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!
On Monday we changed our class goal. Our new class goal is we will get along to get the job done. That means get the job done and work as a team. We agreed that will be our goal, we will do this by respecting each other and returning property. – Y.K & A.B
We looked at our digital footprint and thought of ways to stay safe on the internet we learnt alot about cyber safety.-
Tuesday we made cyber safety videos to deliver a message about being safe online. We worked in groups and each covered a different area such as scamming, privacy, cyber bullying and so much more. -E.M, J.A & Z.C
Hi our names are Lola and Aaliyah.k and our buddy class had a red timetable assembly to attend.To watch the 1/2s and preps perform.we went to remind them of respectful when the classes are performing.-L.M and A.K
Throughout the week we have learnt about QAR, we made a song and this is how it go’s. Question, Answer, Relationship…Right there…stop, think, search…author and me…on my own, we added actions to it as well. We read two stories and answered some different questions, WE HAD SO MUCH FUN!!!- A.A
Our class started brainstorming some inventions this week, we watched little big ideas and kid inventions, this inspired us. We have started planning our ideas and next week we can make a blueprint. -A.A & G.O
For e-Smart week this week we worked with bloxels, we created our own e-smart hero and wrote up his characteristics and related them to the school values, we were having so much fun we didn’t want to stop. -A.Z & F.H
Today we had a prompt about what we are curious about in write on time people had great ideas! There were some like something is better than that, we convinced our teachers.-G.K and H.O
We hope you all had a great week- 3C
Last Thursday we explored static electricity with 3A. We talked about conductors of electricity along with positive and negative atoms, we learnt about static electricity at our science works excursion. Some of us experimented with Ballons and salt, we wanted to see if we could create a reaction and guess what? it worked the salt was attracted to the ballon. Some of us also experimented with aluminium foil and that worked as well.
We needed to make predications about the experiments before we conducted them, after our predictions we got to experiment and make observations about what happened, we then provided an explanation and documented our findings on our Ipads.
Would you like to give static electricity a try?
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We have been curious about installations and what kind of art works they are. We have discovered that Installations are artworks that becomes part of a space or an environment and can be made by one or more artists. We made Totem poles out of tubes that represent each one 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.
We have been practising our fluency as part of our Literacy the last two weeks. Fluency means how you read out loud and includes your pace when reading and the expression in your voice you use.
Here is one of our classmates reading a picture fiction book called “Falcon”. He recorded himself reading this book and tested a new microphone system for Ms Huntly at the same time!
We self assess our own fluency in class using a rubric we created together:
How do fluently do you think he is reading?
Last Friday we went to ScienceWorks. The bus trip was probably 45 minutes long. My favourite rooms were the Lightning and Science rooms. The Lightning room had a show in it and lots of experiments. The Science room had a couple of things. Finally the Sports room had a couple of games and exercises. The playground had lots of things. I also climbed trees. It was exhausting and fun. – SS
On Friday 25th August we went to ScienceWorks. It was fun. My favourite part was the drive back to school. – EM
On Friday 25th August we went on an excursion to ScienceWorks. Lola’s favourite part was the Lightning room. It wasn’t a room where you looked at objects, it was a show. Aaliyah’s favourite part was the Lightning room also. It was amazing and Lola’s hair was unbelievable. While we were there our friend Taylor was on holiday in Queensland. – AK, LM
On Friday 25th August 3C, 3A and 3E went to ScienceWorks. In my opinion we had so much fun. I wish that we could go back soon. My friends and I made a program and we had to see who could go to the highest level when we were climbing the trees. – SJ
On Friday 25th August 3C, 3A and 3E went on an excursion to ScienceWorks. We went in the Lightning room and Phil turned the lights off and the lightning came out of nowhere. That was my favourite part. – OA, FH
I also liked the Lightning room. It was really fun. I had never seen real lightning before in my whole life. – HO
On Friday August 25th 3C, 3E and 3A went on an excursion to ScienceWorks. It was a really long way on the bus but when we got there we put our bags on a trolley and went to the lightning room. After that we had lunch and went to see the science exhibit. – HS
There was magic tricks and lightning and balloons and the fun thing was watching lightning. It was dark. – GO
On August 25th we went to ScienceWorks. I really enjoyed going there. They had a lightning room where there was real lightning. Wow! It was very fun going to ScienceWorks. – GK
I had fun at ScienceWorks. My favourite thing at ScienceWorks was the magic door. – AB
At ScienceWorks we had the racing track and I had a draw with Senitha. We also went to the feeling room and I felt weird when Harjas pressed a lot of buttons. In the Lightning room I opened my ears a little when I saw the lightning and it was really loud. – RS
At ScienceWorks we went to the Lightning room first. It was really dark and loud. When Phil turned the lights off, lightning came. It was so cool! – A.Am
At ScienceWorks we went in the Lightning room. At the end there was a lightning show. After that we had to go eat lunch. – SR, YK
On Friday August 25th, we went to ScienceWorks. Some of the things that were there were running races, visual soccer and the really cool thing there was a Lightning room and they used real lightning. We were safe because the lightning was in a big cage. We also had a rock climbing wall and there was a magic door that spun around and you went to another area. I also really liked the bike with the flying skeleton. – A.Ak
On Friday 25th August we went to ScienceWorks. In the building there was a build a car space and outside there was a yellow door room that was an old coal mining spot. – JA
While we were at Scienceworks, one of our classmates was in Queensland having lots of fun!…………
Me and my brother were in the pool for pretty much the whole day except for when we had breakfast, lunch and dinner. We went on a waterslide that leads into the pool. I went on it so many times! – TS
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!
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. –
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
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
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
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
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
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
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:
- Ms Murray 3B
- Ms Ashby 3E
- Ms Huntly 3C (us!)
- Ms Kichakov 3F
- Ms Mayor 3D
- 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.