I have so much to share and upload but because we have have been busy making things to share and upload we have not had time to put it up on our blog….
I will do a catch up post soon….
BUT i just needed to share this with you all. The Daisies have been undertaking an inquiry about growth….
we have had some investigations and have asked some amazing I wonder questions… and have come across some amazing i wonder answers….
Have a look at some of the photo which will give you an idea of some of our questions and some of our investigations…. Thank you to Laurens dad for helping us with one of our wonder questions…. “I wonder how food and oxygen goes through the umbilical cord from the mother to the baby?”
But what I wanted to share today was our chickens!! We had some eggs delivered on Monday Day 1… and then Day 2 we had 5 baby chicks… today Day 3 we had all 10 hatch!!!
We have learned so much….and had so many of our wonder questions answered… not to mention what we have learned about resilience!!! Those baby chicks are the most resilient things we have come across…. they spend ages just cracking that shell and they don’t give up!!We have been so impressed!
Have a look at our Youtube. It will give you a little idea of what has happened to them in the last couple of days.
One of our questions was ” how do we know a chick is in there?’ Cordy said if a mother hen sits on to for a long time then it is possibly a chick….. Amelia said “if it is only hens and no rooster then it is probably an egg with no chick” such great thinking answers….
Ask the Daisies what they learned about how to find out what is in the egg…..maybe ask what candling is?
It is that time of year when we have gone through every letter of the alphabet! The Daisies celebrated with a party…Woohoo!
Our wonderful parents brought in food to match each letter of the alphabet. We had an alphabet hunt using QR codes. We went around the school with our buddies and found a sheet that had clues relating to a letter of the alphabet. Our buddies helped us. We had to work out from the clues what the answer would be and then confirmed our answer by using our QR scanner on our iPad. We then recorded our findings. We finished the day with a feast! Thank you parents!
We had other activities which related to the alphabet… we stamped letters, decorated our initials, made bracelets and more….
Today the Daisies ventured out of the classroom… actually they do that most days ….They actually ventured off the school grounds!! Under complete adult supervision of course.
Today saw us going on our first excursion. We went to The CSIRO to meet with a scientist who was going to guide our thinking about how things move/work and in particular how certain toys move or work.
We went on our school bus accompanied by Mrs W (our Adult) and Mrs D too…. (another adult!)
We arrived to be met by Angela who was our scientist for the day. She talked to us about how toys have changed over the years. Our great grandparents may have had wooden toys that needed string to make them move. She showed us a wooden Pinocchio puppet.
Then our grandparents had toys made from tin which used a wind up key to make them move. She showed us a robot.
Then she moved to our era where toys are mainly made from plastic. We looked at what made them move…. we were quickly able to say batteries…. this toy ( Iron Man) even had a remote control.
She then quickly showed us all the toys around the room and we were to then go around and work out what made each move. There was some great discussion. I was particularly impressed with Maia and Amy’s thinking and also Jasmines great questions and Ruby’s and Amelia’s great answers today. We found toys that only worked going down hill or down steps. Some toys needed magnets to help them move while other relied on mirrors to make them work and some even needed string.
Enjoy our Animoto of our day out.
We concluded with morning tea…. we were all starving after all that playing .It was a fun day.
We love our buddies and enjoy spending time with them. One activity we had with them was an Easter Egg hunt. Our buddies went and hid Easter Eggs around the junior school and then came and invited us to try and find them
It was quite a warm day and we had to work quickly…..before it became a hot chocolate hunt! Our buddies also made cards for us and we made some for them too.
We loved learning about the reason we celebrate Easter and that the eggs we eat remind us of the new life we have because of the resurrection of Jesus. We looked at the Easter story and asked great questions like why is it called GoodFriday when it was when Jesus was put on the cross? Why do we have eggs on the Sunday?
I love the following by William Glasser on how learning takes place:
This is exactly what happened when Year 2 came to teach us how to use Popplet. First they showed us how they used it and for what purpose.
Next they demonstrated how to make a Popplet and then they assisted us by guiding us to make our own. You would be pleased to note they didn’t touch our screen so we learned to do it by ourselves. Here is a snapshot of our Year 2 teachers.
We had a real scientist visiting today! It was wonderful to learn a little about air and how it is just everywhere.
One of our friends poured water into a jar that was connected to another jar.
But the water did not flow through even though there was a hole between them. Why is this so??
The answer has something to do with the fact that although that jar looked empty… it was NOT!
Which paper will fall the fastest? The one with the coin attached in to the middle of the paper or the one attached to the side of the paper?
The answer has something to do with cutting through the air.
Feather and squash ball… which one falls to earth the fastest?
Feather and squash ball… which one falls to earth the fastest? What if the air is taken away… or sucked out?
They don’t float because no air does not equal no gravity…. so what does happen?
More questions to consider…
what happens when air is sucked out of 3 containers stuck together?
What does the air on the outside of the do?
Can they be pulled apart?
They couldn’t be by one little girl… but what about a teacher?
What happens when air gets cold?
What happened to the glove?
What happened to the blown up balloon when it went into the cold air?
What happened when if hit the normal air again?
Oooh so many questions…… Maybe the daisies will give you some answers?
Last week saw us looking at 4 sounds….. b,e,v,p.
We focussed on p the most and ended the week in our Pyjamas! How relaxing!!
Well, sort of relaxing… we had many activities to take part in….
have a look at our animoto. It will give you a clue of some of the things we got up too! (We even had Mr A come and join us because he wanted to join in the fun!)
I love these cows! The girls did a great job of drawing and painting today. We shared what we knew about cows…here are some of the new things we learned.
1. a baby cow is called a calf
2. a male cow is called a bull
3. cows are herbivores
4. cows have four stomachs (thank you Jasmine!)
5. a cow chews it cud which is food that comes from its stomach ( it chews it for 40-60 times!)
6. cows give us milk and leather and meat
7. cows live on the farm
What do you know about cows? We would love to hear from you!