The teacher offers students of the class a Haighs peppermint-cream chocolate (yum!) for every Maths problem they get right, but he takes back two Haighs peppermint-cream chocolates (yum!) for each incorrect answer. Gracie stored up her Haighs peppermint-cream chocolates (yum!) over a week. On Thursday, she got eight questions right and two wrong. On Friday, she got nine right and one wrong. She finished the week with sixteen Haighs peppermint-cream chocolates (yum).
Qu. How many Haighs peppermint-cream chocolates (yum!) did Gracie have at the start of Thursday?
Write your answer showing proof of how you got it.
What is a “lexophile”?
anfractuous – A lexophile would probably love to use such a word in their writing.
If you can define “lexophile”, can you also provide three examples with their meanings?
Welcome to the 2014 school year. I am really looking forward to meeting and working with my new students, their families and of course my “old” students and families again.
We also welcome Miss Fuller, our student teacher, to the class. I’m sure you will all make her feel welcome.
Good luck to those students from last year who are about to begin HS.
Happy and safe holidays to everyone in my lovely class. Thanks for a top year, filled with great memories.
What were your top 5 favourite moments on camp?
What were your top 3 meals on camp?
Rate the whole camp experience out of 10, with 10 being the highest.
Why is this day special to Australians?
At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years continuous warfare. The allied armies had driven the German invaders back, having inflicted heavy defeats upon them over the preceding four months. In November the Germans called for an armistice (suspension of fighting) in order to secure a peace settlement. They accepted the allied terms of unconditional surrender.
The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month attained a special significance in the post-war years. The moment when hostilities ceased on the Western Front became universally associated with the remembrance of those who had died in the war. This first modern world conflict had brought about the mobilisation of over 70 million people and left between 9 and 13 million dead, perhaps as many as one-third of them with no known grave. The allied nations chose this day and time for the commemoration of their war dead.
Please read the information above a couple of times and think of how you would represent your feelings of Remembrance Day on a poster.
One day the big animals and the little animals decided to have a football game. As the first half went along, the big animals were scoring at will. Every time they got the ball they would run it down field and score a goal.
Then came the second half…
First play: The elephant runs the ball up the middle. WAP!! Tackled and falls, crashing to the ground.
The little animals go back to the huddle cheering and congratulating each other.
“Who made that tackle?” asked the ant.
“I did,” said the centipede.
Second play: The rhinoceros runs the ball up the middle. WHOMP!! Tackled and again, crashes to the ground.
Back in the huddle the flea asked, “Who made that great stop?” “I did,” said the centipede.
Third play: The gorilla tries to run through the defence, led by the hippo throwing the lead blocks. SMACK!! Centipede tackles him for a ten yard loss.
Back in the huddle, the gnat asked the centipede, “Where were you in the first half?”
The centipede replied, “Puttin’ on my shoes!”
Did you get it? Have you got a great joke to share?
What a busy finish to our term. Many Year 6/7 students have been involved in performing at the Festival Theatre this past week and some are also in our Pedal Prix team this weekend. Congratulations to all students who have been involved in these events. You’ll certainly be looking forward to your holidays.
Good luck with all Personal Projects and Journals too! Hopefully you all read the rubric very carefully.
To the students in my class:
This challenge sounds simple enough but when you get down to those last few words and you still have more to say, what strategies will you use?
The challenge: Write a 50 word (no more, no less, no “the end” is to be counted) paragraph describing your progress with your PERSONAL PROJECT.
Your name will be checked off once you have successfully completed this task.