Year 3 Buddies

7 Rebecca is a buddy class of 3 Jess, a grade 3 class at Manor Lakes College. They also have a class blog. On Monday the year 7s spent an hour with their buddy, teaching them how to write an excellent blog post. The grade 3s had lots of ideas, and learnt very quickly.

Below is a post that Bren and her grade 3 buddy wrote together, about what they have learnt so far this term:

In maths in grade 3 we have learnt about groups of, 3D shapes, multiplication, addition, subtracting, dividing. I really liked having maths this year. I don’t think I’m good at it but.

 In maths in year 7 we have learnt what mean, median, range and mode is, fractions, graphs and a lot more. I really don’t like maths but I think I’m good at it.

 In writing in grade 3 we learnt persuasive texts, handwriting and a lot more.

In writing in year 7 we have learnt persuasive text, writing a story,  and a lot more.

 In grade 3 science we have learnt how to make goo, rockets, to put sticks In a bag with water but the water don’t go out. I really like science.

 In year 7 science we have learnt to use a Bunsen burners and we had to go find bugs in water from the Werribee River. I really like having science. We have it on Thursday.

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School Buddies

In 7 Rebecca, we are a buddy class with a grade 3 class with their teacher Jess. Jess was a year 6 teacher last year, so lots of us know her very well.

One of the first things we did with our buddy class was get to know them by creating a paper chain where we wrote down all of the things that we had in common with our buddy.

The second activity we did together was to create a silly story. A silly story is a story where one person writes a sentence of a story, then only gives their partner the last word of their sentence. Their partner then has to write the next sentence, even though they do not really know what the first sentence is about! It had some very funny results!

Here is one of the silly stories we created. Matilda and Chantelle used PicCollage on the iPad to publish their story.