The ‘WRITE’ tool for the job!

Over the past week we have been learning about the Anzac’s and have been using writer’s tools to record notes, keywords and ideas. We have had a number of discussions where we have shared what we are learning and this has helped to build an image in our minds to really understand what happened at Anzac Cove on April 25, 1915.

Today was a day of celebration! Using our word webs as a tool for writing our students were able to experience success in writing independently about Jack Simpson and his famous donkey, Duffy.

We had some students write sentence after sentence as they chose different words from their web to include in their writing and we also had students writing paragraphs by planning the sequence of words from their web.

Tell us how the word web helped you with your writing.

Listen to Adrian read about jack simpson here

Circle Time?

Two or three times a week Pod 2 has circle time.
Circle time focuses on our relationships with others and ourselves and gets us actively thinking about the person we want to be.

Using the hints from the images below, can you guess what this week’s circle time theme is?

Circle time theme of the week on PhotoPeach

Eric the sheep – a math investigation

This week in maths we learnt about a cheeky, impatient sheep called Eric.
Eric jumped two sheep when the shearer took one to shear.
We found out how many sheep got shorn before Eric.
We used counters and toy sheep to act out the story and get the answer.
We wrote our answers in a table and saw a pattern. The pattern was in three’s.
Then we made a pictograph with little sheep.
I liked how we used the toy sheep. Emily
I liked acting out how Eric jumped over two sheep at a time. Chloe
I liked acting it out on the floor and being a sheep. Dakota
I liked drawing the pictogrpah and acting it out. Jemimah

Word Webs – a writing tool

This week in POD 2 we have been focusing on writing word webs as a tool to help our writing.

Word Webs are keywords and ideas about a topic linked to a main idea. Word webs can be pretty simple or can become fairly complex.

Today, the students in 2B watched a BTN episode about ‘War animals’ and then made a word web showing the key ideas presented in the story. Continue reading

ANZAC DAY

Thursday the 25th of April is national day to commemorate (or remember) the brave men and women who served out country during times of war.

While we will not be at school on this day, Pod 3 have planned and organised a ceremony in the gymnasium on Wednesday the 24th April at 10:30am.

Many of us have any questions about this special day:

What does ANZAC stand for?
What is ANZAC day really about?
Why is this day special to us?
How do people commemorate ANZAC Day today?
What is ‘The Last Post’?

To find out the answers to these questions see the links below or take a look in our ‘videos’ section:
http://www.anzacday.org.au/education/childhood/part4.htm

http://www.awm.gov.au/commemoration/anzac/anzac_tradition.asp