EDUBLOG AWARDS

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Posted by lleary | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on December 3, 2014

WINNERS ANNOUNCED ONLINE!

Thank you to everyone that voted for us.

We came 6th IN THE WORLD!!!

You can check out the winners here:  http://edublogawards.com/2014-awards/best-class-blog-2014/

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ONLY 4 WEEKS TO GO!

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Posted by lleary | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 22, 2014

THIS IS YOUR LAST FOUR WEEKS OF YEAR 5….

WHAT WILL YOU DO?

This is an exciting time for our grade…..captains for 2015 are being announced, grades are being organised for next year and the students are getting ready to launch into Year 6. Some students have been in my grade for two years and some only for one….but it has been fun! We have done a lot of things in 2014 but we still have four weeks left of the year. There is still a lot left to do…………………….

FAREWELL AND HELLO!

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Posted by lleary | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 16, 2014

CHANGING OF THE MICE

Last week we had a double funeral for our two mice Snowy and Pinky. Snowy had passed away during the school holidays and had been kept on ice until Pinky also joined her in Mouse Heaven. We held a short service in the garden outside our classroom and buried them side by side in matching biodegradable coffins.

Our Master Of Ceremonies, Matthew said a few words:

“Pinky and Snowy were good and cute mice. I liked feeding them when I was the zoo keeper and  they will be missed by the whole class.”

Two small yellow crosses were erected on the site.

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That day we had the arrival of our two newest members of the 5A family. We came up with a list of names and voted on which ones we would adopt. So introducing:

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LEST WE FORGET

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Posted by lleary | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 9, 2014

A Day of Endings: November 11th

153013-ned-kelly On this day, Ned Kelly was hanged in 1880, 134 years ago.  Australia’s most famous bushranger, his crimes included murder and armed robbery. However, he has remained a hero to the Australian people.

gough nes gough whitlam  In 1975 the Labor Government, with the recently deceased Gough Whitlam as Prime Minister, ended when the Governor General, Sir John Kerr, dismissed (or sacked) it. This act is known in history as Kerr’s cur.

Also, World War 1 ended on this day in 1918, 96 years ago. Armistice Day is commemorated in many countries with ceremonies at War Memorials and churches. On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, there is one minute of silence to remember those who died during the war. The red poppy is the symbol of Remembrance Day. The flower grew everywhere in Flanders, France, where many Australians fought and died. in-flanders-fields

In memory of the men who died fighting for their country, the following words from the poem Ode to the Fallen by Laurence Binyon are often repeated:

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On my recent trip to London, Francis and I went to the Tower of London. They are celebrating Remebrance Day in a very special way this year. 888,246 ceramic poppies have progressively filled the Tower’s famous moat over the summer. Each poppy represents a British military fatality during the war.

The poppies encircle the iconic landmark, creating not only a spectacular display visible from all around the Tower but also a location for personal reflection. The scale of the installation intends to reflect the magnitude of such an important centenary creating a powerful visual commemoration.

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Watch the video of the making of all those poppies here.

 

CLASSROOM ECONOMY

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Posted by lleary | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on November 7, 2014

HOW MUCH DID YOU EARN LAST WEEK?

Last week was the introduction of our Classroom Economy. For more information, see our EARN AND LEARN page (use the tab above or click on the red link). SO far students have been allocated their jobs and have received their first payslips, fines, bonuses and money. Everyone seems excited and there are some budding entrepreneurs already shining through!.

THE RACE THAT STOPS THE NATION

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Posted by lleary | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 31, 2014

THE MELBOURNE CUP

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The Melbourne Cup is an annual thoroughbred horse race over 3200 metres, held on the first Tuesday in November since 1861 at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia.  It is run as a “weight-for-age handicap”, in which the weight of jockey, and riding gear is adjusted with ballast to a nominated figure.  Older horses are given more weight than younger ones, and weightings are further adjusted according to the horse’s previous results.

In the past, such weightings were performed to theoretically give each horse an equal chance of winning the cup, but in recent years the rules have been adjusted to that of a “quality handicap” where superior horses are given less severe weight penalties than would be the case under pure handicap rules.  It is generally regarded as the most prestigious “two-mile” (the race was originally held over a distance of two miles, which is approximately 3218 metres) handicap in the world.  It is one of the most popular spectator events in Melbourne, with over 110,000 people, some dressed in traditional formal raceday wear and others in all manner of exotic and/or amusing costumes attending the race.

Race day in Melbourne is a public holiday, and around the country, a large majority of people gamble on the race, either through direct betting or participating in cup “sweeps”.  Its description as the “race that stops a nation” is well-deserved.

Morning Yoga

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Posted by lleary | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 16, 2014

This week, 5A have been getting their Zen on in the mornings with a short yoga session to start the day. Check out some of our moves below!

Class 5A getting their Zen on

Class 5A getting their Zen on.

 

Mr. Carron takes over!

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Posted by lleary | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 14, 2014

While Ms Leary takes a well earned break, Grade 5A will stay hard at work (unless we are taking selfies) under the temporary guidance of Mr. Carron.

Class Selfie!

Here are three things you may not know about Mr. Carron

  1. I love snowboarding! I spend most of winter up at Mt. Buller working as a snowboard instructor teaching both adults and kids how to snowboard! I have also been to Canada twice to do their snow season, the snow in Canada is AMAZING!
  2. I love camping! My car magically converts into a camper van when I want it to and I often go for camping trips down the Great Ocean Road or to Wilson’s Prom.
  3. I love to grow and make my own food! Nothing tastes better than something that you grew and cooked yourself! I am super keen to get in the MWPS garden and do some digging, we just have to find the time…

 

Share three things that Mr. Carron may not know about you on the padlet attached.

Where is Francis and Ms Leary this week?

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Posted by lleary | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 10, 2014

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Francis and Ms Leary are off on an adventure this week. Make sure you check out Francis’ page regularly to find out what they are doing.

TERM 4 BEGINS….Ready, set, go!

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Posted by lleary | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on October 3, 2014

welcome backThis is the last term of Grade 5 for 2014!

Are you ready?

Are you set?

Let’s go!

The topic for this term is EARN AND LEARN. It is about economics and financial mathematics.

This will link really well to our Maths this term.

The topics for NUMERACY are:

Financial Mathematics

Area, Perimeter and Volume

Statistics and Probability

The topics for LITERACY are:

Writing/Grammar/Punctuation/Spelling

Speaking and Listening

Reading/Viewing/Comprehension

Other special events this term include our end of year celebrations, excursions, incursions and festivities.

 

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