Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Lunar and Hazelnut Arrive in Narrogin!

Wow, what an exciting day it was in 2S! We got a big parcel and it took a lot of guesses and questioning before we figured out what could be inside our parcel. The senders address (Denmark) had us confused for a little while until one student remembered a discussion we had a long time ago about the possibility of visitors coming to our class. We opened up the parcel and were thrilled to discover Lunar and Hazelnut inside.

We decided to brainstorm some exciting things that we wanted to do with Lunar and Hazelnut and our list very quickly grew from 2 ideas to many! We thought the first thing we could do was show Lunar and Hazelnut around the classroom and school.

These are photos of 2S students playing with Lunar and Hazelnut at lunch time.

2S were very enthusiastic about playing a game of ‘Kangaroo Skippy Roo’ with our visitors and we enjoyed the game so much that we played it many more times – even at recess and lunch!

We are learning about narratives this term and thought we could use Lunar and Hazelnut as inspiration for our own stories! Most of us used Lunar and Hazelnut as the main characters and wrote amazing tales about all the adventures they could have been on.

Here we are working on our stories.

We used our computer lab time to research kangaroos and brainstorm some facts that we learnt or already knew. We wrote these facts on the back of our paper kangaroos. When we had written enough facts, we were able to decorate the front of our kangaroos. We think our kangaroos turned out to be pretty awesome!

Lunar and Hazelnut helped us in our Geography lesson while they were here, we used their journey across the world to help us with our knowledge of continents and countries. We drew their journey so far on a map, and figured out where to send them next. We also showed Lunar and Hazelnut how dry ice reacts when it is put in water – it was a very exciting experiment!

We were very lucky to receive a gift from Fuglsanggaardsskolen in Denmark. They sent us a book with information all about Vikings. Reading this book made us all very interested in learning about Vikings and we have been doing a lot of reading, fact finding and sharing to spread new information we have learnt about Vikings. We really enjoyed looking at the Viking language and writing sentences using Viking letters.

At Narrogin Primary School we learn Australian Sign Language (AUSLAN) as an additional language. We are all very interested in it and love our lessons. Here are some photos of Lunar and Hazelnut joining in on one of our Auslan lessons.

1 comment:

  1. It's nice to see they have made it back to the antipodes. We (Rowandale School) had Hazelnut and Lunar visit us a few months ago. They left for Denmark and we had thought they maybe had gotten lost. I'm sure these two have travelled more than anyone else. Are they off to Ohio now? That's not far from where our teacher is from!