Thursday, 27 June 2013

End of Term 2 Review

This term has been really great. It has been full of learning, education and technology. I hope next term will be just as fun - Maddy
It was really fun making our cat pictures in art and it was interesting learning about the Mountain Pygmy Possum - Brandon C
In maths we were learning how to solve Maths problems which I'm not that used to - Kitty
I've really enjoyed this term. I've enjoyed working with Piers on our Inquiry into our parks and how we can help them with picking up rubbish. Plus I enjoyed bringing my doggy Monty in. - Adam
I thought this term has been really fun and I thought that I learnt heaps, especially Maths - Jamie
This term I've really enjoyed working on our Inquiry and I've learnt different ways to look after the environment - Rosie
A few weeks ago we learnt about Perimeter, length, volume and area. We also have been going on twitter and I think we've been pretty successful with it. It helps me with my spelling because sometimes I look on twitter and I see how to spell quite a few words - Natalie
I was a bit excited this term when I ran my art lesson with the class. We made pictures of albatrosses. I liked how we brought in some of our pets and I hope we get permission to do it next term - Angus

This term we went to CERES and we learnt about the environment and how to care for the environment - Mia
This term I enjoyed doing my Inquiry. I also enjoyed it when that lady brought in her dog and I thought the dog was really well behaved and the lady did a good job training it – Jack
I think this was one of the best terms I have had, because we got to do all fun things and I liked doing the Inquiry with James – Travis
We learnt a lot this term and this year. My favourite topic was Maths. This term was great – Will
This term was a longer term than other terms so we learnt more – James
I’m going back to my old school and when I go I’m really going to miss this school, because we had such a great term – Ivy
This term was great. I learnt a lot. I loved doing the albatross art and learning about the dogs with Kato the dog and Melinda – Jasmine
I really liked this term because I got my blog, because I get to post stuff myself – Brandon P
I’ve enjoyed doing Maths – Diesel

I have had a wonderful term with Middle S. We have been on a fabulous excursion to CERES where we made many discoveries about the impact of humans on the planet. We then used this learning to explore environmental issues that we believe are important and took action to address them. As well as establishing our own personal blogs, we have embraced the microblogging platform of twitter and made some lovely connections with other students in Australia and overseas. I look forward to Term 3 and the opportunity we will have to explore the choices we make in our lives that contribute to our emotional and physical health (next term’s Inquiry topic!) – Ms Scott

Friday, 21 June 2013

Sport with Dylan

Today Dylan  came to our class to help us learn. After play Dylan took us out to the play ground to play sport. We started off with some stretches. After that we played pancake tiggy.
He also taught us a new game of dodgeball.
Just before lunch we gave Dylan some feedback about his lesson:
It was more fun than our other one. I like how you got to go up close - Jack
It's better than all the dodgeballs I've played - Piers
It's fun getting to go up to the yellow line, not just the half line, to throw the ball -Riley

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Safety with copyright

Mrs Coffa came in & taught us about attribution online, but also with drawn pictures. I reckon that Middle S learnt a lot about attribution today. Alex & I did a roll play about attribution and I think we did a great job performing in front of the class. Middle S watched a video about this guy taking someone else's song & saying it was theirs. It had a few good words. e.g. plagiarisation, citation & credit. We made a twitter wall about attribution.
By Will

Friday, 14 June 2013

A blog post about blogs

Or kidsblogs to be precise.
Today, we discussed our personal blogs and the purpose of them. Some of our ideas included:
- fun way to share our learning
- place to talk about the things we do at school, like Collaborative Groups and our Inquiries

If you would like to visit Middle S' blogs you can click on the links below:
Grade 3 blogs

Grade 4 blogs

We would love comments about our posts and especially questions about what we are doing at school.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Responsible Pet Ownership

Last week the Juniors and Middles had the privilege of meeting Melinda and her dog, Kato. They go around to schools telling students how to look after their pets and also how to approach dogs in a safe way. Here are some pictures of the Middles approaching Kato:

This visit inspired some students in Middle S to bring in their pets to visit the class. Ivy's mum brought in Flopsy, their cat:

And yesterday, Adam's mum brought in Monty, their Bearded Collie. Monty was very excited to meet Middle S and he even did a dance for us. Meeting Monty was great as we got to practise our safe approach to dogs techniques that we learnt last week.

Our Term 3 Learning about Australian History

Name Reflection on the learning of history this term and our presentations today Tara This morning in Middle S ...