Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Smarties are Photographers!

We were very lucky to have two mums helping in our classroom this morning. Minn and Alex's mums were a very big help to Mrs N. They took us, one at a time, around the school to take our photos for our Minibeast Photo Stories. We felt very responsible to be able to use the cameras on our own. Mrs N said the pictures have turned out great so far! Here's one that Kate took. It's a good photo because it's clear and not fuzzy at all, which means she kept the camera very still, and her minibeast is the main object in the picture.
At singing, we sang lots of fun songs, including "If I were a Butterfly". In Library, Mr B read us a book called Over the Hill and Around the Bend with Granny and Bert (and me). We really liked it.
Also today, Mrs N gave out the monster descriptions that our American Monster Exchange friends have written. We began thinking about what the monsters they've described would look like. It was hard work reading all that writing and we learned some new words like the colours "peach", "scarlet", and the word "popsicle". Most of us have started a practice drawing of the monster. When we're pretty sure we know how it's supposed to look, we'll do good copies, ready for putting onto our wiki next week. It's very exciting!

Mrs N has organised the package that we're sending to our Kentucky Lunch Exchange friends. She's going to post it tomorrow. We've all made cards and signed the Possum Magic book we're sending them. There are also some Caramello Koalas (which might be a little melted already!) and some K-Time Twist bars, because they didn't know what they were and they were hard for us to describe.

It was a busy day!

Love from The Smarties and Mrs N

1 comment:

  1. Dearest Smarties,

    We are so glad to have you as one of our favorite global friends! We love hearing from you and we love it when you leave us messages on our blog. Thank you!

    It sounds like you have been very busy indeed. We like your picture of your minibeast. We studies about minibeasts earlier this year. If you want to know about some of our minibeasts here in Tanzania, please ask us.

    We are so happy to hear that you are doing the Monster Exchange with your friends in the the USA. We did our Monster Exchange with friends in China. We had a lot of fun making our monsters and re-creating the monsters of our friends in China.

    Right now, we are studying about about Culture. We are trying to figure out and define the culture of our school. We are also going to compare our school culture to the cultures of the Maasai and other tribes of Tanzania.

    Thank you again for your nice comments. We appreciate our global friends the Smarties!

    Mr. McKillip and the IST
    Grade 2 Kung Fu Praying Mantids