Wow! How lucky were we in 5/6W this week when we had a surprise visit from local author and real estate legend John Bongiorno. John took time out of his busy day to tell us how he came to write children’s books and gave advice on how to do live you dreams.
As Christmas approaches John reminded us about the gift of giving and the true spirit of Christmas. He even brought a gift for everyone in the class!
To show our appreciation for the wonderful work John continues to do for Koala Kids (supporting children undergoing cancer treatment) we opened 56Shots our student run Cafe on Tuesday morning will all profits going directly to Koala Kids. We are pleased to announce that the children raised $43.00, well done guys!
Dear Grade 5’s
Next year we will be spending more time learning about blogs and how to create awesome websites. I have organised for the man behind the worlds most popular blogs to do a question and answer session with us and we need to start thinking about the questions we will ask and what we want to learn.
If you could learn anything about blogs and how to publish really cool content on the internet, what would you like to learn?
Please be as detailed as possible 🙂
Tonight your homework to answer one simple question in as much detail as possible. Please post your answers below. The question is….
What obstacles are in the way of you living your dreams?
Tonight your homework it to answer only one question!
The catch is….your answer will need to be summarised in a paragraph that you could explain to the 3/4’s next week.
The question is ‘What is inflation and how does it effect people in Australia’
To celebrate the Bunjil Mass, I would like you to watch this video and reflect on your hopes for us all to have a sustainable future.
Please post a hope for our future (the focus is sustainability)
Today we are looking at the youngest billionaire in the world. This is your opportunity to write a letter to Elizabeth Holmes. You will need to post your letter below and be willing to receive feedback on your writing.
Here is some more information about what she has done in her life…
A standout member among the new-editions to this very elite club is 30-year old college dropout Elizabeth Holmes. Holmes reportedly “labored in secret” for almost a decade while developing a revolutionary new blood-testing technology. In 2003 she took her findings to the public and founded Theranos– the company announced partnerships with Walgreens and other major drugstores to bring a new type of blood testing to consumers. Holmes’ technology calls only for a single finger-prick and a very small amount of blood for medical testing—as opposed to the full vial (or vials) of blood typically drawn for testing in most labs and medical offices. The prick is said to be painless and Theranos’ testing-methods only a fraction of the cost of commercial labs.
The biotech founder is the youngest self-made woman on the Forbes 400 list with a net worth of $4.5 billion. Holmes dropped out of Stanford University her sophomore year as a chemical engineering major and used her tuition money to found her company. Holmes’ tests do not have to be performed in a doctor’s office, and by skipping the big labs most results can be ready in a few hours. “She could totally overturn an entire industry if Theranos is as successful as it seems to be,” says Brown.
Your homework tonight is to research the four individuals below and find out 3 interesting facts about each person. You will also need to find out what they all have in common and think about why we would be learning about these people in class. Be prepared to share your strategies for finding out who they are.