Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Amazing Facts

We have begun inquiring into informational books in both our reading and writing workshops. One of the great things about informational books is that they teach us lots of stuff. The Blazing Scorpions sorted books into informational and fictional and then found some amazing facts in informational books last week. They decided they wanted to create an ebook to share these with family and friends at home.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Sports Day 2017

What a great day!!!! Watch and see the fun we had....

There are 2 slideshows and a couple of videos.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Kindergarten Community Day

What a great success. So many happy smiling faces. Thank you to all who cam and enjoyed our first Kindergarten community morning with us.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Teenage life stage

The Blazing Scorpions were extremely excited to have 4 ISM high schoolers visit us to answer our questions on what it is like to be a teenager. This inquiry was really insightful and helped us to write the teenage life stage in our book. We even got to have a race with them around the playground afterwards to really see how fast they are. 

Teenager Questions

Do all teenagers listen to weird music?
Do teenagers like dancing? Are you a good dancer?  
Do you have to raise your hand to talk in class?   

Do teenagers draw a lot?
Do teenagers do student council?
Do you sit at desks or on the carpet?

Why do teenagers take over the ES playground after school?
What is it like in high school?
What stuff do you like to play?
Do teenagers like video games?

Do you listen to smaller people?
Do teenagers get a job?
Do teenagers play a lot?

How do teenagers run so fast?
How are teenagers stronger?

Can teenagers do karate kick high?
Can teenagers do kendo?

Do teenagers get into fights?
Are teenagers allowed to go everywhere by themselves?

Do teenagers have a best friend? Do you have lots of friends?
How do teenagers make friends?
Do teenagers like to be sporty?

Do teenagers have after school activities?
Do you like your classrooms?
What do teenagers do for Filipiniana?

Do teenagers watch scary movies?
What do teenagers do in their free time?
What do teenagers like to eat?

What do you do in your free time?
How much do teenagers like to play?
What do teenagers do in class?

What are teenagers scared of?
What do you do at recess?
Are teenagers old enough to drink beer?

Do you do chores at home e.g. make your bed?
Do you still have the same classmates all the time?
Do you have morning meetings at school?

Do you play sports?
Do teenagers live by themselves?
How old are you when you move away from your parents?

What kind of exercise do teenagers like to do?
What is your favourite class at school?
What classes do teenagers have?

Do you have puppet shows in school?
What do you do in your classroom?

What kind of music do teenagers like?
Can a teenager jump high?
Why do some teenagers not smile a lot?

Do teenagers play tag?
What games do teenagers play?

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

100 days

Today was our celebration of 100 days in Kindergarten. We filled the day with lots of activities related to the number 100.

We created a crown that had 100 stamps on strips of paper. Each strip had 10 stamps and students counted in 10s to check they have 100 stamps

We completed a journal asking a variety of questions about the number 100.

We estimated how far 100 steps would be.

The Blazing Scorpions created pictures that showed what they think they will look like when they're 100 years old.

We hunted for 100 hidden jelly cups in the classroom. We then figured out how many each we could have - 5.

Puppet Shows

This week in Choice time a few Blazing Scorpions were interested in making puppet shows. They retold the 2 famous stories;

Goldilocks and the 3 bears.

The 3 little pigs

For the next performance the Blazing Scorpions made tickets and invited some of the Fire Dashers to come and watch. Seats were numbered and guests had to sit in the correct place.

The 3 Billy Goats Gruff