Could you please make sure your child has brought in a picture of themselves as a baby and when they were in prep. We need these photos for the graduation presentation that is coming up really soon.
In Numeracy we have been looking at factors and multiples. Firstly, we asked the students what they knew about factors, multiples, and composite and prime numbers. After discovering the students' prior knowledge we then had the students playing games using playing cards where they explored the differences between factors and multiples, and prime and composite numbers.
During our Reader’s Workshop we have been looking at synthesising and organising our prior and new knowledge. The students have been identifying their prior knowledge on each state of Australia, then after reading facts and history on each state, they have been adding their new knowledge. We have had many incidental teaching moments where the students have explored their particular interests and misconceptions of states, capital cities and locations.
The students have successfully finished publishing their information reports and have chosen excellent words to enhance their pieces, along with strong structure and organisation. We will begin our new unit of writing, immersing and identifying the ways authors use the traits in their writing. At the end of this writing unit the students will have published a picture storybook that they will share with their buddies in prep.
The billy carts are complete! We have had a busy few weeks constructing and designing billy carts. We had a practise run this week, it looks as though it will be a tough competition on our Billy-cart Derby Day at C.S.P.S!!