In the middle of this term for art we made ceramic bowls. First the were meant to be ceramic balls but they didn’t work out so instead we made ceramic bowls. A lady named Christina came and showed us some tips about working with clay and helped us make our bowls. We rolled out clay and put it into paper bowls, after they dried we painted them and they turned out like this.
For the past two weeks we have been investigating a picture story book called FOX by Margret Wild and Ron Brooks. Some of the things we learnt were: how to write a character description, script writing, poetry, art response and main themes of books.
Check out my google slide show about my learning on the book FOX.
Hope you are enjoying the first week of spring, for the past few weeks in writing we have been writing poems, different kinds of poems. Limericks, Cinquains, Haiku’s and rhyming poems, but today I’m going to show you how to write my favorite poem, the LIMERICK. It is very short and simple, it’s a silly poem that tells a story in five lines with the rhyme scheme AA BB A. Here is a link to an example of a limerick that I wrote. https://docs.google.com/document/d/126bqZhksuZMjw4CPUMIVSfg8NWfeSb4LJdEjjr5NzYE/edit
Yesterday we learnt about idioms, if you don’t know what idioms are, idioms are a figure of speeches, figurative language. We watched a video on idioms, here is the link to the video https://vimeo.com/41537538the video is about the literal meanings of some idioms, some of them are really funny. Then we went on to fill out a sheet about an idiom. Now I know what idioms are called because I thought that they were called figure of speeches. I discovered new idioms e.g joint at the hip, having a whale of a time. I wonder who came up with idioms I think that there is really no point of idioms, but I still like them. What do you think of idioms? What is your favourite one?
Yesterday both seniors went to the Immigration Museum for inquiry to learn more about why people migrate to Australia. We got into four different groups and went around the museum. The most challenging thing was the fake Dictation Test it was so hard to keep up with and what the man said was so random. Now I know how hard and challenging it was for migrants to get into Australia especially if they couldn’t speak english. I want to know more about why migrants needed to do the Dictation Test to get into Australia. Three things I learnt: 1. Not just humans migrate animals, bugs, birds and also flowers migrate/ have migrated. 2. In the 1840’s the condition of the cabins in the boats were bad they were small uncomfortable and the toilet was close to the bed. 3.The immigration museum is the longest lasting stone building from the 1800’s in melbourne. Two things I wonder: 1. I wonder if they changed the difficulty of the Dictation Test if they migrants weren’t european. 2. I wonder why they knocked all the old buildings down except for the immigration museum. One opinion I have: 1. I think there was no need for the dictation test or they should’ve made it easier because lots of migrants got kicked out of Australia for failing.
Have you been to the Immigration Museum? What do you think of the Dictation Test?
Yesterday a lady named Mui Mui came to talk to us about her journey to Australia. She talked about all the trouble her and her family went through to get to Australia. She is a tough cookie.
Now I know that we have to be grateful for what we have. What Mui Mui went through was bad, Mui Mui’s family’s valuables got taken by the communists, they got ripped off a lot and had to live in something like a detention center with poor conditions for a few months. One of the worst things Mui Mui had to do was to sit in a cramped cabin on a boat with her legs crossed with her 2 children on each leg for 5 days with hardly any food and clean water. It’s cool how Mui Mui kept going and didn’t give up. I wonder how she survived that chaos.
What did you think of Mui Mui’s story? What were your feelings when you heard it?
This post will be about my goals for Term Three, I am looking so forward to achieving them.
These are my two goals.
By the end of this term I’m determined to… add more interesting and mature vocab ( Verbs, Adjectives, Nouns etc…) into my writing pieces so that it is more mature, interesting to read and it would hook my reader in. I can achieve this goal by reading other peoples writing pieces that have lots of great vocab and by reading more books so I can pick up great vocab and add it in my writing. I chose this goal because out of the subjects we have at this school writing was lowest marked for me, it was the lowest because my writing didn’t have many interesting and mature vocab, so I really want to achieve this goal.
2. By the end of this term I’m also determined to… to get out of the laziness of not reading much and saying to my “self i’ll read it later” and never actually reading the book. I can achieve this goal by starting off by reading a lot of the books I like then after a while stepping out of my comfort zone. I chose this goal because it would make a big impact on my other goal which is about more interesting and mature vocabulary in writing, it would also help me in literacy and inquiry.
What do you think about my goals? Can I achieve them? Do you have the same goals?
For this terms inquiry we have been making iMovies to answer questions we made that have either got to do with chemical or physical science. We got into groups of three or four and got to choose which type of science we wanted to do. My peers in my group were Nathan and Khoder, we chose chemical science. Our question was Why Is Salt Salty? After we chose our question we went on to researching why salt is salty? Then when we finished our research we started our script which was easy and our story board. Finally we got to our filming it was tough, but we got through it.
I am most proud of getting all our information into the iMovie it was a big process transferring all our info onto the script and making it more suitable for kids then filming all our parts and making sure that everything is perfect like the sound, if we are saying the right lines, if we are doing the experiment right.
I enjoyed the making of the video it made me feel like laughing, it made me feel mad, happy, frustrated, just like how real actors and real directors would feel. Even though I mentioned some bad emotions it was still fun.
One of our challenges was to figure out what our question was going to be. It took about half an inquiry session to figure out what our question was going to be.
If I did it again I would choose a different place to film that is less noisy so my audience can hear my group and I better and I add more camera shots and angles while.
Some feedback I got from my peers was positive they said we that our group used lots of scientific words to show what the answer to our question was.
Please watch our video and comment about what you think of it,
Today I found out how to work out if a fraction is bigger then another by using THE CROSS MULTIPLYING STRATEGY. I discovered that it was easy because all you need to do is multiply the top number of the first fraction by the bottom number of the second fraction, then you do it the other way around. Now I know that working out the bigger fraction isn’t so hard to do all you need to do is the cross multiplying strategy and then it is all simple to you. Did you think it was hard? Was it fun? I thought it was a lot of fun, I hope you try it home or school to,
For one of our art lessons we used tiles for art. First we drew on the tiles with different coloured sharpies. Then we put paint diluter on the tile to give the tile texture. After the tiles dried we drew on the tiles with black sharpies. Some people drew boats in the water, the sun set and anything that came to there mind. It was a great result and they a look beautiful.