Friday, 29 April 2011

A mini beast visitor



This morning Joe found a praying mantis on his bag. We brought it into the classroom and it flew up to the highest window.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Bugs Alive!!





Today is our second day back at school for term 2. We completed a placemat activity that shows some of the things we know already about mini beasts. We will do this activity again at the end of term to show just how much we have learnt about mini beasts and their environments here at school. Some of the things we know about mini-beasts and how they help us are:
Butterflies live near flowers - Maria
Ants live in an ant pit - Lauren
Praying mantis live in a tree - Brandon
Ants live on the ground - Ava
Bees help us because they make honey for us - Jackson
Worms live underground - Jack
Bees can hurt you - Seb
Mini beasts live in dirt, the ground, air and trees - Pat
Spiders kill moths and flies so we stay comfortable at night - Riley
Worms help us make compost - Joe
Mini-beasts help us grow plants - Amelia
They live in the ground - Jacob
Bees give us honey - Jessica
They live in the dirt - Dylan
Bees make wax for crayons - Madeline
Worms eat fruit scraps - Will
Snails live in their shell - Stephanie
Mini-beasts live in bushes, holes, holes in cliffs, underground and in hives - James

Friday, 1 April 2011

Our Visitor from Canada

Today Junior M took Gill the goldfish outside to see their playground. Gill is the class mascot of our friends at Gill Ville in Ontario, Canada. He is visiting us for a short time and then our class mascot Ella, will visit Gill and his class.