CONGRATULATIONS SKYE!  You deserved your merit certificate last week for a great job with your newspaper version of The Princess and the Pea and for your excellent work ethic!  Well done.  🙂

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We also love the way you often bring in interesting items and bits of information from home to share with the class – to improve our learning.  We loved seeing your very extensive coin collection, Skye!  It helped us learn about the different coins and what they look like.  Thank you. 😆

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WORK FOR THE DAY – Wed 6 March

Good morning everybody!  I am sorry but I am at home sick today.   Make your relief teacher very welcome and here is your work for the day.

Morning Session

  • Begin your day with Wednesday News (explain how you time your news and each have 2 mins)  (Liz will go out with Tom to do reading)

  • Finish publishing Hush stories – the few students who have not finished sticking in their typed up stories must stick them onto the sheet beside their illustrations (on my desk); Other students to finish colouring in their A3 Modern Classroom Designs (on handing-in table) – allow 15mins for this activity)  All to hand back in again.

  • MENTAL MATHS – Today all students will be working independently on their Mental Maths using their books or the photocopied sheets I gave out last week.  They kept them in their desks.  (Kobi will need a photocopy as I have his book with me at home – and Kohan’s new book is on my desk).  They started last week and today they will all be doing THURSDAY of the week they began last week.  There were 3 groups: Blue book – week 1 Thurs (Mon, Tues, Wed were done last week) – Kobi, Kohan, Matty; Blue book – week 20 Thurs: Jasper, Luke, Zack, Angus, Harry; Rest of class (I think) on Red Book – Week 2 Thurs.  Students to be given max 10-15 mins; put up hands for help; Liz to work with Tom and Week 1 group; then mark together using red pen.  Write in answers if work not finished; scores and set goals for next time.  [We are trying to get this as a quick mental maths activity with a cut-off time even if not finished to build up their stamina.] Then move onto class Maths activity for the day (below).

  • MATHS – Today you will be working with Money and counting Australian coins and exchanging coins.  [Try to get a selection of money (coins) from Kingsley Iddon before school to use as concrete materials)  Talk about Australian coins (students have researched coin heads…recently) and their relative values.  Click here for website to manipulate coins COIN EXCHANGES then students to complete the following worksheet. coins sheet and challenge sheet for fast finishers Work out the Number Challenge



  • INQUIRY GROUPS: You will see these on the little whiteboard and I introduced students to the activities yesterday.  They drew up their legend for the mapwork; and homework was to research logos/emblems for designers; brands, footy and sports clubs, clothes, foods.

  • Download THE PLANNER INQUIRY PLANNER and you will see the activities in detail for immersion tasks #1, #2, #3, #4.  The whiteboard has the groups allocated to each task for today.  Tomorrow I will rotate the groups to the next activity so today each group will only take on 1 task for the day.  (Liz to work with Koalas on activity #4 today)  Teacher to work with #1 activity.  Sheets are photocopied and laminated copies on teacher’s desk near window. 


  • YELLOW READING BOX – second session.  Kobi, Kohan, Tom and Matty to go on Reading Eggs on computer.  I will send their usernames and passwords by e-mail to Mr. Madden.  (students to fetch box from Room T6 Mrs Tomlinson).  Booklets are in grey pigeonholes at windown at teacher’s desk.  They say: Reading Box Booklet.

  • Have a great day together and work hard everybody!  See you all tomorrow..  🙂 Mrs Veary