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August 26, 2015
by leesclassroom

The 2015 School Writing Competition is NOW OPEN!

Calling all Australian School Students… from Prep to Grade 12

Write a poem or short story for your chance to win.


IDEAS…..you could write a story or poem about:

* Someone you really like (friend, teacher, family member or even your favourite pet)

* Something you really enjoy doing (a party, an excursion, a holiday, an adventure, a school carnival, homework… oh wait… forget that last one)

* Something interesting that happened to you or someone you know (winning a competition, finding a treasure, learning something new)

* A place, or person completely made up, in your very own world where ANYTHING is possible!!

There is NO THEME so you can write about whatever your heart desires!

* Stories no more than 500 words, Poems no longer than 16 lines.

* Entries must be in by Sunday 30th August 2015.

ENTER online, via email, via post (P.O Box 2734 Nerang DC Qld 4211) or via fax (07 5574 3644).

August 17, 2015
by leesclassroom

This week’s homework

100 WC: If you’re in trouble, or hurt or need – go to the poor people. They’re the only ones that’ll help – the only ones.” ― John Steinbeck, from the book The Grapes of Wrath

BTN: This week’s BTN is an article about a girl running her own business. This connects to what what Lisa from Startsmart talked to us about a couple of weeks ago. BTN-running your own business


August 14, 2015
by leesclassroom

Economics: Banner Ads

This week, as part of our economics unit, we have been looking at the factors affecting our spending and understanding why it is important to be an informed consumer.

In class we have looked at television commercials aimed at young people. We also regularly encounter ads in a variety of environments other than TV. Another form is banner ads. Banner ads are found on websites. They  tend to be image-based rather than text-based and their purpose is to promote a brand or to get visitors from one website to go to the advertiser’s website.

To learn more about the techniques banner ads use follow this link http://pbskids.org/dontbuyit/advertisingtricks/

If you click on the “Click here” button it will open up a pop up that talks about techniques the ad is using. If you ‘refresh’ the page a new ad will come up for you to look at.