Sunday, 30 October 2011

Mystery readers

This was our best week ever! Georgia's Grandma read the bush ballad Waltzing Matilda (Banjo Paterson) to us on Wednesday and Luke's Grandad read to us on Friday.

The billabong (Wikipedia)

A swagman (Wikipedia)
The song narrates the story of a swagman making a cup of tea at a bush camp and capturing a sheep to eat. When the sheep's  owner arrives with three policemen to arrest the worker, he jumps in and drowns  in a small waterhole and goes on to haunt the site.

Luke's Grandad

The Emerald Isle

Leprechaun. (Wikipedia)

Luke's Grandad told us about leprechauns and Ireland. He even told us a poem in Irish. (We loved his Irish accent.) The class got so excited that he got mobbed as he left but he was very good natured about it! In all the excitement, I forgot to take the obligatory photo so we're hoping that Luke's Mum or his Grandad will e-mail me one.

And here it is Irish flag in the background! Susan, you're a star!

Friday, 28 October 2011

A Festival of Plays

Err, yes, he did fit in!

Golly gosh! What talent was exposed today!

Good-bye Miss R!

We had a party to celebrate the wonderful time we've had with Miss R today!

Thank You for all your generous contributions!

World Teachers' Day

We felt very special today- Thank You!

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Day for Daniel

A reminder that tomorrow is Day for Daniel. Dress in a red shirt with school bottoms and please bring a gold coin donation.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Queen Elizabeth and Anna Bligh

Photo by Damien Rider

Try as we might, Miss R and I couldn't think of an excuse to justify a jaunt to South Bank. This is what we missed!

And if you're looking for a word to use in your next narrative or diary entry to blow us away...that colour is pistachio green.

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Watercress seedlings

We read this hysterically funny book recently which made Miss R wonder if Team 2A could write something similar like a Diary of a Watercress seedling... They would need to keep careful records of the growth of their seedling and document numerous scientific facts on growth and life cycles.

Yeju's thriving watercress seedlings 

If you look carefully, the front page is actually green felt. Lovely!

Friday, 21 October 2011

Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack and the Beanstalk (mp3)

Jake is a fabulous little actor! He wrote this script, learnt it off by heart and acted it out. Enjoy!

Super Hornets powering over Brisbane

We knew that the Super Hornets would be flying over Brisbane and we knew it would be over in a flash but...we still missed it!

This is what we missed:

Photo by G. Wilson

Fruit Shoot Addition

Miss Baker posted this awesome game  that I thought you might like to try:

Thursday, 6 October 2011

There once was a baby koala...

Koalas balancing on a fence

“There was once a baby koala, so soft and round that all who saw her loved her.- Mem Fox"

We don't usually have kangaroos hopping around the streets in the 'burbs but we do occasionally have these special visitors! Thanks to Jordie's Mum and "Don" for this photo.

The Koala was struggling to hold onto the Colorbond (sic) fence and Don rescued her by placing a large branch against the fence which she then climbed down.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

On the holidays I went to...

Place 1 (Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha)
Large African Baobab Tree

Place 2  (Dicky Beach- Caloundra)
Dicky Beach, named after the wreck the SS Dicky

Place 3 (Glass House Mountains from Maleny)
The Glass House Mountains are the cores of ancient volcanoes