Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Aussie Slang

There are many countries in the world that speak English, but sometimes they have some words that are only used in that country. These are called slang words. Miss H has been teaching us about some Australian slang. We learned that words like cuppa, bikkie, arvo, pressie and stickybeak are not used in most other countries, even though we use them all the time here. Tomorrow, we're making a wiki page and writing some definitions for those words and lots more!

Farbstudie Quadrate by Wassily Kandinsky

We had a fun art activity to do today. We had a look at a painting by Wassily Kandinsky, a russian painter. He used lots of circles in little boxes to make one of his pictures and we started making our own version. Our paper was folded up so there are 16 boxes and we're using permanent markers to draw circles in each one. They're looking really colourful and it's really fun to do.

Today we learned how to measure in centimetres (or cms for short). We used a game from Funbrain to practise, then we measured lots of lines on a piece of paper. We were pretty good at that, so then we needed to draw lines of certain lengths. We were so clever, we used some half centimetre measurements too!

The weather is rainy and cold in Western Australia right now. Winter started a few weeks ago, so we've written some acrostic poems about wintery things. You can read some of them on our writing blog. Hopefully, the rain will go away so we have some nice weather for our trip to the zoo on Friday!

Love from The Smarties and Mrs N

1 comment:

  1. Some kiwi slang is: choice, bro, bring a plate, dairy, pakeha and whanau. Can you find out what they mean?

    I am from Leicester in England and our main slang words are: mardie and cob. A mardie is like having a tantrum and a cob is like a bread bun.