Posted by Mr Darma | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 12, 2014
Good Morning everyone,
Today we have an opportunity to join students all across the country to participate in an online session related to cybersafety. We will have the session on the TV in the classroom. There is also an opportunity to join a conversation with students across the country. To chat about the issues in the session all you have to do is follow the link below:
Once you are in their you must put a name. To help us identify who is typing we are going to use the code bsps-initial. So my initials are GD so I would use bsps-gd
Have fun and be safe online!
Posted by Mr Darma | Posted in Literacy | Posted on November 10, 2014
This week we our class spelling focus is on ‘ph’ words. Quite often in english words that have a /f/ sound in them are spelt with a ‘ph’. We are simply going to record our spelling words in our English books this time. Remember you must five ‘just right’ words as well as five of the class words. Remember to be very careful when you are recording your words, dont be confident like this guy…
Below are our class spelling words for the week. Make sure you pick words that are appropriate for you no goos choosing words you already no how to spell! Challenge yourself!
Remeber to work hard and have phun!
It is very important when blogging that any comment you leave is a quality comment. On most blogs you need to scroll down under a post and look for the ‘leave a comment’ section. You then might have to put in some details that allow you to leave a comment. Once you have found yourself in the right place there are several steps you need to remember:
1. Start with a greeting, and close it officially as well-sort of like a letter.
2. Always remember correct spelling, punctuation and grammar.
3. Make your comment relevant! Add more information about the post, compliment the author or ask a question regarding the post make sure it is related.
4. Always re-read and edit the comment before you submit it.
Never include personal information about yourself and have fun commenting!
I would like you to practice quality commenting by visiting other Bourchier Blogs and leaving them a Quality comment. Let’s all do one comment for something on JAS’s blog. After you have done this get a friend to check that it really is a ‘quality’ comment. Then you can go to another Bourchier Blog and do the same thing. You will then have some real experience in quality commenting and be on your way to becoming an excellent digital citizen!
This is a great video about how to write quality comments from a class in California:
Feel free to leave a quality comment on this post.
Today in our Literacy session we had a look at some issues that we might be likely to see on a current affairs show at the moment. First we had a look at a three minute video from Behind the News. Check it out below?
After some healthy discussion about homelessness. We then split into small groups and read about 4 different issues that might affect people at the moment. What we noticed is that quite often some of the features of a written text are very similar to a video text like a current affairs segment. Both forms of presenting a issue had the following features:
- An appropriate introduction to the issue.
- Facts and figures.
- A personal story, from someone that is affected by the issue.
- Advice on how you can get involved in tackling the issue.
These things might be good to remember when we are planning our own current affair programs.
Check out the articels we looked out here: Articles