Uniform Reminders

 

And just like that, Term 4 has begun!

Here are a few friendly reminders as we’ve had our first look into sunshine and warmer weather:

  • Take your gumboots home
  • Always wear hats outside – we are SUNSMART
    • School sun hats are the only hats permitted
    • If you do not have a school sun hat, you will be asked to play under cover
  • By the end of next week (Week 2) all students should be in correct summer uniform
    • A mix of summer and winter uniform is not permitted – black tights should not be worn with summer dresses

  • Sports tops should only be worn with sports uniform

  • School shoes should be worn with summer uniform

  • Runners should only be worn with sports uniform

    • A written notification should given to the teacher if correct shoes are not available

  • Students should wear matching hair ties or hair ribbons – school colours are preferred
  • Jewellery such as rings, bracelets, etc is not to be worn. It can be:
    • Dangerous and cause injuries
    • A distraction to those wearing it and others
    • Upsetting if lost or broken

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your teacher.

 

 

 

Play the Ukulele Daily!

Good afternoon sensational Year Three’s,

As you know, we are learning to play the ukulele in Performing Arts. We are becoming confident tuners and now we are also focusing on strumming.

We have many eager dreamers who would love to become leaders. Yes it rhymes 🙂Many of you have asked me to put up information about where to buy a good quality ukulele, if you practise you’ll be playing songs before you know it!

Check out the links below if you’re interested in buying your own ukulele.

Firstly I  only recommend one type from JB Hifi, it isn’t the cheapest but you will save on postage and it comes with a built in tuner which is fantastic. The cheaper ukuleles from JB hifi I don’t recommend, so if you want to see before you buy this is one I recommend.

JB Hifi: Tribute TRI-UKSEQ Zebra Wood Electric Acoustic Soprano Ukulele (with built in tuner)

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/tribute/tribute-tri-ukseq-zebra-wood-electric-acoustic-soprano-ukulele/999908/

OTHERWISE: This is also what we use in class. But they need to be ordered online. Here are my recommendations:

Colour ukulele: browse for your colour choice

http://www.optimumpercussion.com.au/mahalo-ukelele-yellow.html

Ukulele Tuner:

http://www.optimumpercussion.com.au/kala-clip-on-tuner-for-ukeleles.html

Ukulele Strap: browse for your colour choice

http://www.optimumpercussion.com.au/kala-clip-on-tuner-for-ukeleles.html

Good luck with your search and ask me any questions when you see me.

From Jess

Visual Arts 12th September

Hi Yrs 3 and 4 – here is your reflection task for today.

Kristie 🙂

 

Responding to Art – Reflection 12/09/2018

 

What challenged your thinking in Visual Art this term?

 

Which piece of art did you connect with the most, ‘The Dancer’ or ‘Pelicans and Waterways’?

 

Why do you think you connected more with that piece than the other?

 

When producing your own piece of art in response to these, what did you find worked well?

 

What did you find a challenge or difficult?

 

Did your piece work out the way you would have liked or expected?

 

If you could have changed anything about your artwork, what would it have been?

 

What medium did you prefer to use – grey lead, watercolour, pastels, crayons?

 

Why was that your prefered medium?

Literacy and Numeracy Week

It was an exciting start to Literacy and Numeracy Week today with our SMCM Book launch. All home groups have worked extremly hard to create at least one picture book that contains a Mathematical concept. We were involved in every aspect of the writing process – from planning, drafting and editing to publishing and now sharing our works of art!

Now it’s time to read and evaluate. This week, parents and families are invited to read all books displayed in the Galleria. Please leave a sticky note comment for the authors!

What book are you interested in reading?

What Mathematical concept does this book contain?

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Reminders:

Rug Up and Read tomorrow

Don’t forget to pack your favourite books, blanket and teddy bear tomorrow morning. We encourage parents, families and friends to come and read with us! Visit the learning space of the youngest sibling and read as a family!

Maths Information Night with Rob Vingerhoets

An engaging and extremely valuable session with Rob, who will provide ways to support your child’s learning in Mathematics. Babysitting will be provided at school.

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Book Week Parade

Tomorrow is our Book Week Parade!

If you do not have a costume to wear, we encourage you to design your own by putting an outfit together that relates to a character in a book. If students do not have a book related outfit then please come in your full sport uniform.

Students will be in placed into different buildings by their last name.

The Rise: Family names A-F

The Lane (the newest of our buildings): Family names G-M

The Boulevard: Family names N-Z

The parade will begin at 9:30am!

Hope to see you there!

Word Mania sweeps SMCM!

Congratulations Year Three and Four students on your participation in the Word Mania Competition this term!

In Week Two of the competition, Year 3 students achieved a Second Place Participation Regional Award and Year 4 students were awarded Third Place Participation.

 

While we have not qualified for the finals, you can continue to practise your skills by logging into the website.

  • Have you enjoyed participating in the Word Mania competition?
  • What has been your highest score?