One morning Dad and I were sitting at the breakfast table eating toast and then suddenly out of the blue I asked Dad why do jellyfish sting people? Well Charlotte sit down on the couch and I’ll tell you.
Way back and I mean way back, there was a man named Bob and Bob was a very funny man.
But one day Bob went out to seas going jelly fishing. The day that Bob was meant to come back he didn’t and so all of his family just thought that Bob was just a day late.
The next day at 2.10 his family started to worry and then most of them said
“We’re going to look for him”. About 10 minutes later the men got in their little rowboats and began to row towards where Bob was meant to be. Their location was The Great Barrier Reef. Once they got close they could see big grey clouds!
After 1 minutes worth of looking they found Bob’s boat and so they went to look in it. When they got to the boat they found Bob lying there with a jellyfish stuck to his arm. The men quickly pulled him into one of their boats and headed back.
Once they got back they pulled the jellyfish off and hoped for the best. A few days later Bob’s brother had found that the sting came from their tentacles. When Bob’s brother Fred was over he said I have great news.
The jellyfish survive.
“WHAT! WHAT!” I said. Jellyfish sting people for them to survive and so that’s why the jellyfish stung you. But how do you know that? It’s a very long story.
Tasmania’s selected role model and a parent will travel from Tasmania on Friday 24 August.
“On Saturday August 25 they will be whisked off for visits to two of Melbourne’s must-visit family experiences Scienceworks, where there is the Wallace and Gromit exhibition, and the National Sports Museum.
In the afternoon our young readers will be guests of honour at The Reading Hour event in Federation Square, meeting and mingling with some of their favourite authors as well as ABC 3 stars Kane and Amberley.
We aren’t looking for the best reader, we are looking for a young person whose enthusiasm for, participation in and perserverance with reading sets them apart.” from the website
Think about nominating yourself or others for this wonderful opportunity!
At the end of Term 1 one of our Prep classes visited the Senior School Learning Hub. The visit was a success all round. Everywhere the group, or sometimes line, of little people went faces softened and big smiles were the order of the day. With advance notice some keen Seniors – young ladies and gentlemen – came to meet and greet and read and chat with the little ones.
It’s warm and fuzzy I know….but it was warm & fuzzy.
We’ll definitely be doing this again: a great confidence builder for junior and senior students. There were some budding teachers in the mix and a few very excited preppies who wanted to casually drop in on the Headmaster. In hindsight I think Mr. Norris would have been delighted.
National Year of Reading 2012, delivered by the National Year of Reading, the State Library of Victoria and Good Reading Magazine.
Open to current residents of Australia aged between 12-18 years old. Each state and territory will be awarded an individual and a team prize. Submit entries AS MANY TIMES AS YOU LIKE between 1st March & 31st May 2012.