We are about to undertake research for our #Personal #Inquiries. We have chosen an organism and need to research the features of our organism, focusing on its adaptations over time, its habitat, and environmental pressures it faces.
If you know anything about our organisms that will help us, we'd love to hear from you! Please leave links or information you have found in the comments section and we will be checking each day.
THANK YOU 🙂 From all of us in 5/6N
Alyssa - Scotoplane
Josephine, Emma B - Arctic Fox
Lucinda - Arctic Wolf
Roman - Poison Dart Frog
Luke - Asian elephant
Sarah - Spider Monkey
Oakley - House mouse
James - Blue Ringed Octopus
Robbie - Tiger Shark
Hannah - Atlantic Walrus
Yasmin - Grey Wolf
Daniel - Bluespotted Stingray
Mila - African elephant
Floyd - Snow Leopard
Lily - Green Sea Turtle
Jolin - Chinese White Dolphin
Lucas - King Cobra
Marcel - Two toed Sloth
Jacob - Diamond Carpet Python
Benjamin - Western Tiger Snake
Annabel - Red Panda
Emma C - Eurasian Lynx
Carter - Green Anaconda
Samantha - Unicorn Fish
Isabella - Australian Seal
Our first day back for Term 2 and we had the privilege of working with Kath Murdoch. Kath is an independent consultant world renowned for her expertise with #inquirybasedlearning
During our time with her, she led a Tuning In activity for our new Inquiry. The purpose of this lesson was to gather data about our prior knowledge linked to #adaptation #evolution and #survival of living things.
She conducted a few games to help us #communicate and #collaborate - using these learning assets in particular to help us theorise - to think about answers to questions and to convincingly share our opinions. We thoroughly enjoyed played 2 truths and 1 lie and Bus Stop that helped us to do this.
Here are a couple of photos from our session with her. We loved having Kath work with us. Can't wait until next term !
Here it is at last! A collection of memorable moments from our awesome Canberra camp!
Last Friday, 5/6N presented "I'm a celebrity...get me out of here!" to the St Bede's community. What a great assembly. Here are a few videos and photos of our performance. If you have any other photos please pass them on and we'll add it to our blog!
New $5 bank note:
BTN Bank Notes (from approx 2 minutes)
Eddie Mabo/Land Rights:
Gold Rush and Eureka Stockade:
Peter Lalor’s Bakery Hill Speech (audio – there is some more difficult language used). You aren’t expected to listen to the entire 16 minutes, but do listen to the first 5-6 minutes.
Voting Rights in Australia:
Australian Suffragettes – read up until the sub-heading “Politics and Australian Women…”
Amy Friedman (President and CEO, Book Trust)
Read from the day your child is born until the day she/he leaves the house. Read with your kids, but also let your kids see you read.
Develop family reading rituals like reading before bed, snuggled in a chair or sitting together on the couch as a family, reading your own books on a Saturday morning.
Create a home full of books and book talk: books on your night stand; books on the coffee table; books in the bathroom. While you are reading, ask your child questions about the book, so she/he can make connections and share wonderings as you read. You can use this information to help your child choose his next book at the library or bookstore.
Instead of asking, “What did you learn today?” ask: “What did you read today?” Talking through answers to these questions is a fun way to spark conversations about reading.
Have a special bookshelf for your child’s books. Decorate it. Prominently place it in her bedroom. Let kids choose their own books grounded in their interests and passions. Help your child figure out his or her interests by asking these questions: If a book were written just for you, what would it be about? If you could be an expert on any subject, what would it be? What are two things you are really curious about?
Get excited when you add books to the bookshelf and take time to revisit those books that are a bit dusty and worn. Help your child understand that it is a privilege to own books, one that sadly millions of children in our country don’t have.
Finally our 6 words stories are ready for viewing!
Where did the 6 word story originate?
In the 1920’s, Ernest Hemingway, an accomplished and very successful author, was challenged by his colleagues to write a complete story in only 6 words. They thought it was impossible and bet against him - they thought he couldn’t do it. He proved them wrong! Hemingway considered his 6 word story to be his best work. This is his narrative...
"For sale: Baby shoes, never worn"
The concept to create our very own 6 word stories was inspired by Don Goble @dgoble2001 . He assisted us as we learned about #iMovie and #sixwordstories, directing us to his videos and participating in a #Skype session where he answered our questions and explained how to use a variety of additional editing techniques.
After our discoveries, we decided to link our knowledge to our #inquirybasedlearning focusing on #socialjustice . We chose an issue that we felt passionate about and then created our stories and iMovies . This link will lead you to the great work we created. We hope you enjoy viewing our 6 word stories and that it inspires you to #TakeAction !
#ict #edchat #socialjustice #inquiry #aussieED #inquirybasedlearning #edtech #globalcollaboration
Part 2 of our #SocialJustice #TakingAction Day took place last week.
After our amazing fundraising efforts at the end of last term, raising in excess of $2500 for various charities, the 5/6s went out into the community to distribute the donations they raised as well as to help out in our community.
We had groups that went to the @RSPCAVic , @StKildaMums , @LostDogsHome , the local kinder to conduct a Christmas Art Activity and Eva Tilley to talk with/ perform for the elderly. We also helped Michael to improve the school's garden as well as with Jo from the Parish to help sort out the Sacristy in the Church.
Everyone had a great time helping out those that need it the most. We really were #aliveinthespirit as we lived out our #socialjustice theme this year for our #religion #inquiry
5/6N love maths!
We have just concluded our focus on #Volume and #Capacity with an #openended #problemsolving task.
First we had to build our towers. Then we needed to work out how to calculate the volume. Once our groups had recorded our findings, we decided the best way to check our accuracy was was to cross check our calculations - measuring other towers and comparing the measurments.
This took longer than we expected but it was worthwhile ... especially as we were able to work collaboratively, discover successes to our understanding about measuring volume and also to learn from our mistakes!
Can you work out from our photos which tower had the greatest volume? You might be surprised!