This morning we settled in with Come Read with Me
Then 1SA headed straight to the hall with our big buddies to practise our assembly which is this Friday (normal school uniform to be worn).
Our buddy assembly is THEMED – Past, Present and Future. A concept that we have begun to explore in 1SA / 1EN. The children worked with their older buddies to come up with ideas and learning around this theme. They worked together to produce something and are presenting this on Friday. The teachers took a back seat and the older students guided and supported the younger children. This has been a great learning opportunity for all involved. Some of our children made props, were involved in iMovies and other have speaking parts. All are involved in different ways.
After recess we continued our Information text inquiry. Today we started to create our own information texts. We chose something that we are experts about that we could teach others about.
Ruby – “Mindcraft”
Saara – “Fishfarm”
Vanessa – “babies”
Meklet – “Teachers”
We focussed on the FRONT COVER and CONTENTS page
Our front cover needed:
- A title
- The author (our name)
- A big coloured picture of the subject
Contents page tells us what we are going to learn about. We chose 4 main things to talk about.
Science – We continued our science inquiry around things that change and what makes them change. (1EN looked at this yesterday while we were practising assembly)
Students were given a corn kernel …….. “can you tell me about what is in your hand” (Mrs Smith)
vi “it’s popcorn”
…… ok so I can eat it?
vi ” no, put it in the microwave, it will turn into popcorn”
Kaisha “it’s corn, it’s called popcorn because it pops and it’s corn”
Meklet – “popcorn seed”
Felix – “it’s popcorn because when you put it in the microwave it starts popping”
Blake – “it’s a baby seed for a corn”
Indi “its frozen corn”
Yatin “seed of popcorn, popcorn machine it will make it pop.”
Ruby “my mum and me made popcorn, you get a seed, its out of corn, put it in a popcorn machine and it pops.
Mrs Smith “What makes it change / pop in the microwave or popcorn machine?”
Rowena “the heat makes it bigger and bigger until it pops”
We put the corn kernels into the machine and turned it on, we waited and watched in great excitement. The children collected some popcorn and recorded their discoveries.
Nina: “You put the seed in the machine, it pops out as popcorn”
Alphonsa: “we made popcorn, first it starts as a seed you use a popcorn machine or microwave, after a while the heat makes the seed into popcorn.”
Gurnoor “popcorn, first you put the machine on, then it is small, medium, large. The popcorn gets bigger and bigger and hotter”
Ruby: “the popcorn be’s a seed and after it goes in the popcorn blender and after it turns to popcorn, you have it for movies and latitude. the machine makes it really steamy hot.”
Blake ” you get the seed and put it in the popcorn machine, it pop pop pop pops, in a bowl., then you can eat it.”