Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Outing to Croc City

On Friday the 8th of November the Grade 000 and Grade 00 classes visited croc city located near Lanseria airport. It was a fantastic opportunity for he children to learn hands on about the fascinating world of reptiles.

We moved between watching an informative DVD about crocodiles and a "touch and feel" session where we were able to hold real crocodile eggs, skins, skulls and a live baby crocodile. The friendly guides then took us on a tour to see the crocodiles, which are over 5m long. We then had our snacks and got a chance to play on the jungle gym. We then had a group reptile session where we were shown a variety of fascinating insects and reptiles.

The highlight of the day for many of us was holding an 18kg albino python around our necks. We all had so much and learnt so much about crocodiles and reptiles in general.

By Michelle Hackmann (Pink class)

Monday, November 11, 2013

Friendly Pets Farmyard

On Friday 1st November Friendly Pets Farmyard visited Sagewood Pre-primary to show and teach us about pets. The children were seated under a shady tree in the playground and listened carefully about how to care for our pets at home.

We were taught how to handle the pets and the children were very enthusiastic to touch the variety of animals including fluffy rabbits, a dancing cockatoo, rats that lick your fingers, mice that tickle, guinea pigs having a bad hair day, one week old chicks, love birds and many more.

Anushchka the black Labrador was one of the favourites. She was all too willing to demonstrate to our little ones how a dog eats dry biscuits! She sat placidly and patiently while even the most timid of children stroked her and felt her cold, wet nose.

It was a lovely hands on experience for us to learn about Friendly Pets.