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Animal Research Reports & Google Drawing Avatars

This term, we have been learning about Endangered Animals. We visited Healesville Sanctuary. This was where we encountered many Australian animals that are currently threatened or endangered.
We chose one of these to be the center of our research.
We were each given a grid to begin our planning. We jotted down information or keywords we came across whilst researching.
We then worked on writing paragraphs and understanding the structure of an Information Report.
We each write a Report about our chosen animal. We also used Google Drawing to create an Avatar of the animal. W
Check out our hard work!

Natural Disasters

This term, we have been learning about Natural Disasters.
We have all been busy putting together Google Slide presentations to represent some of our learning about our chosen type of disaster.

Some of the disasters we chose were volcanoes, tsunamis, floods, bush fires, cyclones, etc.

We had to find information about the follow…
– How the disaster occurs
– Where in the world the disaster is most likely to occur
– How long the disaster lasts
– The effects the disaster has on people and the environment
– Describe a well-known disaster
– Facts about the disaster

Here are a few of our presentations.

The Daily 5

This term we have been learning about the DAILY 5.

We have learnt about the first activity, Read to Self.
We learnt that we need to continually build our stamina when reading to ensure we are about to read for an extended period of time without distractions.
We now know how to put a good fit book. If we do this the books we borrow won’t be too easy or too hard – they will be just right!

 

 

 

 

Check out our reading corner. We love it!

 

 

 

The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.
Dr. Seuss

Pig the Pug – Book Week continued

As one of our Book Week activities we read the story, ‘Pig the Pug’.

We created our own pugs with our buddies using coloured squares of paper. It wasn’t as easy as it looks.

We also created our own version of the sequel to the story using Storybird. Check out some of our stories. There are many more to come.

Family Origins

 

This week we have begun our new Religion unit – People of God in Australia.
Our first activity involved looking at where our classmates families have come from. Majority of our families (parents, grandparents, etc.) have a story behind why they have settled here in Australia. 

Write to us as a comment…we would love to here about your family story!

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Latest writing competitions

Click on the image below to read the instructions, terms and conditions of Write 4 Fun’s latest writing competition. 

I hope that lots of you will give this ago and we can achieve some more pleasing results for our school. 

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Check out this other writing competition I found! Let me know if you are interested. 

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GOOD LUCK!

Book Week 2015- Books light up our word!

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With Book Week creeping up (Week 7) it might be time to begin looking at some of the Short Listed Books.

This year the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) is celebrating its 70th year. The theme this year is…. BOOKS LIGHT UP OUR WORLD!

Keep an eye out for the Short Listed titles whilst borrowing at our school library or your local library. I look forward to reading through some of these books with you!!

Click on the Book Week logo to find a list of the Shortlisted Books.

Endangered Animal Project

This term we are looking at Report Writing as part of our Literacy Block.
We have had to choose an Australian Endangered Animal that we would like to research. We have a four part project that we have begun.

Part 1 involves us answering a range of questions based on the terms endangered, threatened and vulnerable.

Part 2 involved us writing a written report.

We are using the structure below to write our report.

ReportHere are the bones of what your written report should look like

Classification – introduce your animal (describe your animal: appearance, weight, size, where in the world is it found, etc.)

Description
Paragraph 1 – Describe your animals habitat.
Paragraph 2 – Describe what your animal needs to eat to survive – include the animal’s food chain
Paragraph 3 – Explain why your chosen animal is endangered
Paragraph 4 – Write about an organisations that are helping the animal. Include information about what we can do to help this animal survive.
You may like to include more paragraphs with additional information. 

Conclusion – Remember this is OPTIONAL

Part 3 involves us writing a persuasive text about whether or not we think our chosen animal should be saved from becoming extinct.

Part 4 involves us designing and creating a model replicating the habitat our chosen animal lives in the wild.

Click on the link below to get a copy of the Project Sheet
Endangered Animal Project

Here is another resource you might like to read whilst you are writing your report. Remember to keep some of these things in mind as they will help you create a well planned and written report.

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What have you enjoyed about the project?
What are you finding most challenging about the project?
What have you learnt whilst completing this project?