Long Division Links

Of all the maths operations students are asked to do in class long divison is the one that is always met with a collective groan. So to make things easier check out the links in the side bar. Learnzillion will require you to create a free account to watch their video but it is well worth the trouble. Their double double long division method is set to be a favourite.

The Most Disgusting Learning Fun

Who would have thought that learning all about probability, chance, fractions, decimals and percentage could be this much fun. Look for the link in Maths Learning Games and start learning in the most disgusting and fun way using the interactive Foul Food Maker.

If your fun metre is set on less disgusting you can try the Mystery Spinner Challenge. Look for the link in Maths Learning Games. Read the instructions carefully if you are a first-time player.

School Leaders 2015

It’s that time of the year again when we are selecting our school leaders. This year for the first time year 6 students in Queensland are the oldest students in primary school as year seven is now incorporated into high school.

Year 6 students are busy writing an application paragraph that will determine who is selected for an interview, and then who becomes a School Captain candidate. Speeches follow and then of course the all important voting takes place.

Congratulations to all those students who are putting themselves forward for a leadership position in the school, I wish you all the best in your efforts, you are already leaders in my book.

The Loaded Dog by Henry Lawson.

Students in Year 5/6T have been reading Henry Lawson’s short story “The Loaded Dog“. This truely Australian author certainly knows how to entertain a reader. While we have been reading many short stories by currently popular authors, Henry Lawson’s entertaining story of Dave, Andy, Jim and their dog Tommy had my class laughing, crying, breathless in suspense and totally delighted. If you have not read this Aussie classic please follow the link under ‘Good Reads‘ in the side bar of this blog. You won’t be disappointed, 25 Year 5/6T students can guarantee it.