Teddy Gram Note Generator
Wednesday, 30 March 2011
Sunday, 27 March 2011
Look at this delightful comment we received from the author Jacqueline Harvey:
I love your favourite books 2A! I was especially excited to see that one of the girls is holding my books about Alice-Miranda. It sounds like 2A has a fantastic time. Enjoy the upcoming holidays and who knows, maybe one day I might get to come and talk to you about being an author or writing Alice-Miranda's stories.
This is the photo to which she is referring:
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Wednesday, 23 March 2011
I was worried that the class wouldn't let her leave but they did after she promised to return. I have 22 witnesses who can attest to that.
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
If you'd like to visit Barton School's blog , click on this link http://bartonpri.posterous.com/
If you look at the flag counter, the dot on Brisbane is us!!
Monday, 21 March 2011
We are reading your post at 9.30 in the morning. We are all together in one classroom as there are only 48 children in our school. We have lots of questions.
How many children are in your school?
We have school pets. Do you?
What is your school day like?
What are you learning about at the moment and do you have exams?
Our school is 150 years old. How old is yours?
Could you send us your website address as we would love to visit you too.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Friday, 18 March 2011
Thursday, 17 March 2011
- Signing up at the Learning Place to be a part of a postcard project called Beyond Your Back Door.
- Selecting and photographing a special place (landmark/feature/building/story) in our general area.
- Digitally sharing a co-operatively created class postcard.
- Sending the postcard.
- Hopefully getting a postcard back!
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
(I wonder if our overseas visitors recognise this baby animal?)
Mackensie and Emerson were all smiles. Mackensie told me that Lennox has blue eyes...
Friday, 11 March 2011
Photos taken by Roxanne really do rock!
Our school held a Crazy Hair Day and Team 2A joined in the fun by supporting the Leukaemia Foundation.
For a gold coin donation, students took part in one of the nation's largest fundraisers by coming to school with their hair sprayed with temporary hair colour.
Congratulations to Jordie who was a winner in the Boy's Junior category.
Can you spot the creative cocktail concoction and the amazing Aussie flag?
It was hard for all of us to resist...
Tuesday, 8 March 2011
Monday, 7 March 2011
Theme for week 8 is My favourite book.
Theme for week 9 is Something about my family. (I wonder who Mackenzie may bring for Show and Tell?)
Theme for week 10 is A special photograph.
Theme for week 11 is My pet or a stuffed toy.
During the year we will frequently be accessing the Learning Place to use their amazing resources.
Your child now has their own EQ logon and a generic password. They will be taking them home tomorrow.
If you follow this link to the Learning Place, your child can login and use learning pathways. They type in the learning pathway number, that I provide, under "access key" (which is under Quick Links on the right.)
1. Science -Water Matters. Access Key :79623090
Please look under the grey heading Pathway Resources for the interactive learning objects.
Sunday, 6 March 2011
Saturday, 5 March 2011
Friday, 4 March 2011
- showing an interest in others,
- offering help
- being encouraging
- a willingness to share within reason
We also looked at some ways to enter a play situation.
The Team then filled in a worksheet which included sentence starters such as "Would..." and a few " Be..." statements. The following response from William made me chuckle out loud:
Be very very lovely.
And is William lovely? Yes indeed, yes indeed! (Dr Seuss)
And are Two A lovely? Yes indeed, yes indeed! (Dr Seuss)
To quote the advertisement:
Slide, move & shuffle to find words fast! Line up the tile cubes, press go, and race to find as many words as possible from the letters shown in 90 seconds. When you put tiles together, the smart link technology recognizes the words and keeps score.
The Team have used this game recently during literacy rotations and it was a great success. It's possible to pick up a copy of Boggle Flash from Kmart for $39.95 although others have seen the game as low as $29.95 at other stores. They have been in demand, so as a last resort http://fishpond.com.au/ have the game for $46.99.
Wednesday, 2 March 2011
(f necessary, bribe your child to sing- you're in for a treat.)
Image from flickr
Evaporation (push palms up)
Condensation (hands together in air)
Precipitation all around (wiggle fingers down)
Accumulation (sweep arms in circle)
Evaporation (push palms up)
The water cycle goes
Round and round (make circles with arms)