Category Archives: Special Events

Last days of school 2012-13

Pool Party!

Pool Party!

Happy Birthday Pammy!

Happy Birthday Pammy!

Happy 7th Birthday Oliver!

Happy 7th Birthday Oliver!

The boys chilling out by the pool.

The boys chilling out by the pool.

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Pool Party!

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Dear parents,

Grade 1 will have our end of year pool party at school tomorrow. Let’s all hope for nice weather from 11:30-12:30!

Please have your child bring their swim suits and a towel to school for Thursday 13th June. They may also bring their favorite pool toy (beach ball, floaties, water wings, tube, etc).

You are welcome to send some kind of snack for your child to share. We will be having two birthday celebrations tomorrow for Pammy and Oliver so we already have plenty of cake. Savory items and any other finger food would be wonderful additions to our picnic.

Report cards will be handed out either tomorrow or Friday. Students will also receive their Portfolio and a folder of art projects.

Here’s to a fun final two days of school this year!

Ms Angela

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Grade 1’s door display

schoolHere is our door display for I Love to Read Week. Ms Angela read (a slightly adapted version of ) “Bad Jelly the Witch” by Spike Milligan to the class, and the students drew characters from the book.

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school 012Grade 1 loved this book. It is one of the silliest stories we have ever heard, and they made great use of their imaginations when illustrating the characters.

 

 

 

Mae Jo Baan Din

Wow, what a fantastic day we had! I am so sorry to those of you that were affected by us being so late back. In future for this field trip I think it would be better actually staying overnight at the farm to have the full adobe home and organic farming experience without time restrictions. Unfortunately we completely underestimated the travel time there and back on our big bus. Tomorrow’s trip is much closer to school, so it won’t be a problem. We will be back here by 12:15pm. I apologize for any inconvenience.

Here are some photos of us making the adobe bricks out of mud, water and rice husks.

Believe it or not it is not my intention to get your children as dirty as humanly possible for all our field trips - it just happens! Here we are actually mixing the brick mortar with our feet.

Believe it or not it is not my intention to get your children as dirty as humanly possible for all our field trips – it just happens! Here we are actually mixing the brick mortar with our feet.

Tonnam and Noa are placing the freshly mixed mud into the brick molds.

Tonnam and Noa are placing the freshly mixed mud into the brick molds.

Yuji wanted to do the job professionally using a shovel

Yuji wanted to do the job professionally using a shovel

I'm sure Bin-Bin has done this before, she worked like an expert.

I’m sure Bin-Bin has done this before, she worked like an expert.

Oliver and Andy preferred to fill the bucket and dump it

Oliver and Andy preferred to fill the bucket and dump it

After a while the molds were full and ready to move

After a while the molds were full and ready to move

Yay! All our bricks need to do now is dry in the sun for about a week and they're ready to use for building.

Yay! All our bricks need to do now is dry in the sun for about a week and they’re ready to use for building.

I’ll post more photos later of what some of the adobe homes look like when they are completed. We really enjoyed looking around after our delicious organic lunch at the farm.

Kind regards,

Angela

World Math Day results for APIS

Congratulations for excellent math fact recall! There was a lot of pressure to answer questions very fast during the competition. Most Grade 1 students got about an hour of computer time to play on the day.

Here are the results for the top scoring participants from our school for the World Math Day competition held on Wednesday 6th March.

WMD Hall of Fame completeI believe the scores are taken from the number of correct answers in the first 50 games played on the day (10 games at level 1, 10 at level 2, … through to level 5).  I should be able to print out certificates for you all next week.

Well done everybody! I hope you enjoyed taking part in this world event.

(Please note the above is only for APIS students in the 4-7 year old age group).

Kind  regards,

Ms Angela

World Math Day

Dear students and parents,

Practice for World Math Day has begun! Your children each have a unique username and password pasted into their student planner so they can log into the World Education Games site and practice anytime!

You can type either www.worldmathday.com or www.worldeducationgames.com into your internet browser. Then you will see this screen:

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Click the ‘Login’ button in the top right corner.

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Type in your username and password. Click ‘login’ again.

Now you can click on your ‘avatar’ to change your appearance, or choose a level to start a new practice game! You play in real-time against other children from around the world in your age group (4-7 years).

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I suggest you start at Level 1, and once you’ve played ten or more games at that level you can choose if you want to stay there or move to the next level. It’s up to you! Careful though – 3 strikes and you’re out of the game, so type carefully.

All games played prior to Wednesday 6th March are considered practice games. Games played on Wednesday 6th March are counted towards total points for our school, and there is the possibility of prizes. I believe only the first 10 games at each of the five levels count on the day. Please read the ‘Rules’ on the site if you want to know more. Certificates of Participation will be issued to anyone who completes at least one game on the official World Math Day.

Playing on the World Education Games site is so fun and addictive! Not to mention great for basic math fact recall. Practice makes perfect.

Please play a few games at home when you can between now and the end of the week. I will check your progress!

PS: Your sign in details will also work for World Spelling Day and World Science Day, however that is not a focus for our class, so it’s up to you if you want to try those.

Kind regards,

Ms Angela

 

Rice Farm and Buffalo Village

Friday 8th February 2013

Here we all are at the Rice Farm and Buffalo Village!

Here we all are at the Rice Farm and Buffalo Village!

Please see our Pictures page to see a new gallery with a whole bunch of photos of our day! See our Unit of Inquiry 4 page for more details about rice processing and what we have been learning about for From Field to Table.

Noa & Naomi riding a water buffalo

Noa & Naomi riding a water buffalo

Those that want to take turns plowing the rice field behind the buffalo.

Those that want to take turns plowing the rice field behind the buffalo.

International Day 2013

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The boys strutting their stuff on the stage while performing the haka for New Zealand. They did well as it ended up being very late by the time it was their turn.

Thank you families, for attending our International Fair last week. It was a lovely evening of fabulous food, entertainment and games. I hope you and your children all enjoyed yourselves, I know I did! A huge thank you to all parents that contributed with time, effort, performances and setting up. It is what makes this day one of the highlights of our school year!

If you have photos of the event, the school would love to have copies of your pictures! If you have any of Grade 1 students you would like me to upload here, please email me.

What is Valentine’s Day?

What do you think Valentine’s Day is about?

Please post a comment below (as your homework for this week).

PS: We had an AMAZING field trip to the Rice Farm and Buffalo Village today. Photos were taken with my camera not my phone,  so I need to upload them from home. Stay tuned to this site!

Six White Boomers

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