<![CDATA[ The Learning Lair - Class Blog]]>Sat, 12 Mar 2016 18:34:28 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Problem Solving with Padlet #patterns #sequences ]]>Sun, 18 Oct 2015 03:32:39 GMThttp://thelearninglair.weebly.com/class-blog/problem-solving-with-padlet-patterns-sequencesFor your technology maths task this week you will be using Padlet to Problem Solve! Over the next two weeks we are going to be looking at patterns, sequences, equations, BODMAS and even some algebra....I know right! A lot to fit into two weeks, but I am sure that we can do it if we help each other out. Remember that what YOUR proficiency scale indicates are the areas that YOU will be working towards, so some things may not be your 'need to knows' they might just be your 'nice to knows'!

Each Padlet page has a Picture Problem involving patterns. You must read the information given to you and use the image to help solve the problems.  Your answers can be written onto the same page by double tapping or double clicking on the page. Put your first name and last initial down so that I know which response belongs to who, and remember to show your working out! You may just like to write a written explanation on the page, or if you are using an iPad you may like to use Explain Everything to create a picture or video of how you solved the problem and then upload it to our Padlet pages. 

MY BIGGEST TIP TO YOU ALL IS TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU READ THE QUESTIONS CAREFULLY, AND USE G.R.I.T AND GOOD PROBLEM SOLVING STRATEGIES TO SOLVE THE PROBLEMS. THEY ARE NOT DESIGNED TO BE SIMPLE, THEY ARE DESIGNED TO MAKE YOU THINK AND TO MAKE YOU TRY ONE WAY AND THEN TRY AGAIN! DON'T GIVE UP! I'D PREFER YOU TO GET ONE DONE WITH QUALITY AND THOUGHT THAN FOR YOU TO TRY AND RACE THROUGH THEM ALL! GOOD LUCK! ]]>
<![CDATA[Making Connections with EdPuzzle & Mysteries]]>Sun, 06 Sep 2015 23:22:20 GMThttp://thelearninglair.weebly.com/class-blog/making-connections-with-edpuzzle-mysteriesIt is your job to be a ‘crime scene investigator’ and write down everything you see! You will need to write this down in your book so you have a record of the information. You may do this by making a list or you may prefer to make a mind-map or something similar…but just ensure you pay attention to all of the clues!

Think about what might have happened prior to this picture being taken? 
Who might the people in the picture be?

Piece all of the clues from earlier together with your predictions to write a newspaper report on the events that took place. You can type your news report up and upload it to Google Docs to share with me. VISIT THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW THE VIDEO. USE THE FOLLOWING CODE b8o6xm
https://edpuzzle.com/assignments/m/557e6c3250c4bfb3797103f9/55ec2b9c8a48ff02090e9633



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<![CDATA[Learning about GENRE and Science Fiction]]>Sun, 26 Jul 2015 11:01:10 GMThttp://thelearninglair.weebly.com/class-blog/learning-about-genre-and-science-fictionWatch this video to learn more about Science Fiction as a genre. In response to this short video I would like you to post a summary of what you understand science fiction to be, in the comments section below. Make sure that you check your spelling, punctuation and word choice before submitting your response. As a guide your summary should contain at least 5-10 complex sentences.
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<![CDATA[DEMONSTRATRING OUR LEARNING ABOUT MULTIPLICATION IN MATHS LESSONS]]>Sat, 11 Jul 2015 12:18:55 GMThttp://thelearninglair.weebly.com/class-blog/demonstratring-our-learning-about-multiplication-in-maths-lessons
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<![CDATA[Delayed.....but here are some of our Pentecost Videos.]]>Sat, 11 Jul 2015 12:12:09 GMThttp://thelearninglair.weebly.com/class-blog/delayedbut-here-are-some-of-our-pentecost-videos
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<![CDATA[Work on Words with ThingLink]]>Mon, 18 May 2015 12:35:13 GMThttp://thelearninglair.weebly.com/class-blog/work-on-words-with-thinglinkDid you know there are often new and interesting words added to the Oxford English Dictionary? For one of your 'work on words' activities for this fortnight you will be expanding your vocabulary with some new, and definitely some interesting words. On the ThingLink below you will see a wordle of a range of words found in the dictionary, some you have probably never heard of before! But that is about to change! You will need to hover over the words and click on the red bullseye to have a go at predicting what you think the word might mean on the poll. Once you have done this you can click on the green icon which will reveal the real meaning of the word. This is a trust process.....this means that I trust that you will have a go at completing the activity properly before you check your understanding. Once you have completed this process with all of the words you will need to choose 5 of them to put into sentences of your own (in your English books).
Have you ever heard of any of these words before?
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<![CDATA[Skyping to learn about BOS and the effects of palm oil on orangutans with Tony and Dr. Jamartin]]>Tue, 05 May 2015 09:12:24 GMThttp://thelearninglair.weebly.com/class-blog/skyping-to-learn-about-bos-and-the-effects-of-palm-oil-on-orangutans-with-tony-and-dr-jamartin
Last Friday we were fortunate enough to have a Skype meeting with Tony Gilding from BOS Australia, and Dr. Jamartin from the BOS care centre in Borneo, to talk about the effects of palm oil on the Orangutan population. It was fantastic to hear from experts in this field who helped to add an authentic purpose to all of the research we have been doing in the classroom. Dr. Jamartin and Tony mentioned that as soon as they looked into the baby Orangutans eyes they were hooked and knew they needed to help, I knew that there would be a few students amongst our class that would one day venture over to Borneo to get involved in the same experiences. Dr. Jamartin ran several conferences in Australia last week and this was a video that he showed at the conference. 
Leave us a comment and let us know how this video makes you feel.
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<![CDATA[Test your understanding of 'Author's Purpose' with this quiz!]]>Sun, 03 May 2015 12:59:16 GMThttp://thelearninglair.weebly.com/class-blog/test-your-understanding-of-authors-purpose-with-this-quizThis quiz is self-marking. That means that once you have submitted your answers you will receive an email with your results. It will give you a score and will show you the answers that you may have gotten wrong and which answers were the correct ones. Make sure that once you have completed this quiz, you check your email!
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<![CDATA[Using AutoRap for our text responses]]>Tue, 28 Apr 2015 08:37:33 GMThttp://thelearninglair.weebly.com/class-blog/using-autorap-for-our-text-responsesThis week we finally finished the 'Julian' chapter, which means that we have sadly finished reading 'Wonder' by R.J.Palacio. This is an amazing book that I have enjoyed just as much the second time around! But what I enjoy even more is the way the kids fall in love with the characters and story line, and hopefully 'choose kind' as much as possible in the future. This week students responded to 'The Julian Chapter' by completing comprehension and inferential questions. After drafting their answers in their English books they recorded themselves on AutoRap - this is the final product! An engaging way to present their understanding!
What things have used in the classroom to respond to text?
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<![CDATA[April 20th, 2015]]>Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:52:12 GMThttp://thelearninglair.weebly.com/class-blog/april-20th-2015For one of your maths activities over the next fortnight you will be completing a 'Math Map' trail via google maps. You will notice the little markers all over the map, when you click on one it will give you a question that you will need to solve. Some of the questions will require you to go down to ground view and have a look around to help you answer the questions. To do this, you need to drag the little man to the spot that you would like to look at.....be patient, sometimes it takes a little bit of fiddling to get him in the right position! Could you please write the number and title of the question in your books and show any working out along with your answers. You can work together on this one, provided you are both using your mathematical thinking, not just one of you!
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