August 15


In Reading we have been learning to:  identify and describe the effects of Figurative language choices in texts.
We can: Identify, define and explain why an author might use ‘Personification’

Personification = The act of giving human traits, qualities, or actions to objects, concepts or animals.

* People use personification in their writing to make it come alive!

Below is a song about Personification that we practiced as a class.

Here is an example of Personification used in a movie – Beauty and Beast.

Below is an example of Personification used Poetry  – The Ocean

The ocean tickled my feet. The waves ran across the shore. It wrapped around me and gave me a hug. The ocean sang while it crashed on the shore. It danced through the rocks


We all had a go using personification in our Writing.

We underlined the idea, object or animal being personified and circled what they are doing that makes it an example of personification.

E.g. The Sun danced across the sky on a hot summers day

E.g. The Rain gently kissed me on the cheek as I walked home from school.

We did such a good job we published our work and put it on display outside our classroom for others to see. Below are some pictures of our display. Come by room 8 to have a look at our great work! 🙂




August 8

Figurative Language Scavenger Hunt- Using Padlet


We have been learning to: identify and describe the effects of different language choices in texts.

I can: identify, define and explain why an author might use (Simile’s, Metaphors, Personification, Alliteration, Onomatopoeia, Hyperbole)

Here are some figurative language characters and a anchor chart of examples to help us remember them. These are also up on display in our classroom in our reading corner.


Here is a video of Figurative Language used in some Movie Clips we know (They are quite funny and there is a little test at the end)


Purposeful Reading Tasks – Figurative Language Scavenger Hunt:

PRA Task Week 5 =

  1. Search for Figurative Language in levelled texts during Independent Reading E.g. (Simile’s, Metaphors, Personification, Alliteration, Onomatopoeia, Hyperbole)
  2. Find your assigned Padlet (clicking on the right link that has the name of your reading group)- See below

Kangaroo’s Padlet

Emu’s Padlet

Croc’s Padlet

Giraffe’s Padlet

    3. Enjoy adding the Figurative Language examples you have found from texts into your assigned Reading Group Padlet by double clicking anywhere on the Padlet page

4. When a text box is created make sure to add your name and the title of the book in the title section E.g. Miss Glassford- Text = ___ Simile = ‘My Dad is as busy as a bee’.

5. Your group will then share your wonderful findings at the end of the Reading Session to the rest of the class.

Happy reading and sharing 🙂




August 2


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First day of the ‘Bulldogs Friendly Sports Program’

(6-7 week program- Tuesdays 9-10am)

Our task involved:

  • Creating a new Guernsey- with a new name and mascot for the team e.g. instead of calling them the Western Bulldogs call them ‘Western _________’
  • Using the hand out of a plain Guernsey to decoratename the team and design your very own team Guernsey.
  • Using colour to help.

*The above picture shows a whole class of creative ideas we had for a new team Guernsey.

  • Next Tuesday we will be learning some football skills outside on the Oval so remember to wear appropriate footwear.

Room 8 🙂

August 1

Text- to- Text Connections

Today in Reading we were learning how to make Text- to- Text connections to improve our understanding and comprehension during reading.

We practiced connecting what we are reading to another story we have already read. We chose two texts from our Book Box or from our classroom library.

We made connections between our two chosen texts looking closely at; Authors message/ style of writing, key themes, type of genre, characters, settings, plot and text features.

Our Text- to- Text connections were recorded in our Reading Journals and we shared these with the rest of the class during our reading reflection time.

Below are some pictures of us sharing our Text- to- Text connections during our reflection time

Room 8 🙂

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July 27

Life Skills Workshop

Today Room 8 participated in the Life Skills Workshop. We really really loved it!

Here are some of our reflections;

Jordan  – ‘My favourite part of life skills was the snake jumping game. It was making me stronger and at the same time it was fun! I also liked when we pretended their was a balloon in our stomach and we had to inflate it by breathing in and out’

Azaria– ‘I felt flexible and strong when we were doing the stretches. I also liked the animal stretches and when we were laying down because we can imagine things and be creative.’

Darrell– ‘I felt very relaxed when the lady banged the bowl and we had to concentrate and put up our hand when we heard the sound stop’

Cadence– ‘ I liked that we learnt how to not slouch and sit up straight to lengthen your spine and breathe properly. It was very relaxing when we laid down concentrating on our breathing and the lady came around to put the special pebble on our forehead’

Andy- ‘I enjoyed sitting still and listening to the echoing sound the bowl made’.

Lucinda– ‘ I liked the snake game because it feels like my body is getting healthy’

Malachi- ‘ I liked the game because it was relaxing and we were honest’

Breeah– ‘My favourite part today was the skipping game because it was fun and everyone was very enthusiastic. I also liked it when we laid down on the mats and listened to the soft music and she said we were melting into the mat’

Luan– ‘My favourite part of lifeskills was when we copied the lady doing animal stretches’

Lavina– ‘I liked the animal stretches we did that was similar to yoga because I liked doing the moves’

Jason– ‘ I liked the honest game because I was energetic’

July 18

Multiplication using multi-digit numbers

Hi Room 8

I was really impressed with how many of you have been enjoying the challenge of learning how to solve multiplication problems involving 2 digit and 3 digit numbers.

Here are some Youtube videos that help explain how you can solve multiplication problem involving multi-digit numbers.

Watch and have a go doing it yourself. Enjoy the challenge! 🙂





July 14

Different Stories – Folk Tales, Fairy Tales and Fables

We have been reading lots of different Genres (Text Types) in class and at home.

We can identify their are several different types of stories like Fairy Tales, Fables and Folk tales and specific things are unique to these stories.

Here is a presentations made by a year 3 student from America who explains the difference between them using examples.

Can you think of some of your own examples of Fairy Tales, Fables or Folk Tales??

You might like to bring them to school to share with your peers or list them in the comment box so we can borrow them from the school library and read them in class 🙂

June 9

Publishing, sharing and celebrating our writing

We can follow all the stages of the ‘WRITING PROCESS’ (Plan, Draft, Revise, Edit and Publish).

We have published a number of imaginative, informative and persuasive texts.

Here are some pictures of students from Room 8 sharing their published work. Students on the floor are showing respect to their peers using whole body listening, asking questions and providing positive feedback and comments.

Lucinda sharing her Narrative – ‘The Haunted World’


Joshua sharing his Narrative- ‘The Fog Monster’


Darrell sharing his Narrative – ‘The Silly Ghost’


Vy sharing her Narrative- ‘The Bloody Doll Part 2’


Jordan sharing his Narrative – ‘The Apocalypse Part 3’


Kristy sharing her Information report- ‘Healthy Food’


All students sharing their published work to the class. They can be read during independent reading time.


I am very proud of you all! You are all wonderful writers! From your very proud teacher Miss Glassford 🙂