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Bendigo Bank Piggy came to visit us about School Banking. We had photos taken with him. He gave us special bags with goodies inside them. If Mums and Dads want us to start banking at school, they need to fill in the form, return it and then we can bring our bank books, with some money, every Friday.

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This afternoon in Science we discovered we could make a tea bag fly. BUT, we are not allowed to try it at home WITHOUT an ADULT. The tea bag works a little bit like a hot air balloon. We made hot air balloons to hang in our classroom.

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Unya – The cows chased the dog. The dog nearly got run over.

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Mikayla – Remo climbed the tree. I saw the moo cow pooing.

 

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Gypsy – The truck had heaps of broken glass that looked like diamonds.

 

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Halle – The dog got chased by a cow.

 

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Remo – The water dragons were interesting. The water around them made them interesting. It could hold its breath for a very long time.

 

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Jessica – We went into the cattle truck. It had lots of poo in it.

 

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Kyra – Remo’s dad lifted us up into the cow truck. It had lots of poo in it.

 

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Crystal – The rocks were great to jump on.

 

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Cohen – At Remo’s farm Remo’s dad found water dragons. That was the first time I had seen a water dragon. I never knew they could hold their breath under water.

 

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Kade – We saw dinosaur footprints.

 

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Finn – The rocks were fun and the water dragons. I almost caught a baby water dragon. It ran and jumped into the water. Cohen saw it swim up and have a breath and go back down.

 

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Lirra – We saw the cows. The cows were eating silage.

 

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Nina – The water dragon hid under a rock and I have never seen a water dragon before. The rocks were fun to jump on.

 

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Kalani – The rocks were great for jumping on. The cows ran at Jet.

 

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Bella – On the farm the cows ran after the dog.

 

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Loki – The cows were exciting because it looked like they had some fun.

It looked a little like one of the cows pooed and it was a little funny.

 

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Today we learnt some soccer skills with some special coaches. Their names were Matt and Rob. We practised kicking the ball around. We played the Soccer crab game where the crabs had to try and stop the fishes balls from getting across the ocean. At the end they gave everybody their own little ball and ruler.

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We made special people. The special people helped to describe who we are. They had pictures of Me, My Family, My Friends, My House, My Favourite Food, My Pets and My Hobbies. They are displayed around the school.

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Today the Preps had their first Spanish lesson with Rachel. We counted to ten, named some colours and read the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, (La Oruga Muy Hambrienta). “Aún tengo hambre!” is what the caterpillar says when he is still hungry.

In Maths, we made houses that showed how many people live there. A blue square was for a Mum, a yellow square for Dad, red squares were for brothers and green squares were for sisters. A purple square was for the person that lived in the house and orange squares were for our pets.

A classmate brought in a very big abalone shell. Some of us wrote and drew about it in our Writer’s Notebook.


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We also got to see Mrs Bruce’s baby red back spiders. Thank goodness they were in a jar!

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Today we began our new activities to build up our muscles in our fingers. They are called Fine Motor Activities. Mrs Fellows traffic lights showed us which activities were popular and which ones weren’t. The Maths Link was very challenging, we enjoyed the spiral snake and Speedy Fingers is lots of fun. We love the new Crazy Sand and playing with the water outside was a little challenging also.

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In Sport with Mrs Bruce we went in and out, up and down, over and under, below and beside on the play equipment. Poor Jayne was exhausted by lunch time.

During ICT we used Publisher to make a card for somebody. We had to practise making capital letters as well as changing the font, changing its colour as well as making the text bigger or smaller.

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One of our classmates brought in her shell tree to show us. The leaves were made out of shells and so was the flower at the top of the tree. There was a rock at the bottom to hold and wire to hold the leaves and the flower to the rock.

We also had some visiting baby guinea pigs. Their names were Ginger and Snowy. Snowy was the grey one. The mum was worried that her babies would get hurt. They were all very noisy.

We worked with our Buddies. We read books together and we did some Art with them. We made some Me Clouds. They are clouds that have little strips that describe who we are. Inside the clouds are our names. They look great on our windows.

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We played Magic Beans. Somebody gets to be it and they have to try to catch the beans. We can be broad beans, frozen beans, jelly beans, backward beans, magic beans, baked beans, walking beans and running beans. We played it in the undercover court.

IMG_6321_2Today we got to buy cupcakes and they had rainbows inside. The cupcakes were very yummy. Mrs Fellows even had a chocolate one. There were lots of chocolate cake.

A classmate brought in a baby grasshopper to show us. It hopped around lots and was as green as the mint leaves it was on.

We got to pat two Central Bearded Dragons that one of our classmates brought in with his mum. He has a Licence to keep them.

We are so excited in our classroom because our pet stick insects have finally laid some eggs. You don’t need a Licence to keep stick insects. They are very delicate.

It is two of our class members birthdays today. They are turning six.

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Unfortunately, last week, Mrs Fellows had a lot of trouble posting photos and explanations about our last week so today’s post includes information for last week as well as our day today.

We began last week with a visit from the kinder kids. We got to make Little Brown Monkeys as well as play and show our future school members around.

In the afternoon we looked at Fibres and Fabrics. A Fibre is a lot of particles. When they are bound together they can become a thread such as string or wool. Fabric is made up from these threads being woven together or knitted to make material. Fibreglass is a type of fibre. Hessian is a type of fabric. When Terrie saw what we were doing she brought in her spinning wheel and let us all have a turn at spinning some real sheep’s wool. We then got out some spindles and try to use those. Some of us need a bit more practise, especially Mrs Fellows.

On Tuesday we went to the Remembrance Day service. It was great to be able to remember those that have fought for our country and represent the school down at the Memorial Garden. Mr Taylor gave us all a poppy to thank us for attending.

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On Wednesday, Lorna from Responsible Pet Ownership came to visit with her dog. She told us important pieces of information about caring for our pets.

Today we went to see the new CFA shed. It is so big. We sat at the big table and had a very important meeting. We got to hop on one of the fire engines as well as wearing Captain Stuart Johnston’s helmet. Some us got to shoot a fire extinguisher as well. It was great fun.

 

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IMG_4402 IMG_4404 IMG_4405 IMG_4407 IMG_4409 IMG_4412 IMG_4414 IMG_4421 IMG_4425IMG_4525 Today we were very busy ALL day. We began the day with some ball skills for Huff and Puff. We practised bouncing with our right hand and then bouncing with our left. We practised high bounces and low bounces. We practised bouncing from hand to hand. But the thing that we had to practise most of all was… holding the ball still to listen to Mrs Fellows. This week has been an exciting week with the running of the Coota Cup. We spent a lot of time last week making our horses and Monday saw us compete in the races. It was great to have so many people there to watch and cheer us all on. We all had a lot of fun. Today we learned that a young female horse is called a filly and a young male is called a colt. We have been looking at a book called Working Horses. In Maths we have been looking at Co-ordinates. Today we played a fun game where Mrs Fellows tried to steal our treasure by calling out co-ordinates on our Treasure Maps. In Health we worked on Fire Safety. We discussed good and bad fires, the 3 elements that make a fire and practised Stopping, Dropping and Rolling.

NO! Honey was not in the bus. We went to see Honey at her paddock. Mrs Fellows drove the bus with all of us IN it. Honey lives just across the road from a classmate’s house and the cemetery. We learnt that you have to brush a horse before riding and after riding. We learnt that if you scratch Honey’s belly button she pulls funny faces and tucks her head in. We also learnt that horses will eat pear but Honey’s favourite treat is licorice. Carrot is her second favourite. Did you know that horses can eat licorice? We also learnt that to feed a horse you put your hand out nice and flat so that they don’t accidentally bite your fingers. Horses have very big teeth.

When we got back to school, we had a special visit from Emma and Stretch from Ambulance Victoria. Two of our classmates were chosen to sit in the ambulance and got to turn on the lights and the very loud siren.  Some of us didn’t know that an ambulance often has a paramedic in it. We got to climb in the back of the ambulance. Emma read us a story called Ouch! It was about when Stretch broke his arm, a little bit like our classmate.

After Emma and Stretch’s visit we looked at Honey’s saddle and got to sit on it. It is made from leather. Leather comes from cows.

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