Friday, 28 March 2014

Term 1, Week 8

Hi Everyone,

We have had an awesome week this week! Our trip to The Mind Lab on Monday was fantastic, we did some design thinking using electronics and robotics. 
We created our own sound effects, recorded them, and then played them through a computer by making electronic circuits. 
We also designed and made a rodent trap with a robotic opening and closing door. We connected the motherboard, batteries, sensor and motor ourselves.

The second round of Friday workshops are in full swing and lots of our students challenged themselves to have a go at something new this time which is great. There are a few workshops being offered for the first time, like ballroom dancing, trash to fashion and gymnastics, which the students are really enjoying. 

We have also updated our Learning Journey Wall and have enjoyed seeing the LC2 students share this space with each other their families. 

Friday, 21 March 2014

Term 1, Week 7

Hi Everyone,

This week we wanted to share our learning journey wall with you. 

We use this space to share our learning throughout the term. In this area you can find information about our common, our planning and photos of what we have been learning. If you haven't had a chance to check it out yet, or want to ask questions about our learning journey, please do.

One of our inquiry immersion activities has been hand sewing/embroidery. This was an opt-in workshop where students drew a design and then learnt how to stitch the outline to produce a piece of sewing that they can then turn into something of their choice; framed art, a pillow etc. They have done an awesome job!

Friday, 14 March 2014

Term 1, Week 6

Hi Everyone,

This week marked the start of our swimming lessons at The Swim Centre. These lessons are an awesome opportunity for the kids to not only learn to swim and gain confidence in the water, but also to experience risk taking and success in a new way. 

This week the students in LC2 had a range of different workshops they could opt into. Stop motion animation, art and hand sewing are a few examples of some new learning our students have been involved in. Get them to share these experiences with you. Their animations are available for you to see on our school iPads if your child would like to share theirs with you. 

In Learning Common 2 we are not having a signing book to record nightly reading but if you would like to keep a record at home, you are welcome to use this form to help you keep track. 
If you are unable to drag the template to your desktop or save the image, please email Erin or Amy to get a copy. 

Here are a few more photos from our week:

 Creative creature art 

  Fitness workshop

  Maths equipment experimentation
- all before 9am!

Friday, 7 March 2014

Term 1, Week 5

Hello Everyone!

Thanks to those of you who attended our parent info evening this week. It was so nice to meet family members we hadn't met yet, see familiar faces and chat about the learning we have been doing in LC2. If you have any unanswered questions, please feel free to pop in or flick us an email. 

We have a few digital tools for our sharing our learning.

This blog is for families to have a weekly update of what we have been doing each week.

Our planning site is where we share our planning with the students in our common. This is what they use to plan their own day of learning. 

Our Learning Common 2 site is where we share resources and information that support your child's learning. There are links to literacy and numeracy websites as well as information about digital citizenship and other bits and pieces that relate to what is happening in our common. 

Here are some photos from the Secondary School's opening ceremony on Monday morning.