Mathletics – Congratulations Sophie, Cody and Rhys

Congratulations to Sophie  for completing over 60 tasks on Mathletics. mathletics icon

Congratulations also to Cody and Rhys who have also worked hard to complete a great number of tasks.

Well done and keep up the great work.

 

Remember Mathletics offers

  • Fully flexible learning. Students can access and review material anywhere, anytime at home and school.
  • Instant, step by step, animated support available for every question.
  • K-12 curriculum content – students can instantly access revision or advanced lessons.
  • Instant feedback and assessment results support independent learning.
  • Videos, games and activities support all learning styles.

 

Please come see me if you want to know more about your child’s progress with Mathletics.

 

Ms Con

Pet Responsible Ownership Program

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Today a lady from the Pet Responsible Ownership Program visited us at school with her dog.

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Students will comment on this post to share their experiences.

Please visit the following site for more information. 

http://www.pets.dpi.vic.gov.au/01/main.htm

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Primary School Program

Cartoon of someone scaring a dog.

Never intentionally frighten a dog.

The Primary School program is aimed at 5-12 year olds and has been delivered to over 1 million Victorian primary school children. It visits approximately 800 primary schools each year.

The Program includes a dog visit, multimedia tools, role play, song and story time.

Cartoon depiction of a happy dog.

Happy Dog.

The Program focuses on teaching students about dog safety:

  • when dogs should be left alone
  • things we should not do to dogs
  • how can you tell if a dog is happy, frightened or angry
  • a safe way to approach and greet a dog
  • what to do if approached by an unknown or aggressive dog.
Photo of a dog in the dog visit program.

Dog visits are an integral part of the program.

The Program also introduces and develops the following concepts:

  • choosing an appropriate pet general welfare and husbandry
  • the importance of identification and registration
  • confinement and housing, exercise and training.

There are a range of presentations designed to target the specific audiences in relation to grade level, prior knowledge and learning modes.

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What is an inference?

What is an inference?

You make an inference when you use
clues from the story to figure out
something that the author doesn’t
tell you.

When you make an inference, be
able to identify the clues that you
used.

This week I introduced students to making inferences. We began with a simple activity that I saw on another teacher’s blog from the states.

I brought in a bag which I called my big teacher bag and told the students that they were going to pull things out and infer things about me using the item as clues.

Well let me tell you that when they saw my BIG bag one student stated, “Wow I infer that Ms Con has a big bag because she owns a lot of things!”

And so you see the students are well to their way on making inferences.

http://havefunteaching.com/fun-activities/reading-activities/inference-activity-1.pdf

http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/o/makinginferencel.cfm

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Making fairy tale puppets

Dear Parents/Guardians,

In a couple of weeks, your child will be planning and writing a fairy tale about a made up character.

We would like them to make a puppet at home that will be the main character in their story.

Please help your child to make a puppet at home. You can make it out of any materials you like.

Thank you for your support.            

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