Archive | August 2014

The Science of Addictive Food – Look at your food labels!

I know you will find this video quite fascinating.

Did you know that there is actually a science

which goes behind the preparation of packaged foods?

Do you agree with what was said in the video

about how packaged food makes you feel when you eat it?

When was the last time you ate processed, packaged food?

How can you make better, more informed choices

about what goes in your mouth?

How you can substitute ” fatty, sugary salty, addictive packaged foods

“for healthy, fresh, non-addictive foods that are in fact good for you?”

Reading a food label

Hi everyone

As we continue our Healthy Living, Healthy People study we will now consider food labels.

Have you ever stopped to look at a food label?

Watch the following video.

Are you getting the right amount of fibre or is there

too much salt, or carbohydrates, or sugar,

in the packaged foods you are eating?

Do you know what each number stands for? What is each good for?

Did you realise that sugar can come under so many headings?

See if you can work out how much of the good nutrients

you are really getting when you eat packaged foods.

FOOD COLORING AND ADDITIVES – BTN

Have you ever thought about what’s in your food?

Have a look at the ingredients label of a product sitting in your pantry.

Do you know what all those things listed are?

Do you know what all the numbers mean?

Check it out! Find out what all these numbers and products are.

Are they really any good for you.?

MATHLETICS -CONGRATULATIONS 5/6 FRANCIS!

 CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE FOR WORKING SO HARD TO MAKE IT TO THE

2ND POSITION IN THE TOP 50

SCHOOLS IN AUSTRALIA!!

Sorry Mr Selby for bumping you off the second place position.

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 CONGRATULATIONS FOR ALSO NOW MAKING IT INTO THE WORLD TOP 50 CLASSES!

YOU ALL DESERVE A GREAT BIG PAT ON THE BACK!!! WELL DONE EVERYONE!

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CONGRATULATIONS TO JORDAN, AARON AND VINCENT FOR MAKING IT TO THE TOP 100 STUDENTS IN AUSTRALIA!! 

WELL DONE! YOU HAVE CERTAINLY WORKED HARD TO ACHIEVE THIS. LOOKS LIKE THE COMPETITION IS ON BETWEEN AARON AND JORDAN.

THEY ARE NECK AND NECK!

JORDAN

Melbourne Museum – Excursion

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Today we had the privilege of going to the Melbourne Museum. Our librarian organised our excursion as part of our Book Week activities. We were able to take the i-pads to capture our journey. The purpose of our journey was to learn about Australian History, so the First People’s exhibit was perfect. Here we learnt about Indigenous Australians – their history, customs, culture and artwork! We were so excited. From there we moved to the Forest Gallery, where we saw nature at its very best, viewing many small bugs, insects and birds in their natural habitat. Our next stop was the Science and Life gallery where we viewed dinosaurs, bugs, underwater creatures and animals in the wild.  This was very interesting and certainly captured our imagination. We also saw the Dynamic Earth exhibit. We put on our 3-D glasses and were transported to a land of earthquakes and underwater eruptions. We really enjoyed this exhibit. Our final stop was the Melbourne Story gallery. Here we were able to relive the history of Melbourne, and it brought back much of what we had studied in Term One. It was an enjoyable and very educational day.

Excursion to the Melbourne Museum on PhotoPeach

What do you think? What was the best part of today’s excursion?

What were two new things you discovered today?

Write back and tell me. I would love to hear your thoughts.

Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables

Hi everyone
Continuing our topic of healthy eating, one of our teachers has brought this YouTube video to our attention.
Watch the video and see what really happens.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2nSECWq_PE
Did you know that this happened to our fruits and vegetables?
Are you aware of the amount of food that is wasted because some fruit and vegetables have imperfections?
What do you think? Would you buy fruit and vegetables if they were cheaper, but had some imperfections? I would love to hear what you think. Write back and tell me.

MIA Animation Film: ‘The Catch’. Directors: Scott McWhinnie and Josh Carroll

This story comes courtesy of MIA Animation, and we thank them for providing this excellent short movie to help us with our Visual Literacy and Creative Writing. ‘The Catch’ is a senior year project directed by Scott McWhinnie and Josh Carroll from the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota. “The Catch” is about a young fisherman’s encounter with a fox that leads to an unexpected journey of discovery. It is a journey of discovery which leads to the young fisherman being able to hold his head up high….

We hope you enjoy watching this short film.

Book Week 2014 – Theme – Connect to Reading – Reading to Connect

publicity imageThis week we celebrate Book Week 2014.

The theme is Connect to Reading, Reading to Connect.

Our librarian has organised many fun activities for all year levels at our school, from puppet shows for the Junior classes to excursions to the museum for the senior students. We have also had a read-in with our junior buddy class.

We will be dressing up in a theme of “dots” on Tuesday and then on Friday we can come dressed as our favourite language convention, so this means we can come as full stops, commas, exclamation marks, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, etc. whatever we like!

Below are some of the short listed books from the Children’s Book Council of Australia.

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Have you read any of these books or others which were short-listed?

Write back and tell me which book you have read recently. If you have read any of these books, what did you think about them?