Saturday, October 31, 2009

Oh what a celebration!

On Friday we had a shared lunch to celebrate winning the blog competition. Oh what a feast! Oh what happiness! We are still smiling from ear to ear! It has all been such a surprise.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pet Day - the Grand Parade

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.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Prize Winners

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!

We Won!

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.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Did you know that bumble bees sleep in?

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?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

More Mixing

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.

New Equipment in the Playground

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.

Photographer: Brianna
Reporter: Elizabeth
Web Master: Kayleigh

Monday, October 19, 2009

Room 1 is great

Room 1 is new to Outram school this term. Mrs Buschl is their finest teacher. Isaac is Lilly's little bro and Isla is Hunter' s biggest helping sister.

Do you know anyone incredible in Room 1?

(Thank you Mrs Buschl for letting us interrupt perfect printing.)

Reporter Isla
Photographer Lillyanne
Web master Emily

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Guitar Players shine at Assembly

The Room 9 and Room 10 guitar players had their first public performance at assembly on Friday. We played three songs. Listen to us playing "Rudolph the red nosed reindeer."

Kayleigh's Treasure

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 is happening in the compost? A clue!

What has been 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.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Watch us go!

One of our fitness activities is making railway tracks.
People line up in single file with a leader at the front.
The leader runs ahead for about five paces and then lies down and the rest of the team will jump over that person.
The new leader will run five paces past the person on the ground and then also lie down.
Whoever is the leader of the runners continues the same pattern, lying down five paces in front of the person on the ground.
When all the runners have passed over the last person on the ground, that person stands and joins the back of the line of runners.
In this way we move all the way to the goal posts and back, seeing how fast we can do it.

Learning to podcast on our blog

Monday, October 12, 2009

Athletics has begun

Look at this brilliant sprinting. We practiced hard to improve our technique. Remember to stretch those legs, move those arms and run straight.

Mixing, mixing, mixing

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."

Something is happening in the compost heap!

When I was digging in my compost heap I disturbed some creatures that had been hibernating. They were not very pleased with me. Can you guess what they were?

Back to school we go!

It's brilliant to be back at school with the best teacher in the universe.

The pool is closed for 2 whole weeks!

WebMaster Alex S
Reporter Alex P
Photographer Aidan

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Now we really are shining Room 9

Our Room 9 blog has been entered into a nation wide competition and guess what? We are in the final five! The winner will be announced in November. Room 9 watch us shine!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Emily's super sunflower!

Emily emailed me a photo of her sunflower. It is growing so well that Emily had to put it into a bigger pot. She also gave her sunflower a stick to help support it. What a great gardener you are Emily. We are wondering how all the other sunflowers are getting on. Happy holidays everyone.