Today is Grandparents Day, a celebration as part of Families Week. All Grandparents or special older persons of students have been invited today to spend some time in the classrooms.
In Grade 4/5 we will be sharing our blog and some of the ways we use ICT in our classroom. We will make a word cloud using Tagxedo and compete against each other on Mathletics.
We hope you have a wonderful day!
Grand parents please respond to the following questions (please use your first name only):
What did you enjoy learning about when you were at school?
What was your favourite subject at school?
When and where did you go to school?
What is similiar and different to when you went to school?
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Happy Mothers Day to all the Dunalley Mums. We hope you had a wonderful day being spoilt by your family.
What special things did you do with your mum on Sunday?
What is the best thing about your mum?
Our class was lucky enough to win the meerkat at Assembly as we were sitting and listening well. We are looking after him until the next assembly in 2 weeks. He has been having a great time hanging out with the class and learning new tricks. He has even buddied up with Morris the monkey! We have all been thinking of a name to call him. Mrs Westthorp and Kate likes Marvin. Kasey likes Misty. Oliver likes Bobby Jackson. Do you have any suggestions?
We are definitely being spolit this week . Our class received these beautiful hand made cards and letter from Ms Allison and her Grade 4 class from Brighton Primary. Thank you for thinking of us. We had a lovely time on Wednesday morning reading and sharing your best wishes. Thank you also for your generous offer of support. We will get back to you if we should ever need anything! Please stay in touch!
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This week we received a wonderful package from Grade 4 Walduck @ Fairview Primary School. They sent us some hand made multiplication games that we couldn’t wait to try out. The Grade 4s had a great time, doubling and quadrupling numbers from 1-9. THANK YOU Grade 4 Walduck, your kindness is really appreciated
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Welcome Back to Term 2!
Hope you had an awesome holiday and are ready for an action packed term. We are going to focus on history and science this term so get out your lab coat and fine tune those research skills!
In the holidays, Mrs Westthorp had a fun time at Crescent Bay with her family. The sand dunes were really steep and perfect to slide down. The walk was really spectacular too, especially the unexpected crevasse at the blow hole. WOW, we really do live in an amzing part of the world. We also sold some yummy vegatables at the Bream Creek Farmers Market. Mrs Westthorp really enjoys eating home grown vegetables and fruits, so the market is perfect for stocking up on produce grown in the area.
What did you get up to in the holidays?
Have you been to the Bream Creek Farmers Market? Did you try anything yummy?
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We have recently learnt how to use the website Prezi.com. Check out the presentation from Billee of the highlights of Term 1.
Billee’s Term 1 Prezi Presentation. Good job Billee!
What was your highlight of Term 1?
CONGRATULATIONS Grade 4/5, you have successfully made it through the term! We have certainly had an interesting start to the year and everyone should be really proud of themselves. We have learnt a lot, cooperated brilliantly and been really good friends to one another. Mrs Westthorp is really looking forward to catching up with you after the holidays, so rest up well in anticipation of an action packed Term 2!
On Friday 12th April, Grade 4/5 and 2/3 went down to the Dunalley Neighbourhood House to learn about reptiles from Reptile Rescue. Reptile Rescue is a charity that relocates errant snakes throughout Tasmania. Students had a wonderful time learning about the 3 snakes endemic to Tasmania; the copperhead, tiger and whip snake. There were also lizards to view as well. Thank you to Reptile Rescue for your knowledgeable presentation. You can view some photos of the day here on our animoto presentation , click here reptile rescue.
What is your favourite reptile?
Lots of people are frightened of snakes. Do you feel more knowledgeable about snake behaviour after the reptile rescue excursion?
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On Thursday, 4th April the whole school went to see the TSO performance at the Hobart Federation Hall. We watched a 50 minute performance called Trains, Boats and Planes. The performance included all the members of the TSO including the Woodwind, Brass, Percussion and String Families. The String Family were the largest. Our class really loved the space shuttle piece entitled 90 days circling the earth and the sleigh piece by Delius.
What musical instrument would you like to learn and play?