Today is Blog Action Day around the world. Guess what 2TM have done to show the “Power of We”? We made books for students and teachers in Indonesia.
Stephanie is a special person who visits Lombok every year. She came to our classroom earlier this year and told us about the school in Lombok that only has 20 books in their Library. All the Year Two children decided to make books for the students to use in their classrooms.
We all chose different types of stories and titles for our books. We wrote a draft first and then after revising them, we typed them up on the computer. After that we illustrated the books and made covers.
The children in Lombok were very happy to receive the books. They now use them as their home readers. We hope they keep enjoying our books. We are so excited that our books are helping other students with their school work.
The Power Of We has been important in 2TM this year!
Today is Blog Action Day across the world. It is a chance for all of us to blog about an important global topic on the same day.
This year the focus is on Food. Today is also World Food Day. In a time when many countries in the world are suffering because of floods and droughts, we think about how lucky we are to have food in Australia.
As a class we decided to write and draw about our favourite food. If you read the clues in our quiz, you may be able to guess which are our favourite foods.
For our Blogging Challengethis week we decided to join the Blog Action Day Activity. We felt this was important because in Australia, water is very precious. In Melbourne, we have had very little rain for the past few years and we have had water restrictions. Many farmers have not been able to grow things and our countryside has been victim to bushfires as it has been so dry. Although we have finally had some good rain this winter, we are still not allowed to water our lawns or wash our cars with a hose.
These are some of the ways the children of 2T have been trying to save water.
We don’t play with water.
We use a bucket in the shower to collect water to water our gardens.
We try to be careful not to spill water when we pour it.
We try to have a 4 minute shower and use a shower head that saves water.
We don’t fill our bathtub to the top.
We use “grey” water to water our gardens.
We use water tanks to collect water when it rains.
In the hot weather we water our garden only twice a week so the plants roots go deeper for water.
Do you have any other ideas for saving water in our world?