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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Miss Tyler takes advantage of a photo opportunity

Conner the soccer player

Seed Project - Week 3

 Aurora
 Jade with her deceased beans and corn
 Jessica
 Joe
 Michael
 Taine
 Vinny
Zoe
Abdul, Nika and Mia's beans and corn have died and they will begin again this week.
Some tips for growing healthy plants from the Grade 5s:
  • Kiss your plant every morning (Aurora)
  • Sing to it (Mia)
  • Tell it jokes (Tane)
  • Use old fish pond water (Jade) 
  • Use a syringe to water them (Farikai)
  • Tell it you love it (NIka)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Taine's Sister is getting married next weekend

...and he will be playing this piano piece as she walks down the aisle.
Isn't that fantastic?
(This isn't Taine actually playing)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Our New School

Our school is going to be moving to a new property in January 2011. 
At the moment the school hasnt been built, so we will have lessons in prefabricated classrooms for a few years. 
They estimate that the building will take 2-3 years to complete. 
Removal trucks will be arriving on 11th December.

This is what the architects have designed:
 The Primary School (the left of the property) Ages 5 - 12
The High School (the right of the proprty) Ages 13 - 18

Miss Tyler-Smith and Aurora are Bento Mad!

Miss Tyler-Smith both love their Bento Boxes, they have the same two boxes in different colours and make a beautiful lunch for themselves. They show each other their lunches on most days and giggle at what the other shose to pack.
Miss Tyler-Smith is starting to feel very sad at the thought of saying goodbye to her Grade 5 children and is considering failing them all so she can have them for another year...or maybe not...
 Aurora's New Bento Box
 What's inside my Bento Box?

Friday, October 15, 2010

Please meet Rascal

Rascal is our class pet guinea pig. We chose a guinea pig beacuse we are learning about the Inca and they kept them. Please remember to feed Rascal and brush him with the "more" tab underneath his icon.

Growing Beans and Corn - Week 2

I'm not entirely sure whose beans are whose, so I will add names next week.













Incan head dresses

We are learning about the Incas who lived in South America about 500 years ago.
Above are examples of their head dresses. We made our own in Art class today.

 Incan Prince Abdul
 Incan Prince Connor
  Incan Prince Farikai
  Incan Prince Joseph
  Incan Prince Michael
  Incan Prince Taine
  Incan Prince Vinny
  Incan Princess Aurora
   Incan Princess Jade
   Incan Princess Jessica
   Incan Princess Mia
  Incan Princess Zoe

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The New Curriculum for 2011 has been published online

National Curriculum Statement Grades R–12:

CURRICULUM AND ASSESSMENT POLICY (January 2011)

Monday, October 11, 2010

We have a *NEW* classroom Flickr account

Growing Beans and Corn - Week 1

This term the Grade 5s are learning about seeds, how some seeds have two parts to them like beans, and are called dicotyledons, and others have one one part, like corn, and are called monocotyledons. 
We have planted both beans, corn and seeds we found outside in the garden, and are going to observe them for 5 weeks to see how they grow. Wish us luck!
 Connor with his seeds
 Zoe with her seeds Hope, Carly, Charlotte and Lily.
 Farikai with his seed children Joley, Mike, Jane and Charlie.
 Mia, a proud seed Mommy to Shayan, Sharla, Azilia and Zoya.
 Abdul with his seeds, Tom, Renaldo and Samantha
 Michael, father to seed babies Jesse and Jack.
Vinny, Daddy to seeds Eddie, Sam and Mia
Jade, showing off Manny, Seth, Nika and Kim
 Aurora with Annebell-Lee, Esperanza, Mina and Delila.
Taine, so proud with his seed babies, Shaun, Max and Jack.