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

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Come and watch our construction session!