Writing Letters

We enjoyed our “Aboriginal for a Day” incursion so much that we decided to write to Big Al, Pancakes and Azza to thank them for coming to our school.

We learned how to write letters properly. We needed to put the return address in the top right corner of our letter – this was something new that we learned to do when we typed our letters up on the computer.

Miss Fraser and 3/4D wrote an example letter using this letter generator. Click to have a go for yourself!

After our letters were written and typed up, we put them in envelopes and walked to the post box at the end of our street. We then sent off our letters by posting them.

Thanks to Kymberley for joining us on our walk!

Have you ever written a letter to someone? Have you ever had a Pen Pal? Is letter writing still an important skill to learn?

Walktober

Throughout the month of October, our school has been participating in…

where we walk to and from school and record our walks for the whole month of October.

Some of our wonderful teachers started walking from a short distance away from the school on Friday mornings and encouraged other students, teachers and parents to join us. Students were able to be dropped off and walk with us, which was great if they lived too far away to walk to school normally!

(The teachers have decided to continue our Friday Fitness Walking Club for the rest of the year and will be walking from the Red Post Box at 8:30 every Friday morning – feel free to join us, we would love your company!)

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Each class recorded their walks on a classroom calendar. Once the month was over, the Learning Lizards collected the classroom calendars and used the data to find;

  • How many students were in each class
  • How many students in each class walked at least once in the whole month
  • How many walks each class recorded
  • The mean, median, mode and range of each class’ data

 

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**We found out some amazing facts about Walktober for our school.**

Out of our 618 students in the school, 544 students walked at least once in the month of October. That’s an 88% participation rate!

There were 9404 walks recorded for the whole school!

The total number of walks for each year level were:
Prep: 703
Grade 1/2: 3285
Grade 3/4: 3179
Grade 5/6: 2237

You can see more of the data in the spreadsheet below. Some measures of central tendencies (mean, median, mode & range) have not yet been filled in.

What did you enjoy most about Walktober? Does your school participate in Walktober? Do you normally walk to or from school? What are some benefits of walking to or from school?