Monday, October 31, 2011

Catching Up!

This is a catch-up post about some of the things that have been happening lately! We'll get back to posting more regularly again now.

At the end of last term, we were sad to say goodbye to Miss J, our student teacher, who left us to go back to university. We had lots of fun with her and learned all sorts of great things! She has a job for next year already and we think her class will be very lucky to have her! Hopefully, she'll be back to visit us before the end of the year.

We've just had two weeks holiday. Most of us had lots of fun, except for Amy, who had to stay in hospital for part of it! She's all better now, so that's good news. Some of the things we did in the holidays were: going to the movies, riding bikes, going camping, having sleep-overs and playing computer games. This term, we only have eight and a half weeks of school before our time in Year 2 is up! That time is going to go so fast and soon it'll be Summer holidays.

This term, we're learning all about old things, like dinosaurs and fossils. On Wednesday, we're taking a trip in a bus to go and visit the museum. They have a display of all sorts of things to do with dinosaurs and we can't wait to see it!

We did some dinosaur art last week. We learned that some people think that the dinosaurs became extinct (which means they all died) because really big meteors (rocks from outer space) hit Earth. In our pictures, we drew a meteor with oil pastels, then painted the background with water colours. After tracing and cutting some dinosaur silhouettes in black, we glued them onto the background. They look fantastic hanging up in our classroom.

We also made some dinosaur fossils. Everyone received a piece of clay and then we picked out a little toy dinosaur. We made the clay into a flat circle shape, then pressed the dinosaur into it. When we pulled it out, we could see the imprint of the dinosaur. They look really cool! We painted them today with brown and black paints to make them look like they'd just been dug out of the ground. Maybe we'll see some real fossils at the museum!

Love from The Smarties and Mrs N

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