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Date:

20/05/16

Happy To Be Me!!!

This afternoon the Preps were SO lucky to have Carp Productions visit the school and perform their amazing show – Happy To Be Me. Performed by Caroline (Nicky DeKourte’s mum) and Phillip, the Preps were enthralled for 45 minutes as we explored the idea that everyone is good at SOMETHING! We learnt that we should […]

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Date:

15/05/16

Learning about Shape

We’ve been exploring shape with geoboards, problem solving activities and during SMILe. We use the language of ‘sides’ and ‘corners’ to describe shapes and we have been learning to name squares, triangles, rectangles, hexagons, trapeziums, rhombuses. Here we are in action!  

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Date:

22/04/16

Rocket Ship PS10100

Yesterday in SMILe many of us in Prep S chose to focus our investigations on space and the newly named PS10100 rocket ship! We voted to decide on the name and then talked about how big the number 10100 is (very very very big!). With a new name comes the need for new signs and we took […]

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Date:

11/04/16

What a start to Term 2!

WOW! We loved arriving at school today after a wonderful break to see a lot of exciting changes inside the Manabi building! We started the day discussing the importance of looking after our learning environment before moving into Self Motivated Investigative Learning (SMILe). SMILe time was rich with learning as we explored space stations and […]

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Date:

10/03/16

Reading at Home

We can’t wait to read with our families at home and share the reading strategies we’ve been learning in Prep! We start by looking at the pictures for clues and looking at the words from left to right. When reading words we try to sound out the first letter, and point to each word as we […]

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Date:

04/03/16

Playing with Patterns!

This week in Prep we have been talking about what makes a pattern. We discovered patterns go over and over again and some of us are calling this ‘repeating’! Playing with patterns has involved copying, continuing and creating patterns with colourful teddies, unifix cubes, shapes, sounds and movement. We even made patterns out of people! […]

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Date:

04/03/16

Starting the day with a SMILë

In Prep we start the day with SMILë (Self Motivated Investigative Lëarning). We start by talking about the learning that is happening during the week and our focus children discuss what they might investigate. Then we have independence to move around the Manabi building’s learning environment and follow our interests. The doctor’s surgery and St […]

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Date:

03/02/16

Welcome to the Preps Blog

Wow! What a wonderful start to school for our marvellous new Preps. We’ve had two action packed days in the Manabi centre, where a lot of fun has been had by all. We’ve explored our new learning environment, met new friends, toured the school and even visited Ms. Higgins in her office! It’s been really […]

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