Cultural Day

Yesterday we had Cultural Day.

Some activities included:

  • Latin Dancing
  • Origami
  • Making Rice Paper Rolls
  • Making Fried rice
  • Henna
  • Diwali wall hanging Crafts
  • Chinese Christmas Cube Decoration
  • Aboriginal Dreamtime Stories
  • Magic Show

Questions:

  • What was your favourite activity and why?
  • Did you learn anything new about a particular culture?
  • Did you enjoy Cultural Day and why?

Genius Hour Projects

Our Term 3 & 4 Genius Hour Projects. 

Student Projects:

Fraser and Shaun: How can we create new sport games for teachers to use with their classes?

Isabelle, Claudia, Naeve, Madeleine and Amy: 

How can we inform students and teachers in our school to stop bullying?

Will and Callum: 

Lego Model of our school

Ella and Cecilia: How might we improve children’s lifestyle, wellbeing and awareness? 

TECS Website

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Alex and Charlie: How Might we Redesign Sports Equipment to improve Sport. 

Breianna and Maggie: How can we inform people on how to save Panda’s? 

Julian, Joseph and Jesse: How can we create our own book with our choice of recipes?

Link to PowToon Video: http://www.powtoon.com/show/cJJZ7RLtfZb/genius-hour/

Anthony: How can we engage students to use technology through building robots?

Alex 100WC – Week 8

Gnarled hands clung to me as I tried to escape. Once again I had been caught, but I knew that this time would be my last. They through me into a hessian sack, rough fabric itching my bare back. They took no care when moving me, tossing me over streams and dropping me on rocks. The bag soon became damp with the blood of my body. When I was released I was pushed between two trees and had a gown placed over me. I looked up one last time only to be frozen solid. Now I stand guard for eternity.  

BODMAS

In Mathematics we have been learning about BODMAS.

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Questions:

  • What did you learn this week?
  • Can you write a problem for others to solve?
  • Can you solve a problem posed by another student.

Prep 100 Days

Book Week in 6EK

As it is our school concert this week , we have not had a traditional Book Week. But we have been looking at some of the shortlists picture books and doing a range of interesting activities to reflect on the shortlisted books.

Some books we have read include

  • Captain James Cook
  • Jandamarra
  • Parachute
  • Big Red Kangaroo
  • The Treasure Box

Below are some activities we did on each book.

Jandamarra: – We looked at Indigenous Australian Dreamtime stories.

 The Treasure Box – We reflected on words that describe special treasure, feelings and emotions related to war through creating newspaper collage.

 Big Red Kangaroo –  We use the images from this text to reflect on other Australian animals by writing a free verse poem.

Questions:

  • What book have you enjoyed most and why?
  • Which book would recommend for others to read and why?
  • What activity did you enjoy most and why?

Showcased 100WC – Week 34

Special Showcase

I would like to congratulate Alex on having his 100WC writing piece from week 34 selected  and awarded as a Special Showcase Piece. This is a fantastic achievement. Well done to all students within 6EK who take part in the 100WC each week.

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BOOM! They were getting closer. BOOM! They were outside the door. I shook violently under my bed, back and forth, back and forth. I wanted to run, but where could I go? The door creaked open and a ribbon light danced around the room. Two men walked in carrying jet black guns. They walked on tiptoes to the dresser and stopped there. I dared to sneak a peek and what I saw shocked me. The men were facing me and the barrel was too

“Lets go!” he said. I followed his orders but I thought I knew the voice. It was uncle Ben coming for me….

Showcased 100WC – Week 32

Special Showcase

I would like to congratulate Cecilia on having her 100WC writing piece from week 32 selected  and awarded as a Special Showcase Piece. This is a fantastic achievement. Well done to all students within 6EK who take part in the 100WC each week.

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The men were in suits, their hair cut straight. Each one had a dead serious face on, and holding a futuristic device. I peeked through the bushes, making sure no one saw me. I needed to report to HQ any info I found out, as I was the head field agent. They were blabbering something to one another, some of the words sounded like a foreign language……I jotted that down in my notebook, when I heard something that gave me the shock of my life, I stumbled forward, completely blowing my cover. They knew where our base was,how?!?!?!?!?

Scienceworks – Our Living Climate

On Friday the year 5 & 6 students went to Scienceworks as part of this terms IBL topic – “What happens when nature goes wrong?”

Below are some of the students reflection posters.

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Questions:

  • What did you like most about Scienceworks?
  • What did you learn from “Our Living Climate”?
  • Would you recommend for other students to go to Scienceworks?

Showcased 100WC – Week 31

Special Showcase

 

 

I would like to congratulate Anthony on having his 100WC writing piece from week 31 selected  and awarded as a Special Showcase Piece. This is a fantastic achievement. Well done to all students within 6EK who take part in the 100WC each week.

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I slowly slipped into my testing suit, moving towards the doors. they slid open as I heard over the loudspeaker “Testers for test 1670 please report to the chambers, testers for test 1670 please report to the chambers.” The chambers were cold and abandoned. I stepped in and the door shut behind me as some blue gas filled the air. I drifted off and soon, I found myself back first on the floor. I awoke to a giant dead bee next to me. In my hand was a pipe. I gripped it and poked the bee. The wings twitched, then…

Genius Hour Term 2

This term we have been working on our questions for Genius Hour. We have been looking at

Googleable vs Non-Googleable Questions.

Below are our Non-Googleable questions for our Genius hour projects for Term 2.

Genius Hour Term 2 Q

 

Questions:

  • Can you give an example of a Googleable vs Non-Googleable questions?
  • Why is it important to look at Non-Googleable questions?
  • What question intrigues you to know more?
  • What question would you like to investigate?
  • What questions/project are you looking forward to seeing at the end of Term 2? Why?

100WC Showcase – Week 29

Special Showcase

I would like to congratulate Cecilia on having her 100WC writing piece from week 29 was selected  and awarded as a Special Showcase Piece. This is a fantastic achievement. Well done to all students within 6EK who take part in the 100WC each week.

Cecilia 100WC

THE LEGENDARY GOLDEN EGG

I peeked around the corner, making sure no one was watching me. I took out my black mask out of my handbag, and covered my face with it. I snuck into the museum, disabling each security camera I passed…then I saw it. The legendary golden egg, worth A LOT of money. I ran up to it, carefully lifting up the glass protecting it. I grabbed it, shoved it in my handbag and ran for my life, as the alarms sounded. I sprinted down the alley, until I was sure no one was following me. I reached into my handbag..but I couldn’t find the egg!…..

ANZAC Day

Last week the students explore what ANZAC Day was. They created an origami book full of poems, facts, prayers and information on ANZAC DAY. The students also learnt the song the Last Anzac.

Below is the song that the students learnt and some photos of their ANZAC DAY books.

Questions:

  • What does ANZAC stand for?
  • What is ANZAC Day?
  • What is one interesting fact you have learnt about ANZAC Day?
  • Did you do anything special for ANZAC Day?

iBook

The students in 6EK have been taking part in the 100 Word Challenge (100WC). The 100WC is a weekly creative writing challenge for children under 16 years of age. Each week a prompt is given, which can be a picture or a series of individual words and the children can use up to 100 words to write a creative piece.

Last term the students completed a challenge where they were required to change the ending of a Fairytale. The students were very proud of their work and they wanted to publish their mini stories. We decided as a class to create an iBook using the app Book Creator. The students have worked together and created their very first iBook. This book can now be purchased from the iBookstore for free.