Friday, 23 May 2014

Stuff we read this week

I was asking Middle S about the reading strategies they were using this week and it turned into a discussion about what they've read this week. Below is the list of everything they read and how:
 • Chapter books • Speed limit signs • Takeaway menus • Posters in class • Bunny food bag • Video game titles • Catalogues • Writing on cars • TV guide • Collection of stories • Library books • Books in iBook • Books on Kindle • Lists of games on mum’s phone • Blurbs on DVD’s • My dog’s collar • Pop ups on the iPad • Read my cousin’s Facebook profile • Scary stories • Comics • Text messages • Emails • Siri’s replies • Talking Angela app • Favourite tickets from concerts • Subtitles of favourite movies • Football records • Magazines • Competitions on the internet • Typing app on phone • Descriptions of things on eBay • App for shopping • Comments and titles on YouTube • Signs on the side of the road • Big billboards in the city • Homework Tasks • TV ads • The school sign • Genius Hour projects • Messages on Club Penguin • Information on side of shoe box • People’s faces • Pictures • Movie times in the newspaper • The time • Ingredients and methods in cookbooks • Websites in other languages (trying!) • Computer toolbars • The class timetable • People’s t-shirts • Party posters in the street • Shop windows • Names on pictures • Information on google • Numbers on a counting chart • Name tags • Calendars • Garage sale posters • Interactive whiteboard • This list

Monday, 19 May 2014

Student blogs

Last week, many students in Middle S updated their 'kidblogs' as one of their literacy activities. Blogging is a form of digital literacy and contributes to the class' reading and writing skills, in a variety of ways (can you think what they may be?)

If you click on the links below you can visit the blogs of all the grade 3's & 4's.

Grade 3 Blogs
Grade 4 Blogs


Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Student Art Lessons

Last week, Cooper ran an art class. He asked everyone to put sticky tape in a cool design, on an A3 sheet of white paper, colour it in, then take off the tape.
Here's a collage of us making our colourful creations. If you want to to see them in real life have a look outside our classroom.

If you could teach any lesson on Art what would YOU teach?

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Our first science experiment

James – today we did an experiment with different temperatures of water and putting sugar in each cup to see what it did.
Jenny – at the end of our experiment we put it in the fridge and tomorrow we will see what happened
Jacob – we had hot water, boiling water, freezing water and cold water. We put sugar in each of the cups. The boiling hot water dissolved the sugar the fastest
Angelo – in the boiling water cup the sugar dissolved the fastest
Jake – it was very inspiring for me and my classmates because I didn't expect the sugar to go in the boiling water and disappear, compared to the other ones where you can still see the sugar
Grace – we all had pieces of paper to write down what we thought about the experiment
Adol – some people think it wouldn't look interesting to do, but it was fun to find out the results
Natasha – the experiment was pretty interesting because after putting the water and the sugar together and stirred it, there wasn't any sugar on the bottom anymore, except for the cold water. Then we put the cold water and the boiling water in the fridge. I wonder what’s going to happen next. Do you know?