As the end of the year is nearly upon us, the grade five teachers wanted to remind all of the grade five students about cybersafety. Cybersafety and safe internet practise still applies when you are on holidays.
Our school is currently participating in the eSmart program – which is all about being safe online.
Here are a few reminders:
Remember that you should behave the same way towards others whether you are online or offline. This rule applies when you are using apps like iMessage over the holidays. Remember that what you’re writing should be appropriate and purposeful. No “Hey…” messages.
Never give out any personal information over the internet, no matter how truthful you think the person you are talking to is.
If you’re unsure of what you’re viewing or if someone has sent you a message that is inappropriate make sure you tell a trusted adult what is going on. They will be able to help you.
Always keep your password safe!
Social networking sites can be fun and useful.. if you use them appropriately! Make sure if you are using these sites that your parents know you are using them. Sit down with them and teach them how to use them properly. And remember.. a lot of these sites have age restrictions where you need to be aged 13+ to register. If you aren’t 13 yet, then you definitely should not be using it.
Remember to be conscientious about these things for the rest of the year and over the holidays!!
If you or your parents want to learn more about cybersafety they can visit the cybersafety section on the 5A blog
The grade five team
Miss Anderson, Miss Tomat, Mrs. Morgan and Mr. Smith
Today 5M wore home-made moustaches to support the Apollo staff that are participating in Movember. The aim of Movember is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and male mental health.
A very special thanks to all of those who wore moustaches for the day and brought a donation.
5M raised $22.10 for the Apollo Movember team. Well done!!
If you still wish to make a donation you can by clicking on one of the links below.
In August 2010, Behind the News reported on the persuasive devices used in politics to encourage Australians to vote for their idea. This week grade 5 students will do just that!
By watching this report, I hope it helps your group create a crafty and persuasive campaign to encourage other grade 5 students to vote for your team’s idea to develop or improve an area of our school.
To have the best chance of success, your team will also want to consider having the following the support their campaign:
Literature Circles was launched in 5M today. The four texts are…
Mahtab’s Story by Libby Gleeson
A horse called Elvis by John Heffernan
The final lap by Michael Panckridge
Emmy and the incredible shrinking rat by Lynne Jonell
Each group meets three times a week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday. There are seven sessions in total to complete the text.
Visit the ‘Literature Circles’ page to get the low-down on the different roles and suggested ways to present your task. There is a page set up for each group too so check-in to see what each group has been discussing.
In Integrated we have been talking about the leaders that make decisions for the people that they represent.
Have you ever thought about how new laws are made in Australia?
Watch the Behind the News Story to find out more!
Your task is to make a flowchart in Popplet that explains the process for passing a bill.
Your chance to comment: What is a new law you would like to see in Australia and why?
As part of our preparation for Grade 6 and our voting for the 2013 School Leaders, we held a Leadership Conference on the afternoon of Wednesday October 31st. We had three guest speakers who all hold leadership positions in our local community. Each spoke to the grade 5′s about their own personal experiences as leaders as well as giving the students insight into different types of leadership as well as the challenges and opportunities that face leaders.
The grade 5 teachers hope that all students enjoyed the afternoon and also learned some more about how to be effective leaders. To complete our Leadership Conference it would be great to hear from the students about what they enjoyed and what they learned on the afternoon. Students can provide these through commenting on this post.
Special thanks to Hannah, Shawn and Mr Reeve, our school principal, on providing such interesting and informative presentations to the students.