Grade Foundation

Grade Foundation, in 2017, started with 10 students, 2 boys and 8 girls.  We are learning to read, write and count.  

Quantum Excursion

On October 5th our school went on 2 buses to Melbourne to Quantum, a specialist Maths and Science centre. We tested liquids to see if they were an acid or a base, used QR codes to learn about habitats, mixed chemicals to make bouncy balls, experimented with balloons and watched the presenters make ‘elephant toothpaste’. We loved all the activities but our favourite was the ‘elephant toothpaste’

Making Elephant Toothpaste

Making Elephant Toothpaste

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Spring
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It’s Spring and our daffodils are blooming all around our school garden.

 

 

 

Hyacinth Bulb

On May 5th we put a Hyacinth bulb in a special vase and put it in the cupboard where it is dark and cold. It will think it is Winter and when we take it out it will think it is Spring and grow a flower. We will be able to see the roots grow down into the water in the vase.

Putting the bulb in the cupboard.

Putting the bulb in the cupboard.

 

Our Grade

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Grade Foundation, in 2016, started with 8 students, 4 boys and 4 girls.  We are learning to read, write and count.

 

2015

Grade Prep in 2015 has 10 students, 5 boys and 5 girls.  We are learning to read, write and count.

Stick Insects

The stick insects in our room are growing very BIG!!!  We took them out to change their leaves. Some of us held them and let them walk on our clothes.

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Bradley liked having the stick insect crawling up his arm.

 

 

 

Number Line Game

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Lewis is finding his number on the number line. Ms Jill from Colorado taught us this game.

 

 

Melbourne Excursion 

On May 21 we went to Melbourne to see The Golden Age of China exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria.

We are having lunch in The Great Hall.

We ate our lunch in The Great Hall.

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We LOVED the ceiling of The Great Hall.

We also went to The Children’s Garden in the Royal Botanic Gardens. We had fun playing there.

 

In May we planted daffodils in our front garden.

Planting our daffodil bulbs in the front garden.

Planting our daffodil bulbs in the front garden.

 

We have put a hyacinth bulb in a vase in the cupboard. We are going to watch it grow.  We will take it out of the cupboard in a few weeks and it will think it is Spring.

Lewis is filling the vase with water to put the bulb into.

Lewis is filling the vase with water to put the bulb into.

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Alyssa is putting the bulb into the cupboard.

 

 

 

2014

It's Spring and we are enjoying our new daffodils. We planted the bulbs in Autumn.

It’s Spring and we are enjoying our new daffodils. We planted the bulbs in Autumn.

Anxious to get into the pool!

Anxious to get into the pool!

 

 

We are having fun learning at the pool.

We are having fun learning at the pool.

 

Grade Prep is taught by Mrs Price, who also teaches art. There are 9 students in Preps. They do lots of fun things throughout the day, such as: reading, maths, mat activities, writing stories, using the tiPads and computers as well as many other things. The children are also involved in developmental play activities. These activities have learning focii linked into other curriculum areas and the children are encouraged to use social interaction and co-operation as learning tools.

Mrs Price and the children decorate the room with their work to make it look great.

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