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Whilst getting ready for the presentation of our
Passion Projects, some students are making terrific visual aids.
This week two students filmed their erupting volcanoes to include in their presentation in the coming week.
Congratulations to every student in the
3/4 Learning Area for becoming
Mangahigh, Rock Stars of Maths!
In particular we applaud these Rock Stars
who received medals and certificates!
Thank you everyone for making this such a special week!
The 3 / 4 Learning Area started their Clubs program this term and have been have been working in the 6 C’s of education: collaboration, creatively, character education, citizenship, communication and critical thinking/problem solving.
The students chose their preferred Club from the following:
- Lego robotics
- Sustainability group
- Sim City
- Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?
- Sphero robotic balls
- Origami/ craft construction activities
- Engineering activities
Over the next few weeks we shall post photos some of the engaging activities.
My passion project: The brain
My passion project: Dragons
My Passion Project: Africa
My Passion Project: Hedgehogs
My Passion Project: Snowleopards
Book Week – reminder
On Monday, 20th August we will be celebrating Book Week. At assembly we will have our Book Week parade where students come dressed as their favourite character. Please start talking to your child about their outfit for Book Week. It is great if they can use clothes and props from home. We love the homemade variety!!
Following the assembly, students will be involved in cross-age art activities based on the short-listed books.
It promises to be a fun day for all!
Students have been presenting their Passion Projects to their 3 /4 Learning Area. Over the next few weeks in term 3 some will be published in this blog. Keep on checking in to see a sampling of the presentations!
In the 3/4 Learning Area we discuss current affairs to deepen our understanding of the world around us. One such discussion & investigation has been about ANZAC Day.
We understand that we do not celebrate this day but rather commemorate it. Please visit this link.
The 3/4 learning area will be running the Monday 30 April assembly next week.
We shall be sharing some camp videos & handing out medals from last term’s Mangahigh Maths Challenge.
Please join us if you are free.
One sleep to camp… yesterday we sent home a letter about camp. Place it on your fridge door as a quick reference guide.
The countdown is on! Camp is only a few weeks away for the grade 3/4 students and the excitement is building 🙂
Wednesday 18th – Friday 20th April, 2018
Here is a letter from Cave Hill Creek with some information about what to bring to camp and how to keep up-to-date via their website and social media. Students were given a copy of this letter to take home.
How much fun
are these kids having?
Lots and lots!
This term, Grade 3 / 4 students have been experimenting with
hot introductions for their narrative writing.
They have worked so hard to use
first line in their stories.
Here are just a few that just may,
make you want to read more.
a snapshot of a small moment:
I am sleeping and I can hear something so I’m not sleeping. I’m going to look around, I decide. Boom! Just then I realise I’m now not in my bedroom because my bed is soft and this is not soft. By Lachlan
My eyelids slowly opened and I wondered where I was. It was like I was on a very big grass field, on a mountain with 3 animals. By Saleem
There was a tiny city called the Lonely City and there lived an old lonely man called the Lonely Man. Everybody hated him. They hated him because he was mean to everyone and because he had no friends. He lived in a lonely house with no neighbours. “Oi,” said the man as the naughty pigeon knocked over his broken chimney. By Zahra
I walked into my room and I was surprised nothing was wrong so I stood where I was and suddenly everything broke. By Branko
“Ahh,” shouted Indigo. “I’ve slept in and I hope they haven’t left without me to go to the village to sell the poems,” I cried. “They know I am the youngest child,” I whispered. “Why would they leave me,” I cry. I look around and all I can see is my teddy bear Indie, my wardrobe and Max’s remote control racing car. The room felt empty without my oldest sister Amy. By Ella M.
“Food!” shouted the tropical fish. “I want food!” the tropical fish continued…
“Mum,” yelled Jess. “Where’s the hammock?” Jess asked. “In the backyard,” mum replied. “Thanks,” said Jess. So Jess put on some shoes as quickly as possible and ran out to the backyard and found the hammock and walked slowly to it. Then out of the corner of her eye she saw something glittering the sun. By Khloe
“Wake up Lilo,” yelled Oliver. “Hmm, why do I have to wake up?” mumbled Lilo. “It’s your birthday Lilo” whispered Oliver. By Ella R.
“AAAAGGGGHHHH!!!!” that’s me, having a painic attack! Right now, I’m in my bed with the lights off and my blanket over me having a total meltdown. By Reggie
“Hey Mum.” “What?” “I have to go to soccer.” “Okay.” So Charlie went to his soccer game. When they got to soccer pitch they could see lots of squishy mud and it didn’t look good… By Charlie
“Hey don’t touch that” I screamed to Luis. By Otto
“Come on worm, we’re under attack! It’s a super big 20cm blue wren!” “Is it trying to eat us?” asked worm. “Yes it is,” shouted Officer Beetle. By Ben
“Sword cat, hold on!!!” shouted Arrow cat. She shot an arrow with a rope connected to it, into the air and they were flung in the air into the enemy base. By Shant
“Long live the King!” said everyone in the crowd. But unknowingly at this very moment the enemy was approaching. By Theo
“Go away,” shouted Dad. He hates birds eating his chips. By Christian
asking a question:
Have you ever been late on the first day of high school? Well today is my day and I’ve just heard the bell and I’m running like lightning. By Finn
Have you ever gone to MasterChef when it’s on fire? Well I have so let me tell you about my story. By Harriet
Have your pets ever had a fight with a bird? Well today it happened to me in my six storey mansion. By Oscar B.
a sound effect-onomatopoeia:
Wham, Thud, Smash! One, Two and Three crashed into the ground of the bank defeated by Paws (a Ninja guinea pig) and Ears (Paw’s twin brother, a Ninga too).
By Harvey M.
Boom! Boom! Boom! ”Flopster, stop dancing” begged Hoyoo.
“I can’t” roared Floster.
Boom! Boom! Boom! By Will S.
Briiinnnggg goes the minion’s alarm as they wake up. By Kemda
an action lead:
I jumped out of bed. It was real. It was 3 o’clock. The bell for end of school is going in 30 minutes and I’m home alone. By Zak R.