Mind Mapping

Today we are going to be learning how to use a mind map to organise our information and show what we have learned.   You can use the information you have in your inquiry spirals, booklets and resource sheets.

Watch this video to learn how they look and how to organise your information and show the connections.

You will be creating a mind map showing what you have learned about the symbols and colours used on our three Australian flags.

Zones of Regulation – Managing your Emotions

We have been talking about managing our behaviour and the first step is recognising how you are feeling.  The next step is to learn how to self-regulate to manage our emotions and our acceptable behaviours in different situations.  We will be using the Zones of Regulation to do this.  Using the same language at school and at home could be very helpful for some students and some parents, so please feel welcome to read on and borrow the terms.

Remember the colours of the zones…?  We all go through most of the different zones at different times and that’s okay.  What is important though is that:

  • we can recognise what zone we are in at the time
  • we don’t just stay in that zone (unless it is the green zone)
  • we can use our tools to move through that zone to reach the GREEN ZONE.

This coming week we will be learning about the tools we can use to move out of the Blue, Yellow or Red zones and into the Green Zone.  You can see from this poster that the Green Zone has all the good feelings in it.  That’s where we all would really like to be for most of the time!

So, check in each morning and see which zone you are in and then work out what you need to do to get into the Green Zone.   And – remember to use our school values every day at home and at school!  CHEERF!  8:)

Mrs Veary 🙂



2.  FEELINGS – by Dr. Zeuss

This is a video of the book by Dr. Zeuss about feelings.  It shows how we can all have different feelings on different days and that’s okay!  🙂  The trick is learning to recognise how we are feeling at different times.

Now we will be watching a slideshow of feelings and emotions.  Then you will be drawing different emotions onto faces to show how you can recognise how you and other people are feeling.

Inquiry Skills – Silent Card Shuffle!

Working on our Celebrate Australia inquiry, you used great collaboration skills to work together to do your silent card shuffle on “Aussie Foods”.You were all able to sort the cards into groups and then follow the lead of Saffi’s group to work out categories to be able to sort the cards into an ordered system.  Well done!

Remember, learning can be fun and you actually did a lot of higher order thinking in this activity – while you were having fun!  😎


Book Club!

This week will be Book Club #4!  Thank you to all our parents who are giving up their time to come in each week to lead students through book discussions.  Here are some photos of our sharing session at the end of Book Club.

Great work everybody!  You are learning to read with FLUENCY and expression and how to INFER MEANING!  These skills are really important when reading for meaning in Year 3!

Our Talented Musician!

Wow!  Emillie really impressed us with her guitar skills during her news session last week.  She has been playing the guitar since she was four years old and we enjoyed listening to her play and sing “Riptide” smoothly and confidently.  Great job, Emillie!  Enjoy listening to her on this video clip and post a positive comment for her. Mrs Veary 🙂


Click on the link where you see a hand when you put your cursor over it, to get to the website.

    1.  KIDCYBER – tells you the story of the First Fleet’s journey to Australia


TODAY IN WRITING we are going to be writing about what happened on that day in 1788.  We will be exploring OTHER POINT OF VIEW writing where you write with the feelings and thoughts of a particular person in the story (not yourself).

This week you will be doing two pieces of writing.  Today you will be writing about what happened on that day in 1788 from the point of view of a First Australian on the shores watching the ships come in.  Describe what you saw. What did you think was happening? What did you do?  How did you feel?  What did you wonder about?

Tomorrow we will be writing from the point of view of a convict on board a ship. Explain what you saw around you as the ship sailed in.  What did you think about where you were?  How was it different from what you were used to?  Who did you see watching you there?  What were your feelings?  What did you wonder about?