Building with Lego

photoToday we learnt how to use the program Lego Build. In the bottom right corner of the screen it tells you which buttons to use to place bricks, rotate, zoom and undo.

The students  had to work together, problem solve,  get ideas from one another, learn to use combinations of keys on the computer to move objects and much more

Campbell said, ” I know how to change colours.”

Bethany said,” I have this program at home.” and  her partner Simon found this very helpful.

Emma said, “I’m doing abstract art. It is whatever you think it is. I got it from a picture at home.”

Caitlin asked, “How do you make it larger. ” Mrs Coffa helped her to problem solve”

The students built waterfalls, big buildings, houses, messy hotels, homes with waterfalls,  two storey houses,  houses with pools and spas and houses with four decks of windows.

To try it at home: Go on Chrome and search for “Build with Chrome”.

 

My Smartie Graph

Maths

Week Two Term 2

Data and Graphs

This week we were learning about collecting information and organising the information into graphs. We asked one another questions about our favourite things.

For Example:

What is your favourite colour?

Blue                           Red             None

Green                         Yellow

The children went around and surveyed 10 people. They tallied the answers and then made a pictograph about their results.

The children thought up some very interesting questions such as: What is your favourite television show?

Then at the end of the week we collected information about the colours in a Smarties Box.

Smartie Graph

 

The Tale of Three Trees

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We read a beautiful book this week titled ‘The Tale of Three Trees’ a traditional folktale retold by Angela Elwell Hunt.  It tells the story of three trees and the dreams they have.  The first tree dreams of being a treasure chest, the second a majestic ship and the third dreams of becoming the tallest tree on top of the mountain pointing to God.

One day three woodcutters climbed the mountain. The first tree was cut and made into a feed box for animals, the second tree was sawed into a simple fishing boat and the third was cut and left in a yard.   “What happened?” The once tall tree wondered. “All I ever wanted  was to stay on the mountain top and point to God…”

Many years passes and the three trees nearly forgot their dreams. But one night, golden starlight poured over the first tree as a young woman placed her newborn baby in the feed box.  With the baby in the manger the first tree suddenly knew he was  holding the greatest treasure in the world.

One evening a tired traveller and his friends crowded into the old fishing boat. Soon a thundering and thrashing storm arose.  The traveller stood up, stretched  out his hand and said, “Peace.” The storm stopped as quickly as it  had begun. The second tree knew he was carrying the King of heaven  and earth.

One Friday morning, the third tree was startled when her  beams were yanked from the forgotten woodpile. She was carried  through an angry jeering crowd. Soldiers nailed a man’s hands to the cross.  But on Sunday morning when the sun rose the third tree knew that God’s  love had changed everything.  And every time people thought of the third tree, they would think of God.

 

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St Patrick’s Day

We came to school in green today.  We donated money to wear green and the money is going to the people of Tonga. Our class told the story of St Patrick to the school. We drew pictures to tell the story. We put them over our heads so everyone could see them. We did St Patrick’s prayer as an action prayer. The School Social Justice Team and the Seniors they have made cup cakes and other things to sell to raise money for the people of Tonga.photo

Thank you letters

We wanted to show our appreciation to our swimming teachers (and bus driver) for a fantastic swimming program.  Our swimming strokes improved and we learnt more about water safety.  The swimming teachers loved our letters of thanks.

 

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Swimming Lessons

The Prep and Junior students have been enjoying swimming lessons.  Our swimming skills are improving every day and we are learning how to stay safe in and around water.

We also practised our blogging skills this week by writing posts about the lessons.  We always enjoy commenting on each other’s writing, remembering to make make positive, highway comments on the posts.

Here is a sample of our writing…………..

We went by bus to swim.  Campbell

We went by bus to swimming lessons.  Jennifer

We are in Polar Bear group.  Caitlin & Raphael

My lane is the fourth.  Miles

I am in the last lane, what lane are you in?  I love swimming.  Do you like swimming?  Jordi

I am in Platypus group with Nyandit.  Frances

My favourite thing about swimming lessons is the deep end.  Caitlin

We travel by bus.  Liam

My teacher is called Hannah.  Simon

On 17 Feb the Juniors started swimming.  We need to go to swimming lessons to learn how to stay safe.  It is fun.  Emma

There is a deep end.  Eva

I am in the Crocodile group and it is fun.  Olivia

We went by bus and I sat next to Campbell on the way there and the way back.  Patrick

I am in Seahorse group.  Gracie and Campbell are in Seahorse too.  Hannah

My teacher is Sandra.  Hamish

When we get there we get out of the bus, we go in to change into our bathers and then we get into our groups.  My group is Octopus.  Gai

My favourite thing is racing.  Luke

The Juniors have swimming lessons.  I am in the third lane and my teacher’s name is Sandra.  Do you love swimming?  Bethany

 

In the Summer holidays our feet took us…..

Where did our feet take us? on PhotoPeach

 

Where we went during the summer holidays is always a hot topic of conversation at the start of a new school year.  The Junior students enjoyed many wonderful experiences during the holidays such as swimming at the beach, jumping into the pool, visiting the library, flying overseas, playing with cousins and exploring the bush.

Where did your feet take you in the summer holidays?