…getting up close to and even touching to some truly amazing Australian animals.
Brandon talked to us about their special features and characteristics.
We discovered heaps of interesting facts.
Squirrel Glider (Dusky)
Feeling chirpy? Meet a dimorphic
FUNNY FACT: Brandon thought ‘BUDDY’ was a boy for 5 years… until ‘HE’ laid an egg!
Great camouflage – Tawny Frogmouth. They like eating insects and stuff…
Stumpy Tail LIZARD
(Sometimes called …A HORSESHOE Lizard)
Cute LITTLE FELLA… with a very strong tail!
Goanna (Lace Monitor) APEX Predator!
Yertle the Turtle!
Flip or Flop? Why?
A Green Tree Frog (…with bendy bones!)
How long do you think he / she is??
Who’s a BRAVE TEACHER heh? Pssst… if I can handle Grade 4 – I can handle a python!!
Although this one’s very, very… strong. Happy to give him back to Brandon.
Baby Salt Water Crocodiles have 66 (razor sharp) teeth! But they can’t open their jaws to bite upwards (hence the soft hair tie).
In 100 years this baby… will be 8m long!
That’s as long as our classroom.
We love ART, Creative Thinking and Design in 4M and we have recently made FIREWORKS inspired artworks with Mr & Mrs Carthew using oil pastels and food dye resist and lots of other design based constructions like 3D dice and framed poems.
Mr Terry Hornbuckle from Berwick RSL presented an insightful talk to our Grade 4 students on Friday April 20th. He is a Vietnam War veteran and he presented a moving account of action at Gallipoli all those year ago on 25th April, 1915 and he also spoke of the sacrifices many others have made in wars. Our thanks are extended to Mr Hornbuckle for finding the time to talk to our Grade 4 students.
Terry showed us an old RSL photo of Diggers at the pyramids in Egypt, an old Slouch Hat, his heavy woolen overcoat uniforms and he even even showed us some of his own special medals.