On Monday we had three visitors in our classroom; two Eastern Long Neck turtles and a Monarch Butterfly. We had great fun releasing the Butterfly into the wild and investigating facts about the turtles.
Some facts we learned about the turtles were:
They can grow up to 25cm long
They are common to Eastern Australia
They can live to be 100 years old
We learned a new game today using addition, subtraction and place value, it’s called “please may I have” we need to use calculators or if you don’t have one at home you could just use a calculator online, this is how to play it: first you need a partner or a group of 4 people, then you need to pick a 3 or 4 digit number, you have to ask your partner for a number you think they have this is an example : may I please have 4 , then your partner says if they have the number or not the first one to the 4 or 5 digit number is the winner 😀
By Chantelle and Leon, M5
This week in mathematics we are focusing on learning through investigating. On Monday we worked with cubes. We had to discover how many edges, faces and vertices there were on a cube and also how many cuts we need to flatten a box.
We discovered that you need 7 cuts to flatten a cube 📦
Today in Science, Ilona taught us all about food chains through some interesting videos and a fun game! We are enjoying our time with Ilona and can’t wait to see what we learn about next term!
Crocodiles ate kangaroos and kangaroos ate plants
We found that if crocodiles ate all the kangaroos they would eventually die out, as would the kangaroos if they ate all the plants.
If the kangaroos ate all the plants it would be a problem for the crocodiles because if all of the kangaroos died out, they would eventually not have anything to eat.
This semester we are doing Science with Ilona. This week we looked at Living and non-Living things. We classified objects at our table and learned about the seven things needed to be a living thing.
On Friday M17 and P7 enjoyed the afternoon together. We made melted snow men cookies, played maths games and the Middle students shared their favourite pieces of work from the writing contracts they have been working so hard on this term. What great relationships we have built up this year!!
Here is last weeks Buddy Grade edition of CSN, proudly brought to you by M18 and P6. Students in both classes should be proud of their efforts and confidence; we definitely have some future media superstars at CPPS! 🙂