Blog Buddies

A Year 2/3 class from Glenbrook Elementary School from Wisconsin (USA) has asked whether we can help with their inquiry unit they are doing on ‘communities’. They have shared a slide with us (and around 100 other schools) and have asked whether we can show them what our community looks like.

Alexis, Ariella and Hannah (3/4CA) will contribute a slide for our school very soon.

Do you have any suggestions on what the girls could include on the slide?

3/4 Abstract Painting

The 3/4 classes have been busy creating an abstract painting by mixing primary colours to secondary colours. In the first lesson  yellow and red were mixed to make orange. In the next lesson blue and yellow were mixed to make green. Finally red and blue were mixed to make purple. We also learnt about making tints by adding white to the colours. Detail was added and the art work was framed on black paper.

What would you like to tell our community about your art 3/4 students?

 

Around The Yard

Hi, my name is Harlan. I am this weeks student photographer. Here is what I saw while walking around the yard today.

 

Ethan playing tiggy with his friends.

(My sister) Kaija playing in the sandpit with her friend Gemma.

Gjulian playing basketball.

 

Greatest Invention!

Hi, I’m Sienna and this week I have been chosen to chose and share what I think is the greatest invention!

The greatest invention is defiantly light bulbs.

Imagine the world without light bulbs? How would we see inside our house at night?

And what about light in general, we wouldn’t be able to see anything!

Also, light bulbs are there for safety. At night, street lights let us see our surroundings.

Did you know the creator of the light bulb, Thomas Edison, tried 1,000 times until he was successful!?

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Light Bulb

What do you think? Is the light bulb the greatest invention?

Food Drive Update

Doncare Food Drive

It’s the final week this week for the Doncare Food Drive, but the class competition isn’t over!
This week we need to bring in washing powder and toothpaste tubes. 
The current tally stands at:

 

3/4BM – 220 items
1/2C – 202 items
Prep J – 145 items
5/6M – 144 items
Prep L – 102 items
3/4CA – 68 items
5/6SC – 68 items
1/2IC – 57 items
1/2KC – 42 items
3/4C – 38  items

 

Junior Chef

Hi, my name is Mia and I am this week’s “Junior Chef”.  I am going to share with you how to make, “Fruit Tarts”.

 

INGREDIENTS

Shortcrust pastry

  • 125g/4oz plain flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 55g/2oz butter, cubed
  • 30-45ml/2-3 tbsp cold water

 

Custard Cream

  • 3 Egg Yolks
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 Tsp. salt
  • 3/4 Tsp. vanilla
Topping

  • Strawberries,
  • Kiwi Fruit,
  • Blueberries

 

 

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Italian

L’ALFABETO ITALIANO

The Italian alphabet has only 21 letters and many of the letters make different sounds in Italian than they do in English. In 1/2 the students have been exploring these sounds and finding new words that begin with each letter.

Listen to Samuel, Isla and Alexander saying the Italian alphabet. Che bravi!

 

 

 

 

Book of the Week

Hi everyone, my name is Gisele and I’m in charge of choosing this week’s “Book of the Week”. The book I have selected is EJ12 Girl Hero – Hot and Cold.

This book is about a girl who lives a double life as a spy and a regular girl who goes to school. She cracks codes and solves mysteries. She has to stop the evil villain Caterina Hill from turning things hot to cold and cold to hot.

I love this book because it takes you on an adventure and it all keeps you wanting to read more.  

Around the Yard

Hi, my name is Isabella. I am this week’s student photographer. Here is what I saw around the yard today.

 

Here is Gemma and Greta having a chat.

Here is Kirra, Georgia, and Evie playing at the Grass Area.

Here is Zarlia, Avery, and Ava playing on the Rock climbing wall.

Here is Cecilia, Madeline, Adelle, and Ariella playing on the monkey bars.

 

Junior Chef

Hi everyone my name is Chelsea and I am this week’s, “Junior Chef!” I have made a super yummy Butter Cake to share with you. I hope you enjoy it.

INGREDIENTS:

  •  250g softened butter
  •  1 cup caster sugar
  •  2 teaspoons vanilla essence
  •  3 eggs
  •  2 1/2 cups self-raising flour
  • 2/3 cup milk

    METHOD:

    • Step 1
      Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Grease and line an 8cm-deep, 19cm (base) square cake pan with baking paper.
    • Step 2
      Using an electric mixer, cream butter, caster sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl on medium-high speed until light and fluffy.
    • Step 3
      Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating to combine. Add half the flour. Stir to combine. Add half the milk. Stir to combine. Repeat with remaining flour and milk.
    • Step 4
      Spread mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Stand in pan for 10 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool. Decorate however you like, then serve.
    TIPS:
  • Make sure you wash your hands
  • Clean up any mess you make
  • Be careful using the oven (get an adults help)

Fire Carriers

Hi, my name is Lucas M and I am one of the Fire Carriers at St Charles Borromeo. Today I want to share with you some information about Bunjil.  For the people of the Kulin Nation, Bunjil is the creator and ancestral deity. He is often represented as a wedged tailed eagle. Here is a picture of Bunjil. 

Lego Club

Hi everyone, it is Lucas here.

We had a great time at Lego Club today. Here are the top three creations from today!

Here are the top three creations from today’s session!

Here is Alex (3/4BM) and his creation “The Radioactive Stuff Carrier”

Jasleen and Eve with their creation.

Here is Kyna and her creation “The Flower Spinner”

Here are the rest of the creations from today:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you to everyone who came and remember that Lego Club begins at the start of lunch now.

Our Fun Week Doing Book Week

This week is BOOK WEEK!! It has been a week of getting our hands messy with all of our craft activities. We read a book each day and followed on with an activity; we have made snow, snowflakes, a nanny, a seagull and a bookmark. Even though we made mess, we know how to clean it up! Here are some photos of us during book week.  

 

  

Imaginative Prayer- The road to Emmaus

3/4CA absolutely loved their imaginative prayer experience of the Last Supper two weeks ago, so much so that they requested another opportunity to meditate on Scripture. 
With first Holy Communion celebrations in full swing we decided to read The Road to Emmaus story from Luke’s gospel where Jesus joins two of his friends on their journey home and reveals himself to them through the breaking of bread and the sharing of a meal.
The message of this story is that Jesus will always keep his promise and be with us in our daily lives. More importantly if we are feeling lost or hopeless we can always find Jesus in the Eucharist at mass.
Some students from the class will be publishing their reflections and adding to this post. Please read them to see what amazing encounters children can have when given the opportunity to spend time in reflection with the Lord.

BOOK WEEK IN 5/6

This week we have read many of the picture story books shortlisted by the Children’s Book Council. Ee found them all very diverse and interesting.  The themes ranged from refugees coming into Australia and finding a peaceful way of life as in the story ‘Out’, environmental issues that impact negatively on our environment as in ‘Mechanica’ and family outings as in ‘Rain’ and finally being creative and building fun projects by reusing and recycling house-hold goods as in the story, ‘The Patchwork Bike’.

Here are some of our Patchwork Bike designs by using common house-hold items.  We think they are very original. Let us know what you think.

         

 

 

 



 

 

Here is our mural and artistic responses to Mechanica.

Book Week!

This is 5/6SC Mechanica posters.

How are we all enjoying Book week! In 5/6M we are doing some art projects. First we did a project on the book Mechanica. Today we read Gary and we did a birds eye view of what it would be like to fly. Here are some pictures of our work.

This is Portia’s Poster of the birds eye view.

This is 5/6M working on their project.

Junior Scientist – Sarina

Hi, Everyone! My name is Sarina and I am this week’s Junior Scientist. For my science experiment, I decided to do something to do with paper. I call it The Water Glass Magic. Make sure to have a parent supervising you before doing this experiment because it can get very messy.

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Materials:  

  • A glass cup      
  • A Cardboard paper that covers the top of your cup.             
  • A bucket or a container.                                 

Method: 

  1.  To begin your experiment take an empty glass and fill it half way. It is important to fill it exactly half way.
  2.  Take your cardboard paper and place it on top of your glass. Completely cover the top.
  3.  Carefully pick up the glass and put your container right underneath the cup you are holding.
  4. Then gently place your hand on top of the paper, then turn it over and remove your hand and see what happens.

The experiment appears to define gravity. The paper will fall eventually but the reason for this is the pressure outside the glass is greater than the pressure inside the glass. Which holds the cardboard and prevents the water from falling out.