This term, we have been writing up some of the many questions that the Preps ask us about the world. Every Friday we have began to answer some of these questions by doing an activity around one of the questions. Last Friday we answered Chloe R’s delicious question of ‘How is chocolate made?’. We spoke about the cocoa bean and ways they adjust the ingredients to make the three types of chocolate (white, milk and dark). We then gave them a small piece of each kind to help them to taste the difference.
Can you think of which one they disliked the most?
Preps have been having fun learning some basic coding with our Bee Bots. To help us learn about 3D shapes and positional/directional language we made some 3D houses using shape nets and gave the put the codes into the Bee Bot to direct them around our Bee Bot City. The kids had so much fun and we only destroyed our city a couple of times!!
Prep’s Big Day Out
We had such a fantastic day adventuring out in our community and visiting some very special places in Frankston. We first went to Frankston Foreshore and walked down the boardwalk to look at the city skyline and coastal vegetation. We then walked back via the beach and saw some interesting things washed up on the shore. We spoke about low and high tides and ways we can keep our beaches clean.
We then went to visit our local playground, Ballam Park. The preps loved playing on the different playgrounds and were incredibly polite and considerate to members of the public. The students even got to have a go on the flying fox!
Finally we visited the gorgeous George Pentland Botanical Gardens. We took a sensory walk around the gardens and used our senses to take in the environment. We listened to the birds and smelt the eucalyptus trees as we looked at some amazing native plants.
We were so proud of how good the preps were all day and how well they represented our school. They walked a long way and they didn’t complain once. What a great first excursion for them all.
Today we went to visited Shaxton Circle. As we are currently learning about our term topic of ‘Places in our Community”, the preps learnt about the various ways Shaxton Circle is special to us. We learnt about all the amazing wildlife that lives there and also ways in which we can keep it special. The preps were very good at understanding why we musn’t feed the ducks bread and why we shouldn’t litter in our environment. The preps behaved so beautifully on this little excursion and we were so proud of how well they represented our school.
Three Billy Goats Gruff
This week we are learning about the Three Billy Goats Gruff. The students had been practising retelling this story using their puppets they made (as featured in the first photo of the video). As a fun way of remembering the story we decided to act out the story in our playground. We had so much fun creating this movie and hope you enjoy it! Well done to our stars of the movie- Chloe Free, Lucas Longley, Kayla Scully and Ollie Lond. 🙂
Three Billy Goats Gruff from KingsleyParkPS on Vimeo.
Making Cookies for our Grandparents
In the lead up to Grandparents Day, the Preps wanted to make something nice to give to their grandparents when they visited. We decided to make some special Chocolate Chip Cookies that were made from Mrs Cox’s great grandmother’s recipe.
We wrote up a simple recipe for the Preps to follow and asked them to read out each step and ingredient as we made our cookies. They then helped the teachers to measure and mix the ingredients to make a delicious cookie dough (they even got to eat a cheeky chocolate chip). We had such fun making them and the students really enjoyed giving them to their grandparents on the day.
On Friday the 10th of August, we celebrated Grandparents Day in Prep. We invited all of our special grandparents and some other special family members to enjoy a morning in the classroom with the Preps. We read a story, did a dance, made a special fish craft, completed a ‘Grandparent interview’ and even gave them an “encore” of our dinosaur production item. If you would like to see what they made, they are displayed now in the Prep classrooms.
The Preps and teachers loved having them in for the morning and hope to see them around the school again soon.
Please let us know if you’d like a digital copy of your grandparents photo and bring in a USB to class. 🙂
This term, we are beginning to explore more Non- Fiction books. The Preps are beginning to learn the differences between non-fiction and fiction texts by discussing the different features in each. Previously we explored the Non-fiction book of ‘Fossil Facts’. Abbie thought it would be great to bring in some REAL fossils to show the Preps and bring our book to life. Thank you Abbie for bringing in these special fossils.