Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Skype Buddies

We've been learning all about Australia and we're learning all sorts of things. We decided that a great way to learn about another part of Australia is to ask the people who live there, so that's what we're going to do! Next week, we're going to be Skyping with our blogging buddies, 2MK. They're a grade 2 class in Victoria, Australia and they're going to be teaching us about their state and we'll be telling them all about ours! It'll be great fun and we can't wait.

We designed some Australian tourist t-shirts. We needed to include the word "Australia" but other than that, we could add anything we wanted. Some of us chose to use the colours green and gold, which are the colours of the uniforms many of the Australian sporting teams wear. Others used red, white and blue from the Australian flag. A couple of us even included the Aboriginal flag into our designs, as well as a lizard or two! We think they look great hanging in our classroom.

For Monday Munchies yesterday, we tried an unusual fruit called a Persimmon. At first, we thought they were tomatoes, but when Mrs N cut one open, we could see that it looks nothing like a tomato inside. It has black seeds and firm, orange flesh. It was crunchy and juicy and pretty delicious. Most of us liked it and came back for a second try!

Love from The Smarties and Mrs N

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