Letter from Canada Part 3- Seasons

This is an autumn photo of our school while we were having a cricket clinic. The weather was beautiful.

This is an autumn photo of our school while we were having a cricket clinic. The weather was beautiful.

We love the four seasons and they feel very different! Our winter starts in December, and it is COLD! This winter it was -40 degrees Celsius a lot! When it is that cold out, we have to stay inside for recess because we can get frostbite. When you breathe in
and out, you can see your breath in the air because it is so cold! In the winter we like to
build snowmen (and women!) and make snow angels and drink hot chocolate. Sometimes we
even have snow days where we don’t go to school because no one can get out of their
driveways! What is your winter like? We have Christmas during our winter – is your
Christmas in your summer? This winter we went to the Royal Botanical Gardens to learn
about animals that hibernate in the winter! We are sending you a picture of it! Have you
ever had snow?

Our winter starts in June. It gets cold but there is no snow. Sometimes it is sunny and sometimes it rains. We don’t have any snow days but we have wet-day timetables when we have to stay inside at lunch time and recess because it is too wet and muddy outside. (by Max)

In Spring, our flowers start to grow and our birds come back (they migrate south for
the cold winter months). As soon as we see tulips bloom, we know Spring is on its way! We
get a lot of rain in Spring too! We plant our flowers and go to the park to play because even
though it is only about 10 degrees Celsius, it feels really warm because the winter has been
so cold! We run around and play at recess and enjoy the sun! It is officially Spring now, and
tomorrow we have “Jump Rope for Heart” so we have been practicing our skipping. Do you
do Jump Rope for Heart too?

We know when it is Spring because the Sky is clear and the flowers start to come out. It feels hot because winter has just been. We haven’t done Jump Rope for Heart at our school but we do have the same program in Australia. (by Kingston)

In Summer, we don’t have school! We have popsicles and freezies and ice cream. It is
hot and humid here. It’s usually about 30 degrees Celsius and then with humidity it feels a
lot hotter! The trees are in full bloom and our grass finally looks green and healthy. Some
of us get to go to cottages on the lake. What is your summer like? Does it get really hot?
What do you do to cool off?

Our summer months are December to February. In summer we have hot days when it gets up to 40 degrees Celsius. We eat popsticks and have cold drinks. We love to swim in summer in pools or at the beach. (by Aaron)

In Fall, the leaves change colour and then they all fall off. We rake them in piles and
jump in them for fun! It starts to get colder. What is your Fall like? We also like Fall
because of Halloween! Here is a picture from our Delhi newspaper of a tractor on a field in
Fall! (There are lots of farms in Delhi!)

It is autumn time right now in Berwick, Australia. It is sometimes quite hot and sometimes cold. When it is breakfast time in the afternoon it is warm. Our leaves change colour and we get windy days that blow them everywhere. (by Elizabeth)

Brody, Aaron, Max, Elizabeth and Kingston

Letter from Canada Part 5 – Questions

Kyra, Alex, Josh, Bella, Joshua,

Here are some more questions we have for you:
1. What are your names? (Ours are Adele, Joshua, Neely, Mason, Alexis, Lexie, Gracie
and Miss Sabourin)
2. What was the hottest day there and how hot was it?

The hottest day in Berwick was 42 degrees Celsius (by Alex)
3. What was the coldest day and how cold was it?
We are not sure of the temperature of the coldest day but our temperatures rarely get below zero. Some mornings we will have a frost and the temperatures will drop to -4 but that is very cold for us.

4. What kind of trees do you have?

The trees that we have are Eucalyptus, Melaleuca, Callitris, Mangroves and lots of others. Acacia trees are yellow wattle trees and the color of our sports uniforms for the Olympics

5. What kind of flowers do you have there?

Our flowers includes violets, roses, daisy, tulips poppies and daffodils. (by Kyra)
6. What kind of equipment do you have on your playground? (We have a big climber – we
will show you a picture of it! We call it the Spider Web and play tag on it at recess!)

In our playground we have monkey bars, slides, poles, stairs, ladders, a balancing thingy and climbing things. We have 4 playgrounds , one for the Preps, one for grade 1 and 2, one for grade 3 and 4 and one for grade 5 and 6. And we have 2 big ovals and 2 basketball courts. (by Joshua)
7. What games do you like to play?

We like to play crocodile, minecraft, forty forty, and 2 Square (by Josh)
8. What sports do you play?

Our favorite sports are soccer and aussie rules football . (by Josh)

9. What special holidays do you celebrate?

The holidays we celebrate are Christmas, Easter, Chinese New Year, Anzac Day and sometimes Halloween. (by Bella)

Do you have any questions for us? Our teacher told us you were learning about
transportation. Do you have any questions for us about gransportation in Delhi or our
nearby cities?
We can’t WAIT to hear from you! We even made a class chart to record some of the new
information we will learn!

Your e-pals from the other side of the world,

The Grade 1/2 class at Delhi Public School