Thursday, June 30, 2011

Our Announcements - Smooth talking!

We have been practising our announcements to help the RSPCA. Now we are trying to be smmmoooth talkers! Listen to our audiboos below.

RSPCA announcement Group 2 (mp3)

RSPCA announcement Group 3 (mp3)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Taking Action that Matters - Helping the RSPCA

We have been telling our school community about our action to help the RSPCA. Yesterday we presented our first announcement over the PA. Today our friends in Junior M (via skype) gave us some feedback to help us with our announcements and some ideas on how we could improve. Here is some of their feedback and some screen shots of our skyping session.

The announcements were good.
You didn't make any mistakes when you were talking.
I think you were very clear on the microphone (Jacob)
Travis thought we could speak up a bit louder.
Will thought we should make sure we don't have big gaps in our announcements.

Thanks Junior M for your wonderful feedback! Now we can improve our announcements.

Listen to our first group making their announcement on Audioboo!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Our action - Helping the RSPCA!

This term we have been learning about what animals need to grow and change. As a part of this unit we visited the RSPCA Victoria (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) and discovered the wonderful work they do. When we went back to school we decided that we needed to help the RSPCA. We considered a few ideas about how we could do this - we discussed the strengths and weaknesses of each and voted on an action. We chose to have an old blanket, towels, sheets and soft toy drive. We have asked the school community to help us collect lots of old blankets, towels, sheets and old soft toys to help the RSPCA care for unwanted, sick and injured animals. We will be collecting donations for the rest of this term. The Preps will be making announcements over the PA to remind our community and we have made posters to put up in classrooms and around the school. Our Grade 6 Buddies and Principal have helped us to think of ways to advertise our action. Ms Egan put a letter in the school newsletter and suggested that we use our blog to tell everyone about our action. The Buddies thought we should make posters and make classroom visits to let everyone know that we need to do to help the RSPCA.
Taking Action That Matters!

Sienna and Matthew bring their donations from home!
Thank you!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Goodbye Wally!

We have been so lucky to Wally the Giraffe visit us from New Zealand. He is A3 and A4's class mascot. Wally has been so busy helping us with all our activties and learning. He helped us look after our chickens and baby rabbits and he was always there when we needed an extra partner. We were able to skype with A3 and A4 and share adventures. We will miss him. He is now off on a new journey (hopefully first class) home to New Zealand.Thanks A3 and A4 for sharing Wally with us. He really is a very clever giraffe!

Saturday, June 11, 2011


The kittens are only five days old!

Here they are - 4 weeks old! Having a feed.

We have learnt so much from watching our baby kittens grow and change. They have now gone back to their farm and we will miss them.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Put your thinking caps on!

Can you guess what this is a photo of???
Take a guess and let us know!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Meet our baby kittens (rabbits)!

We have decided to call our seven gorgeous rabbits after the seven dwarves. We watched them closely and tried to match the names to their personalities. It was a bit tricky!

The Seven Rabbits! on PhotoPeach