Earlier this term, the Year 4 students were learning to write narratives. Some of these stories were selected and have been published and on display in the JS Library.
The QR code is a part of our Featured Writer series. This process allow students to write for a purpose is through the creation of stories and the publishing of these stories.
Come and visit the JS Library to find more of these stories written by the students.
The Tornado Survivors by Quinn
When starting a new unit students can use many resources to support their inquiry.
Steps to online researching (student simple guide)
Year level Moodle pages
Researching pages and links
Unit of Inquiry Livebinders
Year 4 are currently learning about systems. We have explored ICT systems such as the functions and parts of a computer, networks, and emailing.
Year 4 Term 1 blog post
The students also examine the way that the systems work in the JS Library.
One of these systems is the Dewey Decimal Classification system.
There are many resources to support the teaching of DDC (see here) but the quiz below is a different approach.
Which Dewey Decimal Category Are You? DDC QUIZ
Learn about the library and the DDC through exploring your interests.
This quiz was created by EasyBib ( by Michele Kirschenbaum an information literacy librarian for EasyBib and ResearchReady).
This is what they say about the quiz…
“We know you love your library! Ever wonder what it would be like to become a book? Where would you be in the library? Which Dewey Decimal number would you be given? Take this quiz to find out!”
Let’s Take Action
Click on the link to view the poster – change_the_world.
“Learn about the Change the World charity campaign and get involved. Remember that small change adds up and that you can make a difference!”
All you need to do is ‘click on the penny and one penny will be donated by edutecher.
Watch the video to see how this works in reality.
Over the last few years I have collected many weblinks that relate to the Units of Inquiry, online learning, PYP, languages, ICT and Web2.o just to name a few areas.
Recently I have started to use Diijo. I find that it is wonderful for the community aspect make it a valauable PLN tool. This is my profile of Diijo.
In Term 2, Year 4 have been inquiring into the different ways that people communicate.
In the Junior Library students examined a variety of forms of communication, learnt how to effectively make notes and to keep a bibliography.
Unit of Inquiry :
People use different modes of communication to effectively express themselves.
Different modes of communication
- How they can be effectively and appropriately used
- Factors affecting communication choices
- The roles and relationships in communication situations
Extra resources to help find information for research are available on the Yr 4 moodle page (password required)
Students created a WORDLE to brainstorm words to describe the different forms of communication.
Have used WORDLE ?