June 29

My LAST 3 Way Conference!

Here’s my script!

Thank you so much Mum/Dad for coming today as this will be the LAST yes the LAST 3 way conference I will do ever! But in a couple of years you’ll have more to do with Jack! You might find this boring but you better be listening since this is the last conference I’ll do at primary school. Today I’ll be sharing my work that I have completed so far this year which includes my learning in reading, maths and inquiry. So far year six has been a blast. My favourite parts have probably going on camp and looking after Macy buddy! Now, let’s get onto reading.
This semester, our class novel was ‘The Night They Stormed Eureka’ This book was about a girl called Sam who didn’t have a nice family and then accidentally travelled back in time to the gold rush in the 1850’s. She then stays with the Puddlehams who treat her like their own daughter. All sorts of trouble happens on the gold fields but soon Sam goes back to her time. For this we did a character map and wrote down differences from our time to the 1850’s for things like clothing and shelter. This was so we could see the differences between that era and ours and so we could record who the characters were throughout the book. This helped me keep track of who was in the book so far and what we would’ve had to use if I was in the 1850’s. Here’s my book with my work.

For writing I will show you my sovereign hill letter that I wrote. Before we went on camp we had to write a letter to our teacher at sovereign hill. We had to come up with a character from the gold rush and write a letter to the teacher as if we were them. I just kept my own first and last name to make it easier to remember. We had to then come up with a storyline for how we got to Ballarat, what the journey was like and what our parents and siblings did. Because I’m left handed I also had to come up with an excuse for why I was writing with my left hand. Mine was that when we were riding over on a horse a fell off and broke my wrist. After we drafted our letter we then printed it off in a copperplate font and traced it. Mine wasn’t the neatest but I could still read it. They were then sent to sovereign hill. Here’s my draft letter that I wrote…. It took me a while to write it because it was really hard to think of something that would’ve of happened in the 1850’s and I couldn’t trace the writing because it was really curly! Why don’t you have a shot! ABC

In maths we did solar Boats. I was in a group with Jayde Fintan and Alby. We called our boat, The Evan Seas. We named our boat in honour our favourite little magnet, Evan. Please let us have a minutes silence as Evan is no longer among us…. Alright back on track. During solar Boats we had to first make our own little Boats to try each to figure out which had the best alignment, balance and speed. Two of our Boats were good in different things so we made a boat with crossed with both boats. We had good alignment and speed, well after we did the boat around three times. It was hard for me because each time I had to draw the boat with different dimensions so it wouldn’t snap or be too heavy. It was fun on the race day when my team had the fastest time for a while and then got overtaken by another team. It kept going on until we were only four hundredths of a second slower than them. But in the end we got the best boat award because we were the only boat to race in every race. Yay us! I found it hard to wire a circuit and not only that but make it work with a switch! But now I can wire a circuit with not as many struggles! Have a look at my boat!

In inquiry the project that standed out the most to me was doing our energy project. My subject was on wind energy so things like wind turbines and how wind energy helps us. We had to make a short video that included things like what wind energy is. Where it can be found, why we need it and a couple of facts that don’t fit into those subjects. I learnt a lot of information about how wind energy could help us slow down global warming and pollution. Some things were really weird and interesting like wind turbines only spin if there’s wind and if it isn’t too strong! Or when Tony Abbott was the Prime Minister he said he hated wind turbines and they looked ugly! In our video we had to also put in a bibliography. I find it hard doing bibliographies because when I find information I write it down and forget where I find it! Before you see the first bit if my video answer this question: How much percentage is Australia’s energy made up of wind….. The answer is…. you’ll find out in the video!

Thank you so much for coming tonight as it means a lot to me. This is the last three way conference I will do in primary school which is good but if you’re bit sad let me say this! You have to listen to Jack’s conferences in a couple of years!
Thanks again for coming tonight!

June 23

Super Student Led Conference Letter For Me!


Dear amazing, wonderful, awesome future Sophie,

As I don’t have a time travelling machine yet I can not tell you this in person so I am writing this letter to tell you instead. On the 22nd of June 2016 which in my time was last night Mum and Dad came to my conference and Jack was being annoying in the background. I shared my learning in maths, improvement in literacy, my best pieces in inquiry and what I am proud of out of the classroom.

I presented my presentation really well and if you don’t remember, here are the things I did really well at:
Maths- showing Mum and Dad what I could do and what my investigations have been.
Literacy- Giving Mum and Dad my books not just pictures.
Inquiry- explained things deeper so they would understand.
Other- showing more then one thing to show my progress.

From recent times you might remember doing the hat sheet. Well, we didn’t do it this year but we do have to say what we have to improve on which is the green hat. We were so silly that we forgot to do some things and I hope by telling them to you now will help you to not do them again. Those things were:
Forgetting where I was in the script,
Stumbling on the words,
Getting all my work organised.

Stay awesome and a fantastic gymnast,
Your best bud, Sophie

June 26

3 Way Conference Reflection

Yellow hat (what went really well)
I did heaps of eye contact to my Mum. It was good that I knew bits of my script when I had to look at something else. I also had explained everything in detail so my Mum got a better idea.
Green hat ( next time I will……..)
I need to use more expression. Next time I’ll put more personality into my script so I sound more like myself. It will be good if I don’t put spelling mistakes into my script so I don’t get confused at some points.
Red hat ( before, during and after feelings)
Before I felt really nervous but during the interview. I felt more confident. It was great that after the interview I felt happy and proud.
Comments by Ms Westerman
Ms Westerman had said I had: Good eye contact to my Mum. Good volume when I was speaking. Great examples of long and short term goals. My voice over was very clear and fluent. She thought I did easy but good, detailed explaining. I got Mum to post with pointing. When my blog didn’t let me post I went onto Edu Blogs.