Friday, 8 November 2013

Graduation Ideas - Mortarboard Cupcakes & Quotes

Today was the last time I will see my year 12 Welfare class before their Graduation and Formal next Thursday. I wanted to give them something special along with some advice and a tasty treat. On Pinterest I saw a graduation cupcake and I just KNEW I had to make them. They all just loved the idea (even though in Australia we only wear a mortarboard when we graduate from University).
Here is the small quote I put on their card:

”Today is your day.
You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away!
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own.
And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”

Dr. Seuss - Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Year 12's are nearly gone!

Some flowers we have in our garden
We've been spending time outside in the garden lately and also at the Gold Coast during the weekend. We love spending time outside in the yard and pottering around.

At the moment we have a problem... our LETTUCE keeps being eaten! TOTALLY GONE. :( We're making a wire cage to go around it so whatever is snacking on it, stops! 

The year 12's have their last three lessons of Mathematics ever and they have a HUGE assignment they are finishing off. Their task: travel to two different locations around the world and complete a series of questions from latitude and longitude, GMT time, flight quotes, accommodation, transport, travel insurance, culture and history along with a full itinerary for every day that they are away! PHEW..... They had five weeks of theory and their final five weeks to complete it! It's great to see them working so hard to ensure they have covered every detail. I can't wait to show you all where some students are travelling to!

Here are some photos of our day at the coast with Kylie from DownUnderTeacher and her son, along with my husband and my step-son. The following day we also went for a long cycle to the local park which is waterfront. Look at the sunken yacht in the picture! During our last lot of bad storms around ten months ago, it was washed up on the rocks and sunk. It's a great sight to look at though! :) We then did some quad biking after that at the local park. 

I'm off to do some year 12 marking! three lessons left before they prepare to graduate and go to formal! 
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