Reading Activities

In our Literacy session this week, we have worked on a variety of activities related to reading skills. One of these was creating a conversation between two of the characters from our class novel Wonder. We did this using a program called and this was how we were able to present these conversations back to the class. This was a really valuable activity as we were able to show one another how we would feel if we were walking in the character’s shoes (empathy). Here are some for you to enjoy!



Hi Everyone,

My daughter and I have registered in the Mother’s Day Classic, 8 km walk, to help raise awareness and money for research which hopefully will lead to a cure to treat breast cancer.

If you are interested in supporting us please see Melissa at school leading up to the event.

Please click on the below link for further information and details.’s Day Classic 2013

Many Thanks,

















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Jelly Bean contest!

For our Homework this week we had to figure out a way to earn some money to put in the project compassion box.Benji and I are doing a jelly bean contest to make some money our prices are:

.1 guess for 50 cents  or

.3 guesses for a dollar

please note: prices may change

thanks hope you can make a guess.

by will and Benji

Guest Post by Hannah R Dunalley Pick Me Up Project

For Integrated/Religon we are suppoting Dunalley Primary school in Tasmania. We are brainstorming ideas about how we can make their day. The reason why we are supporting this school is because it was burnt down. The only things remaining were a very old chimney and the sign at the front of the school. So far we have watched a video about their school. The video showed us photos of their school before it burnt down and after it had burnt down. We saw how beautiful their school was especially being by the ocean which is why we thought it was a little bit of a surprise that it burnt down. One of the sad things was they had just built a brand new playground for the students. Some of the ideas we have had include sending them each a letter from us, having a lolly jar competition to raise some money to buy some things for them and making some bits and pieces for them. We hope they can get back on track for a really happy life. Here is the video!


Guest Post by Will and Ben G MATHS (ESTIMATION GAME)

In maths this week we are focusing on ESTIMATION. Today we played a game called ice ice maybe. We played this game in groups of four, one person played on the computer and the other three played it in their maths book and then they rotated until everyone had a go. Here is a link to the the game

                                                               ice ice maybe 

We had to create icebergs for the penguins to jump on based on estimating the equations on the screen. The higher levels got faster and faster. Here is some of us in action:




Welcome to all the wonderful 2013 5/6 M and M students!

Melissa and Mary are excited to launch a brand new blog for a brand new year and look forward to filling it with the awesome learning that is going to happen in our classroom this year.

What are you looking forward to this year in 5/6 M and M??

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