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?
September 20, 2014
On the last day of Term 3, Osborne students were not dressed in their usual green uniform. Instead, the students were dressed in footy or sports colours to show what team they barrack for.
In Prep M, 7 children were wearing yellow and black because they are Richmond supporters. Go Tigers!
There were 2 children wearing black and white because they are Collingwood supporters. Go Magpies!
There were 4 children wearing yellow and brown because they are Hawthorn supporters. Go Hawks!
There were 2 children wearing red, black and white because they are St Kilda supporters. Go Saints!
There was 1 child wearing red, blue and white because she is a Western Bulldogs supporter and 1 child was wearing purple because he is a Melbourne Storm supporter.
Mrs Mills was wearing red and blue and she is the only Melbourne Demons supporter in our class.
So the team with the most supporters in Prep M was Richmond!! Lots of little Tigers in Prep M!!
The whole school assembled in the gym, then one team at a time we proudly went up on the stage and our team’s song was played for us to sing along to and clap and cheer.
There were 18 different footy teams. Some teams like Melbourne only had a few supporters and other teams like Hawthorn, Collingwood and Essendon were the most popular and had a huge following. It was great fun and we all loved being part of the AFL excitement.
September 18, 2014
The preps have hung their artistic creations to make a little gallery just outside the Library and Computer Room. Pop in and have a look. We are sure you’ll be as impressed as we are.
September 16, 2014
We have been having quite a bit of fun with our prep ‘pasar’. We set it up to be our own little market, buying and selling some of the things we are learning to name in Indonesian language.
We bought and sold
apel, pisang, nanas, wortel, arbei, jeruk, topi, buku and even ikan. (A big THANKS must go to the Little Ossies who gave us their shopping baskets to use and their specially made apples, carrots and strawberries too.)
We made shop signs and prices and practised saying –
Apa kabar? (Baik-baik saja)
Siapa namamu? (Nama saya Brody).
and of course we asked for our items using thier Indonesian names as well as “satu, dua, tiga” to say how many we wanted.
We even made ‘buka’ and ‘tutup signs to show if the toko was open or shut. Next time the shop keepers will be able to be the shoppers and vice versa.
Brody has brought in some Rupiah for us to play with this week. We’ve been learning to say seratus for 100, dua ratus for 200 , tiga ratus for 300, empat ratus for 400 and lima ratus for 500. He has lots of seratus Rupiah coins and lima ratus Rupiah coins too.
It’s been lots and lots of fun.
“Saya suka Pasar Prep”
September 15, 2014
We could feel the footy finals excitement at school today! Josh’s dad Cam works for the AFL and we were very lucky that he was able to bring in the REAL 2014 AFL Premiership Cup, the Premiership medal, the 2014 Brownlow medal and the 2014 Norm Smith medal to show us.
We wonder which football team will have their name on the big shiny silver cup? Who will be the best player in the Grand Final to win the Norm Smith medal? Who has been the best and fairest player this footy season to win the Brownlow medal? In a few weeks time all this will be decided!
Mr Fisher and Mrs Mills wish Melbourne were going to win the Premiership Cup. Maybe next year we will!!
How many times have Mrs Brown’s team Collingwood won the Grand Final?
Mrs Heron was VERY excited to hold the Premiership Cup because she is sure that her team Hawthorn are going to win the 2014 Grand Final. She even wanted to put yellow and brown ribbons on the Cup ready for the Hawks win!!
Thanks to Cam, it was amazing to be able to see the REAL Premiership Cup and special medals.
September 12, 2014
September 12, 2014
This week in Prep we have been looking at the sound ‘j’ – as in “Jumping Giant”.
In Prep W yesterday we became scientists and explored what would happen if we added water, bicarb soda, vinegar and sultanas …
We had clever guesses/had a hypothesis and we came up with a conclusion – thinking about why things happened. Have a look at our ‘Adobe Voice’ video to see what happened …
September 10, 2014
On Tuesday, Little Ossies, along with the rest of the school were treated to a special performance of Cinderella by Opera Australia.
We started by heading over to the gym to join other grade levels. When we arrived at the gym we saw a ‘set/backdrop’ where there were windows and doors painted on big pieces of wood.
Waiting in the gym for the performance to begin.
The performance began with person playing Cinderella coming and getting ready to be Cinderella by dressing up in her clothes on stage.
The person who played the role of Cinderella started by getting dressed up from a big treasure chest of costumes.
There were 4 performers and we found some of the actions which they did very funny.
The Cast of Cinderella singing together on their special set.
The person who played one of the Ugly Step Sisters pretended they were a moustache for the Prince. We laughed a lot when the moustache kept moving when the Prince stopped!
The performers all sang beautifully to live music played on the piano.
We thought that the performance was very special to see. When we got back to our classroom we got out our own box of dress ups and borrowed some from the music room to do some performances of our own.
We started with the story “There was a Princess Long Ago”.
We had people who were dressed up as a princess and a wicked fairy.
We had a Prince who woke up the Princess.
We also thought that it would be fun to tell stories using singing instead of speaking, so Miss Griffiths and the Little Ossies spent a lot of the day singing opera too!
We wonder what stories and performances will happen next in the Little Ossies class?
September 7, 2014
September 5, 2014