What a fantastic start to our school year we have had in the Acacia Community! During this term we have learnt many new skills and concepts. The Preps have settled into our school routines and are enjoying their time at school.
We have explored numbers through hands on tasks such as making collections with various materials, practising counting using body movements and using number lines and finding numbers that come before and after. Some students have begun comparing collections and identifying which collection has more or less.
Students worked on correct letter formation each day and enjoy using these skills when writing about their Discovery Learning experiences, such as making fairy bread and visiting the sandpit. Students have also learnt lots of new letters through fun targeted activities and are enjoying reading big books together
We had a very busy Term 2. The Acacia Community have enjoyed learning about being healthy. We held our “Exhibition of Learning” on Thursday, 29th of June and it was a great success.
This term in Maths, we have covered several topics: Addition and Subtraction, Finance (money), Statistics and Probability (graphing), and Time.
Our fine motor program had students engaging in various tasks designed to build the muscles needed when writing, holding scissors, holding various materials etc. The students have enjoyed this program and are having fun engaging in new learning tasks while developing their fine motor skills.
We have been learning all about how to build, compare and/or bundle numbers using various materials and how to share various objects into equal and fair groups.
The last few weeks also brought with them lots of learning about our city of Melbourne which included our first Acacia excursion. The students did such an amazing job showing respect and aiming high while on our visit to the Melbourne Museum. Our students were able to see the Melbourne Story exhibit detailing how Melbourne has developed over time, from the first few suburbs in the 1800’s to the bustling Melbourne we know today.
The students also loved seeing the dinosaur bones and naming the various dinosaurs as we walked along the ‘Dinosaur Walk’. We visited the ‘Bug’s Alive’ exhibit where students could see thousands of bugs up close, some were even alive!