Sunday, March 29, 2015

ANZAC Day 2015 - 100 years

ANZAC Day 2015 will be acknowledged on the 25th April 2015. This will 100 years since the battle that took place in what we now refer to as Gallipoli. 

It is very important that all of us remember the sacrifices the hardship and the devastation that war causes. 
We need to instil in our future generations how hard war is on families, countries and our economies. 

I have some books below that I recommend as well as two apps you may like to share with your grade. 

I have this pack in my store for K-1 students.



It has 31 pages and gives some background notes about ANZAC Day. I have also suggested books to read – 5 books


Word Work - How many words can you make? - Venn Diagram on flags 



Work on Writing - My thoughts about ANZAC Day - Recount ANZAC Day March - A wreath - Symbols



Reading - Only a Donkey – list animals
- My Grandad Marches on ANZAC DAY – character map, story board and beginning/middle/ending
- Small share book



Craft  - Directions and a template to make a flag


I have started a pack for Year 3/4 which will contain some photo writing prompts, a word wall template, cooking task, making paper poppies and a look at the symbols associated with ANZAC Day 



I have over the last few years gathered a few books about ANZAC Day and highly recommend you fond them in your libray - or like me check out your local book store. 







This one is my latest purchase....


There are also two apps that I would highly recommend

This one is called Gallipoli and has video, old articles, tasks and medals to gather. It is also free from our ABC.



The second one is called Remembering Them. 

It gives you access to real records all over Australia as shown below. 



Saturday, March 21, 2015

Five for Fri - 20th March

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Here are my five randoms for this week

 

Our end of term staff function was a little boat ride on the lake with a few nice drinks and laughs!


   

A lovely weekend for a drive and our daughter is building up her hours for her license. 
A nice drive to Geelong for lunch.

The weather is so nice - I do not want it to get cold!



 
We had fun doing some graph work from 
Sara Frampton - this was a fab freebie for graphing 



 

Finally getting those core drawers sorted 
Laminating....

 Putting holes in them for the screw and knob to sit nicely....


Cut them out.....


Attach and ready to go......



 

Getting our Easter on - sorting out some gifts....


Happy weekend...

Friday, March 20, 2015

Reading and Writing anchors


We are loving our word wall this year. We use it everyday. The words help us in writing and reading and add to our vocabulary we use each day. 


Here are my Daily 5 cards that we use to show what each group are up to. 

They are a freebie in my store - scroll down and click on the cover image or preview. They are in different sizes for different purposes. 

As school has only just been back for six weeks - we are still consolidating our tasks and next week we will introduce choice.......





Thursday, March 19, 2015

Updated Learning Intention Tags

I have added an extra set of tags with topic specific clip art. 
If you already own it, you can download the updated file straight away at no cost to you. 

This is a great way to have learning visible in your classroom and make your learners accountable for tasks. It is a great way to bring all your grade together at share or reflection time. 

The display of the learning Intention makes your learning sequence clear and everything relates back to that and there is no confusion as to what learning needs to take place. 

The Learning Intentions make goal setting more streamlined and related to relevant assessment. 


    


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