Money Money Money

   Today 3B had an amazing Money Workshop where we learnt about how to spend and save money!

Spending Smart equals saving smart! So we discovered that shopping around to find the best price is a great strategy to save money.

We identified Australian coins and notes and we looked at key cards which can also be used to pay for things.

Taj was a banker and he helped to add and collect deposits.

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What did you learn about money this week?

 

Angles in our Environment

Did you know that an angle is the amount of turning between two lines that meet?

Today, we learnt about types of lines and angles that exist in our environment.

We learnt that:

An acute angle is and angle that is less than 90 degrees.

A right angle is 90 degrees.

An obtuse angle is greater than 90 degrees.

A straight angle is exactly 180 degrees.

A reflex angle is greater than 180 degrees.

Parallel Lines are always the same distance apart and never meet.

Perpendicular Lines meet at right angles or intersect.

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We then searched around the school for these lines and angles.

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We noticed parallel lines on the monkey bars and perpendicular lines everywhere!

‘The corner of the garden bed was a right angle (90 degrees)’. -Ginger

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‘Monkey bars were parallel lines also right angle (90 degrees)’.  -Liv

Where have you seen angles?

What do you notice about them?

Our Fabulous Concert and our Handy Helper!

What a fabulous week it has been in 3B! We have been busily preparing for our school concert with our songs from Rio the movie: Rio Rio and Shake Your Groove Thing.

Last night, the Multi-function Centre was full of friends and family ready to watch our performance. I was so proud of the way 3B showed confidence and skill during their dances. We all had a great time watching and cheering.

Here are some snapshots from the night:

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What was your favourite song and performance?

3B have also been lucky enough to have a Pre-service teacher in our Classroom for the last week. We welcome Mr Jones and have been enjoying learning with him.

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Today, Mr Jones and Miss Petz wore items of clothing during Indonesian and students were required to name the items worn in Indonesian. It was a lot of fun!

What are the Indonesian names of the items of clothing Miss P and Mr Jones are wearing?

Silly Science

Today the grade 3s engaged in lots of experiments to develop our understanding of solids, liquids and gases.

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“I learnt a new word today, which means that a substance is between a solid and a liquid”- Zane.

“I learnt how to make slime, and mixing Bi Carb soda and vinegar makes a rocket”- Leila

“I learnt a whole new recipe for slime”- Harry C

Homemade Slime

This is a fun and easy slime to make. Make it with white glue for opaque slime, or glue gel for translucent slime.

What You Need:

  • Elmer’s white glue or Elmer’s school glue gel
  • Borax (find in the laundry detergent aisle of the store)
  • Water
  • Two bowls
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • What You Do:
  1. In one bowl mix 1/2 cup (4 oz) glue and 1/2 cup water. Add food coloring if you want colored slime.
  2. In the other bowl, mix 1 teaspoon borax with 1 cup water until the borax is dissolved.
  3. Add the glue mixture to the borax solution, stirring slowly.
  4. The slime will begin to form immediately; stir as much as you can, then dig in and knead it with your hands until it gets less sticky. (No one makes slime without getting a little messy!) Don’t worry about any leftover water in the bowl; just pour it out.

What Happened?

The glue has an ingredient called polyvinyl acetate, which is a liquid polymer. The borax links the polyvinyl acetate molecules to each other, creating one large, flexible polymer. This kind of slime will get stiffer and more like putty the more you play with it.

Store it in a plastic bag in the fridge, to keep it from growing mould.

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“I learnt how to make slime, and how to make a rocket”- Taj Daly

“I leant a new word, and making rockets” Harry S

“I learnt a new word, and also putting pencils through a bag of water, without spilling any”- Mitch

“I learnt how to make slime, and found it interesting when you add Bi Carb soda and vinegar to make a rocket”- Josh

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“I learnt how to make slime, and rockets”- Kayla

“I learnt how to make slime, and also making rockets”- Baz

“I learnt how to make slime, and a new word”- Flynn Wiffen

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“I learnt how to make slime”- Taj Don

“I learnt how to make rockets, and fish with magnets”- Aston

“We learnt how to make slime”- Greta, Sophie and Meg.

“Making a rocket by combining vinegar and Bi Carb soda”- Ginger

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What do you know about solids, liquids and gases?

What would you like to investigate?