DEBATING TIME!

This morning we performed our debates! Our preparation of this began at the beginning of the term where we focussed on Exposition Writing and Modality Language. 

Before we began the debating process we discussed what we thought would make a successful debate;

Jonas – Projecting your voice so you have to be loud
Zack – You need to be passionate about what you are saying
Lara – A loud voice so people can hear

It was amazing to see these debates come together. Students passionately shared their arguments that were so creatively supported with different types of evidence like pictures, movies and information. It was great to see so many valid points being made with excellent reasoning!

   

 

End of term FRIYAY July 7!

Good morning for the final time this term bloggers!

Can you believe it is the last day of Term 2? Time really does fly when you’re having fun and learning new things. We have had a busy Term 2 filled with exciting events and happenings around the school. We participated in NAPLAN, were passionate about Mission Week and most recently were lucky enough to spend three days away at Illawonga Camp. 

Today we spent time reflecting upon ou specks of gold from this term; 

  • Miss Battifuoco – Working with Mr D!
  • Mr DePalma – Working with Miss B!
  • Dhyana – We were allowed to use whatever we want to finish work. Like we don’t just have to draw or write we can use what we want as long as we get the task
  • Arthi – When Miss B let us make a landmark on Minecraft
  • Victor – The new fitness games. We had different ones in the bins
  • Mohammad – I am proud I got a B for science. I worked hard!
  • Jacob – I loved camp!
  • Gem – Hanging out with my friends and also doing work with them
  • Aaliyah B – Going to camp and the gym.
  • Jan – I really liked camp. I got to play with the doggies!
  • Zack  – Angles in maths! They entertained me
  • Kuot – I like doing arrays
  • Gabby – Camp was such a positive experience it was super fun!

Both teachers biggest speck of gold this term has been observing more and more children choosing to make positive choices each day. We have really worked on improving our work ethic, attitude towards learning and behaviour 🙂

Have a happy and safe holiday break! :
Bring on Term 3!

Tremendous Thursday July 6

HI ALL!

Thursday July 6! Do you know what this means?

  1. Today we will have our debates ready to go for tomorrow!
  2. Unfortunately Mr. DePalma is away today so we welcome Miss R.
  3. It is one more sleep until holidays 🙂
  4. Our Landmarks and Science Experiments are due
  5. It is NAIDOC week!
    NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians.NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements and is an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.

This week students have begun investigating their own Personal Inquiries. It has been inspiring to see students using and applying skills they have learnt thus far in navigating the internet for research and paraphrasing independently. We have observed students confidently pose and answer their own open ended questions. Today we continued on with our learning!

  • Jacob is learning about Emre Can
  • Dhyana has a strong interest in the Zodiac Signs and is exploring this further
  • Alex is exploring the life of Robert Lewandowski!
  • Hemen is inquiring into Selena Gomez and how she has changed the music industry
  • Mason has a passion for Pokemon! He is delving deeper into this

As part of NAIDOC week, today we comprehended what the term actually means to us as Australians today and those in our extensive history.

‘Eddie Mabo is a famous Indigenous Australian’ – Gabriella.

Zack: ‘NAIDOC week is about recognising Aboriginal People in Australia today.’

Chad Wingard and Eddie Betts play footy and are famous Aboriginal People – ‘Mohammad.’

‘Isn’t the guy on the $2 coin an Aboriginal person? I am going to look that up.’ – Nam.

As part of our learning students investigated a famous Indigenous Australian.

Alex researched Jessica Mauboy

Mason inquired into Neville Bonner:

Erika – Adam Goodes

A big part of making our learning environment a safe, inspiring and successful place is hearing student voice in the decision making process. Today we discussed things that will improve our classroom in terms of learning, engagement and even behaviour for next term! Students had the chance to design our room for next term. Tomorrow we will re-arrange the furniture to suit and teachers will together discuss how we can accommodate the students creative ideas.

  • Alex – “I think we need another TV and our own table by ourselves.”
  • Gabby – “I think bean bags could help us to relax but do our work too.”
  • Nam – “What about class headphones? For us who don’t have any.”

Justin’s Design – “I have spaced all the furniture out and moved the couch closer to the middle. This will give us more space.”

Alex’s Design including seperate tables

Nam’s New Design

 

Erika’s design explained in detail

Thien-An’s Design!

Wednesday July 5!

Good morning bloggers! We hope you are keeping warm on these chilly mornings!

This week we have been working on finishing various inquiries! 

Our country landmarks and fact sheets are due! We have seen some super creative ICT skills. Students have used programs such as Minecraft, Sketchpad, Scratch and Inspire to recreate a famous landmark from the country they inquired into.

Also, our Gravity Experiment write-ups are also due. We have really been focusing on the science behind WHY things happen. We have investigated gravity, air resistance and how this links to objects falling.

Lastly, tomorrow we will be performing our debates! Stay tuned to hear and see how we go 🙂

Examples of these pieces of work are being posted to individual student blogs and also our class blog!

camp 2k17

Camp was awsome, and here are some things we did on camp . On the first day Nathalie and I and our group went Almond orchid safri and after that we went yabbie fishing, so we learnt some things about yabbies and fishes that live in the Murry river and when that fineshed we did actuall yabbie fishing and, we had a competion and my group won, also when we were packing the i fell into the yabbi pound and i got really wet.

After that we had tea and some free time and then GYM TIME! one of the best things. when we were at the gym we had to take out all the foam from the foam pit and after we did that we had to put all the foam back. After that we had to go in groups and do all the ativities. 

After gym time we had dinner and supper and the night was not so good.

The next day we had breakfast and than we went on a safari ride, we had to sit in a open tralier. While they were driving we saw alot of kangroos and we nearly crashed into one. Then we finally reached the ruins of a house where 4 boys lived, and we had a scavenger hunt and my group had to pick kangroo poo! and then we drove more further to a old ploughing truck thing and when we were coming back they an out of “fuel” so they made us walk down one fourth of the way and after that we did achery and than we had another competion and my team won.

 

After that we had lunch and Than we had the boat

 

 

camp 2K17

Camp was awesome, and here are some things we did on camp . On the first day Nathalie and I and our group went Almond orchid safri and after that we went yabbie fishing, so we learnt some things about yabbies and fishes that live in the Murry river and when that fineshed we did actuall yabbie fishing and, we had a competion and my group won, also when we were packing the i fell into the yabbi pound and i got really wet.

After that we had tea and some free time and then GYM TIME! one of the best things. when we were at the gym we had to take out all the foam from the foam pit and after we did that we had to put all the foam back. After that we had to go in groups and do all the ativities. 

After gym time we had dinner and supper and the night was not so good.

The next day we had breakfast and than we went on a safari ride, we had to sit in a open tralier. While they were driving we saw alot of kangroos and we nearly crashed into one. Then we finally reached the ruins of a house where 4 boys lived, and we had a scavenger hunt and my group had to pick kangroo poo! and then we drove more further to a old ploughing truck thing and when we were coming back they an out of “fuel” so they made us walk down one fourth of the way and after that we did achery and than we had another competion and my team won.

After that we had lunch and Than we had the boat ride we learnt so much things and everyone got to drive the boat and my favourite bit was when we did the doughnuts  and after that we did gym and played hide and seek in their and I hurt my foot.

then we did karaoke and than we did a bon fire