Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Dress Up Day

WPS dressed up last Wednesday in their PJ's or as a celebrity. R12 had Shania Twain, Lola, Miley Cyrus, Bad Jelly the Witch, Gabriella and more.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Wheel and Axle

We looked at wheel and axles last week. We made spinning tops which were lots of fun. A wheel and axle is a lever which rotates around a centre point or fulcrum. Spinning tops are an example of a wheel and axle.

Trust Power Kool Kids Care Show

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


Click on the picture below to be taken to a website to learn about friction.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Calendar Art

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:
- load
- fulcrum or pivot point
- effort

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Cause and Effect - TeacherTube

Cause and Effect

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

Improve your spelling!

Have a go at these games to help improve your spelling. Read the instructions carefully. Just click on the pictures.