Thursday, 28 August 2014

Excursion to the Blackburn Lake Sanctuary

Yesterday, we walked to and from the Blackburn Lake Sanctuary. We went there, because we wanted to learn more about local history, especially of the Wurundjeri people. We were also fortunate to hear a story about the best ways to use the Sanctuary, as next term we are exploring geography and climate.

Friday, 22 August 2014

Ways that we connect to reading

Ms Scott - I read books and websites that help me understand and train my dogs
Jamie - When I'm out in the city and I see billboards and advertising, I connect to reading because I might have seen that advertisement in a magazine
Cooper - I connect to reading when I see something and it reminds me of a book
Jenny - I like to read with my bunnies because it is fun
Natasha - I connect to reading by reading instructions to make something
Grace - By reading something a character did and then I do it in real life because it looks cool
Oscar - When I read a book and the character says something, I might say that to some one else because it sounds really cool or funny
Aerodyne - When I google stuff and then I use the facts to make power points
Angelo - I connect to reading when I'm watching a movie and I've heard of someone who's made a book of that reading
Jack - When I pick up an interesting book, I connect to reading
Ryan - I connect to reading by reading a book and it reminds me of something that has happened to me or that I have done in real life
Molly - When I see a ballet poster I connect to reading because I think of the time when I went to the ballet
James - I connect to reading when I see a movie and then I read the book that it was made from, like The Hobbit
Jake - I connect to reading when I read the blurb of the book which gives me a head start on what the book is about
Jacob - I connect to reading when I read something and then see it in real life

Here's the slideshow of how we, and others at school, connect to reading...

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Book Week Parade

Today our whole school dressed up as a character from a book that we really connect with...

Lachie – Greg Heffley from Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Grace – Grace series of books

Natasha – Claudette from Thea Stilton books

Aerodyne – random girl on the back of a book

Molly – Hermione Granger in Harry Potter

Oscar - Batman, from Batman Begins part 1 and 2

Jamie – Ned Kelly, from Black Snake: The Daring of Ned Kelly

Jenny – Alice, from Alice In Wonderland

Jack – Fart from the Fartionary

James – Gandalf, from The Hobbit

Sienna – the Cat from The Cat in the Hat

Jake – Jack Sparrow from The Pirates of the Caribbean

Ryan – Yoda, from Star Wars

Riley – Darth Vader, from Star Wars

Jacob – Harry Potter, from The order of the Phoenix

Natalia – soccer player from Goal

Angelo – Steve from Mine Craft

Cooper – Shaggy from Scooby Doo

Ms Scott – Natalie Prior, from Divergent

Friday, 15 August 2014

Saying goodbye...

Today is a very sad day for Middle S, because our great classmate Adol, is leaving. She has been at St Luke’s for five years and we are all very sad. I will miss her very much. I think of her as my sister. I will miss seeing her every morning when I come to school and her laugh and her smile xxxxooo - Cooper
Adol is a wonderful little girl (even though she’s bigger than me). It’s been good having her here – Aerodyne
Adol is a wonderful girl and I will miss her very, very much – Natasha
I will miss you! – Molly
I will miss you so much, Adol. You will always be my best friend forever – Jamie
I hope Adol will always remember Middle S forever – Grace
I hope Adol has the best time at her new school and house. I will miss you so much Adol. You have been here for 5 years. I will remember all the best times we had together. You will always be in our hearts - Sienna
Adol is very funny. I’ll miss her - Ryan
Adol is a good friend – James
Adol is very nice – Riley

Adol is the nicest friend you can have in the world - Natalia

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 ...