GST – the tax even kids have to pay!

Today, we will be talking about TAX! We will watch the BtN video above and learn about what the Goods and Services Tax is and what % GST adds to our everyday items.

What do you think about the GST?

What do you think about  the government raising the GST?

What are taxes used for?
Name three products that you don’t pay GST on.
Which products do you buy that have GST on them?
What is the difference between goods and services?
Why is the government thinking of making the changes?

Synonyms and Antonyms

This week, we are learning about synonyms and antonyms!

Synonyms are words that have the same or nearly the same meaning.

Antonyms are words that have the opposite meaning.

Create a post on your blog about words synonyms and antonyms.  Your post can be set out like this:

What word doesn’t belong (synonyms):

Happy, sad, cheerful, bright

list the antonyms for the following words:


Once you have created your post, ask your friends to answer your questions. You may like to present this differently – it is up to you!

Moon Phases

Once you have created your November 2015 calendar, you are now ready to start filling it in! Below is a website where you can go back to the start of November and fill in the moon phases from 1st November to the 11th November (today).

Don’t forget for each day to include:

  • A drawing of the moon
  • The name of the moon phase
  • The % full
  • The moon’s rise and set times

Good luck :)

Click here to visit the moon phase website!

Remembrance Day


The 11th of November is Remembrance Day, a significant date that marks the end of World War I. Next up we’ll hear from two Rookie Reporters who travelled to Gallipoli for the ANZAC centenary commemorations earlier in the year. We asked them to record their experiences and share with us how their view of Remembrance Day had changed since their return. Here’s Tiffany and Lily.

Post your answers to the questions below as a quality comment.
1. Complete the following sentence: Remembrance Day marks the end of…
2 . Where did Tiffany and Lily go for Anzac Day? Locate using
Google Maps.
3 . Why is Remembrance Day important to Tiffany?
4 . Why was the trip to Gallipoli important to Lily?
5. Where was the dawn service held?
6. Who was James Martin?
7. What happens at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the
eleventh month?
8. How has the trip to Gallipoli changed Tiffany and Lily’s understanding of Remembrance Day?
9. How do you remember those who fought in the war?