Today 3A visited one of the prep grades to share our recently published picture story books. We had been looking forward to doing this! The books were written with a younger audience in mind and we think that the preps really enjoyed listening to our stories and seeing the pictures that matched the words.
What did you enjoy about sharing your Picture Story Book?
3A have been working hard to publish their information reports and I am sure that everyone will agree that the finished reports are impressive!
Information Reports consist of information or facts. Students researched their topics, took notes and then made sure that they used their own words (so that the writing sounded like their voice). They organised their information into paragraphs with headings and they wrote in the third person. Students revised and edited their writing and drew pictures on their finished report to enhance them. Everyone did a great job of using the 6+1 Traits of writing.
When you next write an information report, what topic do you think you will choose?
This week 3A have been learning about how to use the Ideas trait in their Writers Notebooks. Writers who use the Ideas trait well produce entries that are clear, focussed and interesting. We have talked about how important it is to focus on one small moment and choose topics that we know a lot about.
Today we went outside and wrote an entry about the things we could see, hear and feel.
We are learning how to write procedural texts in writing this week.
Yesterday, with 3B, we made slime. First we made predictions (hypothesis) as to what would happen when we added water to cornflour. Some predicted that that it would become sticky or runny and they were right!
Here is our slime making procedural text.
You will need:
1.Put 1 cup of cornflour into the bowl
2. Add about a cup of water but you may need to add more.
3. Stir it around until really thick
4. Put 5 drops of food colouring in the bowl
5. Stir some more
Enjoy playing with your slime!
Thanks Miss Petz for organising this experiment for us!
This week 3A have been practising using paragraphs to organise their texts when writing Information Reports. The following Report was written by 3A who worked in teams to write a paragraph each.
Indonesian Day was celebrated today at Barwon Heads Primary School. All students rotated around to different Indonesian activities.
Bu Wall’s Mum made delicious noodles. We were very lucky to get them for free. We could not get seconds until lunchtime. We all loved the noodles and we did a word search while eating them. We think people loved this activity the most.
We had a wonderful time learning about puppets. The puppets had amazing features and great colors. We learnt which ones had good and which had bad characters.
We tasted some Indonesian fruits. After we tasted all the fruits we ordered them from favorite to least favorite. Most of us didn’t like the durian, it smelt awful! But some people loved it.
A lady called Maria came to teach us how to do Indonesian dancing. She was wearing a beautiful peacock consume with lots of glitter and gems. She played Indonesian music while we copied her dance. She was a great teacher, we had fun.
One of the activities was going outside to do sport. We got to play soccer and we also had a race. We also played prison break and had a wonderful time.
Miss Campbell and Miss Peterson taught us how to make kites and it was fun. We got split into the art room and our room. Then the teacher told us how to do it. There was lots of folding and stapling. The kites were butterflies.
We are all appreciative of the hard work that Bu Wall put in to making this day a success and would like to thank her very much. We all had a great day and learnt lots about Indonesia.