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Global Environment

Over the  last few weeks we have been looking a Global Environmental Issues.

These were the Top 10 our class came up with.

  1. Global  Warming
  2. Coral Bleaching
  3. Land – Rubbish Pollution
  4. Water Pollution
  5. Animal Species Extinction
  6. Deforestation
  7. Over – farming
  8. Over population
  9. Air pollution – cars, and planes 
  10. Plant species endangered

Pope Francis has recently spoken  about our responsibilities toward s our planet reminding us about our role  as:

 Stewards Of  All Creation 

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OZO – BEE BOTS – CODING AND CHANCE

Over the last term and again in this one our students have had the opportunity to work coding or programming Ozo-bots to follow a course and travel in set directions. Not only has it been challenging but also great fun.

Recently we had Mandy  – from A.C.U – in our class to assist the children program their Bee – Bots. They were to travel in a set course with a pin attached to the front of their black and yellow robots in order to burst a balloon which they had taped to a piece of paper.

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And yes we had a few balloons pop-off!

It was a real collaborative effort and one which was enjoyed and valued by all.

We also placed the bee – bots on courses where the bot could make random choices so the students had to calculate the chances of it going in a particular direction – It was both challenging and most interesting.

Yes I Can !

Today  – Tuesday -23rd August  – Gerard  – shared  his STORY with us his experiences living with a disability.                                                                He was born with  Spina -Bifida and has learned not only to overcome this and shine throughout his entire 21 years.                                HE HAS LEARNT TO SAY “YES I CAN!!!!”

 

He hopes to participate in the 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo. His story was inspirational.

Student Thoughts 

Elva – I thought that it was interesting that you can do lots and lots of things.

Sam – I thought it was really good that he could share his knowledge and experiences.

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IocLkk3aYlk

Our Big Day Out -Melbourne Museum

Last Friday our students spend their day at the Melbourne Museum as a part of our Inquiry into our  First People and  First Fleet arrivals.

Here are some thoughts and discoveries from our students.

Mia – ‘ I learned that today in Australia there are 240 languages spoken by Aborigines.’

Alyssa – ‘ I learned that the aboriginals who lived in Melbourne got a possum skin for each year of their life.’

Elva – I though it was an amazing trip and I discovered that ….

Mr. Crowe –  ‘ I found out that over 60,000 years this land we call Australia sustained the lives of around 1.5 billion people.’ 

Olivia – ‘I discovered that the aboriginals found and wore possum skins and they also wondered why the White people came to their country.’

 

OZOBOTS -WOW!!

Today our class had some special time examining and coding ozobots. As we strive to explore the digital world of coding and programming.

What we found:

  • We discovered that if you ask it a question using a dot card it will give you an answer – Sienna,  Larissa Jennifer and Stephanie.
  • We discovered if you follow one of the codes – what it says on the bottom that thing will work – like backwards – tornado – u-spin and so on – Elva
  • Our team did a U-turn – in a square!
  • Table four discovered that the light on the top of the ozobot glows the same as the texta!  Liam – Hamish.R – Matthew