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Reusing our plastic bottles!

Today in the classroom we spent a session ‘reusing’ plastic bottles from home and turned them into something else for our inquiry unit on the 4Rs. We were lucky enough to share this session with 2B who came and joined us in our room. Among the new creations there were pencil holders, fairy houses, trucks,…
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Our Inquiry project

Our inquiry topic this term is the 4Rs; Reduce, Reuse, Refuse and Recycle. The students have been brainstorming and discussing what things they can reduce, reuse, refuse and recycle at both school and home. The students have been given a survey to complete at home, which asks them to explore about how things around the house are recycled, who takes out the rubbish, what sorts of compost and rubbish routines are implemented in your homes among other questions. Please help them to fill these surveys out! We love to have you involved and discussing these things with your children.

We have also asked the students to collect and bring to school a clean milk, or plastic bottle from home as we will be ‘reusing’ them and turning them into something else the students can use. We have discussed with the students different things they could bring, some of which could include:

plastic milk bottles, soft drink bottles, plastic margarine containers or large yoghurt containers.

As long as they bring something that they can decorate that is a fairly medium size they can use will be fine. We have also asked the students to collect anything extra they can also bring from home to ‘reuse’ as a decoration for their project. Any help you can give them to collect these things would be great. We will be making their new creations on Tuesday next week.

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Class Timetable

If you would like to double check our classroom timetable, it is listed below:

Monday: 2:20pm Performing Arts

Tuesday: 11:30am Computer and Guitar (for students who are enrolled), 12:00pm Keyboard (for students who are enrolled), 12:30pm Library

Thursday: 11:30am P.E., 12:30pm Visual Arts

Friday: 3:00pm Assembly

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Welcome to 2D!

Welcome to 2D at New Gisborne Primary! Already we are now into week 4 and we have been super busy. Our first week back of term 1 involved us working through our Positive Start Program. The children revisited the school values of respect and integrity and discussed how we can incorporate these into our classroom. We finished our Positive Start Week with a whole school picnic in which families were able to visit our classroom and share lunch with the children.

We have also just finished two weeks of swimming! The children really enjoyed spending each afternoon learning new swimming techniques and even participated in a swimming safety lesson. They finished with a fun final session full of exciting swimming games!

Now that swimming is over we have begun to settle into our reading, writing and numeracy routines. We are looking forward to learning lots of new things together this year as well as having a lot of fun along the way!