I know this is late in posting… but I need to let you know how loved Mrs H is! She has been such an amazing librarian and we shall miss her loads. The girls and teachers dressed up in as favourite book character which was very befitting. Mrs H then read her favourite picture book to us….”Where is the Green Sheep? The afternoon was topped off with cupcakes!!Look at our special afternoon!
One of my favourite events at school is the Biggest Morning Tea! But in our schools case we love things to be bigger and better… so the Biggest Morning tea is at Lunchtime!!
The Year 11 girls put on a variety of stalls and activities and invite the whole school along to participate. All the Money raised goes to The cancer council and we all have a great time mingling with the senior school. As you knw the cancer council also has the Great shave… where people have their hair cut of coloured for this charity. We our wonderful deputy Principal of the whole school was willing to be the auction prize for the Great Shave and had his hair cut. I was wondering why his hair was growing so long in the weeks leading up to this event!!
The have a look at the photos and you can see some of the other events that have taken place. It is great to be reaching out and helping others.
I think today was an exercise in testing if red clothes have the same effect as red food colouring! My advice from today’s findings would be 1. Don’t eat red frogs for breakfast and 2. DON’T put red Pyjamas on children before bedtime!
It was a fun and colourful day. The Year 6 leaders did a great job with photos! Yours to have soon!!
Here are a couple of shots of these beautiful red comrades!
The Daisies have been creating digital stories on their Ipads.
Have a look at a couple of these…. I shall upload more as they are completed.
Goldilocks and The Three Bears By Jasmine
Goldilocks and The Three Bears By Scarlett M
The chicks have all gone and we are a little sad to say goodbye! Here is a little memory.
We have learned so much about growing…..many of our ‘I wonder…’ questions have been answered…
we now know how to tell if there is a chick in an egg….
Method 1…. crack it open! ( not the best method!)
Method 2…. use candling…..ask the Daisies about that one! Also watch the YouTube video attached.We saw the first one in class…. how to make a candling
This youtube shows the chick moving in the egg
We loved watching those resilient chicks hatch out of their shells….What a good example they were to us.
Here is one last Animoto of our time with them!
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….
Have a look at our animoto.
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 Good Friday when it was when Jesus was put on the cross? Why do we have eggs on the Sunday?
Here are some of our Easter Hunt Photos.