29 November 2017

Student Leadership Day

On Monday, our Year 7 students had a wonderful day at Linton Army Camp Student Leadership Day. They had fun looking at all the different kinds of equipment and machines that they use and then were put through their paces completing physical challenges including rope walking, monkey bars, tic tac toe, and tyre rolling.

The students all had a great day at Linton and would like to thank the Army for hosting them.

Make our sentences better!

Earlier this week we looked at different sorts of sentences and how we can use them to create impact in our writing.

As a class we wrote:

Simple Sentences: -1 idea
I went to the beach.
We collected sea shells.

Compound Sentences:  joining of 2 ideas
I went to the beach and collected sea shells.
I went to the beach because I wanted to collect sea shells.

Complex Sentences: joining of multiple ideas. May use a range of punctuation and language features
I strolled down the beach, with the sun shining, and collected some pearly white sea shells.

The students of Room 5 then went away and wrote their own.
Here are a few examples:

I was feeling peckish, so I opened my pantry and there in front of me was a mouth watering cake, just waiting to be eaten.

I felt the audience watching me as I pointed my toes, straightened my legs and leaped across the stage. 
Ashlee E

It was an extremely sunny weekend so we decided to drive down to the farm in our green car, where we had turns riding the tractor.

We walked down to the park on a sunny afternoon so our dog could enjoy a large area to exercise in.
Ashlee H

We are going to be trying hard to include all of these different kinds of sentences in our writing. Watch this space for our next pieces of writing, full of creative and well written sentences.

Wondering Wednesday

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27 November 2017

Kindness Memes!

This term,  class goals have been to be kind, to challenge ourselves, and to be risk takers. We have been working hard at ensuring we are being kind to all and pushing ourselves outside our comfort zones. One of the activities we have done recently was to create our own memes with messages that reflect our goals.

Here are a few to share:

26 November 2017

Camp Follow up

Following camp, we did a few activities that shared our experiences. Some of these included: highlights pic collages, camp word clouds, camp self evaluations, camp recounts, and favourite moment sketches. Here are a few to share with you: