Friday, 22 March 2013

Children's Book Festival

Some photos from our excursion to the State Library of Victoria. We're in the midst of preparing a Haiku Deck of images and questions about the day....Stay tuned....

 














Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Making Choices Video

In our first RE unit this term Middle S examine the belief that the freedom of choice also involves being responsible for the consequences of their choices. Our initial task was to design and create an object from the materials of their choice. In this iMovie students discuss their creations, why they made certain choices and how they felt about it.
Thank you to Mia and Will for recording and editing the movie.

Monday, 18 March 2013

Our reflections on our St Patrick's Day

On Friday, our school celebrated St Patrick's Day by dressing up in green and eating green food. In the afternoon, Fintan did the "World's Greatest Shave" I wonder whether the Preps liked the day since it was their first time  - Madeline
Fintan did this to raise money for cancer/Leukemia - Natalie
The Social Justice Team were the ones who set up the stalls. It was a very brave effort that he shaved his hair off in front of the whole school. I wonder if anyone else will do this at our school? - Jack
Fintan raised over $1000!! When it happened I was freaked out and scared, because I had never seen someone shave their hair at school before - Kitty
When Fintan got his head shaved we found out how much we raised for him and what Fintan raised on his own - Alex
I was very surprised that Fintan got more than a $1000 and I was excited when I was going to see his hair shaved off - Adam
I was also excited about Fintan shaving his head and I think we all suppoerted him for Leukemia - Ruby
I think it was very nice of Fintan to shave his hair off and raise $1353 for the people who have Luekemia - Riley
I didn't think that he would actually shave his head - Travis
I thought St Patrick's Day was really good because we got to have green food and drink - Rosie

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Our handspans

Today in Middle S we discussed what handspans are and how they are used as a way to measure length, width and height. We traced our own hands, cut them out and measured (in centimetres) our handspan. Then we ordered them from smallest to longest. The majority of our class has a handspan of 15cm. The shortest was 12 cms and the longest was 20cms.
Can you share with us your handspan (in centimetres) and what you might measure with this informal unit?

Friday, 1 March 2013

Celebrations - Our Questions and Knowledge

This week we pondered the different celebrations we have in our families and community. We have created this "Lino" to display one wondering/question and one thing we know about celebrations. To see all the different sticky notes drag the mouse across the rainbow 'lino'.