Christmas Engineering Design Projects

Today was the first day of our Christmas Engineering Design Projects. What is that might you ask? Well, as we are coming to the end of the year, and a very important time of year – Christmas! Miss M has given us 4 tasks (we complete one a day) where we have to use our creativity, critical thinking and problem solving to complete each task.

Here are some of the things we made. Miss M was so impressed with our creations.
A special mention to Lucius who got stuck with a problem and managed to think outside the box and try something different to create this 3D Christmas tree!

We can’t wait for our next challenge day!

 

A Book I Treasure

Last week Miss M asked each child to bring in a book from home that they treasure. They had to wrap it up, and each day we will open a book. Today we opened our first book!

Flynn’s book was called Tiddalick.

Riley A – I liked it when the water came out of Tiddalick’s mouth
Ruby – It was funny!
Nila – I made a connection to the weather and drought.
Clea – I liked the different colours on each page
Ellie – There was a flood.
Flynn – I like this book because it is funny.

Local Art Excursion

Last Wednesday we walked to a Local Art Studio in Coburg North. First, we saw Josh use clay to make pottery like bowls, pots and jugs. Then we saw how glass was made. We learned that when glass is hot it is a liquid and it only becomes hard when it cools. Thank you to Ruth and Josh for letting us come and visit, we learnt so much!

Swimming Parent Helpers

Swimming lessons are beginning in Week 9 & 10!! (3-6 December, and 10, 12, 13, 14 December).

Foundation B’s swimming lesson time is 10.50am-11.30am. We would very much appreciate any help with getting children changed and ready for the bus back to school. This will be from 11.30-11.50am.

If you are available any of these days to watch swimming and help with getting dressed, please speak to Miss M.

Thank you!

Last Day for Parent Helpers

Due to swimming beginning across the school next week, and Foundation’s B’s timetable changing, today will be the last day of Parent Helpers. This includes, changing home readers and PMP.

I am very appreciative of every parent who has come in to support Foundation B. Parents are an invaluable resource and it has helped Miss M and Foundation B greatly!

There are also 2 notes that need to be returned as soon as possible:

  1. Swimming note – payment and note
  2. Art Excursion – we are going next Wednesday!

If you would like attend the Art Excursion (we leave school at 12pm and return at 2pm) please speak to Miss M.

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Thursdays

The next three Thursday’s (1st November, 8th November & 15th November) from 2.30-3.30pm the new preps for 2019 will be coming in to begin their transition for next year. This will mean Foundation B will not be in their regular class at the end of the day. As there will be a lot of young children and families around Foundation B, can I please ask parents to wait for your child on the asphalt in the Little Yard. You child will meet you there.

Thank you for your flexibility.

 

Clouds, rain and other weather around us

In our inquiry unit about how the weather affects us, we have been looking into rain, and how clouds are formed. We have been doing a number of experiments and explaining our thinking. We made our own mini water cycles! Then we reflected on our old wonderings, and created new ones.

PREP BREAKFAST AND BUDDIES

On Friday all of Foundation came to school in their pyjamas! We took our chairs over to the hall, and had breakfast. We had the choice of cornflakes, rice bubbles, weetbix for cereal, toast, and lots of yummy fruit!

Miss M was very impressed with our manners, helping to pack away at the end of the breakfast and how much food we ate!!

In the afternoon we went up to the Grade 3/4s to see our buddies. They read a book to us, then we ate lunch with them. We LOVED going up to the 3/4 classrooms to see where our buddies learn.