# A Post For Parents, Families And Friends: What Was Your Favourite Subject At School?

We are all enjoying August is Family Blogging Month and it has been great to see lots of parents, family members and family friends get involved!

This special post was written for the 4KJ parents, families and family friends…and anyone else who would like to comment! There is still plenty of time left in our blogging challenge, and we would love to see as many people comment as possible!

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In 4KJ we enjoy doing lots of different subjects. Some of the subjects we do in our classroom are…

A two hour Literacy Block

Maths

Technology is integrated into many classroom activities

Inquiry

We also have three specialist subjects each week. Over the year we do Physical Education, Art, Indonesian and Environmental Studies.

This got us thinking…what did the 4KJ parents and family members enjoy when they were at school?

We’d love to hear from parents, family members and our other global visitors, so please leave us a comment!

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# Problem Solving with Our Special Visitors

Today we are holding a special event called

This is an afternoon for all the students to show a special person some of the things they have been using their netbook for in class.

We have prepared a problem solving activity for our students to solve with their special person.

We have a toolkit of problem solving strategies that we often use in our maths lessons. Perhaps one of these strategies will help solve today’s problem?

## Today’s Problem: Sealed Solution

This problem is from the NRICH website.

A set of ten cards, each showing one of the digits from 0 to 9, is divided up between five envelopes so that there are two cards in each envelope. The sum of the two numbers inside it is written on each envelope:

What numbers could be inside the “8” envelope?

Note: there is more than one solution.

# A Question for Parents: What technology did you use when you were younger?

This blog post is for parents and anyone else who would like to comment!

The Grade Four students at our school are very lucky to be involved in the CLIC netbook program. With all students having access to a laptop computer at school, our learning adventures in 2013 are only just beginning!

We have interactive whiteboards in every classroom at our school, and they are also great learning tools. We use the internet every single day to discover and learn about the world we live in. Our class blog is another source of technology and communication.

The 4KM and 4KJ students love using their own devices at home for learning and for fun. Some popular portable devices include the digital camera, iPad, iPod, Wii, Nintendo DS, X-box and PlayStation.

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Miss Jordan and Mrs Morris remember using Commodore 64 desktop computers and game consoles such as the Atari and Sega when they were young. They have seen technology change a lot since then!

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We would love to hear from parents, grandparents, other relatives and friends about what technology you used when you were younger and how you have seen technology develop over time. Perhaps you used typewriters, polaroid cameras, turntables, earlier model computers or telegrams? We look forward to learning all about your experiences with technology!

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# Question for Parents – Healthy Choices

The students in 4KM and 4KJ are enjoying learning about how healthy choices affect the way we all live.

Here are some 4KM and 4KJ students with healthy lunch options

We would love parents and our other blog readers to share some of their healthy tips with us. Please leave us a comment and consider sharing with us:

• Your favourite healthy meal or snack
• A healthy recipe you and your family enjoy
• Your favourite form of exercise
• A tip for a healthy lifestyle

Feel free to ask us questions too. You can start a new comment or reply to another comment.

# Question for Parents: Olympic Games

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games begin in London on Friday 27th July.

In 4KM and 4KJ, we have started learning about the Games and everyone is excited to cheer on the Aussie Team.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Olympic_Rings.svg

We’d like to extend a special invitation to parents and other readers of our blog to share what you know about the Olympic Games.

Please write a comment and consider telling us:

• What do you like about the Olympic Games? Do you have a favourite athlete or sport?
• Do you know any fun facts about the Olympic Games, the host cities, the athletes, events, mascots or medals?
• Have you ever been to the Olympic Games or do you have any memories of watching it on television?
You might even like to ask us a question. You can start a new comment or reply to a comment.