Progress Folders

Progress Folders were sent home with students on Thursday.  Please take some time to look through this with your child and see their progress.  Please return folders by this coming Friday as they will be passed onto Year 4 teachers for next year.  Thank you.

1:1 MacBook Re-Imaging

If you have already got your MacBooks you can bring them in any time now to have them re-imaged.  Just take them to the front office.

Once this is done, it would be great if your child could practise their touch typing.  We have done some of this in the class using ‘BBC Dancemat Touch Typing’ – it is a free program you can access at home.  They could also spend some time exploring Pages and Keynote.

Important information about Friday’s excursion

Our excursion is on this Friday and we are all very excited.

For excursion …
– students MUST wear purple shirts
– students MUST be at school by 8.30am – we don’t want to miss the bus!
– recess and lunch MUST be in two seperate disposable bags labelled with the students name and either recess or lunch.  Please DO NOT send in any containers for this day.
– students will need a hat, drink bottle of water and sunscreen.

 

Time for Some Fresh Air and Sunshine

It’s that time of the term when students are getting tired and a little ratty but we still have work to do! To make the work a little easier, we went outside to complete a Maths Test.  Once students completed their Maths test, to the best of their ability, they were allowed to have a little play on the playground, before going back inside for some more Maths. Apparently this made me the ‘best Teacher ever!’  A little fresh air did everyone some good so I think we will be heading out more often.

 

Outdoors Classroom

Last Thursday we celebrated Outdoors Classroom Day. Room 24 students spent some time outside learning about capacity for Maths.  It was a good idea to be outside as we were measuring amounts of water and it got pretty wet!

Japanese Incursion

We had a fabulous Japanese Incursion last week and got to learn about some Japanese instruments.  Some students were lucky enough to be able to try the drums!

1:1 MacBook Program

Students will require a MacBook for Year 4.  The following notes will be sent home in hard copy today regarding this program.

1-1 MacBook invitation

Initial 1-1 letter for Year 3 students

 

Fire Fighters Incursion

On 24 August, fire fighters from Success Fire Station will be at the school for an incursion. Students will be learning about fire safety and this will like to our HASS and Health learning.  The incursion is free and a note with more information will be coming home tonight.  If you have any questions regarding this incursion please contact me.

Coding with Mr Kubicek

Room 24 has just completed 4 sessions of coding with Mr Kubicek.  Students loved using the gadgets he brought into the classroom and seeing how each piece worked.  Their final challenge was to work as a team to create an alarm that sounded when the lights went out.  There was a lot of problem solving happening in the classroom and some very creative inventions were made. We will be doing some more with Mr Kubicek in Term 4.

NAIDOC Day: Aboriginal Dancers from PLC

Last term we celebrated NAIDOC Day by watching some Aboriginal Dancers from PLC.  We also coloured hand prints with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island flags and displayed them in the gardens.  The dancing was very impressive and mixed traditional Aboriginal dancing with more contemporary dancing.