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
DONCARE FOOD DRIVE
The weekly tally is in for the Doncare Food Drive. Thank you to all the families who have contributed items so far!
We still have two weeks to go and still so much more is needed!!
Here is the current tally:
Prep L – 102 items
1/2C – 101 items
Prep M – 79 items
3/4CA – 68 items
1/2IC – 57 items
1/2KC – 42 items
3/4C – 34 items
5/6M – 25 items
5/6SC – 23 items
3/4BM – 21 items
Rememeber, there is a BBQ for the winning grade with the most items!
Week 6 – students are asked to bring in any canned items and long life juice and milk.
DONCARE FOOD DRIVE
Don’t forget about our Doncare Food Drive.
Here is a list of what you need to bring in each week.
There is a BBQ for the winning grade with the most items!
Our kindness boxes are complete and will be on there way to Doncare soon! We had so much fun putting them together as part of our Religion unit on being a Disciple of Jesus! Thank you to all our families at St Charles for your generous donations!
Now and Then!
The 1/2 Level was lucky enough to have the History Box Incursion come to St Charles today! We learnt all about History and looked at olden day school uniforms and fashion, old fashion house items; like the telephone and chamber pots, and we even got to write and play games from the olden days!! Check out some of the amazing pictures.
COMO HOUSE EXCURSION!
As part of our new Inquiry Unit Now and Then, last Friday 1/2C and 1/2KC headed off to Como House. It is a very special house which was owned by the Armytage Family. Its over 100 years old! So we lernt lots about the olden days, even DANCING!!
1/2IC is off to Como House – we hope they have as much fun as we did!
We have been SUPER busy in 1/2C this week!
We were lucky enough to have our Class Assembly and our Class Mass this week!! We spent lots of time practising for both and all so proud of ourselves! Thanks to Father Gerry for joining us in our classroom too!!
- Healthy Minds in 1/2!
We have been learning all about Yoga this week in Inquiry and how it can help us to keep our minds healthy.
What do you do to keep your mind healthy?
EVERY TUESDAY AND THURSDAY ONLY!
HELD AT THE TABLES, AT RECESS.
Supervised by the SRC!
You can bring your cards any other day, but TRADING is only allowed on these days.
The SRCs for 2017 are working hard today with Kate Wilde. We are learning all about how to be a good SRC and what it means to be an SRC St Charles.
If you have any great ideas to improve our school, make sure to talk to your SRC today!
SRC CHRISTMAS SHOPPING
We had a fabulous day shopping today.
The SRC went on an expidition to shop for lots of families who won’t receive a gift this Christmas. We found lots of Christmas Presents and we hope all the mums, dads and children love them!
We were very lucky to have many helpful mums come along too!
We have been learning about Perimeter in 3/4G. Yesterday after recess, the students came into a new look on the carpet. Their job was to measure the outside of each shape using measuring tapes. Some shapes were more difficult than others!
HOLLYWOOD DAY TOMORROW
Come dressed as a famous movie star!Please remember to bring a Gold Coin for our Christmas Appeal too!
St Charles welcomes Sphero!
We were straight back into ICT yesterday when we got to meet the brand new Sphero Robots of St Charles! How lucky are we? We got to use the iPads and learnt how to program the Sphero Robots to do certain actions, like moving backwards and forwards, and changing different colours.
We can’t wait to learn more about programming and what these mini Robots can do!
We have been hard at work this term being engineers. We had to design and build a parachute which would stop a raw egg from crashing to the ground. Not every eggs safely landed – but we had so much fun testing them anyway!
New Maths Blog Games
In 3/4G we have been playing some new Division games!!
Have you been on the Maths blog recently? New games are always added!
If you like Division – check out these new games for Year 3 or 4 or even anyone!
Here is the Maths Blog address – http://scbmaths.global2.vic.edu.au
Let us know what you think!
The 3/4 Level was lucky enough to see another Robot at St Charles today. Meet Hans Solo (Nao Robot) from France.
You can read some information about Nao here https://www.ald.softbankrobotics.com/en/cool-robots/nao
We heard he is pretty good at soccer too! BUT….You can’t buy your own Robot yet as they are for organisations and helping the sick and elderly. They are pretty expensive, coming in at $15,000 for one Robot. Hopefully one day we could all have our own one!
PADLET + STARLAB! = FUN
As you may have already read, the 3/4 Level had a great incursion last Friday called Starlab, and as part of our ICT learning we have been using Padlet. So, why not put the two together?! We uploaded more pictures from the incursion and wrote our reflections straight on our Padlet Boards. Here are just a few!
3/4G have been learning about Prayer this term. They had to interview two people in their family and had to ask them 3 questions. Here are some of their responses.
What does prayer mean to you?
A time to talk with God on my own
Deep thoughts about morals and family
Building a relationship and connection with God
A time to communicate hopes and thoughts
When and where do you pray?
During breakfast time
Before dinner/Night time
When it is completely silent
When I am feeling angry
How do you like to communicate with God?
Taking time out to be thankful, grateful and appreciative for what God has created and given us
I like to pray to God
Communicate through quiet thoughts
Through Meditation and relaxation
How do you like to communicate with God? Comment below!
My trip to the Great Wall of China!!
My name is Ava from 3/4G. Me and my family went on an amazing holiday to China over the school holidays. Here are some pictures from our trip. The Great Wall of China is huge and it is way too long to walk the whole way. We found out that people think you can see the wall from space, BUT you actually can’t – it’s a myth!!
Here are some other fun facts:
- Did you know that the Great Wall of china is 21,000 kms long.
- It was built to prevent attacks and invasions from the North
- It is not one continuous wall, it is made up of sections
- The first parts of the wall were built over 2,000 years ago
- It is the longest structure ever built by humans
- A really crazy fact I found out is that while in the process of building the wall they used goats to transport the bricks up, that would take forever!
We have been hard at word in 3/4, this week in ICT we have been learning how to use MindMup. MindMup is a great way to demonstrate your knowledge on ANYTHING!
You can use it for FREE and access it from home. Have a go and tell us what you think!
Sphero visits the 3/4 Level!
In 3/4 we have been learning how to control robots called Sphero. Nathan (Ariella and Kalita’s Dad), helped us to control the robots using apps called Tickle and Sphero Lab. We were given activities and lines to use to help us control the robots better.
What do you think of Sphero?
Bounce back: being responsible!
Today, 3/4G and 3/4KC discussed some different ways we can be responsible. We talked about being responsible with our friends, at home, at school, at the beach and many more other places.
We then watched the movie “Horton Hears a Who”, which is about a special elephant with a big responsibility.
You can see the trailer here: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MIQFTBsGccA
You might like to watch the movie! Or even comment about a time when you have been responsible.
A 21st Century take on
The Parable of the Prodigal Son
This week in 3/4G we have been exploring the Parable of the Prodigal Son. Here are some of our modern day role plays.
Maybe you might like to create your own role play on the Parable.
3/4’s Excursion to Cooks’ Cottage
The 3/4 Level had a fabulous day out today!
We visited Captain Cooks’ Cottage at Fitzroy Gardens, had a look at the Totem Poles at Enterprize park and stopped for lunch at the Art Play playground at Birruarung Marr. It was a fabulous day and we were very fortunate to have such beautiful sunshine!
‘The Beach They Called Gallipoli’
This week 3/4G was fortunate enough to read this beautiful story by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley
“As seen from the cove; the story of that beach where thousands died and legends were born. Gallipoli.”
As a reading activity,we were asked to draw our own version of the front cover. Here is some of our work!
What do you think of our designs?
You might like to create your own and upload it into the comments!