Making Maps of Australia

Today the students tested their knowledge of Australia by trying to draw our great country using only what they remembered. Once they completed the task they checked their drawings by using atlases or the iPads and made modifications to their drawings.

 

Here are the children at work!

 

The END Result!

Here is a playlist of all of Room 4’s Healthy Food and Drink ads.

Students have discussed what they thought was great about the videos and what they would improve for next time. I am already looking forward to the next time we do this!

Jingle Jingle

Too often do we see ads about “Sometimes” food and drinks! But where are the ads encouraging you to eat and drink the things that are so good for your health and bodies?

Today you have a difficult task, in small groups you have to pick a healthy food that you all love and need to make a commercial encouraging people to eat or drink healthy. You will have access to the iPads and the internet to research your healthy item and get ideas for your commercials.

Any questions you have you can put them into this padlet and I will answer as many as I can while you are working!

McDonalds or Mangos

Today we will be talking about the differences between healthy and unhealthy foods.

Here is a link to the Padlet where the students have made statements about healthy and unhealthy foods.

Once you have completed your discussion, you need to take your healthy food pictures and cut and paste them onto your Healthy Food Posters. These will hopefully be displayed in the classroom and throughout Building 1.

If you have heard of the “Healthy Food Pyramid” or want a bit of a head start on the next Inquiry lesson… Might be something to have a look at!

Solving Problems

 

Today Room 4 will be learning how to use the Roads and Roundabouts strategy to help them solve problems. Using the picture below, in pairs, students need to come up with solutions to some of the problems they may face within the school. Here is a link to the padlet with out discussion about the problems.

Before choosing which road they need to take, students need to know what their options are. Once they have an understanding of the different options available to them, students can then come up with an informed solution to their problem. They then have an opportunity to reflect on the choice they have made and whether it was the best choice they could have made.