Thursday, December 18, 2008

A wonderful nativity play

Our Room 4 senior friends directed a fine nativity play. They helped us to make the puppets. They coached us to be the narrators and they showed us how to operate the puppets. The play was so good that the audience needed a second showing. Take a bow senior friends and thank you so much!

Champion Wiki Watcher for 2008

Mrs. Stedman presented Samantha with her prize today for being top wiki watcher for the year. Congratulations to you Samantha and a great big thank you to Mrs. Stedman for leading us on a great adventure.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Sean is a champion

I went to the Black Caps West Indies International test. I played in the lunch break. At tea time I went to get my bat signed. I felt so proud.
By Sean

Monday, December 15, 2008

Trip to Whare flat

What fun we had on our tramp today. It rained and rained and our feet got wet but what an adventure!  We climbed up through the bush until we found an old tunnel. Then we made our way back to the camp for a barbeque. After eating we played games and sang songs. We were very tired when we climbed back into the buses. And as usual Room 9 continued to shine all day. Well done super trampers!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Entertaining our elderly friends

Today we entertained our elderly friends. Here we are singing with Room 10. Soon it will be our turn to play our recorders again. As usual we are shining!

Monday, December 8, 2008

What a lot we know!

We have now finished our "What is under the ground?" unit. What a lot we have found out. Some of us have thought of new questions.  Learning is great fun.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

A famous conductor visits our assembly

It was great to have Daniel as  conductor for our assembly item. We played our guitars and recorders. We shared our facts from our research questions and then we showed our clay dinosaurs. Room 9 you certainly know how to shine!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Clever Clay Dinosaurs

We studied pictures before we made our clay dinosaurs. We had to study pictures again before we painted our dinosaurs. Room 9 you just keep on shining!

Hooray we're swimming again

We have begun swimming again. Aren't we lucky to have a swimming pool at our school!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Inquiry Learning is the best!

We all found a question to investigate. We searched and searched for answers. When we had enough information we published our work. They look great. Now we will share our questions and answers with the class. We might even share them at assembly next week. Gosh we shine!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

What Fun We Had!

A bouncy castle came to school

Today as a special treat the school council organised for a bouncy castle to visit for the day. Room 9 had half an hour just before lunch. It was exhausting!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

"Look Samuel, that's me!" said Toni.

While Samuel was visiting Room 9 we shared our "Room 9 you shine blog with him. 

Big Buddies came to visit

Today Christie, Samuel and Rebecca came to visit Room 9. Rebecca is watching as Amber replies to her Pinehill School email pal. Amber is telling Sujata all about her highland dancing.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Dazzling Dinosaurs

What a great effort everyone!

You're a champion Saylah

Saylah was chosen as "The Star of the Week," at after school care. Well done! You shine all the time!

Taieri A and P Show

Outram School will have an entry in the Taieri Show in January. Our theme is trees. On this display board can be seen different techniques that were used throughout the school. Holly, Samantha and Toni were chosen to have their art work included. Well done girls. Why not go to the show and place a vote for Outram School. 

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Let's make a dinosaur

Today Mrs. Simpson showed us how to roll, pinch and shape clay so that we could make dinosaurs. Our dinosaurs are waiting to go into the kiln. They are terrific.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Graphic Organizers

We are learning to use graphic organizers. A double bubble map helps us to compare and contrast. Well done Daniel, Rylee, Britney and Jasen.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Max visits from Brisbane

Jordan's friend Max from Brisbane came to visit us on Friday. He said, "Room 9 is really fun and cool." We hope you come again soon Max. 

Thursday, November 13, 2008

More Outram Sprinters

We continue to shine in Room 9. Jaden, Lily and Amber all scored 60/60 for the Year 3 Outram Sprint. Gosh, soon you will be ready to try a Year 4 sprint. What clever children.

Zac's Dinosaur Egg!

Yesterday I put water on to my dinosaur egg. Now I will wait for the egg to crack. I wonder what type of dinosaur will come out.
By Zac

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Athletics at Memorial Park

We had a wonderful day at Memorial park with perfect weather. Macy got third in the sprint. Holly, Jordan, Cheyenne, Saylah, Devon and Sean were in the finals for the push throw event. Look at the terrific technique of the seven year old boys.

Clever Caleb

I have completed all my 1 to 12 times tables on Timez Attack. I feel really great about it. Now the school will have to buy the full version with the dungeon, the robot and the dragon.
By Caleb

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Prehistoric Song

We have learned a song about dinosaurs.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Mmmmm that looks interesting!

"I am sure I can see a tiny insect in this piece of amber," said Saylah.  "Let's see if we can see it better with the dinoscope. I wonder how an insect got inside the amber?

Friday, October 31, 2008

Extra for Experts

Today Matthew and Zac shared their Extra for Experts research into dinosaurs. Matthew wondered why there are no dinosaurs still alive. He is going to find the answer to this and he will be able to tell you soon. Zac brought a dinosaur egg that will hatch in the classroom! I hope it will be friendly.

Champion Outram Sprinters

Every Friday we have an Outram Sprint maths test of basic facts. Rylee got all correct on the Year 3 test. Sean got all correct on the Year 4 test even though he is only a Year 2 student! What shining stars!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A fossil expedition

What a huge ammonite we saw at the museum. Imagine seeing this in the ocean!
We all went on a fossil hunt! We climbed on the bus and spent the day at the Otago Museum. What fun we had. We even made a Hollyosaurus fossil and a Calebosaurus fossil to bring back to Room 9 where we continue to shine!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Real Fossils! Wow!

We looked at some real fossils.  We had so many questions.  I wonder where....?  I wonder why...? I wonder how....?  I wonder who.....?  I wonder what.....? Can you see the veins on the leaves children? 

How do dinosaurs become fossils?

Today we talked about how we thought a fossil might form. To help us understand we sequenced a series of pictures that told the story. We can now all tell you how it happens. Watch us shine!

Magic Stitches

Every Tuesday lunchtime Emma goes to the Magic Stitches group with Mrs. Simpson. She has just finished this brilliant wall hanging. You are shining Emma!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

A huge jigsaw puzzle

What fun we had in the Allen Centre today. Mrs Steadman found us a huge jigsaw puzzle showing how the world was formed. We worked with co-operation and dedication until it was finished. We all love going to the Allen Centre. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tremendous Trees

Our trees are terrific. Look at the trunks and those strong branches! We worked hard to make our trunks look rounded. Great work Mitchell, Toni and Holly.

Art work for the Taieri Show

Our school is going to display art at the Taieri Show. Today Mrs. Simpson helped us to have a really good look at trees. 

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Successful teaching!

Well done Seals reading group!   You have taught the whole class how to make these folded flowers.

Some of us became teachers today

The Seals reading group read a Junior Journal article about making flowers. They had to carefully follow the instructions. Today they each taught a group their new skill. Here is Jasen being the teacher.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

What is under our feet?

We are wondering what is under the ground. Already Tessa knows that there might be limestone and bones. Start investigating and see what you can find.

New Goals for New Term

Last term we leant how to achieve goals. We are making new goals for the new term. What is your new goal Lily?

Monday, October 13, 2008

Get set! Go!

Today we raced into the new term!  It was very good to be back together again. We had our first athletics session and learnt how to do a sprint start. Saylah and Cheyenne are waiting to hear "Go." Well done girls!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Successful Circuit Construction

Come and watch our construction session!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Super Circuit Success

Today we spent a long time building structures to hold a circuit. Everyone managed to get their light to work. Saylah has built a house. Can you see her shining light?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

If at first you don't succeed, try and try again

We all know how to make a circuit. Now we are having a technology challenge. What can we build with a circuit in it? I wonder what Macy is making. 

Monday, September 22, 2008

Flower Show Champions

Jasen and Holly both got a first place in the Flower Show with their crayon batik spring flowers. Come and see the beautiful flowers in Room 9.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Farewell to Wal

We have had a splendid week with Wal. He is wearing his new backpack which is full of letters for our Pinehill penpals.  Shalom Wal.