If you are keen to learn how to play guitar, write an expression of interest to Mr Lyon on this blog. At the very least, you must own a 3/4 sized acoustic guitar. If you have an electric guitar, this will also suffice. The lessons will be Tuesday lunchtimes, second half (1:30-1:55) starting next term. 5 places available only!
Hey guys, The Environment Committee will have a Halal Sausage Sizzle on Friday the 14th June, 2013. The sausages will be 50c each and we will be selling them near the grade 2 unit. With the sausage, you will get tomato sauce (optional) and bread.
My name is Maddy and I’m a grade 5 student at Wooranna Park Primary School. As part of our entrepreneurial action, our Environment Committee are putting on a lemon cordial stall this Friday 31st at lunch time. It will be a pop-up stall so keep your eyes peeled! Cost is 50c per cup.
This year’s science talent search topic is ‘A Century of Australian Science’. Last year several grade 3 and 4 students participated by creating posters, games or inventions to show at the statewide competition. Don’t let the competition put you off though. It is on a Saturday and I’ll be there. If you are interested, please get the entry forms from Mr Lyon by Wednesday 29th of May.
Mr Lyon’s newest animal friends for his classroom are four Mitchell’s Hopping Mice. Unlike the mice you find at the pet shop or in your shed, these hopping mice are Australian native marsupials from north west Victoria. Aren’t they cute?!
Wrappers, wrappers everywhere. They wrapped our food, left to litter, drifted through air and water, drained away to the big seas, down an esophagus to stomach, caused grief then death and was left to do it all again. This story needs to stop. As we discussed, young, intelligent grade 4’s, we need to think differently when it comes to plastic, wrappers, waste and how these impact our world. As requested, here are some sites to explore and learn more…
Here’s the Teachwild website I created over the holidays during my expedition at Phillip Island with the other teachers from around Australia and CSIRO scientists. Be careful, there are pictures of the shearwater birds we opened up!
This BTN episode interviews Denise, the scientist I worked with at Phillip Island for our marine debris surveys. On this page, there are also great related sites listed on the right side. Check them out.
The Cleanup Australia website has great fact sheets on plastic bags and other rubbish