Here are our reflections of our first term at school.
We have had a very busy start to 2017. The Preps have been amazing and shown great excitement for all our activities. We have just finished our swimming program and last Monday we had our twilight sports carnival. We are very grateful to all our parents who have supported such a wonderful start to the year.
We are excited to share lots of new learning through our blog. Please ask questions and make comments. There is a ‘How to make a comment’ page at the top of the blog. Let us know if you have any issues commenting or would like some help. The children are always very excited to see comments from their families. Our blog is also a great conversation starter at home between you and your child.
Generally at the end of a post we ask a question or questions to keep the learning conversation going between home and school. The blog can be shared with family members who live interstate or overseas. The world is a smaller place when blogging. Follow us on twitter @slprepk and receive an alert when a new post has been added to the blog.
We look forward to a wonderful year of sharing!
Introducing our Preps for 2017.
What do you love about school?
Preps ask Mum or Dad to help you write a comment about school.
We have had a very busy and exciting year in Prep. Thank you to all our wonderful parents and families who have supported us and have been so generous with your time. It has been a privilege to teach your children and so rewarding to see how much they have learnt and grown this year. Thank you to our beautiful Preps who brought excitement, enthusiasm, inquiring minds and a love of learning everyday!
Christmas blessings to all our families and friends. Have a wonderful break and we will see you all in 2017!
May the peace and joy of Christmas be with you all.
Our big question for this term is ‘How are we called to care for all creation?’. We wanted to share all our discoveries with our school community and the world, so we made this video to send out our messages. We think it is important to remind everyone of how we can all make a difference and care for our world!
The Preps worked in groups to plan their message and the props they would need. They practised their words and then we filmed them. We are so proud of their efforts.
How can YOU care for all creation?
Please share what you do to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle!
We recently had our amazing Art Show. As one of our art pieces the Preps created word cloud art (Tagul) with their buddies. The Preps brainstormed lots of words about their families and themselves to create these masterpieces. A BIG thank you to Mrs Coffa for the idea and of course our big Buddies. We think they are fantastic!
Here is our word cloud art and a taste of some of the other pieces we created for our Art Show.
On Friday we celebrated all the great reading and writing we have done this year, with Letterland Day. We dressed up as Letterland characters and our parents and friends came to see us in our parade. After the parade we had lots of fun activities. Please enjoy the slideshow with all the photos of our special day.
Letterland Day is the best day of my life! Olivia
What was your favourite part of Letterland Day?
On Friday last week it was Footy Day at St Luke’s.
On footy day we all dressed up in our footy teams – Alana
On footy day I played some footy games – Olivia
Footy Day 2016 by Slidely Slideshow
We also created a live graph of our favourite footy teams. Here is Prep V’s live graph:
We talked about the graph. Here is what we came up with:
Collingwood and Essendon were the same on 3 – Gemma
The tigers, crows and kangaroos were the least – Jordan
The hawks were the most on 4 – Ken
Carlton and no football team were the same – Grace
What do you like about football?
Can you tell us something else about our graph?
What a fantastic way to finish off our very busy and exciting week with a second visit from Firefighters Len, Peter, Mark and Adrian. They reminded us of the special fire messages we heard about last visit. They were very impressed at how much the Preps remembered!
Then we went out to the fire truck to have some fun!!
A big thank you to our wonderful Firefighters who do so much to educate our children and keep everyone in our Community safe. We appreciate all that you do.
We think there are some budding firefighters in Prep. They look so professional!! (Mrs Yore’s car was sparkling by the time we were finished)
Preps, ask Mum or Dad to help you write a comment about the important fire safety messages you have learnt. We will share them at school.
Check out the fun below. Thank you Len for being so amazing with our Preps.
What fire safety messages have you learnt?
Australia! Story Country.
We love Book Week. It is a wonderful celebration of the books we love to read. Thank you to all our amazing Australian authors and illustrators – so many beautiful stories to share over and over and over.
Thank you to our wonderful parents who support us and nurture the love of reading that is so important in our children’s lives. We appreciate all your efforts.