HaPpY HoLiDaYs :)

We have had a very full year learning new and exciting apps on our own iPads. From posting on blogs, core apps, info lit process, coding, cybersafety, STEAM activities and cooking in the kitchen.

Hope you have enjoyed your time in Info Lit this year – I certainly have! So it’s GOODBYE for now and you’ll just have to wait and see if I get to teach you next year…

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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Thanks for an AWESOME year 😉

Mrs Brough 

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wAgOn WhEeL sNoWmEn…

It’s Christmas …

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So it’s back to the Kitchen again for the fours for some not so healthy Christmas cooking 🙂

Taking inspiration from this photo, Vicki and I came up with the idea of making our own white chocolate wagon wheels and then adding a snowman to the top.

So armed with marie biscuits, marshmallows, jam and white chocolate, liquorice, m & m’s and edible ink pens the fours set about making a wagon wheel snowman.

 

As you can see from these happy faces in 4SF it was an awesome lesson…full of laughter, fun and Christmas cheer 🙂

Rather than give all the fours a recipe they were asked to take photos along the way and then use these in a Pic Collage or Strip Designer with a list of the ingredients and the method. That way they had a digital copy of the recipe stored on their device.

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ChRiStMaS sTeM cHaLLeNge…

To start our Christmas FUN the fours were put to the test with this STEM activity. They were asked to create two free standing christmas trees using only the materials provided.

Tree 1: jelly tots, toothpicks and a paper plate

Tree 2: lego, base plate and bucket

Grades were split into four groups of 6, then split into 2 teams of 3. One group to work on the lego tree and one group to work on the jelly tot tree, swapping after certain times so each group worked on each activity a few times.

Each group was given 5 mins to discuss and plan and 2 mins to set up materials.

Of course there were rules...

  • No discussion between groups once timer has started
  • Lego can only be taken from the main box in the first 30 seconds of swap over.
  • If groups argued or misbehaved – time was taken off them as a penalty

Time intervals changed throughout the activity and an extra dip into the big lego boxes was allowed at least once. The concentration was amazing as well as the teamwork. There were some interesting design concepts, engineering and some colourful and unusual shaped christmas trees.

This was a successful STEM activity that produced lots of teamwork, discussion, redesigning and FUN…but the most exciting time came at the end when they got to devour the jelly tots 😉

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Christmas FUN…

To wrap up the year it was time to get in the Christmas spirit and have some fun…

So it was back to the kitchen to create some very cute snowman made from white chocolate, marshmallows, jellybeans, m & m’s and coconut. Yep, you guessed it lots of SUGAR!!! The snowmen were all very different and had their own quirky styles. Some even looked melted 🙂

Here’s a snapshot of 4WS and their SNOWMEN…

In the Library it was all about reindeers…

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Using this photo as their inspiration the grade fours had to create their own reindeer jar using the following materials:

  • small milk bottles with lids
  • brown, white, black cover paper
  • christmas washi tape
  • google eyes
  • pipe cleaners
  • red pom poms
  • maltesers

 

 

This activity created a lot of excitement and the reindeer jars were supposed to be opened on Christmas Eve. Or at least that was Ms McLeod’s instructions… but of course chocolate is just to tempting and once the fours had left Info Lit we know some of those jars if not most of the jars were opened 🙂

We have had a very full year learning new and exciting apps on our own iPads. From set up to emailing, posting on blogs, core apps, keynote, info lit process, coding, animation and STEM. You guys are well and truly ready for grade five. Thanks for an AWESOME year. I think we had as much FUN as you!

So it’s GOODBYE from both of us…yep you have two new teachers to teach you Info Lit next year!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Ms McLeod 🙂 and Mrs Brough 🙂 

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