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September 2011

Friday 30th September: This morning we held a Macmillan Coffee Morning - thank you very much to everyone who came! We raised £325.69!

Thursday 29th September: This morning we all did baking for the coffee morning tomorrow. Jennifer baked with P1, 2 and 3 and the older ones did it by themselves.
baking bakingbaking bakingicing
Tuesday 27th September: We had a busy day today; first thing Mrs Skinley, Shetland's Road Safety Officer, came to give the older ones lights for their bikes, later Mrs Balfour came to check our toothbrushing and paint our teeth and then in the afternoon Mr Edwards, our QIO, came for his termly visit.
Friday 23rd September: Our week of being the focus for our quadblogging quad ended today; we have enjoyed reading all the comments we have received on our post. This week we reached a new record for the number of visitors to the blog in one day - 191! Over a quarter of our readers come from outside the U.K. Next week we will be commenting on Cyberkids Room 16's blog; they are from a school in Auckland, New Zealand.
Wednesday 21st September: This morning we thought we had better start harvesting our cereals as the weather forecast said that gales were coming.
harvesting cereals sheaves
This afternoon we started work on our entries for the Shetland Wool Week "Future of Wool" Art Competition; there are some great ideas!
Tuesday 20th September: This morning Steven invited us to the Chapel to see the underfloor heating that Marina and he are putting in; he explained to us how it worked and what still needs to be done before it is finished. We are lucky to be able to visit regularly whilst we are doing our Energy Project!

heating pipeslooking at heating

Monday 19th September: Today we had a big tidy up of the garden and harvested the last of the lettuces.
gardening gardening picking lettuces
Friday 16th September: Today everyone posted to the blog - we are starting quadblogging next week and we are the first school in focus - we knew that the schools in New Zealand and Australia are 11 hours ahead of us and would be working when we are still in bed so we put things up ready for them to read. Please come to the blog and find our quadblogging partners in the blog roll - it would be great if you could visit them too!
Wednesday 14th September: Today we had Shetland's probationary teachers visit us for the day. They came to learn about Glow and how we use it. They were very complimetary about how confident the children were and what good teachers they made!
Monday 12th September; This morning P3 and older watched The Rot Box - this is about an upcoming BBC4 programme which is being filmed in Edinburgh Zoo. We learned about how maggots and microbes and how important they are to help the world get rid of its rubbish.

Friday 9th September: Everyone decided to they wanted to go outside for after school club today - some people tried tennis and some invented a human bowling game using the zipline!
tennis bowling
Wednesday 7th September: Today we had our power off all day whilst the overhead cables in parts of Burravoe were switched to underground ones. We had all brought extra jumpers but it was a warm day and we managed very well. Elsie made us a picnic for lunch and we chose where we wanted to eat it!
eating picnic eating picnic
Tuesday 6th September: Today Steven invited us to go and see how he is insulating the Old Chapel and to talk about the alternative energy sources they are going to use. Afterwards we walked down to the Old Haa to see Nicholas Barnham's pictures and Frances Wilson's pottery in the gallery.
Monday 5th September: We were really pleased with how we got on with our veggies; we managed a first prize for our cauliflower and for our lettuce and got some 2nds and 3rds as well. Some of the children entered other classes as individuals and won prizes for baking, art and knitting so well done to them!
lettuce cauliflower
Friday 2nd September: Today we harvested some of our veggies from the school garden ready to enter into Yell Show. It hasn't been a great year for gardening and some things need more time but we dug up some of our heritage tatties and other veg. We have to count and weigh our tattie crop as part of our Crofting Connections work - some of them were very small!
tatties Yell Show entries
Thursday 1st September: Today we learned who our partners are to be when we start quadblogging - they are schools in Victoria, Australia; Bradford in England and Auckland, NZ. We discovered that Magnie, our class pet has met the Auckland Schools classpet when he visited New Zealand - it is a very small world! Check out the children's Glow blog to learn more!


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