Thursday, June 23, 2011

Golden Wattle

The Golden Wattle is the national flower of Australia. It's a really beautiful plant that has bright yellow flowers that look like little, fluffy balls. This week, in art, we drew some golden wattles using oil pastels on black paper. We think they turned out really great!

In English, Miss H has been teaching us about homophones. These are words that sound the same, but have different spelling and different meanings. Understanding homophones can help us with our spelling! Some of the examples we've been learning about are:

hear - I can hear a noise.
here - Come over here, please.

two - I have two pencils.
to - I'm going to the supermarket.
too - I'd like an apple too.

there - Look over there!
their - That is their dog.
they're - They're going to the movies.

right - The car turned right at the lights.
write - I need to write a shopping list.

which - I wonder which one he will choose.
witch - Jane dressed up as a witch for the concert.

Here's a homophones quiz, where we can test our knowledge!

Love from The Smarties and Mrs N


  1. Hello Smarties and Mrs N

    You have got a great blog and I have spent ages looking around. My class and I have just started our blog. We are still learning all about it. I hope one day it will be as interesting as yours.

    We are also in Perth.

    Keep up the great work.

    Mrs Lannin and her Year 1's.

  2. Dear Smarties and Mrs N,
    I really enjoy visiting your class blog. I have been telling other teachers who are learning how to use technology in the classroom all about your blog. You give them lots of great ideas of how they can blog with their classes too! Keep up the great work!