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South West Sydney Region Blog Competition

Last updated 30 March 2012, 02:38 PM
Hi Orange All Stars,   This afternoon Nemaat, Ruqayya and I worked together to enter all of your blogs in the South West Sydney Region Blogging Competition.  This means that the judges will be looking at your blogs over the next week. ... Read more

Blogging All Stars!

Last updated 29 March 2012, 08:25 PM
The Orange All Stars have an interesting homework task this week - they need to write a post on their own blogs about what they are learning in our classroom.   I've been really impressed so far with what the children are sharing... ... Read more

Parent Post Term 1, Week 10

Last updated 26 March 2012, 06:42 PM
Hi Mums and Dads,   This week we are doing lots of counting in our classroom.  Our Orange All Stars are doing a fantastic job counting by twos, fives and tens.  Now it's time to move on to counting by threes and fours.   By... Read more

Instead of SAID

Last updated 26 March 2012, 10:15 AM
Bob Graham uses some interesting words when his characters are talking.    And then Mr Wintergarten kicked the ball... right back over the fence! "Good kick!" said Rose. "Thankyou," replied Mr Wintergarten. "Would... Read more

Our new pet needs a name!

Last updated 23 March 2012, 11:46 AM
Help us name our new class pet... vote in the poll below. We will announce his name on Friday, so come back and have a look at our blog then!   Click on this link to vote!   Update:  Voting has closed in... Read more

Harmony Day

Last updated 21 March 2012, 07:45 AM
Today we celebrated Harmony Day!  We did lots of fun stuff at school.  We wore orange because orange is the colour of Harmony Day.  We invited our mums and dads to come to school and help us make a kite to fly.  We all walked together over... Read more

Parent Post Term 1, Week 9

Last updated 19 March 2012, 07:33 PM
Hi Parents and Families,   As you know, this year is the National Year of Reading .  1/2 Orange are a class full of VERY enthusiastic readers and I know that a lot of this enthusiasm comes from your support at home.  You are all doing... Read more

Our class pet!

Last updated 16 March 2012, 08:22 PM
I picked up our class pet this afternoon.  I wonder if you can use the clues to work out what he is...   Our new class pet is very small.  He is bright blue.  He likes a warm, wet environment.  He is sometimes called... Read more


Last updated 16 March 2012, 01:45 PM
IPICK is a strategy that helps us to choose books that are a good fit.  We made a short video with a rhyme that helps us remember the IPICK strategy.   I - I choose, not you. I choose my book. P - Purpose, purpose, why do I read... Read more

Parent Post Term 1, Week 8

Last updated 15 March 2012, 07:45 AM
Hi Mums and Dads,   This week I'd like to share with you an Australian Government resource about Internet Safety.  As you know we enjoy Mrs Thompson in our classroom on Tuesday mornings for Technology Tuesday.  Your children have been... Read more

We're thinking of our friend Mariam

Last updated 14 March 2012, 12:30 PM
Mariam from K Purple is very sick at the moment.  She can't come to school because she is in hospital.  We are thinking of her at the moment and sending her lots of good thoughts.  We'd like her to get better soon and come back to school!! ... Read more

Let's Count by 4s!

Last updated 09 March 2012, 05:57 PM
You're all getting so good at counting by 3s, I thought I'd post the Counting by 4s song for you to listen to.  We are going to be learning about the 4-pattern and how to count by 4s next week.  Listen to the song, and see how far you can count... ... Read more

Sharing Stories

Last updated 09 March 2012, 12:06 PM
We shared a story with Lime Class from Fennell Bay Public School recently.  The Limies are a Kindergarten class and their teacher is Miss Howard's mum!  We read Teatime in Space for them and we showed them our counting by 3s song.  We're looking... Read more

Do you know what good readers do?

Last updated 06 March 2012, 06:09 PM
DEAR time is a special time with the Orange All Stars.  Today I was so impressed by the way all of the children were engaged with their books that I had to put my book down and grab my camera.   This is what DEAR time looks like in our... Read more

Our Class LiveBinder

Last updated 05 March 2012, 07:51 AM
Hi 1/2 Orange, The following LiveBinder has been made especially for you.  I have put in it the links we are using in the classroom and I will keep updating it as we find more.   This post will always be at the top of our blog so you can... Read more

Parent Post Term 1, Week 7

Last updated 05 March 2012, 07:43 AM
Wow!  Your little people really are All Star Learners.  Every student in 1/2 Orange is showing awesome potential and is really engaged in their learning.  They make me excited about coming to school every day.  Your support at home is... Read more

Good fit books.

Last updated 04 March 2012, 06:22 PM
I'm very impressed with that way that everyone in 1/2 Orange has been choosing books to read from our bookshelf, from the library and from home.  We are going to learn about the IPICK strategy to help us choose books that are a really good fit.  ... Read more

Keep on blogging!

Last updated 03 March 2012, 01:10 PM
Hi 1/2 Orange,   I'm so impressed with the way lots of you are working on your blogs.  You are starting to put some really interesting things on them.  I'm also proud of the way you are reading each other's blogs and commenting on what... Read more

Happy Birthday Dr Seuss!

Last updated 02 March 2012, 02:26 PM
Today is Dr Seuss' birthday.  We found out that his full name was Theodore Geisel Suess and that his three most famous books were The Cat in the Hat Green Eggs and Ham How the Grinch Stole Christmas   We learned this... Read more

Orange All Stars Well Wishes

Last updated 01 March 2012, 11:26 AM
Hi there everyone, It really makes me feel better to see you all writing your great posts. I don't like being at home because I love my school and all the great students and teachers at school. Tell me something that you are really enjoying today! It will... Read more

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