The students of 3/4F amaze me every day. This is my latest example.
As part of our Term 2 Inquiry topic, Survival on Earth, the students completed an investigation on a question they had about the topic. They had to write a report, make a 3D model and do an oral presentation. I also challenged the students to take action on their question.
Jimmy’s question was, ‘Why do pandas eat bamboo?’ After completing his investigation Jimmy decided to take action by writing an article about the plight of pandas and submitting it to the school newsletter. Even though the class got busy with lots of other activities Jimmy never forgot about his action item. He worked hard to write a persuasive text and emailed to the Deputy Principal. He listened to advice and suggestions and edited his work. Finally, Jimmy’s action item was ready and it has been published on the school website. Check out www.sjspringvale.catholic.edu.au and go to News & Events to see the full text of Jimmy’s letter.
I am so proud of Jimmy and his commitment to finishing his investigation and taking action. This is how we make our learning real and help our students to understand how they can make a difference in the world.
Like I said, the students of 3/4F amaze me.