Wow,what an exciting afternoon we had today. The Channel 10 news crew came to Craigburn Primary to look at some of the great things our school does. They visited some classes, talked to the students and we were able to watch what happened on the news later that night.
Andy was the man in charge of the van that sent the live news feed back to Channel 10. He was very friendly and he was happy to show us his van and how the footage taken at Craigburn was sent back to the station.
We were able to go inside the van and look at the many buttons, phones and other interesting things that technicians need to present the news.
We were able to put on the headphones that the producers speak in to.
We were very fortunate to get the opportunity to speak with Andy and we send him a very big THANK YOU for spending time with us and allowing us to see how things work behind the scenes.
After Recess today it was time for Simultaneous Storytelling.
Many thanks to Oakleigh State School for providing this information about
why this time is so significant and the many benefits that this type of storytelling has:
“National Simultaneous Storytime is an important annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books. Now in its 13th successful year it is a colourful, vibrant and fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy using an Australian children’s book that explores age appropriate themes and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Years 1 to 6.
Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country.
By facilitating National Simultaneous Storytime we aim to;
promote the value of reading and literacy;
promote the value and fun of books;
promote an Australian writer and publisher;
promote storytime activities in libraries and
provide opportunities to involve parents, grandparents, the media and the wider community to participate in and enjoy the occasion.”
This year the wonderful book called ‘The Wrong Book’ by Nick Brand is the chosen story.
Together with Room 3 we read about the author, and discussed the story. We read the story together on Mrs. K’s i-Pad. It was such a funny story!
Were you able to read or listen to the story today?
We can’t wait until next year for another simultaneous storytelling!
Posted by mrsk | Posted in Maths | Posted on May 10, 2013
This term Mrs Nelson and Mrs K have worked together to prepare maths tasks that we rotate through each week. They are in line with the Australian National Curriculum. We have been put into four groups and each day we have a different task.
Here are the tasks we are doing this week.
It’s great fun! Everyone is kept busy and we are all engaged. You might notice that there are codes on some of our work. They are secret codes that Ann Baker has been helping us with. She is teaching us about Natural Maths. We use the codes to show our thinking.
Here is some of our work.
Sometimes we work with a partner and sometimes by ourselves.
At the end of the lesson we reflect on our work and share our learning.
We use AirServer which allows us to share our work from the i-Pads onto the whiteboard. A great App to do this is called ‘Explain Everything’. You take a photo on the i-Pad and you can then annotate with it and explain what you were thinking in your maths.
Do you enjoy Maths? What are you learning in Maths?
Posted by mrsk | Posted in Reading | Posted on May 5, 2013
Friday was a fun day for Room 4. We went shopping to collect books to put in our new book boxes. Friday is the day when we go shopping so that the books are ready for us to read on Monday. This is the first time we have ever done this. We have been practising Read to Self and Read to Someone but it has just been with our readers. Today we looked for Good Fit books to put in our boxes so that as we build our Stamina, we will have many more books to read. We have to make sure that we read our readers first and then we can pick from our book boxes. To begin with we read at our tables but as we get better we look forward to finding lots of interesting places to read by ourselves.
We also enjoyed reading with our reading partner and we have started to ask our partners questions about what they have read, so that we can check for understanding. We ask questions that start with:When,Why, What, Where, Who and How. As Year Ones, Mrs K is very pleased with the sorts of questions we are beginning to ask.
Mrs K will add more photos later as we continue to build our Stamina in reading.
Do you have book boxes? What sorts of books do you like to read?
Posted by mrsk | Posted in Show and Tell | Posted on February 24, 2013
This week our Show and Tell Topic was to make an acrostic poem using the letters in our name. What a lot of interesting words were chosen. Energetic, Active, Loving, Artistic were very popular. The children enjoyed sharing their work with the class and it was fun to hear the words that were chosen.
Wach this PictureTrail to see the great work we did. Many thanks for all the hard work in creating such interesting posters!
If you did an Acrostic poem, what words would you choose for your name?
Posted by mrsk | Posted in Maths | Posted on February 20, 2013
We have been practising how to write our numerals the right way round.For some of us that’s a bit tricky! Here is a lovely youtube clip that we used to help us. Perhaps you could practise writing your numerals at home as well.
Can you write your numerals correctly? Are there any that you have to think about which way they face?
Posted by mrsk | Posted in Room 4 News | Posted on February 3, 2013
Welcome to everyone visiting our blog. We are a class of new year ones and our teacher is Mrs. Kolenberg. There are 25 children in our class and we only started back at school from our holidays on Tuesday. Craigburn is a school in the foothills of Adelaide. We have lots of trees and are lucky enough to have many birds and koalas visiting.This term will be 11 weeks long. It’s summer right now. We are going to learn about keeping ourselves healthy as well as working together co-operatively. We are looking forward to working with Mrs. Nelson’s Year Ones this year.
Please visit our blog often to catch up with our learning.
Mrs. K has put together a video of our school so that you will know what our place of learning looks like.
Welcome to our classroom at Craigburn Primary School.
Our school is located in the southern foothills of Adelaide,
South Australia. There are about 5oo students R-7 at the
school. We are a class of Year One students. We are 6 and
7 years old. The students in room 4 love learning with their
teacher Mrs.Kolenberg. Our Blog is a place where we can
share our work and learning with our families and the
global community.Thankyou for visiting us. We would love
to get a comment from you.