The “Borough of Queenscliffe” has some exciting things in store for us…

Hey, did you realise Mr Ahearn and Mrs V disappeared the other day?

Well, the photos will tell you where they went. All we can say is start getting excited. Yes, very, very excited!

Here is a little sneek peek of one thing they got up too!

Can you guess where they went?

Why do you think they visited this special place in the”Borough of Queenscliffe?”

Which photograph is your favourite/Why?

Biological Science- making terrariums

 

 

Mr Long and Ms. Elmer go out with a BANG!

Last week Mr Long and Ms. Elmer worked together and we made terrariums in science.

We had lots of fun. We cut up plastic bottles and re-used them as the house for our plants.

Mr Long brought in one of his terrariums to show us. Ms. Elmer bought in a picture of a 40 year old terrarium that has only been watered once.

It was AMAZING!

We were very busy and had lots of fun too!

Thank you Mr Long and Ms. Elmer for taking such fun science lessons.

What did you find out during this science lesson?

Why is it important to modify and change things at times?

Where is your terrarium now and how is it going?

Why is it important to do science lessons?

Famous People

Currently our grade 3/4 classes are researching famous people from History using “Encarta Kids” as our main source of information.

Here is the research process that we are following as we write Information Reports:

1. Finding the person who we are interested in.

2. Reading through the text.

3. Using a note taking sheet select key words and jot them down in dot point form.

4. Using the key words and then we then reconstruct sentences into our own words.

5. We then select an image.

6. Finally we edit our work, publish it using the computer or our best handwriting and then write the reference to show where we found our information.

  • Who is the famous person you have selected to research?
  • Why was he/she famous?
  • What type of person do you think they were? Explain your reasons

Using an Atlas to navigate our world!

This week we have used an interactive online world map as well as a range of different Atlas reference books from our library, to find out lots of information about the world in which we live. Interactiveworldmap
Some of us have copied countries that appealed to us. Others have attempted to re-create the world map and label the countries, oceans and seas.
All of us have learnt the continents and oceans and can now relate and recognise the colours found on the Olympic rings.
We have travelled near and far with our learning and have travelled around the globe.
What have you enjoyed the most about working from the Atlas?
What is something that you have discovered while working with an Atlas?
Which country would you like to visit and why?