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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.


Thank you,

Lee Pregnell




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.





September 5, 2016
by leesclassroom

Storybird Writing Challenge

Each month the creators of Storybird set out a writing challenge for Storybird users.

For the September challenge, ‘The New Kid‘ they want you to think back to a time when they tried something new for the first time.

How did it make you feel? Use your experience, and your memories of those emotions, to help you create your characters and tell your story.



1. Theme of the month: The New Kid – Your challenge this month is to write a picture book based on your experience trying something new for the first time. Tap into your own memories and emotions to help bring your (fictional) characters to life. Be sure not to share any personal information like your last name or your school. Remember, all stories submitted to the challenge must follow our community guidelines.

To be eligible for inclusion in the monthly roundup, you must submit your picture book by September 24, 2016.

2. Choose your artwork – Browse our library of images to find the artwork that inspires you. You can choose art by a single illustrator, or search for a keyword to use a selection of art around a particular theme.

3. Submit – When you have finished your book, select “September Challenge” on the book details page before you submit to moderation.

4. Eligibility – Any Storybird member can participate in our writing challenge. You join simply by participating. Paid membership is not required (but it will allow you to display your beautiful badges like the one shown below, receive printable certificates for each challenge, and get lots of other perks.)

Do the Challenge

You must have a Regular account for your story to appear in the public library and to be featured on our blog and to earn the badge. Stories published from Student accounts are only visible to members of your class.

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