June 2017 archive

behind the news 6

Link to BTN: http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4682056.htm


Summary = purple

Facts = blue

Understandings = pink

Question = green

This video was about koalas and what is happening to them.

Koalas are vulnerable species. There are only 40,000 left in the wild. One of the biggest problems is tree logging. I now understand how important it is to protect koalas and endangered species. I also understand what global warming can do to trees. Why don’t they make special habitats for koalas?

100 word challenge 8

Prompt: ….but then the weather changed dramatically…

Link to prompt: https://100wc.net/week-37-3/


I was at the park with my family on a beautiful sunny day. My mum went to get the car to pick me my dad and 2 bothers and 3 sisters. I went to have my last play on the playground but then all of a sodden the weather changed dramatically it started to pour down rain we all ran under a barbeque cover and sat waiting for our mum to come with the car.  After five minutes our mum came and go the 2 boys then came back for me and my sister finally went back for dad.

behind the news class work 2

Link to BTN: http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s2953658.htm


Summary =  purple

Facts =  blue

Understandings =  pink

Question = green

This video was about school in 1880.

The kids got wacked with a cane. If kids where slouching they would have to use the back straightener to show there posture. They used ink wells and chalk boards. I now understand how hard school was in 1880. I also understand that the lessons that boys and girls did where different. Why were the teachers so strict?

My partner was Gianni

behind the news 5

Link to BTN:http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s4409251.htm


Summary = purple

Facts = blue

Understandings = pink

Question = green

This video was about leap years.

A leap year happens about once every four years. It means an extra day is added to the shortest day of the year February. The date is the 29th of February. I now understand why the day is added to February. I also understand why we have a leap year. How did they find the leap year?  

100 word challenge 7


Link to prompt: https://100wc.net/week-36-3/


Emily got home from shopping with her mum and rummaged in the biggest bag and pulled out a chocolate egg. “Mum” she called “can I eat my egg now?” “Ok fine only if you eat it in the kitchen” she replied. Her brother was out with dad so that is why she got the egg. She cracked it open on the bench and the yummy marshmallow came out. Then she noticed three little people dressed in work cloths setting up cones around the marshmallow that had leaked out then she looked on the packet and it said tiny robotic toys.

behind the news (class work)

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Summary = purple

Facts = blue

Understandings = pink

Question = green

 This video was about dog’s careers.

 Dogs learnt how to deal with people with autism. They can guide blind people to where they need or want to go. The puppy career fair all starts during their training. I now understand how much work Puppies and dogs do. I also understand how important dogs are in people’s lives. Do other animals have jobs?

I worked with two people Lucinda, Sanja

Behind the news 4

Link to BTN:http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3166785.htm


Summary= purple

Facts= blue

Understandings= pink

Question= green

This video was about animal comunication.

Animals can hear things that we can’t hear. Animals make communicating sounds we can’t hear. A machine had to record it so we can hear the noise. I now understand what we can’t hear. I also understand how animals communicate. What is the animal that hears the least?    



In our classroom we have been learning the summarizing stradgy GIST.First we predict by scaning the page. Then we find the key words in the first paragraph the we write this in 20 words or less this is the GIST.After that we find key words in the second pharagraph and combine this with our first GIST together we do this in 20 words. Finally we find key words  in our third pharagraph and comine this with the first two GISTs in 20 words. Repeat if nessesary. Link to the post I used for the GIST:  http://leesclassroom.global2.vic.edu.au/2017/06/14/gist-lesson/

Topic: Fishing

First Key Words: Early, humans, catching, 40 000, years, archaeological, evidence, shell, fragments, fish bones ,cave paintings.

First GIST: Early humans where catching  fish over 40 000 years ago evidince found discarded fish bones and old cave paintings of fish.

second key words: Recreational fishing, variety, ways, including.

second GIST: Early humans caught fish and archeaologists found evidence of this.This fishing is done in a wide variety of ways.

Third key words: act, hook, line, prohibited by law.

Third GIST: Early humans caught fish and archeaologists found evidence.Now fishing is done in lots of diffrent ways some banned by law.

I had three partners Matilda,Liv Sanja

100 word challenge 6

prompt: This weeks prompt is to write a letter to Andrew about his work.

link to prompt:https://100wc.net/week35/

Dear Andrew,

Thank you for saving so many lives and doing all of the training needed to do this job.  How hard is it to work without proper tools or equipment? Are there any problems you have faced over the years you have been doing this? Is it hard doing your job saving people in the dark? Was it hard to stay away from your family? Was a doctor the job you always wanted to do or was it another job? Is there pressure on you that you put on yourself? Thank you for doing a good job

From Amelia


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