It’s official – our new pet for 2018 is a penguin!
In the tradition we began last year, I have named him Pinguino which is Italian for “penguin”.
Don't forget to feed him - he gets hungry!
Get your 2018 Blogging Challenge badge:
Right click on this site to grab your badge and “open in a new tab”. Follow these instructions to add your badge to the sidebar. Have your blog open ready in another tab.
Leaving your post URL:
Next, visit this post on leaving your post URL rather than your blog URL and read it carefully.
Underneath this, it gives advice on writing posts and how to create links in your text as I have done above.
Hi. Coco and Lola here.
Tasmania is a very beautiful island and is home to the Tasmanian devil and the Tasmanian Tigers (the Thylacines). They were the biggest marsupials in Australia but they are now extinct. Some of our other native animals are the wombat, the pademelon and the platypus. Here is a link to a site where you can find out more about these animals.
We were wondering what some of your island animals are?
One of our native plants is a tea tree. (It got its because Captain Cook used the leaves to make a ‘tea’ drink).
What are some of your island plants we would like to know?
We have a big mountain called Mount Wellington and in winter people go up it to ski. We have a great bush scenery and are famous for our amazing National Parks.
Here is a YouTube clip showing some of our famous places to visit.
Tasmania has lovely bush and scenery. Wineglass bay on the east coast is a beautiful beach and people come from all around the world to see it. It is part of Freycinet National Park.
Tasmania Is home to the Tasmanian devil, and was home to the Tasmanian tiger which is now extinct. The Tasmanian tiger was the biggest marsupial but it is now extinct. The last Tasmanian tiger was called Benjamin but it was, surprisingly, a girl.
In Australia more people die surfing than they die from shark attacks every year.
Hobart is the capital city of Tasmania. Our school is close to the city and is the third oldest school in the country. Tasmania was originally used for convicts brought from England. Some convicts had only stolen a loaf of bread to try and feed their families. The history of Tasmania is very interesting.
During our holidays I had a teacher contact me from a very small school on Put-in-Bay, Ohio- an island in Lake Erie, USA. She only has one 2nd grader (Miyah) and one 3rd grader (Emma) among others, who would love to have someone read their blogs and comment.
As we also live on an island, which belongs to a larger island, (Australia is classified as a continent and an island), our first blogging task is to also write a post about life on our island. You are to include at least one picture and perhaps a short YouTube clip (past bloggers only for this).
I would then like you to read the posts on Island Life (on the sites listed below) and choose at least one to leave a comment. You are to leave your blog URL in your comment.
Miyah’s blog: http://miyahpib28.edublogs.org/
Elia’s blog: http://eliaspib26.edublogs.org/
Mia’s blog: http://miapib26.edublogs.org/
Emma’s blog: http://emmapib27.edublogs.org/