Monthly Archives: October 2014

We are having a visitor…and you’re invited!!

We are very excited to be hosting an author visit next Friday afternoon for the 1/2s and the Super Preps!! You will have received the following note today when your child came home. Please ensure you check the times CLOSELY … Continue reading

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Read! Read! Read!

We have made great progress in the development of our reading skills in Prep and we hope that this is an activity that we can continue to enjoy together. Below are some refresher tips to keep in mind when reading … Continue reading

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With Heartfelt Thanks…

Recently, you, the parent community, have been demonstrating your generosity time and time again. In this last semester alone, many requests have been made upon you and your families for donations.These requests have ranged from obscure items such as tea, … Continue reading

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Visible Learning

In Prep we are working towards becoming Visible Learners. Visible Learners can talk about how they are learning and the strategies they are using. They can articulate their next learning steps, being able to describe and discuss progress. Visible learners … Continue reading

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Sock it to Poverty!

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Blow Up a Balloon

This week the Preps investigated cause and effect using yeast. We had a big chat about how yeast makes bread rise and that there are ‘holes’ in bread. Then we recorded what we observed with our balloon experiment. Here are … Continue reading

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Fun with Science

This term the Preps have continued their focus on scientific writing. We have made predictions, conducted experiments and recorded our results. In Week 1 we investigated mixing oil and water. We discovered that oil and water do not mix. The … Continue reading

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Meet Mr Murphy!!!

Some of you may have already noticed a new addition to our prep area, his name is Mr Liam Murphy and we are welcoming him for 20 teaching days from La Trobe University. Mr Murphy is studying a Masters of … Continue reading

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Discovery Walk News

This week during our Discovery Walks the Preps have been “Scavenger Hunting” and investigating, (our voracious word for the week) outside. When giving feedback the Preps suggested that the activity was very exciting and they enjoyed being detectives. As a … Continue reading

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Praise and Feedback- A Study on Praise and Mindsets

As you all know, we are working on developing the concept of giving and receiving effective feedback with St Mark’s children, to assist them as they continue their learning journey throughout the school, but more importantly, beyond their school life … Continue reading

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