Sorry that I haven’t posted in so long. This week have been really fun and we have done a lot.
This week we are starting poetry and we also have the student teacher in with us for that. We have done a metaphoric poem and also a shape poem. They have been really fun and we have some great minds and some great poets.
Anyway the weather this week has been extremely unpredictable. We kicked off the week with a scorching 38 degrees Celsius and then Tuesday came back down to 18-19 degrees Celsius and it has stayed that way all week. That’s what happens when you live in Melbourne.
Another fun thing we did today was Art. We did a abstract art this week. As my median I used chalk and it actually looks alright. I like using chalk because I like smudging the chalk together to make it look really cool.
In addition we are also doing our memory books for our time here at St Luke’s. We are nearly finished and even just looking back at the photos from years ago it is really touching. Even though I have only been here for 7 years I have still changed a lot.
This week has been really fun and there is only 3 more week of school. I am so excited.
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The Olympics have started and it has been awesome. Today I am going to tell you about the Olympics. Australia have started extremely well and we already have 6 gold medals, 7 silver medals and 9 bronze medals. It has been a great start to the Olympics and all countries are doing really well. The opening ceremony was amazing and it showed the way they believe their country was found. There are more than 11,000 athletes and 206 countries participating. This Olympics there are 306 events and 28 sports to compete in.
In the Rio Olympics Australia won two gold medals on the opening night. Mack Horton swam a significant 400 m freestyle and won gold. Emma Mckeon, Brittney Elmslie, Madison Wilson, Bronte Campbell and Cate Campbell were included in the 4 x 100 m Womens freestyle relay. The two races were floor less and they really deserved gold.
Go Australia 🙂
It has been a great start to the Olympics and I cant wait for more of it. 🙂
On the 2nd of August 2016 all the year sixes participated in a fire and safety session. Firemen Lee and Mark, from the Melbourne Fire Brigade came to our school and taught us how to be safe when a fire is around. Here are some facts we learnt.
- Never leave a stove unattended.
- If there is a fire in your house get down low and crawl out of the house until you are safe.
- Change the battery in your smoke alarm every year.
- Roll up your sleeves when you are cooking.
- Don’t overload your power board.
- Heaters should be two whole meters away from any object that could catch in fire.
We learned so much that this post could go on forever. So overall be aware of all that is around you and if you do see a fire please tell an adult and they will help you. We would like to thank the MFB for coming and explaining to us the importance of fire safety.
What did you learn from this post?
On the 20/4/16 our school was invited by Box Hill RSL to participate in a ANZAC ceremony at Box Hill Gardens. It was a beautiful ceremony and we enjoyed it a lot.
The other schools that came were:
- Blackburn High School
- Blackburn Primary School
- Box Hill High School
- Box Hill Senior Secondary Collage
- Kerrimuir Primary School
- Kingswood Collage
- Laburnum Primary School
- Mitcham Primary School
- Orchard Grove Primary School
- Our Holy Redeemer
- Our Lady of Sion Collage
- Our Lady’s Primary School
- Roberts Mccubbin Primary School
- St Francis Xavier’s
- St Phillips Primary School
- Surrey Hills Primary School
It was a very meaningful ceremony and it made me think more deeply about the war. It was very kind of the Box Hill RSL to invite us to this beautiful ceremony. I felt so sorry for all of those thousands of soldiers that dedicated and risked their lives for the future.This ANZAC day I have remembered those soldiers more because I have a better understanding of it. The stories that we heard were amazing and it was a frightening time for them. We heard the Ode and the last post, which is played by the bugle.(Picture down below.)
How do you celebrate ANZAC day?
Please comment if you have any questions or comments 🙂
A-Z Easter Holidays 🙂
My Holidays were Amazing. We went to the beach, to catch up with family friends. Everyone, including me, got dunked by absolutely huge waves. Emer is one year younger than me, and she is one of our family friends, as well as Patrick, Thomas Lizzy and Darren. I thought that this break was going to be horrifically interesting. Now I remember what the name of the place was. It is called Jan Juc. We stayed there with extremely kind Lizzy, Darren and the kids, from London. The most exciting bit was of the holidays was when we went shopping at the surf outlets. I got a big but nice and cozy jacket. The surf shops were near the ocean. The place that we stayed at was quite nice. Patrick and Thomas were fighting all of the time. Although the weather was really dull and rainy the surf was still wild so we were in the water most of the time. The beach that we went to was called Torquay back beach. Umbrellas were not necessary, but the weather was vaguely rainy. The water was extremely cold. I also went to the movies with friends and I asked them “What have you done on the holidays so far?and after that we went to see Zootopia. Overall my holidays were so cool, and now I want an English accent. They were the best holidays ever!
Today I am going to tell you a bit about myself:
My name is Ashling. I love listening to Acapella. I like to play with bouncy balls. I love the sport cricket. My brothers name is Declan. I love being energetic. My dad’s name is Feargal. One of my buddies names is Gemma. I am always happy (well most of the time). My family originates from Ireland. I like to eat jelly. I try to be kind to whoever I meet. My friends and I love to laugh together. Another magnificent sport I play is soccer. I also play netball. Most of the time, I am optimistic. Playing paintball is really fun. I have a passion for asking questions. I especially love running. I am quite small and extremely smiley 🙂 I love to talk to anyone. I have a understanding personality. I am quite vocal. Watermelon is one of my favourite fruits. In fact I have never had an x-ray in my life. I love to play with yoyo’s and run in zig zag patterns.
What do you like to do? Thank you for reading. Hope you enjoyed it.
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My name is Ashling and I have 2 buddies to look after. Their names are Annie and Gemma. Now I am going to tell you about them.
Gemma likes the colour pink. Her favourite food is rainbow ice-cream. She likes playing at the park with her friends. Gemma loves Summer. She likes the movie Frozen and her favourite character is Elsa. She wishes to have a goldfish but she doesn’t have any pets yet. Gemma likes to play on the little swing set she has at her house. She likes the day Saturday because it starts with the letter S and S her favourite letter. She also loves the number 20. Gemma likes reading fairy tales. She likes to draw pictures as well. Gemma is a lovely girl and I like her a lot.
What do you like to play?
I am going to tell you about my other buddy called Annie.
Annie likes the colour green. She likes to play on the playground. Her favourite number is 10. Annie’s favourite movie is Frozen and her favourite character is Olaf. Her favourite season is Spring. She likes cats. Annie also likes chocolate. She likes to read the frozen book, she likes to play with her friends and she has a lot of fun in school. Annie is a very kind girl, she likes playing with other preps and she is really kind to everyone in the school.
Thanks for reading. What do you like to do in your spare time?
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2016 has been a blast. My class is awesome and my teachers (Miss Grieve and Mrs Inglese) are awesome too. We have Miss Grieve on Monday’s and Tuesday’s and Mrs Inglase on Wednesday’s Thursday’s and Friday’s. They are both really good teachers and I am looking forward to the year.
The goal that I have for this year is:
1. Learn all of my times tables up to 12 times x
I am looking forward to the rest of the year with my new class and teachers.
How has your start to the year been like?
Please leave a comment below with your answer 🙂
In school we watched a video on sleep. It was really informative and here is what I learnt.
Sleep is extremely important, we need sleep to recharge our body ready for the next day. I believe that kids aged 11-12 need 10- 11 hours of sleep on a weekday and 9-10 hours on a weekend or a holiday. If we don’t have enough sleep it will affect concentration, memory and even learning.
When we try to go asleep our body releases a chemical called Melatonin and it makes us sleepy. This is a serious issue that everyone needs to know about to get better grades in school. The brain releases the chemical called Meletonin from the Suprachiasmatic Nucleus in your brain which acts like a clock but in your brain. It uses the information from your sensors (eyes and ears) to tell if it is night or day. When you use technology of any kind before you go to bed the meletonin doesn’t work as well.
This is why shutting down or turning off any device an hour before you go to sleep is a fantastic idea and I am going to do that.
This is the link to the video that we watched in class.
So what do you do before you go asleep?
Share your answer in a comment below:)
On Monday the 29-2-16 St Lukes had our Twilight sports night. We all had a really good time and we all had so much fun.
The events we had for the years 4’s 5’s and 6’s were:
- 100 metres
- 200 metres
- 800 metres
- Long jump
- 4×100 relay (grade 4, 5 and 6 only)
The extra events we had for the preps, year 1’s and 2’s were:
- Bean bag throw
- Mini hurdles
- Shuttle relay
The night wouldn’t have been so good if it wasn’t for all of our teachers and especially Miss Van Eyk and Mrs Reid. I also thank our principal Mrs Purcell for organising all of the students and getting times when we could practice. I also thank and congratulate all of the sports captains for green, red and blue because they made up all of the dances and taught it to the rest of their team. Thank you everyone who made the night so successful. Now the results are in…..
GREEN CAME SECOND AND BLUE CAME THIRD!
Good job everyone who participated and we all had fun.
What was your favourite bit about sports night?
Please comment below with your answer 🙂