Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Yollis: Lunch Area

By Paul, Caleb, and Charlie

Every day at 12:15- 1:00 the students in Mrs. Yollis' class eat lunch! Here is some information about the process and the place!

Our Lunch Area on PhotoPeach

How is our lunch different from yours?

Do you have any questions for Paul, Caleb, and Charlie?

Monday, June 14, 2010

Happy Holidays Mrs Yollis' Class!

2KM wanted to send Mrs Yollis' class a final farewell message. They have been amazing blogging buddies and we have learnt so much from them! Check out our message...

Poem by By Karl and Joanna Fuchs


What has been your favourite part of our collaboration?

What are you doing for the holidays?

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Yollis: Our School Office

By Gal, Moraiya, Jollene, and Ben

The school office is an important place on our campus. 

Here is a glimpse in and a few interviews with the office staff.

What do you think of our office?

Do you have any questions or comments?

2KM: A final glimpse at Leopold PS

2KM has a long weekend coming up for the Queen's birthday so we thought we'd give everyone a final glimpse of our school with these four Fotobabbles.

Here is Clancy and Cam talking about our school chickens...

Deklan and Tyler want to tell you about our school office...

Here is Charlotte speaking about the Kensington Room...

Finally, Brooke would like to tell you about our school canteen...

Do you have any questions about these areas of our school?

Sunday, June 6, 2010

2KM: Our Specialist Classrooms

Our school year is broken up into four terms...

This year it goes something like this:

Term One - Feb to March (8 weeks)
2 weeks holiday
Term Two - April to June (11 weeks)
2 weeks holiday
Term Three - July to September (10 weeks)
2 weeks holiday
Term Four - October to December (11 weeks)
6 weeks holiday

All students have four terms of P.E. (Physical Education) two terms of Art, two terms of Indonesian, two terms of ICT and two terms of Music.

We have a library but Miss McGeady takes us there. Mrs Kilfoyle works in the library but she is not a teacher.

Check out our VoiceThread to find out more about where we have our specialist classes...

Do you have any questions about our specialist classes? Leave us a comment!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Mrs. Yollis: Our School Library

By Anais, Aaliyah, Richie, and Ava

A favorite spot for all students is our
school library. Enjoy the tour and meet our librarian, Mrs. Madnick!

Our School Library from mrsyollis on Vimeo.

How do you like our school library?

What is your favorite book or author? Please leave a comment!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

2KM: Play Areas at Leopold PS

Do you want to know about the play areas at Leopold Primary School?

2KM will show you around!

Do you have any questions about our play areas?

Where is your favourite place to play?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

2KM: Our Classroom

Everyone in 2KM loved Mrs Yollis' video about their classroom!

Miss McGeady decided to make a video to show everyone our classroom.

Check it out...

Do you have any questions about 2KM's classroom?

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Mrs. Yollis: Our Classroom!

Our Classroom on PhotoPeach

Do you have any questions about our classroom?

How is our room similar to yours?  How is it different?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New Project: Tell Us About Your School!

Thank you to everyone who voted on our new project.
The votes have been tallied up and the winner is....

In this project, we will publish a photo of different areas of our school and explain what happens there.

As Mrs Yollis' class has holidays from 24th-31st May and they finish the school year on June 15th, our project will run from 1st to 15th June.

This will be a fantastic project to finish off the school year for Mrs Yollis' class and celebrate our wonderful friendship. A lot will be learnt about how school is the same and different in opposite hemispheres.

What part of your school would you like to blog about?

What part of your blogging buddies' school would you like to see?

Monday, May 10, 2010

Vote on our new project!

2KM and Mrs Yollis' class have learnt so much from our lunch project!

It has been a lot of fun to collaborate to find out about healthy eating and how different cultures live.

The school year will end for Mrs Yollis' class on June 15th. We have time for one more project before then.

Mrs Yollis and Miss McGeady have come up with a few project ideas and are asking all the students to vote on their preferred idea.

Here are the ideas...

Our country – students publish a post about one fact about their country (it could be about a landmark or monument, who the leader is, something about the language or culture, etc).

Our school – students take a photo of something around the school (eg the art room, the playground, the library) and talk about what happens there.

Our environment – students publish one tip about looking after the environment – it could be anything from turning the lights off to recycling water.

My favourite activity/game – students talk or write about one of their favourite pastimes, hobbies or toys.

My favourite website – students talk or write about their favourite website. Why do you like it? What can you do on this website?

What project idea do you like the best? Vote now!

What is your favourite project idea?
Our country
Our environment
Our school
My favourite activity/game
My favourite website

Results from the voting will be posted next Monday!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

America: Richie's Lunch

¡Buenos dias!  My name is Richie and this is my delicious lunch. In my lunch, I have a yummy chicken sandwich on toasted wheat bread, juicy apples, and a bottled water.

Do you ever have a sandwich on toasted bread?
Do you have any questions about my lunch?

Monday, May 3, 2010

Australia: Riley's Lunch

Here is Riley from 2KM with his lunch order.

At Leopold Primary School we have a wonderful healthy canteen. To get a lunch order or a snack order, you have to write your order on a paper bag and the lunch order monitors take it to the canteen in the morning. The monitors then pick up the orders at lunch time.

Do you ever have a lunch order?
What do you have?

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Australia: Charlotte's lunch

Selamat Pagi! Here is Charlotte's lunch. She has jelly (jello for you Americans), a banana, an apple, a vegemite and cheese roll and some chocolate biscuits.

We learn Indonesian at school. Selamat Pagi is "good morning" in Indonesian. Do you know where Indonesia is?

What is your favourite fruit?

America: Caleb's Lunch

Ia ora na  (Yur•ona) That's hello in Tahitian!

My name is Caleb. In my lunch I have Cheez-It crackers, graham crackers, a Fruit-by-the-foot snack, yogurt, and my favorite chow mein noodles from Pick-up Sticks.

How do you like my lunch?

America: Jaxon's Lunch

Bonjour! My name is Jaxon and for lunch I have a scrumptious steak sandwich, red grapefruit, an apple, two chocoloate-chip cookies, and a water. Something that is funny is that I had steak and a bun in separate containers,  and had to asemble my sandwich at school so the bun would not get soggy.

What do you think of my lunch and my sandwich assembly idea?

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

America: Ayush's Lunch

I have a healthy ham sandwich, some ripe juicy strawberries, and some refreshing Gatorade!

How do you like my lunch?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

America: Gal's Lunch

In Gal's lunch is a healthy turkey sandwich with lettuce, cheesy goldfish crackers, juicy orange sixths, and a water to drink. Joey is enjoying a cracker as well!

How many food groups does Gal have in her lunch?
(fruit, vegetables, grains/cereals, dairy, meat/protein)
Leave a comment and tell us!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Australia: Lachlan's Lunch

Here is Lachlan from 2KM talking about his lunch. He has two lettuce and tomato sandwiches, sultanas, an apricot muesli bar, a cheese and biscuit snack pack, a banana, a kiwi fruit and a drink of water.

How many food groups does Lachlan have in his lunch (fruit, vegetables, grains/cereals, dairy, meat/protein)? Leave a comment and tell us!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Australia: Healthy Day Books

This week 2KM were given a challenge to create a Healthy Day Book where they had to include healthy foods from the five food groups
  • meats and protein
  • fruits
  • vegetables
  • dairy
  • grains and cereals
If you eat from all of these food groups you will get all the important vitamins and nutrients you need and have the energy to get the most out of each day!

Here is Sophie reading her book.

Did Sophie have something out of all five food groups on her "healthy day?" Leave a comment and tell us!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

America: Anais' Lunch

Bon Jour!
In my lunch, I have some sour grapes, some juicy jicama that I learned about from Mr. Yollis, some crunchy Ritz crackers and a sweet apple.

If you have any questions, please ask me in the comment section!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

America: Mr. Yollis Buys a Jicama!

What is this?


Someone thought it was a potato.

Another thought it was mushroom. 

Maybe it is a squash?


What is it?

jicama [hee - kuh - muh, or hik - uh- muh]
the crisp, white-fleshed, edible tuber of a Central American climbing plant of the pea family (Pachyrhizus erosus, family Leguminosae), cultivated since pre-Columbian times and used esp. in Mexican cooking.

Everyone took a sample.

Who wants more?

Mrs. Yollis had to cut the remaining sticks into fractions.

Here are some thoughts from the tasters:

It's crunchy and reminded me of salad.

I like the taste of jicama because my mom gave it to me once before and I love it!

I loved it! Where did you get it?

It tastes like lettuce.

It was surprisingly juicy!

It's not my cup of tea.
(And that's okay. Everyone has different taste buds.)

I liked it a lot and it reminded me of when I've tried it with Mexican food.

It taste like carrots.

It so good, I need to hang out with it more often!

It's the best vegetable in the world!

I thought it tasted like a mixture of lettuce, pear, and apple!

I like the first taste, but not the aftertaste.

Surprisingly, it taste like an Indian vegetable that looks a lot like jicama.

It's amazing! More please!

It really is my cup of tea.

Jicama is really juicy and sweet!

To me, it taste like a fruit because it's so juicy and sweet.

It's so good, I'm definitely going to get it at the store!


Jicama is available in the produce section of a supermarket!

Thank you, Mr. Yollis, for introducing us to a new, healthy snack!

Have you ever eaten jicama?

Do you like to try new foods?

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Happy Holidays from 2KM

Today is the last day of Term One for 2KM. We have two weeks holidays and will be back on Monday 12th April.

Happy Easter everyone from Miss McGeady and 2KM!

Leave a comment! Do you celebrate Easter? What do you do?

Australia: Zoe's Lunch

Here is Zoe from 2KM talking about her lunch. She has a wholemeal sandwich with ham, cheese and sauce, some cherry tomatoes and some fruit salad.

Do you like the sound of Zoe's lunch? Leave a comment and let her know!

America: Sam's Lunch

Here is Sam talking about his lunch. He has delicious Chinese noodles, apple slices, Pringles, and refreshing water. Click to hear Sam tell you about his lunch. 

Do you have any questions or comments for Sam?

America: Mrs. Yollis' Lunch

Here is Mrs. Yollis talking about her lunch. She has delicious leftover pasta and grilled shrimp, creamy peach yogurt, and a glass of water. Click to listen to her describe her lunch!

Please leave a comment if you have any question for Mrs. Yollis.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

2KM Bakes Bread

Today 2KM's Student Teacher Mr Shiell showed our class how to make bread with a bread maker.

Check out the presentation below to find out the procedure for breadmaking.

Making your own food is great!

Have you ever made bread or any other foods before? Do you have any questions about breadmaking. Leave us a comment!

America: Kayla's Lunch

Here is Kayla's lunch from Mrs. Yollis' class. She has rice that contains: garlic, parsley, mint, basil, Chavez. In addition, her lunch also has: crunchy fish, juicy apples, sliced oranges, and yummy onion rings.
Click on the play button to listen to Kayla describing her lunch.

Do you have any questions or comments for Kayla?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Australia: Sophie's Vegie Garden

Yesterday Ashleigh and Zoe from 2KM went to Sophie's house after school to help her make a vegie garden in her backyard.

Sophie's dad Mark is a landscaper so he knew exactly what to do.

Mark made a box out of wood for the vegie patch. They had to dig up some dirt to put in the box and then add some horse poo. Next they planted their vegies. They planted carrots, broccoli, lettuce and honey snap peas. The last thing they had to do was water their new vegies.

Hopefully the vegies will grow soon so Sophie and her family can enjoy some delicious produce!

America: Kendall's Lunch

Here is Kendall's lunch from Mrs. Yollis' class. She has crunchy carrots, creamy hummus, a yummy salami sandwich, an Oats and Honey Granola bar, a healthy banana, and some yellow banana chips. For a drink, she has cold water in her thermos.

Click on the play button to listen to Kendall describing her lunch.

Please leave a question or comment for Kendall!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

A Collaboration Quote

I read this quote by George Bernard Shaw on Ozge Karaoglu's blog and I thought it would be great to share with everyone on Collaboration Corner. George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright (writer of plays) who died in 1950.

The quote goes...

“If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.” George Bernard Shaw

What do you think this quote means?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Australia: Ashleigh's Lunch

Here is Ashleigh from 2KM talking about her lunch. She has a salad sandwich, a chocolate marshmallow Santa, some mini choc-chip biscuits, a cheese stick and fruit strings.

Click on the play button to listen to Ashleigh describing her lunch.

Leave a comment if you have any comments or questions about Ashleigh's lunch!

Monday, March 15, 2010

America: Jollene's Lunch

Here is a video of Jollene's lunch. She has a delicious salad, crunchy cucumbers and carrots, and a strawberry Capri Sun for a drink.

Do you have any questions or comments for Jollene?

America: Scarlet's Lunch

Here is Scarlet's lunch box post! Click on the play button to listen to Scarlet from America talking about her lunch.


Do you have any questions or comments for Scarlet?

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Australians Try Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches!

Last week, Clancy did a post about his lunch which included a peanut butter sandwich. Trent's mum, Mrs Adler, told us that peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are popular in America. Some people call them PB&Js! No one in 2KM had tried this combination before and although it sounded "interesting", we decided to give it a try! It is good to try new foods!

In Australia we call jelly, jam. Jelly is a dessert that Americans call jello. It gets confusing doesn't it!

First we had to find out exactly how to make a good peanut butter and jelly sandwich. This video explained it all.

How to Make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich -- powered by eHow.com

Next we made our sandwiches....

.... and had a taste!

Thumbs up or thumbs down? What did you think of the American sandwich?

We did a survey and made a pie graph to show our results.

Let's see if this poll is similar. What do you think of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches?
Vote now!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Australia's Growing Gardens

Last week 2KM loved reading about Americans who grow their own fruit and veggies!

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Eating healthy begins with making healthy food choices.

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Here are some students from 2KM who are growing fruit or vegetables at home.


Tom and his family grow zucchinis, capsicums, squash and tomatoes.

They also have some chickens which lay eggs. Tom likes eating boiled eggs. Eggs are a healthy source of protein!

Here are some pictures of Tom in his backyard. What a great veggie patch!



This is a letter from Bianca to Miss McGeady...

"Dear Miss McGeady, This is a picture of our tree. It is ten years old. It's a blood plum and white peach tree fruit tree. To grow a tree like this you need a blood plum seed and white peach seed and graft them together. Then you have your fruit and this is what it looks like and it tastes yummy!"

Miss McGeady tried one of these fruits and she agreed. It was delicious!

*** Email Miss McGeady if you have any more photos or information to add to this post! ***

Edible Birthday Bouquet!

Students in America are allowed to bring a healthy treat to school to share on their birthdays. 

On Tuesday, Jaxon brought in a fabulous fruit spray to celebrate her birthday! What a beautiful snack!

Strawberries, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, pineapple, and grapes were used to create a bouquet!

Everyone pulled out a fruit stick!

There was plenty of fruit for snacking all day!

Thank you, Jaxon, for the beautifully delicious snack!
What a unique idea!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Australia: Clancy's Lunch

Listen to Clancy from 2KM talking about his lunch. He has a peanut butter sandwich, an apple, a LCM bar, some fruit ropes and some green grapes.

Leave a comment for Clancy and tell him what you think about his lunch!

America: Trent's Lunch

Here is Trent's lunch box post! Click on the play button to listen to Trent from America talking about his lunch.

  • bagel with cream cheese
  • Pringle chips
  • strawberries
  • granola bar
  • drinkable strawberry yogurt.
Please leave a comment for Trent! What do you think of his lunch?

Friday, March 5, 2010

Do Americans eat beetroot?

Miss McGeady commented on Ben's salad lunch post and told Ben that she likes to eat beetroot in her salad. Ben replied and said "I was wondering what is a beetroot? Is is like a red beet that we have in America?"

This is the beetroot that many Australian's love to eat...

It comes in a can and is very tasty in sandwiches, salads and hamburgers.

Beetroot is a root vegetable that is low in fat and high in fibre.

You can also eat raw beetroot (which is probably better for you) however canned beetroot is most popular in Australia for it's sweet taste.

Do Americans eat beetroot like this?

How do you like to eat your beetroot?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

America: Ben's Salad Lunch

Here is Ben's lunch box post! Click on the play button to listen to Ben from Mrs. Yollis' class talking about his lunch.

Leave a comment if you have any questions or comments about Ben's lunch!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

America: Sydney's Geometric Lunch!

Here is Sydney's lunch box post! Click on the play button to listen to Sydney from Mrs. Yollis' class talking about her lunch.

Leave a comment if you have any questions or comments about Sydney's lunch!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Australia: Bianca's Lunch

Here is Bianca's lunch box post! Click on the play button to listen to Bianca from 2KM talking about her lunch.

Leave a comment if you have any questions or comments about Bianca's lunch!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Growing Gardens!

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Eating healthy begins with making healthy food choices.

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Miss McGeady asked if anyone in Mrs. Yollis' class grows their own vegetables or fruit. 

I sent an email out to parents, and it turns out that Trent, Caleb, and our friend, Mrs. Ranney, all enjoy growing their own food to eat!

Trent's garden


 In the lower front portion on the
left is squash, in the middle back is lettuce, in front of that is a patch
of carrots.  The right lower portion has five different types of tomatoes.

Our most prized portion though is the upper tier.  It is filled with our
artichokes.  You can see that they grow in big bushes and the chokes growout of them.  We like to steam them and eat the leaves, but the best part is the heart.  Our dog, Dodger, even likes to the eat the leaves too.

We have had up to 45 artichokes growing at the same time!

If you leave them too long, they go to flower.  The flower is so beautiful
though that we let a few go every season just to see the gorgeous purple

Artichokes a plenty! 


An artichoke that was allowed to flower. 


Mrs. Ranney's garden! 


 Here is Mrs. Ranney's garden from last year. She grew eggplant, tomatoes, cucumbers, cantaloupe, broccoli, lettuce, Swiss chard, zucchini and yellow squash, onions, radishes, carrots, nasturtiums (edible), and some other flowers to help ward off pests.


Caleb's fruit trees and garden!

Caleb and his family grow lettuce, squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, strawberries, onions, carrots, artichokes, beans, lemons, oranges, limes, and a ton of different herbs.

Towering tomatoes...coming soon!

Do you grow some of your own food?

Please send Mrs. Yollis or Miss McGeady a photo from your garden!

Let's keep this garden post growing!

America: Kate's Lunch

Here is Mrs. Yollis' first lunch box post! Click on the play button to listen to Kate talking about her lunch.

Leave a comment if you have any questions or comments about Kate's lunch!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Australia: Brooke's Lunch

Here is 2KM's first lunch box post! Click on the play button to listen to Brooke talking about her lunch.

Leave a comment if you have any questions or comments about Brooke's lunch!

Friday, February 26, 2010

More American Brainfood!

Everyone is getting hooked on brainfood!

groovy grapes 


Kayla and Kate like kucumbers...I mean cucumbers!


appetizing apples


bountiful blueberries


crunchy carrots


the orange orange


perfect plum


Are any of these fruits popular brainfoods in Australia?