ANZAC Day Websites


Posted by Mr Darma | Posted in News and Notes, Uncategorized | Posted on April 22, 2014

Hello again,

On the 25th April every year Australians rememeber people who fought in wars in a day called ANZAC Day. Today we are researching ANZAC Day. Please look at your handout and read it to gain some interesting information. In addition to your handout there is also somne great information on the internet here are some websites to check out:

Lest we forget

What did you learn from your research? Leave a comment below.

What do you know?


Posted by Mr Darma | Posted in Homework, Uncategorized | Posted on April 22, 2014

Happy Wednesday Everyone,


I hope you all enjoyed your two week break. I stumbled across this quiz on the BTN website. It is a great little activity to test your general knowledge. Check it out here.


There are three different levels from easy to expert. Have a go at it and let us know in the comments section below how you went.



Voki: A step by step guide.


Posted by Mr Darma | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on April 1, 2014

Happy Wednesday everybody! Only two days of term left, how exciting!

Today we are going to be learing how to create a voki character and embedding it onto our blog. Voki’s are customisable characters that you can get to say messages. Here is a step-by step guide on how to create a voki. Please don’t forget any step.

Step 1: Go to

Step 2: Click on ‘create’ tab at the top of the screen.

Step 3: Customise the look of the character.

Step 4: Give it a voice

Step 5: Click publish, then copy the code..

Step 6: Go to your blog, go to the dashboard.

Step 7: Click on appearance/widgets

Step 8: Click and drag ‘text’ to the sidebar.

Step 9: Paste the code in the box, click save, cross fingers hopefully it works.

Learning Goals


Posted by Mr Darma | Posted in Learning Goals | Posted on March 26, 2014

A major benefit of having student blogs is that we can share our learning goals with the world. We are working on creating smart goals in our class Smart goals are goals that are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound. Check out this poster.

smart goal setting concept


We are going to write a post outlining our goals for reading, writing, maths as well as a personal goal, something that is important to us.

Footy Tipping in SGD!


Posted by Mr Darma | Posted in News and Notes | Posted on March 25, 2014

This year in our class we are going to run an AFL Footy tipping competition. This competition is going to be online using the Herald Sun’s Supertipping website. Please click on the link to take you to the super tipping website.

When on the site please click on ‘register’

Fill out the form using the email address:

Choose a password, then write it down in your general studies book, make it easy to remember. Your postcode is 3630. You dont have to use your last name. Click on play, fill in all the details, alias, football team supported etc. When it comes to phone number we put in 58213488.

Keep filling out the forms enter the code 709227 in the “I was invited to someone private league” part of the form.

Untick the “share with your connections’ box

Tick the last box in step 5.

Do you tips! and Good luck!!!


Creating a post…


Posted by Mr Darma | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on March 19, 2014

Today we are learning how to create our own blog and then create a post on it. You can add pictures, like this one:blogging-is-fun

Where are you at?


Posted by Mr Darma | Posted in Homework, Maths | Posted on March 18, 2014

Today in maths we are going to be having a look at Study Ladder. You will all have logins for Study Ladder where you can find activities, tasks, videos etc that can help you with all different sorts of areas of maths. You van login into study ladder using your unique passwords here or follow the link to the right hand side of this page.

The first task that has been set for you this year is an assessment of lots of different areas of maths. Give this your very best shot after you finish it will provide heaps of inforamtion for what areas of maths you may need to focus on. Once you have completed this assessment I would like you to comment on this post for how you found Study Ladder. You can also explore the Stusy Ladder site for other activities you can complete. Let me know what you think.



Asking Questions to Understand.


Posted by Mr Darma | Posted in Literacy | Posted on March 11, 2014

We all ask questions everyday. But did you ever think that asking questions about books or texts we are reading can help us to understand what we read. If we can learn to ask questions before, during and after reading then this can help us take a huge step in becoming better more confident readers. Today we will be practising asking questions. There are two ty pes of questions you can ask when reading, thin questions and thick questions. Have a look at the posters below to understand the differences between the two. Thin questions

thick questions













We will be breaking into groups today. One group will be looking at a Picture story book and generating questions about that particular book. We will also be looking at our just right book boxes and choosing a laminated text to ask questions about. One group will be looking at texts on the ipads and another group will be on computers looking at the website called into the book.

Why do you think that being able to ask questions is important?

Of all the activities you have completed in the last week which one did you enjoy the most and why?





Sochi: Winter Olympics…What sport?


Posted by Mr Darma | Posted in Literacy, News and Notes | Posted on February 9, 2014

A couple of days ago the Winter Olympics in Sochi began. The Winter Olympics has lots of diffirent sports some of them we are not so familiar with here in Australia because of the much warmer weather we have here. What sports do you think might be featured at this years Winter Olympics? sochi

After we have thought of some sports, I would like you to find out some information about those sports. Use the Australian Olmypic site to find out information about your sport. What are the rules/Gameplay and what equipment is needed and whereabouts would you conduct this event. Write in full sentences, rememeber your best punctuation and grammar and happy reading!!

Homework Week One


Posted by Mr Darma | Posted in Homework, News and Notes | Posted on February 6, 2014

Your only task that you had to complete for this weeks homework was to bring in at least one thing from home that holds a special importance to you. We shared the items yesterday in class and it was great. We got to learn so much about each other and have some laughs along the way. We also split into groups of three and talked about our own personal histories. It was a great meaningful way to get to know each other.



What was your most memorable part of this session?


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