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My Virtual Pet


I got my Myspace Virtual Petsfrom 123mycodes.com

I got this virtual pet from a site that I found on Jordaan's blog. Thanks Jordaan!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Goodbye Grade 3

I have really enjoyed teaching all of you this year. I will come back when I can to SPH to visit but until then I will email you my new blog after I start it at Sinarmas World School. IF you want to learn more about my new school you can click here http://www.sws.co.id/

Please leave a comment at this post about your year in Grade 3.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Questionaut

Try to solve this puzzle

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Unicef Children's Rights


Here is a game for you to play about wants and needs. Click here

Monday, May 12, 2008

Charlotte's Web


Here is the Charlotte's Web 

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Our First Podcast



You can listen to our first podcast by going to the JPEG Radio blog. Click here

Monday, May 5, 2008

The 10 Most Important Things That I Have Learned.

1. Love
2. Talk
3. Walk
4. Read
5. Write
6. Use a computer
7. Swim
8. Communicate in Indonesian
9. Ride a bike
10. Drive a car

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

JPEG Radio Recruitment Day

Well done Grade 3. Today you presented yourself well in your interviews. Please post your reflections on your blog. I will assess your reflections. Make sure you say what job you got.

JPEG Job Descriptions (23 students)

President Director
(1) Carol
Manages the departments

Runs company meetings

Leads the company

Makes the big decisions

Plans the meetings

Make the announcements


Make updates to the JPEG blog

Vice President Director
(1) Miranda
Can lead the company when the Director is absent

Takes the minutes of company meetings
Must assist the Director

Checks the company emails


Posts the minutes on the JPEG blog

Head of Editing Department (1) Jordaan
Makes the final edit before handing it to the teacher
Corrects the spelling and grammar of all written documents


Makes department updates for the JPEG blog and helps with the track edits

Language Editors
(2)
Jessy
Nabila
Edits all documents

Corrects spelling and grammar of the documents from all departments



Track Editors
(2)
Riam
Jordaan
Edits the recordings and oversees the timeline of each broadcast

Edits each segment and adds sound effects, music and jingles

Converts the final track into MP3 and uploads to GCast.com


Posts new episodes to the JPEG blog

Marketing Department

Charlie (Head of Marketing)
Corneille (Jingle Editor)
Jessica (Art)
Dea (Art)
Fio (Jingle Singer)

Make the jingles

Makes the posters 

Updates the blog

They promote the radio station

Makes quizzes and competitions

Writes the scripts for their department




Announcers
(2)
Arvie
Henry
They must speak in between each segment

They make the show interesting by adding comments about each segment

Write the announcements



Reporters
(3)
Yudhis
Kayla
Dennis
Report the news

Find the news Koran Berani, Kompas, Yahoo, ABC, Wikipedia
etc
Writes SPH news

Conducts interviews



Show Hosts
(8)
Jeremy
Moelan
Jessica
Theo
Priska
Abby
Sammy
Raymond

Runs the show

Writes the show
scripts

Types of Possible Shows
Show hosts are needed for each.
Jokes

News

Punk Rat (GERONIMO STILTON)

God’s Word
(Bible quotes that link to the different shows)
Freaky Facts

Music

Add your comment



Please sign in and add your comment to this Voice Thread.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Ideas for our class mural



What we need to include that we have read about in chapter 1.
Father
Mother
Fern's House
Wilbur
Fern
Charlotte
Zuckerman
Avery
Farm Animals
Barn
Hog House
hills, trees and grass
The Axe
Templeton
Barnyard

Charlotte's Web

Today the Grade 3 started their new novel study. We are now reading the book "Charlotte's Web".

1. Who is the little girl?
Fern
2. Where did the father find the pig?
Hog House
3. Who is the author of Charlotte's Web?
E.B. White
4. What did the father have in his hand when Fern was eating breakfast?
An axe
5. How old is Fern?
8 years old
6. What did Fern do to stop her father killing the pig?
She grabbed the axe and she asked if I was born small, would you have killed me?
7. Who is Arable?
Arable is their family name.
8. What did Fern do before she ate her breakfast?
She fed the pig.
9. How big was Fern's pig?
No bigger than a white rat.
10. What did Fern name the pig?
Wilbur

We are very excited to read this story. We are now creating a full wall display down the side of our classroom that will be all about Charlotte's Web.

Monday, April 21, 2008

JPEG Radio Interview Day

Wednesday, 23rd April, 2008

Advice to interviewers:
Give the candidates a chance to think before answering, as they might be very nervous. Try to focus on getting them to tell you about what they can do that is connected to the job that they are applying for.

JPEG Sample Questions

1. Why do you want to apply for this job?
2. If you are chosen to do this job, what can you do?
3. What are you really good at?
4. What are your weaknesses?
5. What is your second choice?
6. How would you handle the jealousy from the other students if you got this job?
7. Why do you want to be a part of this company?
8. How are you going to work together with the other people at JPEG?
9. How will you make this radio station interesting?
10.What interests you about this job?

Advice to applicants:
Take your time to answer the questions. Wear suitable clothes. Bring something to show that you can do the job. An example is that a Jingle singer would prepare a song to sing or a show host would write a short sample show to perform to the interviewer.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Congratulations!


Well done Grade 3. You put on a fantastic performance at the Choral Reading Competition. The audience really enjoyed your performance. I was so proud of you! You memorized a very long poem, performed professionally and enjoyed it too. I was also impressed with your door design for which you also got first place. Double winners! Remember to thank God in your prayers.

JPEG Interviews

Hi Grade 3,
As I have informed you in the weekly newsletter, the JPEG Interviews are on this Wednesday. You will need to wear smart casual for that day. That means office clothes such as a shirt, tie and long pants for boys and a nice neat outfit such as long pants and top or a skirt with a top or even a dress for the girls. We will learn about office fashion on Monday.
The teachers had to change the day because there are teacher observations on this week and we cannot change that schedule. Mrs. Jane also teaches in Grade 5 and we have to work around those times as well. Please bring in the parent form so that we know which parents can help us on the day.
Don't forget to print out your CV and bring it to school in a plastic pocket folder.

Monday, April 14, 2008

My Bookweek Character


Grade 3,
You need to write a few sentences about your Bookweek character that you will say on the stage to introduce yourself. You also need to put some pictures of the character from the Internet.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Cinderella (new abridged version)

Hi Grade 3,

I have shortened the poem to focus more on the action parts. Please be aware that we will focus on the section in GREEN on Monday, BLUE on Tuesday and the ending on Wednesday.

Cinderella by Roald Dahl

I guess you think you know this story.

You don't. The real one's much more gory.

The phoney one, the one you know,

Was cooked up years and years ago,

And made to sound all soft and sappy

Just to keep the children happy.

Mind you, they got the first bit right

The bit where in the dead of night,

The ugly sisters, jewels and all,

Departed for the Palace Ball,

While darling little Cinderella

Was locked up in a slimy cellar,


Where rats who wanted things to eat,

Began to nibble at her feet.


She bellowed 'Help' and 'Let me out!'

The magic fairy heard her shout.

Appearing in a blaze of light,

She said, 'My dear, are you all right?'

'All right?' cried Cindy. 'Can't you see

'I feel as rotten as can be!'

She beat her fist against the wall,
And shouted, 'Get me to the ball!'
'There is a disco at the palace!'
'The rest have gone and I am jalous!
The fairy said, 'Hang on a tick.'
She gave her wand a mighty flick
And quickly, in no time at all,
Cindy was at the Palace Ball!
It made the ugly sisters wince
To see her dancing with the prince.
Then midnight struck. BONG X 12
She shouted, 'Heck!'
'I've got to run and save my neck!'
The prince cried, 'No! Alas! Alack!
He grabbed her dress to hold her back.
As Cindy shouted, 'Let me go!'
The dress was ripped from head to toe.
She ran out in her underwear,
And lost one slipper on the stair.

The prince was on it like a dart,
He pressed it to his pounding heart,
'The girl this slipper fits', he cried
'Tomorrow morn shall be my bride!
At once one of the Ugly Sisters,
(The one whose face was blotched with blisters)
Sneaked up and grabbed the dainty shoe,
And quickly flushed it down the loo.
Then in it's place she calmly put
The slipper from her own left foot.
Next day, the Prince went charging down
To knock on all the doors in town.
Now came the ugly sisters' go.
One tried it on. The Prince screamed, 'No!'
But she screamed, 'Yes! It fits! Whoopee!
'So now you've got to marry me!'
'There's no way you can back out now!'
'Off with her head!' The Prince roared back.
They chopped it off with one big whack.
This pleased the prince. He smiled and said,
'She's prettier without her head'

Then came up Sister Number Two,
Who yelled 'Now I will try the shoe!'
'Try this instead!' The Prince yelled back.
He swung his trusty sword and smack
'What's all the racket?' Cindy cried.
'Mind your own bizz', the Prince replied.
Poor Cindy's heart was torn to shreds.
My Prince! She thought. He chops off heads!
The Magic Fairy hove in sight.
Her Magic Wand went swoosh and swish
'Cindy!' She cried, 'Come and make a wish!'
Within a minute Cinderella,
Was married to a lovely feller.
They’re house was filled with smiles
and laughter
And they were happy ever after.

Girls
Boys
Everyone

I have changed the speaking parts because we will perform in the gym and it needs to be louder. We will have girls parts and boys parts and short small group parts. I'll explain on Monday.

Costume jeans and white shirt with main characters in their costumes.

Adjectives and Adverbs



Please play this game for Week 2 English lessons. We will focus on adjectives and adverbs in more detail.

Adjectives

An adjective is a word that describes a noun (the name of a thing or a place).


It was a terrible book.

The word terrible is an adjective. It tells us what the book (the noun) was like.

Where can I put an adjective?

Adjectives can come before or after the noun.


The book he read on holiday was terrible.

Try putting adjectives in different places in your sentences to make your writing more interesting.

Using more than one adjective


If you want to describe a noun in detail, you can use more than one adjective.

He had a mouldy, smelly, overpriced sandwich for lunch.

When you have a list of adjectives like this, separate them with commas.


Adverbs

What is an adverb?

An adverb is a word that describes a verb (an action or a doing word).

He ate his breakfast quickly.

The word quickly is an adverb – it tells us how he ate (the verb) his breakfast.

What’s an adverbial phrase?

Sometimes more than one word can do the adverb’s job. This is called an adverbial phrase.

He ate his lunch really quickly.

The words really quickly are an adverbial phrase. Words like very, more, really and extremely are often used to make an adverb even stronger.

Where can I put an adverb?

Adverbs and adverbial phrases don’t always come after the verb.

He quickly ate his lunch.

Try putting adverbs and adverbial phrases in different places in your sentences to make your writing more interesting.

Try this quiz 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks2bitesize/english/tests/adjectives_adverbs.shtml

Monday, March 31, 2008

Try playing this game

Saturday, March 29, 2008

An Internet Safety Game

Hi Grade 3,
Here is another great Internet safety game. Click here Hector's World


Friday, March 28, 2008

Kids on Bikes




Hi Everyone! Here is the Kids Bike Club of Sentul. So who wants to join us? If you do leave a comment on this blog. Some of these kids have only just learned to ride a bike. It's a lot of fun and a milestone in a child's development. Parents may be interested to know that kids who are more active are happier and do better at school! So if you would like to be a part of this bike club - let us know.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Our eBook!


Famous Five EBook from Jane on Vimeo.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Our JPEG Radio Blog


Here is the JPEG Radio blog. http://jpeg-radio.blogspot.com/

The Heads of departments will be given author access so that they can post reports from their departments to the blog.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A Great Word Game


Hi Grade 3,
If you are looking for something to do in the holidays, try this game. Click here http://www.storyit.com/wgames/wordwiz.htm

A Kids Online Radio


Hi Grade 3,
During these holidays you can listen to this kids online radio station. We can use this as an example. I would like our JPEG Radio to be like this. Leave a comment if you have listened to this station called "HisKids Radio". Click on the link http://hiskids.net/

Monday, March 17, 2008

JPEG Job Descriptions

JPEG Job Descriptions (23 students)

President Director
(1)
Manages the departments

Runs company meetings

Leads the company

Makes the big decisions

Plans the meetings

Make the announcements


Make updates to the JPEG blog

Vice President Director
(1)
Can lead the company when the Director is absent

Takes the minutes of company meetings
Must assist the Director

Checks the company emails


Posts the minutes on the JPEG blog

Head of Editing Department (1)
Makes the final edit before handing it to the teacher
Corrects the spelling and grammar of all written documents


Makes department updates for the JPEG blog

Editors
(2)
Edits all documents

Corrects spelling and grammar of the documents from all departments



Track Editors
(2)
Edits the recordings and oversees the timeline of each broadcast

Edits each segment and adds sound effects, music and jingles

Converts the final track into MP3 and uploads to GCast.com


Posts new episodes to the JPEG blog

Marketing Department
(3)
Make the jingles

Makes the posters 

Updates the blog

They promote the radio station

Makes quizzes and competitions

Writes the scripts for their department




Announcers
(2)
They must speak in between each segment

They make the show interesting by adding comments about each segment

Write the announcements



Reporters
(2)
Report the news

Find the news Koran Berani, Kompas, Yahoo, ABC, Wikipedia
etc
Writes SPH news

Conducts interviews



Show Hosts
(9)
Runs the show

Writes the show
scripts

Types of Possible Shows
Show hosts are needed for each.
Jokes

News

Punk Rat (GERONIMO STILTON)

God’s Word

Freaky Facts


Monday, March 10, 2008

Cinderella (abridged version)




Cinderella by Roald Dahl
I guess you think you know this story.
You don't. The real one's much more gory.
The phoney one, the one you know,
Was cooked up years and years ago,

And made to sound all soft and sappy
Just to keep the children happy.


Mind you, they got the first bit right
The bit where in the dead of night,


The ugly sisters, jewels and all,
Departed for the Palace Ball,
While darling little Cinderella
Was locked up in a slimy cellar,


Where rats who wanted things to eat,
Began to nibble at her feet.


She bellowed 'Help' and 'Let me out!'
The magic fairy heard her shout.
Appearing in a blaze of light,
She said, 'My dear, are you all right?'
'All right?' cried Cindy. 'Can't you see
'I feel as rotten as can be!'

She beat her fist against the wall,
And shouted, 'Get me to the ball!'
'There is a disco at the palace!'
'The rest have gone and I am jalous!
'I want a dress! I want a coach!
'And earrings and a diamond brooch!
'And silver slippers, two of those!
'And lovely nylon panty-hose!
'Done up like that I'll guarantee
'The handsome prince will fall for me!'

The fairy said, 'Hang on a tick.'
She gave her wand a mighty flick
And quickly, in no time at all,
Cindy was at the Palace Ball!

It made the ugly sisters wince
To see her dancing with the prince.
She held him very tight and pressed
Herself against his manly chest

The prince himself was turned to pulp,
All he could do was gasp and gulp.

Then midnight struck. BONG X 12
She shouted, 'Heck!'
'I've got to run and save my neck!'

The prince cried, 'No! Alas! Alack!
He grabbed her dress to hold her back.
As Cindy shouted, 'Let me go!'
The dress was ripped from head to toe.
She ran out in her underwear,
And lost one slipper on the stair.
The prince was on it like a dart,
He pressed it to his pounding heart,
'The girl this slipper fits', he cried
'Tomorrow morn shall be my bride!
'I'll visit every house in town
'Until I've tracked the maiden down!'
Then rather carelessly, I fear,
He placed it on a crate of beer.
At once one of the Ugly Sisters,
(The one whose face was blotched with blisters)
Sneaked up and grabbed the dainty shoe,
And quickly flushed it down the loo.
Then in it's place she calmly put
The slipper from her own left foot.
Next day, the Prince went charging down
To knock on all the doors in town.
In every house the tension grew.
Who was the owner of the shoe?
Now came the ugly sisters' go.
One tried it on. The Prince screamed, 'No!'
But she screamed, 'Yes! It fits! Whoopee!
'So now you've got to marry me!'
'There's no way you can back out now!'
'Off with her head!' The Prince roared back.
They chopped it off with one big whack.
This pleased the prince. He smiled and said,
'She's prettier without her head'
Then came up Sister Number Two,
Who yelled 'Now I will try the shoe!'
'Try this instead!' The Prince yelled back.
He swung his trusty sword and smack
'What's all the racket?' Cindy cried.
'Mind your own bizz', the Prince replied.
Poor Cindy's heart was torn to shreds.
My Prince! She thought. He chops off heads!
The Magic Fairy hove in sight.
Her Magic Wand went swoosh and swish
'Cindy!' She cried, 'Come and make a wish!'
Cindy answered, 'Oh kind fairy,
'This time I shall be more wary.
'No more Princes, no more money.
'I have had my taste of honey.
'I'm wishing for a decent man.
'They're hard to find. D'you think you can?'
Within a minute Cinderella,
Was married to a lovely feller.
They’re house was filled with smiles
and laughter
And they were happy ever after.

Girls
Boys
Everyone
Fairy Godmothers – Priska, Dea and Carol
Cindy – Miranda, Abby and Nabila
Princes – Henry, Riam and Jordaan
Ugly sisters – Kayla, Jessy, Sammy, Fio, Jessica

Costume jeans and white shirt

Cinderella


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Thursday, March 6, 2008

Parent Workshop on 14th March 1pm - 3pm

Hi to parents who might happen to read this. I will run a workshop next Friday for all parents who want to learn more about how you can protect your family online.

I will focus on:

* How teachers use Internet tools in the classroom
* Internet Safety at home
* How much online time is advisable
* How to manage your child's Internet usage
* The dangers of Chat and IM
* What is IAD and how to look for the warning signs
* How to password your computer
* What do Internet filters do

As some of you have already been to one of my workshops. Do you have any requests? I could add to this as I am still planning the workshop.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

The Blog Quiz

All About Blogs

Hi Grade 3,
Can you answer these questions about blogs?
  1. What Blog host are we using in Grade 3?

  2. Edublogs.com
    Bloger.com
    Blogger.com

  3. What site can Grade 3 get free templates from?

  4. Final Sense
    Pimp Your Blog
    Final Sence

  5. What must you change all of to change the template?

  6. HTML
    XYMTL
    XMLT

  7. What Spelling Bee did Mrs. Jane post on her blog?

  8. Ozzy Speller
    American Speller
    Oz Speller

  9. What two main colours are the background of Mrs. Jane's blog?

  10. orange and blue
    red and balack
    black and red

  11. What is the name of Mrs. Jane's virtual pet?

  12. Riami
    Elie
    Ellie

  13. How many people have blogs in Grade 3?

  14. 22
    23
    24

  15. Where did Mrs. Jane get her visitor map?

  16. Google Earth
    freehitmaps.com
    funmaps.com

  17. What score did Kayla get on the online Spelling Bee?

  18. 1566
    1244
    1822

  19. What is a good place to get Christian glitter pictures?

  20. bibleglitter4you.com
    christianglitter.com
    jesusclipart.com

How did you go?

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Clipper Ship


Why are some ships called Clipper Ships?

Monday, March 3, 2008

Punctuation Games

Click on the link to play the game :

Online Spelling Quiz


Hi Grade 3,

If you are going to Bogor Raya for the Spelling Bee you might like to practice using this test. It uses Australian spelling. Bogor Raya has informed us that they will accept British/Australian and American spelling. Can everyone have a try of this online test and put a comment here with your score.
Click this link to go to the test
http://www.ozspeller.com/

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Online Dictionary for Kids

Hi Grade 3,

If you have any Famous Five words that you don't know the meaning of please try looking them up in this online dictionary. If they are not there please post them on this blog in the comment place.


Friday, February 29, 2008

The Speed Test


Today in Grade 3 we tested the speed of the Internet in the morning before lessons started. Here is a screen capture of the result. The speed was 277 kbps.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

More Famous Five Words

Words from Jessy
determined = to decide to do something and then try and try to do it
pleasant = something that is very nice and enjoyable
jolly = happy
term = a few months of time at school - like Quarter 3
holls = holidays
platform = the place at the train station where people get off and on the train
fond = to care "I am fond of you." means "I care for you."
shield = to protect
pranced = to jog or run in a way that is showing off
adored = really, really liked

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Pictures from the Radio Podcast.



We captured these pictures from a ABC podcast about a radio station in Perth, Australia.



What we learned about radios.

A tuner can separate radio signals. Dennis
The first radio station in Australia is 80 years old. Sammy
The old radio needed a special key to make it work. Henry
Radio is a device to receive signals. Kayla
The Internet can help us to find radio stations. Abby
You must have an antenna on your radio to get the signal. Jordaan
In the olden days a radio was called a 'wireless'. Miranda
We need a tuner for a radio to work. Sammy
The olden day radio station used really big equipment. Riam
The station was called 6WF and now it is called 720. Jordaan
The station is located in Perth, Australia. Henry

How does a radio work?

How does a radio work?
Radio signals are made up of two kinds of waves: “audio” (or sound) waves represent the sounds being sent to the audience and radio frequency waves travel with these sound waves to "carry" them to radios in homes and car, for example. All waves have three parts: a wavelength, an amplitude and a frequency. Each of these parts can be changed to carry information.

Today in class we made a radio. We used the Kid Inventor kit to make it.

What we know about radios.

This is what the Grade 3 knew about radios before we did inquiry:
You can hear the news. Sammy
You can hear live shows. Raymond
Radios are communication tools. Abby
Radios play music. Yudhis
Radios use two antenna to work. Riam
You can carry a radio. Moelan
Sometimes radios need cables. Carol
There are many different sizes of radios. Riam
There are over 10.000 radio stations in the world. Raymond

We can request a song to be played. Miranda
We can hear a radio broadcast on a plane. Riam
A radio has a speaker. Abby
Radios come in many different colours. Moelan
Radios have been around for a long time. Jordaan
Radios have different shapes. Jessy

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Famous Five Words

Grade 3, Here are some words from Famous Five 4:

Jessica posted;
rne = me (typing error)
easter holiday = Liburan Paska
t do = to do (typing error)
daresay = to comment - "I daresay" = "I comment"
satisfied = puas
fiercely = dengan galak

Raymond posted;
Mrs.Jane what is smuggler?
To bring, take or put something secretly. A smuggler is a person who hides something. Like George is hiding Timmy.

Please keep posting your words here so that I can post the meanings.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Homework for this Week

Hi Grade 3,
This week you will read your second book. It is The Famous Five Go To Smugglers Top. This is a really interesting adventure. I still remember reading it. Can you leave a comment on this post if you find difficult words? I will use this blog to tell you what those words mean.
When I first read the Famous Five I didn't really understand all the words. The Famous Five comes from England and many of the words are British sayings. It's a great way to learn British English. You will find the more you read the easier it will get.
Shhhhhh I have already found the poem for Bookweek. It is really good. We will start to learn it on Monday. Bookweek is in April so let's start getting ready early. I will have auditions for the main characters.

Blogging Homework

Hi Grade 3,
I want to give marks for your Famous Five Chapter Summary on your blog. Please make sure that you put this on your blog by Wednesday. Soon we will be learning about how to use a new communication tool so keep checking the blog each day. Remember, we have lessons in the Computer Lab on Monday so hang on to your questions.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Grade 3 Inquiry into Blogging

Here are some questions from Grade 3 about Blogging
How do you put a visitor’s map in your blog?
How do you pt a clock and calendar on your blog?
How do I put a virtual pet on my blog?
How to put a video safely on your blog?
How do you put a game on your blog?
How do I put an avatar on my blog?
How do you make a hyperlink?
How do you move your picture around on your blog?
How do you upload a picture to your blog?
How do you change your blog template?
Who invented blogging?
How do I delete my blog?

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Parent Workshop

Thanks for the fast feedback about the Blog/Internet Parent Workshop. I will discuss this with Ibu Jenny next so that I can set a date. For now I'd suggest that parents take a look at the Grade 3 Class Blog last year Grade 3 2006/07

Monday, February 18, 2008

Blog Tasks for this Week

HI Grade 3,
This week on your blog you need to put your Paper Book and Ebook reflection with pictures. You also need to add a virtual pet and change your blog template. You might want to add a glitter picture also in the sidebar.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

How do you put a picture on your blog?

Hi Grade 3,
It seems that some of you can't wait until our next lesson in the labcom on Monday. Here is what I will do. I will explain how to put a picture on your blog. You will be asked next week to go to http://www.anak-online.com which is an online classroom. There I can tell you all about blogging. For now you can go to the link PICTURES to learn how to put a picture on your blog.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Another Avatar

Here is another avatar. The link is here AVATAR You can also make boy avatars here. You can make the doll by clicking on the pictures of hair or body to change it. When your doll avatar is finished you can save as a gif by clicking the middle button under the picture. You will be taken to another page where you can download the picture to your computer. It will be sent to 'downloads' which is on your C drive.

Blogs in Grade 3


Today we learned how to make a blog. All students will need to have a blog in this UOI. Some students had difficulty because they couldn't remember their email password. Please make a new blog everyone. You can see the Grade 3 blogs on the sidebar.
Your first blog task is to make your blog and to tell Mrs. Jane the URL.
Your second task is to make an avatar. What is an avatar? Go to wikipedia to find out AVATAR
Here is an easy avatar maker. You don't have to register. Here is the link AVATAR MAKER When you get good at making that kind you can try a harder one.

Welcome to Blogging!

Today Grade 3 made a blog. We have a user policy so that we can be more aware of how to use the blogs carefully.

Blog Authorized Use Policy

1. Never put your phone numbers, full name or house address in your blogs.

2. Always use your best manners (netiquette) when posting messages on your friend's blogs.

3. Tell Mrs Jane, Ibu Shirley or your parents if you get any strange comments posted on your blog that you don't understand.

4. Never tell anyone your password (except Mum and Dad or your teacher - they should know)

5. Remember to keep safe on the Internet by trashing spam without opening it or emptying your bulk folder regularly.

6. The information on the Internet can be true and false so don't believe everything - use your own inquiry skills by asking other people and checking your sources.

7. Always ask Mum and Dad first before going on line. 

8. Only post free animations and images. Make sure that you don't use something from a CD unless it is a free image. You don't want to break copyright!

9. Write using your own words - don't copy and paste!

10. Consider carefully what personal photos you publish on your blogs as the Internet can be accessed by anyone.

All parents and students are asked to sign this policy. This is to make sure that everyone understands the blogging rules. The Internet is a wonderful tool but it must be used carefully. Children need guidance to learn how to use it properly. This blog program in Grade 3 has been designed to introduce how to use the Internet responsibly. The teachers need parents to help monitor the child's Internet usage at home. Please contact the class teachers if you have any further questions about this program.


Famous Five Ebook Podcast

The Grade 3 are busy making a podcast ebook of the Famous Five. Here is a list of the jobs to be done. We will record each chapter summary and put it all together for our digital portfolio.
1 A great surprise (Packing the car - Yudhis)
2 The strange cousin (Sammy)
3 A queer story—and a new friend (Corneille)
4 An exciting afternoon (Arvie)
5 A visit to the island (Carolyne)
6 What the storm did (Jessy)
7 Back to Kirrin cottage (Jessica)
8 Exploring the wreck (Inside - Miranda)
9 The box from the wreck (Jordaan)
10 An astonishing offer (Jeremy)
11 Off to Kirrin island (Boarding the boat - Abby)
12 Exciting discoveries (Priska)
13 Down in the dungeons (Dea)
14 Prisoners! (Kayla)
15 Dick to the rescue! (Henry)
16 A plan— and a narrow escape (Nabila)
17 The end of the great adventure (Riam)
Theo - Georgina
Dennis - Dick
Fio - Timmy
Moelan - Anne
Raymond - Uncle Quentin

Sunday, February 10, 2008

What If Clip

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

What we learned from playing the Surf Swell Island Game

Today Grade 3 played an Internet Safety game. We learned many new things:

Raymond - I learned to keep my full name a secret when online.
Jordaan - Don't use the Internet at home if there is nobody taking care of you.
Sammy - We should have a username for the Internet
Jeremy - Don't type or say bad words online
Kayla - Don't tell ANYONE our password (except Mum or Dad)
Carolyne - You should always write politely online
Moelan - Never meet someone that you have met online in person
Riam - 0:-) means angel
Abby - If our HP has Internet access it can also get a virus
Sammy - If we get a bad comment we should tell our Mum or Dad or our teacher.
Riam - If we get an email that we don't know, we should put it in the SPAM box

Internet Safety Game


Grade 3,

I would like you to play this game at home and show it to your parents.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Pasar Rawa Bening

HI Grade 3, Here is the link to the Jakarta Gemstone Markets.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Gemstone Homework

This week Grade 3 will need to find out about a famous gemstone. Write the story in your own words (1/2 page) and include a picture. Paste this work into your homework book.

Here is an example link: The Hope Diamond


Write about only one famous gemstone. Here are some more good links, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_of_India_(gem)
http://www.gemstonedeva.com/famousstones.php