Thursday, March 5, 2009

Aboriginal Australians

We have been learning about Aboriginal people.
Aboriginal people call Ayers Rock Uluru. They eat nectar from flowers. They make dishes themselves. They have a bright red fruit called a mangata. They eat honey ants.


Miss Signal said...

Well done on your first blog post. You have taught me some great things - thank you! I will be sharing your blog with my class.

Miss S.

dragonsinger57 said...

Well done - It's good to see some other 7 year olds writing for blogs.

I will add yours to the blogs my Y3&4's should read.

Ms F

Room 9 said...

Wow! They eat ants... I thought only anteaters ate ants! I wonder what they taste like? ... Crunchy?

Little Voices, Little Scholars. said...

You have chosen a good topic to study. There must be a lot of interesting things to learn about the Aboriginal people.
Keep up the good work!

Mrs She Pt England School.

Dave MacLean - Elementary School Principal exploring pedagogy, technology and the odd educational epiphany. said...

Hey from the twitter world. Miss Signal has asked us to post a comment. I really like the fact that 7 year olds are taking the step into the blogsphere.

Where I am from Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada our aboriginal population is called First Nations people. They also have different names for many of the landforms in our lives.

This is what makes our world a richer place.

I am a principal of an elementary school that also has 7 year olds. One of my gr. 2/3 classes is on ePals and I bet they would love to hook up with you guys.

Email me if you are interested:

keep up the good posts.

NZWaikato said...

Room Six - I think that we know of a blog that might help. Mr Lamshed's Class in Adelaide have students who can answer questions about Aboriginal students. We networked with them about this last year and again at the start of this year we helped them with Mihi. You can contact them through our blog or at
Mr Webb and Room 8, Melville Intermediate, Hamilton, New Zealand.

Dave Winter said...

Hi Room 6 £ worked with an aborigine and he had the most amazing sense of direction and understanding of landscape. He was 9 very nice man.

tasteach said...

G'day Cyber Kids,
Did you know there is a big grub that aborigines also love to eat? I wonder if you can find a picture of the witchetty grub?

MrWoody said...

I walked on Uluru then found out afterwards it was culturally inappropriate - whoops!
The Olgas, nearby, were even more beautiful

Jane Nicholls said...

I had quite a few Aboriginal children in my class in Perth and we had a good time exploring dream time stories. Have you read the one about the snake who swallowed the sun?

Boogie-O said...

Great stuff Cyberkids! I enjoyed reading your blog and look forward to reading more. Keep up the good work!

Becca said...

cool! That's facinating! I wonder how they make their dishes?

Adam said...

That's a very interesting fact that they eat nectar from flowers! Good work!

Sanaya said...

wow that is really amazing I never knew such a thing like that. I never knew that they eat nector from flowers. Thank You very much it is relly intresting.