We kicked off the Term 4 with Martial Arts Therapy (MAT) Program with Irena. Today we learnt about MAT’s philosophy which is to BE STRONG, BE CALM, BE KIND and TRY HARD. We looked at our breathing and focus techniques.
- What part of MAT Program did you like most?
- What position are you going to practise this week?
- What did you find challenging?
- How did you feel joining in the MAT Program today?
What a day of exploring everywhere and engaging in all the possibilities the exhibition’s at the Melbourne Museum offered us today!!
Here are some of the fantastic highlights:
Head over to our SMCM Twitter page to check out our day in real time and hear from some of the students as they reflected on their connections and thinking!
Also, remember that as part of your ‘Writing’ Home Learning Task this week, you have been asked to further explore the Melbourne Museum Exhibition Website to look closely at the exhibitions that you saw today! Read and explore the links provided and create a short information text about what you have learned about that topic in your Home Learning Book.
We wonder what you got from today…
What did you see?
What did you hear?
What did it make you think?
What are you wondering?
What might you take further as your personal inquiry investigation?
Check out our ‘SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALIDOCIOUS‘ fun from our excursion today!
A huge thank you to St Monica’s College for inviting us and all the helpers who volunteered to assist!
- What was your favourite part of the production?
- What did you connect with?
- What questions do you still have?
Today we were lucky enough to have Ian, Mitch and Ezekiel share lots about the Indigenous culture and guide us through ‘True Culture‘.
We took so much from this experience…
Michael – I learnt that breathing is the key to making different sounds when playing the didgeridoo.
Dean – I realised that the traditional Indigenous dance moves come from movements that animals make.
Kade – Learning about the didgeridoo extended my thinking because I didn’t know that they can be different shapes and make different sounds.
Julia – My thinking was extended when I learnt that termites make the hollow inside the branches used to make didgeridoos and that the branches chosen to make didgeridoos are chosen by knocking on them and listening for the sound that told them it was hollow.
- What did you connect with? What did you learn?
- What extended your thinking?
- What challenged you?
Check out our celebration of our inquiry learning at our
Changing Earth Expo!
What did you learn about geology?
What wonderings do you still have about our changing earth?
This week at SMCM, we have been investigating our Digital Technology Policy. We have been learning about the different parts of this policy, unpacked the key words and words we were not sure about. We also discussed what the purpose of this policy is and what are expectations when we are using Digital Technology to help us with our learning.
We will all receive our own Digital Technology Policy that we are going to share with our family tonight. A reminder that once we have read and talked out what it is telling us, we need to tick the boxes and sign to say we understand and agree to comply to it. We need to bring the whole policy (signed and dated) back to school by Friday the 31st of March.
- Did you learn anything knew about the way we use Digital Technology?
- Why is it important that we understand our policy?
- Are there any questions about our policy?
- Are there any words that you needed to clarify?
Please join us for our ‘Changing Earth’ celebration of learning!
We have been learning lots about our amazing planet called Earth and would love to share what we have learnt with you! We have been busy preparing our creations as part of our ‘going further’ stage in our inquiry process.
When: Thursday the 30th of March
Where: MacKillop Views
We Hope to see you there!!
Just a few reminders for the up and coming week..
- The Home Learning Task from this week is due on Monday. This can be found on the Home Learning Tab – Term 1 2017.
- We are moving into the new buildings at 3:30pm on Monday and would appreciate if any parents are available to help us move in.
Looking forward to hearing about your weekend on Monday!