We watched a story about a rabbit that was bullied on her first day of school. If the rabbit got bullied we had to scrunch our love hearts up. And if someone said something nice we the we would try to unscrunch our love hearts. After that we were given two apples we had to bully one of the apples and we had to be nice to the other apple. Then we said sorry to the apple we bullied. Then we cut one of the apples open, the one we bullied was bruised and the one we were nice to was fresh. We learnt that even when we say sorry to a person, it doesn’t always make things better, because we have hurt them.
Then we each got elastic bands so it reminds us not to bully and help others that get bullied.
It has been a fantastic beginning to the school year with many happy and excited faces eager to join in and participate in PE. During Term 1 students at Aitken Creek Primary School in years 3 and 4 participated in a weekly one hour tennis program directed by the Hume Tennis Centre in Craigieburn.
Through the participation of the program students learnt about gameplay, the rules of tennis and the different hitting technique they use being the forearm and backhand. They have done a great job and demonstrated our school values of respect, achievement, teamwork and responsibility whilst out of school grounds.
In 3A we have been working hard on coming up with a solution for our challenge ‘Celebrate Identity and Culture.’ As we have learnt throughout the term, the Australian identity is a mix of different people, so we wanted to celebrate the differences that our society has.
So here is our idea.
We are going to create some sort of installation, a giant board of sorts, to put up somewhere in a public (hopefully) space. On the board “Who Are You?” will be displayed and members of the general public can come up and write something about themselves. We are now in the planning stage and the class have split up into four groups to investigate how we approach each part of the solution.
The four groups are:
1. Working examples and introductory poster.
2. Materials, including cost, usability and appropriateness.
3. Where it can be set up.
4. Approval- who we need to ask.
You can see us working hard in our groups in the photos.
Today we spent time attempting a very challenging task – making stars from the One Million Stars project. This was part of the Bullying No Way! national day on Friday last week. The One Million Stars project promotes zero violence and aims to stop bullying and promote a positive and peaceful world society.
We had 5/6A come over and be our guides to make the stars. They made them on Friday and were experts. We watched a video to help us with the instructions – some of us kept stopping and starting the video as we were making our stars to help us. Others followed a hard copy version of the instructions.
Here are some pictures of us working with our Year 5/6 expert guides on our stars:
The stars were very hard to make – a lot of us thought they were challenging! But even though they were hard, we kept working at it. Some of us even had to start again from the start! However we all agreed it was a lot of fun making these stars even though it was difficult.
Have a go and see if you can make a star like we did. Post a picture of your star if you do and let us know how you went!
National Take Action Day against BULLYING and VIOLENCE happens on the 3rd Friday in March each year. This year it fell on Friday the 17th of March.
We worked as a class to come up with a definition of the words BULLYING and VIOLENCE. Here are our definitions…
We then traced around our hands, symbolising us saying ‘STOP’. We then brainstormed ways to help stop and reduce BULLYING and VIOLENCE. We wrote these on our hands and then we displayed them on our window facing out so we can come back to them for help while outside. Here is our display…
We wrote on the spare hands letters, numbers and symbols to spell out ‘BULLYING NO WAY! 3B 2017’. We placed them on our door to reminds us that we are an anti-bullying class! Here is our display…
To raise awareness in the class about this day, we first looked at why the day is held and why it’s important. We then created role plays about what bullying and bullying prevention looks like in the school. And who doesn’t like role plays? It’s safe to say we had a bit of fun too!
17th of March is National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence.
We celebrated the day by constructing a rap about Anti-Bullying, role plays to abolish bullying and created posters to prevent bullying.
During Reading we went onto the website One Million Stars to find out what the organisation does and how we could get involved. We created woven starts from ribbon. Each star represents a person’s commitment to practise light, hope, courage and solidarity (mutual support from a group).
Today is National Day of Action against Violence and Bullying. It is a special day that is trying to stop bullying from happening. This morning, we thought about a time when someone had bullied us or a time when we had bullied someone and how it made us feel. We also wore special wristbands to remind us to stand up and speak up for ourselves when bullying is happening. Here are some of the posters we made to help with this stand!
We have been using some new digital equipment to help our learning. Ms Kingsley introduced us to Bloxels.
Bloxels are blocks that you place in a grid and scan it to create your own game.
During Reading we asked some questions that we had about Bloxels. We then independently explored the website to find out how to use them. We recorded important information about how to use them in our reading journals so we could refer back to it at another time.
From here we then used a 100’s chart to colour code our own games. We had to think about all the different types of blocks we could use, such as terrain, coins, hazards, enemies, water, exploding block, story blocks and power ups. Once we were finished we needed to create a tally and then graph how many of each colour block we used to construct our game.
From here we moved into writing a procedure on how to construct our game. We needed to use 100’s chart positions to explain to the reader where to place the colour blocks. For example: place a coin block in the 100’s chart position of 26, 27, 28 & 29.
We then gave our writing to a partner who read our procedure back to us while we followed the instructions to build it. This allowed us to think about if our instructions were clear for a reader to understand. Once constructed it was time to play!!!!!
Check out the Bloxels app to construct your own Bloxels game!