Last week all the students were given a new pedometer to be used in conjunction with a new website called Active Globe to help us track our steps and achieve our personal goals. Active Globe helps the students to log their physical activity and achieve a personal goal they have set for themselves. The goal the students needed to decide on is how far on a map do they think their physical activity will take them. We also made a decision on a class goal. Our class goal is to run or walk to Melbourne from our school (as pictured below). We are fast approaching the State border, so we are doing well already as a class.
It certainly has motivated the students during fitness sessions and in particular our popstick run.
Our class voted on a name for our class stick insect. Overwhelmingly the class voted for Jerry as pictured below.
Jerry is visiting his second home this weekend and went home with Alex on Friday afternoon. Alex took some great video footage of Jerry having his lunch and posted it on Edmodo. Here is the footage below. Great work Alex.
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!!!!!
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.
On Wednesday, I 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!