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  1. Class Masters

    October 24, 2016 by joode

     

    Date Debate Affirmative Team Debate Negative Team Judges Host Time keeper
    19/10/’16

    Are Video Games good for You?

    Ben, Jack and Judah  

    Griffin, Abaan and Ziggy

    Lara, Charlotte, Anna Sarah Asantha
    26/10/’16

    Are School Uniforms a good or Bad Idea?

    Meliss, Asantha and Dhilan

     

    Juliet, Anna and Anatolia Griffin, Josh, Finn Ben Jacinta
    2/11/’16

    Which is better – Television or books?

     

    Books- Lara, Finn and Jacinta

     

    Television – Zara, Ella and Josh  Ziggy, Jack, Abaan Judah Rowan
    9/11/’16

    Fish and Chips versus Hamburgers

    Fish and Chips – Alicia, Rowan and Sarah

     

    Hamburgers – Trent, Thomas and Charlotte Dhilan, Anatolia, Meliss Zara Juliet
    16/11/’16

    Are social networking sites harmful?

    Ben, Jack and Judah Trent, Thomas and Charlotte Alicia, Asantha, Ella, Ziggy Josh
    23/11/’16

    Is it alright to purchase any items you want with your pocket money or own money?

     

    Meliss, Asantha and Dhilan Alicia, Rowan and Sarah Ben, Trent, Jacinta Thomas Anna
    30/11/’16

    Should there be any zoos in the world?

     

    Lara, Finn and Jacinta Juliet, Anna and Anatolia Zara, Abaan, Rowan

     

    Alicia Jack
    7/12/’16

    Do you consider privacy to be a privilege or a right?

     

    Privilege-Griffin, Abaan and Ziggy

     

    Right – Zara, Ella and Josh

     

    Alicia, Sarah, Juliet

    Charlotte Judah

     


  2. Class Masters Schedule

    July 27, 2016 by joode

    Date Debate Affirmative Team Debate Negative Team Judges Host Time keeper Impromptu Speech
    3/8

    We should give money to other countries when they suffer from natural disasters

    Judah, Josh, Anatolia Ben, Asantha, Griffin Dhilan

    Finn

    Meliss

    Trent Lara Jack

     

    3/8

    Populated areas should regularly practise what to do in preparation for natural disasters.

    Griffin, Rowan, Charlotte Alicia, Thomas B, Jacinta Abaan

    Juliet

    Zara

    Ella-Lucia Ziggy Sarah
    CANBERRA CAMP            
    17/8

    Japan should have been better prepared for the tsunami in 2011

    Zara

    Finn

    Meliss

    Judah

    Trent

    Ben

    Anatolia

    Josh

    Alicia

    Jacinta Sarah Asantha

    Thomas B

    Ella-Lucia

    24/8

    Australian farmers should receive emergency payments from the government every time they experience drought conditions.

     

    Ella-Lucia, Dhilan, Jack Lara, Sarah, Ziggy

     

    MVMP Camp Week

    Griffin

    Josh

    Ben

    Finn Asantha Anatolia

    Meliss

    Judah

    31/8

    Cyclones are scarier than tornados

    Juliet, Finn, Trent Zara, Abaan, Meliss Asantha

    Anatolia

    Jack

    Griffin Josh Rowan

    Jacinta

    Alicia

    7/9

    People should be allowed to build their houses in flood prone and bushfire prone areas.

    Judah, Josh, Anatolia Ella-Lucia, Dhilan, Jack Charlotte

    Jacinta

    Thomas

    Asantha Meliss Abaan

    Finn

    Juliet

     

    14/9

    Humans are responsible for most natural disasters

    Griffin, Rowan, Charlotte Juliet, Finn, Trent Ella-Lucia

    Alicia

    Sarah

    Anatolia Thomas Josh

    Ziggy

    Lara

    5/10

    All houses in Darwin should be cyclone proof

    Lara, Sarah, Ziggy Ben, Asantha, Griffin Rowan

    Josh

    Anatolia

    Jack Alicia Dhilan

    Trent

    Zara

    12/10

    People should be allowed to stay and protect their properties against bushfires.

    Alicia, Thomas B, Jacinta Zara, Abaan, Meliss Ziggy

    Lara

    Trent

    Sarah Finn Griffin

    Charlotte

    Ben

     

     

     


  3. Week 4 Homework

    February 19, 2016 by joode

    Check that both the letter to Jude and the persuasive text (value to the classroom) are posted on your blog.

    Reading Journal-one entry-books to Jude by the weekend.

    Begin S.R.C. application due Tuesday 23rd. Remember you need to practise reading it aloud in preparation for your oral presentation also on the Tuesday.


  4. 3rd week

    February 8, 2016 by joode

    From now on homework will be set from Monday until the following Monday.

    This week’s homework will be one journal entry using the notes given to you and kept in your Reading Journal exercise book.

    You also need to update the pages you read during the week completing the page at the rear of your reading journal book.

    Fifteen – twenty minutes per night reading.

    Other homework will be practised during the week ready for our fourth week at school.


  5. 2nd week 2016

    January 29, 2016 by joode

    Assembly item practice – poetry reading – Ready for 1st rehearsal Monday 1 Feb

    Persuasive text – Tuesday 2 Feb – “Why You Would Value Me in Your Class”  (I page)

    Response to “Letter to 5/6 Students from Jude” – Friday 5 Feb   (1 page)

    Both pieces of writing posted on blogs.

    Avatar pictures for lockers – Monday 1 Feb


  6. Letter to 5/6A students

    January 29, 2016 by joode

    Dear students of 5/6A,

    Welcome to our upstairs room. This is the second time in my teaching career that I have been allocated an A after the year title hence I’m quite pleased with 5/6A. Boy oh boy, do we have views of our surrounds. I give you permission to look out over the school grounds and beyond every now and then. It is also good for your eyesight to develop your long range vision. We are lucky! However I need brute strength to pull down the outside blinds so volunteer to gives us a hand.

    I hope your holidays were full of interesting things and that you all had a good rest from school. You all know me as Jude but my name is really Judith, Margaret, Mary, Ryan. Long ago I decided that I would like to be called Jude. My little brother struggled to pronounce Judith and for many years I was Jube, Jube. As I grew older people began to call me Judy. I hated it! I began to like the name Jude. I thought it suited my personality more. When living in London I also was named Judy with the emphasis on the ‘e’ sound at the end. I hated this even more! So I decided to put my foot down and have everyone acknowledge that I was a ‘Jude’. So now all of you are now officially called Jude’s Dudes. Have fun with blogging especially posting all your work and including your readings of selected titles using audacity.

    I’m so looking forward to teaching you and being with you every day just enjoying your company. We also will be working closely with the other 5/6 students with Ant and Lee so it will be a very collaborative and tight knit group. It will be exciting and fun!

    Christmas was fantastic with my family and close friends including my grown up children Katherine, Damien and Timothy. We ate turkey, pork, glazed ham and roast vegetables followed by plum pudding, cheese cake and pavlova for dessert. I made the pavlova as it is the dessert I always make for special occasions. Katherine and Damien did most of the cooking including Katherine’s famous plum pudding following my Nanna’s recipe.  Nan was gorgeous and a lot of fun! Katherine is named after her. The rest of us helped to set up the tables, cut vegetables and organise the nibblies before the main meal. We began eating at midday and didn’t finish until 10:00pm.

    We took ages to give out all the presents under our very tall Christmas tree. I love celebrating Christmas! How was your Christmas Day? Did you hop in and help too? I hope you received the presents you liked. Tell me about your favourite one and why you loved it.

    Most days I walked about 6 kilometres, following the path in different directions along the Maribyrnong River. I also caught up with many friends that I hadn’t seen for a few months – walking and going out to many dinners and breakfasts with them. Each week I met up with the mums from kinder. They are the mothers from Maribyrnong Kindergarten that my children attended all those years ago. It is lovely that the friendships we made then are still as strong today. How’s that for perseverance? Some of them accompany me to the footy during the year. Go Tigers! I’m impatient for the season to begin as always.

    You have probably worked out that I love food by now! Boy, do I love it! However the students who were with me in 2015 know that I have given up sugar but I still eat well. I just don’t eat sweets, drink soft drinks or fruit juice and am now very aware of the sugars that are in processed foods. I’m a real ‘hawkeye’ at the supermarket!

    I also read many books including the adult The Children of the Earth series and discovered Anne Tyler as a fiction author. I went to the cinema a few times. I loved the cinematography in The Revenant. Of course I am a Stars Wars fan and had to go see this epic in 3D and at Imax. I can’t wait for the next one.

    Early January saw my country cousins and I spending days having fun in and around Albury. We were attending my niece’s wedding which was beautiful in Albury’s Botanical Gardens. I adore weddings and with a big extended family it is so special to be together for something as lovely as a wedding. My grandparents were also married in this historical town.

    In my large, native garden full of different trees, shrubs and flowers I spent many, many wonderful hours. I have successfully grown much of my plants from seed that I have collected and cuttings I have taken over the years. My Dad was a great gardener so I am so grateful that I inherited his talents and love of the environment. I also wrote many long letters with photos and such to friends overseas. Mum was a terrific letter writer. She wrote as if she were talking to you. Mum and Dad died many years ago. I think of them daily and cherish the wonderful times we shared.

    I tell stories in class including family yarns and would love you to feel so comfortable in our classroom that you would share some of your experiences and dreams too.

    Towards the end of the holidays I spent time at Indented Heads near Portarlington loving the beaches and just watching the variety of ships and boats sail past. Again as I walked I collected plant cuttings that I could grow back home or pestered people as to the name of plants that I was unsure of. I also stayed at Moriac, a little town between Geelong and Anglesea. Being a country girl, from Ballarat, I love being on a farm. If you were to watch me you would find me sniffing the air or plants continuously. In spring you will find me with my head in the little tree near the front gate on Wilson St. This gives the most powerful scent and is always the one to herald in this new season.

    The Australian Open was wonderful to watch on the telly. Usually I attend a few days but not this year. That is another thing I love to do – play tennis. I don’t care if I win or lose I just adore playing and the afternoon teas of course! What do you love most when on holidays?

    So the holidays for me were full of different events and spending fun times with family and friends. Tell me about your fun times, the people you were with and the places you visited. I can’t wait to read your news and know you better.

    Jude


  7. Classmasters Time Table

    August 13, 2015 by joode

     

     

    Date Impromptu Speech Prepared Speech Debate Affirmative Team Debate Negative Team Judges Time keeper Host
    10/8 Judah Felicity Pulastya Melina Ayla James Jared Sammy Sasha Alicia Oden Connor Jordan Liam Meliss Dhilan Fidelya
    /8 Jared Sammy Sasha Mali Daphne Max Jordan Liam Meliss Judah Felicity Pulastya Alicia Oden Connor Malia Melina
    /8 Alicia Oden Connor Fidelya Dhilan Takee Melina Malia James Jared Sammy Sasha Mali Daphne Max Jordan Judah
    /8 Melina Malia James Jordan Liam Meliss Jared Ayla Alicia Mali Daphne Max Judah Felicity Pulastya Oden Takee
    2/9 Mali Daphne Max Melina Malia James Judah Felicity Pulastya Fidelya Connor Takee Jared Sammy Sasha Meliss Jordan
    9/9 Fidelya Dhilan Takee Alicia Oden Connor Mali Daphne Max Jared Sammy Sasha Melina Malia James Felicity Pulastya
    7/10 Melina Malia James Jared Sammy Sasha Fidelya Dhilan Takee Jordan Liam Meliss Pulastya Ayla Alicia Connor Mali
    14/10 Jordan Ayla Alicia Judah Felicity Pulastya Alicia Oden Connor Melina Malia James Fidelya Dhilan Takee Max Sasha

     


  8. Literacy Circles

    August 5, 2015 by joode

    234648697-Final-Version-for-Students-2014


  9. Term 2 Science Project

    June 10, 2015 by joode


    Term 2 Science Project

    Science project term 2To conclude our science unit on adaptation students will prepare an information display with supporting resources on a desert animal or plant.

    Teams will:
    • describe the desert environment to which the species is adapted
    • describe the structural features and behaviour of the species
    • make claims about which are key adaptations that help the species survive.

    Present your research on a display board.

    • All in your own words. The language should be impersonal and contain three tier words.
    • Use a font size of at least 16 points for the text on your display board, so that it is easy to read from a few feet away. It’s OK to use slightly smaller fonts for captions on picture and tables
    • The title should be big and easily read from across the room. Choose one that accurately describes your work, but also grabs peoples’ attention.
    • It should contain a least one graph.
    • A picture speaks a thousand words! Use photos or draw diagrams to present non-numerical data, to propose models that explain your claims. As well as creating an annotated drawing to (similar to the one on ‘Camel features’) you’ll be expected to construct a 3D model. This will need to highlight the features and adaptations that are central to your species’s survival in the Australian desert.
    • A Bibliography. At least three sources – (One being a book)
    • A proposal for an experiment to investigate if your claimed structural feature of the animal/plant is an adaptation for surviving in a desert environment. Deciding on what you and your team think you can achieve in the given time, you can either:
    1. propose an investigation
    2. plan the experiment
    3. conduct your experiment and observe, record and share the results in your final display.

    A good-quality presentation is:
    • well-organised information
    • clear, concise communication
    • use of evidence and reasoning to support claims
    • quality/creative visual aids.

    Examples of oral presentations by scientists on adaptations can be found at:
    (www.qm.qld.gov.au/Find+out+about/Behind+the+Scenes/Museum+Experts).

    Species to investigate:
    • The Australian Mulga (Acacia aneura)
    • Old Man Saltbush (Atriplex nummularia)
    • The Greater Bilby (Macrotis lagotis)
    • Spencer’s Burrowing Frog (Opisthodon spenceri, formerly Limnodynastes spenceri)
    • The Thorny Devil (Moloch horridus)
    • Budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus)
    • The Boab tree (Adansonia gregorii)
    • Spinifex grass, for example, Triodia wiseana
    • The Spinifex Hopping Mouse (Notomys alexis)
    • Shield shrimps (Triops australiensis)
    • Termites, for example, Nasutitermes triodiae*

     


  10. Letter to 5/6A

    February 1, 2015 by joode

    Dear students of 5/6A,

    Welcome to our upstairs room. This is the very first time in my teaching career that I have been allocated an A after the year title hence I’m quite pleased with 5/6A. Boy oh boy, do we have views of our surrounds. I give you permission to look out over the school grounds and beyond every now and then. It is also good for your eyesight to develop your long range vision. We are lucky!

    I hope your holidays were full of interesting things and that you all had a good rest from school. I’m Jude but my name is really Judith, Margaret, Mary, Ryan. Long ago I decided that I would like to be called Jude. My little brother struggled to pronounce Judith and for many years I was Jube, Jube. As I grew older people began to call me Judy. I hated it! I began to like the name Jude. I thought it suited my personality more. When living in London I also was named Judy with the emphasis on the ‘e’ sound at the end. I hated this even more! So I decided to put my foot down and have everyone acknowledge that I was a ‘Jude’. So now all of you are now officially called ‘Jude’s Dudes’.

    I’m so looking forward to teaching you and being with you every day just enjoying your company. We also will be working closely with the other 5/6 students with Ant and Lee so it will be a very collaborative and tight knit group. It will be exciting and fun!

    I knew I was tired at the end of the year but didn’t dream of sleeping nine or so hours each night. I would wake about nine or ten o’clock most mornings, have breakfast in bed and read before I began my day.

    Christmas was fantastic with my family and close friends including my grown up children Katherine and Damien. Timothy, my youngest son and his partner, were away traveling in Mexico and other countries in Central America. We ate turkey, pork and roast vegetables followed by plum pudding, cheese cake and pavlova for dessert. I made the pavlova as it is the dessert I always make for special occasions. Katherine and Damien did most of the cooking including Katherine’s famous plum pudding following my Nanna’s recipe. The rest of us helped to set up the tables, cut vegetables and organise the nibblies before the main meal. The centrepiece of my table was Angus Musgrave’s present to me – a gingerbread sleigh pulled by a team of reindeers complete with decorations of chocolates and liquorice allsorts. When Tim rang to chat to us we all laughed because there was so much left over this year. Just goes to show how much he consumes when he is with us!

    We took ages to give out all the presents under our very tall Christmas tree. Taco, my elderly cat, sat in the middle of all the gifts as they were being distributed. He was a bit put out when the presents he was sitting on were shuffled from under him. I love celebrating Christmas! How was your Christmas Day? Did you hop in and help too? I hope you received the presents you liked. Tell me about your favourite one and why you loved it.

    On most days I walked about six kilometres, following the path in different directions along the Maribyrnong River. I also caught up with many friends that I hadn’t seen for a few months – walking and going out to many dinners and breakfasts with them. You have probably worked out that I love food by now! Boy, do I love it all!

    I also read a few books including the adult fiction book, The Narrow Road to the Deep North. I went to the cinema a few times. One of my favourites was Big Hero 6. I thought it was beautifully drawn and the script so funny. In the theatre for this film there was a little kid in the audience that had the most gorgeous, infectious giggle. The audience laughed and laughed with him/her. Isn’t it delightful to sit in a cinema and be carried along by a little one’s laughter?

    In my large, native garden full of different trees, shrubs and flowers I spent many, many wonderful hours. I have successfully grown much of my plants from seed that I have collected and cuttings I have taken over the years. My Dad was a great gardener so I am so grateful that I inherited his talents and love of the environment. I also wrote many long letters with photos and such to friends overseas. Mum was a terrific letter writer. She wrote as if she were talking to you. Mum and Dad died many years ago. I think of them daily and cherish the wonderful times we shared. I tell stories in class including family yarns and would love you to feel so comfortable in our classroom that you would share some of your experiences and dreams too.

    Towards the end of the holidays I spent time at Indented Heads near Portarlington loving the beaches and just watching the variety of ships and boats sail past. Again as I walked I collected plant cuttings that I could grow back home or pestered people as to the name of plants that I was unsure of. I also stayed at Moriac, a little town between Geelong and Anglesea. Being a country girl, Ballarat born and bred,  I love being on a farm. If you were to watch me you would find me sniffing the air or plants continuously. In spring you will find me with my head in the little tree near the front gate of Wilson St. This gives the most powerful scent and is always the one to herald in this new season.

    The Australian Open was wonderful to watch on the telly. Usually I attend a few days but not this year. That is another thing I love to do – play tennis. I don’t care if I win or lose I just adore playing and the afternoon teas of course! What do you love most when not at school or on holidays?

    I even went to The Melbourne Zoo with a great group of mums that we have known since our kids were in kindergarten together. How’s that for perseverance? Some of our kids, now adults, came with us to celebrate the memory of the days we all spent together over the years.

    So the holidays for me were full of different events and spending fun times with family and friends. Tell me about your fun times, the people you were with and the places you visited. I can’t wait to read your news and know you better.

    Jude


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