Ready, Set, Go!

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Posted by Miss Crowther | Posted in Whole School Event | Posted on February 9, 2016

This is the name of the special program all classes participated in at the start of the year. It is designed so that classes:

* Create classroom processes, routines and expectations

* Develop teamwork skills and strategies

* Get to know each other

* Are ready to make the most of all learning opportunities throughout the year

An example of an ‘End of the Day’ process

 

We enjoyed completing different activities including making a totem using our name.

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To make your own name totem, follow these steps:

  1. Fold a piece of paper in half lengthways. We used white A4.
  2. Write your name in large letters on one half. You must write as close as you can to the folded edge.
  3. Hold your piece of paper up to the light so you are looking at the blank half of your paper. We used a glass door and windows.
  4. Trace your name onto the blank side.
  5. Open up your piece of paper and decorate your totem!

 

To get to know each other, some classes made ‘Whooo Am I?’ owls from this cool website.  You can make your own if you click on the link because the kind people Lakeshore Learning have uploaded the templates.

Grade 2J had a hoot making their owls.

Grade 2J had a hoot making their owls.

 

On Friday we had our ‘Ready, Set, Celebrate!’ Day. It was a full day with:

* A quiz run by the school captains over the PA system

* Open classrooms where family members could visit

* A scavenger hunt

* Whole school assembly where all classes shared their motto and a representative shared a highlight on behalf of their grade

 

Each class thought of a question for the Trivia Quiz. You can play along at home by clicking on the image below.

 

 

Trivia Quiz

Students worked in small teams in their classroom to answer the questions

 

School Captains

The School Captains asked the questions from the ICT Room using the phone (which is also the PA loud speaker system)

 

Later in the day we worked in mixed class teams of three to find the answers to 25 questions around the school when we completed a Scavenger Hunt.

 

Scavenger Hunt 2

 

The questions and answers are below.

 

 

What was your favourite part of the Ready, Set, Go program?

 

What do you think was the most important part of the program?

 

What are you looking forward to learning about in 2016?

Comments (4)

I loved so much of the program, it’s hard to pick a favourite. If I had to I would choose the scavenger hunt. It was fun, challenging and really demonstrated our students ability to work together as teams. I loved watching our parents join in as well.

I think the program has helped us to establish expectations and routines that will help all grades work in the best way possible.

I am looking forward to seeing our achievements as a school improve and being able to celebrate our success.

What a fantastic start to the year. I loved seeing the excitement on the children’s faces as they were engaged in so many activities to build a positive classroom learning environment through the ‘Ready Set Go’ program. It was really good to see the whole school working together last Friday and so many parents, grandparents and friends visiting throughout the day. I am looking forward to a very successful year at KPS.

Hi,

I am looking forward to Inquiry in 2016 in Grade 1.

From Montana

Hi,

My favourite part of Ready, Set, Go was the totem pole task.

From Max

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