If you go out to the woods today....
Not quite but we have started our Teddy Bears Picnic planning. During the first week of term 2 year 6 will be hosting a teddy bears picnic for their kindergarten buddies. It is exciting. Some students have been waiting for this since they attended their teddy bears picnic as a kindergarten buddy!
Not only will the teddies (and their kindergarten owner) be attending the picnic and sharing in some delicious snacks, the year 6 students were asked to plan some fun activities for the teddies to participate in during the afternoon. Some activities that the students have planned are cafes, beauty shops, photo booths, plane rides and much much more!
Part of the fun in planning did involve going into the kinder rooms and test out the 'equipment' and squeeze onto the chairs!
Part of our discussion on kindness was in regards to thinking of something that we could do as a random act of kindness at school for everyone. One of the suggestions was to create a piñata for each class. Unfortunately there was just not enough time so we compromised and made some little nests out of string, wool and PVA glue.
A couple of weeks before the end of term we spent an entire day focusing on kindness. We looked at our we speak to each other and to ourselves. We discussed how we fell when others are kind to us and how we feel when we are kind to others. We watched this video and discussed the ripple effect.
We spoke about how we are responsible for our actions and we need to decide what type of ripple you want to be responsible for, one of negativity or one of kindness?
Our family dinner table provided everyone with a chance to talk and mingle and work together with people that they may not usually talk to. To work yes but more importantly, to be kind and think about how we interact with others.
Each year Broulee PS participates in the South East Harvest Festival. This year our class was lucky enough to repurpose and upcycle some glass bottles and jars into new items to sell at the stall.
We painted some bottles with glass paint and then baked it so the paint set. We also were lucky enough to have Ms Dorney come in and teach us how to make faux stained glass jars with tissue paper and PVA glue! They looked so good when they were finished that some people didn't want to part with them :)
Just letting you know that a note went home today asking for you to select a suitable time for parent/teacher/student interviews. Please select 3 times in order of preference and return your note as soon as possible. I will then send home a confirmation note with your child.
This term our science unit has focused on the natural disasters and the elements of the earth. We have had lots of interesting discussions about the tectonic plates and the different types of boundaries and this lead to us questioning how knowing about the boundaries impacts on where we live and what we build.
We decided to investigate and help us to find out a bit more about building design and materials.
We investigated the design and materials by creating two structures and then simulating earthquakes. We had to keep some variables the same (the size of the structure, the duration of the earthquake and the size of the earthquake) and we changed some variables (the materials that the structure was made from). We then investigated how each structure held up under different strength earthquakes. We kept the materials, the size of the structure and the duration of the earthquake the same but the variable we changed was the strength of our simulated earthquake!
We are a year 6 class of amazingly talented people. Have a read and enjoy some of the awesome things we can up to in the name of learning!