October 27, 2014
October 19, 2014
October 17, 2014
On Friday 17th October Little Ossies joined the rest of the school in a Walkathon.
We dressed up in Cartoon Character costumes or came in our school uniform.
Can you guess who the different cartoon characters are?
For the Walkathon we had to walk outside of school and down the road to the Dunn’s Road park.
We walked to the park with our 4W buddies.
We had lots of helpers who came to the park with us. Some of the Mums and Dads who came did lots of walking with us. They also said lots of encouraging things as the Little Ossies walked around the Walkathon circuit. Some little sisters even came along for the day too.
Thank you to all the Little Ossies parents who were able to come and support us at the Walkathon.
When the Walkathon was over we walked back to school just in time for a quick snack and recess play.
After recess we worked out the number of laps which we had all done and recorded this in a book.
When we got back to school we recorded what we wore and the number of laps we did in the Walkathon in a special book.
The Walkathon was a very fun day!
October 17, 2014
These first few weeks back at school have been very busy with many things S.
We have been playing with s things, like sea creatures
We have pretended we are swimming under the sea with all the sea creatures and shells.
The sea creatures chat a lot to each other!
We have started to make some sea creatures to hang up around the room. We had to use scissors and staplers to make these.
First you had to draw the sea creature you wanted to make.
Then you had to staple the drawing to another piece of paper.
Then you had to cut around the sea creature shape and stuff some paper inside to make it look more like a real sea creature.
We are now in the process of painting our sea creatures so it looks like we are swimming under the sea in more of our classroom.
We have also been out and about in our school yard finding signs with the letter S on it.
We found signs with S at the beginning of a word.
We found signs with lots of the letter S on them.
We found signs with s in the middle of a word.
We found words with s at the end.
Can you recognise some of the places we found the letter S around our school?
On Thursday we had some special visitors who came in to visit us in class. They were Miss Griffiths’ nephews who Little Ossies have been wanting to meet for a while.
One of our special visitors playing the drums with us.
Our special visitors even had a turn diving down to the bottom of the sea with us too!
What a super fortnight so far!
October 16, 2014
With eight days back at school for term 4, lots of learning and learning fun is being had by all. Following our focus on /qu/ words some of the team have been investigating queens and their costumes. Queen Elizabeth has been of particular interest to some and the interactive whiteboard has given a big clear look on the internet as part of our research. Crowns and gowns have featured highly on the interest scale too. Team work has been a big factor and planning for our activities has been the current centre of attention.
Quizzes have featured highly on the interest list this week and you will be totally amazed with the complex, challenging and interesting questions complied by the students on their areas of expertise, including world soccer, footy, maths and even Scoobie-Doo. As well as composing and writing out their question cards, competitor lists and setting up their quiz corners, they have also been involved in creating quiz and joke books to be enjoyed by all. Look at these young lads hitting the bell to answer first in their sport quiz questions.
When I learn how to easily upload a video to our blog you’ll be able to see AND hear this amazing Batman story written by this enthusiastic author but until then this photo will have to suffice. It is a very entertaining story indeed.
Knock-knock jokes have featured highly too and in keeping with the theme of our upcoming ‘cartoon character walk-a-thon’ we even have some Ninja Turtle joke books and stories being created.
Stay tuned for further updates.
October 10, 2014
This week in Little Ossies we have taken on a big challenge. We found a puzzle in our collection which had 200 pieces in it! It was a special “Where’s Wally?” puzzle. The Little Ossies have really enjoyed reading “Where’s Wally?” books this year, so they decided to do this puzzle.
First some children sorted through the pieces. They found all the pieces which had one or two straight edges.
Sorting into pieces which one or two straight sides.
Then all of the edge pieces were joined together to make a frame for the puzzle.
Constructing the edge of the puzzle.
We have been slowly adding more of the puzzle pieces to the puzzle.
We even had some of our Prep friends join in with doing the puzzles during Investigations time.
We haven’t finished the puzzle yet, but will be continuing to persist with it next week.
We can’t wait to see the whole “Where’s Wally?” picture when it is finished. What day do you think it will be finished?