How long is a piece of paper?

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Posted by saratat | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on February 25, 2016

1/2ST were practising their fine motor skills once again this week. Fine motor activities help students with hand, finger and eye coordination of detailed tasks.

This time the challenge was to use scissors to cut an A4 piece of paper into the longest single strip. The students measured up at the end of the lesson to see who had the longest strip…it’s surprising how long a piece of paper can be! Do you think you could beat your family in this challenge?

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Place Value

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Posted by saratat | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on February 25, 2016

Did you know that every number is made of up digits? And that each digit has a special value depending on where it sits in that number?

1/2ST has been learning about Place Value in our Just Right Maths groups.

Place Value House

For example, the number 24 is made up of 2 Tens and 4 Ones.

Place Value House_student sample

The number 3142 is made up of 4 digits. They are 3 Thousands, 1 Hundred, 4 Tens and 2 Ones. Or can be written as: 3000 + 100 + 40 + 2.

 

We have been identifying what values different digits have and have been showing them using icy pole sticks and MAB blocks.

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Can you name a ‘just right’ number for your child and ask them what values the digits within that number have?

Inquiry in 1/2A & M

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Posted by matta | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on February 19, 2016

1/2 A & M went walking around the school during Inquiry to look for things we can find in our school environment. Students went around with their iPads and took photos of living and non living things in our environment, as well as collect artefacts. Students then created posters, using an app called ‘Pic Collage’, of all the things we can find in our school environment.

MAB Creatures in 12A & M

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Posted by matta | Posted in Maths | Posted on February 19, 2016

MAB monsters in 1/2C and G!

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Posted by ivyc | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on February 19, 2016

Beware of the MAB monsters lurking in the 1/2C and G classrooms.

On Thursday we created monsters using pictures of M.A.B blocks, which we use in class to help us with our learning.

Once we made our monsters we used our knowledge of place value (hundreds, tens and units) to count how many blocks we used altogether to make our monster.

In Prep C, Louis made a monster that used the most blocks. His monster, Robee, was made of 195 blocks!!!

Ash’s monster, Bill, was made using the smallest number of blocks, 126.

Classification, Tallies and Graphs in 1/2ST

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Posted by reneetimion | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on February 18, 2016

Today some students of 1/2ST practised their skills when classifying objects, making tallies and showing their results as bar graphs. It was great to see students classifying their objects in original ways and justifying their reasons. Take a look!

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Fine Motor in 1/2ST

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Posted by reneetimion | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on February 16, 2016

This afternoon students in 1/2ST practised their fine motor skills. Fine motor skills are important for us to complete daily tasks like tying our shoelaces and of course helping us with our handwriting! Here are some of the fun things we did:

 

Data Collection in 1/2C and G

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Posted by gabg | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on February 16, 2016

In 1/2 C and 1/2G we have been working hard and learning more about our school environment every day. One of the Maths topics we are covering at the moment is data collection and graphing. Today during Maths we ventured out into our school environment to collect data about different things.

The 1/2C and 1/2G students chose items that they wanted to count on the North Oval. Then, while we were outside we practiced using tally marks, counting collections and skip counting. We looked at how many trees, classrooms, poles, birds, bugs, flowers and rocks we could find. Some students even chose to look for specific types of plants. It was so much fun!

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Inquiry in 1/2C and G

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Posted by gabg | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on February 12, 2016

This week during inquiry the students in 1/2C and 1/2G we have been learning about questions and the type of questions we can ask to get the most information. To help us become great at posing questions we have learnt about the difference between open and closed questions.

As our inquiry topic this term is ‘The Environment’ students were encouraged to think of any questions they had about our school environment. The students came up with some GREAT questions. We were lucky enough to have Ms Pearce and Marg visit us to answer some of these!

Ms Pearce and Marg were able to answer our questions and helped us problem solve how we could find out how old the school is, how many trees there are and how much the school cost to build- we can’t wait to get working on these and report back to them with our answers!

 

 

 

 

What are the chances?

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Posted by saratat | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on February 11, 2016

Is it possible that an alien could come down from out of space, cook you dinner and return to space without being seen by anyone but you?

1/2ST have been learning about probability.

We classified things as being possible (things that could happen) and impossible (things that could never happen).

Make up some things at home and ask your child if things could be possible or impossible, likely or unlikely. Are you certain or uncertain about your answers?

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