After much excitement we set off on Friday, 3rd May to the La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary. We had three parent helpers with Mrs Van and 2VL.
When we got there we had our brain food. Then we met our guides. Our guide’s name was Stuart. Each grade did three activites.
Our first activity was ponding. Here we used a net to scoop invertebrates out of the pond. We knelt on the edge of the boardwalk and scooped invertebrates from the pond. We used a chart to identify wha t they were called. While we did this the other half of our class scooped invertebrates out of a container using a net. We swopped halfway through the activity.
Our second activity was using the microscopes in a classroom. We were taught how to use and focus the microscopes to look at our invertebrates. It was very interesting.
Our final activity was called ‘Frog Chorus’ where we were taught how to copy the noises made by different species of frogs. We used our throats, noses, wooden discs and rocks to make the noises. It was fun.
Sadly, 2VL didn’t get to see one frog at all. We did see two kangaroos though and an emu so that made up for not seeing any frogs.
All in all it was a great experience and thanks parent helpers for joining us.
On Friday, 3 May all of the students in Grade 2VL, 2MG and 2BC will visit the La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary as part of our Inquiry unit called ‘Life in a Pond’. We are all very excited. Below are a few simple questions that you might think about before our visit.
1. What types of animals might we see there?
2. What type of plants might we see there?
3. What type of noises might we hear there?
4. What type of activities might we do there?
5. How might we need to behave in that environment. Why?
On Monday, 25th of March the students in Grade 2VL had to teach a new skill to their partner.
Each student had to choose something that they really enjoyed or were good at doing to show to a partner.
We had to use step by step instructions, a loud clear voice and eye contact when teaching our skill. If our partner didn’t understand what we were saying then we had to repeat the instruction again. We had lots of fun and all enjoyed being the teacher for a few minutes.
On Friday, 30th November the Grade 4 children were all very excited about their trip to the MCG and sleepover at school. We all arrived with our clothes, sleeping bags and pillows ready for an action packed day and night. Hope you enjoy all our photos.
On Tuesday, 16th October all the Grade 4 classes had a Geology Walk. The bus shuttled us backwards and forwards throughout the morning. The purpose of the walk was to investigate the different types of rocks in the parklands and also to find out how they formed. We also looked at how they have changed over time. What do you think has caused them to change over time? View the Animoto movie below to see what we saw during our walk.