Friday, November 20, 2009

Looking Good Cory!

Look what happened when we added Cory's face to the Photofunia program !

Monday, November 9, 2009

Alphabetical Order

Click on the picture to play the alphabetical order game.

Friday, November 6, 2009

A Duck with a Disability?

Today we went to the duck pond where we met a stunted duckling. It was cute. It pecked Sue once. It drank our tadpole water! It had stunted wings with no feathers because people were giving it too much bread. Ducks need to eat healthier food. PS- very naughty people!

Responsible Pet Ownership

Hi Everybody,
We have been talking about responsible pet ownership this week. Today we walked to the duck pond to get some fresh clean water for our tadpoles. We need to change their water every few days so that they grow up happy and healthy. Sue showed us how to clean the tank and move the tadpoles from one tank to the other without hurting them. When the tadpoles grow into frogs we will take them back to the pond. We need to remember to feed them every few days too. The cross on the lid of the tank is to remind us not to put our hands in the water. Fish and tadpoles get scared to death when you put your hands in. The tank is see through so that we can look through the sides and watch the tadpoles swim.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Emu and the Jabiru - Australian Museum

Click on the picture to watch the Dreaming story.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Min-na-wee - Why the Crocodile Rolls Australian Museum

Click on the picture to watch the story.

Emu Game - Message Club

Use your arrow keys to play the game.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Follow the Lines - Eye Tracking

Click on an object and , drag it to a line to a line then watch where it goes. Click on the red fish to explore the rest of the Poisson Rouge website there are lots of things to do there!

5 + 5 for 5 Pancake Mix

5 Ingredients - Makes 5 pancakes
  • 1 cup of plain flour

  • 1 heaped tablespoon of marganrine ( melted)

  • 1 egg

  • 1 cup of milk

  • a pinch of salt

5 Steps:

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

  • Stir while singing the national anthem through 5 times.
  • Leave to stand for 20 minutes.

  • Cook in a fry pan or pour into a pancake plug in maker until they are golden brown turning once.

  • Serve with your favourite topping.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Switcheroo Zoo

The Junior Crew kids are on school holidays. Here is a fun site to explore while we are away. Many thanks to Chorlton Park School for showing it to us.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Bug Wise

Click on the bugs to start investigating.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Bembo's Zoo

Click on the peacock to watch words turn into pictures.

Go for Your Life !

At assembly today the Go For Your Life team came to talk to us about everyday food and sometimes food. There were questions and there were prizes and I got a beach volley ball. Ricky got a sweat band. We played a copy cat game, musical freeze and a balloon game.

The Mystery Bug !

Click on the picture to find out what this grub grows into.

I found this grub on a tree first then it walked on the path. I have seen one of these before. This was my second time.
I picked it up because it looked nice and because I wanted to show my friends. I put it in some bark. I used a leaf to get it on and then I had to use a stick to keep it on. Then I covered it with another bit of bark and walked to school.
When I patted it, it was soft. I thought it was a female but it might be a male. It was small and cute and it had a little black head. It looks like a witchetty grub.
It looks like a spit fire.It was about to spit. Tim scared it. He got a rubber spider and he was trying to get it to spit. The spit looks like skin colour it is ooey and gooey and disgusting. It poisons its enemies. It hides in bark because it is camouflaged.
It looks so small it's about 3.5cm long. Tim asked Jamie about what it turns into but Jamie doesn't know.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Plover Invasion

We have 4 plovers on our oval. They are scaring other birds and us. They open their wings and make loud sounds. We are not allowed to play on the oval until they go away. Andy locked both of the gates.

Our class decided that if we see the plovers coming we will:

Stay calm and quiet.

Protect our eyes.

Walk to a safe place like the classroom or veranda.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

If Bowling Balls Were Made of China...

If bowling balls were made of china they would break really easily on the bowling alley because they would be made of china like plates. That's wrong! So, to make it right you would have to make out of steel or plastic.

Monday, August 17, 2009

A water wise story and another way you can reuse an empty plastic bottle!

Is this for real?

How can this be?
Click on the picture for some amazing recycling information.


What does this sign really mean?


Hello I am a talking sign. My job is to tell you no smoking anywhere in the school.


Hello I'm a talking sign. I tell you not to smoke in a bus because you will get cancer and disease or you will go out of your mind. So you must go from fat to skinny by exercise not by smoking.


Hi I am a talking sign. My job is to tell you that you are not allowed to smoke because of disease and cancer. Thank you.


Hello I am a talking sign. I tell you not to smoke in restaurants. People will get cancer. People are not allowed to smoke in Mc Donald's.

Recycle a Coffee Lid?

Hi Everybody,
We have thought of lots of things you could do to recycle a plastic coffee lid. You could turn it into:
  • Wheels for a car construction, eyes on a monster , buttons for a giant a clock face or even a little mouse!
  • A gas mask if you put some elastic on each side.
  • A pot to grow sprouts and seedlings in .
  • If you had two they could be bats for a table soccer game or you could roll them and see who can roll one the furthest.
  • A giant counter.
  • A play- dough cutter.
  • An object to trace around to make circles in art.
  • Stepping stones in a fairy garden.
  • A sand pit toy.
  • A shaker if you tape two together and fill them with rice.
  • Shoes for a teddy bear.
  • Seed, pellet and water trays for small pets.
  • A paint mixing pot in the art room.

Do you have any other ideas?

Monday, August 10, 2009

Recycling Challenge

Hi Everyone,
Our challenge for the next few weeks is to find at least one more way to use an object before it is thrown in the garbage or recycling bin. The Crew had a brainstorming session and these are the ideas they came up with for reusing an empty drink bottle.
  • Cut it in half and create a mini green house to grow plants in it.
  • Unscrew the lid and use it to store paint or food dye washes
  • Fill it up with tap water and use it again.
  • Use it in box construction for retro boosters on a rocket or to make a bird and hang it sideways on a mobile. It could be a car too.
  • Cover it with paper mache as a craft activity to make a pretty water bottle for watering plants.
  • Collect lots and make a game of skittles.

Have you got any more ideas to add to our list?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Alphabet Scratchie

Click on the picture to play the game.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Click on the picture to play the game.

Friday, July 31, 2009

People with big bottoms can park here.

What does this sign really mean?
Where would you see a sign like this?
What should people do if they see a sign like this?


Hi, I am a talking sign. My job is to tell you only disability people can park in this area. Thank you.


Hi I am a talking sign. I tell you that people with disabilities that need to park and have a sticker can park here. Thank You.


Hello I am a talking sign. My job is to tell you not to park near disability people because the wheel chair spot is fatter and closer to the shop and the car needs to have a sticker, a wheel chair sticker.


Hello I 'm a talking sign . People with disabilities can park here if they have a sticker.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Face Match - Look, Listen & Think Game

Click on the picture to begin.

Car Wheels Make Crazy Patterns on Cold Mornings?

What is this sign really telling us?
What should drivers do if they see this sign?


Hi I am a safety talking sign. My job is to tell you water makes the road slippery and ice makes it more slippery and remember to slow down. Thank you.


Hello I'm a talking sign. I tell you not to go fast because you may slip over the road in your car. Thank you.


Hello I am a talking sign. I tell you the road is slippery so watch out!


HelloI am a talking sign and my job is to tell you to not go fast or you might crash. The road might be slippery and you might crash into a truck.

Monday, July 27, 2009

House for Sale

Click on the picture to read the story.

Children Run Away Quickly ! Giant Koala's Will Catch You ?

Where would you see a sign like this?
What does it mean?
What should people do if they see a sign like this?
Click on the picture to find out more about koalas.


I am a talking sign. My job is to tell people to watch out for koalas and children. Thank you.


Hi. I'm a talking sign. My job is to tell cars to watch out for koalas and children.


Hello. I am a double sign. My job is to tell you about being careful because of the koalas and their babies and children, when driving. Thank you.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Fruit, Flies and Fines

What is this sign telling us?
Why is it important to do what it says?
What do we need to do, to obey the law, if we see a sign like this ?
Click on the picture to find out more about fruit flies and the damage they can cause.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Oh no ! What are we going to do?

What would you think if your saw this sign on the classroom door in the morning?
What would you do ?
What should the teacher do?
I would just say 'Sue you need take three deep breaths and talk to someone about it. I'd be a bit worried if I saw that sign.
I would think 'Oh no !' I would want to run away.
Teachers aren't allowed to be in a bad mood so that wouldn't happen anyway.'
I would say, 'Sue you are having a level three reaction to a level one problem'.
I would be scared.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Manatees- National Geographic Creature Feature

The Junior Crew kids are investigating the message of the sign in the post below. Here are some more facts and images that will help you to understand why this sign is so important. Click on the picture to get the facts.

Manatee Zone

Hi Everyone,
Do you know what this sign is for?
Perhaps you will be able to answer that question after clicking on the picture and watching the
Dragonfly TV Episode it is linked to.

I am a talking sign. I'm here to tell you that manatees live in the water. You need to go slow in a boat because sometimes propellers can cut a manatee's tail.
Thank you.

Be careful because there are manatees under the water. Boats need to slow down!

Manatees are in the water and boat's propellers cut the manatees tails. Go very slow in boats otherwise manatees will be cut.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Apple Pies

Cut out the pastry with the pastry cutter.
The large circles with the slits are for the base

Place the pastry in the pie maker and add 2 teaspoons of baker's apple.

Place the small circles of pastry on top of each pie for the lid.

Place the lid down but check every few minutes to see if the pastry in golden brown.
Take the cooked pies out of the pie maker with a non scratch lifter.
Wait for them to cool and enjoy eating them.

Today we made apple pie it was sort of yum. It was fun as well. Daniel helped me as well and Braydon was so nice . Everybody was awesome because they were all nice to each other. I reckon that everybody in my class is the best class in the world. I felt happy about it.
Today we made apple pies. Rick and Braydon were helping me. I tried to test the apple stuff and I liked it. We were cooking in the classroom.
Today we made apple pies. Eleanor made the best one. She had the most cinnamon sugar in hers. It was so yummy.

Today we made apple pies. First you roll the pastry. Then you get the cutter and you cut two pieces, the top and the bottom. We heat the apple pies for 2 minutes. When the pies are ready you eat them!

Make a Sign to Find a Cat - Signed Stories

Hi Everybody,
This is a story about a little girl who made a sign to find her naughty cat. Click on the picture to read it.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

What is my Message?

Click on the sign to sing along to the Five Little Monkeys Song.
My job is to tell you that dangerous things happen. Crocs appear from the water when you go near it!
My job is to tell you 'No Swimming' and don't be silly near the water. There are crocodiles under the water.
My job is to tell you not to be silly near the water because crocodiles will eat you if you fall in the water. Don't forget kids, don't play with crocodiles!
The red circle tells you ' No mucking around' because there are crocodiles in the water. They will eat you !

I tell you not to swim in the water. Crocodiles live in the water and they might eat you up!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Our First Sign

Signs are messages.
What is this sign telling us?
Where would you see a sign like this?
Who is the message for?

The sign is saying there is a BBQ, a picnic table and some boys and girls toilets on the left.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Fly Away Home!

Use your arrow keys to help the ladybug find her way home. Try not to look at the keyboard!
Hope you are having a great holiday break :)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Check out our art work!

Click on the pictures to see more examples of our art work and to find some online art activities you can do during the holidays!

Chocolate Ripple Log Cake

Hi Everybody,
We made a Chocolate Ripple Cake. Sue says it is very Australian and everybody should learn how to make it. If you click on one of the pictures you will find a site that has the recipe on it.
We changed the recipe a little bit by putting strawberry jam and cream on the biscuits.
We hope you try it and that you like it too.