Carn the Bombers

Today the children had their footy sausage sizzle. The sausages and hamburgers went down a treat and it was great to see the children decked out in their footy colours.

The most popular team in our grades was the Essendon Bombers, with 10 supports including Mrs Hollands. They were followed closely by Richmond and Hawthorn with 6 supporters each. North Melbourne had 5 supports in Grade one as well as Miss Hunichen. Carlton, Collingwood and Geelong were all popular with 4 supporters each. Western Bulldogs had only a small following with 2 supporters. At the bottom of the ladder was Port Adelaide and St Kilda with one supporter. Many of the interstate teams were unsupported as was Melbourne Demons.

What team do you follow?

Why do you follow that team?

Who is your favourite player?

Meet Grade 1 at Banksia Beach

Yesterday we looked at Mrs Thorburns class blog. She teaches Grade 1 at Banksia Beach State School in Brisbane. You can look at her blog by clicking on the link below or by looking on the side bar under ‘Schools around the World’.

The children really enjoyed looking at the photos of their classroom and talking about the things that were the same and different. You can show your parents the photos by visiting this part of the blog.

We also looked at a photo of Mrs Thorburn in grade 1 and a photo of her now. Over the holidays we will be adding our own teacher photos to our blog. Check the ‘About the Teachers’ tab at the top of the home page.

The children then worked on writing a comment to Mrs Thorburn and her class. They have been learning about writing quality comments and are now able to tell information and ask questions to gain information. 

You can read some of the comments below.

Dear Mrs Thorburn and Grade 1C, I liked your blog. We have the alphabet on our placemats at our tables. Have you got a canteen? What is your favourite colour? Our teachers both like pink. Do you have assembly? We go on Monday afternoon. Miss Hunichen has a favourite flower, it is a rose. We saw you when you were a little girl.

From Grace D

Dear Mrs Thorburn and 1C, I liked your blog. Why do you like the Broncos? Our teachers both like the colour pink. Do you go to Pe, Music and Art. I saw that you have no computers in your photos.

From Jesse

Dear Mrs Thorburn and Grade 1C, We looked at your blog. We don’t have a smart board or lockers under our tables, but we have a projector board and lockers in trolleys. We saw when you were a little girl. What is your favourite colour. Miss Hunichen’s favourite colour is pink.

From Mikayla

Dear Mrs Thorburn and 1C, I visited your blog and I saw your smart board. We don’t have one, instead we have a data projector. Grade 1B and 1C made pancakes on Pancake Tuesday, I wonder if you did? I saw your class had lockers under their tables, ours are in a trolley.

From Nicky

Dear Mrs Thorburn and Grade 1C. I liked your classroom blog. I think your classroom is gorgeous. Do you give out certificates? Do you do PE, music, art, computer or library? We have the 100 words just like you. Our teachers had to wear uniforms when they were in grade 1.

From Jamie

To Mrs Thorburn and 1C, I’m writing about when you were little. When our teachers were little they had to wear a uniform. Do you go to PE, Art, music, library or computers. Do you go to assembly? We go to assembly on Monday and we sing Advance Australia Fair. In our classroom our letters and numbers are the same as yours. We loved looking at you blog. We hope you visit our blog.

From Sarah R

 Dear Mrs Thorburn and 1C, we looked at your blog. We have a warning chart just like yours. We also have the Magic 100 words. Do you have reading tubs like we do? My teachers favourite colour is pink, what’s yours? My teachers favourite season is Summer, I can see yours is Spring.

From Olivia H

Dear Mrs Thorburn and 1C, we looked at your blog and I thought your blog looked good. Our classroom has a middle room, does yours? We have a name card on our table with the alphabet on it. Do you go to PE or Art? We go to assembly on MOnday and sing Advance Australia Fair.

From Sam

Below is a photo showing the teachers favourite things. 




What things do the teachers have in common

and what is different?

I would walk 500 miles….

On Friday all of the grade ones went to Jackson’s Creek. We went there because we needed to learn about pollution. We did fun things like finding bugs in the creek. To get the bugs we needed a net and a magnifying glass. We drew the creek and we went on a treasure hunt in the Botanical Gardens. I found everything. The we went back to have lunch. After that we had a play on the playground. Then we went back to school and had a rest. Then the bell went and we all went home. I was tired.

By Elise in 1C

On Friday grade ones walked past Ross Watt Reserve, past the old people’s house and under the freeway. Under the freeway there was some graffiti. Then we went down the hill, past the building site, past the petrol station and into Sankey Reserve where they do Auskick. When we got to the park we had brain food. My favourite activity was fishing.

By Thomas in 1C

On Friday we went for a walk to Gisborne. My mum came too and we had a treasure hunt. We walked past the freeway and we saw graffiti. We drew a piture of the creek. We got to fish with a net and a magnifying glass. We also did some bin spotting. I felt happy.

By Tamiah in 1B

On Friday all of the grade ones went to Gisborne. Some of the activities we did were bin spotto, pond dipping, man made and natural, a treasure hunt and our view of the creek. In pond dipping I caught a water bug. It looked like a stick insect. My favourite activity was pond dipping. When we had our lunch we played on the equipment. When we walked back we walked with the parents. Some of the parents were my mum, Ethan’s mum and Jesse’s mum.

By Austin in 1B

On Friday all of the grade ones walked to Gisborne to see Jackson’s Creek. We did Bin Spotto, we had to put a ‘x’ where we thought a bin should be and a ‘b’ where a bin was. We also did a treasure hunt, found bugs, drew our view of the creek, looked for man made and natural things and went pond dipping. We went past the petrol station and the Auskick oval. We went under the bridge and I saw a can and a drink bottle. I liked playing on the play equipment and doing the treasure hunt. It was a long walk down to Jackson’s Creek.

By Mia in 1B

What was the best part of the excursion?

Smartie Maths

Last week the children in Grade 1 learnt how to create a graph.

On Monday the children were given a packet of Smarties each.  

We had to count all the Smarties, then count the number of  Smarties in each colour and graph that information.

Some people had no Smarties of a certain colour. Some people’s graphs were very even and some graphs had lots of colours. The number of Smarties in each box also varied quite a bit too!

After we had coloured our graph and recorded the information we were able to eat the Smarties. That was the best part and the lesson.

Afterwards we recorded all the individual graphs onto a whole class graph. There were alot of Smarties altogether, 292 in fact! Our whole class graph showed that blue was the most popular colour with 60 blue Smarties. We had the least purple Smarties with only 24.


What is your favourite colour Smartie?

Do you remember what colour Smartie you had the most of?

Reading a Graph

Last week the children in Grade 1B and 1C learnt lots about graphing.

They learnt how to create a graph by knowing what each axis should show, they also learnt how to interpret information shown on a graph.

We graphed all sorts of different things from eye colour and hair colour to Smartie colours and jelly bean colours.

We also graphed the characters on the back of the Smarties packets.

















Have a look at our 3 graphs above and

leave a comment telling us what the graphs show!