This morning grade 4/5 ‘s went to woodwork in the MPR. We made little wooden boats and we all had lots of fun. We learnt to use a saw, how to sand and use less glue. Early in the lesson we saw two baby birds being fed by their mother out of the window.
What was everyones favourite part of the morning?
This morning our class delivered 9 different events to 1/2M and 1/2MC in a “Mini Olympics”. We spent a week planning and organising the rotations, along with writing procedures and certificates. The class taught events from the olympics along with events they’d like to have seen in Rio. The events were Relay, wheelbarrow race, distance throw, frisbee, sprints, hurdles, soccer, high jump, egg and spoon race.
What was the best part of the morning for you?
Today we dressed up in our favourite sporting colours (netball, soccer, basketball, football, etc.). There was a gold coin donation for being out of uniform. All money raised went to the Cancer Foundation. The J.S.C also ran some football activities on the oval at second lunch, the longest kick and a handball competition.
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This afternoon the grade 5 students travelled to Weeroona College to participate in some Science based activities. They experimented with magnets, microscopes, indicators and chromatography. They also did some scientific drawings. Overall it was a fantastic afternoon visiting our local high school.
What was your favourite activity?
What did you discover?
Today was our first lesson on probability with fractions. The task was to draw a spinner where the chance of it landing on a red was 1/4. Here are a few students that were proud of their efforts.
What can you tell me about the task we did?
What does the numerator represent?
What does the denominator represent?
Posted by Mr O'Toole | Posted in Integrated Studies, Mr O'Toole's messages | Posted on August 5, 2016
Answer the focus questions with a partner on this post. Make sure you answer in complete sentences and use key words from the question in your answers.
- What was the main point of the story?
- What did an ABC report into the greyhound industry find?
- Which state has decided to ban greyhound racing?
- Australia is one of only ________ countries in the world where greyhound racing still happens.
- Why do some people want greyhound racing banned?
- Describe Jacinta’s involvement in greyhound racing.
- Why is Jacinta against banning greyhound racing?
- If the ban goes ahead, what will happen to ex-racing dogs?
- Why does Michaela say greyhounds make great pets?
- Do you think greyhound racing should be banned in Australia? Give reasons for your answer.
Well done to the class members who were awarded some subway cookies for reading the required amounts at home. As a class we agreed to read 4-5 nights a week and bring our diaries in, signed, on Friday morning.
Thank you to Stewart and Jess from Kangaroo Flat Subway for doing a great deal for the kids, supplying the delicious treats.
What did everyone think of our latest treats?
Posted by Mr O'Toole | Posted in Physical Education, Reading, Writing | Posted on July 22, 2016
Choose at least 3 of these questions and answer them in complete sentences in your workbooks. Then write a short summary about the story on your blog making sure to state what you learnt from the story.
- Discuss the main issues raised in the Concussion Campaign story with another student.
- About how many sports-related concussions occur in Australia each year?
- What happens to the brain when someone gets concussed?
- What are the symptoms of concussion?
- Experts say that kids may have a higher chance of getting concussions than adults. True or false?
- Why do some people think wearing head protection could make things worse?
- What other suggestions have been made to reduce the number of concussions?
- What is the aim of the `no brain no game’ campaign?
- What do you think could be done to reduce the number of concussions in kids?