Coding: Dance Party Challenge

Click the first link to follow a tutorial that teaches you how to code your own Dance Party Challenge. It is fun for all ages. Younger children might want to work with an older sibling or parent to code their own Dance Party Challege. When you finish the tutorial, you will click finish and get a link that you can share on this padlet if you want others to see your coding. Once it has been approved, everyone will be able to enjoy your Dance Party!

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Random Act of Kindness (RAK) Challenges

To finish up the year students have written and addressed a Christmas letter to a class from a different school as part of a VCOP Christmas letter exchange program.
In addition, we are doing a countdown to the last day of school and we have only 25 days of Year 4 left. Each day students will be asked to do a Random Act of Kindness.
The first challenge is to help someone out at home without being asked. We are setting the challenge to be completed over the weekend so students can have a little extra time and be ready to report back on Monday.

Preps in need of Mulberry Leaves

Can you help our Prep students?
In Term 4, the preps at MMPS are rearing silkworms to support their learning about life cycles. They are in desperate need of mulberry leaves to keep their silkworms alive. If you have a mulberry tree at home and are happy to supply some leaves, please contact Mrs Doye or any of the other prep teachers. They need approximately a shopping bag full every 1-2 days. Thank you.

Parent information about online safety for children

Act eSafe encourages students to develop lifelong online safety practices. The animation covers the essentials of online safety as well as safe and ethical use of technology. It is a great clip to watch together as a family and there are some good tips for both parents and children.

Act eSafe aligns with the Australian Curriculum, including Information and Communication Technology (ICT) capability—applying social and ethical protocols and practices when using ICT, Personal and Social Capability and Health and Physical Education key learning area. This video has been produced by the Office of the eSafety Commissioner which has fantastic resources on internet safety for parents.

Big Write This Thursday

This week there is Talk Homework for our Big Write on Thursday (which was included on the homework sheet).
Just a reminder –
You are going to write a narrative (story) about an explorer.
Is your explorer real or fictitious?
Is he or she exploring the present day (now) or the past, or even the future?
What is your explorer searching for?
How are has your explorer travelled, and where did they start?
Is your traveller alone or with others?

Think about:
– Where is your story set?
– Who are the characters?
– What is the complication in the story?
– How will your story end?

Thanks for your support

Mr Hamaline

Tribal Day

It was a fantastic day down at the Estuary! Although the forecast looked gloomy, the weather was fortunately kind to us and we were able to complete all planned activities to help us gain an appreciation for the traditional way Aboriginal people lived. The students worked well together and relished the opportunity to explore and use their creativity. A big thanks to Matt, Tania, Kate and Ian who came and helped out.
We were all impressed with Lionel, who taught us all about the local bush tucker, tools, weapons and the Aboriginal way of life.