there's another dinosaur in the school!
1 Hangan found even more dinosaurs in the school! Watch this video to see what happened!
dinosaur petting zoo
We concluded our Dinosaurs unit with a visit to the Dinosaur Petting Zoo. To see more photos of the event, visit the 'Special Events' page of our website.
We have been hard at work on various 2D and 3D art projects this term. Here are few more examples of what we've been up to!
We decided that Vinnie needs lots of calcium if he wants to grow strong bones. 1/2 Goulder designed and created milk cartons to send to Vinnie, and 1 Hangan made collages of what they think Vinnie's skeleton will look like when his bones grow!
What we don't understand is, how did dinosaur bones survive for millions of years if they didn't drink milk!?
Poor Vinnie has been struggling to control his dinosaurs, so he asked us to help him grow strong bones. We brainstormed what we thought might help, then discovered that children need 3 serves of dairy a day to grow strong bones. We don't know how many serves Vinnie will need because he doesn't have ANY bones yet! We planned some calcium-rich meals and snacks for Vinnie so he knew what to eat. Next, we thought about ways to send Vinnie the food he needs, because on Zuton they only eat slimy cockroaches. We decided the best thing to send would be cows, as then Vinnie would have all the milk he needs!
Our bone brainstorms...
finding ways to help vinnie...
learning in the Library
We use part of our library time to develop our skills in ICT. We use iPads to learn more about dinosaurs, listen to stories and complete activities. We use the library laptops to play on Mathletics and improve our number skills.
is there a dinosaur in the school?
Well done to students who have been researching dinosaurs at home. Celeste from 2 Palamara even made a model of a dinosaur at home. Isn't it fantastic!?
Don't forget, all students have dinosaurs to research and should be ready to give presentations in weeks 7 and 8. You can make a poster or a powerpoint to make your presentation more exciting. Every student who completes this project will receive a special certificate.
Take a look at some of the amazing dinosaur artwork we have already completed this term!
...and here are some of the painting techniques we have experimented with to create different effects. We created dinosaur skin using bubble wrap and sponges, and even used straws to blow red 'hot' lava all over our artwork!
there's a dinosaur in the school!
Stage 1 have been reading the stories 'Possum in the School' and 'Possum in the House' and used the structure of these stories to write their own stories...about dinosaurs in the school! Afterwards, we told our stories through drama. Here are some examples of the stories we created.
1/2 Goulder are learning how paleontologists find out about dinosaurs that lived millions of years ago. During our free time, we can go into the Dinosaur Dig area and dig for dinosaur bones, put together skeletons, create fossils, identify dinosaurs and build our own dinosaur habitats. Here are some photos of the little paleontologists at work!
what did dinosaurs eat?
living and non-living
The Mysterious eggs...
We had a shock on Tuesday when Mr Albanese told us that the school was in lock-down because a nest of mysterious eggs had appeared in the playground! We considered what sort of creatures come from eggs and consulted our egg-cyclopedia. Luckily, the eggs didn't hatch until after students had gone home...but the teachers weren't so lucky!