I'm very pleased to say that the super dooper cool kids in Room 4 'like the insides' of their classmates and didn't really need much of a reminder about this. Go Room 4!!!
The highlight of our week was definitely the trip to Warrington Beach on Friday and there are some fabulous photos coming up but first ...
Make yourself comfortable and imagine you are at the bottom of a rock pool like we did on Wednesday last week. We all pretended to be the creature we had been researching and wrote some cool stories from their perspective.
I am a starfish. I eat little fish. They are hard to catch. The fish is yuk.
I am a crab and I eat sea-snakes. Sea snakes taste yummy.
I am a sea-star. I eat fish.
I am a chiton. I like algae. It tastes good.
I am a starfish. I eat fish.
I am a crab. I eat fish.
I am a sea-star and I like hermit crabs.
I am a starfish. I eat mussels. Mussels are easy to eat.
I am a starfish. I eat mussels. They are soft. I float in water. I like mussels and I am spotty.
I am a sea-star. I eat mussels. They taste yucky. They are disgusting to eat. They are soft and mushy. They live in a shell. I never eat the shell. It's yucky to eat as well.
On Thursday we carried on our investigation into time. We looked at how long a minute is and made some one minute sand timers so we can check out what we can do in a minute.
|What do you think you might be able to do in a minute?|
And now HEAPS of photos of our fabulous Rock Pool Research on location at Warrington.
We started with some sand art before morning tea.
|Tom is engrossed in his art|
|Salesi and his fish|
|What a gorgeous day!|
|Steven created an awesome crab (with 10 legs of course!)|
|Lindsay and a couple of jellyfish|
|One of many of Dakota's creations.|
Finally ... the Rock Pools!!!
|Luke and Steven found a sea-star under a rock. This one is a cushion star.|
|Matthew, Isaiah, Charlotte and Koby were very keen rock pool researchers with Charlotte's dad, Andrew.|
|Koby found a cats eye snail.|
|We found a few tiny crabs.|
|Baylee found a sea tulip.|
|Dakota found a chiton|
|Kahnye found this rock with two chitons. We compared them to our rocky shore guide and discovered that the bigger one at the bottom is a snakeskin chiton and the smaller one is a green chiton.|
|Sora found this cluster of shells and slimy blobs. The shells are limpets and the dark red blobs are red beadlet anemones.|
As for Room 4's Star of the Week - well, we didn't have Star Circle on Friday because we were away for the whole day. But we will all find out first thing on Monday morning. It's someone who has been making great progress with the Key Competency of Managing Self ....
Swimming starts this week. We'll all be really tired but we're sure there will be fantastic photos so don't forget to come and see.