We are looking forward to painting our shoeboxes for our dioramas tomorrow. Thanks to all of those families who have sent one in. We are still 8 boxes short. If anyone has any extra boxes that they can spare, please send them along tomorrow. Thanks!
Don’t forget to bring your notice back as soon as possible!
We have been working on our Australian animal projects for a few weeks. This is how you can make a project too.
Step 1: Choose an animal. Find out about it by reading some books and searching online. The Healesville Zoo has a great website.
Step 2: Find a shoebox and think about your animal habitat. Paint the background colours on your shoebox.
Step 3: Make some salt dough and create your animal. Pinch your dough into shape instead of trying to attach lots of pieces together. This well help it to be stronger. You can bake your dough, but we just left ours for a week to dry.
Step 4: Find out the main colour of your animal and give your model a base coat of paint.
Step 5: When your base coat is dry, add some detail with different coloured paint.
Step 6: Collect some natural materials, coloured paper and other interesting objects.
Step 7: Put everything together to create your animal habitat. Don’t forget to add some food and water!
This year the grade ones have been discussing the meaning of giving. We have voted to give up the usual class Kris Kringle gift exchange, in favour of donating the money to help endangered Australian animals. We have chosen to donate to the Leadbeater’s Possum via Healesville Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is at the forefront of bringing about awareness of the Leadbeater’s Possum’s plight, as well as having direct involvement in programs to save its habitat and protect it from feral animals.
We are so proud of our students for voting to give to animals in need. We are asking the students to bring in $2 to donate to Zoos Victoria to assist with their work with the Leadbeater’s Possum.
For more information, please visit http://www.zoo.org.au/healesville/animals/leadbeaters-possum