Category Archives: 3A

Student Leadership Group 2019

The time to apply for Student Leader is here and if you would like to apply, here are some of the things that you might get to be involved in.
Leadership Training

When you become a Student Leader, you attend a training day that teaches you the skills you need to be a leader. It is challenging but it helps you become a confident and proud Student Leader.

Assemblies

Hosting assemblies can be frightening, but as a Student Leader you get to give it a go. Stage fright is ok, but all the attention is on you. And sometime, you even get to write the script yourself!

House Points

Student Leaders get to collect House Points from around the school and you might even get to calculate them before announcing them to the school at assembly.

Attending Events

As Student Leaders we were able to attend the ANZAC Day Schools Commemoration at the Melbourne Shrine. And it’s not just ANZAC Day, you will be able to attend many special events outside of school!

Meetings with teachers

You will be expected to attend meetings and to help organise, plan and discuss things among the team throughout the year.

Promoting Events and Activities

As Student Leader you get to create a lot of posters and promotions to promote upcoming events in school like Book Week, Footy Day and others. Fundraising and photographs of the events are also collected by the Student Leader Group.

The Gnome Hunt

Have you participated in the Gnome Hunt? Yes? Well what if we said you could help organise it? That’s right, you will be able to help organise and promote the Gnome Hunt when it happens in 2019!

We hope to see you applying to be a Student Leader in 2019!
~ Bella, Cohan, Carlos

 

Student Leadership Applications for 2019 are open from Monday November 19.

Applications from interested students are due to classroom teachers by Monday November 26.

 

Power-Superheros

During term three we learnt to draw human forms in the shape of superheros. We learnt to draw people using correct proportions design costumes for our superheros using textas and coloured pencils. We think we did an amazing job. Please tell us what you think of our creations.

 

Term 4- Building a positive classroom community

Week 1:                                                                                                                               This week students explored a range of activities to help us build a happy and friendly classroom community.

On Monday, students participated in different team building games.  Team building games help students to problem solve as a team.  They needed to communicate and  work together in order to achieve a goal.  Activities included the cup tower challenge, balloon challenge and the airplane challenge. Students were given prizes for the tallest cup tower, the longest time taken to keep the balloon from touching the ground and who could fly their plane the farthest.

What makes a good friend?                                                                                            On Tuesday students explored the qualities that make a good and poor friend.  We worked together as a class to create a list.  Students made a poster about what they would like in a friend and what qualities a bad friend has.

A good friend:                                                                                                          1.Honest- tell you the truth.                                                                        2.Inspirational- they make you want to be a better person.              3.Caring- they look after you when you are hurt.                                4.They make you feel happy and laugh.                                                        5.They are kind- not nasty.                                                                          6.Sharing- toys, balls, always include you.                                                          7. Loyal- they never leave their friends behind.                                               8. Forgive them.  Apologise and make things right.

CIRCLE OF CONTROL                                                                                                      Students were introduced to the circle of control.  We brainstormed the factors that student have no control over in their lives.  These include the weather, parents, friends, animals and cars. Students identified a whole range of factors which they can control.  These include their bodies, the words they choose to use and the way they react in different situations.                                                                                  These are their posters:     

                                                                                               

GRATITUDE POSTER                                                                                                         Students created a gratitude poster.  Gratitude means you appreciate someone of something.  Students thought about the qualities of each of their peers.  During writing, they wrote one thing that they liked about each person is in our grade.  They stuck a portrait picture of themselves in the middle. We are going to laminate our posters so we can keep them forever!

“I like the way you are kind and helpful.”

“Thank-you for being my friend and taking care of me when I am hurt.”

Thank-you for visiting! After our first week of bonding, connecting and setting classroom expectations, we are definitely ready for learning! 🙂

 

Book Week

Hey everyone,

This week is book week, On Tuesday we all dressed up in awesome costumes. All of the grade 4’s had a parade where we got to see everyones costumes. We had a very special visitor from ‘Wheres the green sheep’ book, we got to pat the real sheep, he was huge and very fluffy. All of the grade 4 teachers dressed up as Crayons from the ‘Crayons that quit’ book. Ms B was dressed up as a cow from ‘the cow that tripped over the moon’. We had heaps of fun.

Thanks for reading

From 4B

The Scientific Method

Experiment-1                                                                                                                  We have been learning about the states of matter. Matter is everywhere around us. Matter can be a solid, liquid or gas. We conducted our first experiment in teams. We worked collaboratively and took turns in sharing materials.  First we made a hypothesis.  A hypothesis is an educated guess about what they think will happen.

Gursewak- “I predict the balloon will blow up.”                                        Chazz- “I think it will explode.”                                                                    Kavyaa- “I hypothesise that the bi-carb will react with the vinegar and create a gas to blow up the balloon.

Procedure:                                                                                                                                1. First we poured vinegar into the empty bottle.  It should be 1/4 full.                                                                                                                                               2. Then we poured 2 tablespoons of bicarb-soda into the balloon with a funnel.                                                                                                                         3. Carefully connect the balloon over the top of the bottle.                       4. Carefully lift the balloon and support it upright.

We learnt that when you mix bicarb-soda with vinegar, it reacts and the bubbles create a gas which fills the balloon!

 

 

 

3A Learning

READING                                                                                                                                   In Reading we have been learning all about context clues.  Context clues are clues the author gives us to help us figure out the meaning of an unknown word.  There are different types of clues that we can look for.  We can find a synonym, antonym, an explanation or an example.  We can also use pictures as clues! The first book we used is called ‘Baloney.’  It includes lots of words written from different languages.  We needed to use picture clues and our understanding of the text to find the meaning of unknown words.  This is what we came up with.

  • Zimulus= pencil
  • Deski=desk
  • Torakku=car
  • Szkola=school

Vidhi- “The book was so weird and interesting at the same time!”         Mateja– “In macedonian, the name for school is shkola.  And the alien is at school.”

WRITING- Put said to bed!                                                                                            In Writing we have been focusing on different synonyms for said.  This helps the reader to understand how someone is talking.  It also makes our writing more powerful.  These are some examples we came up with together.

Discovering the Art of Wayne Thiebaud

We would like to share with you some of our amazing chalk pastel drawing of cakes that were inspired by the Artist Wayne Thiebaud. He was associated with the Pop Art movement and he liked to paint everyday things. He painted lots of colourful and delicious looking cakes so we had a go at creating our own. We learnt about shapes and how to turn shape into forms to draw our cakes. We then learnt how to shade our work by blending tones and experimenting with light and shadow effects.

Cities at sunset- Discovering mixed media drawing and painting techniques.

Last term we created some amazing mixed media drawings of imaginary cities using watercolour paint and oil pastels. We discovered different ways to use these materials in Art to create different effects and designed some imaginary cities to apply our drawing process.

We think that everyone created some really amazing effects using reflections and sunsets and really mastered mixed media drawing and painting techniques. What do you think of our works?