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What have we been doing in Week 5?

We have been working so hard in 3C lately! It is halfway through the term and we thought we would share what has been going on in our room this week. Here are some important points we remembered when we thought about our week:

Ms Anderson Welcome

We got a new visitor this week. Ms Huntly told us her name is Ms Anderson and that she is training to become a teacher. She is in her final year of university. –

Reading

We were reading our information books (non fiction books). We went looking for facts and opinions. A fact is a thing that can be found or proved. An opinion is something that a person says or believes. – GO

We have been practising our own reading goals on the CAFE wall. We read any types of books to practise our goal. We then reflect on how we are practising our goals. – GK

Writing

This week we were learning about information reports. Ms Huntly wrote one on netball. It is important to learn about information reports because it can help us write and read. – EM, AA

Our writing expectations for the term are to publish three pieces of writing. One information report, one narrative and one of our own choice. – RS

When we write we need to revise and edit. You have to reread your story to check for capital letters. We can change words for synonyms and add more details to our story. – SR

Maths

We have been learning about fractions, multiplication and problem solving. We have been practising and then using this in problem solving. We have learnt new things this week. – OA

I add improper fractions to get a mixed number. It can come in handy. It is fun to learn and it can’t be forgotten. – ER

Connecting online

Today we made at least one comment on a class blog from our school. It was super cool! – ZC

On Padlet we were writing to our penpals in Korumburra. You had to at least have one comment so our penpals had something to read. It was a lot of fun. You should try Padlet yourself! – JA

We listened to space scientists about space online with lots of other schools. There was lots of information about different things. We are curious about space. – HO, AK

CBL

Last week and this week we went to 3A and watched some magic tricks (aka science tricks). After that we practised some tricks and made procedures about them. Before the lesson, Mr Borrell did a trick with a card and most people knew how it was done. – HS

Specialist classes

In Week 5 we have been having fun in Specialist sessions. In Performing Arts we finished a whole dance. In PE we were practising our footy skills. In Spanish we were reading over our class agreement and filling in our puzzle sheet. In Art we are finishing our totem poles. – TS, FH

Sport

This week we had dodgeball finals. All the scores were very close. We were against Ms Ashby, Mr Borrell, Ms Kichakov, Ms Mayor and Ms Murray. All the classes did a great job in the last round. The final results were:

  1. Ms Murray 3B
  2. Ms Ashby 3E
  3. Ms Huntly 3C (us!)
  4. Ms Kichakov 3F
  5. Ms Mayor 3D
  6. Mr Borrell 3A

Our week has been so busy! We are looking forward to the next few weeks – BOOK WEEK, Literacy/Numeracy Week and eSmart Week!

Let us know what you have been learning this week.

~ 3C

 

3C Spanish

In 3C in Spanish we learnt that the top 3 languages spoken in the whole world are Mandarin, Spanish and English. It is exciting to be learning one of the top 3 languages and knowing one of the top 3 languages.

– RS

Space video call

3C and 400 other classes were talking to space scientists about space. It was super interesting. They answered some questions from different schools. One of them said information about black holes and loads more other questions. Aaliyah and Lola want to learn more.

– LM, AK

Introducing

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
  • GIVE FEEDBACK

Feel free to comment on our blog!

3C

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