling our produce.
In Mathematics we have been discovering more about the wonderful world of Addition. We have been drawing paddocks and creating our own number stories about the farm animals in our paddocks! In our ‘Farmer’s Market’ we are able to buy and sell a variety of produce. We are also having fun learning to recognise Australian coins and notes.
We planted a variety of seedlings in our Vegetable Garden last term – broccolini, carrots, beetroot and more! The vegetables are almost ready to harvest and we are going to enjoy cooking and tasting our produce.
You are invited to join us for a…
Pre Primary Play Date
When: Friday 30th of May 2014
Time: 1:45 – 2:45pm
Where: St Emilie’s Pre Primary
We would love you to join your child for classroom activities from 1:45-2:15pm. Following this we will have a picnic outside from 2:15-2:45pm. Please bring a picnic blanket and some yummy snacks to share with your family.
We hope to see you there!
In the next few weeks staff will be inserviced regarding placing posts on the school website.
We will let you know when these are up and running so stay tuned!