Over the last few weeks we have been learning all about silkworms and their life cycle. We all used our note-taking skills to gather some interesting information.
Did you know that one cocoon is made of a single 600m thread? Or that silkworms have no sense of smell? Did you know that the male moth that comes out of the cocoon dies after three days and the female dies after she had laid her eggs?
Our teacher was VERY impressed by our computer skills and by the way that everyone helped each other to problem solve.
This week, during Integrated studies, we have considered our needs verses our wants. One of our tasks was to go shopping using catalogues. We discussed the term ‘budget’ and we were each given $50 to spend. This money had to include needs and the aim was to get as much for our money as possible. We all loved this activity, however we realised that $50 doesn’t go a long way if you don’t carefully consider shop specials and necessities.
Our home task for this week was to consider the question, “What costs do you think are involved in running your home and paying for the needs and wants of your family?”. We have collected information from our parents about the costs that are involved in running their household and this information will be used in our next lesson.
Following on from our ‘Finding Humour’ activity, we looked at images of things that make us happy. As a class we looked at many different pictures of clowns and then shared things about them that makes us laugh. We all drew our own ‘happy clown’ and selected bright colours to carefully paint the picture. The clowns have been drawn with their arms open as they are going to hold a meaningful quote about happiness.