The preps have been very excited about their visit to Box World, and last week, we used their excitement and enthusiasm as a stimulus for their writing. We have tended to concentrate on recount writing about things we have already done, so writing about a future event was a good learning opportunity for our children. The children used their visual writing cards to remind them of their writing targets and they were all so happy with the writing that they produced. For children just half way through their first year at school, they are doing an awesome job.
The Preps had a wonderful time at the Box World exhibition at The Wool Museum in Geelong on Monday. They were able to observe the intricate details of over 900 buildings made out of boxes and re-used items from around the home. The children went on a building hunt around the Box City looking for familiar places such as Police Stations and Hospitals and then they were able to construct their own building out of boxes. The children were shown how to cover‘ their boxes to assist them with making it look more life-like. This is a skill that the Preps are looking forward to practising during Investigations time. The Preps were also taken on a tour around the Wool Museum where they learnt how rugs are made along with many other woollen items. (They were able to touch different types of wool including some which had come straight off a sheep‘s back!) They watched a sheep dog at work on a video and also got to see the house of a shearer. The Preps asked so many fantastic questions and were wonderful representatives of Grovedale West Primary School.
So what did the preps think of the experience…..
Box World was good because we got to make things (Blake)
I worked with Corey to make a really big sky scraper (Declan)
The sheep wool was soft and oily (Todd)
I made a footy ground with Todd by looking at the football ground in the Box World (Tynan)
There were lights on some of the buildings that had electricity (Ante)
There was a book that was about making boxes into fun things (Chloe)
Box World has given us some great ideas on how to make our own Grovedale Box World and maybe have our own exhibition in school (Mr Ramage)…so watch this space and as our project develops we will let you know about it on our Blog.
Please enjoy below some video of the trip too
Why don’t you add a comment about Box World…what do you think about our idea to make a Grovedale Box world?
Would you like to help us make our box world, could you help the children to film and photo the local area? Are you good at building models?