Stage 2 have also been learning in the Veggie Patch this term. They have been conducting science experiments using plants, learning about pollination and classifying bugs.
Each week a new group of students works in the Library to investigate how entymologists group bugs. We found out
- that living things are grouped into species, and that each species have characteristics special to just their own group.
- that a lot of bugs are arthropods which means they have legs with lots of joints.
- Insects have 6 legs, three body parts and usually have wings.
We had fun collecting bugs from the veggie patch and observing them to see if we could work out if they were an insect or not. We tried to draw scientific drawings of our creatures. Here are some for you to enjoy ….
It was great to see everyone today and to catch up with what you all got up to in the holidays
Here are some snippets I heard …….
Philip got a guinea pig.
Cindy got a bird.
Gavin went rock climbing.
Who went to Galaxy World?
Who went to the Easter Show?
Who went to their cousin’s birthday?
Who slept in?
Who moved houses?
Who went to the movies?
Who went to Laser and “died” in the first round?
Who got a new XBOX game?
Who went bowling?
Who met up with friends?
Who went shopping?
Who went to Jamberoo?
Who got Easter eggs?
Who went to the Sydney Opera House?
Who was lazy??????
Sounds like a busy holiday – but be warned ……… get ready for an amazing , busy term ahead! I hope you are ready for it
Just beat it!
That’s what we were doing for such a long time today
No one really minded that much because we were beating egg whites, egg yolks and cream to make …….
We used Ms York’s famous recipe (supposedly easy!!!!!!) and once we got over the “egg episode” we were on our way!
Lots of stirring, beating, mixing and folding – and yes, now we know the meanings of all of these words – before we spooned the ice-cream into cups. We are hoping that the ice-cream cups taste delicious after a night in the freezer,
Last Friday we had to lead the school assembly and present a performance item as well.
Some people volunteered to conduct the assembly and others wanted to perform, whilst the rest preferred to work “backstage” and help organise and move chairs and props around.
So everyone had a job to do! We all worked together to ensure that the assembly and the performance ran smoothly. We felt proud of ourselves because each of us took responsibility for what we had to do, and we all fulfilled our roles to the best of our abilities. Well done us
Here are some photos of us on the stage and later in our classroom. Stay tuned for the video – it is coming (I promise – just editing it – MrsP)
Our task for homework this week was to create a travel poster advertising an ecosystem that we had investigated at school. Here is Deon’s wonderful effort:
TUNDRA TRAVEL TEAM
Is it a hot summer day today? Are you sick of the endless summer sun’s scorching heat?
Then what are you doing sitting here – get up and go to the tundra!
Have the holiday of a lifetime and ask the “Tundra Travel Team” to give you a chilled, relaxing and memorable journey to the tundra.
If you love the sight of the sun, come in the summer and experience 24 hour sunlight.
If you want to bring out the dark-side in you – come in winter and experience 24 hour … DARKNESS!!!
Walk in the soggy frozen permafrost while viewing spectacular and breathtaking species of animals and plants like the miniature willow tree, the musk oxen, the arctic fox, the caribou and many more.
So it’s your choice: you really can come on a memorable trip to the tundra!
You can sit here reading this pamphlet.
Attribution: Image: ‘Savage River‘
First day back after the holidays and we were sharing what we had done over the last 2 weeks – “nothing very unusual in that” – I hear you say ……..
but wait till you read some of the really unusual things the AllStars got up to!
I’ll call this our “Strange …. but true…….” file …….
Who woke up at 10.00am 5 days straight?
Who thought someone had thrown a stick at her only to find out it was a HUGE blob of ……. bird poo!?!?!?
Who spent 3 days in her pyjamas???
Who was at the zoo and had her hair nibbled by a giraffe??? (mmm ……… tasty )
Who learnt how to eat chips with chopsticks? (Clever)
Who opened all the kitchen cupboards with his feet?? (I’m glad that you know you can do this! – Must try it myself)
Who had dinner in a hotel and saw a cake in the shape of a pram??
Who else had dinner in the city and ate chicken …….. FEET !!!! ?????
Who was the couch potato who watched the World Cup on the couch, in her pjs, for 3 days???
Who ate rice every day for 3 days?
Who was it that went to the corner shop in their pyjamas????
Who drank water, then was whacked in the stomach and the water came out his nostrils?????
Who ate sushi every day??
And who kicked the door and broke their toe???
I promise I won’t tell who you are – but you are all very unusual :-0
What a happy way to start the term – looking forward to many more happy days AllStars!
Finally we have the photos of Sackboy’s adventure so far ………
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Marwan wrote this interview with the cartoon characters “Tom & Jerry” for homework.
We think you will enjoy it
Marwan: Good morning Tom & Jerry!
Jerry: What’s sup?
Marwan: So Jerry, why do you like to be chased by Tom? Don’t you hate it?
Jerry: I love it dude – it’s totally exciting and Tom gets seriously into trouble man!
Tom: Yeah right – I never get into trouble (laughing).
Marwan: Tom, when you catch Jerry why don’t you eat him straight away?
Tom: What kind of question is that? Like – I always eat Jeryy except on Sunday when I slepp in!
Marwan: So I’ll take that as a yes.
Tom: Well doh!
Marwan: Have you ever worked together?
Tom & Jerry: Yes! Where we had to beat up the captain.
Marwan: Anything else to say?
Tom: When are we finished?
Jerry: He needs to go to the toilet agian. Dude it’s so totally annoying.
Marwan: Well thanks again it was really nice talking to you fellows. The last thing I want to say is that your cartoons are totally awesome. Everyone out there – go and get the cartoon Tom & Jerry!