Well done…

Well done to all of you that have spent time this weekend following up on the student blogging challenge.

I have visited all of your blogs this weekend and left some comments.

This week you will be asked to gather evidence to help you make judgements about your blogging progress. We will revisit the blogging rubric we developed as a class quite some time ago.





Simple fractions…

Simple fractions…hmm. Many of you will agree that the words simple and fractions should not be used in the same sentence.

Working with fractions is usually quite tricky.

Today I learnt that many of you need extra support with simplifying ( reducing ) fractions. This video shows the ‘how to’ of simplifying fractions. As I mentioned today, you will need to do two things…stop/ start the video a number of times and watch the video more than once. It would be  even better if you could watch it with mum or dad (if they have the time).


Oh and let me know whether this video has been helpful to you and why or why not.


How to simplify fractions video

How to simplify fractions video

Where to next?

I promised I’d leave you some clues so read on…

Take a close look at this text. I heard you love those small, oval shaped tomatoes. I  hope you’re not left with that sinking feeling…remember hope springs eternal. Oh, no, we really aren’t that close to Rosebud.

Good luck!

I have a dream…

“I have a dream”…a quote from an infamous speech given by  an American  man called Martin Luther King in 1963, about the rights of black Americans.

Jessica Watson is an Australian  had a dream of her own.

Visit the link below and answer these questions…

What risks did Jessica take to achieve her dream? 

What inspired you the most about her story?





Oh…and an additional task if you want ‘to go the extra yards’…What did you think of Martin Luther King’s dream?


Yes, I know it’s August but…

“When given a  choice between being right and being kind, chose kind.” This is a direct quote from Wonder by R.J. Palacio… the ‘September Precept’. You might like to share with your parents,what meaning this has for you.

This afternoon we viewed a short video clip…Danny Kaye singing

“The Ugly Duckling”. (And no…this time he wasn’t playing the role of a court jester.)

I’d like to know what hidden  message you received from this short clip? What connections can you make between this and our class novel Wonder?

To wonder is to dream…

Our Class text this term is “Wonder” by R J Palacio. I’m guessing many of you are not familiar with this novel.

It explores a number of issues …friendship, disability… dealing with challenges and acceptance. In class we will spend time exploring these concepts.

To wonder is to dream…I wonder what Auggie’s dream would be?

Learn more….

Below is one review posted on the  ’Inside A Dog’ website. This site contains reviews posted by children for children. By the way…take time to explore this site. Do you have what it takes to write a book review? 

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