Science Night

Tonight the “Friends of the Bluff” and Barwon Coast” organised a special Science night for the Grade 3s.Our parents came and we did three different activities.

For the first activity we looked at different types of seaweed and learnt about seaweed. One group found 10 different types!

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We then went into Miss Ps classroom and learnt all about the food that sea creatures need to stay alive. Did you know that a shark needs 4 fish or 1 bird or seal to survive? A crab needs 20 pieces of seaweed, a fish needs 1 crab or 40 pieces of seaweed. We played a really fun game where we were a sea creature who had to find food. It was fun!! At the end the meaning of “adaptation” was explained to us.

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Finally we got to play Bingo! We had to match the statement with the photo. “I can fly” was the first clue and John explained that there are S O many different types of birds around the bluff/Barwon Heafs. The red necked stints fly all the way to Russia to breed! John explained that they fly 3000kms each day without stopping! That’s from Barwon Heads to Queensland in one go!

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These two websites are dedicated to our local environment.

http://barwonbluff.com.au

http://www.barwoncoast.com.au

Thank you Mr Harris and Mr Burdess for organising such as fantastic, interesting, fun evening!

What did you learn at Science night?

What did you like best about Science night?

Elements of Fiction texts

This week the cafe reading strategy that we are focusing on is recognising the elements of a Fiction text to help us with comprehension. The literary elements that we are identifying include genre, plot, character, setting, problem/resolution and theme.

Today we read “Olivia”

The literary elements we recognised were:

Billy: the beginning introduced us to the characters and gave us an idea of what was going to happen in the story

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Pippi & Jono  & Ethan: The problem/situation was that Olivia wears everyone out and when it was her nap time she wouldn’t go to sleep. She wouldn’t listen to her mum.

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Archie: At the end she went to sleep

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Lily: there were illustrations. Tess: There were paintings

Will: There were two main characters, Olivia and her mother

Johanna & Zoe: The plot is that Olivia wants to do everything and thinks she is good at everything.

The Setting is Olivia’s home and a few other places that she visits.

What is the title of the book you are reading and which literary elements have you noticed? 

Comparing numbers

In Maths we are learning how to compare numbers. We know how to use the symbols to show if numbers are smaller than, greater than or equal to.

We made up a game using our boom cards and icypole sticks. We also talked about HOW we remember which symbols to use.

It was fun!

How do YOU remember which symbol to use?