On Wednesday we went to the RSPCA (The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) to learn about how they care for animals. Thanks Emily for helping us to learn so much.
The animals don't like too much noise because they might get scared. Campbell I learnt that the guinea pigs and the rabbits need dried grass for one of their foods. Caitlin I learnt that guinea pigs can only have a little bit of carrot or they will get a stomach ache. Sophie I learnt that all petsneed shelter so they can keep warm. Olivia I learnt that animals need exercise so they can be fit. Simon Animals need toys to play with so they don't get sad and they need a fence to keep them safe. Declan I learnt that all animals need a Vet so they don't get sick. James Animals don't like noise because they get a little bit scared. Cormac All animals need to have food to be alive. Chantelle All cows need to have a baby before they can make milk. Hamish I learnt that all living things need water. Eva I learnt that some cows are meat cows. Niamh I learnt that cows only have teeth down the bottom of their mouth. Alexa I learnt that cows have syrup on bouncy balls so they can lick it all off. Ebony I learnt that cows give you milk. Riley I learnt that cows can eat dried grass and hay. Gracie
I learnt that rabbits can have red eyes. Frances
I learnt that rabbits are not allowed to have too much carrot because it can hurt their stomachs. Joshua
I learnt that animals when they are scared they hide. Patrick
I learnt that animals need water, food, shelter, friends, Vet care and exercise. Joel Guinea pigs need hiding places because they might be scared. Stephanie Thanks Chrissy and Mrs David for coming with us!
We went to the RSPCA! on PhotoPeach
Today Mrs Kennedy had some exciting news. We are having some visitors to our classroom. We tried to guess who was coming - and we couldn't so Mrs Kennedy gave us a clue. Everyone got a little plastic egg and we had to think about what was inside. Here are some of our ideas: a snake, a bird, a chick, a dinosaur, an alligator, a platypus and an octopus! Then we opened our eggs and this is what we saw ......
The chickens will help us to learn about what living things need to grow and survive.
What do you think we will need to do to help our chickens grow?
This week in Maths we have been very busy measuring, comparing and discussing longer (and taller), shorter and the same as. Today we decided to use one of our feet to compare objects in the classroom. We knew we couldn't use one of our feet to measure everything - so we decided to measure one foot with unifix and use the unifix tower which was the same length as our foot to compare objects around the room. We had to find objects that were longer than our foot, shorterthan our foot and the same length as our foot.
Can you find something longer, shorter and the same as your foot?
Last Wednesday we went for a walk around our neighbourhood to see lots of plants in our local area. We have been learning about what living things need to grow and survive. We ended our walk at the park and noticed big mounds of mulch under the trees. Mulch helps trees to grow and be healthy. On the way we looked for treasure - lots of leaves, sticks, gum nuts, bark, seed pods, flowers, snail shells and more to make a collage. We were careful not to pick anything off a plant or tree. We looked for things that had already fallen off. Thanks to all our mums who came on our walk! We loved having a play in the park and we got home just before the rain! A perfect afternoon.
Here are some of the things we discovered:
I noticed that plants grow with rain. Chantelle
Plants need soil to grow. Simon
Plants always like water to grow. James
I learnt that leaves change colour when it's Autumn. Caitlin
I know that plants need water and sun to grow. Olivia
I learnt that flowers do not have to be the same colour. Frances
James taught me that trees that lose their leaves are called deciduous. Gracie
I learnt that leaves change their colour before they fall off. Niamh
Trees that don't lose their leaves are called evergreen. Alexa
Our Hairy Harrys have started to grow. Everyday we look to see if anything is happening. This week we noticed some sprouts on our Hairy Harrys. How exciting! click on the semi circle on the right to see two more photos.
Today we had time with our buddies. They gave us a special Buddy Bear to remind us that there is always someone who is looking out for us and cares for us - and of course our bears give lots of hugs! We will keep our Buddy Bears at school for a while and then we will take them home. Thank you to the Grade Six buddies who do such a great job watching over their Prep buddies!