Keeping busy…

As well as cooking in the kitchen each grade worked hard on completing an activity sheet based on the Giant Freckle biscuits. The ingredients were listed but illustrations of the method needed to be drawn. Here’s some of the Grade Twos hard at work.


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Freckle Biscuits…

Just like Becky we keep coming up with ideas on how to use hundred and thousands in different ways. This week the Grade Twos hit the Kitchen to create a giant yummy FRECKLE BISCUIT

We thought you might like the recipe as with this cooking activity the freckle biscuits probably wont make it home!!! You can make giant cookies like we are, four to five a batch or make between 20 and 24 smaller ones.

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Freckle Biscuits

Ingredients –

125g softened butter

1/2 cup castor sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 egg, lightly beaten

1 tspn vanilla

1 1/2 cups SR flour

1/4 cup cocoa

1/2 cup hundred and thousands

Method –

1. Preheat oven to 180c. Line baking trays with baking paper.  Photo 1-03-2015 5 43 48 pm

2. Beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.

3. Gradually add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined.

4. Fold in the flour and cocoa.

5. Roll a heaped teaspoon of mixture into a ball, flatten and dip into hundred and thousands. You should get 24 biscuits. Place on baking tray and cook in oven for 10 mins or until firm, light and golden in colour.

6. If making Giant Freckle Biscuits you’ll need four teaspoons full of mixture to roll into a ball, then flatten and dip into hundred and thousands. The biscuits will take about 20 mins to cook.

Happy Cooking ūüôā

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Creating Hundred and Thousand Sentences

This week we spent time revising the book ‘Fairy Bread’ and all the things Becky did with the leftover fairy bread. We created six of our own hundred and thousand coloured sentences and put our Info Lit¬†scrapbooks together.

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Drawing Pad App

This week we looked at the Drawing Pad app and the skills we need to know.
These are the skills we reviewed…
Drawing Tools
Scrunch it up
Create text box
Change colour
Change font
Change size
Save to the camera roll

Our inspiration for our drawings came from the book Fairy Bread by Ursula Dubosarsky. We have some very talented artists in Grade Two



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Ursula Dubosarsky

This term we have decided to introduce the grade 2’s to Aussie Nibbles,¬†small fiction books. The books have between one and twelve small chapters and are the next step up to picture books. The writing is quite large and the books still have illustrations. It’s a nice easy to way to ease the students into reading fiction books.

Our first Aussie Nibbles author is Ursula Dubosarsky

She is a¬† talented and Australian writer and¬†is the author of over 40 books for children and young adults. She has won a number of national prizes, including the NSW, Victorian, South Australian and Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards.

Ursula has written some of our favourite picture books, The Terrible Plop and Too Many Elephants in This House, which have both been adapted as successful stage productions.

Her Aussie Nibbles book that we are going to be reading over the next few weeks is called ‘Fairy Bread.’¬†In this story Becky only wants fairy bread at her party. But there’s so much left over and she won’t throw it out… I wonder what she is going to do with it all???


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