Inventors Ignite!

This afternoon we began looking at INVENTIONS!

We brainstormed our own list of inventions before choosing one to focus on for inquiry

  • Lara – Anime
  • Akash – Light bulb
  • Arthi – Wifi
  • Christian – PlayStation
  • Justin – Erasers
  • VuGlass
  • Jess – Virtual Reality
  • NatiiPhone X
  • Alex – Car
  • KuotSamsung

Justin – Eraser

Klorence – Electric Mixer

Gabriella – Piano

Natural Disasters – Flooding 101!

Today Miss Booth lead us in discussion discussion surrounding NATURAL DISASTERS:

Arthi – Something that happens to the earth

Dhyana – Something happens in the world but humans can’t control

“What kind of Natural Disasters do we know of?”

Gemma – Flooding

Darcy – Sink holes

Dom M – Tornado

Nam – Earthquake

Akash – Tsunami

Yen-My – Cyclone

Steve – Hurricane

Jess – Bushfires

Darcy – Blizzards

Victor – Avalanche

Aaliyah H – The water raises higher than what it should

Poetry Pondering…

Today we began exploring the notion of Poetry.

Miss Battifuoco introduced the topic with a clip of Shawn Medes singing ‘Nothing holding me back.’ We were surprised to hear that music is a form of poetry in itself. 

We brainstormed what we knew about Poetry before beginning some of our own initial investigating!  Check out our personal blogs 🙂 

My – “Onomatopoeia is like a sound for a word.”

Paul – “Similie is when you compare two things like that short as a worm.”

Alex – “Personification is when you describe something more. Like more detail for it.”

Jonas – “A rhyme is when something sounds like another word.”

Mason:

Start of Day Activities!

On Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings we will be starting our day a little differently. Our new SODA’s… (not the fanta kind), will be on the board for us to attempt as we enter the room in the morning.

The Start of Day Activities range from brainteasers, puzzles, jumbled letters and more! We will complete these at the back of our Learning Journals and share responses either in the morning or at the end of the day. 

Here is todays SODA!

After completing the brainteasers we met as a group to discuss!

Erika told us that DESIGNATE is the longest word that could be made.

Dhyana had over 94 sums to make 85!

Amber shared a question; “What goes from liquid to solid in a freezer?”

Sammy made 4 words using the jumbled letters – “cat, he, sun and at”

This was a new and exciting way to start our days and to really get our brains ticking! We look forward to doing this again on Monday!

Scripture: The Great Feast!

This afternoon we began our investigation surrounding ‘Discipleship and the Reign of God.’

First of all we discussed the word DISCIPLE an what it might mean in modern context.

As a class we read through the Parable of the Great Feast and viewed a modern day version!

Together, we discussed what the moral of the story might be;

Steve – “I think it means like not only to just invited people you know. So not just always rich but you can be friends with others.”

Akash – “Not to exclude people and invite whoever.”

We then responded to the Parable in an open way;

Paul

Tam-An

Justin

Victor

Trinity

Amber’s Response

Erika’s Response

Alex’s Response

Lara’s Response

Jonas’ Response

Hemen’s Response

 

Shared Expectations and SMART Goals!

With a new teacher in the room we thought it would be the perfect time to go through our shared class expectations. Together we agreed that a happy, safe classroom is what we all need to succeed!

As we hit the ground running in Term 4 we thought it would be a great opportunity to set some SMART Goals! 

Together we discussed what the term SMART actually means before we created our own goals for Term 4! We will be using these to guide our learning and set us up for success! 

Literacy Rotations Week 1

Our Literacy Rotations this week revolve around reading for meaning.

Comprehension –  BTN-minecraft playground -2khvwni

There is a new set go Reading Response Activities! Term 4 Reading Response Activities-19jgkou

As we begin work on Poetry this term, our word task asks us to think critically about our name using descriptors.

Just a reminder that these are to be completed in class time everyday and will be checked daily by the teacher 🙂