Our RACV Energy Breakthrough team is almost ready to head off to Maryborough for the big competition against the other schools. To give them support we hold an annual Box Car Rally. We also held a dress up day to provide a few extra funds for the RACV teams. All of the school are involved, making box cars out of cardboard boxes following the theme of something they have studied in class. It is amazing how innovative some groups can be. Finally race day arrives and as you will see from the attached photographs a great time is had by all.
Did you help make a box car?
What decisions did you and your team have to make, were they successful, what might you do differently next time?
What did you think of the great racing event? How did your team go?
Sally told us all about what motivated her to run for Council, how it felt to be elected, what happens at Council meetings and much, much more. She was very interesting to listen to and we learnt a lot about how we can all help our community.
Poetry is a great way to tell a story, express feelings and create images. It makes us think so very carefully about the words we use as there is not room for many.
We have created our own version of the poem “I am the Man of the Future” They are telling you something about ourselves and the things that are helping to mould us into the person we will become as well as our dreams and aspirations.
Click on the book below to open our book and turn the pages to read our poems
Would you have similar dreams, have you had similar experiences?
Look around at people’s feet and legs. You will notice that some people have longer feet than
Do the individuals with longer feet also have longer legs?
Are people with longer legs taller?
Is the number of strides a person takes in a given distance different when he/she is running or walking?
Does the person’s stride length change with speed?
In class we have been gathering data from our classmates to determine if there is a relationship between foot length, leg length, and height as well as the changes in the length of our pace when we are running walking, jogging or sprinting.
what have you discovered, share your results here.
If you are interested in finding out how long your pace is and maybe compare it with members of your family follow this link, it will even calculate how many steps you will need to take you to cover 1 kilometre.
This term three of our classmates are off visiting other places in Australia. Some are gone for the whole term and others just for a few weeks. We do hope that they will keep an eye on our blog to see what we are up to back here at school. It would be great if they can find the time to post something here to let us know how they are, what they have seen and what they have been up to. Safe travels!
It’s Jesse and Ryan we will be talking about the plane crash in the Andes in 1972.TheUruguayanAirForce Flight 571, also known as the Andes flight disaster and, in South America, as the Miracle of the Andes. The flight was carrying 45 people, including a rugby team, their friends and family that crashed in the Andes on 13 October 1972. More than a quarter of the passengers died in the crash and several others quickly succumbed to cold and injury. Of the 29 who were alive a few days after the accident, another eight were killed by an avalanche that swept over their shelter in the wreckage. The last 16 survivors were rescued on 23 December 1972, more than two months after the crash. Rescuers did not learn of the survivors until 72 days after the crash when passengers Nando Parrado and Roberto Canessa, after a 10-day trek across the Andes, found ChileanArriero Sergio Catalán who gave them food and then alerted authorities about the existence of the other survivors.To survive they actually ate the pilot. They ate the pilot because he was the widest and the author passengers were family members and friends. Do you think they could’ve done anything differently to survive.
A few weeks ago Mitchell came in with his ventriloquist dummy and gave a very entertaining performance to our class. We have taken a picture displayed above of Mitchell’s dummy, called Charlie McCarthy. Mitchell got his idea to buy a dummy by reading the Goosebumps books. According to Mitchell’s performance Charlie is very funny and a bit rude. Have you ever read a night of the living dummy Goosebumps books? If you had a ventriloquist dummy what would you name it?