Welcome to Prep!
Our 2017 Prep team:
Fun with Robots
As part of our Science Day last week we learnt how to program a ‘beebot’. We learnt how to program a series of instructions into the beebot. This made an algorithm that would send the robot where we wanted it to go.
This week we went to the hall to watch a performance by Taikoz, a group who were playing Japanese drums and instruments. It was very loud and exciting and we all enjoyed joining in with the different chants and rhythms.
We Are Scientists!
During this term we have been exploring the world around us through science. We have done science experiments in our classrooms and have been learning how to make predictions, record results and make observations. We also had a visit from Professor Bunsen who demonstrated many exciting chemical changes and all the different reactions that can happen when energy moves.
The Teddy Bear’s Picnic
In week 6 we had a ‘Teddy Bear’s Picnic’ where the children ate their snack outside with their special teddy bears. We had lots of fun organising and sorting our toys in different ways and sharing why they were special to us.
Learning some new dice games
We have been learning some new dice games in Prep and practicing working and playing with a partner – taking it in turns, sharing equipment, setting up our games and packing away. We have recently learnt how to play ‘Get out of my house’. When we are playing dice games in Prep we always ‘roll for our partner’ and have special ways of rolling to keep the dice under control such as rolling ‘into the cave’.
What dice games do you like to play at home? Maybe you would like to show someone in your family how to play ‘Get Out Of My House!’
Some Great Magic Word Ideas for the Holidays
Below are some great ideas to help practise the Magic Words over the break (click on the link to download):
All the bingo sets have flashcards as well that can be printed out to call out words or play games such as memory, snap and tic tac toe.