Cannon Holiday 😁

Hi Room 1,

I’m sitting in the cafe in the ski village of Thredbo watching the snow fall and waiting for my kiddies to finish their lessons. Lyss and Bay are skiing and Flynny is snowboarding. Chad is boarding too with his mate and tomorrow I’m going to do a skiing lesson as well 🏂⛷❄️ We’re here until Fri when we fly back to Perth. Have been to Sydney, a town on the south coast of NSW called Huskisson and drive thru Canberra yesterday too! Having a ball and honestly don’t want to come home!! Here are a few pics, enjoy your first week back, try not to miss me too much and I’ll see you all next Wed 😉

Flynn at Hyam’s Beach…apparently whitest sand in Australia!

Whale watching in Jervis Bay 🐳 I was thinking of you Ari!

Parliament House in Canberra

The Senate

The famous Bondi Beach

A street performer in Sydney…Bayley loved him!

Flynn learning how to snowboard 🏂

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Luna Park 🎡

Ice skating at Luna Park ⛸

Mrs Cannon xo

Another visit from Ash as we finish our CSI kits :)

Yesterday Ash returned to our class to see our finished CSI kits that we have created in Design Technologies. He was extremely impressed with the items we had made and included in our kits. We showed them to the class and Ash and described how we had made the items and why we chose to include those specific items. Ash and our classmates then wrote comments into our project booklets about what they liked about our kits.

We can’t wait to show them to our parents after the assembly on Thursday 🙂 Here’s a sneak peak…


Aimee showing the class and Ash her kit.


Tyler trying out his handcuffs on Ash!


Chloe finishing off some items for her kit.


Ariel, Justice, Chloe & Orlanda making fingerprint dust and spray painting their boxes.

Our blog

I have learnt how to blog!! I have bombarded you all with 8 weeks worth of photos that I have been meaning to put up…Miss Marshall gave me a quick intro this week as I have been well and truly left behind by our clever blogging students and felt I needed to come on board!

From now on I will try to blog every week or two to keep you all up-to-date with the happenings in our classroom, and to also get the students to share about our experiences. Harmony Day anyone??!!

Mrs Cannon 🙂

P.S. I need someone to show me how to get the emojis please!!

A Visit from Constable Netterfield & Sergeant Moulden

Last Thursday we had Constable Netterfield (Ash) & Sergeant Moulden (Randall) visit our class to show us their Forensic Science kit and to answer our questions regarding this kit and it’s use. This term with Mrs Cannon we are completing a project titled ‘Catch the Crook’ as part of our Technologies unit of work. Students have to design a Crime Scene Investigation kit, a box/suitcase or bag and six items inside it that can be used for collecting evidence at a crime scene. Ash & Randall showed us how to collect fingerprints and DNA evidence and explained to us how this evidence is analysed and used to catch criminals. We are still making our kits and have invited them back to view them upon completion and provide us with feedback as to how useful they would be. Randall also said they hope to fingerprint us when they return…here’s hoping we’re not recognised on their database!!


The real kit that we are replicating.


Ash collecting the fingerprints off our gemstone jar (which had been raided!!)


Ariel, Lehyia, Tahlia & Chloe examining the evidence for fingerprints.


Collecting a swab of a drop of blood found at the scene.


Thanks for the visit!



A couple of pics of some of our Year 3’s fraction work during our ‘Hands On’ station for Maths Groups.


Sarai & Orlanda’s posters on halves and quarters.


Koby, Chloe & Hiraani’s Fraction Walls to help them learn equivalent fractions.

New Furniture

Mrs Cannon enjoyed a trip to KMart & IKEA and came back with some new items for our classroom…they were hot property for the first week or so they were introduced!


The stools for our Guided Reading table are getting the thumbs up from Alex, Keanu & Koby.


Lehyia, Chloe & Ariel hanging out on the couch.


Justice & Orlanda checking out the new floor cushions for the Listening Centre.

Change Detectives!

This term in Science with Mrs Cannon we are being ‘Change Detectives’! We are investigating, exploring and learning about how substances (particularly items from our everyday lives) change under different conditions. Below are photos from some of our investigations on Tuesday afternoons.


Jake attempting to melt his ice cube the fastest by putting it in his mouth and using his body heat!


Alex placed his ice cube in a dark, metal pan out in full sun.


Ariel & Jake recording their winning times…Ariel 1st for melting it under water at the drink fountain and Jake 2nd for placing it in his mouth.


Sarai’s wonderful ‘Before & After’ storyboard from the Year 3’s investigation into heating, cooling & freezing items.


Tahlia & Georgia investigating dissolving a solid into a liquid.


Lachlan, Tyler & Koby showing off their neatly presented storyboards.


Aimee, Keanu & Jake recording their observations during the investigation.

Literacy Centres

This term we have started doing Literacy Centres during our morning literacy block. Students do Guided Reading in groups with a teacher and then rotate around different centres such as Independent Reading, Partner Reading, Magazine Centre, Listening Centre, Handwriting Centre, Book Reviews and Poetry Roll & Answer. Below are some photos of the students practicing new strategies and responding to their reading.

Lehyia and Chloe enjoying Independent Reading in the fresh air and sunshine.


Keanu, Jake & Tahlia during a Guided Reading session.


Koby & Lachlan reading the same text and sharing their responses during Partner Reading.


Justice & Georgia during a Guided Reading session with Mrs Sutherland.


Jake & Keanu listening to the same ebook at the Listening Centre.


Aimee & Alex sharing responses to a poem at the Poetry Roll & Answer centre.