Last term the Grades Prep to 2 from Tylden Primary School came to visit Malmsbury. They came to have some science activities with us because it is Science Week!
We were all in groups and we did one activity at a time. There were five activities. We made animal pictures. We all made different kinds of animals that could live all around the world. We got to create butterflies that can hide on different surfaces. This is called camouflage. We were doing some leaf stuff. We put leaves in a science book and had to draw under them. We got to take these home and we can put more science-y things in them. In another activity we had clues of animals and we tried to guess what the animal was. This was called ‘What am I?’. We also had fun blowing up balloons to make rocket balloons.
At recess we ate jelly with a frog in it. It was called Frog in a Pond. The Tylden kids had made them for us. We made Snake in Creeks for them. We had a BBQ for lunch and we ate sausages with the kids from Tylden. We liked eating the sausages! We got to play with our Tylden friends outside. At recess we had to have inside play because it was rainy, it was a bit wet at lunchtime too but we still played outside.
Some people already knew some of the Tylden kids, but there were lots of new faces too. Now we know some new friends from Tylden Primary School.
Today we were imaging what we might look like when we are 100 years old. We got to imagine all the amazing modern inventions that might be added to our bodies.
We were working with our buddies. They helped us with our writing and some of the drawing.
We were thinking about what we will be like when we grow up and what things we might like. It was good to work with our buddies because the writing was easier because they helped us.
There was some amazing work being done. Everyone was working hard and no one was being silly or mucking around. Maybe this was because we were having fun, also because our buddies were here to help us.
What do you think YOU might be like when you are 100 years old?
What inventions or amazing things do you think we might see in the future?
Hello to all our travelling Flat Friends and your Hosts.
We hope you are having some fantastic adventures while you are out travelling the world – we love seeing what you have been doing. The Flat Friends visiting Malmsbury are certainly having fun. They have been enjoying visiting some of our homes – fishing, bush walking, shopping at the local Farmer’s Market, apparently one Flat Friend has even been spotted driving a tractor at a local farm! They have also enjoyed some interesting experiences while at school – they all took part in a Gypsy music workshop last week and heard some awesome Aboriginal stories today.
We are working on some photo stories showing what your Flat’s have been up to, they will start to appear on our blog (and the Grade 1/2 blog – follow the link from our home page) in the coming days. Please keep checking our blog to find out what your Flat Friend is doing and to meet our other Flat visitors. We have seven Flat Friends visiting at the moment and we are expecting some more soon.
The Flat People we sent out into the world seem to be having fun. We have heard from Flat Bill, a policeman who travelled to Taiwan and we will soon be looking at some photos of Flat Bluebell on her visit to Gowanda, New York.
Last term Grade Prep/One gathered in the Reading Corner with the grade 1/2’s to read Flat Stanley together. The hero of the story is Stanley Lambchop, an ordinary boy who became flat after being squashed by a bulletin board! Being flat has many advantages for Stanley, but the one we liked best was Stanley’s ability to travel far and wide…in an ordinary envelope!
We made our own Flat people that could travel out into the world.
This term there have been some new faces floating around the grade Prep/One class. Our three new buddies have recently moved to Malmsbury from the inner city and have really enjoyed the warm welcome they have received.
Gordon, Ben and Boo have already enjoyed visiting most of the Grade Prep/One kids and are really looking forward to visiting the rest of the grade.
Which of the three buddies is your favourite?
What kind of life do you think Gordon, Ben and Boo might have lived before they came to Malmsbury?