Tuesday, May 10, 2011

a day

This week is NAPLAN. Every Australian kid in Years 3, 5, 7 & 9 has to sit 4 tests. Today we had the first two. my little Year Threesies did so well! The first test was on Spelling and Grammar. Then after recess they had to write an exposition. All twelve of them used the right structure (doing the same text type for 13 weeks pays off) and most of them wrote about the topic they were meant to! I'm so proud of them! They even used their planning paper. My favourite plan listed:
Statement of posion
Linking sentence
I in conclusion
CHECK IT!!!! (in massive thick letters)
Put up your hand and get the teacher to check it
I love it. Another kid in her plan wrote "Maybe I will use only seven high modality words." (Um... ok)

Meanwhile my Year Fours were split for the day. Mostly they helped out other classes, or worked on their Space Technology projects. You may have to check out my class' blog early next week for photos... one pair of girls have written a play about space technology... it includes a home-made Hubble telescope costume. You don't want to miss that.

Oh and also I am happy to report that my laundry frog is just as happy in the new laundry toilet as he was in the old one. I'm sure you wanted to know that.

Yep that was my day. It is so cold now. Like 7. I think it may be a cold winter... but not cold enough for snow :( maybe next year.... ;)

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