Tonight we held our annual Open Night at Craigburn Primary School. It’s a brilliant opportunity for our families and friends to visit our school and tour through all classrooms and learning spaces. Our class had lots of learning on display – our structures brochures, the picture books we’ve made, apps showing our learning on iPads and iPods, problem solving tasks using the problem solving skills we’ve been practising, our iMovie trailers (in the gym) and so much more.
The students in our class were asked to take their parents, carers and families on tours through the whole school. It’s a wonderful way to see what’s happening in our whole school – from Reception to Year 7.
We created a Padlet and displayed it on our interactive whiteboard and asked visitors to our room to post comments.
It was fantastic to chat with students from our class and their families. It’s also lovely to catch up with past students as they tour through. The students in our class did a wonderful job showing their learning and explaining lots of things to their families – it was great to see them being such excellent leaders.
Last week we did a variety of activities to celebrate Bookweek.
We did lots of reading of the Bookweek books, reading activities in our class each day, book making of our own and the most fun activity was the dress up day on Friday. All of the R-3 students were invited to come dressed as their favourite book character. We had some incredibly creative costumes arrive in the morning – lots of Princess, Sleeping Beauty, Minecraft characters, Big Nate, the Cat in the Hat, a nurse, Batman and many many more. We’d like to say a huge thank you to our parents and caregivers who helped each of the students with their costumes.
After lunch on Friday the children acted out their book characters – we loved watching the presentations!
Here’s some photos of our week.
Bookweek Celebrations on PhotoPeach
As a lead up to Bookweek celebrations we read The Pros and Cons of being a Frog by Sue deGennaro.
We really enjoyed the story – it talked about being good friends, accepting people’s differences, how friends understand each other and respect their differences and we thought the illustrations really added lots of detail to the story.
Then we made our own frogs with our mini buddies. We love working with our mini buddies. We helped them with cutting, sticking legs on, folding a concertina fold and adding eyes.
It’s wonderful to see the children in our Year 2/3 class being such positive leaders. They show a very kind and caring approach towards the younger children and really love to help them in their learning.