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Grade 3 – Term 4 Spanish – Mr Pablo

With the start of Term 4 underway, we’ve begun to learn how to say and identify various items that we would normally find in a park. This learning will then take us towards touching on the ACPS Term 4 CBL topic, which is Environment. This unit of learning has particularly engaged us since we love the items that are to be found in a park, such as playgrounds and play spaces for children.

‘I’ve been enjoying learning about things we find  in a park’ – Lachlan (3C)

‘In Spanish, I enjoy learning how to speak Spanish and how to say different words’ – Luke (3C)

Mood writing

This term we have started practicing mood writing. Did you know writers have the power to make the reader feel a certain way? We had fun using the emotions from the Zones of Regulation to act out an emotion. We needed to show our facial expressions as well as our body language to the class. They had to guess what emotion we were expressing and describe it. Excellent writers do not tell the reader how the character is feeling but they show it! We found this tricky at first and then we became more confident!

Here are some of our writing pieces. A writing trick is to also add in the type of weather which matches the emotion and to use similes.

 

Thanks for visiting! 🙂

Welcome to Term 4!

CBL Gallery

This term our Big idea is Environment with a particular focus on Indigenous culture and their relationship to the land. We organised a special Gallery visit for the students to engage in the inquiry. Students explored different provocations which helped them to ask wonderings about what we will be learning about. Provocations included a convict table, cultural performances, indigenous texts, the stolen generations, a bird cage with feathers as well as maps and flags.  Students enjoyed the experience because they found it interesting especially The Voyage game where they had to navigate a ship full of convicts to Australia.

Before they entered the gallery they identified what they already know about Indigenous people and the environment. We found out that half the students did not know who indigenous people were.

-I wonder why there are prison clothes? 

-What are convicts?

-Where are the Aboriginal people?

-What is their performance about?

Students documented their wonderings from the gallery.

-Who are the stolen generation?

-Why were they stolen?

-What is a boomerang used for?

-Why is the bird cage empty?

 

Book Week!

Last week we celebrated Book Week. Book Week is a special week because it helps us to celebrate our love for books and reading.  Did you know reading books makes you smarter? In fact, if you read for 20 minutes per day then you score higher on tests! Also, reading helps you to become a better writer! Wow!

We started off our celebrations with our buddies. We designed face marks for our favourite characters. We shared the types of genres we like reading and talked about our preferences.

Reader’s Theatre

We had fun in Reading as well. We chose a play and chose different roles and practiced our parts.  Good performers speak clearly and loudly. They also read the words correctly.  When we finished practicing we performed our scripts in front of the class. We were given positive feedback and something to work on for next time.

Book Parade

Last came our Grade 3 Book Parade! We encouraged each other. It was entertaining to watch the different costumes and characters people chose. We all had our favourites!

We are so excited to see what characters students choose next year!

Thank-you for visiting!

3F 🙂

Non-campers program! Group 8

Forensic science

We pretended to be forensic scientists and had fun making our finger prints and analysing them. Each of our finger prints are unique and different. They have different patterns when you look closely.

They can be:

  1. Loops
  2. Arches
  3. Whorls

“I have a loop pattern!”

“I have a whorl pattern!”

Ninja warriors

There are so many obstacles in Ninja Warrior. We had to go through different types of obstacles in the playground.  The most challenging parts were the swinging poles and the monkey bars because they were high.

Origami

Origami means folding paper to make different animals, plants and different objects.  We watched videos and followed step by step instructions. It was very challenging. We tried not to give up!

Thank-you for visiting!

 

 

Non- Campers program- Group 8

As soon as we said goodbye to the campers, we started our fun program at school! Students in Grade 3 and 4 were divided into new grades and met their new teachers.

Getting to know you 

We played some getting to know you games first, so we felt more comfortable with each other. This helped us to start learning our names. We started with a rotating speed dating circle. I asked different questions to the group and we shared our answers.

If you could create your own ice-cream flavour what would it be?

Would you rather travel to the past or the future?

We also played the crocodile race game. We had to hold onto each others shoulders and bend our knees while we ran to the other side.

Lego Masters!

We had a Lego Masters competition! The criteria for the creation included:

  1. Make it strong/sturdy/stable
  2. Collaborate with your team mates
  3. Use materials in unusual ways
  4. Show your creative flair

We worked together to create our designs and presented them to the class!

We created a park.

A skyline ship.

An adventure park.

A ninja monkey.

A spaceship.

 

Non – Campers: Group 2

Hello and welcome!

Over the past 3 days we have been doing some exciting activities, such as making pizza muffins, participating in a ninja warrior course, forensic science puzzles, origami, lego robotics and we watched Toy Story 1.

We also got an extra session of our specialist.

Making pizza muffins:

On Thursday we got to cook our own pizza muffins in staffroom 2.

“While waiting for our muffins to cook we wrote up our own procedures informing the reader on how to make their own pizza muffin” – Ahmed 3C

‘We got to design our own pizzas and participate in a drawing contest’ Zahira 4D

“I got to make my own recipe” Davika 3B

Ninja Warrior: 

We got to participate in our own ninja warrior course on the BIG playground!

“Some obstacles were a little bit tricky” – Farwa 4E

“It was fun and challenging but I still liked it!” – Alara 4E

“We got to climb the Eiffel Tower!” – Adele 4B

Forensic Science:

On Friday we investigated in forensic science. We got to participate in a range of different activities.

“We got to study our finger prints” – Ahmed 3C

” We got to guess what was in the mystery box” – Davika 3B

“We had to try and solve puzzle from a crime scene” – Farwa 4E

“We had to describe the room without looking up!” Zahira 4D

Lego Robotics:

In lego robotics we got to work as a team to make lego creations that move!

“We had to download an app on our iPad to make the lego creation move” – Janav 3E

“Some people couldn’t make the creation they wanted but they still had a go!” – Daksh 3C

“When we were making our lego creations we could use the app on our iPad to  make it change colour and make noise” Suprateek 3E

Origami:

In origami we learnt how to make different things by folding paper in a certain way.

“I got to make a ninja star” – Arda 4C

” It was very challenging so i only got time to make one thing” Alara 4E

“We used our ipad to watch tutorial videos” Davika 3B

“Some of us got to make more than one creation!” Zahira 4D

 

Non-campers Group 1!

Hello everyone!

This week was CAMP week and we were lucky enough to be in Group 1 with Miss Murray and Ms Dhammi!

We participated in a number of fun activities over the past 3 days.

Cooking

During cooking we made our own pizzas using english muffins as our bases. We had mushrooms, tomato sauce, cheese, spinach and italian herbs to choose from for our pizzas.

“The pizzas were so good!” – Bailey

“I thought it was fun getting to choose our toppings” – Eshal

Lego Robotics

In Lego Robotics we worked in groups to make a robot out of lego that could move by connecting it to our iPads.

“We used out imagination to create cool things” – Hazim

“We worked as a team to complete our work and created cool masterpieces” – Riley

Origami

We learnt how to make creative things out of paper. We got to choose what we wanted to make and got to watch tutorial videos on our iPads to help us.

“Origami was the best!” – Janna

“I found it tricky” – Jaipreet

Movie

We watched Toy Story 1 with Group 6, Miss Kaya.

“I liked how they represented the characters in it” – Ahmed

“I thought Toy Story was going to be boring but it was actually really good” – Mohammad

Ninja Warrior

We did an obstacle course on the playground. We then watched Ninja Warrior Junior because it was raining.

“It was the best thing ever because I was very good at it” – Emre

“I enjoyed it so much I did it a second time” – Ishan

Science

In forensic science we were learning how finger prints work and how police solve crime mysteries.

“The fingerprinting was very messy” – Natalia

“The puzzle was tricky to solve but we worked as a team and solved it!” – Aleisha

We had a lot of fun during the non-campers program!

From Group 1

Grade 3 CBL Curiosity Gallery

Welcome to our CBL Curiosity Gallery!

Students used their senses to explore different provocations at our Curiosity and Science Gallery.  There were 6 tables with different types of science.  These included:

  1. Sport science
  2. States of matter and plants/dinosaur bones

  1. Planets and space
  2. Makey Makeys and Macbooks

  1. The human body

  1. Creating a Rube Goldberg machine.

“It was soo much fun!”

Students asked many wonderings:

“How can plants survive without soil?”

“What are forces?”

“What is a Rube Goldberg machine?”

“What are states of matter?”

“Why did we use fruit for the Makey Makeys?”

Next week we are going to research the area of science we are most interested in! Watch this space!

Thanks for visiting!

3F 🙂

 

 

 

Term 3 begins!

WRITER’S NOTEBOOK                                                                                                     Writer’s notebook is the start of the writing process.  It begins with a seed.  A seed can be anything that can give you an idea to help you start your writing. For example- plane ticket, toy, animal, movie ticket, family photo, letter, card, sticker, leaf, drawing, newspaper clipping etc.  Miss Kichakov showed us her box of seeds and we became excited to bring in our own. We learnt about one way to set out our books.

  1. First we stuck in our seeds.
  2. Then we created a brainstorm using a word web.  This means writing words we see in the picture and then playing the game word association.
  3. After that we used writing prompts to help us think deeply about our seed.

  1. Finally we thought about 3 different text types and a powerful title.

We can’t wait to start writing our drafts! Watch this space!

3F 🙂