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Hi, I am Ms Anderson. I am in the last year of my teaching degree and have been fortunate enough to have my final teaching placement at Aitken Creek Primary. I will be with Ms Huntly and 3C for the remainder of Term 3. I look forward to getting to know the Aitken Creek community.


What are we curious about?

Being curious is being eager to know or learn something. We can be curious by asking questions or coming up with ideas about things.

We have created a Curiosity journal this term and we are recording any wonderings we have and investigating answers for the questions we want answers to. We also have a class Wonder Wall where we can add questions for the whole class. We will spend time investigating these and finding answers just like we do with our personal questions.







Here are only a few of our class wonderings we are curious about:

  • What is the oldest sport?
  • Is Pluto still a planet?
  • Will we ever stop using paper money?
  • How do you get money when you are an adult?
  • How does space work?
  • What was the first school?
  • Why do animals eat other animals?
  • Who created arcade games?
  • How are cats so flexible?
  • Why do cats go to the tops of trees?
  • Why do kangaroos and koalas only live wild in Australia?
  • Do dogs eat pickles?
  • How much money is made everyday?
  • What is the biggest city in the world?

What are you curious about? Let us know!

~ 3C

Commenting on other class blogs

This afternoon we spent time reading blogs from different classes across the school. We wrote comments to different classes and look forward to those classes reading them and maybe commenting back!


It is really important when we comment that we follow these ideas:

  • BE CAREFUL with what information we share in our comments
  • Spell our words correctly and use punctuation!
  • Be positive with our comments
  • Use appropriate language
  • Be truthful

Feel free to comment on our blog!


Our CBL Presentations

This term we researched and took notes on the particular United Nations (U.N.) goal we were interested in. Once we had enough information we started putting our information presentations together. Some people used Keynote, Book Creator, iMovie/green screen, PicKids and others used paper to make posters. With the information on the goal we presented, we also had to include HOW we could help the U.N. achieve this goal.

Our class came up with a list of ways we can help the U.N. Here is what we can do to help achieve the 17 Sustainable Goals:

UN Goal 1 – No Poverty

  • Donate seeds, food, clothes to organisations who can give them to poor people

UN Goal 3 – Good Health and Wellbeing

  • Donate blood
  • Stop wasting food / donate food
  • Support humanitarian aid by giving donations – money is better so they can choose to buy what they need
  • Wash your hands after coughing or sneezing
  • Wash your hands after patting a pet
  • Wash you hands before and after you eat

UN Goal 4 – Quality Education

  • Donate books and school supplies to schools and countries that do not have supplies

UN Goal 6 – Clean water and sanitation

  • Have short showers
  • Turn off the tap!
  • Don’t waste water by having short showers of 4 minutes
  • Take short showers
  • Pick up rubbish so it doesn’t end up in the water

UN Goal 8 – Economic Growth

  • Make sure you have a work/life balance so you stay relaxed and not stressed

UN Goal 12 – Responsible Consumption and Production

  • Use a shower bucket
  • Install a rain tank
  • Save pasta water and water from washing veggies to use in the garden
  • Put recyclable items in the recycle bin
  • Save energy
  • Pick up rubbish from the ocean and land
  • Recycle and reuse things

UN Goal 14 – Life Below Water

  • Stop polluting the environment and water
  • Stop overfishing
  • Recycle to stop rubbish

UN Goal 15 – Life on Land

  • Use public transport
  • Don’t use plastic bags
  • Clean the earth

Today we completed our presentations and shared them with the class. They will be uploaded for everyone to look at soon!

~ 3C

Constructing houses with cube nets

We are currently completing a rich task with 3A that is going for a number of weeks. Our last blog post about this task can be read here. 

Our project teams have spent the last few weeks designing and costing our 4 cube houses. Once we had decided how much they would cost to build and sell, our team chose two that we were going to build.

We used cube nets to construct our houses and made them look eye catching so people would be interested in buying them. Here are a few of our houses some teams built:

Some teams turned their houses into four apartments while others planned their houses to be a whole house.

This week we are planning out our floor plans and then will be creating persuasive advertisements for our houses. Who will buy our house? We will have to find out!

~ 3C

Premier’s Reading Challenge

The Premier’s Reading Challenge is here again! From now until September 8 we are taking part in the 2017 challenge.


If you require any information about the Challenge, there is information for parents on the website.

Since we are in Year 3, we are asked to read 15 books in total for the Challenge. At least (minimum) 10 of these are to be from the Challenge booklist.

A paper version of the recording sheet will be bought home with our username and password to log into the online portal. All books need to be recorded online this year. If we have trouble with the website, we can bring our completed book lists to school and sit with Ms Huntly to log our books.

We are meant to be reading and recording at least 5 nights each week this Challenge should be fairly easy to complete! This is also a great time to look into new authors or stories that we haven’t read before!

Good luck and happy reading!

~ Ms Huntly and 3C

We’re on Twitter!

Ms Huntly has introduced us to Twitter in class. Twitter is a way for people to connect with other people over the internet in a quick and social way. We will be using it to share our learning throughout the day. Our blog posts will continue but we will also be tweeting some learning when we can.

We will be tweeting pictures and information about our own learning on the Twitter account @MsH_Classroom – Ms Huntly is only our helper! Our initials will follow the tweets so we can see who in the class has tweeted what. We also have to be careful about pictures we take and will try not to show people’s whole faces for safety reasons.

We have even had a response to one of our tweets last week about our pen pal bookmarks. A class in Bendigo asked if we would like to be pen pals with their class! We agreed we would like to have another pen pal and we are going to write our first letters soon.

Please follow us on Twitter if you use it and leave us responses. We like seeing what people think about our learning!

Remember you can also leave comments on our blog posts too!

~ 3C

3C Twitter page

Investigating Cube Nets

Last week we learnt about nets. Nets are flat versions of 3D shapes and when we fold them they make the 3D shapes. We looked at the ‘normal’ net we see for a cube all the time and then investigated different nets that make a cube.

We were given 6 squares that connected and had to find as many ways we could. Most of us predicted there were 4 or 6 different ways. Our groups all used guess and check / trial and error to find nets that worked. We made cubes and then pulled them apart or we made a net and tried to make a cube from it.

At the end of the session we shared as a class and laid them all out in front of us. We had to think when Ms Huntly asked us if a net was the same if it was turned around – the class said yes. Ms Huntly then asked if the net was the same if it was flipped – the class said no. This helped us to check our different nets because we had to turn them to see if they were the same.

In the end we found 10 different nets for a cube:







Is this all the nets for a cube there are? Or are there more? Let us know!

~ 3C