BtN – School Swimming

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.

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1. According to the report, the number of kids who won’t know how to swim by the time they leave primary school is…

2. What does the Royal Lifesaving Society want to do to tackle the problem?

3. What do supporters of their idea say?

4. What are some disadvantages of their idea?

5. What do you do to stay safe when swimming?

6. What are some ways people can keep themselves safe in the water?

7. Should swimming lessons be compulsory in all primary schools? Why? Why not?

What fun we are having!


During our Linking to Thinking unit, students in Grade 5 have been participating Survivor! They have been really enjoying all of the activities…from Shooting Hoops to the Memory Challenge to Guessing Movie Theme songs! It has been so great to see everyone in 5M getting along well with each other and giving each activity their all. Can’t wait for the whole year level challenge on Friday afternoon!

 What has been your favourite Survivor challenge?

What new skills have you learnt through participating in Survivor?

If you had to pick one more challenge to add, what would it be? Why?

BtN – Kids Sleep

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.

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1. What’s the last thing you do before you go to bed?
2.What has a new study found about using electronic devices before going to bed?
3.The light emitted from electronic devices can affect how well we sleep. True or false?
4. When it gets dark, your brain clock decides it is sleep time and tells another part of your body to release what chemical?
5.Why do we need sleep?
6.What can we do to get a better night’s sleep?
7.How much sleep do you think you need each day?
8. What are 3 facts that you learnt from watching this BtN video

 

BtN – CyberSmart

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.

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1. Summarise this BtN video in a few sentences.
2. Which website recently launched a campaign to encourage Aussie kids to pledge their commitment to stop bullying?
3. What does cyberbullying mean?
4. How is cyberbullying different to bullying someone face-to-face?
5. Why do you think some people that bully online would never do it face-to-face?
6. What is trolling?
7.What are some strategies kids can use to help deal with cyber bullying?
8.List some positive aspects of social media and communicating online.
9. How did this story make you feel?
10.What do you understand more clearly since watching the BtN story?

Multiple Intelligences

Today in 5M we completed a Multiple Intelligences survey.

This survey helped us to find out what areas we are ‘smart’ in.  It also was good to find a out a bit more about each other and our strengths. We realised that ‘smart’ doesn’t necessarily mean you are just good at writing or maths.

One of the great things about this activity is that it showed us that their are many ways we can learn new information. This can help us when we are struggling to understand a new topic at school and it is being taught with words (linguistic – word smart), we may like to ask the teacher to draw a picture to help us understand it better if we are Visual/Spatial (picture smart).

Here are the 8 multiple intelligences…

Kinaesthetic – Body Smart Linguistic – Word Smart
Logical – Number Smart Interpersonal – People Smart
Intrapersonal – Myself Smart Musical – Music Smart
Visual/Spatial – Picture Smart Naturalistic – Nature Smart

What kind of ‘smart’ are you?

Do you agree with the result? Are you surprised?

How could this help you at school?

Character Strengths

Today we are going to take a survey to find out what some of our ‘Character Strengths’ are. Click here to visit the website to take the survey. We can work on developing character strengths to help us with various relationships, tasks and well-being.
The Values and Character Strengths are:

Wisdom and Knowledge:

  • Creativity
  • Curiosity
  • Judgement
  • Love of Learning
  • Perspective

Courage

  • Bravery
  • Perseverance (Persistence)
  • Honesty
  • Zest

Humanity

  • Love
  • Kindness
  • Social Intelligence
Justice
  • Teamwork
  • Fairness
  • Leadership
Temperance
  • Forgiveness
  • Humility
  • Prudence
  • Self-Regulation
Transcendence
  • Appreciation of beauty and excellence
  • Gratitude
  • Hope
  • Humour
  • Spirituality

What are your top five character strengths?

What are the ways in which you could use your strengths to help others?

2015 Grade 5 Holiday Task


Here is your holiday iPad task. Good luck 🙂

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Have a happy and safe holiday!

Looking forward to working with you all next year.

What are you looking forward to in Grade 5?

Have you had an older brother or sister in Grade 5 before?

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