Ants, Ants and More Ants!

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Today we will be learning more about ants.

We will learn about ant body parts,  ant habitats and what ants do.

We will use two worksheets to help us record what we learn about ants.

** Make sure you have these two worksheets and some pencils.

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An ant song to learn…….just for fun!

Think before you share!

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Today we are learning about being safe on the internet and why it’s important to think carefully before we post anything online.

This will help us to know what is OK to post on our classroom blogs, chat in online games and other social media. It will also help us to know what is NOT OK to post!

 

Let’s watch these videos together…

Now we will watch the videos again and take some notes to help us remember what important information they told us.

Pencil and paper

 

 

You will need a worksheet and a pencil to take your notes.

 

 

 

Create a zoo at school!

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We are learning about the animals and insects that live at our school.

We will discover which creatures have made our playground their habitat.

We are going to create a zoo at school!

You will need:

  • two partners
  • observant eyes
  • paperladybird
  • a pencil
  • a hula hoop for your group, and
  • something to lean on

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Let’s get started…

We will go outside into the schoolyard and find a good place to set up our zoo. We will use the hula hoop as the walls of our zoo. Then we can record how many animals and insects we can see moving around in our zoo.

create a zoo

This is what we discovered….in our own words…

  • We saw ants
  • We saw all kinds of bugs
  • We saw a brown moth
  • We saw lots of ants
  • It was really fun looking for insects in the sandpit and the green grass.
  • We had fun at our zoo and we saw lots of insects and we saw a lot of ants. Our zoo was up near the fence in the dirt and the grass.
  • It was exciting looking for insects, it was the best zoo. We called it St Albans Zoo.

What's in our zoo

 

More about ants…

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Check in time….why are we blogging?

 

Every now and then it’s good to check in and remind ourselves why we are moving down the path of class blogging and visit some blogs to gather new ideas for blog posts. Recently I read a blog post from Educators Technology that outlined 8 reasons why you should create a blog for your class. This post succinctly outlined some valid reasons for class blogging.

These blogs might provide some inspiration to reinvigorate our class blogs…

Junior Primary Blogs:

Senior Primary Blogs:

Cybersmart Detectives

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owlDuring this lesson, we will discuss and learn about….

  • information that should not be posted online
  • where to seek assistance if things go wrong online
  • the difference between sensible and risky online behaviour.

Let’s Chat…

  • How many of you have a smartphone?
  • How do you mainly use your smartphone?
  • How many of you use instant messaging?
  • Does anyone contribute to a website or Blog?
  • Does anyone play online games, for example, Clash of Clans, Minecraft, Call of Duty or use filesharing sites for music, games, ringtones, etc
  • How many of you have talked to people online that you have not met in person?
  • What is your favourite thing to do on your smartphone, tablet or other online device?
  • Does anyone access the internet with their TV?
  • Has anyone experienced a situation online that made you feel uncomfortable?
  • Does anyone know of anyone that has been cyberbullied?
  • Has anyone helped someone that has been cyberbullied?

Now, let’s watch this Cybersmart Detectives Video….

 

cybersmart detective rules