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.
Figgy In The World review by Jenna
Author: Tasmin Janu
Figgy is from Ghana. She is on a mission to find the right medicine for her grandma Ama. Figgy needs to travel to America to get the medicine. Her journey is very tough but she still gets through the tough ride.
I think this book is for students in years 4/5.
I like this book because it has lots of expensive words. (That means lots of different and interesting words.)
Worry Warts book review by Ava
Author: Morris Gleitzman
Keith’s parents are really miserable, so Keith tries to cheer them up. He goes on a trip to the opal fields but will his parents be worry warts forever?
I think that this book is for grade 4 and 5 students. I like this book because there is loads of detail and suspense.
The 3/4 Area has just begun ICT Groups, where students have the opportunity to explore something new on either the iPads or computers. On offer this term is Scratch (coding program), Garage Band (music app), Kahootz (animation program) and Photo taking and editing on the iPads. Here are photos of what the students in the Scratch group explored.
Students in the 3/4 area have been particularly busy the last few weeks. They have been working really hard to plan, draft, edit and publish their very own narrative stories. The students are really proud of their work so far and are hoping to finish publishing their writing by the end of term. Some students may even have time to add in some illustrations. We have been particularly focusing on the structure of narratives which includes setting the scene at the beginning of the story, introducing a problem, series of events that occur as a result of the problem and the solution. Some students have even become quite the expert when using dialogue in their stories. We are all looking forward to the finished products.