Thursday, 14 December 2017

Possum Trap


Explanation: the possum will climb into the trap trying to get food fall onto the string and then the flaps will close trapping the possum.

Key Competencies 2017 seniors

Key Competencies
(the capabilities required for living and lifelong learning)

Halsey Drive School
                    A = Almost Always
                                                               S = Sometimes
                                                          N = Not yet
1st half of the year
2nd half of the year
Student
Teacher
Student
Teacher
Managing Self

I am organised for the day
A
A
A
A
I am willing to try new things
A
A
A
A
I complete work to the best of my ability and show initiative
A
S
S
S
I begin work straight away, stay on task and work independently
A
S
S
S
I can set realistic goals and explain how to achieve them
S
S
S
S
I make sensible behaviour choices
S
S
S
S
I happily take part in all school activities
A
A
A
A
Relating to Others

I cooperate well with others when working
A
A
A
A
I treat others with respect
A
A
A
A
I am a good friend and role model - especially at break times
S
S
S
S
I show good manners and cooperate with others
A
A
A
A
Participating and Contributing

I share my ideas and opinions with others
A
S
S
S
I listen well to other people’s opinions
A
S
S
S
I take part in activities outside of the classroom
A
A
A
S
Thinking

I ask relevant questions to deepen my knowledge
A
S
S
S
I reflect on my own learning and say what I need to learn next
A
S
S
S
Language Symbols and Texts

I use a range of IT to share my learning
A
A
A
S

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

How To Make A Paper Fortune Teller

How To Make A Paper Fortune Teller


Equipment:
A4 paper,
Scissors
Pen or pencil


Method


1) Grab your piece of paper and fold it diagonally until you see a rectangle on the side.


2) Next, pick up your scissors and cut off the rectangle.


3) Throw the rectangle away because you don’t need it.


4) Open up the piece of paper you have and fold the top down...


5) Now grab all the corners and fold them to the centre.


6) Once you’ve done that flip the paper over


7) Now fold the corners on the back to the center.


8) Now fold it in half.


9) Now open it up.


10) Grab your pencil or pen and write inside of it.

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Snapping Turtles


Snapping Turtles


Whats large, has a shell and bites? A snapping turtle! Today I am going to be telling you about snapping turtles. Snapping turtles have a powerful bite that can break through animal bones and possibly human bones.


Snapping turtles live in shallow freshwater. They live in Canada, to as far as Mexico. It’s natural range extends from southern eastern Canada to southwest to the rocky mountains. They prefer water with muddy bottoms and lots of vegetation so that they can hide more easily.


Snapping turtles are omnivores. They eat fish, worms, snakes, crickets, frogs and plants. Snapping turtles can go days without food, even weeks! When food is available though, they will eat all they can and may become quite fat.


Snapping turtles enter hibernation during late October and emerge sometime between March or May depending on temperature. To hibernate, they burrow into the debris or mud bottom of ponds or lakes, settle beneath logs, or retreat into muskrat burrows or lodges.


As you can see snapping turtles are amazing creatures; although they are slow and can become fat, they are very powerful and really strong. I hope you liked my facts on snapping turtles.

By Tareeq