This great VoiceThread shows 3 different ways of working out the same addition problem. The second one is the way that we have been learning recently, front end loading. Did you know that there is no wrong way of working out a problem? As long as you can arrive at the correct answer, you should do maths problems in which ever way is best for you.
A big thank you to Miss Abercromby who working with the students to produce these great sense poems. Can you work out what the children are writing about? You can add your comments to the Voicethread below. If you find the Voicethread too little, you can click on this link for a full screen version: https://voicethread.com/share/4586115/
It was easy to make a building from coloured blocks, and it was easy to photograph them from each side and from the top. But would it be easy to reconstruct the same building from the photos? We thought we’d give it a try. Some people found it a bit tricky to start with, but seemed to find it easier with each one. Watch the video below to see how we went.
Was there anything that you found difficult when you did this? Were some easier to build than others? Which ones?
Harmony Day is a day where we celebrate our differences and know that people of different nationalities can work well together. We wore orange or yellow to school, gave a gold coin donation to go to our sister school in Bali, participated in some singing and dancing, watched a lion dance AND had our turn to host an assembly.
Huge thanks to go Mrs Bouska and Mrs Pepperel for all the work they did to organise the visitors to our school, and especially to Mrs Heal for teaching us Auslan and directing our assembly (her first assembly!). Have a look at the slide show below to see some of our day.
We have been learning about 3D shapes, and we have even made some 3D shapes out of newspaper. We know that 3D shapes are not flat like 2D shapes. 3D shapes are 2D shapes that are joined together. Some 3D shapes have curved sides and some have vertices. Some 3D shapes have an apex, like square and triangular based pyramids. You can see 3D shapes all around you.
Please watch our video to see us working.
Can you name some 3D shapes? How many do you know?
Do you know what the difference between a prism and a pyramid is?
In our History lessons, we have been discussing the reasons why people from other countries may have migrated to Australia. We came up with a variety of good reasons. Then on Friday last week, we read The Littlest Refugee by Ahn Do and watched a video showing photographs of Vietnamese refugees.
One of the things that people from other countries have brought to Australia is a wide variety of delicious food. So we thought we’d make Vietnamese spring rolls. Most of us thought they were delicious, and Jordan and Brendan must have made and eaten three or four! We even send one to Mrs Anderson for her to enjoy. Mrs Hansen had never had a Vietnamese spring roll before. She was glad that she was working with our class when we made them!
Did you enjoy making the rolls? How about eating them?
Do you have a favourite food from another country? What is it and what do you like best about it?
We have spent time examining the every-day objects from the past that are in our classroom. We talked about what each item may have been used for and whether or not it had historical importance (taught us about how people lived in the past). We discovered that, for many of the objects, we couldn’t all agree on whether they were historically important or not. Then we arranged them in their possible chronological order, with the oldest items first and the more recent ones coming last. That wasn’t easy either! The only thing upon which we could all agree was the ipad. We knew that was the most recent!
Were there any items you were unsure of? What were they?
Which do you think is the oldest item in our collection?
We have been at school three weeks now, and the children havealready had their first go at blogging. Here’s a post for you to do independently. Remember to start your comment with “Dear Mrs W,” and finish it with “From” and your name/s.
What is something you have really enjoyed at school so far?
Well, it’s 2013 and there is a new class of Superstars. We have had a great start to the year and everyone seems to be very settled (including the teachers!).
We will be learning about some of our local history this year. Mrs Wolfenden has gathered a few objects from the past (with thanks to the Gosnells museum) and we are trying to guess what they are. Have you worked out what any of them are?
Mrs Wolfenden knows what most of the artifacts are. But there is one even she is not sure of. Can you help? What do you think this object is?
We are a class of 8 and 9 year olds in Western Australia. We try really hard to spell things correctly but we don't always get it right. It's not just perfect work that gets put on our blog, but it is work of which we are proud. Please enjoy our work and leave a comment - we love to get them!