As part of the Grade 3 science unit ‘How does it grow?’ the Grade 3 student went to Edendale Farm on Monday 21st May, 2018.
Our focus during this unit is to investigate the common characteristics of living things, how living things are grouped together, their life cycles and key stages. Activities at Edendale Farm included a creek walk, learning about indigenous plants, the life cycle of the Eltham Copper Butterfly, worms and bees.
After our exciting trip to Edendale Farm (stay tuned for photos) we were lucky enough to have brought back some cuttings from plants. We were shown by staff at Edendale how to create terrarium using a juice bottle. If you have any empty juice bottles like the one pictured, could you please clean it and bring along to your classroom.
Well done grade 3s on finishing your first ever Naplan!!! Your teachers are so proud of all your efforts over the last 3 days.
A reminder: This test does not assess all of what makes each of you exceptional and unique.
The people who score these tests don’t know that some of you love to sing, are good at drawing or can teach others how to use a computer program. They have not seen the way that some of you dance with grace or speak confidently to a large group. They do not know that your friends count on you to be there for them when they are sad. They do not know that you participate in sports, help your Mum or Dad or that you play with your little brother, sister or cousins. They do not know that you are caring, thoughtful and that every day you do your best, because these qualities can not be tested.
The scores you get from this test will tell you how you did on that day, but they can not tell you everything. They can not tell you that you have improved on something that you once found difficult. They can’t tell you that you brighten up our day. They can’t tell you how amazingly special you are.