This week's spelling words are back to being frequently used and often misspelled words.
understand / trouble / training / technology / successful / scientific /
responsibility / represent / application / patient
And here's an upcoming event to remember:
Thursday 25th October - Meet Monika twilight picnic - 6pm - 8pm
Also, please remember to bring in the Professor Bunsen Science incursion note as soon as possible.
Since conducting Science experiments in Integrated, and writing procedural texts about them in Writing sessions, we thought that for Writer's Notebook this week we would write a procedure or 'how to' guide, about something absurd.
Students came up with texts that included:
*How to fake doing your work
*How to get rich
*How to get a car without paying
If you would like to know how to do any of these things (and more) please speak to a 3C student.
Enjoy the weekend
We've been exploring heating and the effect it has on materials.
Today we hypothesised about ways to melt an ice cube and a square of chocolate. Students came up with many different ways to do so, some messier than others. Gabriel melted the chocolate by rubbing it in his hands, Charlotte used the warmth from her armpits, Camille smashed the materials down into smaller pieces to melt them quicker...
We've been learning about fractions in Maths, and have integrated coding and using the jump racers into mathematical work. We were coding our racers to perform tasks (representing a fraction) on a number line. Some of us explored halves, thirds, quarters, fifths...
We then applied this understanding to making fractions and finding equivalence using iPads.
Don't forget to check the CNPS Italiano blog for all that happens in our Italian sessions with Senora Jackie.
This week's spelling words are all plurals. The words incorporate many of the strategies we use when changing singular words to plural.
themselves / halves / receipts / octopuses / mice / women / children / moose / hypotheses / masses.
And don't forget there is the ThinkUKnow Cyber safety parent presentation on Tuesday 23rd October. Please remember to RSVP https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ThinkUKnowRSVP
ThinkUKnow Australia is a cyber safety education program that educates parents, carers and teachers of how people are using technology, the challenges they may face online, and how to help them overcome these in a safe and ethical way.
The presentation will be delivered by a local law enforcement member and an industry volunteer. The presentation covers issues relating to children and young peoples’ privacy and security online, their relationships with other users and their online reputation. It provides insight into the devices young people are using, as well as the popular websites, apps and social networking sites they’re accessing.
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to learn more about young people and the online environment, and how you can help them to be safe and responsible users of technology.
It was quite a hectic start to the new term last week.
We have begun writing Choose Your Own Adventure stories in Writing, experimented in Integrated (making ice cream and creating a candle vacuum in a jar), started a few worm farms for our school, and in Maths we have started our Fractions and Decimals unit.
Miss D was also with us for her two week block, and will be this week too.
Adam made the abc news, for his humanitarian work over the school holidays too!
Finally, below is the Term 4 outline.
And with that, Term 3 is over.
It's been a particularly busy term - school production, numeracy incursion, literacy incursion, book week, Melbourne Museum excursion...
One more term to go!
As you'll know, it's been organised chaos with all things production related.
You'll be aware that the concert performance nights have changed:
A-G families Mon 3rd Sept
H-O families Tues 4th Sept
P-Z families Wed 5th Sept
Because of these changes, you will have received notes regarding transportation to the rehearsal practise during the school day. Please make sure that you have signed and returned the note with the amended date changes.
Also during production week is the Book Week incursion. This will be on Tuesday 4th Sept, in the morning. Students H-O will be going to production rehearsal after the incursion. Again, please sign and return the note as soon as possible.
Finally, there is the clash between the production and our Melbourne Museum excursion. Students with surnames P-Z will still be going to the museum on Thursday 6th Sept, and they will be attending production rehearsal on Wednesday 5th.
Families A-O will have received a note stating that they will go on the excursion on Wednesday 5th, so please return the amended note as early as you can.
I will be attending the Wednesday excursion (with the A-O students), and Katrina from 4B will go in my place on Thursday 6th with the P-Z students.
Thank you for your understanding and patience with all of these changes, and if you have any concerns, please contact the school or myself.