Happy Holidays


Have a great holiday and I look forward to seeing everyone back in 2011! I'm looking forward to reading your holiday blogs. If you write a blog post let us know via the 5AB student Zap list. You can also use Mathletics and share your books through Shelfari.

Fond Farewell
We wish Dominic and Roberto good luck in their new schools and look forward to reading about their new adventures on their blogs. Stay in touch!

Class Pet
Over the next few weeks you have an opportunity to put your proposal together for one of two animals. You can create a poster, a wiki, a blog post, a video....... it is up to you and your group. 
Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!
Tonight you have an opportunity to improve the mark you have for you invention research project. These changes should be made on your wiki. Below is a copy of the rubric that you marked today which we will also mark tomorrow.

Holiday Blogs


Over the break you can think about what you may wish to do with your holiday blogs. This could be writing a travel journal, adding some pictures or even making a video. This break I am heading back to Jersey where I grew up, to see my family. Here is an interesting video that shows you a trio round the island and gives you a sense of what you would see if you visited Jersey.
This video is an autumn drive around the island sped up to only 2 and a half minutes long.
Here is a map of where the island of Jersey is in Europe. Only 90,000 people live on Jersey.

More Sketchup!


The students have been busy using Google Sketchup in math class to create buildings and manipulate 3D shapes into structures. Here are some of their great efforts so far.
Well done to Kaiya and Julian who successfully completed a 30km cycle ride in Cambodia over the weekend. We hope to have pictures up here soon.

There will be no spelling homework this week, but we do need to spend time completing the invention research reports and designing the costumes for our Chinese New Year fashion show. There will be a letter coming out to parents very soon about this looking for help... stay tuned.

Marble the dog


Today had a special visitor when David's dog came to class. In our class meeting we have been discussing whether we should have a class pet. Lots of issues have been raised, one of these is how we need to be responsible with pets. David asked to bring his dog in to talk about how he looks after his dog. He discussed how brushing, walking, disciplining and everything else he does to look after the dog.

Many thanks for your great presentation.
Good luck to Kaiya and Julian who will be cycling 30km with their families to raise money for projects in Cambodia. You can find more details about the event below.


Movember - 427 AU$


Many thanks to everyone who donated to Movember for men's cancer. I raised 427AUS and will be shaving my mo off this Friday along with the other HKA staff who grew one. If you would still like to donate you can at this link http://au.movember.com/donate/ and search for my name. Our team has well over 1200 AU$ with more money to be counted.

Many thanks for helping me raise money for a good cause :-)