Today is the last day of term two. What a busy eleven weeks we have had!
Highlights from our last week of term two include…
During the week, BHPS held our annual student/parent/teacher interviews. Students led the interviews by sharing their learning achievements with their parents. The students created presentations on their iPads to reflect on their semester and shared work samples that demonstrated their learning. Students spoke about:
- Semester highlights
- Areas of success
- Areas for future improvement
- iPad Program
- Character Strengths
Everyone spoke clearly and confidently, elaborated on their key points, made eye contact and articulated their learning extremely well. Miss Jordan is very proud of all of the 3/4C students for their outstanding efforts during the interviews!
Students worked on a Genius Hour project on Thursday and Friday. Genius Hour allows students to explore their own passions and promotes creativity in the classroom. Students are encouraged to think about topics they want to learn more about. The three main components of Genius Hour are:
- Students think of a “driving question” they want to find the answer to
- Students research their chosen question and create a presentation (making a movie, slideshow, poster etc)
- Students share their work with others.
There was a very broad range of topics covered, including specific topics in the following categories:
- Historical events
- Different countries
- How things work
Students read novels and annotated their thinking by recording reflections. Reflections they recorded included:
- Text connections
- Character descriptions
- Setting descriptions
School Building Project
A new school building is currently under construction at BHPS. Students completed a real life maths project this week, which involved the following:
- Designing a floor plan of the building
- Calculating the perimeter and area of each space in the building
- ‘Purchasing’ furniture for the classrooms
- ‘Purchasing’ equipment for student learning
We explored shape with some fun mathematical investigations this week. Specifically, we focussed on
What a busy, fun-filled week of learning we have had in 3/4C! Here are some photos of our last week of term.
Today was also the last day for Mrs Cross, our amazing Assistant Principal. Mrs Cross is retiring from education. We will all miss her very much!
What was your term two highlight?
What did you enjoy this week?
What are you looking forward to next term?