Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Room 9 Little Theatre is busy again

Today the Penguins reading group presented the first play of the year. The audience enjoyed it very much and were able to answer the difficult questions that the Penguins asked. Well done everyone!

More art for Jessica

Jessica entered a competition at the Taieri A&P Show and she won a prize! She also met the Topp twins. You are an artist Jessica.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Emma and Gabby go swimming

Jessica's imaginary bird

Jessica is very carefully painting the background to her imaginary bird. Look how carefully she is applying the paint. I wonder what you will call your bird Jessica.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Moving Portraits

Today we tried drawing people who were moving. We moved several children into position and looked carefully at their bodies. Then we chose drawings to copy so that we could see how arms and legs join onto our bodies. It was hard work but the results were brilliant. Next week we will draw our own moving portraits.

Gabby emails her homework

Every week there is an optional extra for experts activity for homework. This week the challenge was to make a sun safe poster. Gabby designed one on her computer and emailed it to Room 9. You are an expert Gabby!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Off to the Flower Show they go

Just look at our sand saucers. They look stunning and we wanted to share them with you. It's a shame that you can't smell them. I wonder why some flowers have a beautiful scent and some don't.

Flower Show sand saucers on the way

We all brought flowers and containers to make our sand saucers. We sat happily outside under the trees and made wonderful designs. Gene felt so proud of his sand saucer.

Caught being a super star

Look at Mason doing his look, copy, write and check to practice his spelling. What a great role model you are Mason.

Dinoscope discoveries

Today Joe and Gabbie used the dinoscope to closely look at the feathers on Joe's bird. What sort of bird was it Joe? Gabbie and Joe, would you write a comment to tell us what you discovered?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Riley is an artist

Riley has joined the lunchtime sketching class. Today was her first session. Enjoy your sketching Riley.

Best class award for Room 9 who shine

On Friday at assembly, Room 9 was chosen as the best class. We had ten minutes extra play at lunchtime today. Joe, Gene, Trampus, Erin and Joel enjoyed the space of an empty playground.

What a great collection Ben

Today at lunch time, Ben headed straight for the Allen Centre to continue with his feather collection. He even had a semi-plume feather. You are a star!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Excellent results at Bike Day

Trampus, Ben, Tyla and Riley achieved the highest scores in Room 9. Trampus got 29 points out of a possible 30. Splendid cycling everyone.

Go Joel go!

Ready for Bike day

Today we had Bike day at Outram School. The Junior Syndicate rotated around ten different activities. We were judged on every activity and our scores were written on our special card.

What a great letter

A letter from Anna

We have each written a letter to the class as part of our first homework. Today Anna presented her letter to the class. What a great effort Anna. Now you can read her letter and admire her fine art work.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Imaginary birds take shape

After sketching our birds we chose bright colours to make them come alive. Your bird is looking great Erin. What colour will you choose for the background?

Now let's paint birds

After all the discussion on feathers, we decided to draw and paint our own birds. We thought it would be fun to draw imaginary birds. First we made practice sketches and then we drew our birds with chalk.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Mmm I wonder

Jacob is a great investigator. He wants to know what bird the feather comes from and what type of feather it is.

And still more feathers

Today Jessica spent time naming her feathers. She has made a feather collection and is now learning the different types of feathers. Can you remember the names we learnt with Mrs Stedman today?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Room 9 Shines!

Our challenge for the start of the year is "Respecting and appreciating ourselves and others." We started by thinking about how we can encourage and support each other. We made a class mural and we practiced saying positive things to each other. Shining work Room 9!

Ethan and his huhu beetle

Today Ethan brought along his huhu beetle. Who can find out any information about huhu bugs? What do they eat? Where do you find them? Write a comment if you can help us.

Monday, February 8, 2010

A new tooth on the way for Joe

What a surprise Joe got today! He wasn't expecting this tooth to come out. Can you feel the new tooth starting to come through yet Joe? Write a comment and let us know.

Oh what a feather

Can you guess what bird this feather comes from? Write a comment and Emma will tell you if you are right.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Dodge ball in the shade

It has been so hot this week. Kimberly, George, Emma, Gabriella and Ollie found a shady place to play dodge ball at lunchtime. Good to see your sun hats children.

Feathers in the Allen Centre

Sean, Gene and Trent watch as Trampus shows Mrs Stedman his feather collection. What a great lunch time activity.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

It's cool in the pool at school!

It has been so, so hot this week and we are so, so glad that we have a swimming pool at school.

Welcome Callum

Welcome to Outram School Callum. We know that you will be very happy in Room 9 and you are shining already. Callum had a chat to Mr Carroll today and told him how much he was enjoying Outram School.

Feathers, feathers, feathers

Trent and Callum have already brought feathers to school. They took the feathers to the Allen Centre to check out what bird they came from. Now they are making a display folder for their feathers. Great investigating boys.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Feathers in the Allen Centre

There is always something wonderful happening in the Allen Centre. This year we are especially interested in feathers. Mrs Stedman shared her collection with us today. If we find an interesting feather we can bring it along and discover what sort of bird it is.

Now we are really smiling

We decided to have a second class photo to show that we really could smile. Well done everyone!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

It's time to shine Room 9

A new year has begun in Room 9 and already we are shining. Tune in to our blog regularly and find out where our learning adventures are leading us.