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4Z have been very busy learning to skip and increasing their skipping skills in preparation for jump off day.
Week 7 -Monday
We were very excited that a class member had an experiment to show us that she conducted. The students all guessed what they think was going to happen and why.
The explanation for the experiment is below as well as some photos showing the bubbles that appeared.
First of all, we confirmed what we already knew ... oil and water do not mix. The molecules of water do not like to mix with the molecules of oil. Even if you try to shake up the bottle, the oil breaks up into small little drops, but the oil doesn't mix with the water. Also, food colouring only mixes with water. It does not colour the oil. When you pour the water into the bottle with the oil, the water sinks to the bottom and the oil floats to the top. This is the same as when the oil from a ship spills in the ocean. The oil floats on top of the water. Oil floats on the surface because water is heavier than oil. Sicentists say that water is more dense than the oil. Here's the surprising part..The berocca tablet reacts with the water to make tiny bubbles of carbon dioxide gas. These bubbles attach themselves to the blobs of coloured water and cause them to float to the surface. When the bubbles pop, the colour blobs sink back to the bottom of the bottle. Now that's a burst of colour? Your own homemade lava lamp... Very groovy!!!
Naidoc Day Celebrations.
4Z had such a fantastic day during our whole school Naidoc Day activities. The students were involved in numerous art and craft activities and were lucky enough to see a performance that celebrated the Aboriginal Culture. The students got to hear the Digeridoo being played and had their faces painted.
What a great Monday to start week 5. We are learning all about Natural Disasters and are investigating how Volcanoes erupt and what happens when it does. In order to have a better understanding of this we conducted the Diet Coke and Mentos experiment this morning.
The students did a fantastic job at predicting what would happen and how this gave us an understanding of the inner workings of a real Volcano. Well done to Indi who was brave enough to drop the mentos into the Diet Coke Bottle after Ella took the lid off. Have a look at the eruption that eventuated below. Ask your children why it happened? What is the science behind it?
Open Day Term 3
What a fantastic day we had at Open Day. The students enjoyed showing their special visitors all the hard work they have done so far this year. The students were especially proud of showing their Ancient Egyptian Death Masks that they designed and painted.
Ancient Egypt Day (Week 10)
Wow what a fantastic day we have had and a great way to end the very busy term on such a fantastic note. We were so excited to join in all of the wonderful activities organised by the Stage 2 teachers for this wonderful day that was celebrating the cultural history of Ancient Egypt. We have learnt so much and immersed ourselves in Ancient Egypt for the entire term as part of our HSIE unit.
The costumes that some of the students made, put together or sourced have been fantastic and look absolutely wonderful. Well done to everyone on a great effort and show of enthusiasm.
We have some great photos below.
Week 7 News Update
We have been so busy learning all about Ancient Egypt for HSIE this term. So far we have had some great presentations by our class peers on a God or Goddess they chose to research.
Have a look at our wonderfull art works and information below in the images taken. Keep a look out for some more to come.
Week One 4Z Update
Welcome back and welcome to term 2. We have already been busy getting back into things this week and look forward to a very exciting and productive term.
This Thursday we commemorated ANZAC day. Thank you to Mrs Ford and her friends for the wonderful knitted poppies we all received to wear.
Holiday News Update
Mrs Zanapalis has some very exciting news about our Silkworm Silky. She finally came out of her cocoon last night. I believe she is a girl moth as her abdomen is bloated and she is not fluttering her wings too much. These are two common traits of a female moth.
Take a look below at how beautiful she is. Let me know on our Blog page what you think about her. I look forward to reading your comments 4Z.
Week 10 News
Well what a great start to our day with the Mini Beast Incursion. We had such a wonderful hands on experience and learnt so much more about all our wonderful Mini Beasts. Thank you so much to Jacqui Love and her assistant who brought all these wonderful Mini Beasts all the way from the Blue Mountains for us to see and touch.
Have a look at all the fun we had below.
Week 9 News
We are happy to announce that our silkworm has been named Silky. After many suggestions such as Massive, Hunter, BFG, Bob, Trevor, Freddie and Buddy Silky was the winning name selected by 4Z students.
Have a look at what has happened to our Silky now. He/She is slowly transforming and is at the Pupa stage of a silkworms life cycle. Silky is no longer eating any Mulberry leaves and is happily in its silk cocoon.
Stay tuned for what happens next.
Harmony Day - 18th March
We had such a great day today talking about Harmony, discussing why we celebrate Harmony Day, what it means to us and finding out more about each other through our class survey. The students questioning and conversations that came from other people's stories of Harmony that they heard and the cultural diversity that exists in Australia and our own classroom were wonderful. We were busy creating some Harmony Day art as well. Have a look at some of our photos below.
Week 8 Class News
We have been very excited to find that over the weekend our Mini Beast has grown so much.
Have a look at how big it is below. 4Z students are currently having a class competition to name our Silkworm. Stay tuned for the Silkworm's name to be posted soon. We have been monitoring its growth each day and taking special note of how it is slowly transforming. Hayden thinks that it is going to be spinning its cocoon any day now. Ella and Sasha have been busy helping to get it new leaves to eat each day, while Emily has enjoyed spraying out Scorpion Leaf insects with water.
Week 7 Class News
4Z have been very excited about the new members of our class family that are of a mini beast kind. We are thankful to Mrs Dunn who has provided us with 3 Scorpion stick insects that have been growing bigger each day. We are also happy to report that one of 3 silk worms we were given has survived and is growing bigger and fatter everyday. Take a look at some of our photos below.
Congratulations to our two Student Representative Council members from 4Z who were voted in by their class peers to represent us. We are very proud of them.
Welcome Parents and Students of 4Z. It was lovely to meet some of you at the Parent Evening Night as well as gertting to know you in class.
Below are some photos from our first day together where we played getting to know you games.
Look at our web page regularly for any updates. I look forward to a productive term together and having an enjoyable learning experience in 4Z and Stage 2.