Thanks to Mr. Ross Mannell, retired teacher and blog post commenter extraordinaire, we took part in a drawing on his blog called Extended Comments for Students.
Our comment was the second one here on his post about bilbies. Lucky number 2 was drawn, matching our comment in the second position, so we won this packet of surprises from Australia. We will be excited to learn all about these interesting animals next school term. You can see the items we will get for our classroom in the picture below.
Finally, we have all said good-bye to Stanleys belonging to Mrs. Howlin’s class and shipped them back to New South Wales. We had lots of fun with them. They were kept busy here in Iowa. Here are a few photos of their adventures, plus a special video for Jorja.
Checking out the compost pile, which includes compostable plastic.
On the neighbor's swing set
Grace with Jorja's and Meghan with Angus' Flat Stanleys