Friday, September 6, 2019

Discovery Time Week 7

This week's activities were...Making a rocket, playdough, dress-ups, experimenting with weight using scales,and stacking cups.
We were learning to be curious learners....

   

Thursday, August 29, 2019

The Life Education Truck visits Hope School.

Over the last few days we visited the Life Education truck and with the help of Ingrid and Harold we learnt more about the 'Zones of Regulation'.
We also learnt a very helpful breathing technique that will help calm us down if we find ourselves in the yellow or red zones.



The truck has some great technology enhancements which makes the learning even more fun. On the first day we went to the truck with room 4 and the second day we went on our own.

        
                           



Sunday, August 18, 2019

Measurement - Volume

How many small cups of water will fill a container???
We've been looking at Measurement this term and lately it has been all about volume.
With our maths buddies we took turns using a dice to fill the chosen containers. There was also the maths strategy of "counting on" needed as they added to each others amounts. Good number links!!

  


Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Discovery Time week 3

Today we were learning about problem solving...There is no better way to learn about this than "Play"

    

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Today we met a possum

Today our reading gran (Alison) brought in a baby possum. Wow how interesting!
It's not everyday you get to see one of these.

   


Friday, July 26, 2019

Discovery Time week 1, term 2

Our Life Skill this term is Thinking and our focus for discovery time today was "Problem Solving"
Our activities were...blowing bubbles, making table, dress-ups, lego mazes, loose parts, and the electronic brain box kits. Solitaire and Sage had a fabulous creative time at the loose parts area....

     

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Measurement.

This term we are looking at the different aspects of measurement, eg.. length, time, weight and capacity as well as what objects or tools we can use to measure these different aspects.
We started this week with measuring length and used non standard units such as small cubes to do the measuring. We discovered that in order to make a correct measurement of an item we needed to use the same unit and make sure we started at one end of the object and measure all the way to the other end.