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 we went to the Marine Discovery Centre! The Marine Discovery Centre is in Queenscliff, which is about 15 minutes from our school. It is a great place to visit to learn about marine life and how to care for the sea creatures. We had great fun and learnt lots of interesting facts!
We got on the bus at 10.00am. We spent an hour and a half at the MDC and got back at school at 12.30pm. We went to the Marine Discovery Centre because we are learning about the sea this term.
Some of the things we did were:
Met the leaders, Anne and Jess.
Held the creatures in the “feel and touch” pool.
Watched Alan, who works at the Marine Discovery Centre, feed the animals.
Watched thehugelobster in the tank.
Made a rock pool.
Explored the different fish and marine animals in the many tanks.
Saw flathead fish come out and dig them selves up again.
Saw one of our favourite fish, the pufferfish.
We hope you enjoy the slideshow we made…
We had great fun at the Marine Discover Centre! A big thank you to Anne and Jess, who taught us so many new things!
What do you like about this guest post?
Have you ever been the Marine Discovery Centre? What did you enjoy?
Most 2KM and 2KJ students are involved in the swimming program at the moment. While Mrs Morris took those students swimming yesterday, Miss Jordan taught the rest of the students how to make word clouds using Tagxedo.
Word clouds are a fun way to present words. You don’t need to sign up and it’s free and easy to use. You can even make your word clouds into fun shapes to make them look really special.
You can create word clouds about anything! We used Tagxedo to make “All about me” word clouds. The students thought about words to describe themselves and entered them into their word cloud. Here are some examples from Millie, Ella, Jordi, Meg and Keira.
Today Mrs Morris’s husband, Nate, came in to investigate Scratch with six lucky students in 2KM and 2KJ.
Mr Morris is a teacher at Kardinia International College and he is on holidays already. Mr Morris teaches Scratch to his year seven students.
Scratch is a programming language that lets you create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music and art.
Will, Kayla, Liam, Mia, Jordi and Harry learnt how to make sprites (objects) move, change colour, produce sounds, produce speech and be controllable with the mouse and arrow keys.
Here are some of the students’ creations…
(Click on the drum)
(Use the arrow keys)
(Click on the dog)
(Click on the bird)
Scratch is a free program for anyone to use. If you want to download it, just visit the Scratch website and click on download. There is a great support page on the website to teach you all about Scratch. Click here to find the Scratch cards that 2KM and 2KJ students used to try out their skills.
What do you think of our students’ Scratch projects?