Wednesday, July 31, 2013

National Tree Day

Last Friday the whole school was a part of National Tree Day. We planted thirty new trees and added mulch to our garden beds. Every class was allocated a special job. The Preps and Seniors were in charge of planting 15 of the thirty trees. We are very excited to watch them grow. They will help make our school look beautiful!
Thanks Mrs E for helping us plant the trees. Thanks to Ms Scott and Mrs David who did a lot of organising and to the Environment Team for coordinating the day and always reminding us to look after our environment. A BIG thank you to Niamh's dad Scott who dug all of the holes so we could plant our trees.
Here are some photos of the Preps and seniors working hard - taken by Nick from the Environment Team. Thanks Nick!

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

How does your school care for the environment?

Monday, July 29, 2013

It's Riddle Time!

Riddles are lots of fun and make us laugh! What is your favourite riddle? This week we will have a Riddle challenge - share your favourite riddle with us! Here is one to warm you up! 

Q. What has a face and two hands but no arms or legs? 
A. A clock!
Share your favourite riddle or joke with us!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Story Box - Our Family Stories

Our Inquiry topic this term is 'story' and we are discovering what we learn from stories. Each Prep has brought a story box to share memories, events and people who are special to their family.
Not all the Preps have shared their story box yet, here are the stories we have heard so far. 

I like my cat Max because he is funny. My cousin Kartia is nice to me she always plays with me. I love my sister because she always plays with me.

I brought a picture of the farm that we went to, to celebrate my Dad's birthday.

The photo I brought was very special because my Great, Great Grandma was in it and I was just a baby when she died.

I went to my cousin's Emily and Anna's house for Christmas and I love them very much because they are the best cousins in the whole wide world.

In my Story box I brought a picture of our first family holiday all together.

My whole family love Harry Potter and we went to the exhibition of Harry Potter in Sydney.

My Baptism was special to my family because my whole family was there.

My Grandma and Pop are special to my family because they live in Newcastle and we have to fly up there. I love them so much and we don't get to see them very often.

My puppies are special to my family because they are babies and they came just after Easter.

When I went to the reptile park I saw some statues of a crocodile, a dinosaur and a komodo dragon. My family likes reptiles.

At the RSPCA I got my bunnies because it was my sister's birthday. I was happy and excited.

I had a picture of my Great, Great Grandma and my Great Grandma. I am named after them - Eugenia.

In my story box I had a picture of me having my first ice-cream with a cherry on the top. It was a very hot day and my cousins and my family were there.

At Christmas my sister and my brother and I sat next to Santa Claus and we had lots of presents.

In my story box I brought a map of Wilsons Promontory because it is a big reminder of something special to my family. A wombat came into our tent to eat some sultanas and one big loaf of bread.

Story Box - Our Family Stories on PhotoPeach

Thank you to all our parents who have helped make this a very special sharing time for the children.

What is your family story?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Big Beautiful Bubbles!

Today was a beautiful winter's day in Melbourne. The Preps went outside and had a lot of fun blowing beautiful big bubbles! When the sun came out we could see rainbows in our bubbles.