We hope you are all enjoying our garden we planted last week at the front of the school. The Sea Stars planted fruits, herbs and edible flowers to brighten up our outside work area. We are looking forward to caring for our garden and making sure we meet the needs of the plants – providing it with healthy soil, water and sunlight. Many of our children are already enjoying the pleasant outlook of the garden while completing their work activities in our outside classroom environment.
Week 1 Term 3
The Sea Stars welcome two new student into our classroom community for Term 3. We will continue our studies of the globe and explore South America in depth. This week we are planning to plant some deliciously edible herbs, vegetables and flowers in our garden for the students to admire as they enter the school. To extend this botany experience we will be learning about healthy foods and sort them into their food groups. We look forward to sharing more of our classroom snapshots with you from throughout this term, in particular as we prepare for our in-school Multicultural Day at the end of August.
27 May – 3 June is National Reconciliation Week, the 2020 theme this year is ‘In this together’. In the Sea Stars Classroom we talked about Australia’s history and how when the European’s arrived in Australia they hurt our Indigenous Peoples. We spoke about our National Sorry Day and how it is a day of healing to remember and commemorate the mistreatment of the country’s indigenous people. The Sea Star students then created a collaborative healing artwork to commemorate.
Great White Desert of Antarctica
This term the Sea Stars are discovering ‘the Great White Desert’ of Antarctica. We have been exploring the animals which live on our coldest continent, finding out about the life cycle of a penguin, and learning to name the parts of some of the animals that live there. The students have been sorting and classifying living and non-living things you might see on Antarctica. Did you know the climate is so cold that no humans live on the continent, only scientists visit for short periods of time to do their research?
On our first day back this year the Sea Stars went down to our community garden to see how the seedlings had grown over the Summer holidays. Our pumpkin vine was thriving, our sunflowers had bloomed, the cherry tomatoes were ready to be harvested and we even have a watermelon developing. We were lucky enough to see the Cycle 3 student’s collecting the eggs the chickens had laid and feed the chickens our food scraps from the day. A pleasant afternoon of harvesting to end to a fabulous first day of school.