Here are the photos from our recent Book Week Parade. Everyone had to dress up as a character from a book.
We had evil villains, vampire friends, a couple of tradesmen, sporting people, robbers, a fairy and friends from fairy tales and many visitors from Hogwarts School.
Thanks AllStars for participating in the fun – all those who came and dressed up made it a fun day – smiles all around
We have had a couple of “Jellybeans” music lessons so far this term and are really excited to be learning to play the recorder.
Recently we used charcoal pencils to sketch some aspects of our recorders. We tried to experiment by pressing softly and more firmly, using the side of the pencil and the tip of the pencil as well.
Here are our finished sketches …..
wii”ve Got The Music – Recorder Sketchings on PhotoPeach
We are studying music for the next few weeks, and we will be using the wii to help us explore and experience a huge range of instruments.
We used our Golden Time today for the intial taste of what the wii can do – everyone had a quick turn at playing an instrument and we all had a bit of a laugh as well.
Stay tuned for more posts on what else we are doing with the wii Music.
On your marks …..
Get set ….
The school sports carnival had started.
Hearts thumping, muscles straining, legs pumping.
Eyes straining for the finish line.
There it is, almost there…..
Who else loves the carnival?
Running, jumping, stretching, gliding, playing, cheering, chanting.
Lots to do.
A great day.
(And here are the pictures to prove it )
We had a visitor from the USA visit our school recently – his name was NED.
N= Never give up
E= Encourage others
D= Do your best
NED taught us about being a good person, getting along with others and respecting yourself and everyone else too.
To help make the visit even better, NED told his story using a yo-yo and performing really good tricks.
Now lots of people have yo-yos and are learning to do tricks too!
A new term and a new investigation is underway.
For the next little while we will be looking at “Light and Sound” – first in a scientific way with a visit from the CSIRO Labs on Legs where we are looking forward to some more great hands on activities and experiments to do.
To get ready for this visit we spent a beautiful and sunny afternoon exploring what we already knew about light and shadows.
First up we played “Shadow Tag” outside in the playground. The person who was “it” had to catch the other kids by stamping on their shadow.
We decided that the trick was to make sure that the person who was “it” was always between you and the sun. If you did this, then it was nearly impossible for “it” to reach your shadow.
This was because our bodies blocked the light from the sun, causing a shadow behind us. If “it” was between you and the sun then your shadow was too far away from “it” for him to reach!
We also tried to make numbers and letters using our shadows – can you see the numbers and letters that we made with our bodies?
Inside, we used the OHP as the light source to make shadow animals with our hands. We also used other objects from around the room to experiment with shadows as well.
Some people were really clever at making interesting patterns and creatures with their hands.
The conference in Washington was HUGEl! There were over 18 000 people there!
I came across this sign many times while walking around the conference centre, and I thought that it was a great idea.
How could we use a sign like this in our classroom?
Let’s see how many ideas we can come up with ……
Here’s one to get you going:
1. If we are doing a lesson in Maths and I’m good at this topic I could put an “ASK ME” sign on my desk
PS: Prizes are on offer ;-)