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Both my 6/7 maths classes participated enthusiastically in World Maths Day this year, competing against students from all over the world in timed arithmetic challenges. Pen and paper tasks pale in comparison to the colourful and interactive learning activities offered by such programs. I have just signed both classes up to the Smartkiddies site, which allows teachers to assign tasks (including assessment tasks and NAPLAN-style questions) to each student, give individual feedback and track results.
Congratulations on your performances in the NAPLAN testing last week – you all approached the tasks in a mature and responsible fashion and I am sure your results will reflect your knowledge of literacy and numeracy. Remember this is just one measure of your learning and there are many ways you can succeed at school apart from high scores on these tests, including public speaking, sporting achievements, art work, community involvement and team-work.
This week many of you will be participating in our Open Night for students and parents in Grade 6, considering our school for next year. Thank you for your thoughts and comments on what sets Hawkesdale P12 College apart – many of you had very many postive ideas about our small class sizes, choice of elective subjects, country atmosphere and supportive teachers.
In Science this week you will be choosing one of two options – research for the 2009 Victorian Landcare Youth Environment Conference to be held in Lorne in early August, OR an animal project about a Victorian threatened species. The list of animals you can choose from is here. All the suporting documents (Student task sheet, assessment rubric and research grid) are available on the year 7 wiki.