March 2015 archive

Wellbeing Keynote

In reading groups and when you have some finishing off time over the last couple of weeks of term, we would like you to work on your Wellbeing Keynote. You started this at the beginning of the term. This Keynote will reflect what you have learnt over our Integrated unit: Wellbeing.

Some ideas for slides might be:

  • A slide for each of the body systems from our rotations: Muscular System, Digestive System, Skeletal System & Nervous System. Reflect on the activities you participated in and any facts you learnt from each session.
  • A slide each for the four healthy living rotations you participated in: Mental Health, Sleep, Nutrition & Physical Activity. Reflect on the activities you participated in and describe why each of these areas of health are important to our wellbeing.
  • Research the answers to some of the questions you had at the beginning of the unit which you haven’t found out the answers to yet, eg. Why do we blink? Why do we get sick? etc.
  • Anything else you have discovered this term that you find interesting or would like to share with others.

BtN – Food Additives

Watch the video below and then answer the questions as a quality comment to this post. If you get time, explore the ‘Related Information’ section next to the video on the BtN website.

http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3340159.htm http://www.abc.net.au/btn/story/s3340159.htm%5B/caption%5D
1. Why are additives used in some food?
2. MSG (monosodium glutamate) is a…
a. Preservative, b. Colouring or c. Flavour enhancer ?
3.Why are some people concerned about additives in food?
4. Explain the eating program being trialled in a school.
5. Describe the health and behaviour differences the children noticed after
making changes to their diet.
6. Do you think there should be more information about additives on food
labels? Why or why not?
7. Are you concerned about additives in food? Why or why not?
8. What was surprising about this story?

Story Starters

Congratulations! You have now finished your narrative using the prompt ‘In the Box’. Now use all of the fantastic story writing skills you have learnt to use the website below. Click on a theme, spin the wheel and write your narrative based on the prompts the website provides you.

Screen Shot 2015-03-15 at 6.46.53 pm http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/story-starters/%5B/caption%5D

You can write your story on Pages but don’t forget to revise and edit your work before you publish it as a comment to this post. Good luck 🙂