UPDATE ON CHICK NUMBER 9!

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Here are a few pictures of the chicken that we took home to care for.
She (I hope) has progressed really well and is now standing and walking around as I would expect a chicken that is a few days old to do. Bridget loves her and we will add her to our chicken family here once she has grown up.
Kind regards,

Joe

“Living Eggs” Eggs arrive at St Bede’s School

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On Monday, 28th July “Living Eggs” delivered the eggs to the 3/4’s. The program begins today and promises to incorporate a great deal of new learning for us all!

We are watching, listening and waiting patiently for our eggs to hatch over the next few days. We are religiously recording any observations on our ‘Observation Charts’ and looking forward to all the changes that will occur.

We have ten eggs and have placed a red, blue and green spot on three of them  so as to identify the differences that occur between the eggs before they hatch. We are making predictions about which egg will hatch first and why we think that way.

We have worked out a way to live stream our chickens over the internet. Go to the link below and you can see the chickens in their incubator at school… even when you are at home!!

We are very proud of this so please have a look ! This is so exciting! We cannot wait until they hatch!

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/3-4le-and-3-4a-chickens

LIFE CYCLE OF A MEALWORM

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We are exploring how science is explained through the Arts and have made movies about the life cycle of a mealworm as an example of this.

Here are some of our movies below. Please watch them and leave a constructive comment.

 

LIFE CYCLE OF A FROG

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This term we are being scientists and as a class we are inquiring into the life cycles of different animals. We are inquiring into what food chains are and how these are impacted on by the world around them.

We started with the life cycle of the frog. This week in writing we have been exploring this life cycle and we have made a movie about it. We started by writing a story board and then we learned how to create a movie using Photo Story. We worked in groups of three and collaborated together to complete the task.

We are exploring how science is explained through the Arts and have made movies about the life cycle of a frog as an example of this.

Here are some of our movies below. Please watch them and leave a constructive comment.

 

FIRST EUCHARIST JUNE 2014

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Our Year 3′s are preparing for their

First Eucharist!

 

 

Please keep Zara, Francesca, Angus, Jacob, Florian, Mila, Olivia, Lucinda, George, Annie, Christian & Frankie in your prayers.

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TELLING THE TIME

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Learning “How to Tell the Time”

Today we worked in small groups and collaborated together to learn the time. Our learning intention was that all students would learn to tell the time to five minute intervals.

“Our Time Experts” worked with one or two students to teach them how to tell the time in a way that made sense to them. This was important learning for our experts as they need to explain their knowledge specifically and also think of other ways to explain if the first way wasn’t working.

At the end of the teaching time, each learner was tested by an independent expert to measure new learning. All of the studnets recorded an improvement in their knowledge of telling the time!

Well Done to our “Time Experts” and well done to all the students on their improvement.

Premier’s Reading Challenge

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3/4A are all participating in ….

“The 2014 Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge”

What can I Read?

Most of the books you read should be from the Challenge book lists. The rest can be any book you choose.

The Challenge book list

To find out what books are listed on the 2014 Premiers’ Reading Challenge Book Lists for each year level, see: Book List (This is available on the website)

Can I read a book from above my year level?

You can read books from the book list for your year level or from a level above and they will count towards your Challenge total. You should check with your teachers or parents if you are not in Year 9 or 10 and want to read a book from that list. The Year 9 and 10 list includes titles for mature readers.

Can I read a book from below my year level?

You can read a book from a level below your year level if your teacher agrees.

If the books you read are from a level below yours, you still need to read the number of books for your year level to meet the Challenge.

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