Monday, 29 February 2016

Canada and Australia

Last week when we were watching the tweets from One School, One World Twitter challenge #1s1w we noticed this beautiful picture tweeted from Saskatoon Canada.   We posted a comment on their class blog and mentioned the snow and they thought about it and wrote lots of messages for us.

It was fun reading their posts and these were our comments.



Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Our responses to the Missy Higgins/Caritas video, "Oh Canada"

Today, in class, we watched and listened to the Missy Higgins video, "Oh, Canada!" which is on the Caritas Australia website.
After watching the video we shared our thoughts and feelings, and then we responded visually to what we heard and saw.
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Here are our responses...













Monday, 22 February 2016

One School, One World (Part 1)

Today our school is participating in the One School, One World challenge #1S1W.  We tweeted about us doing sports (athletics), library and the Preps, grade one's and two's going to swimming lessons. By seeing the way other people go to school it gives us ideas, let's us learn about the way they go to school and we can compare what we do and what they do and what we both do differently. 

Already by seeing the tweets from New Zealand schools, it has showed us that they also do library, sport and the cyber safety lessons ( digital footprint ) like us. We did notice they do wear school uniforms but they are different to ours.



Looking at timezones to figure out which country is starting school next is helping us learn maths in different ways. Using the default app on the iPhone, clock helped us because we could use world clock and search other countries because it would tell us how far behind other countries are. 

We had a Tweet from a teacher in Canada who wanted to connect to our story. So we looked at the time in Saskatoon, Canada and found that it is 17 hours behind us in Melbourne so when they start school at 9 o'clock on the 22nd February it will be 2 am in the morning on the 23rd February over here and we will be asleep.


We look forward to learning more about other schools in other countries when we come to school tomorrow.


Here we are figuring out the time differences ! Maths in action





By Bridie D, Jack P, Riley O and Will B.

Teachers Note: 
Our students are under 13 and we Tweet from teacher based school accounts to demonstrate the power of Social media and appropriate use. 

Thursday, 11 February 2016

WELCOME TO 2016!!!!!

Here is a photo from our first day. What do you think we were writing about?

This Tuesday was world Safe Internet Day. Thanks to Lou from Whole School Partners who explored some current themes about how WE can make the internet a safer place.

The grade fives experienced their first foray into applying Hexagonal Thinking to the human body. This showed how much we know and how much we want to learn. It was also an excellent opportunity to show our outstanding ability to work as a group.

Cooking pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. Thanks Will and Jack for stepping up here and showing how organised and skillful you are making multiple pancakes.

Our exploration of cool and warm colours in Art. Thanks Elisa and Alex for the display.