Month: November 2015

Werribee Zoo Excursion

Today the four Prep classes went to the Werribee Zoo. As Habitat Detectives we all participated in a workshop where we could use our senses to find animals, build animal habitats, use detective tools, pat a blue tongue lizard and we even got a very close look at some giraffe poop!

After a quick play on the zoo’s adventure playground we walked around to see some silver back gorillas, cheetahs and hippos. The best part of the day was heading on an African Safari in a special safari bus with no windows. While it was a little bit dusty at times we still managed to see giraffes, rhinos, zebras, elands, wildebeests, ostriches and plenty of Australian native animals.

Bang! We saw the zoo rangers feed the giant silver back gorillas out of a cannon! Yes a real cannon – filled with slices of apple, oranges and bananas. They fired it into the enclosure, much to the delight of the Preps who watched the three gorillas have their afternoon tea.

Here are some photos of our special day:

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Here are some links to continue the learning at home:

Act Wild

San Diego Zoo – interactive kids page

Chameleon changing colour video (this was a big hit in the classroom!)

 

 

Some exciting celebrations

This week we received our certificates for walking to school during Walk to School month in October. Well done to Montana who walked to school the most and received a special prize.

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Well done to the students who completed The Premiers’ Reading Challenge this year. They have been invited to a special morning tea tomorrow to celebrate. Here they are with their invitations.

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Looking back at photos from the beginning of the year I cannot believe how much this group of kids have grown and matured. They have been a beautiful group of kids from the start and they will be equally fabulous grade ones!

 

Cardboard Cart Rally

Today we finally got to race the cardboard carts that we made earlier in the week. Our carts had a living things theme to match our Inquiry unit this term. Our terms were:

Snakes, Bugs, Polar Bears, Leopards and Birds.

Children came dressed as their animal and really got into the spirit of sportsmanship by trying their best and cheering on all teams. Well done to a team in Prep B who won the Prep race. Here we are with our teams and our beautiful carts…

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And just before the race we really got into the spirit of each animal we represented…2015-11-06 14.30.54 2015-11-06 14.31.10 2015-11-06 14.31.26 2015-11-06 14.31.37 2015-11-06 14.32.52

 

Thanks to Jack from Prep B who stepped in last minute for the Snake team. I hope you feel better soon Hamish!

Off and racing…

 

Congratulations Charlie!!

In last week’s assembly we found out that through the Commonwealth Bank school banking scheme Charlie won an iPad! Being in Charlie’s birthday week made it extra special. Well done Charlie!

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