A reminder to families to return your Student Led Conference bookings asap, as they are happening next Tuesday 19th September.
Please ask for a note if you still need to book.
Looking forward to celebrating our learning successes this year!
It's already near the end of Term 3!
And what an eventful term it has been.
We have written poetry books, discussion texts (about whether teachers should wear school uniforms) and are now writing biographies of a peer. As you know, we have lead eventful lives in our nine or ten years...
In Math we have worked on strategies to recall multiplication and division facts, which is helping us to solve area and fraction problems.
We're into exploring Australia's pre-colonial history in Integrated, looking at life for our Indigenous elders before and at the time of settlement. For the rest of term, we are working on completing a portfolio of activities that demonstrate our understanding of significant people and events during this time.
These past two weeks have been pretty cool because we have had incursions.
The PLANKS incursion as part of Maths was awesome! We built structures with blocks, using what we know about geometry and shape to create a unique structure.
This week we have our Literacy incursion and our Integrated incursions too.
Parents, don't forget that Tuesday 19th of September is the night of our student lead conferences. Please book a time to come and view your child's Weebly and other work they are proud of.
AlsoHolidays are (just about) over and Term Three is ready to rock and roll.
Here is the 34B timetable at the moment. You'll notice that we have 3-6 Athletics on a Friday (to get the kids ready for InterSchool sports) and Peer Support, also on a Friday.
* The Welcome to Country that was planned for last term, will be held on Wednesday 16th August.
* Simon will be absent until week 5 of term (Monday 14th Aug). So please direct any questions to the very capable Miss T (Kate).
(This is a copy of the note that was sent home last Friday)
Dear 3/4B families
As you may have been made aware by your child, I will be away for a period of time at the end of this term (Term Two) and the beginning of Term Three. My wife is due to have a baby at the end of June, so I will therefore be taking family leave to be at home.
I won’t be at school for the last week of term, however I will be at school for Parent Teacher Interviews on Tuesday 27th June. In Term Three I will be away for the first four weeks of term, and return on Monday 14th August.
In my absence, I have organised my replacement Kate Trecartin (Ms T.). Feel free to contact her with any issues or questions, or see Sarah, the 3/4 Team Leader.
The Maths incursion is happening FINALLY during the last week of school.
34B will be playing human foosball at 9am Wednesday 28th on the oval.
In our Digital Technologies sessions, we have have been exploring coding. For those who don't know, coding is directing a computer to do something.
So far, we have coded Bee-bots (which are little bee robots). We had to program their movements to create shapes and around a course. We wrote the program (coding) in our books before we programmed (coded) the Bee-bots.
We also did some online coding too. Some of us were coding with Minecraft, Flappy Bird and Code Combat. It was cool because we then explored Artist, which we need to identify acute, obtuse and right angles to create shapes and patterns.
We've had a very busy few weeks.
In Maths, we've been working on measurement and perimeter, as well as adding and subtracting money.
We've been measuring things in the classroom, outside of the classroom and have created a city skyline using perimeter.
*Please note that the maths incursion has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.
In Writing, we're onto the final stages of drafting and publishing our adventure narratives.
Our heroes are on a quest to save someone, find something or destroy something. They will face multiple setbacks on the way to the final conflict and resolution, ultimately being successful and achieving their goals. We'll be finished soon, so ask us about them.
We have also been dissecting fruit and plants as part of our Integrated unit on flower life cycles. Hopefully the bean seeds we germinated at school have been replanted at home and will give us some yummy broad beans to cook with.
The 3/4s have been involved in touch rugby sessions on a Wednesday afternoon. It's a great way for us to run around and warm up in the ever cooling weather.
And finally, Amanda (who is a Melbourne University Teacher Colleague) will be finishing up with us next week. Then she'll be off to the great wide world of teaching herself. It's been really great to have her in the classroom and she has definitely been a benefit to our learning over her time with us.
Next week is Education Week in Victorian schools.
We'd like you to come and visit us on Wednesday the 24th, to see what a normal day is like at school.
Wednesday 24th May. Come along at any time!
Also, next Monday is our Maths Foosball incursion. Check out the blog for an update.
And finally, Amanda (from Melbourne Uni) will be with us for the final of her teaching placements, for the next three weeks. So expect to see her around.
For the past few weeks in Maths, we've been working on measurement.
That means learning how to properly use a ruler to measure, recording measurements in formal units, that type of thing.
So far we've had to measure lines on the carpet in the classroom. it was challenging because for some of us to know where to begin measuring and recording measurements. But we're getting better.
We have also begun to build a table out of icypole sticks. We have to make sure that the table is 5cm in height and 10cm in length. The second part is to make our table sturdy enough to hold weight.