Book Week Parade

The GizmoThe Campus had their Book Week Parade last Friday. Our class were inspired to dress as though we were involved in “The Gizmo” story, our class novel. If you are unfamiliar with the Gizmo story, the Gizmo is a ball like machine that wreaks havoc on those that have it their possession. When the Gizmo beeps one or more articles of clothing get swapped between two people. You can see from the video below that we all had fun with this theme.

 

Year 3/4 BC Book Week 2015 from Mr Baldock on Vimeo.

Making Soup for the Moore Street Centre

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It was our turn earlier this term to make soup for the Moore Street Centre. Everyone from our class got involved and we had great fun making the soup and knowing it was all going to a good place. We really appreciated our parent helpers Andrea, Bec and Mary for guiding us through the cooking process and interpreting Mr B’s recipe. We also thank Roger who volunteered to take the soup to the Moore Street Centre. More of our classes from the St. Joseph building will be making more soup in the coming weeks.

Everyone did a great job at cutting up all the vegetables. More importantly no fingers were lost in the making of the soup!
Everyone did a great job at cutting up all the vegetables. More importantly no fingers were lost in the making of the soup!
Stirring in the ingredients.
Stirring in the ingredients.
The Minestrone Soup smelt delicious. It was very hard not to eat it there and then.
The Minestrone Soup smelt delicious. It was very hard not to eat it there and then.
All the soup arriving at the Moore Street Centre.
All the soup arriving at the Moore Street Centre.

Please enjoy the video below of all the soup making fun.

Soup Making for the Moore St Centre from Mr Baldock on Vimeo.

Adelaide Zoo Planetkeeper Excursion

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Our class visited the Adelaide Zoo recently to take part in the Planetkeepers program. We spent time with a Zoo educator learning more about our focus animal the Orangutan. We learnt about why the Orangutans are critically endangered and what can be done to help protect them.

Our class in our Zoo Education Session.
Our class in our Zoo Education Session.
We learnt that if people stopped buying animal products made from protected animals, we could help stop the demand for them. This item above was confiscated by Australian Customs.
We learnt that if people stopped buying animal products made from protected animals, we could help stop the demand for them. This item above was confiscated by Australian Customs.
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The natural habitat of the Orangutans is being cleared to plant palm oil plantations. We learnt that we can do our bit by not buying products made with this palm oil.

We were also very lucky to spend some time with the Orangutan Zoo Keeper, who provided us with lots of interesting information. We also got to go behind the scenes in an area not open to the public for a closer experience with one of the three Orangutans at the Zoo.

Our class receiving a talk from the Orangutan Zookeeper. While one of the Orangutans uses a stick to get food.
Our class receiving a talk from the Orangutan Zookeeper. While one of the Orangutans uses a stick to get food.
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Our class behind the scenes.
This is Puspa, the Orangutan we saw behind the scenes.
This is Puspa, the Orangutan we saw behind the scenes.

DSC06023 We had a fantastic time at the Zoo. As part of the Planetkeepers program we are currently undertaking research into Orangutans and endangered animals generally to look at ways we can raise awareness of why Orangutans and other animals are endangered. We will also be deciding on some ways in which we can raise money to go to organisations that help protect Orangutans. Be sure to have a look at our video below and keep coming back to our blog to learn more about Orangutans and what you can do to help protect them.

Planetkeeper Excursion 2015 from Mr Baldock on Vimeo.

The Gizmo Review by Connor

The book is about a boy called Stephen and he is forced to steal something at a market by a bully called Floggit . At the market Stephen spots a Gizmo store, and when the owner bends down to tie his shoe Stephen has stolen a Gizmo! When he asks for help with the Gizmo very bad things start happening, but the Gizmo did come in handy.

My favourite part was when Stephen gave Floggit the mysterious machine and Floggit’s clothes get placed on Stephen and Stephen clothes (no clothes) get placed on Floggit. To me it was really funny.

I would  rate this book 10 out of 10, because it was really funny in the end, at the  swimming pool.

Connor

By Connor