Grade 12M News Learning From Home
Home Learning Take 2 with 1/2M
Well here we go again, back at Remote Learning! We have had our first couple of days learning from home. Some families have sent through photos of their workstations which look fantastic! I’m loving the personalised touch of each of them.
Before we went back to remote learning, we were learning about stress. We introduced ‘Wibbly’ who was feeling stressed. We talked about some of the things that could have made Wibbly feel this way. Then we brainstormed lots of ideas and strategies to help Wibbly calm down or cheer up. Some suggestions were; speak to an adult or friend, go for a walk, read a book, take deep breaths, pat or play with your pets or use a stress ball. Some students in our grade used their own initiative and wrote a short piece on their thoughts about stress.
We have also been reading and writing information texts on lots of different topics including pets, African animals and transport. This week we read about lions, giraffes and meerkats. Students could choose one of these animals to write an information report on after reading lots of facts about them. Scroll down to read some of the information reports that some of the students in our class have written – Meerkats were very popular!.
I am looking forward to seeing you during our google meet roll call at 10am each morning, starting Monday 10th August.
Take care and stay safe!
MEERKATS – Harriet
Meerkats live in the desert. They live in tunnels under the ground. The tunnels are called burrows. Meerkats eat lots of things. Their favourite foods are beetles, scorpions, lizards and grubs. Meerkats sleep in their burrows. Every meerkat has a job. They live in families and work together. Meerkats have long curvy claws that help to dig. Meerkats can be tall when they stand on their back legs. A meerkat is about the size of a squirrel.
LION CUBS – Amelia
When a lion cub gets born they don’t have much fur. A lion cub has a lot of spots on it. The spots are a round shape with brown for the outline and black on the inside. Lions live in family groups called prides. Lions eat giraffes, zebras, smaller cats and elephants. Their behaviours are that lions pounce on their friends to practise hunting. Lions live in grasslands and savannahs. Did you know girl lions are called lionesses?
MEERKATS – Bonnie
Meerkats look small, furry and skinny. Meerkats stand on their back legs and look out for predators. Meerkats eat scorpions, beetles and grubs. Meerkats live in the hot desert. Did you know meerkats sometimes share their homes with yellow mongoose? Did you know meerkats lie in the sun to keep them warm?
GIRAFFES – Madison
Giraffes are the tallest animals on land. They live in Africa. They have tongues that are black, blue or purple. They have spots that might help them to hide. They eat leaves off trees. They eat plants. They might eat grass too! Giraffes need to spread their legs to drink water. It’s hard to reach. Some giraffes have two horns. They’re really tall. They’re not good pets.
MEERKATS – Casey
Meerkats have white brown and black bodies. They have long bodies and a long tail. They like to eat scorpions, beetles, lizards and grubs. A meerkats burrow usually has about 15 rooms. They like to have fun just like you. They work and play.
FOXES – Inessa
Foxes are white, brown, orange, red, grey and rarely black. They look like dogs and have very bushy tails. Foxes live in country areas with hills and forests. They dig holes called dens. Foxes hunt for meat and do a lot of sleeping.
LION – Chelsea
Lions are brown and have a tail, ears and paws. They eat giraffes, zebras, small animals and elephants. They live in Africa but used to live in Asia and Europe. They roar, growl, cuddle and sleep. A group of lions is called a pride. Lions need to stay cool. Baby lions love to pounce to practise hunting. The lionesses eat first then the lion. The cubs eat the left overs.