This term we will be completing an investigation into our own family history!
Your task is to find out about your family’s immigration story. For some of you, your parents or grandparents may have been the ones to immigrate to Australia. For others it will be someone further back in your family’s history. Students of indigenous background can research their family story to share with the class.
We will be working on this project at school, and in class. Some of the information will need to be collected at home (interview, biography information, artefacts, recipes). We will have time at school to work on researching the country, finding the flag and images, and finding maps. We will also have time to work on putting it together into a poster. If some aspects don’t get finished at school, they may need to be followed up at home.
I am looking forward to the chance to find out more about all of your families’ backgrounds!
You can download a copy of the project information here: term 1 2018 research task_family immigration story-29nrsh0
Let’s play one more, one less! To play the game, roll a dice and then spin the wheel. The dice tells you how many to count on or back by and the wheel decides the place!
For our first Integrated Studies lesson today we will be reading about reading stories about the lives of children from around the world.
Follow this link to read their stories.
Welcome to our 3/4 A class blog for this year!
You can find a lot of information by looking at the various pages – this includes topics discussed at the parent information evening.
You can find links to:
Year 3/4 Information Handbook 2018
Year 3-4 information night hand out
Digital technologies/econnect policy documents
Class timetable for this term
Yearly curriculum overview
Home learning policy
If you have any questions following the information evening, please leave a comment on this post! The 3/4 teachers will discuss questions and endeavour to respond to these as quickly as possible.
Thank you for your ongoing support of our students and programs this year!
Dear 3/4 A,
Hi there! I am so excited to be teaching you next year. I wanted to write a letter to let you know some things about me. It would be great if you could write back to me, so that I can learn some more about you.
I have been at Moonee Ponds Primary School for 12 years. Most of you will know that I have been teaching prep for a long time, but did you know that I have also taught Grade 5/6 and Grade 1/2?
I have a pet rabbit, named Kimmy Gibbler. She is named after a character from one of my favourite TV shows from when I was little. She is grey and has long floppy ears, and I love her so much! Do you have any pets? Can you tell me about your family?
On the holidays, I am looking forward to spending time doing some of my favourite things. These include reading, going for walks, having picnics with my friends and going to the movies. There is one thing that I am most excited about – Christmas! It is my favourite time of year. I love singing Christmas songs and wrapping up presents to give to the people I care about. Oh, and of course I love eating all the delicious Christmas food. I have also set myself a holiday goal to get better at cooking!
I am looking forward to seeing you all in 3/4A with me at the start of next year, and to reading your letters. You can bring them to me this week, or on the first day of Term One. I’d love to hear about your family, your holiday plans, the things that you like, and what you are looking forward to in 3/4 A in 2018.
I have a feeling that we are going to have an amazing year together!
Love from Nicole
You must add at least ONE POST to your blog:
This may be a piece of writing on a topic of your choice
It may be from something in your draft book or you can compose a post while on the computer
You must introduce and give context for the piece of writing that you are publishing on your blog, for example:
“This is a reflection about what I learned on our class excursion to the Shrine of Rememberance. This is related to the topic we have been studying this term which is all about Australian History.”
Make sure that your writing has been proofread for spelling and grammar (get help from a classmate if you need it). This is a published piece of work, so should not have errors.
If you do not have a piece of work ready, you can use some of the following suggestions on what to post:
- A reflection on your learning in the past week of school (choose a particular area, e.g. decimals, using paragraphs, character studies, and talk about what you have improved on and what you want to keep working on)
- A recount of a recent event or experience
- A book review for a book you are reading or have read (include summary, character description and problem, and who you would recommend the book for)
You must COMMENT on at least 2 other MPCS blog posts:
Ensure your comment is positive AND constructive
Make sure that you comment focuses on the work that the person has posted, not a general comment.
“This persuasive text was very convincing. You used a range of arguments and a lot of examples and evidence. You could change some of the language to higher modality words (such as could to must)”
“Great blog, I love your work!”