5 Piglets

Hey everyone,

Barina had 7 piglets but only 5 have survived. They love following their mother around the yard, snuggling together in the hay to sleep and love drinking milk from their mother. Barina has been an awesome mother looking after them and making sure they are ok.


Here are some photos:



Inquiry – Diorama’s

In Inquiry, we have been learning about the three climate zones (Hot, Temperate and Polar). We have learnt some interesting facts that we will be adding to our diorama projects. We have selected two climate zones each and now beginning to compare them with one another. We have made a start of our dioramas with a painting and printing lesson. This week will started placing materials inside our diorama’s. We started on the flooring, vegetation and animals that live in our climate zones. We will continue researching and adding to our dioramas next week.


Inquiry Term 3 on PhotoPeach

What has been your favourite thing about this project?
What new facts have you learnt?


Procedure Writing

We had a go at following another procedure. This one was called ‘How to make a stress ball’. We used cornflour, water and balloons. This was an interesting experiment with stress balls exploding all over the room and outside. A lot of cleaning was involved by all!

What procedures have you followed at home?


Procedure – How to make a stress ball? on PhotoPeach


Procedure Writing

Term 3

So far, this Term we have been learning about procedures in Literacy. We followed a video procedure on ‘How to plant beans in a cup with paper towel’. We then recorded our procedure and published them. You can view these on our Writing wall.  We have also been observing their growth during the last couple of weeks. This has been fascinating to watch!


Procedure How to grow a bean? on PhotoPeach

What did you learn?


Barina the Pig

Hello everyone,

I would like to introduce you to my brothers pet pig. Her name is Barina and she absolutely loves her tummy being rubbed and her head. Barina thinks all of your food scraps (fruit, vegetables and bread crust) are scrumptious. Apples are her favourite but sometimes she get sweets like banana bread and chocolate. Her mouth waters when she gets sweet potato as a food scrap.

Here is Barina eating her dinner:


Miss Kotlarewski


What are your favourite pieces of food?

Did you expect Barina to be this big?


Grade 2/3K have some exciting news!

Grade 2/3K have some exciting news!

We have 4 new members in our classroom. Drum roll … … …. We have class pet spiny stick insects!

Miss K had a mystery box sitting at the back of the classroom which was covered. She told us in the morning that it was a mystery and we had until recess to provide guesses as to what we thought she had in the mystery box.

Here are some of our guesses:

 What’s in the box?

Oliver – prizes

Heather – Monsters

Chase – dinosaur

Jo – growing eggs, balloons or seeds

Billy –Mickey Mouse, plants

Isabella – chocolate

Sinead – lollies, toys

Lucas – sport equipment

Shae-maree –story books

Shanina – laminating sheets

Thomas – dinosaur toys

Mikaela –prizes

Yuvaan – information sheets

Simon – Art supplies

 It was nearly recess and we were very excited for the reveal of the mystery box. Miss K asked us to sit in a circle and she brought the mystery box over still with its cover hiding what was beneath. What could it be, we were all wondering?

All of a sudden Miss K announced that one person guessed plants. She stated that the things in the mystery box needed plants to live. Now we were extremely excited and hands flew up in the air. We all started guessing different animals such as lizards, baby turtles and even a pet rock. Miss K revealed the cover and underneath was an enclosure with gum leafs in it. Someone yelled out “There are no animals in it, you are tricking us”. Miss K responded “Look very careful at the leaves and branches.”









Something moved on one of the leaves, we looked closely. Oh my goodness we could see 4 spiny leaf insects. We have a baby one, two middle size one and the bigger one is about 3 months old.














To our surprise the big one had something attached to its leg. Miss K explained to us that in the morning when she went to have her breakfast she saw the big spiny leaf insect shredding from its old skin. She explained that they do this about 5 times in their life to help them grow bigger.










What an adventure! This all happened before recess.


2/3K Students and Miss Kotlarewski



What do you know about Spiny leaf insects?

How did it feel to you when they were walking over you?


TEAM Program 2017

Today was the first day of Term 1. It was so lovely to see everyone!

 We were introduced to Class Dojo. You may ask what is Class Dojo? We are here to explain it to you.

 Here goes … Class Dojo helps teachers positively encourage students in class. Today we discussed the skills we want to work positively too. We had a conversation about why the chosen skills will help everyone have a successful school year in 2/3K. For each ‘positive skill’ shown students receive Class Dojo points for them but if they demonstrate a ‘needs work skill’ they will lose Class Dojo points.


When we work together as a team, we will receive whole class points, so we can work towards a class goal.


We have table points which help encourage us with teamwork. When we work together with our table buddies we will receive table points for different skills.

 Class Dojo is used to:

 •Encourage any skill, rule, behaviour or school value

 •Encourage students with positive feedback. It awards students with feedback for skills like “Working hard”, “Showing growth mindset”

 •Encourage students with areas to work on example, “Put your hand up instead of calling out”, “Not on task”

This is the screen that students get to see throughout the day with their points. Each student has a monster avatar.


What do you like about Class Dojo?

What was something you learnt about today?