Getting into the SPIRIT of things!

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Thank you to Billy’s mum for this amazing wreath with all our names on it. It started a festive appearance to our classroom.

A very big thank you to everyone who had input into our Winter party.  We had such a fun time and we were able to eat some delicious food.  I am very grateful for the gift and card that I received, thank you.  It has been a wonderful semester with some pretty fabulous kids.  They make me smile every day and it is a delight to work with them. I look forward to each new day in our classroom.

Here are a few pictures of some Drama fun we had in class this week. We had quick skits, comedy acts, gymnastics demo, an ice skating lesson, a dance number and even a science trick!  SEE CLIP

 

Many of us got into the spirit of things this week…. weren’t we cute!!!

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Sled race                                                       Rockin Around the Christmas Tree

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Snowman Scurry                                         Twinkle All the Way

 

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Have a wonderful break everyone.

 

 

Week 15 – a windy day

Perimeter Fun

Last Friday we headed out to the playground to find out what the perimeter of the court is using a roll of toilet paper! Good idea right?

Note to selves… don’t attempt this on a windy day! 💨 💨 💨  The final photo shows why.

We’ll attempt this again and let you know what we learn.  

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Library Research APART

Library Research Sessions 

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Many of the students in the class use YouTube as a tool for research.

Earlier this week the grade five students did an online survey to get some data about how they use YouTube. Some of the questions included…

  • How do you find videos when you’re researching?
  • How do you decide if a video is right for your research needs?
  • How do you decide if a video is right for your level of understanding?

Leading up to Exhibition, we will be working in collaboration with Ms Vance from the library on research skills.

This week we were evaluating the usefulness of youtube for research and exploring how we can make it work for us in terms of getting information and using our time well.

We used a method called APART…

  • Authority- Who wrote it / created it? Are they an expert?
  • Purpose / Perspective – Why did they write it? What is their perspective?
  • Accuracy – Are there errors? Does it match what you know?
  • Relevance – Is it on your topic? Can you understand it?
  • Time – When was it written? When was it last updated? Is it up to date?

In groups, the students looked at a Science clip and used the process above to find evidence of, and discuss each aspect.

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Some tips we gained from this:

  • Don’t watch any more than 30 / 60 seconds of an intro – move on (time)
  • Scan through (time)
  • Look at title for relevance
  • Don’t let Youtube make decisions for you when it flows on to the next clip – enter new searches for yourself
  • Check the date to see if it’s still relevant (especially for Science topics)
  • Go to the description for authority and accuracy
  • Use the channel and see other videos the YouTuber posts (expert)
  • Check popularity Likes / Dislikes (Time?) – consider whether this is a good thing or not
  • Channel description