Week 1 and 2 Writing – Expositions

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Literacy | Posted on 23/04/2016

Students have been learning to write expositions during Week 1 and 2.

They brainstormed topic ideas using Padlet.

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Brainstormed and sorted words as high modality, medium modality and low modality and used them in argumentative sentences.

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There were some very convincing expositions written by students during this time and it is great to see them listening to and applying the feedback to improve their next piece of writing.

Homework

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 14/03/2016

The new homework rubric has been embraced with enthusiasm by most students in 3/4! They are enjoying having the choice of fun and creative homework tasks like cooking, presenting speeches about their interests and making videos.

Check out the photos and videos below for some inspiration.

Literacy – Writing

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Literacy | Posted on 11/03/2016

This term we have been focusing on writing correct sentences. Students have been writing simple sentences and then turning them into compound sentences through the use of compound conjunctions.

You can see an example of writing which shows simple sentences transformed into compound sentences.

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Welcome to 3/4C!

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 12/02/2016

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Welcome to 3/4C’s blog. I am very excited to use this blog as a way of sharing with you the learning that has taken place in the classroom. It is a great tool for you to use at home with your child to reflect on their learning, extend their learning at home and to provide feedback to your child on a digital forum.  Please remember to give feedback that is KIND, SPECIFIC and HELPFUL and introduce yourself like this: ‘Emily – Sarah’s mum’.

Miss Carey

Week 4 Literacy – Rocket Writing

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Literacy | Posted on 30/10/2015

This week we have continued with Rocket Writing. Everyone is really enjoying it, there are often cheers when we say that we are going to do Rocket Writing. This week after writing the students have got together with a partner to give some Star and Step feedback to each other. You can read some of the feedback that they have given each other in the photos below. It is great to see that the students are giving feedback which is kind, specific and helpful. You can click on the image to view it larger. If you leave any feedback, please write your feedback on the main post, not the picture.

Week 3 Literacy – Rocket Writing

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Literacy | Posted on 23/10/2015

This week we have done some Rocket Writing. Rocket Writing is lots of fun! It is when the students are shown an inspirational picture, word or phrase and have a short amount of time to write, without any planning time. Students are allowed to write any text type they like, the focus is on just writing for enjoyment. There were only a few hesitant starters, but everyone got something written down and as I walked around I could see how engaged everyone was.

Here are a few examples of what the students were able to write in just 10 minutes. I have taken the liberty to fix up some of the spelling and punctuation.

There was a sheep. He was dawdling. He was lazy and a goat pushed the sheep in the bottom and ran away from the sheep. The sheep started to run. He ran so fast he started… Ella

There once was a lamb who was lonely. He did not have any food or drinks. He was living in a tree. He didn’t have a bed also he was very poor and he couldn’t buy anything. Rishi

One day I was walking to Isobel’s house for a sleepover. I wasn’t there yet and my friend Sarah the lamb was flying, she said ‘hi Miah, Stella the witch made me fly by magic. Aleara is trying to stop me. Stop! You’ll get turned into something.’ So she hid behind the bushes. ‘How do I get down?’ Sarah said ‘I’ll get the wand and make you come back down.’ So I ran and jumped and… Miah

Here are some photos from Daily 5 this week.

 

Week 2 Literacy – Expositions

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Literacy, Uncategorized | Posted on 23/10/2015

We have continued writing expositions this week. Many of the students have nearly finished their expositions.

Together we wrote an exposition about why children should learn to swim. This was typed up and pinned up at the Ararat Fitness Centre where members of the community can read our exposition and learn about the importance of learning to swim.

TASK: Proper Nouns

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Literacy, Tasks | Posted on 09/10/2015

This week we have been learning the difference between nouns and proper nouns.

We already know that nouns are names of; people, places and things.

Proper nouns begin with capital letters and are the names of specific people and places.

You can see the poster that we made in class turning common nouns into proper nouns.

Common nouns vs proper nouns

If you are still unsure about what a proper noun is, watch the video below.

Can you list some proper nouns? Write them in the comments section.

Week 1 Literacy – Expositions

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Literacy, Uncategorized | Posted on 08/10/2015

This week we have started to learn about expositions. Everyone remembered learning about them earlier in the year. We started by reading an exposition and then came up with the Learning Intention and Success Criteria. This is our Learning Intention and Success Criteria.

 LI and SC exposition

During the week, we read lots of expositions, wrote expositions as a whole class after coming up with them orally. We then had a go at planning an exposition in small groups.

Working together to come up with arguments for a group exposition.

Working together to come up with arguments for a group exposition.

The students have enjoyed getting back into Daily 5.

Week 9/10 Discoveries

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 07/10/2015

Week 9 and 10 were super busy with students working hard to finish their research and create projects for our topic Where Does It Come From? The students have been very creative with the way they have presented their projects and they have taken care to copy their edited draft correctly for their final copy.

Here are photos of some of the students hard at work, getting their creations ready for the exhibition.

 

All the teachers and parents were very proud to see your final projects at the Discoveries Exhibition. Check out some of the photos below.

 

TASK: Contractions

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Literacy, Tasks | Posted on 06/10/2015

This week our class took an interest in contractions and we made it a challenge to go home and work out what words, such as here’s and she’ll meant. We eventually worked out that they were contractions and that contractions are two words which have had some letters chopped out and an apostrophe replace them.

You can watch some of the videos to help you remember what contractions are:

Can you think of anymore contractions? Write them in the comments section during Daily 5.

Week 8 Literacy – Character traits

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Literacy | Posted on 04/09/2015

We continued learning about character traits this week.

We read an interesting book called ‘The Love Monster’ and discovered that he had character traits of a kind, caring and sharing person, but he was starting to show character traits like, greed and selfishness when he was thinking about eating all the chocolates by himself. Check out our poster below.

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We also listened to the story ‘The Hare and the Tortoise’ and compared their character traits. We thought about which character traits we shared with either the Tortoise or the Hare during our skipping race.

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Week 7 – Literacy

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Literacy | Posted on 28/08/2015

This week we have continued to read our class novel ‘Pippi Longstocking’. We learnt that you can infer character traits by thinking about their actions, thoughts and feelings.

We made a poster about Pippi’s character traits.

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Special Event – Ashton’s Huski Pups

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Literacy | Posted on 21/08/2015

Yesterday I brought in my huski puppies to school.

I wanted everyone in my class to see the puppies.

Everyone thought they were cute.

I passed the puppies around the circle. People thought they were soft.

The puppies names are Takani and Yokone. Takani is black and white, she has one blue eye and one green one. Yokone is red and white, she has a black eyes.

I really like playing with the puppies. Next week we are selling the huski puppies.

Written by Ashton

Week 4 Numeracy – Symmetry

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 17/08/2015

This week in numeracy we have been learning all about symmetry.

We have done paintings where we only painted on one side of the line of symmetry. After this we folded our paper along the line of symmetry, and made our paintings the same on both sides.

We all turned ourselves into Mr Kean’s mirror, but are still trying to understand that distance from the line of symmetry is important, or else it will not be symmetrical.

Week 5 Literacy – Daily 5 (Guided Reading)

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Literacy | Posted on 17/08/2015

We’ve loved reading our books with Mr Kean during Guided Reading.

Guided Reading with Mr Kean

Guided Reading with Mr Kean

We’ve been giving each other coaching or time and practising giving a retell of what we have read.

TASK – When Two Vowels go Walking – ai

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Literacy, Tasks | Posted on 17/08/2015

This week we learnt that ‘when two vowels go walking the first one does the talking.

‘ai’ is our spelling sound of the week.

Can you think of any ‘ai’ words and write them in the comments?

Week 4 Literacy – Punctuation

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Literacy | Posted on 07/08/2015

This week in literacy we have been learning about punctuation.

We had kungfu punctuation with Mr Kean.

 

Kung Fu Punctuation

Kung Fu Punctuation

Mr Kean made some punctuation games. The paddle pop one was very challenging.

 

Week 4 Discoveries – Research projects

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Discoveries, Uncategorized | Posted on 06/08/2015

This week we have chosen our topic for Discoveries.

Some of the topics for Where Does it Come From? are; electricity, glass, milk, steel, chocolate, wool and wood.

We have written our learning intentions and some questions that we want to find the answers to.

Week 3 Literacy – Narratives – Orientation

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Posted by misscarey | Posted in Literacy | Posted on 30/07/2015

This week we continued to focus on the orientation of narratives, but we were focusing on the setting.

We all got to draw the setting for our story and then we had to write the description for some else’s setting.

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