Monday, August 31, 2009

Signs of Spring

When we got to school today we saw that something magical had happened. The bud had changed completely! Now we can see four leaves. But what is that something in the middle?

Web Master - Shakera
Photographer - Elizabeth
Reporter - Lilly

Friday, August 28, 2009

Splendid effort Girls

Last night it was the Outram School Speech night. Amy, Lilly and Elizabeth were chosen from Room 9 to recite a poem. They were terrific. Well done girls!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Something is Changing

But something is happening to our bud. Have you noticed a change? Use your observation skills or a magnifying glass to see what is happening.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

A new tooth is coming

Great excitement because Alex has lost a tooth. Keep watching the space.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Junior Syndicate Fitness

Every morning we gather in the hall for fitness. Look at how flexible we are becoming. Good work Isla.

Big Buddies are Brilliant

Every Friday we have Big Buddy time with Room 3 and it is great. Today it was a boys versus girls event. The Big Buddies had to get the Room 9 children across the hall by carrying them on a sports mat. The sports mat had to be rolled along on the top of balls. Thank you Room 3 for another superb session.

A Migrating Mission

Some living creatures travel to warmer places during winter. This is called migrating. We read about the godwit that flies 11,000km from NZ to Alaska to escape from winter! We decided to be godwits and flew all the way to the end of the rugby field. By the time we had flown back to Room 9 we were exhausted. How does the godwit do it?

The Moss Forest

Mrs Steadman has made a great moss garden in the Allen Centre. There is even a little waterfall.

Web Master: Mika
Photographer: Kayleigh
Reporter: Brianna

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The reasons for the seasons are tricky!

To help us understand why the seasons happen we all tried acting it out in groups. Cierra is the Earth on its axis tilting so that New Zealand has summer. Ashleigh is the moon travelling around the earth. Brianna is the sun and Lilly is explaining the drama to the class. Well done girls.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Lucky Emily with her Lucky Books

Today when Mrs. Meehan gave Emily  her Lucky Book Club order, she found that she had been chosen for the $15.00 Lucky Book Club prize. Lucky Emily!

A whole class of brilliant art

We are so pleased with our native bird art and we proudly shared our work at assembly on Friday. Room 9 look how you shine!

And even more seriously good art

After we had sketched our birds we used pastels. Again we studied the photos carefully to check the colours. Isla mixed her pastels to get the right colour. What a perfect wood pigeon Isla!

More seriously good art

We dyed the paper first and then lightly sketched our birds on to the paper. We had to keep looking at the bird we were drawing. Brilliant birds Connor and Oscar!

Seriously good art!

We studied photos of native birds and looked at their shapes and their colours. What a great effort Connor.

Monday, August 3, 2009

blog writing

The children in Room 9 are learning how to put a new post on the class blog. 

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Brilliant Native Bird Art

Welcome back to the Room 9 You Shine Blog!  Term 3 is well underway.  Last week we worked hard at our native bird art.  Look at the concentration of these children as they study the pictures and make their own drawings.  We will be sharing them at assembly this week.