Wow! What a wonderful start to school for our wonderful new Prep students. They have explored their new learning environment, made new friends and toured the school! They’ve been building, making, reading, exploring, writing and engaging in dramatic play. Our preps have talked about the school values at SAEPS and attended their first whole school assembly. In the coming weeks, they will continue on their learning journey. In maths, they will be making patterns and counting to 10 and beyond. In reading, they will be learning about sentences, words and letters. In writing, they will be drawing pictures to show what they are thinking and having a go at writing letters they know or sounds they can hear. It’s been really exciting for the Prep teachers to have the chance to meet all the new students and their families, especially those new to SAEPS.
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On Wednesday 30th of August all the Preps went for our first excursion to Scienceworks. We had so much fun exploring all the different games and activities Scienceworks has. A particular favourite was the Nitty Gritty session where students played in a cafe; making all kinds of foods and drinks.
We were all super tired by the end of the day and some of us even had a sleep on the bus on the way home!
We can’t wait for our next excursion!!
All the preps have been having a great time enjoying Book Week. We had a visit to the Book Fair and students filled their wish lists with books they would love to read.
We also had our annual Book Week Parade on Thursday. It was fabulous to see all the students and teachers dressing up.
Thank you to parents for supporting our Book Fair and for coming along to our Parade.
In our Science Inquiry unit, we have been discovering what things are made of and what their properties are. We have been labeling things around our classroom and outside and found lots of different materials. We found out that our slide is made of plastic and it is smooth. We also discovered that our number 10 numicon is made of foam and is soft and bends.
We have been having so much fun thinking of describing words to talk about how objects feel.
On Thursday the 27th of July, we celebrated 100 days of Prep!! We had such a great time doing all our special activities to celebrate our achievement.
Here are some photo’s of our celebrations 🙂
As part of our Reading sessions, we meet with our Grade 5/6 buddies to do some reading once a week. They are a great help in ensuring all students get to read with a more experienced reader and they also assist with the students learning their coloured words.
Room 17 reads with Room 20 on Wednesday morning.
Room 19 reads with Room 16 on Monday after Recess.
All students love this experience and look forward to it every week!
From the Prep Teachers 🙂
On Monday 22nd of May, as a part of their Inquiry Unit, “Our Family History”, the Preps hosted a picnic for their families. The children bought lunch to share with their friends and enjoyed introducing their family members to everyone in their class.
Parents shared stories about their own experiences of school. Levi’s dad told everyone that when he went to school they had to create their own games because they didn’t have playgrounds. Lendl, Elena and Anh’s mothers went to school in Vietnam, and they told everyone that they went home for lunch and then had to go back to school until 5pm!
It was such a fun learning experience for the Prep students who have learnt many things about their family history and now have another great experience talk and write about.
Thank you Prep families for making the picnic such fun!!
Welcome to the Prep Blog! Throughout the year we will be posting information and pictures about things we are doing at school and in the classroom.
We look forward to sharing all of our great learning with you.
From the Prep teachers