Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Yesterday we were very lucky to have Elgregoe and his wife perform an 'optical illusion' magic show for us. The theme was anti bullying. There was heaps of laughing involved! We learnt about six important values: respect, helpfulness, honesty, fairness, responsibility and caring.
Felix loved the part with the endangered parrot.
Morgan loved the part when the giant white rabbit disappeared.
James liked the part when he got to be a volunteer where Elgregoe tried to make his shoe stop smelling and made it disappear!
We know now that we have the power to make a difference and to always treat others how you want to be treated.
Room 12 is full of proud students who care!
Monday, September 15, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
We followed our Tropical Fish theme for our calendar art. We used collage techniques that included: vinyl, newspaper, watercolour paints and layering. We looked at the story "The Rainbow Fish" to help us paint our backgrounds. We hope you like our creative end products.
Today we looked at the simple machine; levers.
We made catapults using iceblock sticks, pencils and winegums. The pencil was the fulcrum or pivot point.
We discovered that the iceblock stick acted as a first class lever and that the further away the winegum was from the fulcrum the bigger the force was and the higher it flew in the air!
Some people had a few problems with their winegum flying so high that they got stuck in the rafters... sorry John you may find some mouldy winegums at the end of the year when you clean up!
We learnt that a lever has 3 parts:
- fulcrum or pivot point
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Have a go at the cause and effect game by clicking on the picture. We are learning how to write explanations over the next few weeks. One important part of explanations is showing 'cause and effect' in our writing using connective words such as:
because, so, consequently, therefore, due to the fact, since, as a result, the reason for, thus, nevertheless