Grade Four Special Visitor Afternoon

On Thursday afternoon, all of the Grade Four classes held a “special visitor afternoon” to celebrate the netbook program.

Our netbook program is called CLIC. This stands for Collaborative Learning In Classrooms. The aim of our CLIC afternoon was to celebrate the  learning that is happening in Grade Four with the netbooks. Students invited a family member or special visitor to come to the classroom to complete some fun netbook tasks.

Students each made an invitation for the event

In 4KM and 4KJ we use the netbooks every day. We regularly use them in our reading activities and sometimes include them in our writing, maths and inquiry lessons. We also do lots of learning with our books, paper and pens, concrete materials and other learning tools.

The students had a wonderful time sharing a variety of netbook activities with their special visitor.

The menu below shows the tasks everyone completed.

Here are some photos of the afternoon.

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One of the netbook activities was visiting this problem solving post on our class blog. The challenge was to solve the number problem and write a blog comment with the solution. Well done to everyone who had a go at solving the problem! The task came from the NRICH website. There are many solutions to this problem. Check them out here!

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It was wonderful to see so many mums, dads, siblings, grandparents, uncles and aunties learning from the 4KM and 4KJ students.

We thank all of our special visitors for joining us to celebrate the wonderful learning that is happening in our classrooms!

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What was your favourite netbook task from the CLIC afternoon?

What did you teach your special visitor?

What have you learnt through the netbook program so far this year?

Do you have any other ideas for netbook activities that could be done at a future CLIC afternoon?

Grade Four Maths Games Day

Today was an exciting day for all the grade fours. Our maths co-ordinator, Ms Nada Williams, organised a fabulous day of mathematical madness.

Ms Williams had 13 student leaders from grade four to help her organise the Maths Games Day.

The Maths Games Day was held in the LINC (gym) from 9:30am until 3:15pm. There were three main parts to the day – problem solving, strategy games and physical games. Students worked in teams of four and there were some mathematical prizes up for grabs.

Here is the schedule for the day…

We were inspired by the work Mr Avery does with time lapse photography/videos. We decided to film the first four hours of the maths day and speed it up to make a “time lapse” or “fast forward” video. We hope you enjoy seeing our day in just over three minutes!
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Thank you to Ms Williams and leaders for organising a terrific day of fun and learning!

What did you think about the Maths Game Day? What did you enjoy? Was there anything you’d change?

What’s your favourite area of mathematics?

Family Blogging Afternoon

Today 4KM and 4KJ held a Family Blogging Afternoon.

Last week, all students made an invitation to give to a special person in their family.

It was exciting for 4KM and 4KJ to have so many visitors in our classrooms.

We had mums, dads, nannas, pas, aunties and other family members come along.

Our new principal, Ms Rollinson, attended and we also had a visit from our assistant principal, Mrs Hair.

We launched our Family Blogging Afternoon by skyping one of our closest blogging buddies, Mrs Yollis!

Mrs Yollis told everyone about some of the benefits of educational blogging in regards to literacy, community building, geography and internet safety.

Thank you, Mrs Yollis! It was great to hear from you!

The students and their special person had a challenge to complete. They had to visit different blogs to answer ten questions.

When they finished the challenge, the students showed their relative how to write a quality comment.

Well done to the winners’ of the challenge; Riley and his dad, Ashley, in 4KM, and Kadyn and his mum, Tracey, in 4KJ.

Check out our slideshow!

What a fabulous afternoon full of fun and learning. Thank you everyone for coming!

How did you like the Family Blogging Afternoon? Who did you invite?

What do you like about blogging?

What tips would you give to new bloggers?