Thursday, March 20, 2008

The white, fluffy, pink-eared Easter Bunny with long, drawn out, milky whiskers attentively observed Jessica’s accurate spelling.

by Jessica,Tia, Jaice and Michael

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

PSSA Swimming Achievers

Narrabri West swimmers competed very well at last weeks North West PSSA Swimming Trials held in Armidale. Congratulations to Jack (1st 9 yrs 50m Freestyle, 3rd Junior Boys Butterfly) and Daniel (2nd Senior Boys 50m Breaststroke) who were selected to represent North West Area PSSA at the NSW State Swimming Championships to be held in Sydney later this term. What a terrific effort by Jack to win his event against so many other talented swimmers. Our Junior Boys relay team of Jack, Brayden, Josh and Jess also qualified for Sydney by finishing 3rd in their event. Many other swimmers swam personal bests. What a great achievement and experience for these swimmers!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Anzac Bikkies in 5/6C

This term we have been discussing Australian identity. As a part of the unit we have learnt about Anzac biscuits and their origins. Anzacs were apparently first made in 1914 or 1915 for the soldiers serving in World War One.

We organised ourselves into groups to make the bikkies, we were all responsible for bringing ingredients for our group. Mrs Davis helped us to prepare the dough before cooking. After cooking the bikkies we all had a big MUNCH!

We all had fun making the biscuits and also learning about why they are a part of our history.

Amazing Adjectives

5/6C have been using amazing adjectives to improve their writing.

Laying in the nice, hot sun was a big, long tree snake with a small, thin head and a green, fat body.
by Jacob

A slithering, green tree snake was lying on a fat,black tree trunk flicking its black tongue in and out.

by Mick

Crawling inside a large, hollow tree trunk was a small, dark goanna with a long, silver flicking tail.
by Timothy

Down along the slow, narrow, twisting river lies a little, blue bird catching its morning tea.
by Jemma