We had a fabulous morning at Baitang Gardens. The students explored so well and really took charge of their learning, noting down what they saw, recording images and keeping a tally. I loved watching them enjoying nature and the natural habitats that are around where they live.
It was also lovely to see them being principled and ‘Taking Action’, by spotting any litter and being able to ask for help to clean this up. The students have really embraced the idea of reducing rubbish and plastic use to help the Earth. Well done Grade Ones!
Here are some of photos we got come back and also some of their ideas on our return this afternoon. Photo credit to the students who largely took most of the photos!
Please ask your child what they enjoyed and what they saw.
We set a challenge for our students this week to become experts in one animal classification group. They headed off to an expert classroom to learn all about a certain group of the animal kingdom, such as; fish, mammals, reptiles, birds etc. They then had to come back and share their knowledge with other students from 1HN. Everyone did a great job of presenting and sharing their information and I think you will agree the end Information Posters look terrific. Well done 1HN
This week in 1HN we covered all sorts of things. We started our week reading and zooming in on the idea that ‘Good readers ask Questions’. This is important to make sure we understand what we are reading about. This idea was especially helpful we were became Inquirers and were trying to sort out some of the information we have researched about Systems and how things are all connected. We did some research on the laptops and were able to take down some excellent notes.
Our maths work this week has focused on Mass and Capacity. We have been discussing how to weigh and order things using scales and using blocks to compare objects. Today we looked at what capacity means and how we can measure that. We found lots of objects in our room that have Capacity and some that do not.
Another important link we made is that to help Systems work, people have responsibilities. We all have some now in our classroom as we all have a Classroom Job to be involved in.
1HN have also done a great job of getting our new system of ‘Bookworms’ up and running. We all did well working out how the systems in our room work best and it seems to be when we all take responsibility for our role and the tasks involved. Well done 1HN!!