Today we watched a documentary called Smile Pinki. It helps to explain the work of an organisation called Smiletrain. We watched the video because of the connection to our unit on Children's Rights. It is also a great model for sustainable action.
What did you learn from watching this documentary? How has your thinking changed?
Now that you have watched the movie I would like you to add a comment to this post - I used to think........ now I think ..........
For those of you making models here is an interesting way of showing Pangea using a pop-up book.
Hang on in there guys. Only 2 weeks to go. Your homework this week is pretty straightforward.
1. Reading every day
2. Precept #9 from Miles
3. Working on your model for the Earth Fair
Thanks to our class photographer (Georgie's mum) for these pictures from todays Interhouse Football. It was a great event played in a great spirit.
And here's one more from Eli's mum.
We tried something a little different today. We used Mindcraft to learn about volcanoes and how scientists use patterns of geological activity to understand the earth and make predictions. At the end of the session, Mr John asked you to think about what you learnt and what you did to protect your village.
For all of the budding writers out there, here is a thought provoking video that helps to explain how great writers suck readers into their stories. It has some great tips on how you can use language to make your fiction really come alive. Click on the image below to find out more.
1. Reading for a minimum of 20 minutes a day
2. Khan Academy
3. Precept #8
4. Work on your model/experiment for your project.
Pole sana. I'm giving you a little extra homework to do before next Tuesday.
Next Tuesday, your parents have been invited into class during period 1, to be mathematicians alongside you. In preparation for this I would like you to share with your parents the "Connect, Extend, Challenge" activity you did today. I would like you to:
I have shared a template with you all to help you to write your paragraphs. Here is the example I modelled to you today. I hope it helps.
If you need some help with your research, here are some useful videos
Check out these videos if you want to know more about islands
Check out these if you want to know more about volcanos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2cy7scfloU (Mount etna)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Td4wEn3Nxzc (Mount etna)
Check out these vidios if you want to know more about tectonic plates
Check out these if you like web sites on future events
Check out these if you are studying earth quakes
Check out these for tsunami videos
Check out these for mountain facts