We have started using Kimochis in our Community Circles. Kimochi means “feelings” in Japanese, and these little characters help us to express how we are feeling.
They have a feeling on one side, and on the other side is a face that represents that feeling.
Sharing our feelings during a community circle
Throughout the day, we can use them to show a particular feeling we have, and that helps us to talk about the things that make us feel that way.
As part of our inquiry into how living things are connected, we took a trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo.
We had a wonderful time! We got to see so many animals in their natural habitat, and we have a better idea of how we as humans impact on nature and wildlife!
Excited to explore!
We had some wonderful experiences here.
We went on a safari bus.
Getting ready to go on our safari tour!
We got to become habitat detectives, where Mel taught us how to spot clues as to which animal might live or be in that area. (And Miss Jessica actually touched snake scales… a brave moment!)
We got to touch this lovely little guy. He felt smooth and squishy! But, he liked to move a lot and was a bit camera shy.
We had to moisten our hands with water before touching him, so he wouldn’t dry out.
This beautiful sugar glider was so tiny! She was very cute, felt so soft and had the biggest eyes. Mel fed her some nectar while we had a stroke.
After resisting sneaking the sugar glider back to school with us, sadly it was time for a final look around before heading home.
Such an exciting but exhausting day!
Goodbye from 1/2 JS
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