Week 3

ANZAC Day March

What an amazing turnout for the Bribie Island ANZAC Day parade - participants and spectators! So proud of all Banksia Beach students who made the effort to march today, especially those in the marching band. Gosh they are awesome!


Seven steps - Plan for success!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Today we were 'planning for success' in writing by coming up with ideas relating to a prompt. Each student had a different category (main character, setting etc) and had to think of as many ideas as they could in 5 minutes. Students were then put in groups and had to come up with a plot outline using one of each of their ideas.

This session was noisy! But as I wandered the room, I could hear nothing but students creating, negotiating and reasoning. 

Week 1

Monday, April 11, 2016

This is a screenshot from our class this morning. We have kicked off Term 2 running by discussing what we are going to cover this week, and what is coming up this term.

Week 9

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Well where did that term go? It has absolutely flown! Here's some of what we've been up to this week:

We have been learning strategies to times large numbers by 10, 2 and 4. 

We have been identifying the events in the 1700s that led to the First Fleet. Today we completed a timeline of some of the events and discussed cause and effect. 

This afternoon we spent time creating Easter art. Students were given some ideas and they just ran with it. I love that they are all different! 

Lucky 4A - looks like the Easter bunny has been visiting our paper nests. 

Thanks for a wonderful first term. Wishing you a very relaxing holiday!

Gold Awards

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

4A gold awards are next Tuesday (22nd Mar) at 10:30am. Let's celebrate our perfect behaviour!

Book Club

Monday, March 14, 2016

Book Club orders are due by tomorrow, 15th March.

There are lots of $2-$3 bargains available in the catalogue. The catalogue is available online in pdf format if you have misplaced the one that was sent home.

Easter Egg Raffle!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

All students are asked to please bring in one egg per child to put towards the Easter raffles. This is a major fundraiser for the school and proceeds will be put towards air-conditioning rooms. Please send any donations to the library. 

Tickets are available now: $1 each or 6 for $5. There are a crazy amount of prizes to be won! 

Thank you for your support!

Week 7

Today in 4A:

We are learning about data collection and methods of recording. Today we surveyed the class on favourite flavours of pizza, then recorded using a picture graph. 

What's your favourite pizza?

In English we have begun our poetry unit and have been analyzing poems according to their structure and language devices. Today we focused on nonsense words and puns in poetry.

What is an example of a nonsense word? 
Give an example of a word that could be used as a pun (one word - two meanings)

In history students shared their research projects, then created explorer profiles on four significant European explorers. 

Who is Tasmania named after?
What did he call it when he discovered it? 
Who was the first person to circumnavigate the globe? 

Literacy Rotations

Monday, March 7, 2016

Loved these starters as part of CSI (character, setting, incident) writing today!

Two of our groups completed Guided Reading today. During this time groups predict what they think will happen in the book, and justify why they think that (picture, blurb); read independently (whole book or chapter) forming own questions and words/ideas to clarify, then come back as a group and discuss further. We then retell what the text was about in our own words.