Monday, December 19, 2011

Our Pages in the R.A.S Magazine 2011

One of our school traditions is the school magazine. 

After the Celebration of Learning 
the students all gather in their homerooms and 
the magazines are handed out and eagerly read.
Along with other articles in the magazine, there is a double page for each class to write about their year.
Here are B4's pages:

What are your favourite memories of B4?
Does your school have a school magazine?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Special Friends

It's always wonderful to hear from or catch up with 
special friends 
and in the last two weeks of school this happened three times!

First we received an amazing story written by our friends 
in 2KM and 2KJ in Leopold, Australia.

In the story Santa has to save the Internet by discovering the meaning of Christmas. 
Following clues Santa is led around the world and ends up visiting all of 2KM/2KJ's blogging buddies, including us, gathering Christmas values as he goes. 

By the end of the story Santa knows that the meaning of Christmas involves the values of happiness, giving, friendship, sharing and togetherness.
Thank you Mrs Morris, Miss Jordan and 2KM/2KJ for a fantastic story and surprise.

Secondly, we heard from Miss Esnouf 
who taught in B4 in Term 1. 
Miss Esnouf is Australian and while she was here tried very hard to turn us into little Aussies too (especially because of the World Cup Rugby).
Miss Esnouf sent us this lovely book called 'Santa Koala'. 

The story is a song sung to the tune of 'Waltzing Matilda'.
The animals try to help Santa out but end up delivering the presents a week early!
Thanks Miss Esnouf, the story was very popular on the listening post last week. :)

Finally, on our last day of school we skyped with 
our good friends Mrs Watson and her 2/3/ class in Canada.
We talked about Christmas and Our World, Our Stories, we compared local wildlife, we got to sing some songs to each other and even a song together!

You can see their post about our skype session here.

Thank you everyone for the special times.
Merry Christmas to you all.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Celebration of Learning 2011

We have now finished school for the 2011 school year 
and our new school year will start at the end of January, 
after the summer break.
At our school we always end the year with an evening celebrating the learning of the students. 
Younger classes put on items 
while older students are recognised for their 
efforts and successes.

For B4's item we shared 
the 'Make New Friends' video 
we made with our global project buddies, celebrating 

To view the original song click here.

Thank you to our singing and blogging buddies:
Mrs Yollis and Grade 3 in California, USA
2KM and 2KJ in Leopold, Australia
Mr Salsich and Grade 3 in Connecticut, USA
Mrs Watson and Grade 2/3 in Sointula, Canada
 Kristina Larkin, Miss Usher and Std 3 in Belize 
and Andy Boachie and students in Ghana.

We loved being involved in such an amazing project with you.

How does your school celebrate the end 
of a school year?
B4 children, what did you enjoy the most about this year?

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas Trees 2011

Every year in the last week of school 
each class gets a 
Christmas tree to decorate.
  Here are last year's trees.
The trees sit in the hall foyer during the Celebration of Learning and families can buy the trees. 
Money votes are also cast for the favourite tree.
Any profits go to 'Who Cares', a local community support group.

This year we had a theme of seasons and B4 got SPRING.
We made these cute little lambs and some blossom balls for our tree.

Check out the trees. They are all beautiful.

Spring by B4 (Yr 1/2/3)
Spring by Rm 2 (Yr 6/7)
Summer by B2 (Yr 5/6)
Summer by Rm 8 (Yr 8)
Autumn by B3 (Yr 3/4/5)
Autumn by Rm 4 (Yr 9)
Winter by B5 (Yr 1/2)
Winter by Year 10

Do you have a favourite tree?
Do you have your Christmas tree up yet?

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Vote For Us! - Edublog Awards 2011

We are very excited to have been nominated and shortlisted in the Best Class Blog category 
Voting is open until December 14.
We'd love you to show your support by voting for us!
Here's how to vote:

Click on the category drop-down menu and 
select Best Class Blog.
Another drop-down menu will appear. 
Select Open the Door to B4
then click the red VOTE button.
You can only vote once per day from an IP address so ...
visit every day to vote and 
get your family and friends to vote for us too from their home and office computers 
on as many different days as possible!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Picnic at Slab Hut Creek.

We enjoyed an end-of-year picnic at Slab Hut creek.
We went on a bush walk beside the river, 
ate our picnic lunch, 
played frisbee rounders, had a scavenger hunt and 
got to play at the creek.
What a perfect day!

Thank you to the parents who came with us.

What was your favourite part of the day?