The Term That Was…

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Posted by Miss Crowther | Posted in Classroom, Collaboration, Inquiry, Learning, Literacy, Numeracy, School Event, Special Event, Sport, Twitter | Posted on September 30, 2015

We are currently on school holidays after finishing Term Three on 18th September. We packed a fair bit into our ten week term. In addition to learning about procedures (more here), reports, finding the main idea and supporting details of a text, comparing texts, skimming, scanning, summarising, fractions, decimals, location, data and natural disasters we also had some special events, including:

A First Aid course

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– A Hoop Time Basketball tournament

 

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– Working with Miss Newton and Mr Sinclair (our pre service teachers)

– An Athletics Day (sorry, no photos – we forgot to take the camera!)

– Winning a T-Ball grand final

– Cooking

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– eSmart Week and a cyber safety workshop with Susan McLean

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– Developed growth mindsets and completed a ‘Seven Day Growth Mindset Challenge’.

– Dressed up as a favourite character from a favourite book to celebrate Book Week.

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– Continued our #globalpal Twitter project with Mrs Monaghan in England, Mrs Yollis in America and Ms Shannon in Darwin.

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– Went to Allambee Camp

 

– Some of us also went to Tasmania to visit Mrs Smith and our friends in 5/6CS. We also learnt about Australia’s convict history. Click HERE to read Mrs Smith’s blog post about our visit.

 

– Said ‘Goodbye’ to Mrs Laffan (our principal) with a special Mrs Laffan dress up day, flash mob dance and assembly.

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No wonder we were all very tired at the end of term – we were busy little bees!

Our last term for the school year begins on Monday 5th October.  It is sure to be another busy and exciting term. Check out the ‘Curriculum’ tab in the ‘Parents’ section at the top of the screen to see what we will be learning about. There will also be ‘Where’s William?’ Day on Friday 10th October, a Genius Hour Day, Grade 6 Graduation, Christmas Carols and Awards Night, a Christmas Skype with Mrs Monaghan and some High School Days. We will also be welcoming Mrs Egan, our new principal for Term Four.

 

What did you enjoy most in Term Three? Why?

 

What are you looking forward to doing in Term Four? Why?

Chuseok

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Posted by Miss Crowther | Posted in Collaboration, Inquiry, Skype | Posted on September 11, 2014

If you haven’t heard of Chuseok before, you’re not the only one! Until this afternoon we hadn’t heard of it either.

Chuseok is a very big celebration in South Korea. We found out about it this week when we had a virtual conference with our South Korean friends. Each fortnight, as part of the Asia ConneXions project run by the University of New England and supported by the Australian Government, we speak with a class from Daebyun Primary School in Busan, South Korea. They are learning how to speak English and we are learning about their culture as well as a few key words. It gives us an opportunity to learn about another part of the world and also helps us to practice speaking with different audiences.

 

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The conferences last for about 40 minutes. Each class takes it in turns to present a PowerPoint presentation on a topic chosen by the teachers.  Our teachers email each other with the PowerPoints so each class can look at the slides whilst the other class talks about them. This week’s focus was on festivals and celebrations. You can see the presentation  Daebyun shared with us below.

 

 

We chose a few celebrations that happen in Australia to share with Daebyun. Below is the slideshow we spoke about.

 

 

At the end of the presentations there is a quiz. Some questions are ‘True or False’ questions. If we think the answer is true we put our hands on our head. If we think the answer is false we cross our arms.

 

The answer is...TRUE!

The answer is…TRUE!

 

In our previous conferences we have swapped general information about our countries,  foods and sports. We even got to try a popular traditional Korean food called ‘Kim Chi’ which is fermented cabbage.  Our friends in South Korea tried Tim Tams and Vegemite. We were warned, but it is safe to say that Kim Chi is a little hotter than we expected!
 

 

Which celebration is your favourite? Why?

 

What traditional foods have you tried from another country?

 

What country would you like to learn more about? Why?

 

My Class Ate My Homework!!

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Posted by Miss Crowther | Posted in Indonesian, Inquiry | Posted on June 12, 2014

You’ve probably heard the old excuse about not being able to hand homework in because “The dog ate it.” Well, this week, Sam handed in his homework and the class ate it!

This term our Unit of Inquiry centres around Indonesia. For homework we have a grid with a variety of tasks to complete to help us learn about our Asian neighbours. One of the tasks is to research and make a model of a volcano. Sam made an edible model of Sangeang Api which last erupted in 1999 and is a Category 3 volcano. The highest category is Category 4.

Sam's 'Cake Volcano'

 

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Thanks Sam for sharing your homework! It was delicious.

We have had lots of very creative homework tasks arrive at school. There have been  Lego models of famous landmarks, playdough models of Indonesia, models of houses, exploding volcanoes and jewellery creations. People have also created posters about currency, clothing, inventions, and famous places to visit. Here’s a small selection of our recent homework tasks:

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What are your favourite types of homework tasks? Why?

 

What do you know about Indonesia?

 

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