Merri Creek Excursion Thursday 21st May

edweeklogoweblogoMerri Creek Management Committee (MCMC) received funding to run some activities for Education Week 2015 and we have been fortunate enough to have been asked to participate in the program they are offering.

All students in Grades 3-6 will be involved in the program.

We will be visiting Merri Creek at DeChene Reserve, Coburg on Thursday 21st of May.

Students will perform waterway experiments using mathematics to examine and calculate waterway conditions. Each group will undertake 3 hands-on sessions that explore a different aspect of creek health.

-flow; how fast the water runs and its impacts

-life; what the number of waterbugs can tell us is

-clarity; how clear the water is


We will be walking to DeChene Reserve. Departing school at 8:45 a.m. and returning at approximately 1:00 p.m

All students will need to be in full school uniform and bring along a coat and appropriate footwear for visiting the creek. Shelter will be available if it rains on the day. They will need to bring along a snack and water bottle.

Homework Term 2 Week 6 Grade 3

This week you are to complete 50 points worth of activities using the chart below. Your spelling words are uploaded to your Stile account.

Spelling Rubric

These are your spelling activities, which will guide you in completing your weekly spelling practice activities to prepare for your test. Your spelling words will be added to Stile Education. All activities must be completed and submitted together to Stile by Friday.


You need to activities worth up to 40 points


5 Point Activities

_____1. Alphabetize the words.

_____2. Divide each word into syllables.

_____3. Write each word and cross out any silent letters.


10 Point Activities

_____4. Use each word in a sentence and underline the spelling word.

_____5. Write the words and a synonym for each word.

_____6. Scramble the words and then write the correct spelling next to each scramble.


15 Point Activities

_____7. Cut the words out of a magazine/newspaper and make a collage of your words.

_____8. Draw a picture and “hide” each spelling word in your artwork.


20 Point Activities

_____9. Use the words in similes. (ex.He was as quiet as a mouse).

_____10. Write a definition for each word.

_____11. Write a story using the words and underline each spelling word.

_____12. Write newspaper headlines using the words.

Homework Term 2 Week 6 Grade 4

Your homework this week is to learn your 7 spelling words (these can be found on Stile if you don’t remember them).

You need to find as many other words as you can that follow the same spelling pattern as your words for this week.

Practice your spelling pattern on spellodrome at home on a PC (your login is the same as for mathletics)

Finally, write a short story which includes your 7 spelling words for this week. 9517393-Wise-owl-wearing-a-square-academic-cap-and-glasses-Stock-Vector

Homework Term 2 Week 5 Grade 4

9517393-Wise-owl-wearing-a-square-academic-cap-and-glasses-Stock-VectorYour homework for this week is to learn your spelling words (you will have written these down, but they are also on Stile for your reference)

Write a short story on any topic of your choosing which uses your spelling words for this week.

If you are in Azul or Amarillo, you need to write out as many words as you can find which include this spelling pattern (-kn or –ee and –ea).

The rest of your homework for this week is to read one of the books from the library on readingeggs and answer the chapter quizzes.