We looked around the class and noticed our classroom environment looked dull. There was no carpet, cushions and cool furniture. As a class we discussed what a great classroom looks like, sounds like and feels like. We then discussed what a birds eye view map is, we all sat down together and spoke about how we wanted our classroom layout. Looking at where we want our tables, whether we want high tables, low tables and different shaped tables. We also thought about where to place our lockers, classroom library, sanctuary space and the TV. Together we created a birds eye view map on how we wanted our classroom to look like.
“Now our classroom looks outstandingly amazing!” – Isabella
What makes a great teacher and classmate!
Dear parents and fellow students, as a class we created two posters of what makes a great teacher and what makes a great classmate. Each poster was split into 4 squares and had the titles ‘Is, Does, Says, Is not’. We wrote words on sticky notes for what a great teacher is, what a great teacher does, says and what a great teacher is not. This was also done for what makes a great classmate.
“A great teacher is full of rainbows” – Eva
Labelling our belongings
We organised our books by gluing different book covers and also organised our pencil case on the first day of school. We then constructed our book boxes together, for some students it was difficult whereas others found it easy. The students that did it easily helped others that were struggling. We then created and designed labels for our book boxes and tubs.
“Have you decorated your belongings yet? Well if you haven’t you better get to it because after you have finished it will look glorious” – Ela
5 Finger Rule
Miss Shabo made these cool bookmarks that have the five finger rule so we can always remember how to choose ‘just right’ books. We decorated the bookmarks so they could be laminated. We learnt how to choose ‘just right’ books by following the five finger rule. You choose a book, open to any page and begin to read. You put a finger up for each word you don’t know. If you have 0-1 fingers up that means it’s too easy, 2-3 fingers means it’s JUST RIGHT and 4-5 fingers means it’s too hard. This helped us choose a book when we went to the library for the first time this year. We all borrowed a picture story book, a non-fiction book and a chapter book.
“I hope you now know how to choose a just right book” – Aoun and Farzad
Safer Internet Day
Safer Internet Day was on the 6th of February. In 3C we watched a few cyber smart videos to help us create our pledge to provide a safer and better internet. Another word for pledge is ‘promise’. Some students wrote on the pledge ‘I will not give any personal information out’. After that, we watched other videos to get a better idea on how to use the internet. We also looked at cyber bullying, a lot of people get cyber bullied online which is NOT ok. The next activity was creating our very own cyber smart hero’s, students wrote their cyber hero name, drew a picture of their cyber hero and wrote notes all around the hero on how to be cyber safe.
Written by 3C
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