Another busy week for the Preps at MPPS. This week, we have been learning all about the letter Ll. We made L leaves in our Alphabet Scrapbook, we drew pictures of things starting with L and we even wrote down some L words! In writing, we discussed what we like to do on our birthday and then we drew pictures and wrote about it. We learnt about graphs this week in numeracy and we even made a birthday graph where we sorted and ordered all our birthdays. We are trying very hard to remember when our own birthdays are! We have been talking about calendars, the days of the week and the date each day. Of course, we had some great developmental play during Friday Fun and some of us have even been doing a Finger Gym on Friday afternoons to help get our hands strong so writing is easier!
It’s been a short but busy week for the preps at MPPS. In literacy this week, we have been learning all about the letter Ss! We have started using our handwriting books and we’ve done some fantastic writing and drawing about our favourite toy! In numeracy, we discussed the difference between maths tools and toys and we’ve started to record our maths thinking in our maths books. A great week in Prep A, B, C and D.
Dear Foundation /Prep Families,
Welcome to term 3, which is slipping by too quickly. 103 days of school down already! We’re very excited about heading into our next hundred; so much learning happens during this term, now that our students have settled into all the routines of school.
Our Integrated Studies topic for term 3 is Our World of Animals, and we’ve enjoyed one very exciting event so far- a fantastic incursion by Wild Action Zoo. We’ve met, held and patted many different animals so far, including a (small) salt water crocodile called Steve, a barking own called Connie, a wallaby joey called Sugar, a green tree frog called Freddo, a two headed lizard (not really!) called Bumpy Stumpy, a turtle called Shellie, 2 snakes called Casper and Ollie, a potoroo called Paleo and a beautiful blue and golden macaw called Midget. Have a look at our blog to see the photos we took! We are really excited about next week’s excursion to the Collingwood Children’s Farm, thank you to those parents who have volunteered to come along and help. Don’t forget to send in something that has to do with animals for Show and Share, that will then be added to our ‘Observation Table.’ If you need a new Show and Share roster please let us know.
In literacy we are learning about nonfiction texts this term, so don’t be surprised if indexes and tables of contents pop up in conversation! Your child will continue to bring home books each night, and the M100W wordlists. When they are able to recognise the first 100 words by sight, we will send home a Look Say Cover Write Check book, which is one of many strategies we use in our spelling program. Each Friday teachers will endeavour to select 5 words for your child to practise spelling at home; students shouldn’t spend more than 10 minutes on this each week. Remember to keep the reading and word activities fun and light at home- so your child continues to develop a healthy, relaxed approach to sharing their learning at home and school.
In numeracy we will continue to explore numbers to 20 and beyond, and will be looking at time, addition and subtraction, shapes and simple graphs. You can support your child in their numeracy development at home through board games, dice and card games, and including them in any real life situations where number skills are needed- counting, shopping, cooking etc. We also begin learning about some of the different strategies in our “Mathematician’s Toolbox”. These are the strategies we can select from when solving mathematical problems.
Other highlights that are coming up are Italian Day on Monday 3rd August, (don’t forget to dress up!) and a special show at the local library for Book Week, put on by CARP productions. Attached is our Prep term calendar with other upcoming events. Please check the Prep blog each week for any other updates or photos of what we’ve been up to at school! We will send you some more information about the exciting events we have planned to celebrate Book Week, Science Week, and Literacy and Numeracy Week soon.
Jenny, Nicole and Melanie
Thanks to all the parents who were able to come along to our literacy information session last night. Click on the link below to access the handout of information, focusing on prompts and ideas to support home reading!
You can also access the powerpoint presentations from our literacy leader Andrea Gale. These were presented at the literacy partnerships morning workshops. The link below will take you to our MPPS literacy website, where you can access the slideshows. This website also has further information about resources that are used to support the literacy program from Prep to Year 6 at Moonee Ponds P.S.
Hello Everyone, Here is a Whole New Album of some Prep B Slideshows( Nicole’s grade) and our first slideshow will be about the Prep B book week dress up day. So what are we waiting for?
That was Awesome! After seeing all those Beautiful and Handsome characters, you might feel like browsing some pictures of the Prep B Collingwood Children’s Farm Visit! The Pictures are even better and I bet you’ll like them! So what are we waiting for?
Unfortunately, this brings us to the final stage of this post- The Conclusion -so feel free to browse and comment! If you have any questions or quarries, please let us know and make sure you always visit our blog!
Thanks, Nicole (Prep Teacher), Bye!
Hello Everyone, here is a whole new Album on the Prep C Slideshows! The pictures are awesome and I bet you’ll like them. So what are we waiting for? Go ahead and win the race!
Now here are 24 photo’s of the Prep C Italian Day. Feel Free To have a look at these awesome pictures! Enjoy!
Hope you enjoyed watching because now we are moving onto the next slide which is even better! Again, feel free to browse and comment! Now we are moving onto the Prep C Buddy shapes! These Pictures are based on shapes the preps have been working on with their big 5/6 Buddies. So what are we waiting for?
Now that was great! Wasn’t It? Well we will be moving onto the next slide in a while which is all about the Prep C Concert 2014! The pictures are great and I bet you’ll like them! So what are we waiting for?
Hope you enjoyed watching! You might be bored by now for watching all those photo’s! Well we’ve only got a few more to go! So what are we waiting for? This next slideshow is going to be about The Prep C Collingwood Children’s Farm visit. So here we go!
That was Awesome! that leads us to the final stages of this post! We only have two more to go! This following slideshow is about the Prep C Book Week Dress Up Day! So what are we waiting for? Here it goes…
After seeing these awesome characters from books, I am sadly announcing that we only have one slideshow left for you to see! This slideshow is all about the Prep C Firefighter Visit. So what are waiting for?
Now that leads us to the final stage of this post- The Conclusion – so feel free to browse and comment! If you have any questions or quarries, please let us know and make sure you visit our blog!
Thanks, By Jenny(Prep Teacher), Bye!
What are busy couple of weeks we have had! We had a fantastic day last Friday celebrating our 100th day of school with lots of activities and delicious food for our party. Thank you to all families who contributed a treat to share with all 3 prep classes. Luckily the disco was organised for the same night so the children were able to dance the night away and use up some of their energy! It was great to see so many prep children having a fun with their friends at the disco and lots of parent helpers.
Last week we had our excursion to the Collingwood Children’s Farm where we were able to see and feed some of the beautiful animals. This week we also had a visit from the Wild Action Zoo where students were able to get up close to some fascinating creatures like a crocodile, snake, and an owl (photos to follow soon)! They thoroughly enjoyed the experience and learnt some interesting facts about each animal. We are loving learning about animals in our world and things they need to survive!
Last week our letter of the week was ‘p’ and this week we have been learning about the letter ‘k’. We have been continuing with some personal writing and our “VIP” letters. This week in buddies we have been working on an animal project where students choose an animal, draw and label a diagram of it, and write facts they know about this animal. This project will continue over the remainder of the term during buddies.