Friday, 27 April 2012

What am I? - A Writing Challenge!

This week we are having a writing challenge that will help us to become better writers.
Here are the rules for writers:
1. You must write at least three clues. 
2. You should use interesting words in your clues. 
3. Each clue must begin with a capital letter. (We use the SHIFT-key to make a capital letter.) 
4. Each clue must end with a full stop. 
5. You should get someone to check your spelling before you publish your comment. (This is called editing.) 
6. The last line should be a question: Who am I? or What am I? 
7. Publish your riddle as a comment to this post. 

 Here are the rules for guessing:
1. Reply to the comment, not the post, so we know which riddle you are guessing. 
2. Anyone can have a guess - mums, dads, friends, buddies, other students. 
3. Think about your spelling when you are having a guess at a riddle. 

 Happy writing, reading and guessing!

Meet Our New Quadblogging Buddies!

In Term 2 we will be part of a new Quadblogging group. Quadblogging is a fun way for us to find out more about our world and to make new friendships with other students who are also blogging with their classes. Last term we enjoyed reading about what our Quadblogging buddies were doing and found that we had more similarities than we did differences. Our new buddies are: Barlow Hall Primary School, in the UK Leeming RAF CP School, in country England and Swannanoa School, in New Zealand. Please feel free to visit these blogs and leave great comments. We all love to read positive comments - it makes blogging fun!

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Plenty to Remember

This Wednesday, on the 25th April, we had a public holiday for Anzac Day. We have been learning about Anzac Day as part of our local area History study during the past two weeks. We read from Jackie French's new book: A Day to Remember. We have learnt about some of the special symbols of Anzac Day. One symbol is the War Memorial. Lots of towns, cities and districts have war memorials to remember the Anzacs. We have one down the road from our school. On Anzac Day some people march from our school to the War Memorial. Poppies are another symbol of Anzac Day. In World War I lots of soldiers fought in the fields where poppies grew. The red of the poppies can remind us of the blood of the soldiers who were hurt or who died. The black seeds in the centre of the poppies reminds us of sadness and grief.
Other symbols we have learnt about are rosemary for remembrance, slouch hats that the soldiers wore, and Anzac biscuits. We made Anzac biscuits last week. They were yummy.
On Anzac Day we remember that many people were hurt and suffered because of wars all around the world. We pray for peace and that people can find a way to live together in harmony.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Anzac Biscuits

Just before lunch today, 2C made Anzac Biscuits in the staffroom. We made Anzac biscuits because it is nearly Anzac Day.

Anzac Day is a special day in Australia and New Zealand to remember the soldiers who fought and died in the wars.
The biscuits are like the biscuits that the soldiers in World War I ate when they were fighting at Gallipolli and Flanders' Fields.
First Miss Murray read out the ingredients and we checked that we had all the things we needed.
Then we put all the dry ingredients into a big bowl.
At the same time, Mrs Batham and some other students melted the butter and golden syrup in a pan. Amelia tipped the baking soda and water into the melted butter and syrup and it went frothy and bubbly like a volcano!
Mrs Batham poured the liquid into the dry ingredients and Mrs E stirred it in. Mrs Batham poured the hot liquid into the bowl because it might be too dangerous for children.
Each of us made a biscuit and put it onto a tray.
While we were measuring our biscuits for our science experiment, someone bumped the table. One tray of biscuits catapulted into the air and the biscuits landed back on the tray in a big mess. It was really funny!
Next we baked them in the oven until they smelt really good.

After lunch we ate our biscuits.
The biscuits were really tasty. They were crunchy on the edges and chewy in the middle. We had fun cooking the Anzac Biscuits.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

A Virtual Holiday

2C are on holidays now for the Easter Break but this week it is our turn to visit 2W @ TKS!
It is just like going to Sunny Saudi Arabia for a holiday!

Please pop on over to their site and read about the things they have been doing.
Take a moment to watch their video about evidence...
or read about what they have been learning in Maths and Spelling.
Don't forget to leave them a comment while you are there.

Happy Holidays!