Some parents were concerned when we asked for sharp knives to make fruit salad. But there were no injuries and children were able to successfully cut their fruit into halves, quarters, eighths and even sixteenths! Who knew that making healthy food was such fun.
Monday, 27 February 2012
Wednesday, 22 February 2012
Congratulations Rivan and Yavna our certificate winners for the week. Rivan earned his certificate for the pleasing way in which he contributed to the group poster task, and Yavna improved her spelling results. Well done children we all proud of you!
On Friday the day after our outing to the Botanical Gardens, each group was responsible for assimilating the information that they had gathered to display on a poster. As this was their first experience of working together as a group, I was most impressed with their efforts.
Thursday, 16 February 2012
The children thoroughly enjoyed their picnic after a busy morning in the hot sun. They did not want to return to school!
|We deserve something to drink now!|
|A 'queen' eating an 'egg'!|
|Lusanda making short work of his 'ice' treat!|
|Reflecting on the morning so far.|
|Pravar, Ravi and Lusanda enjoying their snack in the shade.|
|Mrs Naidoo with her group|
|Mrs. Gering with the three queens and a chef!|
|Mrs. Chetty is sure her group of boys will be on their best |
|Mrs. Chunder with her three girls.|
We were so grateful to the four moms who were able to spare some time from their busy schedules to help us with our activities. Each group was armed with a set of instructions and set off on their adventure.
Tuesday, 14 February 2012
Sunday, 12 February 2012
On Saturday 11 February a team of swimmers from Eden, which included the two fabulous grade 2 teachers, completed the Midmar mile. Although it was overcast and cool, the brave swimmers took to the water and everybody completed the race. Well done swimmers!
As water is one of the words we have been learning from the THRASS chart this week, we decided to learn about the three phases of water, liquid, solid and gas. We began our day by doing "ice art". Coloured water had changed into a solid, ice, we watched as it returned to liquid on our paper, and although we could not see it changing into gas we knew it had, all that was left on our page after and hour in the hot son, was a beautiful mix of colours! We than made jelly where once again we saw water in all three stages, not only that, we also learnt about measuring in cups. It was great fun making jelly in groups because we helped each other and then got to enjoy what we had made at the end of the day!
Maria was well prepared for her oral and brought lots of things to share with us. We learnt that she shares her birthday with a very special man - Nelson Mandela. Maria lists prawns spaghetti, cake and strawberries as some of her favourite foods. She brought her other favourites; chocolates and popcorn to share with the delighted class. Maria and her family like to spend time together at the beach and at the Botanical Gardens. Maria brought a horse to show us, as she says she loves riding horses.
Wednesday, 8 February 2012
We enjoyed listening to Ravi's well prepared oral today. He told us lots of interesting facts about himself and his family. His favourite foods are curry and chocolates. He has a very sensible mother as he is only allowed to have coke on the weekends, and he has to eat a healthy cereal like pronutro every week day morning. As a family they like to watch movies and travel. Their last trip was to India, where Ravi had a snake charmers cobra around his neck! You are a brave boy Ravi!
Monday, 6 February 2012
|Aphiwe starts to trace around the templates|
|Lusanda making hand prints.|
|Ravi making his mark.|
|Serini making foot prints|
|Maria in action|
|Megan hard at work.|
|Aphiwe starts adding her fabric.|
|Designers at work|
|Aruhi is definitely a young designer in the making.|