Monday, February 8, 2010
Our Australia Unit Begins
We started our Australia unit today - kids thought it was a cool start, which is always nice. It's encouraging to see their continued excitement and enthusiasm for learning.
-Read and sung the National Anthem... will continue this through the unit so they learn it by heart
-Checked out where Australia is on the globe and coloured it on a map...noting some other countries that are bigger or smaller
-Read the first chapter of A Little Bush Maid
Down the track we'll be visiting Sovereign Hill, going camping in the bush, cooking a couple of Aussie recipes, watching the movie The Man From Snowy River.... all filled out with colouring and craft activities about flora & fauna, the states and capitals... and a bunch of other bits!
I think I'm looking forward to it as much as they are :o)
oh - if you want the National Anthem... the words are here but don't use their music to sing it by (dreadful, like, really dreadful)... we prefer this for music