Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Today in library time Mrs Steadman presented Caleb with his published story. This book can now be borrowed from the library. Remember to issue it properly. Well done Caleb and thank you so much Mrs Steadman. We talked about how we need to carefully proof read our stories before they can be published. Samantha, Holly and Tessa are now busily proof reading their stories . I wonder if this is how Bill Peet started off as a writer.
Friday, August 22, 2008
This morning we joined with Room 7 for a very special medal ceremony. Fourteen children from Room 9 climbed up on to the podium to receive their medals. These children had persevered for two weeks to achieve their goal. Jaden is now an expert at his 2x 5x and 10x tables. What is your next goal Jaden? We still have some children working at their goals. Keep persevering so that you will be ready for the medal ceremony next Friday.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Samantha and Devon have changed the way they hold their pencil and now have the driver finger in the right place. Jasen has worked hard to write neatly in his story book and Lily has been able to increase the speed of her story writing. You are champions you amazing goal achievers!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Today I finished my goal. I didn't think I could make it. I said my 3x and 4x tables in less than 30 seconds. I feel so great.
Jaden also achieved his goal. He zoomed through the 2x, 5x and 10x tables. Yesterday he couldn't get through in the right time but today he got there easily. If at first you don't succeed, try and try again. Well done boys you persevered well.
Here's a Quiz for you
Have a hunt in our blog comments and you will find a quiz waiting for you. Try to answer the questions before you look at the answers. Thank you Verna for the quiz.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Eight children have now achieved their goals. Well done! Some children have found that if at first you don't succeed, you need to try and try again. These challenge booklets are all about perseverance and dedication. Keep at it Room 9 and you will shine!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
On Thursday we were shown that dreams can come true. Our panel of experts told us how they did it. We heard that it was possible to become:-
- a registered nurse
- a half marathon walker
- a member of the Otago Women's Rugby Team
- a runner who ran for New Zealand
- a writer who had a book published
We heard about the steps they took to achieve their goals. It was hard work and it took a lot of perseverance and dedication. But when they achieved their goal it was unbelievable! Keep reaching for the stars Room 9.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Each Friday morning something remarkable happens at Outram School. Room 9 join with their Year 7/8 buddies for a shared session. Often we play games. Recently we have been concentrating on ball skills. What is remarkable is the gentle mentoring that occurs from the big buddies and the trust and the delight shown by the little buddies. What great role models our seniors are!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
We have been working very hard at our individual goals. Every day we practice them and then we record our progress in our challenge booklets. Some of us will need the two weeks to achieve our goal while others might finish tomorrow. Devon is making sure he has the correct hold on his pencil. You are shining so brightly Room 9!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
We are thinking a lot about perseverance and dedication. This week we all chose a goal to work towards. Here we are showing you our Challenge Books where we will keep a record of our progress. There are maths goals, printing goals, writing goals, holding a pencil correctly goals, and oral language goals. We feel like the Olympic athletes training for a big event. It will be hard work but Room 9 will shine all the time!
Friday, August 8, 2008
After all our practice our assembly item was a great success. We played Here's a little tune, Old MacDonald, Mary had a little lamb, Down by the station and The Grand Old Duke of York on our recorders. We also showed our batik wall hangings. Well done everyone.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Today we each wrote a message to an athlete in China. We wanted to encourage them and let them know that we were thinking of them. I wonder if any Room 9 children will represent New Zealand one day at the Olympic Games. Which athlete did you write to Caleb?
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Every morning we join with Room 10 for fitness and we move around 8 different stations. We spend one minute on each activity and we work incredibly hard. When we come out of the hall 10 minutes later, our faces are pink and our hearts are beating fast. Keep up the good work Tessa and Jordan.
As soon as I sat down I saw people were everywhere on the mats. Suddenly two crazy clowns came in with funny clothes on. When one of the clowns got on a little one wheeler bike, he started going around and around. Then for once the clown fell off the one wheeler bike. It was serious! He even needed an ice pack because it hurt so much. One of the clowns asked the other clown if he could take him to the beach. But he could not build a sandcastle so he made a human castle. That was the best day ever.