Thursday, 27 August 2015

More book week photos

Little Miss Princess was very impressed at all the wonderful costumes for our book parade. 
Awesome work Year 1! 

Peter Pan

Inaburra Schools production of Peter Pan is coming up. 
Flyers were sent home this afternoon (apologies 1E's were forgotten and will be sent home on Monday) 
Bookings can be made online at try bookings. 

Book Week Characters

Just a few photos of the fabulous Book Characters that arrived in 1L today. 
You all looked amazing. Little Miss Hugs was very proud of you all!

As you may have already heard, Inaburra Junior School is participating in Operation Christmas Child Appeal this year. This is an opportunity for students to assist other children in the world who are less fortunate then themselves.
The students are very excited about this and are eager to get stated. A note is available on the Parent Portal with further information.
Each student will receive a note detailing one type of item that they have been asked to contribute. This may be something to wear, something to play with, or something to love, just to name a few.
As students bring in these item to school, each class with be filling shoe sized boxes which can then be distributed to other children in countries around the world.
Please include a $2 donation with your item as the cost of sending each box is $9 and a donation of $2 per child will cover this.
Families may also wish to complete an entire box themselves and we are able to supply you with the box and necessary paperwork. Please let your class teacher know if you wish to have a box sent home.
All items need to be brought to school before the end of the term.
Thank you in advance for your participation and generosity.



Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Working Hard

Year 1 has been working very hard on their Transport Systems unit this term. We have even used this topic to inspire our art and craft activities. Here are just some of the amazing examples of what the students have created.
We have made a boat scene by ripping paper to create the effect of waves. Our Hot Air balloons use a 3D effect to look like they are floating in the air. We used printing with small pieces of cardboard to make our train tracks and we painted onto glad wrap and pressed paper on top of it to make a print of a type of road transport. 
Year 1 has been very creative. 


Sunday, 16 August 2015

The Land of a Thousand Rainbows - Entry Event

This morning Stage 1 was introduced via video link to the Honourable Mayor of the Land of a Thousand Rainbows - Mayor Dimplewink. He presented to us a problem and asked if we were able to help solve it.

The Problem: The Land of a Thousand Rainbows is a vast and beautiful land; however, it is a land without transport systems. Recently the Mayor travelled to be a guest of the Mayor of Sydney City. He discovered that Sydney has an amazing array of ways to get around and desired to bring back these ideas to create an environmentally sustainable transport system for his island.

Mission: Students are to create in teams a model using maker methodologies (boxes, paper, lego ect) or a design using Minecraft. Students will have four weeks to complete this to be completed before a gallery walk and team presentation to the Mayor and parents.


Library News

Reading Challenges
The Premiers Reading Challenge (K-6) should be completed online by the end of next week -
21st August (11.59pm) for students. If you are having any difficulties with entering online please contact me before this date at chisholmj@inaburra.nsw.edu.au

The Inaburra Reading Challenge (3-6 only) also finishes on Friday 21st August. All booklets should be handed into the library by this date.

BOOK WEEK ASSEMBLY
Friday August 28
Dress up as your favourite book Character
Parents Welcome

Information on Parent portal

For your Diary

During week 6 there are a few events which will Year 1 will be involved in.
On Wednesday 19th August, the Junior School will be participating in Dairy Day. This is to continue the work with Mooriel Picowasso and raising awareness of the required amount of dairy that should be included in a balanced diet.
Due to the kind donations of Mrs Conradt (Inaburra School mother) students will be able to share in chocolate milk, yoghurt and cheese cubes for a gold coin donation.




Friday 21st August is Year 1 Cake Day. Please send in a small number (12) of baked goods such as cupcakes, cookies, etc that can be sold by the Year 1 students on the day. Please ensure that none of your baked donations contain nuts of any kind.

If you wish to have your container returned to you at the end of the day, please have both the base and lid clearly labelled.

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

LIBRARY NEWS

Reading Challenges
The Premiers Reading Challenge (K-6) should be completed online by the end of next week -
21st August (11.59pm) for students. If you are having any difficulties with entering online please contact Ms Chisolm before this date at chisholmj@inaburra.nsw.edu.au 
The Inaburra Reading Challenge (3-6 only) also finishes on Friday 21st August. All booklets should be handed into the library by this date.

BOOK WEEK 
The Junior School celebrates CBCA Book Week during term 3. This year is the 70th anniversary of the Children’s Book Council. In official Book Week (August 22-28) there will be a special Book Week Assembly.  All K-6 students are invited to come dressed as a character from a book they enjoy. Parents are invited to come along and watch our K-6 Book Character Parade during the Book Week Assembly in the PAC on Friday 28 August at 11am.

A note with more information will be uploaded to the parent portal and should be distributed home shortly.  For more library news check out the blog  at http://mschizslibrary.blogspot.com.au/ 

Monday, 10 August 2015

Will it float?

Today Year 1 worked together to further explore the concept of push and pull with water. We looked at things that float and things that sink and why this happens. It was lots of fun.

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Violin lessons week 5

Just a reminder that there will be no violin lessons on either Tuesday or Friday this as Mrs Dimitrovska will be away at a music festival.

Cello lessons will continue as normal on Wednesday.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Grandparents Day

Year 1 were very excited to welcome their special visitors to our room. They were very proud to show them all the fantastic work they have been doing.