Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
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
Posted by Jane Ross at 8:35 AM
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Posted by Jane Ross at 1:20 PM
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
Posted by Jane Ross at 11:04 AM
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.
Posted by Jane Ross at 10:32 AM
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
Posted by Jane Ross at 10:21 AM
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Grade 3, Here are some words from Famous Five 4:
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
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.
Posted by Jane Ross at 9:18 PM
Sunday, February 24, 2008
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.
Posted by Jane Ross at 5:22 PM
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.
Posted by Jane Ross at 5:02 PM
Friday, February 22, 2008
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?
Posted by Jane Ross at 2:41 PM
Thursday, February 21, 2008
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
Posted by Jane Ross at 9:20 PM
Monday, February 18, 2008
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.
Posted by Jane Ross at 6:12 PM
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
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.
Posted by Jane Ross at 7:50 PM
Monday, February 11, 2008
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.
Posted by Jane Ross at 8:37 PM
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.
Posted by Jane Ross at 7:00 PM
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.
Posted by Jane Ross at 3:27 PM
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
Posted by Jane Ross at 10:31 AM