Last term the Grades Prep to 2 from Tylden Primary School came to visit Malmsbury. They came to have some science activities with us because it is Science Week!
We were all in groups and we did one activity at a time. There were five activities. We made animal pictures. We all made different kinds of animals that could live all around the world. We got to create butterflies that can hide on different surfaces. This is called camouflage. We were doing some leaf stuff. We put leaves in a science book and had to draw under them. We got to take these home and we can put more science-y things in them. In another activity we had clues of animals and we tried to guess what the animal was. This was called ‘What am I?’. We also had fun blowing up balloons to make rocket balloons.
At recess we ate jelly with a frog in it. It was called Frog in a Pond. The Tylden kids had made them for us. We made Snake in Creeks for them. We had a BBQ for lunch and we ate sausages with the kids from Tylden. We liked eating the sausages! We got to play with our Tylden friends outside. At recess we had to have inside play because it was rainy, it was a bit wet at lunchtime too but we still played outside.
Some people already knew some of the Tylden kids, but there were lots of new faces too. Now we know some new friends from Tylden Primary School.
This term Prep One joined the Great Wall of Awesome – an online space where classes from different schools share and celebrate their awesomeness. First we read a story called ‘The Great Wall of Awesome’ about a class that had a drab, dull wall in their classroom and they brightened it up with examples of their awesomeness. We also had a look at pages from other classes – there is some incredibly awesome learning happening out there!
The All-Stars are very excited about sharing their awesomeness with the world – they had lots of suggestions for what we put could post on our page. We brainstormed some of the things we could include – you can see it below. We decided that rainbows and cakes and Trash Packs, although nice things and fun things, were not really great examples of our awesomeness. Instead we talked about how we might post work we have been doing and photos of some of the awesome things we get up to in and out of our classroom.
Stay tuned to our blog AND our Great Wall of Awesome to keep track of the awesome learning happening in our class. You can see our page at this address: https://thegreatwallofawesome.squarespace.com/p1-mps
What do you think we should put on our Great Wall of Awesome?
If you had a Great Wall of Awesome all your own, what would you put on it?
Friday 1st March was School’s Clean Up Day. Malmsbury Primary School got involved with the whole school putting on gloves and heading out to find any rubbish in and around our school grounds. Our class cleaned up the playground and oval area, then all along the fence to the bike shed. We found lots of rubbish caught in the fence.
Welcome to another fantastic year with the Grade Prep/One All-Stars!
We have had a great beginning to our school year and everyone has been very busy learning how to work together. The Preps have been working hard to settle in to school and are all confident in the classroom and the playground. Meanwhile, the Grade Ones are taking their responsibility as role models very seriously and are helping the Preps understand all the important things about school – how to pack up the classroom, how the Ladder works, where to hide your Lego cars for another day’s play and of course the best games to play in the playground!
Last week the Preps had their first full week of school – it was a bit tiring for everyone! The Grade Ones also had a big week, they had a very exciting time on the Grade 1/2 Camp to Discovery Centre. Thanks to Carolyn and Madame Sam for their fantastic effort on Camp.
What have you enjoyed most about starting Grade Prep OR Grade One this year?
Hello to all our travelling Flat Friends and your Hosts.
We hope you are having some fantastic adventures while you are out travelling the world – we love seeing what you have been doing. The Flat Friends visiting Malmsbury are certainly having fun. They have been enjoying visiting some of our homes – fishing, bush walking, shopping at the local Farmer’s Market, apparently one Flat Friend has even been spotted driving a tractor at a local farm! They have also enjoyed some interesting experiences while at school – they all took part in a Gypsy music workshop last week and heard some awesome Aboriginal stories today.
We are working on some photo stories showing what your Flat’s have been up to, they will start to appear on our blog (and the Grade 1/2 blog – follow the link from our home page) in the coming days. Please keep checking our blog to find out what your Flat Friend is doing and to meet our other Flat visitors. We have seven Flat Friends visiting at the moment and we are expecting some more soon.
The Flat People we sent out into the world seem to be having fun. We have heard from Flat Bill, a policeman who travelled to Taiwan and we will soon be looking at some photos of Flat Bluebell on her visit to Gowanda, New York.
Melbourne has the race that stops the nation – the Melbourne Cup.
Soccer has the game that keeps the whole world up late – the World Cup.
Malmsbury Primary has the event that pits great thinkers against each other – the Malmsbury Mind Cup.
On Friday November 9th, the whole school gathered to compete in the first annual Malmsbury Mind Cup. Students challenged each other in chess, checkers, naughts and crosses and One, two! In our class we also played Chinese Checkers, Paddocks and giant Snakes and Ladders. Here is what Grade Prep/One had to say about the day…
It was fun doing the Malmsbury Cup because we got to play the big Snakes and Ladders game. I liked playing the biggest Snakes and Ladders in the whole world.
I liked the big Snakes and Ladders because you got a dice to play with.
We liked Checkers because it was a fun game. Noah and Brandan played together, it was the first time we played. Eliza and I played Checkers and I won the third and Eliza won the third game.
I think Checkers is the best game in the whole wide world.
I liked playing Pick Up Sticks because it was really fun picking up the sticks and trying not to move the other sticks.
I think it was fun playing Paddocks with Rosie because it was lots of fun. It was fun when we counted the Paddocks to see how many we had.
I think kids were playing board games well.
I liked the Malmsbury Mind Cup because it was fun.
I liked playing games with Brodie. We played Snakes and Ladders.
PLaying Paddocks was fun because you can make up lots of paddocks.
Chinese Checkers is the best game in the whole wide world because I love it.
I liked losing every single game.
The Malmsbury Mind Cup was fun because we got to play lots of games.
Last term Grade Prep/One gathered in the Reading Corner with the grade 1/2’s to read Flat Stanley together. The hero of the story is Stanley Lambchop, an ordinary boy who became flat after being squashed by a bulletin board! Being flat has many advantages for Stanley, but the one we liked best was Stanley’s ability to travel far and wide…in an ordinary envelope!
We made our own Flat people that could travel out into the world.