Little Ossies and Foundation Blog 2014

From Little Things Big Things Grow

August 31, 2014
by prepheron
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Poems for fun

As a part of our Literacy Week celebrations we enjoyed reading stories and poems. Sunday Chutney was our whole school story and Mrs Hunter set up a poetry trail around the school for us to enjoy.

We then had lots of fun with Nursery rhymes and then used a couple of them as a base for creating our own little Prep rhymes. click on these 2 links below to see and hear our rhymes.

Check out this video we made: The Two Knights

Check out this video we made: Helpful Henry And Loud Lenny

Hope you enjoyed seeing them as much as we did creating them.

 

August 29, 2014
by littleossies
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Fantastic Friday

Today in Little Ossies we have been VERY busy.

After we had finished our early morning routines of the school day we started the day in our classroom with some game playing, story writing, dramatic play and construction work. Then we joined together for a special story. This story is being read all around the country today as part of National Literacy and Numeracy Week.  The story is called “Sunday Chutney” by Aaron Blabey. You can find a special version of this online by clicking on the link provided in this post.

Sunday Chutney

After recess play time we joined a number of other the children in the school at a special Milo Cricket Clinic.  Mr Pieters had organised with Cricket Victoria to come and do some special games with us. Little Ossies did games with Prep W. We had some relay races where we had to run, catch a ball, throw a ball and spin our bodies.

Running and bouncing a tennis ball in our relay teams.

Running and bouncing a tennis ball in our relay teams.

You had to concentrate with the tennis ball to make sure you didn't drop it.

You had to concentrate with the tennis ball to make sure you didn’t drop it.

Then we split the group into halves and we all had a turn batting and fielding in a special style of cricket game.

You had to hit the balls off the cones.

You had to hit the balls off the cones.

Once you had hit all the balls the hitter had to run a distance to see how many runs they could get before the fielders had returned all the balls back to the cones.

Once you had hit all the balls the hitter had to run a distance to see how many runs they could get before the fielders had returned all the balls back to the cones.

It was sometimes a bit tricky to see which side of the cricket bat you had to hit with, but we kept persisting with our batting skills. Everyone had a turn.

It was sometimes a bit tricky to see which side of the cricket bat you had to hit with, but we kept persisting with our batting skills. Everyone had a turn.

At the end of our Cricket Clinic everyone was given a packet of milo and a Cricket Book – how lucky are we!

After our cricket session Little Ossies went on a special poetry walk. Some students from older grades in the school had placed out poems for us to find and read.

Here is one of the poems we found in the grounds.

Here is one of the poems we found in the grounds.

We even found poems which we knew were songs.

Lunch play was busy as well with some Little Ossies going to see a Talent Show put on by peer support. Then our regular classes of Art and ICT for the afternoon.

Phew! What a busy, fun and fantastic Friday!

 

August 29, 2014
by prepwoods
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Pivot with Prep W … ICT fun!

This week in ICT (computer lessons) Mr. Sharp introduced  the students to the program Pivot. Pivot is a simple software to create animations. Based on stickfigures, the software gives you the possibility to create an animation by moving the joints and nodes of the figures. Children of all ages love this program and it has endless possibilities for using imagination and creativity.

Have a look at Pivot with Prep W … http://voice.adobe.com/v/7P8KYd8T28F

If you like what you see you can google ‘Pivot Animations’ and download it at home to have a play 🙂

August 25, 2014
by littleossies
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Instructions to Follow

Today in Little Ossies we made a video.

We were talking about Eddy Teddy having some special sleepovers at the Little Ossies’ homes and thought that we could make some instructions for what you could do with Eddy visiting your house.

We worked out activities you could do with Eddy Teddy, took photos and narrated the pictures.

Check out this video we made: What To Do When Eddy Comes To Visit

We can’t wait to see the adventures which Eddy has with each Little Ossies family.

August 25, 2014
by littleossies
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Science in our Garden

This last week at Osborne, Little Ossies have been involved in the Science Week fun and learning which was on offer.

On Tuesday we joined our 4W buddies investigating the size and shape of different leaves in our Oval Kitchen Garden. Everyone had a turn of drawing different leaves and the Little Ossies found out some additional information from our 4W buddies. We found leaves that were edible and some that were inedible. We also got to smell and taste some of these leaves.

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When we had done lots of leaf investigating, a couple of groups shared their findings with the whole class.

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We love going to the oval garden. What new leaves will be coming soon with Spring just around the corner?

August 24, 2014
by prepheron
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Harold is here.

Harold the giraffe is at Osborne Primary School. He came in the Life Education Van and we have been lucky enough to visit him there. Ask  your preps all about it!

We had lots of fun and did lots of learning and sharing of knowedge about body parts,  healthy bodies, staying safe and food for every day (and  ‘sometimes food’ too). What’s your favourite ‘everyday food’? Do you have a special ‘sometimes food’ too?

Have a peek at our pictures and see some snippets of our Life Education experience. I think there just might be some interesting and exiciting experiences about to happen back in our classrooms this week too as already, many of the preps are creating great ideas for their up-coming ‘investigations’ sessions.

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August 22, 2014
by prepmills
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Preps visit Mornington to go to the Library, the Museum and the old Lock-up.

It was a very exciting day on Wednesday 20th August because we went on the bus to Mornington, to visit some very interesting places.

First we went to the Mornington Library. Many of our Mum’s met us there and we had a lovely time reading and listening to stories. Some children borrowed books to take home.

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Next, we walked to the Museum where we learned what it was like to live in the olden days.

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Then we went to the old Court House and Prep M children turned into Judges!!!

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Lastly, we had a class photo taken in front of the old Lock-up. We were glad we didn’t have to sleep the night in there!!

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August 22, 2014
by prepheron
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Yummy Nasi Kuning

Anak-anak di kelas Prep suka makan nasi kuning.

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We made the yellow colour with tumeric and we cooked the rice with coconut milk, coriander, garlic and some salt. It was delicious.

August 21, 2014
by prepwoods
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Science Week – Food for our future: Science feeding the world.

This week is ‘Science Week’ and we have organized a couple of activities in the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden for the school to go and explore.

Prep W went to the garden with their Grade 5 buddies and had a wonderful time exploring the garden and looking at the leaves of different plants with mini microscopes and magnifying glasses. We also took back to our classroom an experiment we need to keep an eye on throughout the next couple of weeks. We are observing two cups with bean seeds planted in soil, one is watered with normal water and the other is watered with salt water. We are looking to see the affect salt has on growing vegetables in your gardens.

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August 21, 2014
by prepwoods
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What superstars we have at Osborne …

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I am sure everyone who come along to our prep concert,”The Day the Crayons Quit”, were blown away with how talented and cute our preps are. The students worked so hard on their performances and on the night all their hard hard work was evident. A huge thank you goes to our Amazingly talented Performing Arts teacher for her creative mind and hard work with the students. 

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