lee's classroom

(another MPPS global2.vic.edu.au weblog)

February 11, 2017
by leesclassroom

Welcome to 2017

Welcome to a new year and a new class in a new year level.

To be begin, with attached is the year 3/4 handbook for parents. This document was presented at the information session last week and includes details relating to various aspects of the up coming school year. It covers areas such as curriculum, the eConnect program, MPPS blogs, expectations around student behaviour, home learning, camp, sport, clubs and activities.

3-4 Handbook

Please read through this handout to familiarise yourself with the various aspects of your child’s school year. Shortly I will be posting a yearly overview to give you a snapshot of the curriculum for this year.

Any follow up questions on the handbook, or on how your child is settling in, please feel free to contact me. If you wish to make an appointment your child has my email address in their diary or I am available most mornings from 7:45. The afternoons can be a little bit more difficult as on Tuesdays and Wednesdays I’m in meetings from 3:30 to 4:30. Otherwise I look forward to meeting you at the parent teacher exchange night on the 28th of this month.

I’ve already meet several parents over recent and at the parent information night. For parents who haven’t met me, or may not know me, this blog will give you an introduction to my work at MPPS. Teaching is a late career for me and this is my ninth year at our school. In my time here as well as being a class rooom teacher I have the eLearning Coordinator and the 5/6 Team Leader. While for the last few I have been working in the 5/6 team I have taught in 3/4 several times and if you dig deep you’ll see posting on this site from those times.

This sites will not only feature classroom news and work samples it also contains various pages of information, resources and links for students and parents. I’m currently in the process of  changing some of the pages, such as the editing and proof reading checklist, to be more relevant for 3/4s.

I’m excited to be working with your children this year, the class has settled in well I can already see it is filled with a variety of characters.

December 17, 2016
by libby2016

Farewell 5/6B from Lee


Hi 5/6B,

I trust the last term has been as full and rewarding as the first three. I’m sure Libby’s mum jokes have been as funny as my dad jokes.

Year 6s I’m sorry I won’t get to see you around next year but I’m proud to have worked with all of you and I’m excited for you as you move on. High school is full of both challenges and opportunities and over recent years you have all shown me, in your unique ways, you are capable of taking on both.

Year 5s, phew glad they’re gone, now it’s over to you to be the best year ever. I look forward to seeing you around next year and watching you take on the challenges the final year of primary school offers. You’ve had some great friends and role models in this year’s year 6s whom I’m sure have demonstrated to you what is possible if you approach everything with optimism, enthusiasm and a dash of humour.

Enjoy the last couple of days as I enjoyed and appreciated my time with you and have a great summer.

Got to go, I’m catching a slow river boat from Hpa An to Mawlamyine. You know travelling is almost as rewarding as reading. Hey, maybe that could be a debate topic for next year.

Take care.






October 19, 2016
by libby2016

Debate schedule Term 4

Debate Timetable

19/10  Topic: School uniforms are a good idea.

Debate Affirmative Team: Kate, Liam, Leyla

Debate Negative Team: Brynn, Oliver, Zoe

Judges:  Luca, Ebony, Roy

Time Keeper: Indigo

Host: Shanice



27/10  topic: Social networking sites harmful.

Debate Affirmative Team: Lilly, Tara, Connor

Debate Negative Team: Ty, Sasha, Ryan

Judges: Sammy S, Indigo, Leo

Time Keeper: Roy

Host: Brynn



3/11 topic: Kids should be able to go anywhere they wish with their friends?

Debate Affirmative Team: Chiara, Declan, Sammy E

Debate Negative Team: Leo, Sammy S, Indigo

Judges: Brynn, Oliver, Zoe

Time Keeper: Jake

Host: Alexis



9/11 topic: Privacy is a privilege not a right.

Debate Affirmative Team: Jake, Aryaveer, Shanice

Debate Negative Team: Luca, Ebony, Roy

Judges:  Kate, Liam, Leyla

Time Keeper: Ebony

Host: Lilly



23/11 Topic: It is acceptable  to purchase any items you want with your pocket/own money.

Debate Affirmative Team: Ryan, Ty, Sasha

Debate Negative Team:  Brynn, Oliver, Zoe

Judges: Declan, Sammy E, Chiara

Time Keeper: Leo

Host: Flynn


30/11 Topic:  Peer pressure is beneficial not harmful.

Debate Affirmative Team: Liam, Leyla, Kate

Debate Negative Team: Declan, Sammy E, Chiara

Judges:  Ryan, Sasha, Ty

Time Keeper: Aryaveer

Host: Zoe

1/12 Topic:  Television is better than books.

Debate Affirmative Team: Roy, Luca, Ebony

Debate Negative Team: Tara, Connor, Lilly

Judges: Jake, Aryaveer, Shanice

Time Keeper: Liam

Host: Oliver



7/12       Topic: There should not be any zoos in the world.

Debate Affirmative Team: Sammy S, Indigo, Leo

Debate Negative Team: Shanice, Jake, Aryaveer

Judges:  Tara, Connor, Lilly

Time Keeper: Declan

Host: Sammy E



September 16, 2016
by leesclassroom

Term 3 Integrated Unit Reflection

Begin your reflection of what you have learnt during this term’s Science unit.

Your reflection must include:
Section 1
An introduction summarizing the unit.
Three facts that you found interesting or surprising.
Two understandings you now have.
One wonder you still have.
Section 2
Next, refer to your learning throughout the unit (in the whole class, in your groups and working on your information report) and answer:
What were the most important things I have learnt.
How did I learn it.
What am I going to do with what I have learnt.

Also go over your Assessment Matrix and talk about how well you covered the various parts needed for your information report.

Final, refer to your unit goals that your created at the beginning of the term. Write about whether you achieved them and if so how you went about this.

September 11, 2016
by leesclassroom

Concert Costumes

This year we’ll have two main groups of characters in our concert performance, Druids and Highlanders. Below are some suggestions of what these two will look like. I’d prefer it if the druids where in light, neutral colours while the highlanders should have tartan, sashes and sporrans hanging off big buckled belts. They should also have lots of wild red head and beards.

I’m asking each student to make their own costume and suggest they start by checking out the local op shop for anything they can cut up. Remember it’s not about fine detail, as they will only be viewed from a distance.

We’ll be making the other props we need in class. if you have any difficulties, or need further suggestions, please let Libby, Perri or myself know.





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