Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ugandan Global Project a Success!

Our Ugandan Global Project has come to an end.

It has been a terrific success!

We worked together and raised more money for our new Ugandan friends than we could have ever hoped!

Mrs. Yollis' class collected $1142 Mrs. Ranney's class collected $800 Mr. Salsich class collected $970 2KM and 2KJ collected $1680 Team Toa's School collected $15,000


We have been able to purchase the land for the ABC Divine Foundation Primary School, ensuring they now have somewhere to play. We have also provided enough money for the school to start building a sheltered kitchen and dining hall.


What did YOU get out of participating in the Ugandan Global Project? What did you learn?
How has your thinking changed?
How do you feel about your participation?

Please add your reflections to our Wallwisher
(click on "Post a Sticky")

Sunday, November 14, 2010

All About American Money

The students  living in America have been collecting pledge money for the Ugandan Global Project.

They are proud to announce that:

Mrs. Yollis' class collected          $1142
Mrs. Ranney's class collected       $800
Mr. Salsich class collected            $970

We are very proud that we were able to help our Ugandan friends!

Below is a VoiceThread created by the American students. 

In it, you will learn a little about the value of each coin and bill, and what can be seen on the currency.

What did you learn from the VoiceThread?

Do you have any questions about the American currency?

How is the money like your money? How is it different?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Chinese Currency

We had a lot of fun advertising our walk for Uganda and getting our whole school excited about a great cause.

In China our money is called Renminbi or RMB for short

Our class raised
8,679 RMB
which is about
US$ 1,300

What an AMAZING effort.

Our school had a bake sale and all 23 classes came out to walk also
We ended up raising more than
That's more than
US$ 15,000

Can you believe it?

Here is a picture of our Chinese notes and coins.

We researched facts about Chinese money and put together a movie.

Have you ever seen Chinese yuan (also called renminbi, or kuai)?
How is our money similar or different to yours?
What did you find interesting?

Friday, October 29, 2010

All About Australian Money

The students in 2KM and 2KJ have been collecting lots of money for our Ugandan Global Project.

Our grand total is....

$1750 Australian dollars

which is

$1680 US dollars

This is an AMAZING effort from all the students, friends and family of 2KM and 2KJ.

Thank you!


We thought we would tell our friends in America, China and Uganda all about our Australian currency (money).

Check out this PowerPoint with photos of the money we raised for this project and facts about the Australian currency.
(Tip: click on the "Menu" button on the right hand side to view full screen)

What did you learn?

Do you have any questions about Australian currency?

How is money in Australia similar or different to other currencies?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Mrs Murphy's Visit to Uganda

2KM and 2KJ know a great teacher called Mrs Murphy. Mrs Murphy sometimes fills in if Miss Jordan or Miss McGeady is away.

Around five years ago Mrs Murphy visited Uganda for about a month. Her sister was studying international law at a university at Kampala and Mrs Murphy went to Uganda to visit her sister and learn more about this fascinating country.

They stayed with a family called the Senindes. Rose Seninde, the mum, was a school principal. Mrs Murphy got to visit lots of schools in Uganda.

Mrs Murphy put this video slideshow together to share her Ugandan trip with all of us!

Mrs Murphy's Time in Uganda on PhotoPeach

Leave a comment.

What did you find interesting about the slideshow?

Do you have any questions for Mrs Murphy?

Monday, October 25, 2010

Shanghai Walks for Uganda

We celebrated United Nations Day on October 22.
We began the day by visiting booths from different countries. You will see some of us dressed in our National Costumes. Can you guess where they are from?

It was a lovely autumn day.
Our whole elementary school, teachers, parents, principals and our superintendent came out to walk with us.

We walked round our track. Four times around the track makes one mile. We all walked between 2 to 3 miles. We calculated that we would have to walk around our track 24 times to walk for six miles. That would take at least two hours!

Thanks to all the classes, teachers, and parents that came out with us

What questions do you have for our Shanghai Walk for Uganda?

Sunday, October 24, 2010

California Walks for Uganda

On Friday, October 22nd Mrs. Yollis' and Mrs. Ranney's classes walked their hilly community to raise awareness and money for their new Ugandan friends.
It was a lovely autumn day. Although the weather forecast predicted rain, it was a magnificent 68˚ F (18˚ C)! Thanks to the parents who help with the community walk!

What was your favorite part of the walk?

Do you have any questions for the classes?
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