Where oh where…?

As our London leg of the Cyber Race draws to a close, the question on almost everyone’s lips is ‘Where to next?’.

Well, as you know, I can’t give too much away. It may give some of you an unfair advantage.
However, because I’m such a caring teacher, I can’t resist giving you a helping hand.
Hint#1…It will be handy if you could become fluent in a language other than English. If not, a language translator will come in very handy.

Hint#2… If you can learn where this image can be found, it might steer you in the right direction. Or am I being cruel and throwing you off the scent?

Where can you find me?

Where can you find me?

Exploring the world of student blogging

Talking blogging…this is an excellent student blogger site.  Visit the student blogs that are linked to the side bar on the right. Take time to explore them.

Then ask yourself….

 What impressed you? What would you like to learn to do?  What questions do you have?  

Oh… if you visit the ‘Getting started’ page, you might find answers to questions you have. Especially you Joseph!

I look forward to your comments.



Smart Learning…make it a habit.

Over the part two weeks you have been investigating your family’s immigration history…the where from, why, when and how.
I’d like you to reflect upon your success or otherwise on this task.
So tell me…
Which Habits of Mind have you mostly used to achieve some success on this task?
Can you tell me which habits and how they have helped you?

‘…from all the lands on Earth we come.’

Welcome to our Inquiry Learning focus for Term 1.
As part of a homework task this week , you have been asked to delve into your  family’s immigration  history… to find out the when, from where, how, when and why.

I look forward to hearing the stories you will share in class tomorrow.

 I’d like to know…what have you learnt so far?

What would you like to investigate further?

Worth it’s weight in gold…a maths inquiry

Since the discovery of gold in Australia 1851, there have been a number of sizable nuggets uncovered…from 1850 something to present day.
Your task is to research these discoveries.  You will calculate their value in AUD ( what does this mean?) and present this information three ways.

  • using Excel create a table , showing  year, location,name if supplied, weight in troy ounces, size and dollar value today.
  • create a graph…this is quantative data. Which graph format will be most appropriate?
  • Year 6 students will need to also show the comparative value of each nugget as a perentage of the toatl value of all nuggets. Which graph format is most suitable for this task?
  • you will record a response using audio or video.. to share your learning.

And by the way…this will be a partner  task….Good Luck!


Crop Circles…who created them and why?

Have you ever wondered about who or what is responsible for the mysterious appearence of crop circles. Is it the work of little green men from Mars?

This term we will focus on creating our own crop circle designs….with a few design criteria of course.

Here is an image ( courtesy of Google Maps ), of what I saw from my flight from the Gold Coast today  ( central NSW, north of Griffith) flying at an altitude of about 11,000 metres.

What do you think? How is this possible?

Once again…you be the detective.



“For those who come across the sea…”

Where In The World…?

In class we are investigating the history of immigration to Australia.

Next week we are going to ‘map’ the journey that some of your  past relatives may have taken ‘across the sea’ many years ago.

So…I need you to take on the role of detective and interview your mum, or dad, or both. Find out what you can about your family’s immigration history.   Happy hunting!!!

Oh…and leave a comment on this post to let me know what you discover.