Term 1 Round Up
A fantastic term has been had in Room 9. We have worked hard on getting along as a new group and are working and playing happily together. Our term has been very rich in learning about animals and conservation. The Zoosnooze at Adelaide Zoo and Urrbrae Wetlands were brilliant opportunities near the start of term to collaborate on learning and cooperate socially. The students have followed up the visits by comparing adaptations of animals in different biomes and a STEM activity that required them to design and make a zoo enclosure for an animal. This project involved researching animals needs, size and behaviour, zookeepers’ needs and lots of Maths as the model was ‘to scale’. Our water sampling at Urrbrae was very interesting and it has been great to borrow equipment from the NRC to use to sample Christies Creek.
The students have led the learning program, choosing to raise money for the zoo by hosting an Easter bake sale. It was a success, making $191. The students did a great job, which included letters to Noel for permission to host the sale; market research to inform pricing and products; visiting the shops for price research plus risk assessment of the excursion and lots of Maths to work out profit margins.
With Aquatics and Tennis, Frisbee and an assortment of fitness games the students have been very active. These opportunities have been fabulous to watch, seeing our younger students being encouraged by the older ones and the class generally pulling together. I look forward to all Term 2 has to offer.