thumb_Photo on 15-01-2016 at 5.22 pm_1024Welcome to Mrs Ryan’s Class Blog.  My name is Rebecca Ryan and I am currently teaching a grade of 5/6 students.  This blog provides students the opportunity to access educational resources as well as a place where their work can be showcased.

This blog has grown over many years and provides a vast array of educational games and activities for primary aged students.

Please take the time to explore my blog and please leave a comment.

Gourmet pizza for dinner!

Taste.com – Gourmet Pizza Toppings Recipes


You are making dinner for your family!

You will need to think about:

  • How many people are in your family?
  • What foods do they like?
  • How much do they eat

Use the recipes from taste website http://www.taste.com.au/gallery/gourmet+pizza+toppings,238?image=10761&ref=gallery,238 to select a pizza recipe.

Then calculate how much of each ingredient they will need and the total cost of the pizza, and per slice.

Leave a comment, stating the topping of your pizza, the total cost to make your pizza and the cost per serving for your family.

People Who Live the Spirit

Choose a person who lives the spirit. Watch the video or read their biography. Use the information to answer the question:

How did this person live a life that followed Jesus’ teachings?

Leave your response as a comment, clearly stating your selected person and ensuring your comment is at least 80 words long.

MCG Sports Museum Excursion

The 5/6 students were lucky enough to travel to the MCG Sports Museum.  The students explored the Sports Museum and met a retired olympian who competed at the London Olympics for Australia in Badminton.

The students toured the MCG and got a behind the scenes look at how the great stadium operates and where players prepare before a big game.

What was your highlight from the excursion?

What interesting facts did you learn?


Onomatopoeia in Comic Strips

Comic Strip Generator:

If you choose to use a online comic strip generator you can use:

Marvel Kids OR Strip Generator.

HOWEVER: If you choose to use strip generator, please ensure to watch the below video that explains how to use the program. Have fun!

After looking at the comic strip programs, use the Read Write Think comic strip planner to create a comic strip plan. 
Send screen shots/ the link to the comic strip so that these can be displayed around the classroom.

The History of the Olympics

Ancient Olympics

Use the following links to research each topic about the ancient Olympics:

Olympics Trivia –

Website Links for research

Optical Illusion Art

Optical meaning “eyes” or “sight” and illusions are “something that appears to exist, but does not.” Magic tricks are a great example of optical illusions.  Optical illusions are like magic for your eyes.


1. Using pencil, draw two very different pictures on the Image Page, one in each rectangle. The rectangles should be held vertically. Make sure to fill up the space in each box and use images that are nice and big (little details will get lost in this kind of project).

Step 1: Draw two pictures

2. Once the the images are planned out, outline the pencil drawings with marker and colour in with crayon.

Step 2: Colour pictures in

3. When the two images are done, use a ruler and pencil to divide each drawing into four 2.5cm strips from top to bottom. Leave the “1,2,3,4” and “A, B, C, D” marks on each strip for now to help with placement. Take your time and do a nice, neat job–it will help the optical illusion work better if you do a neat job.

Step 3: Cut pictures into 2.5cm strips

4. Cut away the excess portion of the Accordian Page and fold the rectangle on the fold lines like you are folding a paper fan. Fold the 1/2 tabs at the edges so that they lay flat on the table (you’ll be stapling them to another piece of paper later).

Step 4: Prepare Accordian Fold Page

5. Following the letter and numbers written on the Accordian Page, glue the strips of the two pictures you created onto the Accordian Page with a glue stick. Take your time and do a nice, neat job. Once you are done gluing all of the strips to the Accordian Page and you are sure the illusion is works, you can cut off the excess portions of the image strips (the parts labeled with the letters and numbers).

Step 5: Glue strips onto Accordian Page in alternating order
When done, it looks kind of confusing!

6. Staple the Accordian Page onto the Backing Page. Staple through the 1/2 tabs on the left and right side of your project. This will hold your project in the way that you need for the illusion to work.

Step 6: Staple project to Backing Page

7. Test your illusion out! Tilt your drawing one way and then the other–does your illusion work?

From the left: Fire-breathing Dragon!
From the right: A brave knight!
Step 8: Create a frame

Amaze your friends and family with your Magic Picture!

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