Thursday, 30 August 2012

Happy Father's Day!

This Sunday is Father's Day in Australia.
We are very lucky to have such wonderful fathers!
Our dads do lots of things for us and we love them very much.
Why do you love your dad? Why is your dad a hero?
Send your Dad a special Father's Day message by commenting on our blog!

Kids Teaching Kids Week was a lot of fun!

This week our school celebrated Kids Teaching Kids Week.
There were lots of activities around our school.
We went to our Year 5 buddies and they taught us about how important it is to not throw rubbish in our drains because it ends up in our rivers and then into our oceans.
Sea creatures can die because of our litter. We must pick up our litter and try to recycle instead. Turtles eat plastic bags because they think they are jellyfish.
We visited the Preps and learnt about native bees. We found out that native bees don't sting but they do bite. Bees are very important in our world because they help plants to grow by spreading pollen. We all need bees to live.

We listened to another Year 2 class talk about rubbish. We were amazed by how much rubbish we throw out every lunch time at our school. We can use containers instead of wrappers to help cut down on our rubbish.
What did you learn during Kids Teaching Kids Week? 
How can we help our environment so we can have a better world to live in?

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Kids Teach Kids!

This week is Kids Teaching Kids week at our school so we have been working with our buddies. They have taught us about persuasive texts and they helped us put our ideas together to summarise the work we have been doing about living sustainably with native wildlife.
We used our iPads to create videos we can share with other students in our school to teach them about living in harmony with native animals, especially possums.
First we used our favourite new app: Pic Collage to make a picture about our ideas and then we used Sonic Pics to record our voices explaining our ideas. There were lots of different jobs we had to do when working with our partners and our buddies. Some of us had great ideas, others could write the ideas down quickly. Some of us are very good at using the iPads to make picture collages, others are great at reading with clear voices. When we work together we can create great things!
You can watch our videos here!
Olivia and Joshua

Hannah and Fumi

Kyan and Ryan

Nathan and Nic

Ella and Maya

Ben and Edward

Sam and James

Amelia and Charlotte

Ella and Jacinta

Penelope and Sophia

Hunter and Zac

Harrison and Jacob

What else could people do to live more harmoniously with native animals? 
What reasons can you give for your ideas?