Wednesday, 22 May 2019

NAPLAN


Congratulations to all the superstars of Room 14 for completing their NAPLAN testing this week. I know you did your best and I am very proud of you all!



Super Scientist




Super Scientist presentations will take place during Week 5. Please make sure that you bring all equipment and have prepared what you are going to say. You can bring notes/make a PowerPoint to assist you, however, this is optional. Presentations are to be no longer than 5 minutes. You will get marked on how well you can explain your experiment, the science behind it AND on your public speaking skills.

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Mehrry
Alya
Mia
Terry
Amelia

Abi
Griffin
Kate
Maya
Noel

Josh
Ashton
Legacy
Eli
Jess
Parker

Katie
Lola
Oscar
Liam
Kent

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Author's Corner

In writing, this term we have been working on developing our writer's voice. An important aspect of this is being able to "hook" your reader and build tension and intrigue. The students have been doing a fantastic job of making their writing start with a "sizzle". Keep up the great work, Room 14!

A GIANT Problem ~Mehrry
Genre: Narrative
The flame of the candle reflected upon all of the hundreds and thousands of books, It was so quiet that you could hear a pin drop. It felt like a fairy tale.

The Swing ~Oscar
Genre: Narrative
I was on my swing, getting higher and higher.

What a Mess! ~Maya
Genre: Narrative
The next morning, not to my surprise, her room was...a mess! I knew today was going to be a horrible day already. I had to feed the dog, clean the kitchen, make the beds, cook dinner, do the washing and, last but not least, I now needed to clean Molly's filthy room!


Hero Award- My Robot ~Amelia 
Genre: Persuasive 
Beep, Beep, Beep! Imagine having a robot to help you when you need it. My robot deserves a hero award because he comes when you need him, keeps you safe at night and is always friendly to people.

Hero Award-Goku ~Elija
Genre: Persuasive 
Surely you would agree that the strongest person alive deserves a hero award? Imagine flying 50 ft high in the clouds. Goku always defends the universe. This is what makes Goku the most powerful being in the cosmos!


Hero Award- Queen Elizabeth ~Jessmary
Genre: Persuasive
Imagine a Queen that is as beautiful as a crystal dolphin. Yes, you guessed it- Queen Elizabeth the Second. She should get a hero award because she is helpful, cares about us and knows what to do when there is an emergency somewhere.

Saving Energy ~Terry
Genre: Persuasive
Imagine a world with no- not even one, little pixel of energy! Unfortunately, this is the very result of wasting energy that is coming to the weird and wonderful future. Dr U. Save clearly states that average families waste 64.8% of energy. As already stated, we need to use less energy because it's not all renewable and sometime, in the future, we'll be back to the ol' fashioned oil lamp and candle. If we turned off unattended lights, we would save a stupendous deal of energy.


Sunday, 12 May 2019

NAPLAN


All Year 3 and 5 students will be sitting NAPLAN testing in Weeks 3 & 4. This year, students will be doing the test online, which is very exciting! We have been doing some practice NAPLAN questions in class and I have been extremely proud of the way the children have applied themselves. Please note that no homework will be given over these two weeks, however, students are still encouraged to read every day.


Here are a few things you can do to support your child at home.

-Please ensure they have plenty of sleep the night before
-In the mornings having a healthy, nutritious breakfast is also beneficial
-Encourage them to give it their absolute best
- Discuss any feelings and emotions they have coming up to and after the tests

Below is the NAPLAN timetable:
Please ensure your child is present for each test, as a catch-up test may not be possible, due to time constraints. There will be test conditions once each test has commenced and no movement in or out of the classroom, to avoid disruptions.


I am sure that each child is going to give the test their best effort. It is a fantastic opportunity to see where your child sits in relation to other children around Australia.





Mother's Day Wishes


Happy Mother’s Day to all our lovely mums. We hope you had a great day and loved all the special gifts. Thanks for all you do!

Dress Fancy Friday


Thanks for all your support with this event. The students in Room 14 were looking very fancy indeed! As a school we raised close to $800 which will go towards the Year 6 Graduation gift to the school.

Photo credit: Amelia



Year Level Challenge

Congratulations to Terry and Parker on their results in last term’s Year Level Challenge. Both boys did extremely well and were in the Top 5 of all the Year Three students. Well done!