Thursday, 14 June 2012

Term 2 Week 8

We learnt a new reading strategy.  It is called check for understanding.  When we get to the end of a page we stop and think about what we just read.  If we don't know what we read, have we really read it?



We had a visit from Rick the Rock Eagle and some of his friends.  They taught about being healthy and playing sport.  Rick was a bit silly sometimes and he even shook his bottom when he wasn't supposed to.


Water! Water! Water!

This week we explored water.  We smelt it, felt it, looked at it, listened to it and tasted it.  Here is what we discovered.

Water can turn into a couple of things, liquid, solid and gas.  Meaghan
It tastes like nothing.  Deagan
It sounds like nothing.  Ashton
It looked like nothing.  McKale
When it is solid it can be very slippery.  Olivia H
It feels cold.  Essie
It smells like nothing.  Jessica




After we finished exploring water we changed it!  We turned it into a gas by heating it up in the kettle.  We turned it into a solid by putting it in a cold freezer.  We turned the solid back into a liquid by putting it in the sun and then we turned the liquid into a gas by leaving it in the sun for awhile.  Then we turned the gas back into a liquid.






We made rain!  We learnt about the water cycle.  The sun turns the water into a gas.  When the gas gets up high it gets cold and turns into tiny drops of water that make a cloud.  When the cloud gets heavier the water falls out as rain.  Then the whole thing starts all over again and again and again and again............

We skyped Kate.  She is up in Broome on holidays.  It was great to chat to her and see the beautiful beach and very red sand.   Kate has seen lots of animals on her holiday.  She said she has seen crocodiles and dingos. 


We had a drumbeat incursion.  They taught us about lots of different drums.  They even let some of us have a turn playing them.
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Yet another busy week!

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