We were so happy to see so many families come to see the work of students on display at the Specialist Showcase this year. Parents and students were able to come into the Art rooms and participate in a variety of activities such as mindfulness Mandala colouring, Pop Art murals painting, bubble art and experimental painting using mineral paper and inks. Everyone had a great time spending time together and making some very creative Art. Some of the Pop Art Murals from the night of the showcase still need some work. If you want to help finish them come to Art club during blue school timetable at lunchtime and give us a hand to finish them. See below for the pictures of what kids and families created.
Over the past few weeks children in 2F have been learning about code, more specifically, coding with Bloxels. Bloxels is a hands-on platform for students to build, collaborate and tell stories through video game creation.
We started off by reading a couple of articles on Bloxels being used in the classroom and formed an opinion of weather we are for or against using them in our classroom. Students used a writing prompt to begin our opinions.
Our next step was to begin planning what our game board would look like. We did this by using a 1 – 169 number chart because our Bloxels game board was a 13 x 13 grid. There are different colours that represent different elements of a game. We used these colours to help us plan what we wanted in our game room.
Once we were finished creating our paper game board, we transferred our ideas onto the Official Bloxels Board. The next step was super easy. We took a photo of our game board using the Bloxels app and then all of a sudden we had our own game ready to play.
It was fantastic to see students collaborating and extending their games using each others ideas and creativity! Don’t forget to ask our gamers how they created their game and you can have a go at it too!
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Were you at the Specialist Showcase last week?! It was a huge success and was fantastic to see so many parents coming down with us to see the highlights of our specialist classes. Hopefully you had a look at the Gallery while you were there because we had a great showcase of student work ranging from Term 1 to Term 3. It was like walking through a sea of colour and creativity! If you didn’t get a chance to see the gallery, or you want to see some of it again, check out the gallery pictures in this blog. There’s also some great pictures of some of us and our parents enjoying the art activities. It was pretty busy at times in the art rooms, so hopefully everyone who came a long had a chance to participate. Grade 1s and 2s had already done the activities in Miss Kirk’s room, so they were great teachers on the night to those of us that hadn’t done them before! In Miss Thomas’ room, there was painting happening for a secret picture, which she will shortly be revealing! Please enjoy these pictures!
Cyber bullying is not ok because sometimes when you cyber bully your friends, you can lose them.
Don’t go on the internet when you’re being cyber bullied because they can hack you and it is very dangerous try one of these.
Tell everyone in your family. Turn off your phone off. Don’t text them back. Walk away. Tell a teacher ,parents and a friend. These are things you can try if you get cyber bullied.
– Azra, Mohammad and Jack
This week was eSmart week and here are some things we learned:
Do not say bad things on the internet. Don’t bully someone online or you can’t take it off the internet. Do not talk to strangers. Don’t press any other buttons. Don’t say any mean stuff or people will report you to the police. Don’t tell your password. Keep your identity a secret. By Joel, Inkido, Rayshan and Riaz
On Tuesday we were making heroes for eSmart week. By Zahira
I drew a toothless dragon. He flies everywhere to save everyone. Now he’s the eSmart hero to save people in trouble online. By Krew
If you don’t be safe online, someone could hack your account. By Virraj
Do not tell all your details to someone you don’t know. By Hannah
On the 4th of September we had eSmart week. We watched Hero. We said it was fun to watch. It was very entertaining. We learned a lot of stuff watching the movie like don’t talk to people you don’t know. You should watch it. By Jesaiah, Maddy, Alana and Gurchet
We also explored robots such as Dash.
Dash can change colour. Dash can say anything. By Saad
Dash can move with codes. Dash can walk and turn colourful. By Emma
Dash can blink. Dash has no sensors. By Shahwaiz
You can control Dash using an iPad using Blockly. Dash has 4 circles on it. By Olivia
During eSmart week we learnt how we can protect ourselves and our friends online. We also did some activities around cyber bullying and found some strategies we can use to stop this from happening.
Eva: We each made a cyber bully hero to stop the online bullies. Mine was called Cybergirl. We all gave them special superpowers to stop the bullies.
Will: We need to ignore negative comments online and not reply back.
Shataya: Do not give information out about yourself to anyone.
Chloe and Dane: Do not give your name, password, address or phone number to people.
This term we have been curious about making different effects with paint. We tried blowing it, spinning it, pouring it and scraping it.
The art works below are made using a salad spinner. We made predictions about what would happen when we put the ink in the spinner and then gave it a spin. We think the effects are amazing.
When we finished spinning our work we used markers to draw contour lines around the shapes that the spinner had made. The ink made swirling shapes and patterns and even mixed together to make new colours. We hope you enjoy our work.
During this term students have been working on their “Curiosity’ in dance.
Each class began the term by creating a list of wonderings. In year 1/2 the students were interested in a variety of dance dancing and curious about how they can use their bodies to express emotions. We started the term off with a focus on Bush Dances, learning a dance called Emus and Kangaroos. This song involved us following a set routine and incorporating animal movements in the dance. Classes 1F, 1J and 1A performed the dance at assembly. We then moved onto how other animals move in dance and created a dance to the Lion King’s ‘Circle of Life’ we had a focus on slow, strong and smooth movements while prentending to be an animal. At the end of each lesson we videoed our routine so we could track our progress and use a variety of self-reflection and feedback tools.