Our lovely Banksia Village volunteer Marion is pictured here with Rubi, she comes in and helps us every Wednesday morning during our literacy block. Marion assists children as they work through comprehension activities and answer associated questions. We all look forward to Marion coming to visit us each week, we are very lucky to have such a friendly, caring volunteer to devote her time to helping us.
What a dynamic day at Broulee Public School this week as Boolbee, Warrigal, Rover and Lee all competed to take out track events in years 2-6. A huge 'high five' to all 2M participants as they ran their fastest in their junior events and tried their very best. It was so lovely to see classmates cheering each other on, congratulating on wins and smoothing over any disappointments. Thank you to all parents and carers who popped in to see the action, I bet you were impressed!
Congratulations go to these students... Kodi for making a supreme effort to pass his current Synthetic Phonics level, to Naite for his consistent mature and responsible approach to all tasks and instructions and to Sophie for her exemplary behaviour during Mr. Chalker's Antarctica talk to our class. Also, to Sophie again and to Oscar for their big 50 mark in the Read With Me program. Go 2M!
Getting ready for our school athletics carnival includes marching practise. Here students from K-6 are assembled to follow instructions from Mr. Cameron on how to formation march. This is a proud annual tradition held by Broulee Public School and it is certainly a spectacular sight to see the whole school, all working together as one to march in line, under each house team banner.
Last week we were so honoured to have Mr. Chalker come in to talk to us about what it is like living and working in the coldest, driest and windiest place on the planet - Antarctica! Our class were absolutely spellbound as Mr. Chalker described the Aurora Australis (the ice breaker ship that transfers staff and researchers out to the continent), the climate, the wildlife, the crew, provisions, on-island transport, communications, history, medics and much much more. It was such a thrill to hear about such a famous but inaccessible place, from someone who has spent years working there, making sure all crew, staff and researchers eat well each day. Thank you Mr. Chalker for sharing your amazing stories and knowledge with us - we now feel a special connection with Antarctica, through learning about it first hand from yourself.
Below, Mr. Chalker left us with some gifts from the souvenir ship aboard the Aurora Australis. The book on Antarctica is in our class library for children to read at anytime.
A note from Miss Taylor..
Our class blog will be added to at the end of every week. Take a few minutes to check out the entries with your child and discuss what they, along with their classmates, have been learning in class over the previous week. I hope you enjoy this special account of your child's time in 2M. Positive and encouraging comments are warmly welcome!