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Book Week

This week at OPS was Book Week.  On Friday, students and teachers came to school dressed up as their favourite character from a book.  We had a parade in the hall, and everyone who took part looked absolutely fantastic!

shadow puppetBack in the library, we used the Olly book search app to find the book that our character came from.  We then used the Shadow Puppet app to create a photo story.



Take a look at some of our creations…..

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Our Strip Designs

Here are some of the awesome Strip Designs we finished off this week.  The grade threes had lots of fun imagining the luxurious cars, boats, houses and other items they would have if they were billionaires!  You can click on each picture if you want to have a better look.  Well done guys!

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Help! I’m Turning into a Dragon!

This week when we were reading our novel in Info Lit, Billy began turning into into a dragon. The grade three students used the Camera app and the Drawing Pad app to make themselves look like they were beginning to turn into dragons too! Press play on our slideshow to take a look at some of our work.  We also revised how to save our work to the Camera Roll, how to move our image to our own photo album, and we saved our work to the school server using the WebDavNav+ app.  The grade threes sure are becoming very skilled iPad users!  Well done 🙂





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Term Four – let the FUN begin…

Welcome back everyone.

Hope you all did some exciting things in your holidays! I know some of you have been busy on Skooville and I hope you have all finished your ‘Things I like page’ I’m looking forward to seeing them all this week.

We have a busy term ahead… There are two new apps for us to learn, iMovie and Strip Designer, some yummy and messy cooking fun in the kitchen and Christmas activities to do. We are going to finish reading the 52 Storey Treehouse and then read a Paul Jennings book. There’s a prize for the first person to guess which Paul Jennings book we are reading. Put your guess in a comment on this blog post…good luck 🙂

See you Monday and Wednesday

Broughy 🙂

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The 52 Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton

YEAH!!!! Finally we got to read The 52 Storey Treehouse… It’s been a long wait but after reading the first two chapters we decided it was definitely worth waiting 🙂
Andy and Terry have added 13 more storeys to their treehouse. So using the Drawing Pad app the grade threes drew which storey they would most like to visit.
Here’s some of their drawings…



Now there are twelve pictures of the new storeys included here.
There’s a prize for the first grade three person to comment on this post and let me know which of the new storeys of the treehouse is missing???
Happy hunting 🙂

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Let the countdown begin to August 26th…

It’s time to start Term Three… hope you all had a good holiday and you’re now ready to get started and learn some new apps, as well as practice the ones we have already learnt. The book you’ve all been waiting for comes out on August 26th…

So it looks like this will be our next novel due to an overwhelming popular vote….

We just have to finish reading Gangsta Granny by David Walliams. After all we have just got to the exciting bits. Granny has to pull off her biggest heist yet…stealing the crown jewels and Ben has to get himself out of a dance competition before he embarrasses himself!!!

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It’s BOOKFAIR time again…

This week we were lucky enough to have Lamont Books at our school. Everyone was really excited to look at all the books. We discussed what a wish list was before we wrote one out and now we are hoping we get to purchase a new book 🙂

The Book fair is open next Monday and Tuesday from 3.30 til 7pm.

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Gangsta Granny by David Walliams

Happy Easter and welcome back from holidays…Hope you all had a FUN filled holiday and did lots of exciting things. I can’t wait to hear all your news…

This term we are reading one of David Walliams books – Gangsta Granny.

Ben’s Granny isn’t all that different to many other grannies – she has white hair, false teeth and tucks tissues up her sleeve.  She does have a few unique quirks though. There’s her fondness for cabbage and a small detail about her past. You see, Ben’s granny was an international jewel thief.

Little does Ben suspect that his gangsta granny is still planning her greatest jewel heist ever – stealing the crown jewels from the Tower of London. Friday nights with Granny have suddenly become the most exciting part of Ben’s week.


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