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Refugee Week 20th June – 26th June 2010

June 23, 2010 by msbush · 1 Comment · Multiculturalism, Refugee Week, Successful Language Learners

The UNHCR theme for World Refugee Day is : ‘They can take my home but they can not take my future.’ This week students at our school have made artworks to pay homage to refugees who never give up hope even after they have been forced to leave their homes. It is this resilience that […]

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2CH review a text

June 17, 2010 by msbush · 5 Comments · 2CH in 2010

Hi everyone, 2CH have been busy reading a text called ‘Rainbow Bird’. Firstly we discussed the setting, characters, targeted audience and the author’s opinions before looking at a summary of a text. Next we highlighted the ‘content words’ in the summary. Students played a sorting game beforehand to work out the difference between ‘content words’ […]

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Kindergarten’s healthy eating habits

June 16, 2010 by msbush · 9 Comments · KH in 2010

Kindergarten have been learning about healthy and unhealthy food in the last two weeks. We made a large Food Pyramid by cutting out pictures from brochures and sticking them in the correct food category. After that we started looking at an e-book at: http://genkienglish.net/picturebookfoodanimals.htm . The students were shown the front page which has a […]

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2M Maths Problems

March 12, 2010 by msbush · 8 Comments · 2M in 2009

We learnt how to work out maths problems by acting out the problem. We were super agents!

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4/5H’s News Program

December 5, 2009 by msbush · 4 Comments · 4/5H in 2009

Towards the end of the year, 4/5H were involved in a news project. First we watched what the BTN team do to make a program at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/btn/page/page-behindbtn.html Students then explored the different jobs involved in making a news program. Next the students needed to interview each other for specific jobs. They could choose to be: […]

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3K experiments with making documentaries

November 21, 2009 by msbush · 3 Comments · 3K in 2009, Reflection on learning

Hi everyone. Here is 3K’s first attempt at making a documentary using photostory 3 software. They were given roles like the workers on BTN: photo editer, music librarian, sound recordist and reporter. As a documentary team, the students chose 5 images from a number of photos saved on the student share drive which were originally […]

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Farmer Duck / Tiger the zoo keeper

July 10, 2009 by msbush · 8 Comments · 2M in 2009, Successful Language Learners, Technology, Whole class language learning plans

‘Tiger – the zoo keeper’ movie This video is the product of one of our first Whole Class Language Learning Plans. The class had read a book called ‘Farmer Duck’. We focused on subject-verb-object-adverbial phrase sentences (modelled in the book), comprehension strategies and the purpose of narratives (to entertain, teach lessons, expose readers to a […]

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