Amy and her family gathered with some friends in the playground to enjoy a picnic after school today. Gosh, the summer holidays are nearly here and the sun is shining. Can you see another Room 9 star in the photo?
Today at lunch time Mr Martin organised the final rugby league match, Year 8 versus the rest of the school. It was a very exciting game. Thank you Mr Martin for all the lunch time sports activities you have led.
This afternoon we had the water slide to beat all water slides. Huge sheets of back plastic covered a slope and water from two fire engines poured down the slope. The whole school walked down to the rugby field to take part. It was terrific!
We have another new photo of Pirate the cat. This time he is helping Josie tidy up the sandpit! Do you think cats get excited about Christmas? Think about being a cat and put on your black and yellow thinking hats. What are some of the really good things about being a cat? Now what are the bad things about being a cat?
We have been experimenting with mixing ,melting and dissolving. I wanted to see if I could get the salt back after we dissolved it in water. I poured salty water into four bowls and I am waiting to see what will happen when the water evaporates.
Today the School Council organized a Retro Day. Caitlin came as Michael Jackson. Isla came as Little Miss Naughty. Kayleigh came as Cher and Cierra dressed up. Connor came as a sports star. Everyone bought tins of food for the food bank.
Today the Gardening Club harvested their strawberry, potato and silver beet crops. These Room 9 gardeners are taking home big bags of fresh vegetables. Perhaps the gardeners could tell us what the vegetables tasted like.
This week Finn was chosen as player of the day for the Town and Country league game. Mr Martin said, "Finny the man who never backs down in a tackle, physically small but has a massive ticker." We are so proud of you Finn.
As part of our mixing and melting science unit we have been mixing paints. We shared our work in assembly and even invited some of our big buddies to come and try to paint our made up colours. We finished our item by singing Jamaican Farewell and Linstead Market.
Pirate the cat has been writing to us again. Do you know that we are the only class in the whole wide world that has a cat that sends comments to our blog? I think he lives near Connor and Laurie. Think of a question you have always wanted to ask a cat. My question Pirate is why do cats hate water?
Today it was Pet Day. The rain stayed away until everything was finished. All the animals were judged and ribbons and prizes were given to the finalists. There was even a grand parade with bag pipes. We love being a country school.
We are talking on Skype to Mr Greg Adams the editor of Interface Magazine. He has just told us that we are the winners. Can you see the Toshiba NB200 that is part of our prize? Gosh Room 9, watch us shine!
The results of the Interface Classroom Blog contest came in and you'll never guess what! Our Blog is the winner! What a surprise! The other blogs were all so good! Well done to all the webmasters, photographers and reporters who have made ours such a fun blog.
We have bumble bees all over the garden and we all know where they are coming from!! But on Saturday morning there was still no sign of them by 9:45 am. Do they really sleep in? I don't know very much about bumble bees. Can you help me find out more about them? I didn't get too close for the photo because they all know that I'm the nest disturber!! Do you think they have good memories?
Today we did some serious mixing of paint. Everyone had different colour combinations such as two teaspoons of blue and one teaspoon of white. We had to mix the colours and then paint a sheet of paper with it. Finally we named our new colour. Polly called this colour, "Love heart red." Oscar called his colour, 'Goldy yoke." Next we will share each other's colours and we will know how to make them.
We got some new things in the playground this week. We are all having fun with it. The people who made this are called the Taieri Bloke's Shed. They donated the playground equipment to our school. Thank you for all your hard work.
Kayleigh brought an abandoned bird's nest to school. Her Dad found it in the woodshed. All the eggs had gone cold. We looked closely at how the nest was made. It was amazing. We knew we couldn't make a nest with just a beak and two legs!
What hasbeen hibernating in my compost heap? There has been lots of guesses. It is not worms, rats or mice, hedgehogs, kiwis, spiders, birds, or porcupines. I went back to the compost heap and gently brushed the leaves away with my broom. Oh dear! What a commotion! Look carefully at my photo and you might see what was angry about being disturbed.
As part of our mixing and melting unit, today we cut up different fruits to make a delicious fruit salad. We then thought of definitions for mixtures. Lilly said, "A mixture is when things are mixed together and sometimes they can rub into each other."