Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Van Gogh experts

Elizabeth and Kayleigh were both awarded first place at the Flower Show for their Van Gogh landscapes. They look terrific. Come into Room 9 and admire the landscapes.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Co-operation and teamwok

Caitlin, Cierra, Emily, Amy, Mika and Elizabeth showed great determination as they worked together to speedily finish this puzzle. They know how to play happily together at lunch time on a wet day! Keep shining girls.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Flower Show

Our landscapes (in the style of Van Gogh) looked brilliant hanging on the wall at the Flower Show. Well done everyone.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Challenging Art

Our task yesterday was to draw self portraits that showed we were moving.  There were gymnasts on the beam, rugby players scoring a try, ballerinas, cricket players..... Alex is busy applying dye to his portrait. Looks good Alex!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Seal bone investigation

Today Mrs Steadman showed us a collection of bones belonging to a seal.  We have a Junior Wiki Challenge underway to see who can put the bones of the flipper together.  Do you think you can do it Ezekiel?

Lovely library time with Mrs Steadman

This week Amy and Brianna are class librarians. Here we are having a chat with Mrs Steadman in our beautiful Allen Centre. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Australian Bush Fires

Today we had a coin trail at Outram School to raise money for the victims of the Australian bush fires. We collected over $346. Oscar and Connor are very busy with their coins. Well done everyone.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Ready for a splendid splash

We are so lucky to have a covered swimming pool at Outram School. Here are some of our super swimmers ready to swim.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Brand new and shining already!

We were very pleased to welcome Tyler into Room 9. Already she has shown us her perseverance and dedication. This week she was able to put her head under in the swimming pool. It won't be long before she is floating.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy wet lunch times

We had our first wet lunch time today and we were all very happy. 26 children in a small classroom on a wet day can be a challenge but Room 9 as usual were able to shine. Kayleigh and Mika completed this giant jig saw puzzle in record time. Have you got any puzzles or games at home that we could borrow? 

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Looking for a new tooth

Connor's first tooth came out at school today and it didn't even hurt! In Room 9 many children have gaps in their mouths. I wonder how long it will take for the gap to fill Connor?

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Landscapes start to appear!

Slowly and carefully we tried to use the same painting style as Van Gogh. We used lots of short brush strokes. That sky is looking so good Mackenzie. Come to the Flower Show to see our paintings.

Van Gogh Landscapes

After looking carefully at the landscapes around our school, we came into the workshop and started sketching. You're off to a great start Alex!

Landscapes for the Flower Show

We decided to do landscapes in the style of the painter Van Gogh. We looked carefully at how he painted. We loved the colour and impact of his painting. We went outside and looked up at the Maungatuas to see what a real landscape looked like.

Up, up and away we go! Room 9 in 2009!

What a fine group of children! Here we are ready to set off on our learning journey for the year.  Room 9 always shines but especially in 2009! We welcome viewers and comments on our blog site.