Sunday, March 29, 2009

Train Tracker

Hi Everybody,
The Junior Crew Kids are going to review this Train Tracker Game this week. Their comments will appear under this post soon. Would you like to review the game for us too!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Feelings and Faces

Hi everybody,
Melissa has been teaching us how to read faces. We need to know how to do that so we can figure out how people are feeling. It's tricky sometimes but we are getting really good at it. Jane has been showing us how to make feelings faces during drama lessons too. She thinks we are awesome at it. Can you tell how people are feeling? Here is a game that you can play to find out. You can click on the picture to play.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Art Work On Display

Hi Everyone,
If you would like to see what we are doing during art sessions, you can visit our Virtual Gallery by clicking on the brush. There is a link at the top of the blog too, right near our translator. Why don't you see what our blog looks like in German or Chinese!
Sue was away today but Helen came to work with us. We liked Helen and she liked us! Helen is coming back again on Thursday and Friday when Sue is away.
Pat is a new volunteer in our room she is going to help us every week on Tuesdays. Thanks for your help today Pat!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Addem and the Ants

Sue's maths groups are going to watch some of these Addem and the Ants maths videos during maths lessons this week. Addem shows us that maths problems are everywhere but the solutions are easier than we might think! You just need some good strategies!

An Email From Trish

Hi Junior Crew

Do you remember me – It’s Trish - I used to teach up in room 2 with Meaghan and the students I taught were Riley, Dodi, Jorden and Patrick.

I have just got a new laptop computer so checked out your site to see what you have been up to! You look like you are having lots of fun and doing lots of interesting things. I am sure Sue and Chrissie have lots of great things planned for you this year.

I have got an interactive whitebeard in my new classroom and will be trying out some of the things from your blog with my students.

Take Care and keep having fun !

From Trish

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Science Experiment Disaster- We Are Not Fond Of Rabbits!

Where have our sun flowers gone?
One of our school rabbits escaped from the animal pen and ate all of our beautiful sunflower shoots!
Don't be fooled by the cute face and the floppy ears. This rabbit is deadly!
The rabbit chewed the lovely juicy green leaves right off the top and only left a little bit of the stalk above the ground. When Chrissie dug one up we were able to have a good look at the roots and see where the shoot started to grow out of the seed.
We planted some more seeds today.

Look - The next stage is stalks and leaves.

Hi Everyone,
Look at our mustard seeds now. They have leaves and stalks. They have grown so much in one week! The leaves are purple when they first start to grow and then they turn green as they get bigger. One cup has mustard sprouts with very long stalks, the other cup has very short stalks.
Our mustard sprouts really smell. If you put your nose into the cup and smell them it makes you want to gag. So we don't do that- very often!
Sue says she thinks it's time for us to take the sprouts home!
Marg says there's no way she is going to eat any!
Chrissie is very excited that they are growing so well.
Lorraine is trying to think of ways to solve the bad smell problem