Country Imports and Exports!

This afternoon we had our last country inquiry session before it is due Friday!

We discussed how we can represent how our chosen countries are connected to Australia. We discussed what imports and exports are.

Nam – ‘Exports are what goes out the country’

Patrick – ‘Imports are things that come in!’

Individually we researched our countries imports and exports using various websites.

Mohammad – Portugal’s biggest export is vehicles – 5.8million a year!!! Italy have more because they have Buggati’s and Ferrari’s and things.

Akash – Did you know that Iceland sends out oil as well.

Gem – UK exports cars the most!

Hemen – USA sends vehicles, I found it on a pie graph.

Vu – Russia’s biggest one is oil!

 

Group 2 finishes Pencil of Doom!

Today in Guided Reading Group 2 finished reading ‘Pencil of Doom’ by Andy Griffiths.

During our weekly reading sessions we answer various questions before, during and after reading our current book. Questions focus on inference, predictions and comprehension. Today, as a group we reflected on the story as a whole;

Vu – I would give the book 3 stars, it is funny! The main character is Henry. I would recommend people to read this book because it makes you laugh.

Gem – A kid destroys a pencil and it follows what happens. I would like to have a teacher like Mr. Brainfreight because he is a magician. My favourite part was when Jenny was about to be eaten.

Gabby – It is an adventurous book. The story makes me want to have a class pet. I like that there were mysteries in there.

Monica – It sounds like a school with a little kid that has many adventures. There’s Henry, Gina, Jenny, Newton and Gretel.

Tam-An – The best part is when they were trying to destroy the pencil. I would recommend people to read this book because it makes you laugh and it is adventurous.

Sawasdee or Hello!

Sawasdee!

For the next two weeks, we’ll focus on the Thai language and some other things about Thailand that are amazing. Our Thai students feel very confident with their Thai skills and are looking forward to share them with us.

  • Did you know that Thailand is home to a tenth of the world’s bird species? And that is despite the extensive deforestation.
  • That Thailand is the only SE Asian country not to be colonised by a European country? This fits with the country’s name which means “The Land of the Free”.
  • Is home to the biggest freshwater fish? (293kg)
  • Is the world’s largest orchid exporter? They have 1300 native species.
  • Is home to the largest gold statue of Buddha? (5.5tons!)
  • That in Thailand, the head is the most important part of the body? Consequently, no one must ever touch another person, even a child, on the head.

What an amazing country!

Tuesday June 13!

Good morning Bloggers!

Welcome to Week 7! We hope you had a lovely, positive and rejuvenating long weekend break.

Today is the inter-schools athletics carnival held at Santos Stadium! Good luck to our athletes representing HFCS 🙂

Reminders for the week include the two Camp Forms that are due back and Country Inquiries are due Friday!