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Saturday 12 April 2014

Five for Friday

I am linking up with Doodlebugs for 5 for Friday

1. The cooler weather is starting to creep up on us here, so we stopped at a lovely cafe on our way to piano lessons to enjoy some hot chocolate.  Can you tell who is the comedian in our family? Apparently he takes after me, heehee.

2. In French lessons this week, the teacher took all the classes out to play le boule (I have no idea if I that  is how you spell it correctly)  Lucky me I got to join in as I was with one of my support kiddos for this lesson.  It was lots of fun, and my team won, yay!

3. As some of you may know our school is pretty much on the beach and I have been itching to get my class down there to do something!! There are a number of things going on in our classroom and one of them is looking at water as a natural resource.  So we headed down to the beach to look at how we can transport water.  Our kiddos had a jar each that they had brought in from home and we got them to fill their jars right to the top and then see how far they could walk before spilling any.  I have to let you know that we had to do this twice as some of the kiddos said they walked 114 paces, but these were so slow a snail could have gone faster.  

We also fit in a couple of capacity investigations as well, but the best part.......we let them make sandcastles at the end, I'm calling it art......sand sculptures

This is the view from our beach.

4. We still have next week at school, so 3 days with the kiddos, 1 day as Pupil Free Day and then Good Friday.  We have been playing my Coin Toss Bunny Hop game that is free in my TpT store, but I forgot to take a pic!  Then this morning I found my sweet friend Mel has it on her Five For Friday as well.  So you can grab your copy by clicking on the pic.  This game is differentiated so you can have kiddos playing the same game but at different levels.  

5. This week has also been filled with meetings and lots of computer time making sure I have got referrals in and all the paperwork needed for the end of term.  So this week has included some chill out time and that means reading (re-reading) my favourite series, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, I have been reading this series over the last 15 years, some of the books I have read 4 or 5 times.
Why because there will be a new book released in June, so I have gone back to the beginning of the series, I am on book 4.  I am looking forward to the holidays so I can power through a couple more of the books.  The best news is, in July the series will be released as a mini series, I so hope we get it in Australia, I don't think I can wait for the DVD's to come out to see some of my favourite characters come to life.

Well, that is my week in a nutshell, but thank goodness the weekend is here!

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  1. Hello. How exciting to be right on the beach! Wow - Tasmania - home of the Tasmanian devil! How cold is your winter? Do you get snow? Since you're in southern Australia, you must get colder.

    1. Our Winter does get quite cold and because we are so far South it tends to last longer than the rest of Australia. We do get snow on the mountain (you can see it in the background of the beach pic) and last year we got a couple of days of light snowfall in the city but it melts quickly. The snow on the mountain and in the highlands of the state stick around for quite some time though. I still get excited and freaked out when I see snow because I come from the Northern (warm) part of Australia, so I will post pics when I see it :) Yes we do have tassie devils here and there is quite a huge program here to save them as they have become endangered due to a cancer that is attacking them, it is contagious so it went through the population very quickly. It is a beautiful place to visit (and live) very unique to the rest of Australia.

  2. Hey Tania,

    OMG I love Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. I was so excited when I heard they'd made it into a mini-series. Have you seen the clip for it yet. I love Jaimie so I hope they have a good actor for him ;-). She actually came to Perth a few years ago for a talk and signing of her last book. If you have the chance you should definitely attend one of her events. She's very clever and it was amazing listening to her speak :-)


    1. Yay another fan! I will send you a link to a FB page that has loads of clips and pics of the series. I would die to see her talk, I am hoping she does a book tour for this book, I would go to Melbourne for it as I doubt she would come to Tassie. I think the actor they have got for both Claire and Jamie are perfect!