We are catching up with our Blogging Challenge tasks, as the school production didn’t leave much time for other things. We read the post by Kathleen McGeady on Thursday, September 16th, on Student Blogging and Internet images. As a class, we read about Creative Commons and attributing an image. We had a great discussion about why attributing an image was very important for the person who created the image.
We tried to imagine, as Mrs. Yollis suggested to Kathleen McGeady on September 19th;
“A teacher once told me that she teaches this lesson using student artwork. She posts her students’ art work on the class bulletin board, but will put another student’s name on it.”
Our faces dropped when Ms. Tieppo told us this story. We thought that it would be a terrible thing to do and that if we drew a picture, we should be able to take credit for it. We now understand why we can’t just get onto Google and copy pictures without permission. Keeping in theme with our School musical, we have included an attributed image of Mary Poppins.
On Thursday our school performed in our production called “St. Martin’s The Musical”. Every year level had a special musical that their act was based on. The storyline was based around children applying for a special role in the musical.
We had the Mary Poppins Musical. We dressed up as Chimney sweeps and did a dance with our chimney sweeps. It was such an exciting time leading up to the performance night! All our parents, relatives and teachers were so proud of us. Have a look at what we got up to.
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?
We missed the Week 2 Challenge because of the school holidays. We have chosen to take photos of our local area and post them as a gallery for the Week 3 Challenge. The keen 2T photographers wanted to highlight the local area of our school yard and its surrounds, so armed with cameras we took to our school yard. We had some trouble with our gallery, so we switched to PhotoPeach instead! (Will need more practise!) We hope you enjoy looking at our special areas at our school.
This is the first time we have entered the Blogging Challenge. At the moment, 2T is on school holidays but when they get back you should visit our blog because you can learn about what is happening at our school. We have a very important School Production in Term 4 and we are all looking forward to it. We also hope to have some of the students from 2T being guest bloggers. We will also try to keep including photos and videos so that it makes our blog more interesting.
Through this challenge, we would also like the parents of children in 2T to visit more often and leave comments. They will also be able to see what learning is taking place in our classroom. We are really looking forward to connecting with other schools too. It is so exciting when we get an extra flag on our Flag counter on our blog. It reminds us that there are students all over the world who may be learning similar things to us.