On Friday we read a book called ‘Nobody Knew What To Do’ by Becky Ray McCain. It is a story about Bullying and how nobody knew what to do when bullies were planning to do hurt the main character Ray.
We discussed things we could do if we noticed a friend was being hurt or bullied in different situations. Here is what we came up with:
Use your voice
Make yourself comfortable in any situation, if we are not comfortable; it is okay to walk away.
Ask questions to understand what is going on
Think before we speak
After we read the book we discussed ways we can show trust by drawing a trustworthy and untrustworthy person.
Our next step was to complete a snowball fight! We needed to write an idea on a small piece of paper. The idea would be connected to how we can improve trust in our classroom and what activities we could do in the future.
We cannot wait to share these activities with you next term!
Today we shared our presentations on important discoveries with our class and some of our parents who came along to be part of our audience. We were asked to share an important scientific discovery and have spent the last two weeks researching, planning and organising our information.
We presented on a lot of different discoveries including electricity, gravity, sound (and the telephone), New Zealand, the Great Barrier Reef, Samoa and the atom.
We gave each other feedback on our presentations and next week we will reflect on what we can improve on.
Keep checking back to see some of our presentations here on our blog soon!
In 4E we have been learning about different discoveries and scientist that have impacted our world. We all chose a scientific discovery we were interested in and were able to use keyword searches and paraphrase important information.
We first had to think about the type and amount of information needed for our presentations and created a rubric to assess our work.
“I think a 3 star presentation will include lots of information that explains each idea in detail. It should have at least a page worth of information per paragraph,” Melissa.
“A one star presentation will have very little information and would be less than 1 minute,”Lucas.
Some facts we have learnt while researching are;
“Albert Einstein won a Nobel prize in 1921 for his work in physics,” Lucas.
“Cars were invented in 1985-1986, by Karl Benz,” Haydar.
“Penicillin was discovered in 1928 when Alexander Fleming came back from a break and found a mould that killed bacteria,” Zain and Abaan.
“Galileo discovered that the moon had mountains just like earth,” Melissa.
On Tuesday our class connected with our pen pals from Korumburra. We have written letters to them before but this week we spoke to them face to face using Skype! It was so much fun to see them!
We played Guess My Number first as a whole class (they won). Then we spoke to our pen pals in groups of 3 or 4. We asked lots of questions and found out about what games they played, football teams they follow and even about some pets! While we were talking with our pen pals, the rest of our class were working in the classroom.
We are waiting for the letters they sent us last week so we can reply. We will also be video calling them regularly next term so we can get to know each other better.
Our CBL challenge is to ‘Discover Australian History’. We worked in groups to investigate our interests. We narrowed it down to creating a penal colony and a ship from The First Fleet.
Students worked collaboratively to plan and design their projects. They used ‘The Voyage’ game and their research skills to create detailed drawing with labels.
Students were excited to start building their projects. They used recycled materials an available resources to create. We co-constructed a teamwork rubric and use it to reflect on our productivity, effort and time management each session.
We have been working hard to create specific goals to achieve each session. This has helped us to stay focused on a goal. We have also been researching what we are making so that it looks accurate. We are excited to showcase our learning and presentations to our parents and peers next week in our CBL gallery!