How We Organise Ourselves: Mini Exhibition

Year Five Mini-Exhibition

The Year Five students have been preparing for their Mini- Exhibition this week. They have been inquiring into the impact of economic decision making.

Central Idea

The economic decisions within society have an impact on humankind and the environment.

Lines of Inquiry

  • Economic activities and decisions within society.
  • The effect of economic decisions on human kind.
  • The effect of economic decisions on the environment.

See below some of the apps and websites that they created to share this information.

Select the image below and scan the QR code to view the Blippit apps. Alternatively, all the St Andrews apps can be viewed HERE .

 

WEBSITES

Zoo Industry Surfing Industry Oil Industry  Shoe Industry
Cosmetic Industry Clothing Industry Pet Industry Car Manufacturing
Cosmetics Industry 2 Fast Food Industry Pharmaceutical Industry Palm Oil Industry

MORE WEEBLYs

Pharmaceutical Animal Testing

Visual Effects 

 

POWERPOINTS

Animal Farming

Meat Farming

ROBOTICS RULE: THE JS Library M@kerspace

Robotics banner Think Sense Act

The focus for the JS Library Makerspace in Term 4 is exploration with robotics.

Students have access to the following robotic resources

  • Bee Bots
  • Cubelets
  • Spheros

In Term 1 some Year 1 students were able to learn with the Lego WeDo).

 

Additionally, we try to match the concepts to literature.

JS Library Term 4 display (3)

 

 

 

 

 

Photos of students at the initial mentor training session

The ICT Mentors (and friends) have learnt how to use the cubelets and the sphero in an introductory session in order to teach other students. These student were already competent in the use of Bee Bots.

As a part of the construct of the Makerspace, it is desired to have some permanent stations or activities for the students as well as ones that are temporary and supervised  (led by a teacher or the ICT Mentors) in order to support the more complex programs and tasks.

Jonah mentoring

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 3 ICT Mentor in Training Mentoring Preps!

Permanent Stations for Exploration: Bee Bot

The Bee Bots will be available each day and at first break.

Sphero

The Sphero will be able to be ‘borrowed’ by other students (with a trained student willing to support the other students in its use and to assist with trouble shooting).

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Temporary Station for Exploration: Cubelets 

cubelts set

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMING SOON

In Week 4 students across the Junior School will have the opportunity to use these resources and will be set a collaborative challenge to complete.

See below more information about these challenges below (select thumbnail to view larger size).

Bee Bots in Action

Cubelets in Action

Sphero in Action and see Cathy Hunt’s iPad Art Room for more exciting ways to explore coding with the Sphero.

OUR CORE VALUES @ SALC Making Connections SERVICE

Making Connections SERVICE

Service – ‘The Spirit of Selflessness

Service involves selfless giving and making a difference in the lives of others by identifying and responding to their needs, and carrying out that service without expecting recognition or reward. At St Andrews an ethic of service abounds which helps account for the commonplace, selfless, individual and community actions that go to enriching the lives of others.

Galatians 5:13 ‘….. but through love serve one another’

Source: Kotzur, T. (Principal) St Andrews Core Values

PICTURE BOOKS IN THE JS LIBRARY

Weezer Changes The World – read by Arwen Sharp

Castle, Caroline., UNICEF. (2002), For every child : the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in words and pictures, London : Random Children’s.

Readman, Jo., Roberts, Ley. (2006), George saves the world by lunchtime, London : Eden Project Books.

McCarney, Rosemary. (2014), Every day is Malala Day :, Saint Leonards, NSW : Allen & Unwin.

NON FICTION IN THE JS LIBRARY

Abouraya, Karen Leggett., Wheatley, L.C. (2014), Malala Yousafzai : warrior with words, StarWalk Kids library, StarWalk Kids Media, Great Neck, NY.

Brooks, Jeremy., Daly, Jude. (2009), Let there be peace : prayers from around the world, London : Frances Lincoln.

Kindersley, Barnabas., Kindersley, Anabel., UNICEF. (1995), Children just like me, A Dorling Kindersley book, London : Dorling Kindersley.

Taylor, Barbara. (2008), Planet animal : saving Earth’s disappearing animals, London : Carlton.

Walsh, Melanie. (2008), 10 things I can do to help my world, London : Walker.

TEACHING IDEAS/RESOURCES

Reflecting Action through Service: Teaching and Learning.

empathyImage Empathy: Created by Sonia Dunn for SALC reused with permission

 

 

 

 

WEBLINKS

 

OUR CORE VALUES @ SALC Making Connections GROWTH

Making Connections GROWTH

Growth – ‘The Spirit of Character’

A St Andrews Education is an education that focuses on developing the whole child -academically, culturally, physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually.  Our task is to develop learners, to foster growth, and to form character. At St Andrews we strive to intentionally develop young men and women who are caring, compassionate, ethical, moral, resilient, courageous, disciplined and respectful. It is a school that encourages its young people to value participation in a broad range of activities across an array of human endeavours, and in doing so helps them to discover who and whose they are, so that they may find meaning and purpose in their lives. The formation of character, then, at St Andrews is a part of every child’s experience so that they learn ‘to act justly, and to love kindness and to walk humbly with their God’.

Luke 2:40 ‘And the child increased in wisdom and in stature and in favour with God and man’.

Source: Kotzur, T. (Principal) St Andrews Core Values

PYP ATTITUDES PYP LEARNER PROFILE
Respect Independence       Principled Reflective
The Name Jar, written and illustrated by Yangsook Choi
 
Rose Meets Mr Wintergarten by Bob Graham  Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell illus by Helen Oxenbury  Zen Shorts by Jon Muth 
PYP LIBRARY PYP LIBRARY PYP LIBRARY PYP LIBRARY 

 

THE NAME JAR

PICTURE BOOKS

Burch, Regina G., Ember, Kathi. (2002), Following the rules : learning about respect, Character education, Huntington Beach, Calif. : Creative Teaching.

Danneberg, Julie., Love, Judith DuFour. (2008), First day jitters, New York : Scholastic.

Do, Anh., Do, Suzanne., Whatley, Bruce. (2011), The little refugee, Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin.

Higgins, Melissa. I am respectful, Capstone Press.

Niland, Deborah. (2007), Annie to the rescue, Camberwell, Vic. : Viking.

Parker, David., Fiammenghi, Gioia. (2004), I show respect, The best me I can be, New York : Scholastic.

Redlich, Ben. (2007), Cheeky Charlie!, Mascot, N.S.W. : Koala Books.

Wilson, Tony. (2007), Harry Highpants, Malvern, S. Aust. : Scholastic.

TEACHING RESOURCES

The Name Jar – Teaching Notes PDF

Picture Books – Teaching about Social and Emotional Learning

OTHER

Picture Books that teach about Character PDF

OUR CORE VALUES @ SALC Making Connections GRACE

Making Connections GRACE

Grace – ‘The Spirit of the Gospel’

Grace seeks to pardon the wrongs we have done to others, and the wrongs others have done to us. Grace enables fresh starts. Each day at St Andrews brings with it the promise of a new beginning.

Ephesians 2:8 –

‘For by grace you have been saved through faith’

Source: Kotzur, T. (Principal) St Andrews Core Values

 

 

Appreciation

The Giving Tree by Shel. Silverstein


Reflective

Zen Shorts  by Jon  Muth

Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say

 

Other Books

It’s Okay To Be Different by Todd Parr

The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster

Window by Jeannie Baker

Belonging by Jeannie Baker

 

** More resources to come**

OUR CORE VALUES @ SALC Making Connections EXCELLENCE

Making Connections EXCELLENCE

Personal Bests

‘The Spirit of Excellence’

We are committed to the pursuit of the highest levels of personal attainment in all aspects of education – academic, pastoral and co-curricular. Achievement and improvement are actively encouraged, supported, recognised and celebrated. People bring their gifts, talents and abilities to fruition by striving to achieve their Personal Best, giving careful attention to every task, relationship, and interaction. When we strive for Personal Bests, self-discipline, hard work, persistence, resilience and tenacity in achieving goals are demonstrated. We strive to be the best we can be, not just for ourselves alone, but to make a difference in the world.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 –

‘Whatever you do, do well’

Source: Kotzur, T. (Principal) St Andrews Core Values

DOING YOUR BEST – READING ENRICHES LEARNING RESOURCE

PYP ATTITUDES

PYP LEARNER PROFILE
 

Commitment

 

Creativity  

Risk-takers

Courageous

 

Balanced

The 108th sheep Imagine Annie to the rescue Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley
PYP LIBRARY PYP LIBRARY PYP LIBRARY PYP LIBRARY 

 

Hugo the Happy Starfish “ONE STEP AT A TIME” Picture Book Trailer


COMMITMENT

Fenton, Corinne., Gouldthorpe, Peter. (2008), The dog on the tuckerbox, Fitzroy, Vic. : Black Dog Books.

Imai, Ayano. (2007), The 108th sheep, 1st Australian ed, Mascot, N.S.W. : Koala.

Kelly, Paul., Carmody, Kev., Hudson, Peter., Kalkarinji School. (2008), From little things big things grow, Camberwell East, Vic. : One Day Hill/Affirm Press.

Berne, Jennifer., Radunsky, Vladimir. (2013), On a beam of light : a story of Albert Einstein, San Francisco, California : Chronicle Books.

Buchanan, Sue., Shafer, Dana., Allen, Joy. (2001), Mud Pie Annie : God’s recipe for doing your best, Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan.

Daywalt, Drew., Jeffers, Oliver. (2013), The day the crayons quit, London : HarperCollins Children’s.

Hillenbrand, Will. (2009), Louie!, New York : Philomel.

Lester, Alison. (1992), Imagine, A little ark book, North Sydney : Allen & Unwin.

Reynolds, Peter H. (2005), Ish, London : Walker Books.
CREATIVITY
Reynolds, Peter H. (2007), So few of me, London : Walker.

Rodriguez, Edel. (2009), Sergio saves the game!, 1st ed, New York : Little, Brown.

Straw, Wendy., Pascal, Milton H., Marks, Gerald. (2008), The little engine that could, Malvern, Vic. : Brolly.

 

RISK-TAKERS

Do, Anh., Do, Suzanne., Whatley, Bruce. (2011), The little refugee, Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin.

Graham, Bob. (1994), Rose meets Mr Wintergarten, Picture Puffins, Ringwood, Vic. : Penguin Australia.

Niland, Deborah. (2007), Annie to the rescue, Camberwell, Vic. : Viking.

Williams, Mary., Christie, Gregory. (2005), Brothers in hope : the story of the Lost Boys of Sudan, New York : Lee & Low Books.

BALANCED

Blabey, Aaron. (2007), Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley, Camberwell, Vic. : Penguin.

Booth, Christina., Groves, Pete. (2010), Potato music, Malvern, S. Aust. : Omnibus.

Cali, Davide., Cantone, Anna Laura. (2007), A dad who measures up, Elwood, Vic. : Wilkins Farago.

Friend, Peter., Joyner, Andrew. (2012), What’s the matter, Aunty May?, Prahran, Vic. : Little Hare.

Norac, Carl., Oftedal, Kristin. (2010), Big Bear little brother, London : Macmillan Children’s Books.

 

TEACHING RESOURCES

DIIGO LINKS

OUR CORE VALUES @ SALC Making Connections FAITH

Making Connections FAITH

Faith – ‘The Spirit of Hope

St Andrews, as a school of the Lutheran Church is a Christian School. It is a school where the Christian Faith is central to its life and work. We look to the risen Jesus, who is the ‘way, truth and life’. Faith enables us to look forward with expectation and confidence, placing our trust in God’s provision of the things we need to handle all kinds of situations and events that occur. Faith is open to all possibilities and not limited by what we might wish for. Faith allows God to define our lives, and each person is called to respond by loving God and others as themselves.

2 Corinthians 5:7 – ‘For we live by faith, not by sight’

Source: Kotzur, T. (Principal) St Andrews Core Values

 

Confidence – Open-minded – Reflective

 

You Are Special.  By Max Lucado


 

Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say


**More resources to come**