BOOK CLUB FUN!

APPLES discussing their book and making predictions.

Wow!  Mondays are so much fun with Book Club to end the day!  I heard so many good readers and such good discussions as I moved around the different groups this week.

ORANGES contributed actively to the discussion.

Book Club is where you all get to climb inside the writer’s head and look at Who? What? Where? Why? When? and How? things happen in the text.

BANANAS had a good session and were able to SUMMARISE the text well.

Your team leaders have been doing a terrific job helping you to explore RIGHT THERE questions, THINK AND SEARCH questions and ON YOUR OWN questions to make meaning of what you are reading.

PEARS were very thoughtful as they talked about their text this week!

GRAPES are reading some challenging texts and they loved the spies this week.

Every single student was engaged in their learning and for that I thank our wonderful parent volunteers who have been coming in each week! Your help and support has made an enormous difference to us in Room 6 so thank you for your time and your caring and helpful personalities!  🙂

I particularly LOVE the way all of you are able to share with the whole class some of the READING STRATEGIES you have used and we are all able to celebrate your hard work in Book Club during these final minutes each week!  Here you are, sharing the summarising strategy…

Mrs Veary and Room 6

Learning Environment and Inquiry

What a fantastic group of learners you are!!!   You really showed off your finding out skills during our inquiry group work over the past two weeks.FINDING OUT comes after our IMMERSION stage in our inquiry – as you found out all about the symbols, emblems and flags which represent AUSTRALIA and WESTERN AUSTRALIA!  Great job, people!  😎I think the film makers were also SO impressed with the way in which you changed our learning environment to fit the job you were doing at the time!   It’s all about knowing what changes you need to make to learn best!  🙂

MERIT CERTIFICATES! CONGRATULATIONS!

CONGRATULATIONS!

CONGRATULATIONS to Henry for:

your enthusiasm and willingness to give everything a go, giving your best effort in class and on the sports field.  Way to go, Henry!  🙂

CONGRATULATIONS to Luca for:

your responsible attitude and being an attentive and reliable class member.  We love your friendly nature and the way you always help your peers!  🙂

 

AUSTRALIAN MONEY

We have been looking at Australian coins and discovering which animals are on which coins.  These websites give you a lot more information.  Explore and afterwards I would like each person to explain one interesting thing they found out.  Some of you might be able to create an I-book on Australian money for this inquiry using Book Creator on the ipads.  🙂

1.  AUSTRALIAN MINT – is where all Australian money is made.  Read about our money and see what is on each side of the coin.

2. KIDCYBER – is an easier place to read about what is on our coins.

3. AUSTRALIAN NOTES – is where you can learn about famous Australians who are on our money (bank notes).

FAMOUS SONGS AND POEMS ABOUT AUSTRALIA

We will be listening to some famous poems and songs about Australia.  You will need to read and listen to the words very carefully and try to picture what they say in your head.  We will be singing the first song ourselves and trying to picture what the “First Australians” thought when they saw the tall ships arrive by sea.

1. “I am Australian” – music video of the song

2. MY COUNTRY – a poem by Dorothea McKellar

We will be learning this poem and trying to recite it ourselves.  You need to look out for all the describing words (adjectives) and we will be drawing pictures to illustrate each line of this poem.  Enjoy!  🙂

Looking at the describing words she uses, you are now going to illustrate her famous first verse of this poem.

Mrs Veary 😎

 

What Does Our Patch Look Like?

Today we are going to be looking at Our Patch – here in Margaret River.

We live in the south-west of Western Australia.

  1. Can you find where we are on this map?

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAP – you need to zoom in to find us

2.  What kinds of activities do people do in Our Patch – as a business which affects the environment?  (Think of the things you see around you when you drive around – between Busselton and Augusta)  Some of them are natural and some of them are man-made.

Today you will be writing about and drawing your favourite two places in Our Patch: one will be a NATURAL PLACE and one will be a MAN-MADE PLACE.  I can’t wait to see what places you will choose.