Today we met a Microbiologist from America. His name was Drew. He told us all about what he does in his job.
This term for CBL the grade 3’s had an incursion from Mad about Science called ‘Mater of Matter’
We learnt about the 3 states of matter – solids, liquids and gases -Sachiv
We tried different science experiments – Eshal
We learnt about dry ice and used it for an experiment – Alyssa and Asena
I enjoyed learning about matter – Prisha
In writing we are creating biographies about our chosen scientist.
Nikola Tesla created better electricity – Harnav
Ada Lovelace was the first computer programmer – Mahdia
Isaac Newton discovered gravity – Rayshan
Today in CBL we were exploring how to use makey-makeys. We used alligator clips and a makey makey circuit board that connects to the computer. This is called a peripheral device as it connects to the computer with a USB.
We assembled the makey makey using the instructions and we tested it out. After we had set it up we started to play games using the alligator clips to control the computer.
We enjoyed playing games – Harnav
We used fruit to make music – Prisha
We used metal buckets to play pacman – Aiden
We used paper and grey lead drawings – Mahdia
We used playdough to control the computer – Alyssa
We played a game called music makey makey – Eshal
We enjoyed playing with the alligator clips – Charli
This term in CBL we are learning about scientists and power. We researched famous scientists and started a plan for our biography. We also did a celery experiment with red and blue food die . We hypothesised that the leaves would change colour. We also looked at different experiments and completed the scientific method proforma.
We have been learning how to summarise the key information of a paragraph. To do this we highlight the key words and then create a sentence using those words. The summary should be shorter than the original text.
In maths we have been doing addition algorithms with regrouping. We have been learning how to use the CUBES strategy to work out worded problems.
At assembly last week 3D and 3E sang a song called ‘I am Australian’. We chose this song because last term our Big Idea was Discovery and we discovered Australian History. This song included information about who inhabited Australian since the beginning, including the First Australians. For the chorus we included the Auslan sign language hand movements.
Charli – My favourite part was introducing the grades at the beginning
Aiden – I really enjoyed singing the chorus.
Rayshan – I liked the end of the performance.
On Wednesday the 27th of June the grade 3’s had an opening morning to present our CBL solutions.
3D decided to have a museum to share our creations.
Mahdia – My group was the website group and lots of people read our website.
Aiden – In the ships group, we made 9 of the 11 ships from the first fleet and we survey people to see how we could improve
Charli – My group was the Penal Colony group and we made a garden that was also the toilet.
On Thursday the 21st of June we went to our prep buddies class to watch their science show and concert performance.
Krew – I liked the lava lamp experiment because you can make it.
Rayshan – My favourite part was the volcano because it was pretty cool.
Alyssa – I liked the exploding cup because its easy to make
Anaadi – I liked the exploding cup because its awesome
Sariah – I liked the dance because it was entertaining.
On Wednesday the 27th of June we will be having an open morning to share our CBL solutions to Discover Australian History.
The class will be open from 9am till 10am for parents and friends to come and have a look at our creations.
Eshal – My group created a website thats includes lots of information.
Harnav – Our group created a map of the First Fleets journey.
Charli – My group designed a penal colony that includes an Officers house and the Governor’s House.
Harjap – My group designed models of the ships of the first fleet.
We hope to see you there!
Good Afternoon Year Three Community,
It is that time of year again, the WORD MANIA CHALLENGE is here! We would love to see all students and parents involved in the challenge. We need everyone to jump onto Word Mania and play as many times as you can to build up the highest possible scores. Last year our Year Two students achieved a tenth placing on the National Leaderboard and won some amazing prizes.
Together we can achieve great things, so let’s get playing!
Accessing Word Mania:
Word Mania is accessible on desktop and mobile devices. Simply log in to LiteracyPlanet on desktop and click on the Word Mania icon, or can download the free Word Mania 2018 app (iOS and Android). Students use their LiteracyPlanet login details for Word Mania.
How to Play
Word Mania is an interactive online word building game. Players are given a board of 15 randomly generated letters, and have three minutes to create as many words as they can. Every valid word formed earns points. Longer and more complex words score higher, and scores can be boosted by building valid words consecutively, and using special Gold and Diamond letter tiles. Word building uses various literacy skills: phonemes, morphemes including affixes and plurals, spelling, word recognition, vocabulary and word knowledge. Students can play as many times as they like, and the sum of the highest 50 game scores by at least five students from the same grade will be their school’s score for that year level.
$350,000 in Prizes!
Word Mania Dates:
Practise – Thursday, May 17 – Sunday, July 29.
Competition Round 1- Monday, July 30 to Friday, August 3.
Competition Round 2 – Monday, August 6 to Friday, August 10.
Final Round – Wednesday, August 15 to Friday, August 17.
For more information visit: http://www.wordmania.com/au/
Today we were reading with our buddies as part of Education Week Celebrations.
Tomorrow is a special day called Simultaneous Story Time. Every school around the country will read the same story at the same time. This year we are reading Hickory Dickory Dash!
Parent Open Morning is Thursday 9am -11am where you are invited to come and see a reading and writing session with our grade.
Comments from Buddy Reading:
I read the book ‘Lets go to Mars’ with my buddy – Sachiv
I read ‘Wolves’ with my buddy – Aiden
I read ‘I just ate my Friend’ with my buddy – Alyssa
I played Uno with my buddy – Rayshan
I enjoyed playing Jenga with my buddy – Prisha