Dear Mrs Froelich

Hi Mrs Froelich, it  is  Matilda. I miss you so so so so so so so so so much. We have been very busy working on transport. Thank you for letting us work on transport. I love it. Sounds really fun at Holllywood.                                                                         from Matilda

Skype with Tipperary Station School

Optional Homework

Use the Venn Diagram and pictures to write sentences comparing the 2 places. Write about the similarities and differences between Berwick Lodge Primary School and Tipperary Station School. Put your comparisons in the comments box.

Venn diagram with our similarities and differences.

Venn diagram with our similarities and differences.

Tipperary Station and surrounding land

Tipperary Station and surrounding land

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Tipperary Station is in Northern Territory – the “Top End” of Australia

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Berwick Lodge Primary School and Surrounding Towns

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Berwick Lodge Primary School is in Victoria at the “bottom end” of Australia!

Use these lists in proper sentences with commas.

Tipperary Students: Georgi, Shianna, Angus, Jack, Dustin, Zeeta

Topics: population, number of students, parks, playgrounds, pets, lunches, shops

Who presented at BLPS: Kyra, Chantel, Joshua, Josh, Bella, Bailey, Luke, Aaron, Emelia

This is Bella’s Example 

On Thursday the 6th of March we Skyped with Tipperary Station School. The names of their students were Zeeta, Dustin, Jack, Shianna, Angus and Georgi. The students who presented about pets, shops, playgrounds and parks were Kyra, Chantel, Luke, Josh, Joshua, Bailey, Aaron, Emelia and Bella.

 

Cinquain Poetry

This week the students have been writing Cinquain poems. Some wrote about things they love and some wrote about Australian animals which fits in with our inquiry studies “My Place”.

A Cinquain Poem has a number of patterns but we chose two simple patterns as a guide to writing our poetry

Cinquain Pattern #1

Line1: One word

Line2: Two words

Line 3: Three words

Line 4: Four words

Line 5: One word

Cinquain Pattern #2

Line1: A noun – Title

Line2: Two adjectives describes the title

Line 3: Three -ing words

Line 4: A phrase or a feeling

Line 5: Another word for the noun

In addition to publishing their poems the students learnt about uploading pictures to the blog. They drew their animal in Tux Paint (a free drawing program that can be downloaded from the web) and then uploaded it to their post.

You can find the students’ poems under the Poetry Menu link. Why not leave a comment so that we know you’ve dropped by.