For this week and next week teachers are preparing for learning in a different way for Term 2. As a result you will receive e-mails from them and invites to join CANVAS an on-line learning platform. If you have not received an e-mail from your teacher by the end of this week please contact us and let us know as we will need to update our data base. If possible could you also try to log onto CANVAS using the user name and password on the yellow slip that went home in the learning packs. This will allow us to get off to a flying start in Term 2.
Of course we are all learning and we might not get it right the first time, however, as we say to our students it is great to get it wrong so we can learn from that. The important thing is we will work very hard to keep our community connected in any way possible.
Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher by e-mail and if you need to talk please ring the school. We are here to support in any way we can.
All of us are living in a time that will become a significant historical event. It is important to realise that this is unique and our personal experiences of this time need to be recorded. In the future academics and researchers will be looking back to this moment in history to reflect on it’s impact. Help these future researchers by keeping a personal diary of the experience. One of the most valuable activities for each child is for them to share their perspective on the events and to record them for the future.
School holidays for students start next Monday 6th April.
I would like to remind parents that you are still able to contact me via school for health related issues concerning your children, even if your child is not currently attending school.
This includes support/ advice surrounding
- mental health
Emma Middleton, Primary School Health Nurse - Cygnet, Huonville & Glen Huon Primary School
Things have been a bit quiet in the 5/6 room of late. As we make the transition to online learning there are lots of new discoveries to be made by all of us.
While we still had a full class with us, we did some research on germs and particularly the effect that good hygiene has as a defence against the spread of germs. We conducted a little experiment after recess on Friday 13th March and now, 18 days later, we have some startling results.
Our experiment involved two delicious apples. We sliced one in half and put it straight into an air tight zip lock bag. We also taped up the sides to be certain it was fully sealed. We cut the second apple in half and passed it around to everyone in the room. Three people coughed onto the surface of the apple and then it was also placed into an air tight zip lock bag. At first they both went brown and neither of them looked very appetising. We thought our experiment might not work but after a week big differences began to show.
This is how they look today. Our first apple is still brown but the second has started growing all sorts of fuzz! Perhaps there are some students that would like to write and tell me what that fuzz is all about. I’m wondering lots of things and would love to hear what you think. You can email me your wonderings and research here email@example.com
Stay safe and keep washing those hands!
Cards have always been a great way to build our number understanding.
Make different totals through making a sum of numbers, find the difference between cards and scores. You can even practise those table facts with them.
Here is a new game I’ve just discovered in Paul Swan’s book - Card Capers.
I hope you enjoy,
Stephanie van der Schans, AST/Numeracy.