Thursday, 23 May 2013

Little foxes, monsters and giraffes ...

This week our class has been really busy.  We've been learning all about the letter Ff, and the words for, of and play.  We've read a fabulous poem about a cute little fox.  When the kids reads the last line, they always get the giggles...


Our shared book this week has been, "Five Little Monsters" by Rozanne Williams.  It's a different take on five little monkeys, which our class knows well.  


Today we decided to act the story out.  It was lots of fun, and a great way for us to recount a story.  Mrs Pescini got a bit confused when she was recording our play and almost called the monsters monkeys, it was very funny...


Today we also had our first session in the Life Education mobile classroom.  Jo the Life Ed teacher and her companion, Harold the giraffe, helped us learn about food for energy.  We learnt about what foods are good to eat and why, and what our body does with the food.

We also got to meet Tam, a lifesize anatomical torso and the children had turns to help Jo identify different parts of the body.  Many of the children were surprised to learn that their tummies were not actually in the middle of their abdomen, but to the side and our hearts were in the middle of our chest, not on the left hand side.  


We learnt a poem to help us remember the different food groups:

This food makes us healthy (fruit and veges)...
This food makes us go (breads, cereals, rice and pasta)...
This food helps our bones and teeth (milk and milk products)...
This food helps us grow (meat, fish, nuts, eggs, dried peas and beans).

And we were introduced to the healthy food pyramid and the importance of a balanced diet:


We are all looking forward to going back for another session in the next couple of weeks.

What a fun and busy week...

By Room B6 and Mrs Pescini

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