In 5B we have been learning about narritives and a few other genres that come under the narrative genre. 
We have learnt about new genres, charecters, settings and events .
We learnt how to sort books into different genres and we always had a pile of books that had mixed geners in them. The genres that we looked into were myths and legends, historical fiction, science fiction, mysteries and fantasies. We also learnt that every genre has unique features.We had a vote in the classroom to see the most popular genre amongst the ones we learnt about and the most popular was  mystery with 11 points in a class of 20!
Can you think of any more book genres?
Do you know what a myth is?
What is your favourite book genre and why?

Farewell From 2 Blue!

Well unfortunately our week of Pass The Blog is over. It was a really great week and we learned so much about blogging. We were so excited to come to school each morning to see who had seen our work and left comments.

To keep the excitement going we have decided to start our very own class blog! We hope that some of you might come and have a look to check out the awesome things we are doing in 2 Blue. We would love to follow your blogs too if you have them!

We are also looking to connect with some classes via Twitter! @twoblue2012_2

To say goodbye we made an iMovie. We hope you enjoy!!

Farewell From 2 Blue from Sarah Cridland on Vimeo.

Fairy Tale Guessing Game

We really loved learning about Fairy Tales last term. Have a look at these videos to see if you can guess which Fairy Tale we are trying to act out??

Jordana and Emma Fairy Tale from Sarah Cridland on Vimeo.

Tiana and Emma Fairy Tale from Sarah Cridland on Vimeo.

Alyssa Fairy Tale from Sarah Cridland on Vimeo.

Can you guess who we were trying to be? Leave us a comment to see if you were correct!

Here Are Some Questions We Have About The Olympics!

This term we have been learning about the Olympics.  Here are some questions that we were still wondering about.  Could you help us to answer them?


Did the Queen come to watch any events?

What are the rings for?

How do you get into the Olympics?

Do you have to be a certain age to participate in the Olympics?

We hope you can help to answer some of these questions!  Thank you!!!

Mr Brien’s Visit

Today Mr Brien, an Irish man who works in Brisbane came to our class.  He was very excited to see what we have been doing with Pass The Blog.  He had never heard of Pass The Blog before, but now he knows all about it.  We are loving being in charge of the blog this week.  Maybe you could try it out one day too?

Mr Brien took some photos of us to put in a magazine and on the Brisbane Catholic Education website.  He asked us lots of questions about blogging.

Has anyone else ever been interviewed about Pass The Blog before?  We would love to know!

Here is one of the photos he took of us.  Aren’t we a good looking bunch!!!!


We Love Writing Stories!

Last term in 2 Blue we were learning about Fairy Tales. We learned that you can write new Fairy Tales by making up your own, mixing up ones we already know and changing some of the things that we already know. We decided to write a Fairy Tale as a whole class by changing some of the things we already knew and mixing up The Gingerbread Man and The 3 Little Pigs. Here is our iBook we wrote called “The 3 Little Grandmas and The Big Bad Gingerbread Man”. We hope you enjoy it! Let us know what you think?

The 3 Little Grandmas and the Big Bad Gingerbread Man

Woo Hoo for 2 Blue!!

We are Year 2 Blue from All Saints in Brisbane.  This is our week of being in charge of Pass The Blog.  We are very excited to start blogging…we even have a reporter from a magazine coming tomorrow to interview us about the project!

Stay tuned for our very first iMovie all about us!

Our High Flying Excursion

Today, our class went on an excursion and it was AWESOME! We visited the Flight Experience Centre in Perth, which is a place people can go to to use a flight simulator. It looked exactly like the cockpit of a Boeing 737, with lots of lights, buttons and dials! We all got a chance to pilot the virtual plane, guided by a real life pilot, Captain Chris. Some of us flew over London and saw the Eye and Big Ben and the rest of us flew over New York and saw the Statue of Liberty. It was great fun! While each group waited for our turn in the cockpit, Captain Cait showed us some videos about how planes fly and about all the things airline staff need to do after a plane lands to make it ready to take off again. Tomorrow, we’ll be writing about our day, so we’ll add more information then. For now, check out this Animoto!

Make a video of your own at Animoto.

Love from The Smarties and Mrs G

Welcome to Western Australia!

Hello! We ‘re a class of 26 Grade Three and Four students in Western Australia. Our teacher is Mrs G. We are excited to be part of this project.  We are not new to blogging, as we have a class blog, as well as our own student blogs. It’s great fun interacting with other children from all over the world!

Every Monday in our class, we have Monday Munchies and it’s one of our favourite times of the week! Mrs G brings a fruit or vegetable for us to taste.  Some of the things  we have tried are kiwi fruit, broccolini, snow pea shoots, kiwi berries, dragonfruit, rockmelon, persimmon, coconut, tangelos and cauliflower. Mrs G is always so proud of us, because we ALL try everything, even if we’ve had it before and didn’t like it. We know that sometimes we can try a food and not like it (perhaps because it wasn’t quite ripe), however, it’s always a good idea to try it again another time, because we just might find we love it!

Brock decided that he would give Mrs G a break this week and he brought in not one, but TWO Monday Munchies for us to try.  You can see them in the picture above. The orange things are kumquats, which are tiny citrus fruits. You can eat them raw, including the skin, and they’re quite popular for making jams and marmalades.  The other fruit that Brock brought in was something he picked off a tree at his uncle’s house on the weekend. They are Brazilian Grapes. He took a photo to show us the unusual way they grow. They grow right out of the trunk and branches! We’re used to seeing fruit on the end of branches, where the little twigs and leaves are, but these ones don’t grow like that!  Thanks Brock for bringing in such interesting fruits for us to try this week.

Love from The Smarties and Mrs G


Tag! Passing it On!

It was with some sadness that the Neinsteins farewelled their role as this blog’s curators yesterday! We have absolutely loved the chance to share our learning stories with an already established audience. We have been excited by the collaboration and projects that have come from this week and we can’t wait to watch where in the world this blog goes from here!

We do have one last request for our “Flat Neinstein” who is currently at the Olympic Games in London and looking forward to going to the Paralympics shortly…

We want to bring Neinstein home by having him make short jumps from classroom to classroom back to Dunedin New Zealand… Would you be willing to post our mascot/logo in the form of an A4 piece of paper and share a little piece of your learning with us?

If so, could you please leave a comment below and the Neinsteins will be in touch…

NZ Rowing

Dear Ms B
This morning we took my Dad down to yachting and saw this sign that has been put up especially. We have won three gold medals in rowing at the Olympics and they are all from the South Island! I thought you would like it!

I hope you are having a good weekend!