Our School’s Learning Expo

During this week our school had our learning expo. We had learnt lots and seen all the school and their classes.

Prep: Prep presented their learning on mini beasts. They were doing snails. I learnt that people put cracked egg shells around their plants so the snails can’t get in. I also learnt that snails only have tiny eyes and most of the time they do not know what they are doing.

Grade 1: Grade 1 have presented their learning with mini beasts also.  They did millipedes, spiders, butterflies and a few more. I learnt that millipedes have 1,000 legs. That’s quite a lot of legs! I also learnt that when bee’s are being laid, before they become a bee they are something called a larva.

Grade 2:  Grade 2’s were doing mini beasts as well. In front of their classroom they had a table and ants that they made. I learnt that ants have six legs. I also learnt that caterpillars turn into a cocoon and later on turn into a butterfly. I have seen it before and it is a beautiful sight.

Grade 3’s and 4’s: The 3’s and 4’s focused on the human body. I learnt that noses help you taste, you have over 650 muscles in your body and that your small intestine is about 6 metres long.

Grade 5’s and 6’s: Our classes decided to focus on Energise Australia which is energy sources around Australia. I did solar power and my friends did oil and wind. Here are some of the things I learnt about energy sources.

Coal

Coal is non-renewable

Australia uses 78% of the world’s coal

Black coal is more ideal for fuel and energy

Potential Energy

First batteries created in 1798

Batteries come in different sizes

Each cell has a positive and negative terminal

Thank you for reading this week. What did you learn? How was your week?

Bye!

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My Learning (Week 6)

Hello everyone welcome back to my blog.

This week has been interesting, busy and a learning experience for me.

During this week grade 5/6’s have read stories and have been doing a response to them.

The first one we did was The Stone Lion by Margaret Wild. The story was about a lion who just wanted to move. There was a girl called Sarah and her brother who were homeless. The scene was set at NYC Public Library. Sarah and her brother would sit against him softly. There was a gargoyle who was like a guide to the lion about living. One snowy day, Sarah and her brother were cold and covered in snow. They had nowhere to go. The gargoyle gave the lion just 1 chance to move and to do something. The lion could finally move. He got Sarah and her brother into the library and started to turn back into stone. The librarian moved him back outside. A while after that, the lion was becoming more popular and was feeling for the very first time. I learnt that life is a great gift and we should all do random acts of kindness to everyone.

The other one we did was Scary Night. The story was about a hare with a hat, a cat with a cake and a pig with a parcel. They all had to go through scary obstacles and challenges to get to their destination. It was really interesting at first and then we all realised that the animals were on their way to a goats party! We had to do a response to it which was a comic version of what we thought it was set in and a scene in a book.

Thank you all for reading my blog viewers. I hope you have a good weekend. How was your week?

 

Bye!

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My Learning (Week 5)

Hi everyone. This weeks post is about my learning for week five. We did decimals, spelling, reading and more. Read on to find out!

This week with Spelling some of the grade 5’s got new spelling words that the grade 6’s use. We do an excel on our google drive on our chromes, LSCWC and partner testing.

With Maths we have been focusing on decimals. We have learnt where and how to place decimals and numbers on a place value chart, add decimals and see which number is the highest when adding and placing decimals.

In our Inquiry unit we are doing ‘Energise Australia’ which is about energy. We are in groups and talking/presenting different types of energy sources. I am doing solar energy with my group.  Our question is ‘What are the advantages of solar; how do people use it?’

During Reading this week we learnt about water energy and how it works. We are writing down answers from questions and using examples. It was very fascinating.

Jed Anderson and Grant Birchall came from Hawthorn Football Club on Monday. We went outside to play games and learn some of the skills from football. I had a lot of fun!

All in all this week was very busy, fun, exciting and another great learning experience. I hope you enjoyed reading about my week. How was your week?

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Bye! 😉

My Learning (Week 4)

This week was busy and fun . We had our AFL Gala Day and had someone from Hawthorn come to tell us about how to be a healthy person and how the players train.

The person’s name was Michael and he came to talk us about being healthy. We learnt what the importance a healthy body is, how to eat healthy, sometimes foods and how to exercise.

The importance to a healthy body is to eat and drink healthy. In your lunchbox you should have good foods like fruit, salads and some good biscuits. Sometimes foods like chips, pizza and junk food should only be a treat or used for birthday parties.

Did you know our bodies are made out of 75% of water? That means that we need to drink a lot of water. Children need to drink 5 glasses of water and adults need to have at least 7. You need water to stay hydrated and healthy.

Michael told us we need to have 60 minutes of exercise per day. You should split it up so you don’t wear yourself out. So maybe for recces you could run with some friends, skip, play 4 square and a lot more. I play netball and have netball training every Thursday and play netball on Saturday. I walk home every Wednesday.

The students got a diary each to write down what they eat, how many hours of sleep, glasses of water, electronic time and what physical activity we did.

All in all it was pretty good. I learnt lots on how to stay healthy and are now becoming more active and having better food in my lunchbox.

Thanks for reading. Bye! 🙂

My Learning (Week 3)

Hi everyone. During this week there was a lot on. I learnt heaps. Read on if you want to find out more!

During this fabulous week we had Italian Day. Before we had it, we learnt about the different type of people during the Roman Empire. I dressed up as a wealthy woman and other people dressed up as slaves, gods, empires, soldiers and gladiators. During the activities we learnt how to make the item, play the game and find out about the history of Romans. I learnt that when Romans made coins, they would have their face on the front side and have something they were proud of on the other. e.g farmer and his crops.

Tuesday we did energy reading groups. I was with my friends and we learnt about solar power. I learnt that more people use normal electricity than solar because solar costs more money to install but it decreases your energy bills because solar power is free. We are also doing an inquiry task and my question is ‘Why is barely anyone using solar power in their homes?’ I’m quite interested in this topic because it is interesting to find out how it works and what are the advantages of it.

On Wednesday I wasn’t at school because I was sick. But our class played beetle. To play beetle you need one dice to make up the numbers and you would have to join them up to make it a beetle. I didn’t get to play it but it sounds like a lot of fun.

Thursday our maths was a game called Mel’s Rolls. You had to tally all the way up to one hundred with a die and colour in a square on what number it landed on. e.g. I rolled: 5 I colour: 1 square in row 5 I tally: my first roll. I learnt how to tally better and find out that you can’t always trust statistics.

Friday was auditions for our school production. I didn’t audition but my friends did. I watched and learnt how nice acting is. But, I’m a bit too scared to go up on stage and acting isn’t really appealing to me.

Thank you for reading about my week. I hope you enjoyed yours and learnt heaps. This week was very exciting and I can’t wait for next week.

Bye! 😀

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My Learning (Week 2)

Hello everyone. Today I will be writing about my week. We went to see Beauty and The Beast, we learnt about building better school yards and we had our AFL Gala Day.

On the 22nd of July the grade 5/6’s went to the Emmaus Production; ‘Beauty And The Beast’.

It was a great experience to watch them all preform this beautiful production. It took Emmaus 9 months to produce.

The props were amazing. Everything was well made and it looked real. I loved the rose that they made. It sparkled with red light and stood out in a beautiful glass container.

The costumes were absolutely stunning. I liked Belle’s costume the most when she was dancing with the Beast. It was a yellow silk dress. her hair was tied up with a yellow bow holding it all together. The Beasts costume was a blue gown/robe with long pants and a long shirt. My favourite character was Lumiere because he was funny and he danced a lot.

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On Monday we did ‘Building Better Schoolyards’. A woman named Catherine came and talked to us about bullying and what would a student, class, teacher do if they saw bullying happen. We learnt what was bullying and what could you to help a friend.

On Thursday we had people come to teach us the skills of football. It was our AFL Gala Day. We learnt how to kick, grab the football and bouncing. At the start we played poison ball with the footballs. I was one of the first ones out but I didn’t mind. We played that 3 times.

At the end we played football volleyball. Our team lost the first game but in our second game we won.

All in all my week was quite good because we got to experience new things. My favourite thing this week was going to Beauty and the Beast. I didn’t have a least favourite thing because everything was great.

Thank you for reading about my week. I hope everyone enjoyed their week as well. Goodbye and enjoy your weekend! 😉

My Learning (Week 1)

This week at my school I have learnt a lot of things that I would like to share with you. I learnt fractions of a collection, energy and we did reading groups as well.

Yesterday our class did a fraction activity. It was about a monkey and his 60 peaches. There were questions like; ‘The monkey had 3 quarters of his peaches. Then he gave the rest away. Then he ate 1.’  And that would be the first day. At the end we had to work out how many peaches the monkey had left. After all the questions my answer was that the monkey only had 1 peach left. It was hard at first, but I kept on working it out and asking questions and then it got easier.  You would work it out like this.

E.g

(60 divided by 4) = 15 (x 3) = 45 – 1 = 44 (Day 1)

Ect.

Yesterday we learnt how to draw optical illusions. What we did was we traced our hand and drew lines to make it an illusion. Here’s the video if you want to learn how to do it.

Thank you for reading! Enjoy the rest of your day and the weekend!

Let’s Say Goodbye

Hi all, welcome back. Today is the last week of the blogging challenge.

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  • How many posts did you write? I have done 9 posts including this one.
  • How many were school based, your own interests or set by the challenge? I have done 1 school based challenge, 1 of my own interest and 7 of the blogging challenge.
  • How many comments did you receive from classmates, teachers or overseas students? I have 9 comment from my classmates and from people from different schools.
  • Which post received the most comments? Why do you think that happened? The one that received the most comments was ‘My Passion For…’ post. I think it got the most comments because a lot of people like cats and they talk about it.
  • Which post did you enjoy writing the most and why? I enjoyed writing ‘Down In The Valley’ the most because it’s a calm and a relaxing poem and it’s nice.
  • Did you change blog themes at all and why? Yes I did change themes sometimes because I didn’t like some of them but now I have on I really like.
  • How many widgets do you have? Do you think this is too many or not enough? I have 10 widgets on my blog. I don’t think it’s too much and nor not enough.
  • How many overseas students do you have on your blogroll? I have 12 overseas students. 11 from America and 1 from Sri Lanka.
  • Which web tools did you use to show creativity on your blog? I used ‘bunnyherolabs’ for my pets and ‘Custom Glitter Text’ for my welcoming widget.

Thanks For Reading. Bye! 🙂

 

Let’s Talk About This…

Hey guys, how are your weeks going? Good I hope. 😉

Today I will be talking about the endangerment of tigers. As you may; have not heard, tigers are endangered. So sad. 🙁

The primary threats to the survival of Siberian tigers are poaching and habitat loss from intensive logging and development. The Siberian Tiger is classified as endangered by the IUCN. South China tigers (Panthera tigris amoyensis) are the smallest of all the tiger subspecies; it is also the most critically endangered.

Wild tiger numbers are at an all-time low. We have lost 97% of wild tigers in just over a century. Tigers may be one of the most revered animals, but they are also vulnerable to extinction. As few as 3,200 exist in the wild today.

The largest of all the Asian big cats, tigers rely primarily on sight and sound rather than smell. They typically hunt alone and stalk prey. A tiger can consume up to 88 pounds of meat at one time. On average, tigers give birth to 2-3 cubs every 2-2.5 years. If all the cubs in one litter die, a second litter may be produced within 5 months. This could change so soon we wouldn’t have any tigers at all.

Thanks for reading about this. It is a very serious cause. Bye. 😐

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References:

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=tigers&rlz=1CAACAJ_enAU632AU632&espv=2&biw=1366&bih=657&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=3kRdVb31AaW8mgWok4DwBA&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&safe=active&ssui=on

http://www.worldwildlife.org/species/tiger