Monday, October 4, 2010

A Day in the Life of an Australian Student

The Ugandan Global Project has been launched and everyone in 2KM and 2KJ are really excited about being involved in such a wonderful project.

One terrific part of this project is learning about all of the different classes involved. It is great to compare what things are like in Australia, America, China and of course, Uganda! We thought we would share what a day in the life of an Australian student is like.

Check out our presentation below to see what students in 2KM and 2KJ experience every day...




Please tell us...

What did you think of our day?

How is your day similar to our day?

How is your day different to our day?
Do you have any questions about school in Australia?

71 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dear Global blogers,

What do you do when you get home?When I get home I always have a sanck.By the way my name is Clancy from 2KM Austrlia Victoria.Why do you like school?

Your
Global
Working
friend
Clancy.

Anonymous said...

Dear UGP members,

What a great post for people to learn about a day in the life of an Australian student. I always have a lot of fun at school. My favourite subjects at school are Sport and Indonesian. It's really fun to learn a new language.

My great teacher Miss Jordan, helps me learn every day and I become very smart with the help of some school friends.

If you have any questions I'm happy to answer!

Your pal,
Millie!

Anonymous said...

Dear UGP members,

I really enjoy going to school. All the things we do are really fun each day.

My favourite thing to do on our school days are maths and reading groups. My favourite specialists are sport and Indonesian.

School is very fun with all these exciting new things.

From Olivia

Anonymous said...

Dear UGP members, I really enjoy going to school!!! Sport is really really good for you because you get fit and healthy. Hi my name is Jazmin I live in Victoria, Australia I'm in 2KJ!! My favourite part in School is going to computer's with Mr. Stribley!! Sometimes after school I get to go to a friend's house for a couple of hours. I also get something to eat!! Sometimes I like to stay home and see my family or maybe to relax!! Even sometimes I get to sleep at a friends house on Friday or Saturday night.
Bye for now,
Jazmin in 2KJ

Mrs. Ranney said...

Dear UGP Australian Friends,
What a wonderful slide show about a typical day you created! I can't wait to show it to my class tomorrow.
I noticed many similarities between my students and you and some differences too. I will let the students comment and tell you about them.
I particularly enjoyed hearing what you eat at meals and snacks. The most intriguing thing to me was the fact that one of your specialist subjects is Indonesian! I would love to hear more about that!
Your friend,
Mrs. Ranney in the USA

Miss Jordan said...

Dear Mrs Ranney,

Thanks for the comment! It was difficult to select just a few different foods we eat for snacks and meals. We eat lots of different types of foods! I should have mentioned vegemite which is a very popular Australian food we spread on our toast. Yum! Have you heard of vegemite?

The students really enjoy learning Indonesian at school. We have a weekly one hour lesson but Miss McGeady and I try to use some Indonesian in the classroom too. The students learn Indonesian words and songs.

When I was in high school I learnt German! I can still remember some words and phrases.

Do you have a language your students learn at your school?

Miss Jordan

Anonymous said...

Dear UGP Members,

I hope you have had a Great time learning about how an Australian's life is! It is really fun going outside and playing at school. My favourite subjects at school are Computers and Sport.

I love learning all different stuff at school everyday. I have learnt a lot each term.

Ask any of us if you have any questions!

Your Blogging Buddy,
Skye ♦

Mr. Salsich's students said...

Dear 2KM and 2KJ,

It is really cool how you put together all that information on the slideshow. It was so much fun learning about a day in the life of an Australian student!

We think it is interesting that you eat lunch in your classroom. We eat lunch in the cafeteria with the whole third grade.

We do have some questions for you:
What country does Indonesian come from? We don't learn another language in school, but some of us study languages in after school programs. We learn French, Spanish, and Chinese.

What sports do you like to play the most, and what is netball?

What is a biscuit? Is it like a cookie?

Thanks for sharing your day with us! We can't wait to tell you about our day in Connecticut.

From,
Mr. Salsich's students

Iman said...

Dear Australians,

Here is a audio comment!

Iman’s Audio Comment!

:-)

Iman said...

Oops!

Iman did not leave A audio comment, he left AN audio comment! In our excitement, we used A instead of AN.

Could you hear his audio comment?

:-)

Grace said...

Here is AN audio comment!

Grace’s Audio Comment!

:-)

Jaden said...

Dear 2KM and 2KJ,

I recorded a comment for you because we don't have access to the computer lab today. We only have Mrs. Yollis' laptop.

How do you like our solution?

Jaden’s Audio Comment!

From,
Jaden

Adia said...

Oli otya!

(That's hello in Lugandan!)

Please enjoy my audio comment!

Adia’s Audio Comment!

Sincerely,
Adia

Justin and Ryan said...

Dear 2KM and 2KJ,

We are brothers. Ryan is in Mrs. Yollis' class and Justin is in Mrs. Ranney's class.

Here is our comment!

Brothers Ryan and Justin leave a comment!

Regards,

Justin and Ryan

Anonymous said...

@ Mr Salsich students,

Thanks for your awesome comment!
Yes I think school is great because you can learn about all different things!!!

Yeah we have 10 minutes to eat our lunch then we have to go out to play! Also you mentioned that you don't know what Netball is, Netball is a kind of sport that lots of girls like to play it's kind of like Basketball.

Indonesia is a country just abouve Australia, it sounds like you learn different kind of launguideges! Yes a Biscut is kind of like a Cookie but you can put Buscuts in dip and cheese.

Now I have some questions for you,
What is your school called?
Do you have a canteen?
What kind of
sports do you play?


If you have anymore questions for me I am happy to anwer them!

Your Blogging Buddy,
Rhi♥nnon. (2KM)

Anonymous said...

@ Millie,

What an awesome comment and it was a great way to start a comment by saying Dear UGP members that was a great way to start a comment. You didn't say Dear all or Dear everyone. Yes, it is a great way for other's to learn about other Countries and it was lots to tell people about so Miss Jordan's idea was very well thought.

My favorite subjects are Sport and Indonesian I also it is great to learn about new language's.

Millie we don't need to answer any questions!

Your Buddie,
Ashleigh (2KM) ♥

Anonymous said...

@ Clancy,
when I get home I have a snack and then I go to netball on Thursday. On other days I go to my next door neighbours house for a play.

I like school because we get to learn new things every day.
Do you play any sports after school?
Your friend Brooke.

Anonymous said...

@ Iman,

I am going to tell you about netball because you asked about it. Netball is a sport and we have to wear a uniform.That uniform we wear is a t-shirt and skirt.

Bye
Ashleigh 2KM

Anonymous said...

Dear Iman,

Thanks for the audio comment. We loved listening to the comment.

Netball is a sport that is popular in Australia. You have a big court, as big as a Basketball court. In Netball we have two teams, each team has seven players and we don't have a back board when we shoot.

From Emily in 2KJ

Anonymous said...

Dear Justin and Ryan,

Hi Justin and Ryan I am Kealee or my friends call me Kewi. I am in Miss Jordan's grade.

I think my favourite part of the school week is free time, snack and lunch but I really enjoy everything.

See you soon,

Love from Kewi

Ryan said...

Dear 2KM and 2KJ,

I think your life is very interesting. I would ♥ to spend a splendid day in Australia. I think a life of an Australian student is amazing because you get to bring candy to school, have ipods in your classroom, and get to go to school earlier.

I wish I could learn a different language like you learn Indonesian. We learned how to write a little Chinese.

I have some questions for you:
When you wrote jelly did you mean jell-o?
What is your least favorite part about school?


Sincerely,

Ryan ♠

Anonymous said...

To Ryan and Justin,

Hi my name is Charlotte from 2KM.

I am looking forward to doing the project with all of you.

I like art best at school because I like drawing.

I have got a question for you, are you two twins?

From
Charlotte

Ryan said...

@ Iman

I think your video was exceptional! I like the way you used details such as: "We pronounce it mom". I also like the way you never spoke too loud or went too fast.

I have a question for you:
What would you like to have in our class that we don't and they do?


Your friend,

Ryan ♥

Ryan said...

@ Grace,

I think your video was exceptional! I like how you said hello in Ugandan. I would also ♥ to Skype with them.

Why do you like school?


From,

Ryan

Ryan said...

@ Jaden,

Your video was great! I liked how you went nice and slow. Usually, people go so fast.
I also liked how you answered all their questions.

Do you think a day as an Australian student would be hard? Why?


From,
Ryan

Ryan said...

Dear Charlotte,

Thank you for your comment. I am also looking forward to doing the project with you. My favorite subject is art too!

I have a question for you:
What is your favorite thing to draw?


From,
Ryan

Ryan said...

@ Adia,

I ♥ ed your video. I think this project will be great!

I have a question for you:
What do you like most about school?


From,

Ryan

Anonymous said...

@-Adia,

That is a lovely audio comment. It is great that you know how to say hello in Lugandan.

At our school we are allowed to have lollie's (candie). We don't have it all the time, we only bring them to school occansionally.

From Olivia in 2KJ.

Jazmin said...

Dear Ryan and Justin,

It's great that you left a comment on the Ugandan Global Project blog! :-D

I have two question's What do you like doing in your school day? and are you both twins?

From Jazmin (in 2KJ) :smile: :evil:

Ryan said...

@ Kiwi,

Thank you very much for your comment. My brother and I are twins.


Can you speak any Indonesian?


From,
Ryan

Anonymous said...

@ Jaden,

Wonderful to hear from you and wonderful comment.

Yes we do eat in our class room because so many people leave litter on the school grounds and some people run off to play and put litter everywhere. :)

I have a question for you
do you eat in your class room?

That is a shame you did not go into the computer lab.

But you are lucky because you got to use Mrs Yollis`s laptop.

I hope you like my information about how we eat in our class room.

I hope we can skype one day with our class and your class.

Wonderful work and keep up the great work.

Wish you all the best,

From Your Busy Buddy,

Bianca 2KM BB.

PS hope to hear from you.

Anonymous said...

@ Ryan,

Thanks for your terrific comment!
Yes I ♥ being an Australian student because we get to blog all the time and I ♥ blogging!!!

You meantioned that when we said Jelly you said Jell-o we call it Jelly in Australia.

You also meantioned what was our least favourite part of school, I would probably say going home because I ♥ learning!!!

Yes we only have Candy for a treat!

Bye,
Rhi♦nnon. (2KM)

Anonymous said...

@ Ryan

My favourite thing to draw is silly monstis, thay are very fun to draw.

I have a question for you:
What is your favourite thing to draw?

from
Charlotte

Ryan said...

Dear Charlotte,

I like to draw cars and people the most. I like to add details. I also like to outline my drawings.

Do you like to outline your drawings?
What are silly monstis?


From,

Ryan

Ryan said...

@ Rhi♦nnon,
Thanks for replying back to me.

I have a question:

What do you do when you get home?


From,
Ryan

Jamie said...

Dear 2KM and 2KJ,

My name is Jamie and I am in Mrs. Ranney's class in California. I found a lot of differences and a lot of similarities. One of the differences was we start school an hour earlier. I also noticed that you get to go on the blog during class. One of the similarities is that we both have recess. I also saw that we both like to have friends over sometimes. I think the video is awesome and I can't wait to make our own!!

Your friend,
Jamie

Miriam said...

Dear 2kj and 2km,
I am a third grade student in Mrs. Yollis' class. I liked the post about a Day in the Life. One similarity is that we have roll in the morning. One difference is that we have lunch outside, except when it rains. However it doesn't rain that often in Southern California. Why do you eat lunch inside?


From,
Miriam

Ella said...

Dear 2KJ and 2KM,

I’m Ella from Mrs. Ranney’s class. I love your slide show! There are many similarities between my life and yours. A big difference is that you have no homework and I do!
Do you really have no homework?

When I saw the slide show I did not know what netball was, but now I read a comment that explains it.

Your new blogging buddy,
Ella in the USA

Anonymous said...

Dear Ms. McGeady and class,

My name is Tucker and I'm in Mrs. Yollis' class. I am looking forward to the walk to raise money for the Ugandan kids.

There are some similarities between kids in Australia and kids in the United States. We both do homework after school. We both play outside and do computers.

There are also some differences between us. We have a shorter lunch time than you. You have a longer day of school than we do. We spell some words differently--color/colour, flavor/flavour, favorite/favourite and learned/learnt.

Here are some questions for you.
I've heard my name means something in Australia. What does Tucker mean?

Do you have Alphasmarts (a small computer that helps you learn keyboarding)?

Sincerely,
Tucker
(Mrs. Yollis' student)

Anonymous said...

Dear Ella,


Thanks for leaving a comment on our post. We do have homework but not sheets. We have to read 4 times or more. If we don't we do not get free time.


Thanks for your comment.
From your new friend Max

Anonymous said...

@ Tucker,

Yes, I do know what tucker means, food!
Thank you for your nice comment.

I think you love bloging.

Your bloging buddie
Riley in 2KM

Mrs. Ranney said...

@Miss Jordan,
Thanks for your response! Yes, I have heard of and even tried vegemite! I must admit that I don't love it, but I do love to spread other things on toast!
I was very interested to learn that you studied German in high school. One of my daughters recently lived in Germany for two years, and I was able to visit her there last Christmas. I did learn a few German words during my visit. In high school, I studied Latin, which is not really a conversational language!
Since California is so close to Mexico, it is very common for students here to study Spanish. At our school, we do not formally study a foreign language, but Mrs. Yollis and I usually teach our students a little Spanish each year.
I am thoroughly enjoying getting to know you and your delightful, enthusiastic students!
Regards,
Mrs. Ranney

Hannah said...

Dear UGP Australian friends,

I really liked your post, it's very interesting to see how other children from around the world live!

There are some similarities and differences between our schools. For example, we start school at 8:15 in the morning and finish at 2:21 in the afternoon. Like you, we have recess and lunch. Unlike you, we are not allowed to bring candy or lollipops to school!

The most amazing thing that I noticed on your post was that there was no mention of homework! Do you get any homework?

Your friend,
Hannah

Anonymous said...

Dear UGP members,

I'm not that sure if I all ready indroudce myself, but my name Zoe from 2KM.
I love school so much.
My favourite subjects are , P.E, Computers, R.E and lots more.

Miss Jordan great job with the post !!!

your UGP member and friend
Z♥e

Jazmin 2KJ said...

@ Zoe,

It is great that you wrote a comment on the new blog!

Jaz

Iman♦ said...

@ Ryan,

Thank you for saying my audio comment was exceptional! Also you asked if i would like to be Australian student, and if I would like anything in there classroom. Well I would not really like to be an Australian student,but I would like to have i pods in our classroom.
Would you like to have anything in their classroom?

Your friend,
Iman

Iman said...

@ Ryan,

Thank you for the ★ comment. Also, thank you for telling me my audio comment was good. You keep getting better and better at blogging. First, you never repeat. Second, you never have a spelling error. Finally, you always stay on topic which is important.

How do you come up with such great comments?

Sincerely,
Iman

Ryan said...

@ Iman,

Thanks for replying back to me.
I think you are also getting better at commenting. Here are some examples:
* You use high level vocabulary.
* You keep conversations going.

I have some questions:
Would you like to be an Australian student? What is in their classroom that you would like to have in our class?


Your friend/classmate,

Ryan ♠

Amitai said...

Dear Australian Students,

I am Amitai, a student in Mrs. Yollis' class in California.

I enjoyed reading your post of "A Day in the Life of an Australian Student".

A difference is that you go to school at 9:00 a.m. and we begin at 8:15 in the morning. A similarity is that our teachers are advanced in technology and both have blogs.

I have two questions:

1.When do you do homework? What else do you do when you get home?

From your friend in California,
Amitai

Anonymous said...

@ amitai,
Thanks for the comment we don't have homework. We play the Wii, DS, Playstation, gameboy, computer and read books.&#x2605
From your friends Marcus and Heath &#x2605

Anonymous said...

@ Amitai,

After school I play on my D.S, I read a book and I play outside.

From Seth &#x2605

Anonymous said...

Dear Amitai,

When I get home I normally go on the computer and I play age of war.

We do not have homework but we have books to read every day.

From Ben in 2KJ

Anonymous said...

@ Hannah,

Hello my name is Jamie and this is my friend Lucy in 2KJ!

We do not have homework but we
have to read at home every week!



From Jamie and Lucy.

Anonymous said...

@ Hannah,

Thank you for your comment.
Some kids have home work and some kids don't have any home work! kids some gets home work from Mrs lang. Mrs lang is a teacher who works at are LPS.

your UGP friend Alina

Anonymous said...

@ Amitai,
Two things I do at home, is have a jump on the trampolineane and have a game with my sister of litties pet shops.
We sometimes have homework but we have to read four books a week.

From Olivia
2KM

Anonymous said...

@ Hannah

I am Riley from 2KM Vic
Thack you for your comment.

from Riley

Tucker said...

@Riley,

Thank you for responding and answering my question. I think my name meaning food is a little silly. Don't you? It's really fun to be commenting and responding to friends around the world!

Are you excited to do the walk for Uganda? I'm going to call my family and friends to donate money for Uganda. My goal is to raise $100. Do you have a goal? Who will you ask for donations?

Regards,
Tucker

Ben said...

Dear 2KM and 2KJ,
I like your slideshow. I have a few questions. How long does it take to fly from Australia to Indonesia? My mom says many Australians go there for vacation. Also what type of candy is a lolly? We have lollypops here which is like a hard candy on a stick.
From,
Ben
Mrs. Yollis' class

Kathleen said...

@ Ben, thank you for your comment.

To answer your question, it takes about 8 hours to fly to Indonesia. Bali which is an Indonesian island is a very popular holiday destination for Australians. When Australians go overseas they also like to visit Fiji and New Zealand because they are not too far away.

All our sweet candy is called lollies. We have lollipops too. When I was in America in 2007 I noticed some of the candy/lollies/chocolate is very different in the two countries. I like party mix lollies. You get a mix of things like bananas, strawberry and cream, jelly babies, raspberries and more!

Your friend,
Miss McGeady

Ella said...

Dear Max,

Thank you for answering my comment.I noticed that you have sports. I call it PE. Do you have any more details on netball?

Your new friend,
Ella

Ella said...

Dear Max,

Thank you for answering my comment.I noticed that you have sports. I call it PE. Do you have any more details on netball?

Your new friend,
Ella

Anonymous said...

@ tucker

My goal is to get between $50 and $100. Yes I am looking forward to doing the walk.
I am going to ask my family for donations and some of our friends. They think that the Uganda project is a great way to help our friends from around the world.
How else do you think we could help our friends in Uganda?

Keep blogging your blogging buddy
Riley in 2KM

Hannah said...

Dear Alina, Jamie, Lucy and Riley,

Thank you so much for reponding to my comment. I find it interesting that you don't have homework. We have homework ever night and we also have to read. I love reading, I find it enjoyable and relaxing.

I love reading mysteries. My favorite series is The Boxcar Children. What kind of books do you like to read? Do you have a favorite series?

Sincerely,
Hannah★

Aidan said...

Dear friends in Australia,

I found it interesting to learn about your day. I liked that you had ipods in your class and I wish my class did too.

We also use computers and do homework after school.

Our day is different because you start school later and end school later than we do.

Can you tell me what sports kids play in Australia?

Your blogging buddy,
Aidan

Anonymous said...

Dear Aidan,

Thank you for the wonderful comment and Wonderful to hear from you.

In Australia people play foot ball, soccer, some times tennis and bad mitten. Hope you find my information interesting.

From Bianca.

Anonymous said...

Dear UGP members,

I think you guys are very lucky
because you get two recesses and we only get one, you get gym outside we have gym most of the time inside, you get lunch outside we get lunch inside, and your school starts about an hour before ours and ends about an hour before ours. And those are the four reasons why you are very lucky.

Your blogging buddy from Connecticut,
Tommy

P.S. I used to live in San Jose, CA.

Anonymous said...

Dear UGP bloggers,

I loved watching the video of a day in the life of California.. My favorite part was that you have two recesses. I have one thirty minute recess before lunch. I think its so cool that you get out of school at 2:21. We start school at 9:00 and get out at 3:25.
Your blogging buddy,
Madison

Anonymous said...

Hi Everyone,
It's Jordyn and Jamie. We're from California in Mrs.Ranney's class. We found some differences and some similarities. One of the differences is that you have i Pods at your school and we don't. We also noticed that you don't get worksheets (We noticed you said that in another comment) and we do. One of the similarities is we both enjoy having friends over after school.We also have special activities. We think your day in the life is awesome!

Your Friends,
Jordyn and Jamie

Ileanna said...

Dear 2KM and 2KJ,

I am Ileanna in Mrs.Yollis's class. Do you like to comment? What animals do you see?

from,

Ileanna in Mrs.Yollis's class.

Aidan said...

@ Bianca,

Thank you for answering my question.

What kind of football do you mean? American football with pads or Australian rules football or rugby. I have watched the Australia rugby team in August when they played South Africa in the Tri-nations.

Warmly,
Aidan

Anonymous said...

@ Adian,

Good to hear from you.

I mean football by you kick the goal and the foot ball is round.

From BB.

 
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