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Week 7 Is Here!

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Good afternoon parents! Here's to another week...the weather is definitely feeling a little Melbourne like with all the season in one day! Grateful for the rain coming down to give the gardens a big drink though! On Saturday Amie Meyer, Isobel Christie and myself, attended an online PD run by Rebecca Perkins of My Special Child. She is a specialists in supporting neurodivergent children with a focus on ADHD and Demand Avoidance. This gave me a fantastic opportunity to gain a better understanding of the struggles that children with specific learning difficulties, diverse needs or behavioural challenges may experience and how I can best support them to achieve their full potential within our classroom.  It was very informative and I was super grateful for the opportunity to broaden my knowledge and skill set. A few reminders for the coming week... Lunchtime Funtime - This week and the remaining weeks of term, Mr Torrese will be coordinating a couple of different activities for the st

Week 6 Is Here!

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 Good afternoon! What another beautiful weekend!  I was lucky enough to spend my time doing all sorts this weekend...I went down to check out the AFL 9's Competition on Friday night and it was so great to see so many people out there playing and having a ball...a perfect evening for footy! If you are keen to play, head on down...the teams always seem to need an extra player! Saturday saw me sitting in the Emergency Department with Ella for most of the day...it turns out when she's still complaining about the finger V basketball injury from her game on Monday that there is a strong chance it may be broken!  A visit to the Hand Clinic is on the horizon for us and hopefully the suggested 3 week hiatus from basketball is adjusted to missing no games at all!! Sunday was all about the pooch walk, hanging out with my mum who had braved the traffic to come and visit, coffee and washing on the line....my nan would say it is a perfect drying day! I am hopeful the weekend gave you all som

Welcome to Week 5!

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Good afternoon! Can you believe that it is Week 5 already! I swear it was Week 3 of Term 2 about 5 minutes ago! Hopefully the weekend has been restful and given your families a chance to recharge and reconnect ready for another great week! There was lots happening last week...celebrating our first OLC Wellbeing Week was fantastic and hopefully gave the students some ideas about things they can do to help ensure they are feeling happy and good on the inside and able to cope a little better when things feel difficult or hard to overcome!  This was the short and sweet theme of our assembly from Friday and I feel the kids nailed it! I have uploaded the video to our 4DEL Teams page if you missed it or wish to re-watch. The kids did an awesome job and really embraced the message and did us all proud! Over this week, we also had the opportunity to participate in some guided breathing sessions as a whole school which brought a lovely calming energy to the day. As a class we also had a mindful

Welcome to Week 4!

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Good morning parents, Another glorious weekend filled with sunshine and adulty jobs that are so satisfying! I hope that you have all enjoyed the weekend, especially those that went away for the annual Year 4 family weekend...what an amazing tradition!  I am sure the kids really enjoyed this opportunity to connect to their classmates and other families, get some rides in, yummy lunch and a spot of shopping in Cotton On!  What a surprise to see a small crew checking out the latest addition to Margies! Our Character Strength that we are focusing on this week is: Love of Learning. This is a super important skill as those for whom this is a strength have an amazing capacity to engage and encourage and inspire others around them.  When this one came up, it prompted me to think about what I have learnt lately...I realised it is lots of pop culture things, mostly associated with my own children as I try (and I emphasise...TRY!) to keep up with what they are into in a non-try hard way! A few re

Week 3 Update

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 Helooooooo, What a weekend, isn't it amazing the difference a little bit of sunshine can make to your mood.?!  I for one felt much better waking up knowing that it was going to be a little warmer...my poor little washing machine got a workout, beds were stripped and the flannies were put on the bench in time for the cotton comeback!  I've either gone too early and we will all freeze or I have totally smashed this adulting gig! An afternoon spent down at Karridale with one of my first teaching buddies and his family was a beautiful way to close out a thoroughly satisfying day! I am not too sure about croquet on the lawn...the hockey player in me just wanted to go full Happy Gilmore!! Wide open windows and fresh air means a trip to Bunnings to welcome some more indoor plants to the family...it is the simplest things for sure! I hope that you have all enjoyed some Vitamin D and are feeling happy and well ready for a new week of all things learning in 4DEL! A few reminders... Spee

Science - I Feel The Need...The Need for Speed!

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Good evening parents! The Mad Scientists are at it again!!  Today we began our planning for our next experiment, relax, this one doesn't involve an oral presentation and it is not necessary to be working on this at home! In our Physical Sciences Unit this term we are learning about Forces and how they can act on objects, to this end, we are working on creating our own Speed Racers in which we will have the chance to learn about the importance of thrust force. I put a request into the 4DEL Blog, asking for any donations of milk bottle lids...once we have finished with these, we will then pop them into the central collection spot to be recycled so they won't go to waste. I have placed a copy of the this note below in each student's One Note folder in the Science Section for them to refer to over the coming days. Our plan is to begin building these next Thursday, 28th October during our Science lessons so any cardboard and milk tops will need to be in by then! We will also be

Week 2 Comin At Ya!

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Good afternoon parents, I hope you enjoyed the sunshine yesterday...we were lucky enough to spend the weekend in Binningup with my best friend and her family and we got to hit the beach and enjoy the freezing cold water. We then went over to the Brunswick Tavern for lunch...soooooo good! Highly recommend it if you're looking for a road trip destination. A visit to Wellington Dam rounded out the day before heading back to the beach before the weather turned. Many games of Rummy O and Monopoly were played which was super fun...I am super proud but kind of bummed that Ella always seems to win at Monopoly...she is ruthless! Unfortunately we had to head off a bit early as Tobes picked up a touch of food poisoning which was not the best way to end the weekend...fingers crossed its nothing worse and he starts to feel better soon! SMMC Excursion - We had a fantastic time visiting SMMC on Friday and your child will have brought home a prospectus for you to peruse. If you did not receive one