March 2

Cool Coloured Milk Experiment

This week we completed our very first experiment as part of our Science-based Inquiry.  Here are the instructions in case you’d like to have a go at home.

What you need:

  • 1 cup full-cream milk
  • 4 different food colourings
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • A medium-sized bowl (we used plastic plates)
  • Cotton bud

What to do:

  1. Pour the milk into the bowl.
  2. Place one drop of each of your colours into the milk, keep the drops close together.
  3. Dip the cotton bud into the dishwashing liquid.
  4. Dip the cotton bud into the milk.
  5. Watch the colours swirl around.

Here is a youtube clip that we watched showing the experiment.

 

We worked in groups and were able to create some really beautiful patterns in the milk.

Here are some of our observations:

I saw colours moving into the milk and they were swirling around. Olivia

I saw a green circle. Maddex

I saw lovely colours and it was cool. Mikayla

During the milk experiment I saw the colours swirling. Fletcher

I saw a rainbow. It was colourful. Sidney

When I put the dishwashing liquid in, the dye ran away. Riley W

I saw that when we put the dishwashing liquid in with the milk and food colouring, the food colouring ran away and made awesome patterns. Sarah

I saw lots of patterns and colours. Jamieson

I saw lots of colours. Cohen

I saw that the colours went into a star. Sienna

I saw a seahorse and a rainbow. Bradley

When I put drops in, it moved around. William

I saw the food colouring going away. Eve

I saw a rainbow star. It was green. Shayla

I saw colours drop in the bowl. It was beautiful. Madison

I saw a rainbow star and we mixed the colours. Lilah

When I put the dishwashing liquid in and the food colouring in, the green turned into a star. Salini

I saw a rainbow. Tyson

The detergent pushed the colours. Kody

When we mixed the cool coloured milk it went all rainbow coloured. Georgia

When we put the dishwashing liquid in it looked like it [food dye] was running away. Zoe

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Why does it happen?

The fat and protein molecules in the milk are altered by the soap. This causes them to roll around. Once the soap molecules have mixed evenly with the fat and protein molecules in the milk the motion will stop. So keep adding drops of dishwashing liquid when the action slows down.

 

Did you try this at home? Leave us a comment and tell us about it. :)

March 2

Learning about our new classmates

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As part of our Learning to Learn Inquiry or #getinmybrain as some teachers like to put it, we brought in bags of things that told our classmates some things about us. We were able to show favourite toys, colours, photographs of our families, pets and many more things.

 

Can you work out what the items represent?

Leave us a comment please :)

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March 2

What went on in the first few days?

Here we are looking all rested, enthusiastic and excited on our first day of the 2016 school year. Hope you enjoy our slideshow!

 

 

During the first few days we did a lot of activities to learn about each other.

One of the ‘get to know you’ activities was a bingo page where we had to ask each other questions and record students’ names.

We needed to find a friend:

– who likes camping

– who likes the beach

– who likes ice-cream

– who likes football

(Just to name a few)

We also had some time during the first couple of days to choose an activity and have some ‘down time’.

What was your favourite part of being back at school?

Leave us a comment please :)

 

May 10

Happy Mother’s Day

We wrote some amazing persuasive pieces about WHY MY MUM IS THE BEST. We published them inside little bags for our Mum’s for Mother’s Day. We hope you loved receiving them as much as we loved making them!

 

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My mum is as sweet as a rose. My mum is as sweet as candy. She is the best.

Firstly, my mum buys clothes as warm as a lion’s fur for me.

Secondly, my mum is the best. She cooks up so many different foods of all kinds.

Finally, my mum is the best. She tells so many great stories.

She’s definitely the best mum!

 

 

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My mum lights up my life. She is as cute as a cuddly lion. She is as pretty as a butterfly. I will tell you why she is the best.

Firstly, my mum makes the best drinks, like thick shakes.

Secondly, my mum is as pretty as a cupcake.

Lastly, my mum is as gorgeous as a flamingo.

That is why she is the best.

 

 

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My mum is the best because she is my mum. She is as sweet as lollies.

Firstly, my mum is great at making milkshakes after a big giant day at school.

Secondly, my mum cuddles with me on the couch after a big day at the park.

Lastly, my mum buys me the best things.

My mum is the best.

 

 

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My mum is the best mum in the world. She is as beautiful as a butterfly.

Firstly, my mum makes the best dinners ever. They’re as yummy as a cupcake.

Secondly, my mum looks like a butterfly. She is as beautiful as a piece of cake.

Lastly, my mum cuddles me on the couch. She is as warm as a heater.

She is the best mum in the whole wide world.

 

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My mum is as beautiful as a butterfly. My mum is as sweet as honey. She is the best.

Firstly, my mum is pretty. She looks gorgeous.

Secondly, my mum has the best food. It tastes like spaghetti.

Finally, I play footy with my mum and she’s good.

That’s why my mum is the best.

 

 

 

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My mum is as cuddly as a penguin. My mum is a princess. She is the best.

Firstly, my mum is the best because she is a princess.

Secondly, my mum is the best because she cooks the best food.

Lastly, she buys me clothes by getting money.

That’s why I love my mum so much.

 

 

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My mum is as sweet as honey. She is the best.

Firstly, my mum cooks tasty food. I love her cakes.

Secondly, my mum works really hard. I love her.

Finally, my mum is beautiful. She is as pretty as a butterfly.

My mum is the best.

 

 

 

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My mum is as sweet as honey. She is the best.

Firstly, my mum is so pretty. I love to look at her.

Secondly, my mum sleeps with me when both of us are sick.

Lastly, my mum gives me the most fantastic treats. They are so tasty. Yum!

People… I love my mum!

 

 

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My mum is the best because she is as pretty as a princess. My mum is the best because she is as cute as a baby.

Firstly, my mum makes tasty food. It is so tasty.

Secondly, my mum is cuddly. I want to hug her forever.

Finally, my mum works hard so she can buy things for me. I love the things that she gives to me.

That’s why my mum is the best.

 

 

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My mum is the best thing ever and she is the nicest mum. I will tell you why.

Firstly, my mum is the best because she cooks the best food ever, including teriyaki chicken.

Secondly, my mum is as sweet as ice-cream cake with mint ice-cream.

Finally, my mum is as pretty as a little tiger.

And that is why I love her so much.

 

 

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My mum is as sweet as a rose. My mum is the nicest mum in the whole world.

Firstly, my mum is as sweet as cake.

Secondly, my mum keeps me warm and cuddly.

Lastly, my mum gives me presents.

I love my mum and my mum loves me.

 

 

 

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My mum is the best. She is as pretty as a flower.

Firstly, my mum gives me the best cuddles.

Secondly, my mum gives me good back rubs.

Finally, my mum helps me do stuff.

That’s why she is the best mum!

 

 

 

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My mum is as nice as music. My mum is nice and cute. She is the best.

Firstly, my mum gives me great cuddles. She is so cuddly.

Secondly, my mum cooks tasty food.

Lastly, my mum is as cute as a peacock.

My mum is the best. Why is she the best? Because she is my mum!

 

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My mum is as beautiful as a flower. She is as beautiful as a butterfly. She is the best.

Firstly, my mum cooks good food.

Secondly, my mum is the best and she is good.

Finally, my mum gives me the best cuddles.

I love her so much.

 

 

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My mum is as beautiful as a cuddly teddy. My mum is as cute as a butterfly. She is the best!

Firstly, my mum sits with me and she plays games on the couch. She plays board games, WiiU games and cuddles me on the couch.

Secondly, my mum is as pretty as a peacock. She is like an angel.

Finally, my mum is cute. She is as cute as a baby lion.

She is the best mum!

 

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My mum is as pretty as a princess and as sweet as a butterfly. I think my mum is the best because she is as pretty as a queen.

Firstly, my mum lets me sleep with her when I have nightmares. That’s why she is the best.

Secondly, my mum makes the best rice that I have ever tasted.

Lastly, my mum knows what to say to make me smile.

That is why she is the best mum in the world.

 

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My mum is the best. She is as pretty as a butterfly.

Firstly, my mum cooks me yummy food. I love her cake.

Secondly, my mum is as pretty as diamonds.

Lastly, my mum helps me grow up so my mum is best.

My mum helps me do everything in the world, so I love my mum.

 

 

 

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My mum is pretty because she is my mum. My mum smells like a rose. She is the best.

Firstly, my mum is sweet. She is as sweet as pavlova and chocolate cake.

Secondly, my mum is as pretty as a peacock.

Lastly, my mum is the best because she is MY mum!

That’s why my mum loves me and I love her.

 

********** Happy Mother’s Day! **********

May 10

Botanic Gardens Excursion

On the 30th of April the students from 1/2 went on an excursion to the Royal Melbourne Botanic Gardens. The excursion was part of our Inquiry topic ‘Connecting to Country’ which explores Aboriginal people and their culture.

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Listen to this fabulous version of Icehouse’s Great Southern Land while you read and check out some fabulous photographs from the excursion.

Here are some thoughts about the day:

Liam: Robyn led us to the first activity which was making necklaces out of string.

Lachlan: I went down to the river and I saw a frog.

Tamika: We went on a walk and went into a bamboo maze.

Hayley: We had a look at Aboriginal instruments.

Noah: I went to the lake. It was beautiful and it had eels in it.

Aalishba: When we went with Robyn we learned a lot. We did rock painting.

Olivia: We went to the lake and there was a secret entrance.

Joel: We got into the bus for about one and a half hours. Then we arrived at the Botanic Gardens.

Sumit: We went to do activities. One was rock painting and another was a leaf fight.

Jayda: I played in comfy leaves. They went boom into the sky when I jumped into them.

 

Salini: When we were at our destination we went for a walk and did some activities.

Amy: The gardens had flowers and trees and beautiful butterflies. I smelled the flowers and the flowers smelled good.

Nirvana: We went for a walk to the lake and learned about gum trees with Robyn.

Lilah: We painted on rocks and paperbark.

 

Mikayla: We saw a cactus and we saw a waterfall.

Hudson: We saw a pug and we saw some plants.

Dylan: We collected paperbark and we saw dangerous weapons and an emu caller.

Emmerson: We went on the bridge and there was a river and a waterfall. I saw a frog in the water.

Lucas: We went in the special part that no one knows about and we made stuff. We saw instruments and talked about them.

 

Thanks so much to our wonderful parent helpers, Lauren, Krystie and Casey.

Also a huge thanks to Suzanne for stepping in for me on the day and for taking such fabulous photographs.

 

Leave us a comment please 🙂

 

May 6

Holiday Writing

We wrote about our holidays. We hope you enjoy reading about the fun we had!

 

On my holiday I went to the movies to see Home. I also went to Healesville Sanctuary and I liked the bird show because they had a peregrine falcon and a hawk. By Liam

On my holiday I went to my Nan and Pa’s and my cousins were there first. My cousins got there first even though they live in Robinvale. By Hayley

On my holiday I went to Phillip Island. I rode my bike to the park. We went out for dinner and I said Yum! By Dylan

On my holiday I went to the movies. I watched Cinderella with my mum, while my dad and brothers were at the footy. By Nirvana

On my holiday I went to a practice match. I kicked a goal and that made us on 6 points. Everyone high-fived me and we won the match. I loved it. I sang the Rupertswood song. By Noah

On my holiday I went to the library and I found Lego. Yippee! I got to build Lego and I built a car  and a car sling. I love my Lego. By Jayda

On my holiday I went to my Uncle’s friend’s farm. I played the Playstation. By Lachlan

On my holiday my nana came to my home and gave me chocolate. By Olivia

On my holiday I played basketball but people were just training us at Boardman. There were a lot of people there. By Tautoko

On my holiday I went to the desert. We saw pink salt. By Hudson

On my holiday I stayed home but I played at home. I went to see the Cinderella movie. By Amy

On my holiday I went to Queensland and I went on rides. I went to the beach and I had fun. By Salini

On my holiday I went to the city and I saw the pirates. By Lilah

On my holiday I went to soccer training and I got a hurt leg. By Sumit

On my holiday I went to Bali and I saw Noah’s friends. Then I went on another plane to the Gold Coast and I went to Turtle Beach. It was fun. By Lucas

On my holiday I went to my cousin’s house and had a play. I stayed home and had a relax and played my WiiU. By Joel

On my holiday I went to the caravan. By Mikayla

On my holiday I went to my nan’s for a sleepover. By Bailey

On my holiday I went to my nan’s house to play and I went on the motorbike. I got a blister. By Emmerson

 

Hope you had fun on your holidays!

Please leave us a comment.