Life is Good!

Strangers, Friends

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The understanding of human dignity begins in the story of creation (Gen1: 26–27) where we are told that human beings are created in the image and likeness of God. God saw that everything created was good.

The fundamental principles of Catholic social teaching are: Human life is sacred from the moment of conception until natural death, and the human dignity of every person must be recognised.

Concern for the health of its citizens requires that society helps in the attainment of living conditions that allow them to grow and reach maturity: food and clothing, housing, health care, basic education, employment, and social assistance.

Through your research what organisation have you discovered that promotes life and in particular is focussed on restoring dignity?

Who are they?

What do they do?

Where do they work?

How does their program restore dignity?

How long has the program been running?

How successful is it?

I am, You are, We Are Australian!

What is National Identity?

The King of Cute
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Have a look at the activities on this page, you can work through them with abuddy if you need to understand National Identity better.

http://we-are-australian.wikispaces.com/Activity+1

What is Australia’s National Identity to you and what does it say about people who are Australian?

Is there a ‘typical’ Australian? If so, how would you describe this person? If not, why not?

Are Australians really different from other peoples? If so, what are the main elements of this ‘difference’?

How are Australians the same?

What are the common important beliefs and activities that keep Australians together?

Where do you see variety and diversity in the Australian people?

Have a read of these for some ideas….

http://spinneypress.com.au/books/australian-national-identity/

http://australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-stories/australian-identity

http://www.ethics.org.au/ethics-articles/australian-identity

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vt60-pHAh_o

Some questions to think about…
•What do ‘The Australians’ look like?
•What is/are the language/s of ‘The Australians’ like?
•What religions and customs do they practise?
•What work and activities do ‘The Australians’ like to do?
•How do ‘The Australians’ rule themselves?
•What do ‘The Australians’ believe in and value as people?

Learning Reflections Term3 Week 9

 

Teach/Learn
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Every week we set our Learning Intentions. You work towards achieving those Learning Intentions throughout the week. This is a great way for you to personalise your learning. At the end if the week the you think about your learning; have Iachieved what I set out to learn and identify any areas I still need to focus on.

Usually the students write these learning intentions in their peronal journals. This week we have asked you to post your learning intentions on the blog.

We are wondering what will happen when we share them on the blog?

I wonder if this will make you more accountable to these learning intention and wheher you’ll find that you are more successful because you publically said what you intended to learn?

You have also been asked to think about the success criteria for your learning intention.

Our whole community Learning Intentions this week are:

We are learning to:

Take responsability for our learning (by completing work in the set time, by asking for help, by recording the instructions on our ipads…)

Reflect on the learning we have done this year in Numeracy

Identify which Numeracy skills and concepts we personally need to do work on and…

Improve our understanding of various Numeracy skills and concepts

Prepare an oral presentation and a Powerpoint presentation as two seperate things

Teach others new skills and encourage them to use blogging as a way of learning

Learning Reflections Level 5/6 MP Term 3 Week 8

 

Teach/Learn
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Every week we set our Learning Intentions. You work towards achieving those Learning Intentions throughout the week. This is a great way for you to personalise your learning. At the end if the week the you think about your learning; have Iachieved what I set out to learn and identify any areas I still need to focus on.

Usually the students write these learning intentions in their peronal journals. This week we have asked you to post your learning intentions on the blog.

We are wondering what will happen when we share them on the blog?

I wonder if this will make you more accountable to these learning intention and wheher you’ll find that you are more successful because you publically said what you intended to learn?

You have also been asked to think about the success criteria for your learning intention.

How will you know if you are successful?

By posting your learning intentions on the blog, the whole community including your parents have an opportunity to comment on your success!

Our whole community Learning Intentions this week are:

We are learning to:

  • take responsability for our learning (by completing work in the set      time, by asking for help, by recording the instructions on our ipads…)
  • read analog clocks
  • record the time on analog clocks
  • convert 24 hour time to standard (am/pm) time
  • calculate elapsed time problems
  • discuss the texts we read using the Literature circles roles in      order to improve our undertsanding of the text
  • write a biography
  • use PowerPoint to direct our learning
  • use PowerPoint to record our learning using mixed media