Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Mysterious Happenings

Yesterday some curious things happened at school.
Firstly, Mr Mitchell came in and delivered a mysterious parcel to us. It was from a strange lady who said her name was Mrs Muddle-up.
Inside the package was a story about Mrs Muddle-up, Mongo and Maddy.
After we read the story, the sun finally came out and we could get the chance to go into our playground and do some deep listening and active exploring. We discovered lots of evidence that showed that there are many of Earth's Treasures in our school grounds.
We found some possum scats and some leaves that looked like they had been nibbled by something and we noticed some scratches on the trees that showed that some creatures had been climbing there.
This morning we were surprised when we arrived at our classroom and we found feathers and sparkles on our desks and some gum leaves on the floor and even a little piece of fabric caught in the door!
Zac made an inference that Mrs Muddle-up had been visiting us while we were not there. The evidence supports Zac's inference.
Sophia noticed that Mrs Muddle-up had left a note! She has asked us to help her invent some magic potion recipes for "Bush Magic Potion".
We know that some of the ingredients will be gum leaves, feathers and glitter.
What else would you put into a Bush Magic Potion?
How would you mix the ingredients in the recipe?


  1. Dear Children of 2C

    I am so excited that you are writing some Bush Magic Potion recipes. I can't wait to read them!

    As you know, My little Common Brushtail Possum, Maddy, has returned to her home in the bush. I'm so pleased to let you know that she and her mother are both well. And guess what?! They're living in one of my possum boxes so they often visit my magic room in the evenings!

    Over the years I have released many baby possums back into the wild and to celebrate, I would like to invite you to a special "Return to the Bush" Possum Party next week.

    It will be very different from a people party, but lots of fun. I hope you can come!

    As part of my celebrations, I'm writing a List of Wishes for possums, especially the ones who don't have mums to teach them how to live in the bush.

    One thing I wish for is that every cat they meet is wearing a bell! I'm sure all possums would like to know when there's a cat nearby.

    Please help me by bringing your own list of five wishes for possums that I can add to mine.

    I hope I see you next week


    Mrs Muddle-Up xxx

  2. Hi 2C!
    How exciting for me to read about your Mrs Muddle-Up story! It sounds like you all are very good detectives, like when you noticed the scrap of fabric caught on the door and how Sophia found a note.

    If I were making a Bush Magic Potion, I think that I would add some water or maybe mud to hold it all together.

    I would mix the ingredients together in a big hole in the ground with the biggest stick I could find.

    I can't wait to hear all about the "Return to the Bush" Possum party. I hope you are all very well.

    Love Miss Chapman