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.
I have been sailing since I was 9 years old. I love travelling out on the open seas. I’ve been lucky enough to meet and sail against Jessica Watson. The boat I sail currently is called an International Cadet. It is a fast, well balanced boat named, Cheeky Monkeys. I have sailed at Melbourne, Largs Bay Sailing Club, Adelaide Sailing Club, Belmont, Port Lincoln, Tasmania and New South Wales. In nearly every local competition I have come first and I came 10th in state.
Today we had a visit from a truly inspirational man. Lorin Nicholson is legally blind. He plays guitar perfectly. He has completed many amazing feats.
My class has been given the task of writing a review of Lorin’s visit to our school. To find out what they thought, have a look at their comments.
After being inspired by Caine, a 9 year old with a great attitude and wonderful imagination, we are going to build our own CARDBOARD ARCADE GAMES for the rest of our school to enjoy.
Remember to bring in those cardboard boxes!
After watching Caine’s Arcade #2, leave your thoughts about Caine’s attitude toward life. Tell me what YOU think of him. (Homework task 30/04/13)
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The rest of you will get your blog in a few days, so be prepared!