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The Maths Professor paid the 3/4 Area a visit, bringing along lots of amazing fun games and puzzles that incorporate lots of different maths concepts. Students had a ball working in groups trying to solve all the different brain scratchers to become a maths professor themselves.
'This is the best incursion this year' - Jack
'I liked the Challenge Me game because you can play with a partner' - Victoria
'I liked the Car Park game where you had to try and get the car out of the car park' -Mietta
'I liked the Frog Leap game because it's fun to leap the frogs and count up your points' - Michelle
As the hot scorching sun is approaching, everyone needs to know how to be fire safe as it will be getting hotter and hotter and there will be more risk of fires.
Here are some tips on how to be fire safe at home:
And remember, in any fire emergency dial 000.
The team of teachers in the 3/4 area are very keen for all students to learn their multiplication facts as soon as possible. For this to be achieved, students must be given ample time at home to practise, recite or even sing their tables facts consistently, until they are locked into memory. The goal is automaticity and, with practice, this can be achieved by all students.
This term, students were assessed to see which multiplication facts they knew and which facts they didn't yet know. Students are now all aware of which multiplication facts they need to work on and are encouraged to complete activities during the week to help master their multiplication facts.
Students will be regularly tested and will progress to the next set of multiplication facts only when they can confidently recall all the facts in the level they are at.
Some ways to help at home are:
-purchase a 'times tables' chart and place on the back of the toilet or in your child's bedroom.
-practise writing out the multiplication facts they are focusing on daily.
-play multiplication bingo games with family members
-sing-a-long with 'times tables' tunes on Mathletics
-make yourself some flash cards
-test often in the car on the way to school
-go onto http://learn-timestables.com/
-download apps developed for improving multiplication fact knowledge
We are expecting to see all students develop mastery of the multiplication facts throughout the year.
The 3/4 Team.
On Friday the 22nd of July, 22 students from the 3/4 area were given the opportunity to play basketball. Three teams traveled to Coburg to play multiple games against others schools that surround Rosanna PS.
We had three teams made up of students with experience in basketball (All Stars) and students who had never played a game (Rookies).
It was a great day, that saw each team win some and lose some, learn new skills, preservere, build confidence, exercise, work as a team and most importantly have fun.
Thanks to Ms McIntosh, Miss Wilson and Mrs Rosbrook for coaching and scoring.
During term 2, an inquiry student group investigated waste in our school and were not surprised by the alarming numbers of students concerned about the waste and where it may end up once it exits our school grounds. As a result, the group came up with an authentic action called 'The Clean-up Crew'. The Clean-up Crew is responsible for cleaning up the school yard on Friday afternoons before the end of the school week. A class a week is allocated to clean up the yard and will leave the school ground looking spick and span as the weekend begins. Grade 3/4G (as well as a few extras from 3/4P) were first up and did a fabulous job. Students were enthusiastic and committed to making our school grounds look amazing. If you would like to help out, please speak to your child or their teacher to find out when they are rostered on. After all - Many hands make light work.
If you want to know all the happenings in the 3/4 Area this term remember to read the area news attached in the link below.
3/4 Area News
Over the last few weeks, many students in the 3/4 area have been using their creative minds while using the program Kahootz during our ICT groups sessions. Kahootz allows students to construct and investigate using three dimensional worlds and objects. It has been amazing to see all the students pick up skills so quickly. Students have used their time well and have been fully engaged in the learning experiences. Some students will present their animation slideshows at the final area assembly this week. We are looking forward to seeing their work.
Last Friday 17th June, 3/4G students had a visit from Yoko ( Mika's mum) who came into our class to teach us a little bit about Japanese writing, in particular, katakana writing. It was a lot of fun and a good opportunity to learn about writing from a different cultural perspective. Yoko and Mika demonstrated how to write our names and then it was our turn to write our names using the katakana symbols. We had an absolute ball. Parents and friends can see the finished products on one of the display walls in the 3/4G classroom.
The students in 3/4G, 3/4S, 3/4W and 3/4P welcome you to their blog pages. We hope you love hearing about our adventures.