Animal Habitats (The E in PBE)

Writing a report on an Australian animal you will need to research Physical, Behaviour and Environment facts about your animal.  This is your P, B, E chart.  Habitat falls into the E because it is all about where your animal lives or is found.

Today’s activity will give you a good idea of all the different types of HABITATS.  Click on AUSTRALIAN HABITATS and use the information there to write dot points listing all the different places which are in that kind of habitat.

Eg. COASTAL would have:

  • coastal waters
  • sand dunes
  • beaches … (there are more too)

Then you will be working in groups to investigate one particular type of habitat using the Yowie digital game we have already looked at.  You will be writing what you find into your Yowie Activity Book.

I wonder which habitat will be more popular with you all?

Merit Certificates!

Congratulations to:

every student in Room 6 for your hard work which has been rewarded with this week’s Bee-bop-a-lula Award for Music!

Tate

for your positive approach to learning and for your enthusiasm and determination to improve your literacy skills.  You have made a huge improvement already.  Way to go, Tate!

 

Ashlyn

for the thought and care you put into every task.  You produce well-presented, eye-catching posters which show original ideas.  Great work, Ashlyn!

Great work everybody!

Mrs Veary 😎

SUBTRACTION – COUNTING ON TO TAKE AWAY?

This morning you will be learning another strategy to do subtraction.  We will be counting on to take away by finding the DIFFERENCE between the two numbers using the empty number line.

  • It is so much easier to count on rather than count back. You can have a go on your own later or at home to use the strategy online with this SUBTRACTION ON A NUMBER LINE activity.  You can change how big the numbers are that you have to subtract and you can actually see the jumps. [Remember to click on the padlock to allow Flash player…if you need to…then click on Reload.]

You can also watch a couple of videos I made of this lesson, using an Empty Numberline to count on and count back to subtract.  You can find it on Dolphinkids by following these instructions:

This makes subtraction SO EASY!  🙂

Let me know how you go.

Mrs Veary

WHAT ARE TESSELATIONS?

TESSELATIONS ARE SHAPES THAT LINK UP WITH NO SPACES AND NO OVERLAPS TO COVER THE PAGE.

Today you are going to MAKE some tesselations at this website.  Follow the cloud links to make all of the parts of the city into tesselations.  Go to TESSELATION CITY to build your tesselations.

(We will be watching a Powerpoint to understand more about Mr Escher and his tesselation art.)

Then we are going to colour in our lizards which will become an Escher tesselation design when we put them together at the end. 🙂

Our Natural History Mini-Museum Day

Today was not a NIGHT at the Museum, but a DAY at our very own natural history museum.  You worked really well today at classifying plants and animals, using your skills of observation to make your decisions.  You can also be very proud of how independent you were and how well you worked with all the other Year 3 classes.  Well done, people.

If you are looking for the link to the ABC Australian Animal videos we had as a QR code, click on this link to get there. WATCH ANIMAL VIDEOS

Enjoy the photos.

Footprint drawings into booklets

Table 2 – Footprints

Table 3 – Feathers

Table 4 – Trees and Seeds

Table 1 – Skulls

 

Structure Constructions

What a great job you all did creating amazing models from your designs of the famous structure you investigated!  Here is a slideshow of your incredible posters.  They certainly all deserved their principal stickers from Mr. Thomas! I also like the way you reflected on your work using a PMI and especially, the positive comments your classmates gave you on it too!  🙂

Good work, people.  Have a look at your hard work.