After about 5 weeks of hot, dry weather the rain has finally graced us. The grounds have been dusty and the trees have looked thirsty. The rain has brought with it new life. We have new shoots of grass, the birds have pools of water to wash in and Steve the Snake and Larry the Lace Monitor have water to drink. We have been studying Living Things in Science and Technology and the rain has bought the life back to the valley.
K-2 has been working really hard on their reading. We had our weekly visit from Mrs Studd. She introduced one of her favourite books to the group, Possum Magic. I enjoyed the opportunity to sit and watch Mrs Studd, an expert in reading programs, deliver the lesson. The children have thoroughly loved working on this program and it continued to provide an ongoing sequence to their learning.
Ms Brown has been working hard with her class on persuasive writing. This has been building over the past weeks. They have been looking at the benefits of sport for children, that junk food should be taken out of schools and are currently putting these ideas into a debate for the K-2 children to listen and observe.
Next week, the Years 3,4 and 5 will be heading off to their first camp. They will be joining the Hornsby Campus group at Galston for a three day camp experience. The excitement level is rising and I know from my previous experiences at this camp that they will have a wonderful time.