It’s Damper Making

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At camp AKA Douglas scrub. We did a lot of  things, but one of them was damper making. It was awesome, funny, and  weird. Firstly we got all the ingredients for damper making. Some of the ingredients were  flour,  sugar,salt, milk, chocolate buds and sprinkles. I think we over loaded it with sprinkles. When we finished the dough Stefano cooked the damper while we played on the wooden play ground. Once it was cooked we went over to the table to see our damper (Elissa’s and Niamh’s) Our damper stood out the most. The was blackness was everywhere on ours. Stefano said he needs a chain saw to open ours. He couldn’t do slices, so he gave us half to eat. Niamh wanted her own half, so Niamh walked over to the  table. Niamh accidentally grabbed someone’s damper and the name on it was ma a coos (Matthew and Cooper) at least that is what it said on the wrapper. Well that’s our story.

 by Niamh & Elissa   #we’re AWESOME!!!!!

LOL

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Rope Bridges

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We did lot’s of fun things at camp, but one of the best was making rope bridges.  This was a team game where we worked hard to create a bridge entirely out of ropes.  Our bridges had to hold the whole of our group and be strong enough to safely walk across.  I was in a team with Rosie, Aimee and Phoebe and we created an awesome bridge that we had fun making together.

By Hannah

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Holiday to Queensland!

 

photo (1)On Wednesday, I photo (2)got up at 4 am to get a taxi to the airport. When we got to the airport we checked in and put our luggage on the plane. We waited about 30 minutes and then got on the plane. I was sitting next to Dad and Milly  was sitting next to Mum. It took about 2 hours and 30 minutes to fly to Brisbane. When we had all our luggage we got a hire car and drove for about 2 hours and finally  we arrived at the Sunshine Coast.

In a few days I had already been on the water park, kayaks, catamarans, in the pools, swimming in the lagoon and also on the water trampoline. Wile I was there I met 3 really good friends Nick, Matt and Conner. We all had heaps of fun together going on all the activities. Conner was the first to leave, which left Nick and Matt.

The last day came quickly and I have to say I think it was the best. We went on the water park together and my Dad even came on too! It was the coolest when we crawled to the end of this big air pillow and from a high platform Dad jumped on the other end and I went like 5 meters in the air and then made a huge splash in the water. I also went on a Segway tour for an hour. We then did mini golf a few times. I would say this is the best holiday ever!

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Granparents & Special Friends Day Performance: The Brady Bunch

Last Friday was Grandparents and Special Friends Day, where traditionally we invite our Grandparents and Special Friends to school for a school performance, a look through our classrooms and a lunch. The day was a great success and we really enjoyed presenting our Brady Bunch item. Everyone can be very proud of their efforts. The performances were given confidently and with a lot of enthusiasm. We would like to thank especially Mrs Cannizzaro for her help with preparing the dance at the beginning and assisting with improving our skit during the rehearsals. It was great to see so many Grandparents and Special Friends there on the day, but we understand that not all that wanted to be there could. Well, thanks to modern technology you can see our performance below along with some photos that were taken during our dress rehearsal and some on the day of our performance. We invite you to please leave a comment on this post, the students would love to read your feedback. 

 

Year 3_4 Baldock Grandparents and Special Friends Day_The Brady Bunch Full Presentation from Mr Baldock on Vimeo.

The Brady Bunch: Year 3/4 Baldock Grandparents and Special Friends Day Performance from Mr Baldock on Vimeo.

MND Ice Bucket Challenge

Yes, the Ice Bucket Challenge has come to Nativity. I was nominated by my brother in-law and went through with the challenge yesterday in front of the whole school. A big thank you to my daughters, who were coached into pouring the icy contents of the bucket very, very slowly.

I have challenged my class to take on the challenge with parent permission of course, but please don’t forget why all this is taking place. It is to raise awareness and money for MND (Motor Neurone Disease). Any donations would be greatly appreciated and can be made by clicking on the following link.

https://www.mndaust.asn.au/How-your-donation-helps/Make-a-Donation.aspx

Below is the action from yesterday.

MND Ice Bucket Challenge from Mr Baldock on Vimeo.

Year 3 ZooSnooze Camp – Part 10:Lunch at bowling

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After everybody had bowled one round we had lunch and the choices were a cheeseburger, hotdog, nuggets and fries. After everybody was  pretending to play the video games that was there and they also had a juke box.

By Matthew T

Year 3 ZooSnooze Camp – Part 9: Bowling

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Last Wednesday all the year threes went on a camp for two days. It was the second day of camp, because Tuesday was when camp started. At quarter past eleven we went bowling. We had to measure our feet and get the right bowling shoes. I was a size adult two. Then we got into our teams. I was with Zanle, Jem, Matthias, Saara and Noah. Matthias went first then Jem went second. Saara went 3rd and Zanle went 4th. I was last. We each got ten shots. I came in first place, Zanle came second, Matthias came 3rd, Saara came 4th and Jem came last. We had lots of fun. I got 131 points.

By Ethan

Year 3 ZooSnooze Camp – Part 8: The Sun Bear

DSC01101 DSC01105 DSC01116 DSC01122 DSC01130 DSC01136 DSC01139While we were on camp we got to go out of bounds to feed a Sun Bear. When we all got there Claire and Steve had got all of the food ready for the Sun Bear to eat. Sun Bears eat mashed potatoes, mashed apple, peanuts and the worst part of it all is the worms. No one and I mean no one touched those worms!!

Then  we got to hide the food for the Sun Bear. It was fun. After that we watched the Sun Bear eat its food. The first thing he went up to was a piece of orange and then watermelon.

By Alana

Year 3 ZooSnooze Camp – Part 7: Breakfast and Dishes

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DSC01075What we had for breakfast was toast with jam or vegemite and cereal. When everyone had just fished there breakfast my friend William and I had to do the dis. It only took us about 2 minutes.

By Jem

Year 3 ZooSnooze Camp – Part 6: BBQ Tea

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We had a BBQ for tea and we were able to have a meat patty or sausage and salads. We had fun at the zoo. The parent helpers cooked the BBQ tea. It was really yummy. We had fun at camp. The year 3s love camp. We saw lots of animals.

by Saara.

Year 3 ZooSnooze Camp – Part 5: Snake

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At  the Zoo Raphael the Education Officer  got  a snake out on the floor and let it on the floor to slither. Then people asked Raphael some questions.  Like what kind of snake is it?  It was a Woma Python. Where Does it live? They live in a warm place and like to sun bake. What do snakes eat? They eat rats and mice, bird eggs and lizards.

By Leon

Year 3 ZooSnooze Camp – Part 4: A Snake Called Wally

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Before we had dinner Raphael brought a snake out called Wally. He was a Woma Python. A snake like Wally lives in the desert. After that Wally was allowed to go around the room. We got to touch him on the back it was really cool, but scary at the same time. Then Wally went to his enclosure and we had dinner.

By Emily

Our encounter with a snake! from Mr Baldock on Vimeo.

Organs in the body

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On Wednesday when the year threes were on camp we got to create a human. Max and I  agreed on the name Gregory. Any way max had to trace me on a big piece of paper. After Max had finished tracing me we had to cut it out. Then what we had to do was draw what we already knew about the body.

Once we had finished that we had to get a computer and make some corrections and get some facts . Max and I chose to get some facts about the brain and the heart and I will now tell you fact about the heart and then the brain. First the heart. The human study of the heart and various disorders is know as cardiology. Now the the brain. The weight of the brain is about the same wait of  a rabbit. When you get past  all of  the work it was a really a fun task.

by Jesse

 

Year 3 ZooSnooze Camp – Part 3: Tigers

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On Tuesday we visited the tigers at the ZooSnooze. The Zoo Keeper gave Tuan a horses leg. When he ate it it made a crunching noise. Then we went back for some morning tea. Angela showed us a talk about tigers. There are 3 tigers in the zoo Tuan  Asiqua and Kemiri. I like Tuan the best, because he is very cool.

By Matthias

ZooSnooze 2014: Behind the scenes with Tuan the Tiger. from Mr Baldock on Vimeo.

Organs of the body By Matthew Pe

Matt and Gabi

On Wednesday we had had a health lesson.We had to choose a partner and we had to choose who would be traced. We had two pieces of butchers paper, but it was too short, so we had to add a piece for the head to fit on. Then we had to trace a person and draw and label organs like a heart, bladder, brain and so on.

I was with Gabi and we called our guy Esophagus, because we both liked the name. I drew lots of pictures  and we both coloured the pictures in. I drew a heart, brain lungs and a kidney.Two of the facts were your heart breathes 60 to 100 times per minute and your brain is the centre of your nervous system.

By Matthew Pe

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