This term the students in the grade 5/6 classes are creating our own Australian history museum! We are so excited to be able to make our own exhibits to show our understanding.
This week Mrs. Elliott, Mr. Black, Mrs. Hannig and Miss Watts have given us lots of information about important events in Australian history and we’ve been writing down our discoveries as well as any questions we may have. We are using this information to make our very own timelines and then research a topic of our choice even further. How exciting!
What is an important event in Australian history that you have discovered?
What questions about Australia would you like answered?
Our first week of school each year is known as our ‘Smart Start’ week. During this week we set our classroom expectations, learn our class routine and work complete some challenged with other classes in our unit.
This year, 5E decided that there is six expectations that are important to meet.
1. We choose the appropriate words and actions for the situation.
2. We respect our teachers are others in our school.
3. We are ready for every lesson and start each lesson properly.
4. We use the five You Can Do It! keys
5. We choose a positive attitude
6. We have a RED HOT GO!
During the week, grade 5E and 5B took part in lots of challenges. One of the challenges was called ‘The Marshmallow Challenge.’ Learn more about it here:
What was your favourite thing about Smart Start?
What are you looking forward to learning about in 2013?
Friday is the first day for students at Mildura Primary School.
Mrs. Elliott, Mr. Black, Mrs. Hannig and Miss Watts are very excited to be welcoming the students in grades 5 and 6.
We have lots of things to look forward to this year including our camp to Ballarat, Stronger Smarter teams, a new LOTE program and our brand new website. We will also be connecting to lots of other classes around the world this year.
Mrs. Elliott, Mr. Black, Mrs. Hannig and Miss Watts are sure that all students will learn lots of new and exciting things in 2013 and enjoy being part of our learning spaces.
Mrs. Elliott and her husband, Matthew, spent Christmas in Swan Hill with Mrs. Elliott’s family. They also spent some time in Camperdown and went camping with friends. Mrs. Elliott and Matthew spent a week in Adelaide and saw a soccer match, went swimming at the beach and visited the Adelaide museum.
Mrs. Elliott read lots of books in the holidays and enjoyed learning to play many new songs on the piano.