This week the students in 2 Blue thought about something they are grateful for. Some of the students thought about the last two months and what they enjoyed at home while others were grateful to be back at school this week. Enjoy watching the short video of 2 Blue students sharing what they are thankful for this week!
J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter books, has a new book available online called The Ickabog. Chapters are being added regularly – Chapters 1-5 are available now if you go to:
The website has a link to a competition for children aged from 7 to 12 years old to design illustrations for the hard copy of the book which is due to be published in November 2020.
Students from Australia can send their illustrations to the UK publisher.
All I can say is WOW!!! The entries for the Leaning Tower of Pisa family challenge were just ECCELLENTE!! You all made the job of choosing one so much harder! Many thanks to all families that participated in the challenge. Check out the video link for all the entries:
Ciao from Signora Formichelli
Our next Activity Challenge is a FAMILY one that you can participate as often as you like and travel as far as you want in the week.
VIRTUAL WHEELS AROUND VICTORIA FAMILY CHALLENGE.
How far can we as a school community travel using our bikes, scooters, rollerblades, exercise bikes… any self propelled wheels may be used.
Challenge starts today and finishes next Friday.
Good luck and have fun.
Click on this link for all the details.
The students were asked to sketch an eye and in the iris of the eye
draw a picture of something they would love to do once Covid isolation is over.
Click on the link to view a slide show of their work
When you come back to school you may notice a few changes in the library…
We have expanded and moved the favourite series shelves to include some book boxes by popular authors. Wimpy Kids books have moved to these shelves as have other books by your favourite authors…take the time to have a look next time you visit.
We have been very busy purchasing new books and getting them ready to borrow.
Have a look at the photos – you will see just some of the books we have added to the library in the last few weeks.
Have you participated in our VIRTUAL HOUSE FUN RUN yet?
All entries close this Thursday night.
Fill in the google form sent to you addressed to your student email.
Remember you only need to do ONE 30 minute run. (NOT one each day!)
So get out in the fresh air and walk/jog/run for 30 minutes and enter your distance covered.
CONGRATULATIONS to the 93 students who have already logged their distances, but we need lots more.
So far our Year 1 and Year 5 students seem to be our most active.
DOMINIC (RED House) and followed closely by Bunurong (GOLD House) seem to be doing the best in the Virtual House Fun Run SPIRIT award, judging by the photos and videos I have received. Well done and keep sending in your photos and videos to firstname.lastname@example.org
As a whole school we are also competing against Wantirna South PS and St Bernadettes. So everyone, from Prep to Year 6 let’s get active and participate.
Currently, with a higher focus on using devices to help support our learning from home the ability to be able to efficiently type the correct letters on the keyboard is a skill that all students need more than ever. All students have the opportunity to participate in an online learning program.
The Prep students are encouraged to use BBC typing. This can be accessed from the Student Portal or be clicking on the following link bit.ly/3fCGeGV. Students don’t need any logon details to access this program but the program.
The students in year 1 to 3 use typing tournament. The students again access this from the Student Portal and the students have their own logon details on the computer cards. In this program the students undertake a series of different ‘missions.’ Once the student completes these missions they get the chance to sit a typing test where the aim is to type as accurately as possible at a certain speed limit (wpm or words per minute). Once the student reaches this goal they get a picture on their map and go to the next level.
There are a number of students doing amazing things in this program but one class worth noting is 3 Blue who are coming along well in their touch typing skills. As you can see many students who are progressing through the levels as evidenced with the ticks.
Here are a few of our Prep and Year 1 students developing their touch typing skills during our term 1 Digitech sessions ……
The students in years 4 to 6 practise their touch typing skills using typing.com which again can be accessed from the Student Portal. The students use the Login with Google option when logging into this program. In this program the students use a combination of accuracy and speed to progress through the levels. This was the achievements of a couple of our great touch typers using this program recently ….
Developing our keyboarding skills is necessary skill for all students growing up in the 21st Century, I would encourage all students to spend even 5 to 10 minutes a day developing their touch typing skills by participating in one of these engaging programs. They will reap the benefits of this practise in the future.
Overall, I would like to thank everyone for their hard work during our home learning program and look forward to seeing your happy faces when we return soon.
Keep up the great typing!
Grade 5 and 6 Artists were inspired by the poppy or a flower in their own garden to create an artwork.
Click on the link to view the beautiful work. them. Awesome work amazing artists.
As you all know this week our school Virtual Fun Run begins. In this blog you will find video links with messages from your House Captains and some ideas for your family chants and cheer dancing moves. Looking forward to seeing your photos and videos! Don’t forget to send your photos and videos to: email@example.com
GOLD HOUSE VIDEO:
BLUE HOUSE VIDEO:
GREEN HOUSE VIDEO:
RED HOUSE VIDEO:
Over the next two weeks your Italian family challenge will be to build a replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa! Watch this video with some information about La torre pendente – The leaning tower:
You can use this idea to build your own replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa:
OR you might like to come up with your own ideas! You can use anything you have at home – be creative! Once you have completed your Leaning tower of Pisa email me a photo: firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember there will be a prize from Signora!
Buona Fortuna! Good luck!
Next week (beginning on Thursday 14 May) every student will be encouraged to participate in our school virtual house fun run. Each student will be encouraged to exercise for a 30 minute session sometime during this week and record how many metres they ran/jogged/walked for in the Google form (the link for this will be sent out next week).
Please view the following videos to tell you more about this special event.
Ciao a tutti!! I hope that everyone is going well. I have missed seeing you all at school! For the past two weeks Signora has been running an Italian family challenge. In this challenge families were asked to create the Italian flag using objects from around the house. The entries were FANTASTICO and it was very hard to decide so Signora asked Mr Downie and Mr Harvie to help. Please watch the link to find out who the winner is:
Well done to everyone who had a go – we were very impressed with your entries and it was very hard to only choose one!
Keep your eye out on Monday for your new Italian family challenge!
Ciao a presto! Signora Formichelli
Today’s online assembly will be pre-recorded and posted as a video on the school blog, Google Classroom and Class Dojo. Please return back to one of these platforms just before 3pm to view this video. It may be worth refreshing your browser just to ensure you get the most up to date version of this webpage.
Catch many of you back here at 3pm this afternoon.