We finally created our installation for the Specialist showcase and it looked amazing! The hardest part was working out how we wanted to arrange our work. We had to work together as a class and we decided that we were going to arrange them in order from largest to smallest. After taking some time to work this out we used blue tack to stand our totem poles on the tables. Did you see our work at the showcase? if not you can have a look at the pictures below and tell us what you think.
We were so happy to see so many families come to see the work of students on display at the Specialist Showcase this year. Parents and students were able to come into the Art rooms and participate in a variety of activities such as mindfulness Mandala colouring, Pop Art murals painting, bubble art and experimental painting using mineral paper and inks. Everyone had a great time spending time together and making some very creative Art. Some of the Pop Art Murals from the night of the showcase still need some work. If you want to help finish them come to Art club during blue school timetable at lunchtime and give us a hand to finish them. See below for the pictures of what kids and families created.
Were you at the Specialist Showcase last week?! It was a huge success and was fantastic to see so many parents coming down with us to see the highlights of our specialist classes. Hopefully you had a look at the Gallery while you were there because we had a great showcase of student work ranging from Term 1 to Term 3. It was like walking through a sea of colour and creativity! If you didn’t get a chance to see the gallery, or you want to see some of it again, check out the gallery pictures in this blog. There’s also some great pictures of some of us and our parents enjoying the art activities. It was pretty busy at times in the art rooms, so hopefully everyone who came a long had a chance to participate. Grade 1s and 2s had already done the activities in Miss Kirk’s room, so they were great teachers on the night to those of us that hadn’t done them before! In Miss Thomas’ room, there was painting happening for a secret picture, which she will shortly be revealing! Please enjoy these pictures!
This week we started Junior master chef, each of us had to choose a recipe from a country we were curious about or a country we were from. We wrote up the recipe and had to make sure it served at least 4 people. We then needed to list the ingredients, we needed at least 5 ingredients and had to find them on the Coles website. – AA, LM & TS
We had a fathers day stall this week where we got to go and get presents for our Dads, we think they will be happy with their gifts. -GO & JM
On Thursday we went to 3A’s classroom to explore static electricity. We paired up and started to experiment, we had to use apps on our Ipad and set our pages out with predictions, observations and explanations. Some of us rubbed the ballon on our hair and others did it on a cloth we then wanted to see if it would attract the salt nd foil, it did! – HS & YK
We finished Diary of a wimpy kid. Some of us would like to read part 2 but we voted and are now started Harry Potter. Diary of the wimpy kid was funny , the part with the cheese was disgusting on the basketball court. It took weeks to complete the book, the book was really funny.
On the 1st of September we did problem solving. We had to underline key words in order to solve the problems. -JA & ZC
On Friday we got to look at positive and negative emotions. We had a session where we had to put negative and positive emotions, we traced a person on one side we had negative emotions and the other was positive for in the classroom and the playground. We had high level answers like ecstatic and fuming. Some of us got to share our posters and others kept it to themselves which is fine. -OA & ER
This week we did readers theatre, it was fun. readers theatre is a play where we don’t need to remember the lines and do actions, it’s all about expression! and having fun. We use our team work skills and sow each other respect by listening to out class mates. Do you want to try readers theatre? – SS
We have been curious about installations and what kind of art works they are. We have discovered that Installations are an artwork that becomes part of a space or an environment and can be made by one or more artists. They can also include sound, video and moving parts. We made Totem pole out of tubes that represent each of us and we plan on creating a class installation using everyone’s artwork. We were inspired by the Aboriginal memorial Totem pole installation at the National Gallery of Australia. We hope our installation demonstrates our ability to work as a team and our school values of respect, responsibility and achievement. Look out for our installation around the school, it will be finished soon.
Wow! What a fantastic tournament that was. Dodgeball certainly brought out the best in the students. It was great to see everyone displaying the school values. After the round robin games we had a finals tournament.The games were:
1st place trophy: Ms Murray’s class vs Ms Ashby’s class
3rd place trophy: Ms Kichakov’s class vs Ms Huntly’s class
5th place trophy: Ms Mayor’s class vs Mr Borrell’s class
After a fierce battle, and coming down to the last two students, it was Ms Murray’s class that prevailed and took out 1st place. Not only did her class display great game specific skills they should also be commended for their teamwork and cooperation. Well done! The rest of the results are below.
1st: Ms Murray
2nd: Ms Ashby
3rd: Ms Huntly
4th: Ms Kichakov
5th: Ms Mayor
6th: Mr Borrell
Also, we gave out our Sportsperson awards. Teachers were looking for students who were constantly showing all of the school values throughout the tournament. One of the most coveted and highly respected awards in the Craigieburn and Victorian community, there was obviously very fierce competition for these. Although the awards are still laminated there is talk that next time they could come in the form of a plaque, or maybe even a statue! But most importantly these students have earned the respect of their peers and teachers. They are:
Congratulations to all participants and stay tuned for when our next sport is announced!
As part of our CBL Big Idea, ‘Curiosity’ we have chosen to be curious about different dance styles in Performing Arts. We started off the term learning about Hip Hop as that has inspired us the most. We are enjoying learning how to perform Hip Hop dance moves to upbeat music. We are currently working on presenting a class Hip Hop routine and have started to demonstrate energy and confidence in our performance. In learning about the dance elements, we have also started to create our own routines with a partner. Here is one below! The girls have really worked on the element of ‘timing’ showing fast and slow movements.
Miss Georgiadis – Performing Arts
Hi we are Aitken creek, we would like to show you what we did on Science day. Would that be cool? We did colour magic, reactive rockets and floating sultanas. Every thing was cool I wish you were here cause it was fun. We got to do lots of cool stuff but one thing the sultanas sank down to the bottom of the ground because we use soda water and the bubbles made the sultanas sank to the bottom and came back up. Next we did colour magic colour magic was fun and we use skittles, m&ms, water and little plates. Next we did reactive rockets by using Bi Carbonate soda, vinegar, balloons, and a bottle that is all the ingredients we used for Science day
Thank you for reading our blog from 3A.
By Inaya and Yazel
The Year 3 team has been engaged in a strong but friendly dodgeball competition. Over five weeks, classes are pitted against each other in a round robin style event with a finals week to follow. Teams have been faring very evenly with the exception of Ms Murray’s 3B class who have so far remained unbeaten. Will this continue into the last week? Could 3B remain undefeated throughout the finals series? These questions remain unanswered but one thing is for sure, it will take an almighty effort to overcome them.
Teachers have also been on the lookout for students who are best displaying the school values to win our prestigious Year 3 Sportspeople Award. One of the most sought after awards at ACPS there are only two students from each class that will win it. Past winners have moved onto many great things, namely Year 4. These students will be forever immortalised on a laminated plaque so they can be treasured forever. Good luck to all participants out there!