Monday, February 14, 2011


It's Monday, which means Monday Munchies! This week, our healthy food was avocado. We looked at a fact sheet about them and learned some interesting things:
  • They originally came from Mexico.
  • They are one of the only fruits to contain fat, but it's a healthy type that helps to keep us healthy.
  • They are rich in vitamins.
  • Some people like to spread avocado on bread, instead of using butter.
  • They grow on trees.
  • There are different varieties and the one we tried is called Hass.
The outside of the avocado was rough and hard, but inside it was soft and smooth. There was a very large seed in there too!

Unfortunately, most of us didn't like avocados very much. There were only four of us who thought they tasted yummy. Mrs N didn't like them when she was younger either, but now that she's a grown-up, she eats them. Sometimes, our tastes change as we get older, so even though we don't like them now, we'll try them again when we're bigger. The important thing is to keep trying new, healthy foods so that we can grow up strong and healthy.

Sharni gives avocado a thumbs up!
We've been working on letters to our new pen pals. They live in Lecce, Italy, which is marked on the map below. If you look at a map of Italy, you'll see it looks a bit like a boot. Our new friends live in the heel part! We'll be putting some of our letters on our writing blog tomorrow.

We did some more activities about symmetry today and we searched our classroom for objects that are symmetrical. Mrs N made them into a quiz using Quiz Revolution. Be careful! There are some pictures of things that are not symmetrical in there too. Don't be tricked!


Love from The Smarties and Mrs N

1 comment:

  1. Hello Smarties,

    I'm glad it is symmetry you have been doing at school! On Monday Danica came home and told us she had been learning about cemetery. When I asked what she meant she said "You know when something is the same on one side as the other"
    I told her I thought that was symmetry but she said she thought it was cemetery!


    Danica's Mum