This week for Monday Munchies we tasted delicious, crunchy, sweet, juicy pears! They were absolutely yummy! When we cut them in half, we noticed small black seeds inside. Pears can be eaten like an apple, leaving the core and the seeds behind. Some people like to cook pears and have them as a dessert with ice-cream too.
We're really good at identifying two-dimensional shapes, like rectangles, rhombuses, hexagons and triangles, so now we're learning about three-dimensional shapes! 3D shapes are not flat if you put them on a table. They have three dimensions - length, width and height. We created cubes and learned that they have 8 corners and 6 faces. Some examples of cubes are dice and boxes with square faces. Here's a website that explains the difference between two and three dimensional shapes.
We all know about the seasons called Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter, but we didn't know that the Noongar people have their own seasons too! With Miss J and Mrs P's help, we learned about them today. The aboriginal people in this area have six seasons, each lasting around two months. The food they hunt and gather and where they live are determined by the seasons. In a few weeks, we're going on an excursion to learn more about the Noongar seasons. Here are the names of the seasons and the months they cover. Sometimes, the spelling might be a little bit different.
Bunuru - February & March
Djeran - April & May
Makuru - June & July
Djilba - August & September
Kambarang - October & November
Love from The Smarties and Mrs N