We had a great team brave the wet and windy conditions on Wednesday for the Huon and Channel Athletics Carnival. Below is a photo gallery of the day. Photo galleries are best viewed on the online newsletter as they are interactive.
The last week was a busy one with a wide range of events occurring. The Grade 5-6 class made the news with the work they have been undertaking with Tas Fire. Paige organised a we are grateful day to recognise how lucky we are to have such a wide range of sports equipment to use. This was inspired by her visit to Mare Island where the entire school had one ball to play with. Paige is accepting donations of sports gear to send to Mare Island. She will be selling cupcakes for raise money for the postage look out for a notice coming home. The SRC held there rubbish sculpture display to raise money for another recycling bin. The creations were awesome.
Our Grade 3-5 students have begun their swimming and water safety program for 2019. This program will continue for two weeks. Don't forget to pack bathers, towels, warm clothes, sunscreen and sun hats each day.
This week in Smarties our sensory focus is on Sand - the marvelous texture and creative possibilities!
On Wednesday we will be playing in the sandpit and getting into building and shaping sand.
On Thursday it will be hot so we will have sandy water play! No campfire due to the weather but we'll have some fruit together
On Friday we'll play with the stretchy rainbow ring, sing and dance, and make a sand art creation.
We hope to see you there!
Jess Black and Annette Carson
Grade 6 are opening a Christmas Op Shop to raise money for their Leaver’s Dinner and activity.
We are looking for donations of any description that could be sold in our Op Shop. We will accept anything from toys to bicycles, books and clothing to games and appliances. If it’s in good nick and you don’t want it anymore – we do!!
All donations can be brought to the Grade 5/6 classroom. Thanks in advance – Grade 6.
What do you think these four 'Gems' have to offer Aladdin?
With our Grade 6’s moving closer to the next stage of their schooling…
Six Maths challenges to celebrate the number 6.
“Is there a way to use three sixes to make a seven?”
“There are six glasses in a row and the first three are empty and the last three full. If you only pick up one glass, is it possible to move it so that the glasses alternate - empty, full, empty, full, empty, full?”
“What is the maximum number of squares that can be made using twelve identical matches without having to cross one another?”
Ignoring the ‘order of operations’ what does “2 times 3 plus 8 divided by 7 times 5 minus 4 equal ?”
Now try it following the order of BIDMAS.
‘There are six eggs in a basket. If six people each take one egg, how can it be that one egg is left in the basket?”
“How much dirt does a hole that is 6 metres deep and six metres wide contain?”
Stephanie van der Schans
What an exciting week it has been for Grade 5/6. On Monday last week our classroom was taken over by two television news crews and reporters from the newspaper. (If you missed the news take a look at our schools Facebook page).
Then again on Friday we were able to have the local newspaper back with us to cover our Rubbish Sculpture Trail display in the school hall.
Here we are pictured with our sculptures. We decided to reuse materials that would have ended up in landfill or been burned into the atmosphere. All materials were donated, a big thank you to the Watson, Hutchins and Mackay families, and Mr Tucker for letting us use his tools and building knowledge. We now have these wonderful wells as part of our school landscape. Come and take a look.