It’s a lazy Spring afternoon, with the students not in the optimum frame of mind for a Mathematics lesson. We decided to play with our new lego set and see how we could use it to show Mathematical understanding.
These are some of the things the students came up with:
Hello World! It’s Marvin The Maths Cat! I am an idea that sprung in to Henny’s head, and after a session of Genius Hour and finding these 4 Helpers: Maggie,TP, Scott and Jack, we have put together a video aimed at young kids learning maths. We are Chatterbox Productions!
Hope you enjoyed it and please comment your thoughts!
Our Inquiry Units in Term 2 will revolve around the same concept in both Language A and Humanities. This guy might give you a clue as to what that concept is!
Prizes will go to
a) Those who can identify who this dapper looking fellow is; and
b) What the Key Concept for these units is
Have a good holiday, and I’ll see you all in Term 2!
6HU are back with a new line up in 2013. We have our individual student blogs still listed on our class home page, and we are looking forward to sharing our learning with the world.
Our first Unit of Inquiry this year is into Digital Citizenship. We have begun by examining the importance of being secure when we are online. Our student blogs have ‘Password Security Checklists’ that we have designed for our Year 1 Buddies.
We are reading the novel “I left my Mobile at the Mall” by Wendy Harmer. It tells the story of a teenage girl, whose life is turned upside down when she… well, you can guess.
We will be regularly posting entries in the 100 Word Challenge and posting our inquiry reflections on our student blogs. Highlights of class activities will feature on this class blog.
We are all looking forward to a fantastic year in 2013!
Mr Huebl & 6HU
Last friday morning we were looking at viral you tube videos to see how people could get their message to a large audience. This was to help us prepare for our Aboriginal awareness assignment. we realised well known things got the message around quickly. Two students wanted to point out a parody of “Call Me Maybe” by Carly Rae Jensen.
We saw the HUGE number of call me maybe parody’s and we were amazed. These include Saturday Night Live, Sesame Street (inspired by this one from Jimmy Fallon) and the Harvard University Baseball Team dancing in their mini bus in the way to a game. The common theme in all of them was the originality of seemingly ordinary people. We realised that this creativity and innovation were things that people found interesting, and in turn made their videos popular.
So…….. we thought that making our own call me maybe parody would not only be fun but would help us understand how taking something that someone else has created and putting your own twist on it has an impact on people. This is something we wanted to learn about as we are going to need to raise awareness for social issues as part of an assignment later in the term.
At lunch time that day most of the class went out at lunch and discussed the moves, learnt the lyrics and figured out what to do in the parody. We spent an hour after lunch getting it organised and before the end of the day we had produced this video. We think that this video is a good way of spreading a bit of fun and creativity to the school community. We hope you all get a smile out of this.
Welcome to the class blog for 6HU. This will be a place where we as a class will share our learning journey. Please feel free to share with the extended class community and to comment on what we are doing. We want you to be involved!