Our wonderful learners wondered about Earth and Space.
Thinking about what they are curious about and concerned about they created projects and activities to explore all the things that support life on Earth and Space.
Have a look at our learning.
We created a shared poppy flower art work for Remembrance Day.
Outdoor Classroom Day - Love the Outdoors!
Today we celebrated Outdoor Classroom Day by taking our learning outside. Learners participated in a variety of fun activities designed to inspire a love of the natural world.
Learners using the Ten Pin Bowling sets to reinforce Friends of Ten knowledge, addition and subtraction!
We wore our team colours to practice our kicking, throwing and catching skills. It was great to see so many sport teams represented. Students designed virtual sports tops too. Check out the incredible designs for future sport teams.
Learners have been exploring, describing, ordering, counting and exchanging Australian money. Magnificent Money!
We are excited to have this wonderful new addition to our Lalor Primary School garden. Thank you to the Sproutwell team for building this incredible greenhouse. Our students will have lots of fun watching seeds grow as they learn about healthy eating and taking care of the environment.
The past week at Lalor Primary School saw all students from P-6 given the opportunity to participate in Lalor's Got Talent. It was an opportunity for students to show off their BEST talents, and an opportunity for a much needed break from the sometimes monotonous cycle of remote learning.
RUOK Day, which focuses on mental health and well-being, also fell in the same week as Lalor's Got Talent. So, it got me thinking, am I doing enough to support my students' mental health? Am I doing enough to stay connected?
I used my Webex online time to have discussions with students around emotional health and general well-being, and I ensured I spoke to students about their individual talents. I also made sure I provided a personalised comment on the Wabisabizen, for each student regarding their talent post.
This is what happened:
Here's a little background for you...
One of my students decided to post a video where he made pizza from scratch. He called himself Chef Andrea and his post was a hit with teachers and students alike.
During our meetings I praised him about how fantastic his cooking skills were and I encouraged him to make another video, this time making my personal favourite - gnocchi. So, he did and he personalised the video, mentioning that he was making the video because Mrs. E wants to make gnocchi!
Well of course I needed to reply and thank him for the instructional video.
AND of course I had to use Chef Andrea's instructions to actually make the gnocchi!
It's wonderful that I am able to maintain a special connection with my students despite not having face-to -face contact. Wabisabizen has been an invaluable tool that, combined with online meetings, has facilitated engagement and enabled me to maintain connection with my students during remote learning.
Year 1/2 students have been inquiring about amazing Australia. They have discovered lots of information about special places and animals that are unique to our amazing country.
Whilst working remotely teachers in 1/2 have encouraged flipped learning by filming skill lessons, games & activities and communicating to students that these resources can and should to be accessed prior to online meetings. This has been particularly helpful in Numeracy to support the visual nature of the concepts taught and to encourage Multiple Exposures to learning material. The examples below are some prepared by our teachers and used in Term 3, 2020.