Welcome!

Hello! My name is Mrs. Psyhogios.
Welcome to my world! My world is made of people who will become tomorrow’s generation. These people are only little today however will grow to inspire, influence, motivate and encourage their generation. As adults in their life we need to be their role models. We need to be the examples of inspiration, influence, motivation and encouragement.

Being responsible for the important role I play in their lives, I often find myself reviewing what it is I need to to do to prepare these little people for tomorrow. Yes..teaching the ABC’s and 123’s is important however what I believe to be equally important is teaching strategies and giving guidance to help them cope with life.
Today the pace is so fast and society is forever changing. We need to guide them to make appropriate choices to live in harmony, respect and love for each other.

The internet is an amazing means of communication whereby a worldwide audience can connect and communicate thoughts, ideas, opinions and experiences. Blogging also allows for thoughts, ideas, opinions, experiences and sharing of information, to be shared with society, especially parents and family.

Blogging opens up the possibilities of an audience in new ways. When students share their learning for an audience other than the teacher, it impacts how students view what they are doing. It motivates them to share their learning to an authentic audience. The blog opens up a whole new world of people who can offer encouragement and feedback.

Just imagine where we can go……..
So much more to come……..

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World Earth Day

What a great way to stop and think about how we can best look after this amazing planet of ours. We are the caretakers and it is our responsibility to look after it.

On Friday 20th May, the year 1’s, along with Mrs. Cussen and myself set off to help our immediate environment by raking up leaves, picking up paper ( not natural to the environment) and recycling all the good things to feed our plants in our garden beds. These will become the nutrients for the trees.

The photos show how enthusiastic and energetic the students were to make our place look awesome…..

Great achievement, well done Mrs. Cussen and Year 1 Students….

special mention to the photographer……

Hi…….and Welcome to all!

 

I welcome you all back to my blog after a short break…..

Up and running in 1P and today we shared our learning about Shrove Tuesday. We learned so much about how other countries around the world recognise Shrove Tuesday.

We Learnt

  • Shrove Tuesday is the feast day before the beginning of Lent.
  • Shrove Tuesday is also known as Pancake Day.
  • Shrove Tuesday is the last day before Lent begins. Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day) is always on the  Tuesday before Ash Wednesday.
  • In the past, people gave up food like eggs and butter at Lent. The day before Lent began, they would use up all these foods by making pancakes.
  • The Swedish call Shrove Tuesday ‘Fettsdagen’, which means ‘Fat Tuesday’. They eat a pastry called Semla instead of pancakes.
  • Iceland call their Shrove Tuesday ‘Sprengidagur’, which means ‘Bursting Day’. They eat salted meats and peas.
  • In Italy, Shrove Tuesday is celebrated as Carnival, with processions, music and dancing. In Venice people dress up in special costumes. They eat Frittellefried pastries covered with sugar or honey.

A fun fact….Did you know…? …the biggest pancake in the world measured over 15 metres long!

We had more fun as we ate pancakes with all our favorite toppings…!

So much more learning and fun to come…… stay tuned!

 

 

 

 

God’s Great Family

We have been reading about Abraham and Sarah. We have been learning about promises and how important it is to keep to our word. People believe what is spoken and when we say that we will do something it is important to follow it through. So when God asked Abraham and Sarah to move to a far away land, He promised to always be with them. They trusted God and Yes, He had been with them all the time in every place. Then He said they would become parents of a great family. They would have more children than the stars in the sky and the grains of sand on the beach.Well that too came true as God kept His promise, and today we belong to a great family of love!

The Preps chose a scene from the story to share…..

 

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JM, AP, When God gives Abraham children

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BF-S, HS, When Abraham and Sarah had lots of children

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MB, CB, Before Abraham and Sarah travelled.

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JH, AH, Those are God’s friends praying for Him. Isaac and Rebekah married.

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Abraham and Sarah had a baby.

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AK, MJ, Abraham and Sarah -their children had children and their children had children..

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AB, EVS, “I will always be with you on your journey. I promise that you will have more children than the stars in the sky and grains on the sand” and Abraham and Sarah had their children.

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MC, CM, God said to Abraham and Sarah that they would have more children than the stars in the sky and grains in the sand.

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RW, MB, God tells Abraham that he will have more children than the stars in the sky …

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Abraham and Sarah they had children and more children and more children…

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Abraham and Sarah meet each other and have children. God is telling them they will have children like many stars in the sky.

God is telling them , “You will have many children like the grains in the sand.”

And so the story goes…..

Stay tuned…

Mini Olympics 2016

What an amazing day we all experienced as we competed in our very own mini Olympics. We participated in various events to win points for our teams. All students should be commended on their sportsmanship and enthusiasm to join in and to have fun. We reflected on our Inquiry learning and when the students were asked, “What have you learned about the Olympics?” this is what they shared….

M. L. it helps you get strong and you can believe in yourself

M. C.  it doesn’t matter if you get gold, silver or bronze just as long as you have fun!

J. H. It doesn’t matter if you win or lose, it only matters if you have fun and enjoy the mini olympics

B.C. I learnt to line up and wait for my turn

M.J. I learnt that it doesn’t matter if you lose because it’s just the mini olympics

S.M. it doesn’t matter if you come last or second

C. B. it doesn’t matter if you lose or win, it’s just a game

A.K. you should have a go because even if you don’t win a medal you should still be happy

A. B. When you’re having fun you should always play fairly

E. V. it doesn’t matter if you come first or not it’s about having fun

B.F. it doesn’t matter if you trip over just get up, if it’s a race

J.M. it doesn’t matter if you come last you still participate in the race

M.B. it doesn’t matter if you’re coming second or seond last you can still be happy

C.M. it doesn’t matter if you win or lose its just a game

J.M. it doesn’t matter if you have a gold medal or bronze medal or a silver medal. It doesn’t matter if you win or lose…

V.P. it doesn’t matter if you lose this year you can always try next year

H.B. it doesn’t matter if you trip over something when you’re doing a hula hoop and ladder race

A.P.  it doesnt matter if you win or not. It doesnt if you win a gold, silver or bronze you can try again next week

Watch and enjoy…… we did!

http://studio.stupeflix.com/embed/MVwLtJiNdAG1/

 

The Finale to our Inquiry learning for Term 3…

Well what an amzing learning journey we have experienced in Term 3..!

Our focus included the Olympics and Technology and Design. We began the term very excited and patriotic as we barracked for the Australian teams at the Olympic Games in Rio. From this, we studied and tried to understand what the athlete’s oath all meant. We learned about their motto and how it would motivate them.

We then moved to our own Olympic Focus where we chose a country for an athlete. This athlete was our very own bear which we brought to life from our Build a Bear excursion! We chose an event for our bear. We designed and labelled the equipment for their event. We thought about the materials and tools needed for this design. We designed and labelled a uniform and a medal.

We thought deeply about a motto for ourselves. We thought about words which best described “me”; students chose very special words to describe who they were……..

An awesome effort from the Prep students.

Well done Preps…….

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