Thursday (Term 3: Week 5)

Happy Thursday from Room 3 and 4. We have one more day until Friday’s Book Week Dress Up Day

Thank you to Tino and Kanye for reading out our daily information.

Brain Teaser 

Congratulations to Tyson, who amazingly was able to correctly identify the magnified image with his first answer!

Book Week Quotes

Josh read the quote by Garrison Keillor: A book is a gift that you can open again and again. We then shared our favourite books, the ones we like to read over and over again. Here are some of our favourites:

Krish & Thierry: Diary of the Wimpy Kid because there’s cartoons and it is funny.
Freny: Do not open this book because it’s funny.
Tristan: Minecraft because you can learn abut Minecraft.
Indi: Babysitter’s Club because my mum read them when she was little and I like them.
Nyibol: Shrek because I like Donkey. He is a funny character.
Jayden B: Minecraft books that you read and play games with.
Yatin: Falcon. In the story the falcon is like a superhero. It gets attacked by robots.


Today Mrs.Giannakakis shared some important things we need to remember when measuring length and using informal objects.

-Always use a base line so the measurements are accurate.

-Use informal objects that are the same.

-Leave no gaps between the informal objects

Students had another go at measuring length  using informal objects. This time, all students were encouraged to measure using unifix cubes. Students used string as the object and some students were encouraged to measure with a ruler and compare the answers.

Book Week Investigation

Today’s Shortlisted Book Week text was ‘Heads and Tails’ by John Canty.

Heads and Tails by John Canty is an extraordinary children’s picture book. Leveraging the natural and universal fascination that children have with animals, the book utilises hints and recognition to build a sense of anticipation on each page, that is resolved on the following page when the identity of the animal is discovered.

Young readers are engaged in the process of deduction by drawing on visual prompts and clues such as where an animal may live, what the animal may look like and sounds the animal makes. The effect is that each page presents an engaging yet accessible mini mystery for the child to solve. Accordingly, the young reader’s inevitable participation in the process of discovery is ensures the book’s enjoyment. The tempo and sense of anticipation of Heads and Tails is in a similar tradition to Eric Carle and Bill Martin Jr’s iconic Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

About the Author

John Canty loves design, books, art, drawings, paintings, watercolours, printmaking, the country, cows, the wild sea, architecture, beautiful writing, whippets, music, violins, croissants, pizzas, French movies, Italian food, Scandinavian design, fast computers, slow food, coffee and beautiful Melbourne.


Whilst 2JH went to P.E, 2RG made their way to Library. Today’s text was called ‘Bitsy‘ written by Nicki Greenbery.

Art: Picasso

Picasso greatly respected children’s art work: ‘ … it has taken me my whole life to learn to draw like a child’.

Picasso was born in Malaga, in Spain, in 1881. From an early age he showed exceptional artistic talent. His father encouraged his talent and when Picasso was 23 he moved to Pairs, in France, to continue his art work. He was fascinated with the way children saw the world, but their freedom and their fantasy. Picasso often said: ‘In every child there is an artist. The difficulty is knowing how to hold on to this artist as the child grows up.’ Picasso himself never stopped painting and producing art until his death in 1973 at the age of 91.

Today, we explored the ways in which Picasso created faces:

Picasso Art– click here for a video


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