During Inquiry, we participated in a lesson called, ‘Exercising Our Funny Bones’. We spoke about the Habit of Mind, ‘Finding Humour’ which provided us with an opportunity to develop an understanding of the importance of humour in our lives. People with a sense of humour are more likely to develop resilience as well as creative and lateral problem solving abilities. Having a sense of humour will also help us cope when our needs or wants are not being met. The Habit of Mind, ‘Finding Humour’ encourages people to laugh a little as laughing increases your oxygen intake and is good for you. It asks us to appreciate other’s humour and to try and laugh at ourselves.
As part of this lesson we were given a question or an answer to a joke. We had to move around the room and find someone who completed out joke. Some of the jokes were terrible and some of them were quite funny, we have shared a few below.
Why are basketball players never asked for dinner? Because they’re always dribbling!
Why do we put candles on top of a birthday cake? Because it’s too hard to put them on the bottom!
What game do ants play with elephants? Squash!
Why don’t bananas like getting sun burnt? They peel.
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WEEK 8 POST PDF
Year Four celebrated National Science Week with a visit to Scitech. We began our learning adventure with a visit to the Planetarium. While there we viewed ‘To Space and Back’ which helped us to discover the huge impact that space exploration, our greatest adventure, is having on our daily lives. We learned how it is affecting us every day through technology such as satellites, mobile phones, and even saving lives.
Our next stop was ‘Carnival of Science’. Here we uncovered the science behind our favourite sideshow attractions and investigated the physics, psychology and mathematics of this weird and wacky world.
The highlight of our excursion was when we saw the show ‘Ignite Your Curiosity’. We discovered the wonders of chemistry in the world around us through bubbling beakers, exciting explosions and fantastic fireballs.
Finally, our afternoon was spent exploring the different exhibitions that Scitech has to offer. Overall it was an action packed enjoyable day that left us wanting to learn more about scientific curiosities in our world!
Students don’t forget your plate photo for next week!
We are having our own Science week here at St Emilie’s in week 8. The 2014 topic is ‘Science Feeding the World’. Both Health and Science will be doing extra activities with the students in week 8. Mr Davis will be doing an activity with year 5 about where our food is sourced from. Each year 5 student is to bring to school a photograph of their evening meal. So sometime between now and week 8 choose one of your favourite dinners, take a photograph of it and then print it out ready to bring to school. The students are not required to bring their photos until week 8.
Mrs Cogger and Mr Davis
The Year 5’s and 6’s have made a great start in our MAI numeracy sessions where we have been exploring more about the relationship between multiplication and division. We have been working hard to learn our times tables with fun and with confidence!
Playing “Connect Three”. In partners, we took turns to turn over a card from the middle pile and answer the algorithm on the card. If we had the answer on our game board, we covered it with a counter. The first person to get three in a row, won.
Playing “More Group Matching”. Students match the corresponding multiplication algorithm with the visual and the numeral.
Playing “Coin Toss”. In this card game we made multiplication and division sums with one digit whole numbers. Heads = multiplication, Tails = division.
Playing “Turn the Tables”. The students had to roll 2 dice and correctly call out the answer to the multiplication sum made by the 2 numbers on the dice. Next they had the find the answer on the game board and cover it with a coloured counter. When a player had 4 counters in a row horizontally, diagonally or vertically they would win that round.
Playing “Card Calculations”. For this activity, we had to pick four cards and create a number sentence from them that would score us the most points. For example, 4, 5, 7, 2 might make the sentence “5 x 4 ÷ 2 – 7 = 3… 3 points ”Scores had to be single digits and after five rounds, we added our scores to find a winner!