Guest Post – The Marine Discovery Centre

Our trip to the…

Marine Discovery Centre

This guest post is written by Molly (2KJ) and Jordi (2KM).

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 the huge lobster 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?

What is your favourite marine animal? Why?


New Student Blogs…and Happy Holidays!

This was an exciting week in 2KM and 2KJ because we started…

Glitter Words

Mrs Morris and Miss Jordan have a system where students are able to earn their own blog if they leave lots of comments on our class blog and our blogging buddies’ blogs.

Congratulations to Keira, Kayla, Alana, Ava, Ella, Amelie and Jordi!

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Check out the new student blogs and please leave them a comment!

 Keira’s Exciting Blog

Kayla’s Lovely Blog

Alana’s Animated Blog

Ava’s Awesome Blog

Ella’s Fantastic Blog

Amelie’s Adventures

Jordi’s Joyful Blog

The holidays are the perfect time to check out these new blogs and our other student blogs too! You can also find links to all of the 2KM and 2KJ student blogs on our sidebar.

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 Today is the last day of Term Three. We’ve had a very busy ten weeks and we’re looking forward to a fun and exciting final term in 2KM and 2KJ. We’ll be back at school on Monday 10th October.

What do you think of the new student blogs?

Do you have some ideas for what our new bloggers could post about?

What did you enjoy most about Term Three?

Do you have a learning goal for Term Four?

Making Word Clouds With Tagxedo

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.

Millie Tagxedo

Ella Tagxedo

Jordi Tagxedo

Meg Tagxedo

Keira Tagxedo

What do you think of our word clouds?

Have you ever made a word cloud online before?

What would you make a word cloud about?

Learning Scratch!

Today Mrs Morris’s husband, Nate, came in to investigate Scratch with six lucky students in 2KM and 2KJ.

Scratch

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.

Scratch

Here are some of the students’ creations…

Kayla

Will

(Click on the drum)

Mia

(Use the arrow keys)

Jordi

(Click on the dog)

Liam

(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?

Would you like to try Scratch in the holidays?