CSI Classroom!

Last week after we came back from recess our room looked like this: Burnt and melted chocolate, melting ice creams and milk, vinegar, fizzing, bubbling water… what had happened to all these materials? It was time for the students of 5/6J to become Change Detectives! We had to investigate and discuss what had happened in…

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Life on the Gold Fields

We have been reading a lot about what it was like to live on the Gold Fields for the diggers, the women, the children, the Chinese and the policemen. It sounds like the food wasn’t very pleasant and you would have been very dirty! Though we all agreed that finding a large nugget of gold…

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The Stinky Cheese Man…

Last Week, 5/ 6J  read “The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales” by Jon Scieszka. We especially liked “The Stinky Cheese Man”, but also liked “The Princess and the Bowling Ball”, “Jack’s Bean Problem” and “Cinderumplestilkskin”. We have had many discussions about the book and the characters and the idea of Fractured Fairy…

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Welcome Back!

Hi everyone! Welcome to the ‘Adventures with Miss B’ blog for 2011. It’s looking like a great year. Miss B’s new class has 28 smiling faces, who you will meet very soon. The year has started and we are settling into our new room and surviving the scorching heat that Sydney has experienced this week….

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Merry Christmas!

Wowza!  it’s now holidays which means 5/6J 2010 has come to an end. What a big year for Miss B and the boys. This also means that the blog is one year old. Check out all the countries where we have been viewed!  It was definitely a highlight checking the map each week. I want…

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End of Year Project

After working out HOW we are intelligent, the students of 5/6J selected a range of activities to complete in the last 2 weeks of term. The topic was ‘Energy and Electricity’. Students had to select enough activities to make up to 15 or more points. As most of the boys identified themselves as being ‘Body…

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Sports Expo at Panthers CUA Stadium

What a treat for Stage 3!  A $2 coin got us on the bus to Panthers CUA Stadium to participate in a sports expo. We got to try out a range of sports and our instructors were various sporting experts. We were split into 2 groups, and visited Golf, Hockey, AFL, Netball, European Handball, Karate,…

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Insoluble Painting

This semester we have been learning about Kinetic Art, which is essentially, art that moves. Any force can make an artwork move; wind, water, or a push or pull from a human being. We created these Insoluble Paintings, by using oil and water based paint. Here is the video that inspired us: And here are…

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Electrical Circuits

Our topic this term focuses on Energy and Electricity. 5/6J eagerly watched me bring in the boxes full of batteries, wires, globes, motors, switches and buzzers. Yay for hands on science lessons!  They really are the best kind. Over the last few weeks 5/6J have been set many challenges using the electrical equipment. We’ve had…

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