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Part 2. Term 4 Lets not recycle

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We have had so many visitors in to our class and school this term. This has helped us to understand so much about Recycling, healthy eating and our impact on the environment. We had an older student come to our school and share how she is making an impact on the world. We had the local fruit and veg shop owner (The Jetty food store)  come and speak about his shop and the importance of having your own veggie garden. We had a parent (Amy Mitchell) come in and share her business to us. She sells items made from recycled material such as tires and tins. We had Clancy come back and share with us what she collects on the beach and then the children had the opportunity to make art out of bottle tops. Messy Tessy from the local council came in and played games so that we understood what rubbish went into what bins. The children have brainstormed and set some goals on how they can change to better the environment. They made up slogans that could help other people to care for the environment too.

Here’s a recount of when we saw Maddie. We wrote it as a class.

Today we went and heard Maddie talk about rubbish. We picked up rubbish around the school. Some people went to the playground, some went behind the gym and Ms Lacey’s class went on the oval. We found things such as basketballs, beer bottles, full bananas, apple cores, signs, cigarette packages and lots of plastic stuff. We went back to the gym. We tipped the rubbish we collected onto a cut out of a big whale. We played a game where we had to decide which bin the rubbish went into. We brainstormed ideas about what we can do to solve the solution to rubbish. Throughout the day each class in the school collected and sorted their rubbish into three containers. They were non-recyclable, recyclable and organic waste. After lunch these went onto the whale as well. Our class had fun. When we got back to class we made ourselves a goal to work on.

Why? They taught about the impact our school is having on the environment.

Why? Rubbish gets to the sea from our school and harms wildlife.

Why? Maddie was trying to get us to do something ourselves instead of littering.

Why? Because we only have one Earth and we need to stop polluting.

Why? We need to get others to stop littering too.

Why? Maddie was encouraging us to bring containers or buy one packet of chips instead of six packs in a bag.

Here’s some recounts the children wrote through the term.

This term we have been learning about rubbish and healthy eating. Maddie and Georgia came here to do a whole school rubbish pick up. Also we met Clancy at Horseshoe bay. She is a beach guardian. We walked around the beach. Kylie from OPAL came and talked about healthy eating. Steven from Jetty food store taught is about his shop and how it uses no chemicals. I learnt that using chemicals are bad for the universe. Junk Food Jim told us about healthy eating and I learnt that juice is made of lots of natural sugar. I got taught this because I need to learn about the universe and healthy food so I can change the way people litter when I grow up.

By Erin

This term we have been learning about recycling, first Maddie came and helped us play some games and guess what rubbish goes in what bin. We walked around the school and picked up rubbish. It was fun. I learnt that never litter and have no rubbish. Why? Because we want to save animals, nature, Australia and help life that’s why.

Last week Kylie came in from OPAL. She taught us about a healthy lunch box. Larry Lunchbox was very sad. He did not know what is a healthy lunch box? So we helped him and he had a big smile on his face. Kylie let us taste some new foods like yoghurt and fruit bread. I learnt that chips are unhealthy. It was very funny.

By Riley O

This term we have been learning about environment and our impact upon it. We picked up rubbish at the back of the gym. I was the best at getting rubbish. We learnt about organic fruit and vegetables and we went on a trip to the Jetty Food store. We all had $2 each to spend. When we got back to school Mrs Allsop cut it up the fruit and vegetables and we made a fruit salad.

By Bailey



Remembrance day

On the 11th day of the 11th Month 11 classes from our school walked down to the Remembrance Day service. We sat on the road and listened to the service. They played the Bugle and said some things to us. They laid wreaths and we sat and remembered for a minute silence. It was wonderful to see so many form our school there.

Australia Soldiers went to was because they wanted people like me to live in peace.

By Noah

Australian’s went to war to protect their families and country and to stand up for us. They also felt that they had to because they wanted to keep freedom in our country.

By April

We remember because if we didn’t go to war there wouldn’t be so many Australian people and the enemy would be in Australia.

By Jett

The soldiers fought to protect us. They did it  so we will be happy today, even though they might have died. They had no choice they had to do it.

By Macauley

I think we should have Remembrance Day so we can remember the people who went to war. They sacrificed their lives to look after us so we have a better world to live in.

By Holly

We should have Remembrance Day because you remember the ancestors with your heart and your head and we will never forget them.

By Jemma

The soldiers fought for Australia so the Australians were saved. Lots of my family went to war and I remembered them. My pop’s father’s father’s served in World War 1. My pop’s brother served in World War 2. My pop’s mum was a nurse in World War 2 and that was when she fell in love with pop’s dad and that’s when they had pop.

By Ruby

I think my pop was scared. I am going to think how he missed his family. The Aussies went to war because they wanted to protect Australia. They didn’t want the enemy to enter Australia.

By Patrick



Term 3- Let’s not recycle

This term we are looking at the environment. We are looking at our impact on the environment. We started with our lunchboxes. We looked at the rubbish and packaging inside our lunchboxes and we also looked at what should be in our lunchboxes for our bodies to grow and be strong. We are continue this for the whole term with some more investigations on the way. It was interesting to see the difference between Monday and Thursday’s lunch boxes. By minimizing packaging children were bringing in nude food such as cut up capsicum instead of chips. Below is a PDF of some Monday and Thursday lunchboxes. We had an opinion ole every day. Question’s such as should we recycle and Do you pack your own lunch?

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lunch boxes yr23

On Thursday we watched a fantastic youtube clip from ABC Behind the news ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NH75JG1EMYI ).

After watching the clip the children were asked to go back and write about what they were thinking. Every child worked very hard to produce a piece of writing about what they were thinking. Here are examples of some.

Plastic, when you drop it goes in the ocean and sea creatures think it is food and eat it. When you drop glad wrap and it goes in the sea, sea turtles think it is jelly fish and eat it. When they eat it, it goes into their lungs and they can’t breathe and they die. People need to do a simple job to keep our sea turtles alive, so just put your rubbish in the bin. Even if the rubbish isn’t yours, put it in the bin to keep our environment safe. Put your rubbish in the bin.
By Erin
Clean ocean.
1. Don’t leave rubbish on the ground
2. Pick rubbish up even if it isn’t yours
3. If you see rubbish pick it up
4. Put rubbish in the bin
5. Don’t let rubbish get into the water
6. If you see rubbish in the water pick it up
7. Pick up rubbish whenever you can
8. Eat your food then put it into the bin
9. Pick rubbish up wherever you go
10. If you don’t like the drawing you made, put it in the bin.
By Jemma
Don’t litter
Don’t litter because when you put the tiniest bit in the ocean it can affect fish, sharks, blue whales and many many more kinds. It can kill or poison so whenever you see rubbish please pick it up and put it into the bin because when you put even a little bit of rubbish in the bin you are saving over 50 animals just by doing that. So please don’t litter and help so please don’t litter.
By Willow
If you keep dropping plastic bags the creatures in the ocean will die. Put the rubbish in the bin or you could recycle it. If you see rubbish in the sea pick it up and put it in the bin.
By Ruby
I saw rubbish in the gutters t hen floating into the ocean. Then marine animals are eating it. So I think if we see rubbish lying around we should pick it up and put it in the bin. Don’t litter.
By Holly
I saw heaps of rubbish in the ocean. Then the poor animal ate plastic and rubbish. I think we should clean up the streets so the animals don’t die and it’s sad to see all of that rubbish in the ocean. We should make a sea robot that cleans the ocean. That would be amazing. So turtles don’t get caught in anything or eat plastic bags. It won’t go in his tummy and he won’t die. If we build robots that can help all of the animals.
By Jade
The ocean and plastic
The great pacific garbage patch is bigger than New South Wales!
Sea creatures die from eating plastic!
All the plastic goes into sewers and the sewers lead to the ocean!
By Kobi
I wonder why people litter?
If you want to keep the ocean clean we all need to play our part. It can be as easy as just picking up a bottle and putting it into the bin. I think it is a great idea to go and pick up rubbish. Follow these easy five steps.
1. If you see rubbish pick it up
2. Go on a walk specifically to pick up rubbish
3. Pick up the rubbish in the sea
4. Invite people to help you
5. Well done you are finished.
By April

I like to move it, move it

For the last four weeks we have been investigating movement in Science. We started off building our knowledge and learning about how things move. We then accepted some challenges that help us understand how something’s move. After ever challenge we recorded our learning on a sticky note on our wall. We then started to dig deeper into what happens when we don’t have movement. We used the hexagonal thinking method to help us record why we need to move and what things can assist us. We learnt about some inspirational people who have lost their legs and are competing in marathons and surf events. We discussed how you could make an artificial limb. We challenged ourselves to make one out of newspaper. We critiqued it and made it again, this time adding things such as comfort and removability to our legs.  We then put our heads together and tried to brainstorm 100 ideas in 3 minutes. Our brainstorm was all the different artificial limbs you could have.  We were very impressed that not many were mentioned twice. We then chose an idea. We wrote about how we would make it, what features it would have and our sales pitch of why you would want it. This is where we are at the moment. Next week we hope to create a sales board that we can hang in our room and get parents to come in and check out our learning.  The students have been engaged and willing to think outside the square. They have surprised me with their thinking especially when it came to remaking their newspaper leg.

This topic has been a fun and a learning/ challenging time for me and it is thanks to the help of NOTOSH and Tom Barrett who has been involved with our school.

Here is a presi that we used to guide us through our learning.

Below is a gallery of all our learning

Coober Pedy Compared to Port Elliot!

Over the last five weeks we have been immersing ourselves in the small remote country town of Coober Pedy. We have learnt about the people, multicultural history, changes in transport, art, movies, climate and houses. The children were facinated with how unique Coober Pedy is. As a teacher I started my teaching career there and learnt about the many characters of the town. I compiled a Powerpoint presentation to help the children understand the uniqueness. We used the Australian Curriculum subject areas of Technology (transport now and then), Geography (comparing two towns), History (early parts of town established), Civic and Citizenship (respect and understanding of culture) and Art (dot painting, camel making and car drawing).

Below is the Powerpoint presentation I used to help the children see Coober Pedy for the beauty it is. We also spent the five weeks looking and Graphing the weather of both Coober Pedy and Port Elliot. We discovered that the hottest temperature and the coldest temperature were both in Coober Pedy. temperatures are here of graph we made. We ended the unit with a Venn digraph where the children shared what they learnt that was uniquely Coober Pedy and uniquely Port Elliot. Also they compared the two to find the things that were the same.

Coober Pedy

Nerve testers!

We had a great buddy class time today!Here’s Mrs Roberts blog.
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