Little Ossies and Foundation Blog 2014

From Little Things Big Things Grow

November 28, 2014
by littleossies
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Put a Letter in the Letterbox

These last few weeks in Little Ossies we have been focussing on post and writing letters to each other.

We have created a street of houses in a Little Ossies street. Each house has a letterbox on it and most importantly the house number, so our postal workers will be able to deliver letters to the correct houses.

Part of our Post Office and Little Ossies Street.

Part of our Post Office and Little Ossies Street.

We had to order our houses so the Postal Workers would know which house to deliver letters to.

We had to order our houses so the Postal Workers would know which house to deliver letters to.

We also had some houses from 1 to 20 which we had to put in order and deliver letters to.

We also had some houses from 1 to 20 which we had to put in order and deliver letters to.

Some Little Ossies even put a timer on to see how quickly they could deliver the letters to houses.

Some Little Ossies even put a timer on to see how quickly they could deliver the letters to houses.

A song which we have been singing this week in Little Ossies is called “The Silly Postman”. “The Silly Postman” has words where the Postman delivers things other than letters into a letterbox. The “Silly Postman” delivers a letter, frog, mouse, spider and snail on different days of the week. We then decided that we might make some of the letterboxes where the Postman delivered these items. We numbered the order in which they were delivered and some people even wrote the days of the week that they were delivered.
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What a lot of wonderful work we have done these weeks!

(We hope that you don’t have a silly postman delivering letters to your house!)

November 23, 2014
by littleossies
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A Few Goodbyes

These last few weeks in Little Ossies we have been saying goodbye to a couple of special people from Osborne.

Firstly we have said goodbye to Mr Sheppard, our school’s maintenance helper. Little Ossies have had lots of fun with Mr Sheppard this year; one day we had heard a scratching sound on our wall and wondered if it was a giant mouse, but it was only Mr Sheppard fixing a wall next to our classroom. We will miss him, so we made him a special toolbox for him to take away with him.

Mr Sheppard's special toolbox

Mr Sheppard’s special toolbox

We filled the toolbox with lots of special items, including a couple of giant mice, cheese for them to eat, a cat to chase the mice away and some tools.

We filled the toolbox with lots of special items, including a couple of giant mice, cheese for them to eat, a cat to chase the mice away and some tools.

Mr Sheppard loved the presents inside his toolbox.

Mr Sheppard loved the presents inside his toolbox.

This last week had another goodbye, this time to our SRI teacher, Mrs Burgess.

Singing a Christmas song together with Mrs Burgess.

Singing a Christmas song together with Mrs Burgess.

The Little Ossies had a fun time singing a song about Christmas and playing instruments (practicing for an SRI concert next week).
We were able to make Mrs Burgess a special big card with lots of pictures and some writing about what we have enjoyed doing with her this year and to say thank you.

Mrs Burgess loved her card and special gift.

Mrs Burgess loved her card and special gift.

We will miss you Mr Sheppard and Mrs Burgess.

November 16, 2014
by littleossies
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Art Plans

In Little Ossies we have been involved in lots of planning for a very special piece of artwork.

We are lucky enough to have a beautiful glass door which leads into our Little Ossies classroom from outside and have been decorating it with paintings. Not just any sort of painting though.

All the Little Ossies have thought about or researched different sea creatures and then drawn a plan of what the sea creature will look like.  From the plan the sea creature was then painted on the door, so that it could be seen from the outside of the classroom.  It took a long time to paint the door, especially because we had to wait for the paint to dry before we could paint another creature nearby.

One of the plans for the door.

One of the plans for the door. This is the plan for a Goldfish.

Painting a Great White Shark.

Painting a Great White Shark.

Painting a Hammerhead Shark.

Painting a Hammerhead Shark.

Our partially painted door.

Our partially painted door.

We are just waiting for a final couple of paintings to  be done for our ‘Under the Sea’ door to be complete.

We’re sure you will agree, it is looking pretty amazing already!

November 15, 2014
by prepmills
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SENSATIONAL SWIMMING

It was fantastic to see so many confident and persistent Prep M children at swimming last week. We all had a super time doing lots of fun activities in the water whilst learning many new swimming skills. We were very proud of ourselves for putting in such a terrific effort all week! Many thanks to all our our wonderful parent helpers and a special thanks for our icypole treats which we really enjoyed after our hot walk back to school!!

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November 15, 2014
by prepbrown
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WHAT A WONDERFUL WET WEEK!

Prep B really enjoyed their week of swimming. Their swimming improved each day and it was wonderful to watch everyone having such fun and learning how to be safe around water. A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THE MUMS AND DADS that came to help too. Well done everyone.

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Swimming, floating and jumping was fun!

It’s sad our week of swimming is  done.

But Christmas is coming and there’s still lots to do

So keep reading here for learning that’s new!

 

 

November 12, 2014
by prepheron
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Proud and Persistent at the Pool

Day three of swimming and…..  fun, learning, progress and pride are continuing to flow. Look at these action shots of  Preps proud of their achievements. CIMG6631 CIMG6633 CIMG6636 CIMG6637 CIMG6641 CIMG6644 CIMG6646

Just look at the pride on faces of these very, very, very proud Preps! They faced challenges and they succeeded……and…..CIMG6647

….still had enough energy to happily walk all the way back to school afterwards.

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Look out day 4. Here we come!

 

November 11, 2014
by prepheron
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Splash, Splash, Bubble, Bubble, Swim, Walk, Walk, Walk.

It’s swimming week for the Preps and my, oh my, we surely are having a super time. We walk there and back each day, dry and dress ourselves AND have a ball in the pool. Lots of mums and dads have been helping out too and their happy faces show that they too are really enjoying swimming week (although you do need to dress for very warm weather by the poolside).

Here are a few snaps from day one.

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Stay tuned for more to follow.

 

November 10, 2014
by prepwoods
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Prep and Little Ossies number walk …

Last week we had a great mini excursion to the Dunns Road park … we were searching for numbers!!

The students could not believe where we can find numbers … numbers are EVERYWHERE!

What a fun way of learning about numbers. We counted how many apples on the play ground, how many links on the swings, how many connections on the climbing frame and saw numbers on the bus stop and speed sign.

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