The Junior school sleepover was a great. Our class all said they had a great time. Despite the hot weather everyone still found enough energy to use the all-abilities playground and dance for a long time at the disco. Here are a couple of photos.
What was your favourite part of the sleepover?
We had a great time today at Mr Poole’s farm. We took a bus just after recess for about twenty minutes until we arrived at the farm. After putting our bags in a safe spot near the house Mr Poole took us for a ride on the tractor to see many of the animals on the farm. We saw heaps of cows and quite a few of them had calves that we’re having a drink.
The Bull was in a separate paddock and he was pretty big. We also got to pat horses, check out the dicks and their eggs and of course give cuddles to their pet Dog Phoebe.
What was you favourite part of the farm visit?
Today in our Reading hour we took a look at the very cute Scaredy Squirrel. He decides to stay at home instead of take a trip to the beach. We discussed our on holidays and what some are some essential items we might want to bring with us. Some people came up with some great ideas!
What would you take with you on a beach holiday?
This week we haqve been talking about something called an inference. An inference is when we use clues from the text and our knowledge to make a guess about what is happening in the text.
Clues from text + Our own knowledge= An INFERENCE!
We read a couple of texts and made inferences from them and yesterday we made inferences using this great little animation. Check it out…
This short little video is another way of explaining what an inference is.
Some of students practiced their inferencing skills using this game (just click the link)
Here is our timetable for the week. We will be looking at making connections with what we read during our reading sessions. We are continuing our focus on take away in maths and we are all looking forward to our dance showcase on Thursday at 12:20 (this is not reflected on the timetable but it is definitely happening!)
In JGD we have been really loving our Inquiry sessions. We have had heaps of different activities going on in the classroom check out some of the photos below…
Today in class Sean brought in his new toy the BB8 Droid. This toy was super cute! We sat in a circle in the hall and allowed BB-8 to roll around stopping at some of us and then we would ask a question. You can control him to answer yes or no. This was a great way for us to think about the types of questions we were asking to try and find out as much information as possible.
Check out the BB8 in this video…
As a part of our classes investigations into money we will be having a market day on Thursday. At 11:30 we will be selling food that we have made, so please come on down and enjoy some food, all the treats will be reasonably priced and it should be a fun time!
This week in JGD we have been spending some time looking at Mem Fox’s great read ‘Possum Magic’ Hush’s Grandmother takes Hush on a journey all over Australia sampling some great Australian food to see if it can cure Hush’s problem. We had a bit of a discussion in class about Australian states and cities and even tried to locate them on an Australian map. Here is a copy of a map of Australia with the states drawn in.
The places we were looking for were:
and of course how could we leave out….
After using a few clues from Possum Magic we ended up taking a guess of where these places are. Next, we are going to look at a map of Australia of where these places are.
Maybe next time we could talk about some of the food in Possum Magic…
We won the P.E. Award. Every week at our school one class that demonstrates excellent teamwork and co-operation skills gets recognise with a special trophy that we can take back to our classroom for the week. This week it was us!
We demonstrated excellent listening and many of us were heard by Mr White encouraging each other. Great Job everybody! Keep up the good work!
We have a minimum of 5 hours of focused reading time each week. The students have dedicated time to work with ‘Just Right’ Texts and are exposed to a variety of genres and text styles.
Like Reading students are given lots of opportunities to write. Students work on their own and in groups to construct a variety of texts using both handwritten and digital forms of publication.