Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Great Barrier Reef

As part of our studies on Australia, Miss H has been teaching us about the Great Barrier Reef. This is a very, very big coral reef off the coast of Queensland in eastern Australia. Yesterday, we watched a video about it and saw the colourful fish and coral that live there. This morning, we created beautiful pictures of fish, using cotton tips dipped in paint. We drew a fish and its underwater habitat, then dotted the paint all over the page. It took a long time and our hands were a little sore by the time we finished, but they look amazing! Thankyou to Elise's mum for helping us.

This morning, we went on a treasure hunt! We're going to be learning about writing directions, so Mrs N organised a list of instructions for us to follow. In small groups, Brydie's mum took us around the school, searching for the treasure, following the directions. Eventually, we found it and enjoyed our surprise chocolate treasure!

Love from The Smarties and Mrs N


  1. You've been very busy Smarties this week.

    From Paige's Granny

  2. Hi Smarties,

    What wonderful, colourful pictures. Just like the Great Barrier Reef. Keep up the good work!

    Angie (Room 11)