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Visiting Sports Stars!

Last updated 31 May 2012, 08:53 PM

Today we enjoyed a visit with two players from the Greater Western Sydney Giants.  Taylor Adams and Andrew Phillips came with our local AFL representative, David to talk about the sport.  The Giants play AFL, which stands for Australian Football... Read more

Data Data Data!

Last updated 29 May 2012, 07:30 PM

We are learning about data in 1/2 Orange.  Data is information that can be collected.  We designed our own surveys to collect data about a topic we were interested in.  We worked together to survey our class, then used www.chartgizmo.com to... Read more

National Simultaneous Storytime

Last updated 23 May 2012, 01:07 PM

Today was National Simultaneous Storytime.  This means that lots of children from all over Australian read the same book at the same time!  This year, we used our Connected Classroom to share storytime with the students from Millbank Public School... Read more

Art Afternoon.

Last updated 20 May 2012, 05:23 PM

We spent Friday afternoon out in the playground doing some observational sketching.  After reading FLOOD, and looking at Bruce Whatley's illustration style we decided to try it ourselves.  Bruce Whatley commented that he sketched the landscape, then... Read more

Jump Rope For Heart!

Last updated 16 May 2012, 10:54 AM

At MLIS we are having a go at Jump Rope For Heart.  JRFH is a charity that helps to raise money for families and children who are affected by Heart Disease.  Mitchell from the Heart Foundation came to our school yesterday to tell us about JRFH. ... Read more

Project Based Learning

Last updated 08 May 2012, 06:17 PM

We are having lots of fun in 1/2 Orange at the moment.  We are learning about Wet and Dry Environments.  Today we used the computers, iPads and iPods to research some of the important words that we need to know about.  We had to read the... Read more

Playday

Last updated 07 May 2012, 06:56 PM

On Wednesday, it was playday. We had to be in Mrs Smithwick's classroom because it was Playday for only 1/2orange. Someone  came to the classroom her name was Lynda. She came and  put us into a play. We have to make it perfect now. It was... Read more

Crazy Hair Day

Last updated 04 May 2012, 01:15 PM

Uh Oh!  Something happened to my class this morning!!  They all came to school with crazy hair!   Thanks Mums and Dads for your efforts at home, they all looked fabulous!   MissH   Crazy Hair Day on... Read more

Primary Play Day

Last updated 04 May 2012, 01:07 PM

1/2 Orange were very lucky this week.  We enjoyed an entire day with Lynda, who is a specialist drama teacher.  We learned lots about acting and about being on stage.  We even wrote our own play!   We are now going to spend the... Read more

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