Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Questions about our Favourite fruit or Vegetable

Questions are very important. Asking questions is a bit tricky but we used Voicethread to practice asking and answering questions about our favourite fruit or vegetable.

Monday, 22 August 2011

Our Families' Stories

This week is Book Week and the theme of the week is "One World, Many Stories". This morning the preps and grade 1/2's spent some time in the library, listening to family stories. We were inspired to write some stories of our own. Some are based on time spent with our families and others are stories that members of our family have told us.
When you listen to these stories what do you think of?

Our Family Stories (mp3)

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Making Shops and using money

Counting money isn't easy because if you have lots of coins they can be hard to count. It helped me to say the numbers out loud so you know the dollars and cents - Madison
If someone gives you 3 dollars and it costs $1.50 you don't know how much change to give the customer. It has helped me to learn to count money faster - Pat
If someone gives you $2 you might give them money back - Jessica
I learnt that when you buy something you need to give the right amount. If you give less you can't buy it - Jacob
There used to be 1 and 2 cent pieces, but now there are $1 and $2's - Brandon
I learnt how to make $2. With four 50's and one dollar and two 50's - Lauren
I learnt that 1 cent and 2 cents aren't used anymore. Also, it's not easy to give change because you have to work out how much to give and if you didn't know it would be hard - Will
I discovered how much change to give to the customer - Maria
I learnt how to buy stuff, by watching other people - Seb
I can count money faster by my friends helping me. They helped me put them into different groups so it's easier to count - Riley
I learnt to count $1 and $2 by adding 1 and 2 together. If it's $3 you just need a 1 and 2 - Dylan
If you don't have the right coins you can give it to the people and they will give you change - Bassy
Being a cashier is very hard because the money is jumbled up and is hard to count - Nat & Travis
You count money and go to the shop and you can get change or no change - Jackson
I learnt how much money you can get if people buy the things you are selling - James
Something that helped me to learn is using the plastic coins because it has the same picture in real life - Stephanie
I learnt that when you get the money you can count it. I learnt this from other people and from the symbols - Ava
Buying things can be tricky because sometimes you don't have as much money as you need. I also learnt that giving more money is the same as giving the exact amount because you will get change - Madeline





Monday, 8 August 2011

healthy smoothie

Ingredients:
1 small mango, peeled
1/4 cup low-fat yoghurt
1 tbs honey
1 tsp wheat germ (see tip)
1/4 cup crushed ice
1/4 cup crushed ice
3/4 cup low-fat milk

Instructions:
Cut the mango flesh from the seed. Discard the seed and roughly chop the flesh. Place into a blender with the milk, yoghurt, honey, wheat germ and ice. Blend until smooth, stir in the passionfruit pulp and pour into chilled serving glass. Serve immediately.


Sunday, 7 August 2011

Food in Art

As part of this week's Art lesson Junior M looked at a website that features "bizarre food art" (http://factoryzzz.com/funny-food-art.html). Instead of using real food, we drew food as characters using our imagination.
Can you see art imitating real life here?