Hi, we’re 3B and we are going to share with you our learning over the past few weeks. Our blog post includes our learning from Reading, Writing, Maths and CBL.
Reading – by Emerson, Saja, Mehul, Nick and Isabella
Today we are going to talk about what we have been doing in reading sessions. We have been looking at Cause and Effect and read texts such as Horton Hears a Who and The Lorax to help us with understanding it. We looked at needs and wants while reading If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.
We have also been learning about Text to Self, Text to Text and Text to World.
Text to Self is when you connect a text to something that has happened in your life.
Text to Text is when you connect a text to another text.
Text to World is when you connect a text to something that has happened in the real world.
Writing – by Alycia, Natalie, Onil and Mohammad
We have been learning about lots of poems in writing. The poems we learnt how to write are: 5 senses poem, haiku poem and diamante poem. We found it tricky. Here are some examples:
We began group conferencing during writing. In group conferencing we had groups where we were able to help each other. We edited our writing and if we needed to add more detail or do the right structure we got Miss Murray to photocopy our work so we could cut it up and reorganise it or add more detail. Here is an example:
Maths – by Talia, Blake, Gabriel, Mariah and Abaan
In the last few week’s we have been learning about multiplication and division, and capacity.
In multiplication and division we learnt the link between them. Multiplication is groups of and division is sharing a value into groups. We used the book, The Doorbell Rang, to help us with this.
In capacity we looked at millilitres and litres. We learnt that a shower uses 8L per minute. A full flush of the toilet uses 9L of water and a half flush uses 4.5L of water. We also got to design out own Magic Potion and we had to use 6 ingredients to equal 600mL without any ingredients equalling exactly 100mL. We had to use our addition and subtraction knowledge to make sure we didn’t go under or over 600mL.
CBL – Shrey, Kaan, Ali S, Blessing and Jaylen
We have been leaning about sketchnoting, sustainable houses and deforestation. We have also been growing our own plants.
Sketchnoting is drawing and writing our learning. We watched some videos about suatainable housing and sketchnoted our thinking and learning.
We have also been learning about deforastation, which is, cutting down trees. The effect of this is animal habitats are getting destroyed and animals are dying.
Sustainable houses are houses that use solar panels, low energy usage, using reusable bags and using water tanks.
We also learnt that plastic bags harm the environment and that litter from our school can end up in the Great Pacific garbage path in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The video we watched was:
We hope you have learnt something new just like us!