Pancake Day!

Pancakes Galore! on PhotoPeach

“I am so excited!”  “I am going to put lemon and sugar on mine” ” I love eating my pancake with jam” “I help my mum and make pancakes at home”  “Look at all the bubbles on the pancakes!”  These are some of the things we heard in our classroom today.  3TM was very happy to make delicious pancakes with lots of different toppings.

We learned that Shrove Tuesday  is the day before Ash Wednesday and the start of Lent. ‘Shrove’ – as in Shrove Tuesday – stems from old English word ‘shrive’, meaning ‘confess all sins’.   It is called  Pancake Day because it is the day traditionally for eating pancakes as pancake recipeswere a way to use up any stocks of milk, butter and eggs which were forbidden during the abstinence of Lent.

Did you eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday?  what topping did you like best?

New Student Reps

Many congratulations to our new 2013 Student Representatives, Ty and Annabel.

Quite a few children in 3TM were nominated and after our class voting, Annabel and Ty were appointed to their position.  It is a special job because they will take our views to the School Meetings and then relay back to us important information about decisions being made across the school. 

Ty and Annabel are looking forward to receiving their new badges!

Starting A New Year in 3TM!

Welcome back to our 2013 new school year and our first post for 3TM.  Over the past few days at school, our class has worked together to get to know each other.  We have also worked on developing our own “Class Charter”.  Each student was asked to think about the types of things that are important in making 3TM a great classroom.  We thought about how we would like to be treated in our class.  When we had written down 3 important things, we paired up with a partner to discuss our ideas.  We came up with another list on sticky notes.   Each pair then brought their sticky notes to the whole class discussion.  From here we added these ideas to our own “Class Charter”.  This was a great exercise as all students have contributed to this important agreement.

What do you think about our Class Charter?  Do you have a special agreement for your classroom?