The children are very much looking forward to their first House Sport's Day, a wonderful tradition at Mentone Park Primary School. Please read the Flexibuzz message regarding the change of plans for tomorrow due to the hot weather.
This week the children have been enthusiastically creating narratives about Christmas, whether that be about naughty elves, Santa getting lost, Santa losing his elves, a happy reindeer or even a Christmas Prank Book! The children also wrote a recount about last week's excursion to Braeside Park.
Enjoy reading some of the wonderful recounts that were written:
On Friday I went on an excursion. We went to Braeside Park on a bus. We went scavenger hunting. We saw bull ants. We had the best time. Then we went back and we went home. I hope I go there again.
I went on an excursion with my grade. My Dad went too. I had so much fun at Braeside Park. We made our name with sticks and leaves. I saw a bull ant. It was the best excursion ever. At the end we did yoga and then we went home.
On Friday all the grade ones and twos and us went on an excursion to Braeside Park. First we went on the Welcome Walk. I saw a cockatoo and a cockatoo flying! Then it was recess, and then we did activities. First we did the parachute, then tunnel ball and then we did a scavenger hunt. Next we did kick ball, and we found sticks and leaves to make our names. After lunch we did yoga.
Last time I went to an excursion in Braeside Park. First we found things and I found a rabbit. Second we ate snack and played. Third we played activities and played kick ball, parachute and tunnel ball. It was fun. Fourth we ate lunch and we played again and had fun. Last we did yoga and Mrs Smith told us a story. When it was two thirty we went back to school and did an assembly.
On Friday we went to the Braeside Park where the colour run was held. And I saw a koala. The koala was cute, it was eating gum leaves. We saw rainbow birds. It was fun. My Dad and my brother came. After a while my Dad left and Mrs Smith did yoga. Then we went to the bus and we went home with our families and sisters and brothers. I hope it will happen again.
Last Friday I went to Braeside Park. We went on a bush walk. I saw a cockatoo and an electric fence. We did activities. We did the parachute and 'over/under' scavenger hunt too. It was really fun there.
Hopefully the children will continue to write during the holidays. Keeping a journal (a great stocking filler?) about special activities or writing letters (to someone special who will answer questions and write back) and sending them by post. This provides wonderful opportunities to keep building on the writing and reading skills they have established this year. Receiving a letter from a Grandparent or special friend, sent by post, is always a exciting thing for children and could lead to a 'pen friend'.
Last week the children enjoyed learning about 2D shapes, what makes them 2D, their name and how many sides and corners they have. This week the children are learning about 3D shapes: sphere, cone, cylinder, cube, rectangular prism and pyramid. The students have been sorting shapes according to their features and learning their names and where we may see them in the 'real world'.
Over the last two weeks the focus during Discovery has been 2D shapes and 3D objects.
The children also used elastic to explore and make 2D shapes.
They also enjoyed working with 3D objects and learning abut faces, edges and corners.
The children were very excited to attend another 'Up Day' session this week and were particularly chuffed to learn about the new '1/2 Learning Area'. Being familiar with the area is quite reassuring for many children although they do understand that the area will take on a 'more Junior, less Prep vibe'.
The focus this Up Day session was numeracy.
Tuesday 11th - Christmas Carols
Wednesday 12th - Helper's Morning Tea 11:00 - 11:30
Thursday 13th - Class Party
Monday 17th - Final Up Day Session (meet 2019 teacher, reports sent home) Friday 21st - Early dismissal at 1:30pm
Please encourage your child to walk into the classroom and organise their belongings independently.
Our Library day is Thursday.
We continue to encourage the students to practise their MIOOW words at home and to put them into the tub when they are ready to show us their hard work!
Could Reading Journals be signed each night and black pockets be at school each day. Thank you
- Term 4 is a SunSmart term - please ensure your child has a MPPS wide brim hat for recess and lunchtimes. Students without hats will be asked to play in the shaded areas.
- Could we please ask that all belongings be clearly named? Thank you.