Back To School

img_8589Finally after 4 months off I am back at school.  Over the first week of Term Four we have done heaps including:

  • An orienteering practice.
  • Show Don’t Tell for writing and reading.
  • Learnt about Pi, Diameter, Radius and Circumference in maths.
  • Read two picture-only books (Mirror and Window).
  • Wrote our Writers Notebook stories.
  • In specialists, PE – practiced our simple skills of throwing, catching and running, Art – completed tags and started designing our skateboards, Perfoming Arts – finished and shared news reports.

Here is a little paragraph about orienteering with Show Don’t Tell:

Mady and I set the timer and ran out with our map and stamp sheet. Map number two was spread around the school and our hearts were pumping when we slowed to a walk and grabbed map number 4. We sprinted all over the school, navigating and stamping all of the markers we could find. We were puffing and panting with red faces and the smiles on our faces were huge.

It took us 20 minutes but I think we are all ready and set for Wednesday.

Perplexing Paper Planes

Throughout the last few weeks of term we have focused our inquiry on a paper planes investigation.  Our challenge was to find out what was the best optimal design for a paper plane.  Surprisingly the answer is currently unknown.  We did a lot of mathematical work and watched a video conducted by Brian Collins.  Here are the results in my maths book:


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Colourful Compasses

Today my class and I drew and coloured in our very own compass roses. It required a lot of measuring and protracting. Here is some history I discovered about the compass rose:
~ A compass rose stays still, as it is on paper and points to the North, South, East, West and all of the points in between.
~ It is also know as a Rose of the Winds.
~ The compass would always point North because of a magnetic field on Earth.
~ The wind rose was created before the compass rose.
Here is a picture of my compass rose and the production: