Welcome to our blog! We are the children from 2KM and 2KJ at Leopold Primary School in Victoria, Australia. There are 45 of us and our teachers are Mrs Kathleen Morris and Miss Kelly Jordan. We used this space to share all the great things that happened in our classroom in 2011.
Today, Sunday 16th October is Blog Action Day. This is an organised event where bloggers around the world post about an important topic on the same day. This year the topic is food.
Thank you to Jarrod’s mum, Melane, who told us about Blog Action Day! Jarrod has also published a post for Blog Action Day here.
Recently in 2KM and 2KJ we have been talking about how lucky we are to have so much nutritious and delicious food at our fingertips. When we were learning about some of the children who will receive our Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, we found out that many of them don’t get to eat three meals a day like we do.
We have been thinking about how lots of people in Australia actually have more food than they need! It is sad that so much food is wasted in our country.
We watched this BTN story about food wastage.
We couldn’t believe that one out of every four bags of groceries we buy is wasted!
If you want to help feed people overseas, why don’t you check out the website http://freerice.com. On this site you can answer questions. For each question you get right, ten grains of rice are donated to hungry people overseas.
How many questions did you get correct on Free Rice?
How can we avoid wasting food?
Leave a comment with your tips!
with Mr Ben Dew and Mr Andy Hair/Mr Haydn Marshall
Mrs Yollis is a very special third grade teacher in California, USA.
Mrs Morris first became friends with Mrs Yollis through blogging in 2009.
Read one of the first posts about the 2KM/Yollis friendship on Mrs Yollis’ class blog here. Our friendship has now developed over three years of blogging with different students!
Even though Mrs Morris and Miss Jordan have never actually met Mrs Yollis, they consider her a true friend. She has helped them in so many ways to make their classroom the exciting place it is today!
June 11th is a very special day for Mrs Yollis!
A message from the students around the world…
We are not the only ones who think Mrs Yollis is great. There are many students all around the world who have learnt something from Mrs Yollis. We got together with our blogging buddies in Mr Avery’s class, Mr Salsich’s class and Mrs McKenzie’s class (B4) to create this special “happy birthday” video.
A message from the teachers around the world…
Mrs Yollis loves helping other teachers and there are many teachers all over the world who are very fond of her. This is a special VoiceThread from all of Mrs Yollis’ friends. Students, teachers and anyone else, please add to the VoiceThread by recording a “happy birthday” message!
***Mrs Yollis has published a fabulous post on her blog about her birthday. It includes a thank you video for everyone. Click here to check it out!***
What would you like to say to Mrs Yollis?
What is your favourite memory of working with Mrs Yollis?
We were so excited to receive a special present in the mail from our friend, Chicken!
Chicken is friends with Mr Avery, and they both live in Massachusetts, in the United States of America.
You might remember Chicken (and his friend, Milk) left us some comments on our post about Food Safety and Storage. Check out what Chicken had to say about food safety!
The present we received from Chicken is a book. He must know we love reading in 2KM and 2KJ! The book is calledCloudy with a Chance of Chicken. What a great title! Our friend Chicken certainly is clever!
The book is written by Judi Barrett and the illustrator is Ron Barrett. It was published in 1978 and it was made into a movie in 2009. Here is the cover of the book and Mrs Morris reading it to the students.
The book is about a story that a grandfather tells to his grandchildren about the town of Chewandswallow, where the weather comes three times a day, at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and is always food and beverages. There is a very similar book titled Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs and you might like to listen to and watch the story below.
Even Leo loved our new book!
Chicken wrote us a special message inside the book cover. He asked us the following question:
What are some of the sometimes foods and everyday foods in the book?
You might also like to think about these questions:
What did you like about the book?
What other books do you like that have also been made into movies?