Today we said goodbye to Ms Breman and welcomed Miss Green to our classroom. We held an inauguration ceremony. Ms Breman annointed Miss Green the new RFN teacher (Room 20).
On Wednesday 4th of April the head of the Gold Police, Detective Sergeant Chris King, came to visit Room 20. The gold police make sure nobody steals gold from the mines. They travel all over WA (Western Australia) and NT (Northern Territory). DS King said his latest arrest was a man who stole two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000) worth of gold. He was sent to prison for two years. He said the weirdest stolen object from the mine was dish-washing liquid. The man had to pay back $20 dollars and lost his job. Room 20 really enjoyed learning about the weapons police carry, like the taser and his gun. It was a very interesting talk. We learnt a lot, like the fact that gold bars are really heavy! We are also very pleased that the gold police are a lot fairer now than in the days of the Eureka Stockade. They give people time to produce their Miner's Right (licence) rather than tying them to a tree! By Emilee and Elif
A Giant Visit .... all about teamwork
On Wednesday 28th of February, Jaylyn and Kyle the Giant players came to the RFNS [Room 20] to talk to us about teamwork.
They taught us things about team work like:
- to be respectful
- always listen to your team mates (your teachers and your peers)
- cooperation and commitment are important
- share everyone’s ideas and create a team that everyone wants to be a part of, like we did when we created our team name – RFN.
After the team work discussion we challenged Jaylyn and Kyle to a game of golden child.
The RFNS loved the Giants visit we will use their team skills in our classroom. We look forward to seeing them again….maybe on the basketball court.
Maddy Crowder and Emilee Stewart
Our room is ‘Under Construction’ and we, Room 20, will make it great.
We are a team.....we are the RFNs - The Respectful Friendly Nerds.
We have a class meeting most mornings to touch base as a class and set the learning tone for the day.
A Bit About ... Ms Breman
Hi! My name is Carmel Breman. I have 15 years teaching experience in regional and metro schools in WA. Along with my Bachelor of Education, I hold a Post Graduate Certificate in Public Relations and a Certificate in Project Management. I have also run my own small business and published educational resources (on earthworms!!). I have recently returned to the classroom and even more recently moved to Kalgoorlie with my partner. I’m looking forward to a fantastic year with the RFNs.
A Bit About ... our Education Assistants
We have two terrific Education Assistants working with us, in the the RFN room.
Mrs Hywood on Monday mornings and Mrs Wanokore Tuesday - Friday.
How we Learn
This year will be about being an independent learner, being an enquirer and taking personal responsibility. When we know ‘how’ to learn we can take advantage of learning opportunities in our everyday life, not just at school. As Dr Seuss says ....
We have brains in our head. We have feet in our shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.
Good Fit Book
We learnt how to pick a good fit book.
Just like we need the right shoes
(you wouldn't play basketball in high heels, would you?) we choose a book to fit 'our' purpose and 'our' interest.
We Drop Everything And Read every day after lunch. We record our reading stamina too. (That is how long we can read before someone starts to fidget).
We are aiming for 20 minutes.
We record homework or reminders in our ...
Homework Book (diary).
We change our library books on Thursdays.