As we are coming to the end of the year, lots of us are celebrating Christmas and New Year, but not everybody celebrates these, and if they do, they don't necessarily celebrate in the same way that we do. For the next 2 weeks, we will be working to learn as much as we can about other celebrations. Follow the link below to the webquest that we will be completing.
Well, this is Week 8, which means we have only three and a half weeks left of school for 2014. We have had an amazing year together in Cortes. This week I want you to look back and reflect on the year. There are many things that I will always remember about this year. I will definitely always remember our 2 assembly items. Hayder in a school dress and Stacey dressed up as Wonder Woman! So funny!
What have been some of the highlights for you?
What will you always remember?
If you are in Year 6, what are some of the things from all of your time at Warwick Farm that you will remember?
Also, I want to know if there is anything in particular that you really want to learn about or do in the last 3 weeks. I'm not promising anything, but am open to ideas!
This Term were very lucky to have a student teacher in our class. Her name was Miss Yee and she is learning to be a teacher. We are so glad she got to practice on us because we loved having her in our class. Unfortunately, we will all be in high school when she has finished her university studies, so we will never have her as our class teacher, but we think she is going to be awesome.
What was your favourite thing that we did while Miss Yee was here?
What do you think is the most important thing for student teachers to learn?
What advice would you give Miss Yee?
Students in our class have really enjoyed learning about natural disasters. In groups, we researched a natural disaster from the past and created a news video using the Green Screen app and iMovie. We still have some work to do on our editing, but we are definitely getting better at using these apps, and we learnt a lot about natural disasters while we were making them.
What did you learn from making these videos?
What natural disaster do you find the most interesting?
Do you know what causes these disasters?
Esio Trot is a hilarious, romantic story written by the world's number one story teller, Roald Dahl, with amazing illustrations by Quentin Blake. This heart-warming story is about a shy, lonely man, Mr Hoppy, who has a secret love. His secret love, Mrs Silver, lives in the apartment below. He has loved Mrs Silver for many years but his courage always fails him. One day Mrs Silver tells him that she wishes her tortoise, Alfie, would grow just a little bit bigger. Mr Hoppy comes up with an idea to make her wish come true, giving him an opportunity to make his wish come true.
This story is a wonderful mix of romance and humour. Roald Dahl, was a creative writer with wild and unusual ideas, making this book entertaining for many different audiences. It amuses the reader with made up words and crazy spells, like ' WORG PU, FFUP PU, TOOHS PU,' that makes it unique and makes the reader laugh out loud. At times, Quentin Blake's illustrations and Roald Dahl's text cleverly work together, with the text becoming part of the picture, making the story more engaging for the reader.
This unique, intelligent piece of literature is flawless and will make the audience laugh, especially children aged nine years and up. Even teenagers and adults will love this creative and exciting love story. Sadly, this book was published in the same year as Roald Dahl passed away, making this one of his last books.
Yesterday it was our turn to go to High School Science. We were very excited when we arrived and saw that we were learning about how to make popcorn.
First we talked about the rules and what we need to do before we do an experiment. We talked about the aim of our experiment, as well as what we needed and the method.
Then Miss Halal demonstrated how to make popcorn.
When it was our turn, we turned on the stove, put the corn kernels into the cooking beaker that the teacher had already put oil into, covered the beaker with aluminium foil, put it onto the stove and then waited..... and waited...... and waited.
We had a competition to see who's popcorn would pop first to make the time pass more quickly.We waited eagerly and then yelled 'POP!', when ours went pop. Vlatko, Nuramseen, Timothy and Harsh were the winners.
We learned that there is a drop of water in each kernel and when the oil heats, the water evaporates into gas, making pressure build inside the kernel, which eventually makes it pop.
After it popped, we seasoned it with salt and ate it. Yum!
What else would you like to ask our Texas friends?