Growth Mindset

We have been learning a lot about ‘Growth Mindset’ and revisiting our prior knowledge of the topic. Each day we watch a growth mindset video and participate in class discussions  and activities and link what we have observed in the videos to our own experiences.

So far we have watched:

Mindset video: Chapter 1  Title: Your brain is like a muscle (An introduction to Mojo and why he wants to run away from his problems.)

Mindset video: Chapter 2   Title: The magic of mistakes (Mojo enters a robotics competition and wins an unexpected lesson in the magic of mistakes.) We talked about when we make mistakes and how we feel.






Mindset video: Chapter 3  Title: The incredible power of yet (Katie discovers the incredible power of yet from an unexpected source.)  We looked at a time that you were afraid to ask for help. Why did you feel afraid?

Mindset video: Chapter 4  Title: The Mysterious world of neurons (Katie leads Mojo on a journey to learn from the secrets of the brain from a mysterious guru.) We talked about what are neurons and how do we make connections between our neurons.

Mindset video: Chapter 5  Title: Mojo Puts it all together (Mojo reflects on the meaning of ‘your brain is like a muscle’ after a setback) We looked at what does it feel like when something is too challenging? Is it wrong that we feel this way? What kind of attitude should we take on when facing a challenge, and why is that important?

Today’s growth mindset task was to ask students to get into groups of four with the goal of recreating a paper structure using only 1 sheet of A4 paper and 1 pair of scissors.

There were only two rules:

  1. Students must complete the activity in 10 minutes using only one sheet of paper and scissors
  2. Working together is encouraged, but don’t shout out the answer to other groups when you figure it out

I walked around the groups while students were attempting to create a paper structure, and listened to their mindset language and challenges they were facing.

Here are some photos:


Share something new that you have discovered about Growth Mindset?


TEAM Program 2018

Over the past week, we have been participating in the TEAM program. TEAM stands for ‘Together Everyone Achieves More’. We have been involved in many different tasks that involve team work, using our growth mindset, creating classroom rules, start and end of day procedures, values and job roles.

Here is a photo of all our members:

In 3/4K there are 13 boys and 10 girls. We have many students interested in birds, nature, adventure, sports, rocks and drawing.



What has been the most enjoyable part of TEAM?

What has been the most challenging part of TEAM?


Welcome to 3/4K Classroom Blog

Welcome back to a new school year for 2018!  Our classroom blog has been updated.

I look forward to hearing all your holiday stories on Wednesday 31st January. I wonder if you can guess what our classroom theme is?


What are you looking forward to this year?

List something that you would like to learn about?


5 Piglets

Hey everyone,

Barina had 7 piglets but only 5 have survived. They love following their mother around the yard, snuggling together in the hay to sleep and love drinking milk from their mother. Barina has been an awesome mother looking after them and making sure they are ok.


Here are some photos:



Inquiry – Diorama’s

In Inquiry, we have been learning about the three climate zones (Hot, Temperate and Polar). We have learnt some interesting facts that we will be adding to our diorama projects. We have selected two climate zones each and now beginning to compare them with one another. We have made a start of our dioramas with a painting and printing lesson. This week will started placing materials inside our diorama’s. We started on the flooring, vegetation and animals that live in our climate zones. We will continue researching and adding to our dioramas next week.


Inquiry Term 3 on PhotoPeach

What has been your favourite thing about this project?
What new facts have you learnt?


Procedure Writing

We had a go at following another procedure. This one was called ‘How to make a stress ball’. We used cornflour, water and balloons. This was an interesting experiment with stress balls exploding all over the room and outside. A lot of cleaning was involved by all!

What procedures have you followed at home?


Procedure – How to make a stress ball? on PhotoPeach


Procedure Writing

Term 3

So far, this Term we have been learning about procedures in Literacy. We followed a video procedure on ‘How to plant beans in a cup with paper towel’. We then recorded our procedure and published them. You can view these on our Writing wall.  We have also been observing their growth during the last couple of weeks. This has been fascinating to watch!


Procedure How to grow a bean? on PhotoPeach

What did you learn?