As part of our unit on Australian Animals, the Grade 1 Classes went on an excursion to the Melbourne Zoo!
We were able to see lots of animals, including sleepy Koalas, where we found out they sleep for 18 hours a day! We also were able to see Edward and Edwina the Emu! Our favourite part was watching the Australian Fur Seals swimming and diving. We also really liked going into the Butterfly House. Playing in the leaves at lunchtime was also fun!
In Applied Maths this week, we have been learning about length, and how to compare the length of objects. During our learning we made Play-Doh snakes of different sizes. Before comparing the length of the snakes we made sure they were lined up against each other on a base line. We then measured the snakes using unifix blocks.
I will not be at school on Monday, as I will be competing at the Australian Dragon Boat Championships in Wodonga. Hopefully I will return on Wednesday with some of my own ‘Show and Tell!’ One of our regular casual teachers, Helen T will be teaching.
Spelling will still run, please ensure homework books are at school, if they are not already!
This term we are learning about Australian Animals. As a class this week, we have written down all the animals we know of that are native to Australia.
In Literacy we are learning about recounting or retelling events, which includes Orientation (who, what, when and where), putting events in order, and including personal comments or feeling. We are also learning about ‘cause and effect’.
In Maths we have been learning to put numbers in order, based on how many ‘towers of ten’ and ‘ones’ there are in the number.
During Golden Time, in Nick’s room, some of us made Kangaroo Pencil Holders!
During mathematics this week, we have been learning how to give and receive directions to familiar locations. To practice, we went outside and recorded directions to a particular location, then tested out our direction giving skills with a partner!
From the Grade 1 team, have a happy and safe term break. We will see you all at the beginning of Term 2!
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