Tuesday, May 17, 2011

We've got Mail! (and we talk about nicknames)

The postman brought lots of exciting mail to us today.
Earlier in the year we sent a parcel 
Today we received a parcel back from them, with this cool counting book called 'Loonies and Toonies'.
Loonies and Toonies are nicknames for the Canadian $1 and $2 coins!
Thanks Mrs Watson and class, we love the book, and it will be fun to learn more about Canada.

We also got two new postcards. 
This one is from Grace in 2TM, Rosana, Melbourne.
The second one came from Patricia and her class in 
Toronto, Canada. 
They have a clean desk fairy in their class.
Wouldn't that be handy!

A nickname can be an abbreviation (short version) of your name, or a nickname can be a fun name given to you by family or friends.
Do you have a nickname? What is it?
Do you remember who gave you the nickname?


  1. Dear B4
    my nickname is tiggy. my mum and dad gave it to me i like it by teagan

  2. Dear B4
    My nick name is Lightning and Prickle.
    My pop gave me Prickle and Casey gave me Lightning.

    by Dylan

  3. Dear b4
    My nickname is Jolly. It is funny. My sister Lynette gave it to me.
    from Holly

  4. Dear B4,

    The 2/3's will be so glad that the book arrived. The book you sent us continues to be a class favourite!

    When I was a little girl my younger brother could not say Melody and so he called me Wawdy.

    For a few years playing soccer my nickname was Toy Tiger. I'm not really sure how that came about. :)

    Now my friends just shorten my name to Mel.

    I'll be interested to see what sort of nicknames others have. What a great question!

    Your friend,
    Mrs. W

  5. My nickname growing up was "Bebo". The story is my dad would call me "Billy Boy" but my older brother couldn't say it so it sounded like Bebo. To this day my friends I grew up with call me Bebo and my wife now calls me "Bo".

    I hate to think what nicknames my students have given me ;)

  6. My nickname at school was Seeds. This was because of the famous company called Sutton's Seeds. I didn't mind it all, even some of the teachers called me that!

  7. My husband calls me "the Dove." It started because I was a peace marcher in the 1970s, but now it's an affectionate, sometimes ironic (if we have a disagreement!), nickname.

  8. dear b4
    My name is Neil. My nickname is Baby. My mum gave me the baby name.
    by Neil

  9. Dear b4
    My nickname is Tigertim. My Nana called me that.

    from Paige

  10. Dear B4.
    I have a nickname is Kristien
    I got it from Mum.

    from Ganda.

  11. Dear b4
    My nickname is Gummy Bear now.
    My mum gave me it
    because I lost a tooth.And you can see
    my gum

    warm wishes Tyla

  12. Dear B4 My nickname is my

    marcus my mum cool my mrcus cool my
    from matthew and kayden.

  13. Dear B4 mum dad marucs mathew

  14. Dear B4.

    Tristan Bradley Mum have a nickname Tristan's and Bradley's is kristien. and Mum's is Maria Cristina. Mum got it from a card. and Tristan and Bradley got it from Mum.

    from GANDA.

  15. Dear B4,

    My full name is Kristine Jem, i got it from mum. My nickname is Ganda. Ganda is a filipino word that means "pretty".