Koinobori Kite Flying

Our inquiry topic for this term is “Celebrations” and one of our favorite activities was making Koinobori (or carp) kites. In Japan, these kites are hung outside houses on children’s day. We finally got to fly them on Friday and now they are hanging in the entrance to our classroom. Here is a little film showing our kites.



Earth Hour

Today our school will be observing Earth hour. We will be turning off our lights, computers, interactive whiteboards and everything that we can think of that uses power. This will be happening between 12.30 and 1.30.

We do this because it makes us think about ways to look after the environment we live in.

We read a story called “The Mountain Gorilla and the honey” on the WWF website which is about beekeeper who was asked to move his bees out of the jungle to help the gorillas. You can see this story if you paste this link to your browser:  gowild.wwf.org.uk/regions/africa-stories/the-mountain-gorilla-and-the-honey



Leo the Lion

We have a class pet called “Leo.”

Leo is really lucky as he gets to go and stay with each member of 1B for 2 or 3 nights during term time.

Leo has many adventures with his friends in 1B!

He is lots of fun to have to stay but sometimes he is a bit naughty.

We all really enjoy it when he comes back to class and the person who he stayed with reads

what they have written about Leo’s stay with them.

Last night he went to the footy and got to see Jimmy Bartell’s 250th game! It was great that the Cats won.

I wonder if Leo barracks for the Cats?