Wednesday, June 30, 2010

News from Jessica

We got a lovely letter from Jessica today. Thank you very much Jessica. We are glad she has received our letters.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Recycling Success for Joe

When we went to the recycling depot we found that tetra packs cannot be recycled. Joe found a great use for his tetra pack and look how well the mustard is growing. You are a recycling champion Joe!

Kite time.

At lunch time we had kites flying in the air on the field.

Photographer: Emma
Reporter: Gabby
Web Master: Willow

Monday, June 28, 2010

Recycling rubbish

These are the models Erin, Caitlin and I made.

Photographer: Riley A
Reporter: Ben
Web Master: Erin

The weetbix model

At after school care I love to make box models.

Photographer: Riley A
Reporter: Ben
Web Master: Erin

Winter Fitness

Oh no!

When Tyla was reading through her pile of garage sale books she found an Outram School library book tucked into her pile. Oh no! It must have happened on sorting day. Now it is back in the library so all is well. Thank you for being such a good book detective Tyla.

From Trash to Treasure take 2

Today Emma brought along a wonderful building. She made it out of one of her garage sale treasures. We think you're brilliant Emma. What will you make next?

sun is shining

It is weird that the sun is out shining in winter.

Reporter: Emma
Photographer: George
Web Master: Joe

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Where did I go this weekend?

Where do you think I went this weekend? There was a lake and there was a lot of snow and it was freezing! It was 281 km from Dunedin. Where did I go and what can you find out about this place?

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Outram School Art Show

The Outram School Sketching Club has staged an art exhibition in the school hall. It is terrific. Gene showed us one of his sketches and Joel chose his favourite picture. Don't forget to come and see these brilliant, original art works.

The Art Show

In the hall we have an art show where people can come to see sketches done by Outram children.

Web Master: Joel
Photographer: Callum
Reporter: Tyla

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Never a dull moment in the Allen Centre

Today Mrs Steadman shared her wonderful display about snowflakes. We discovered that there are many different snowflake shapes that depend on how cold it is and and much moisture there is in the air. We have an excellent new book in the Allen Centre showing incredible photos of snowflakes. Now all we need is a good snowfall!

What a feast!

The Outram School Bird Cafe is doing a roaring trade. There were 23 wax eyes and two sparrows on the table when we counted today. We feed them bird seed, bread soaked in sugar and water, fruit especially apples and fat from meat. Can anyone help us with other ideas for their menu?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Cross Country Champions

Here comes Gabby the first Year 2 girl to finish the race. You are a champion Gabby!

Go Riley go! Racing to finish first in the Year 2 boys race, Riley is the winner. Great running Riley! The whole school took part in the cross country races today. It was hard work.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Craig Smith author of Wonky Donkey Interview

Click on this link and you will be able to watch our interview with the famous author, Craig Smith

Saturday, June 19, 2010

What a lot of rubbish!

We went by bus to the recycling centres and were amazed at all the plastic and paper. We found out that when we wear micro fleece we are wearing plastic. We saw how the plastic and paper were squashed into bales to be sent away. Who can remember where it goes?

Friday, June 18, 2010

The Outram School Bird Cafe

The Outram School Bird Cafe opened today for the first time and the food quickly disappeared. The first customers were silver eyes also know as wax eyes. We are very pleased with the success of our bird table.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Your trash becomes my treasure!

Damien and Annalise are taking their treasures home. What a great garage sale we had. Time to start buying bird food.

Mmm I wonder what I should buy

Shelby, our big buddy, helps us choose and spend our money at the 10 cent table. Altogether we made $51.90. This was a wonderful way to reuse each other's toys.

New Bird table

Mr Heenan has made us a wonderful bird table. Thank you so much. Soon there will be food on the table and we can quietly watch and identify the birds.

All ready!

Today is the garage sale and all the toys have been sorted. There is so much to choose from. We all have $2 to spend.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A'sorting we will go!

Today we had great fun sorting the toys and books for our garage sale tomorrow. Hang in there birds. The food will soon be there.

Hooray Mrs Steadman is back

Mrs Steadman is back from China and guess what she brought with her? A dinosaur egg!!! I wonder who can remember what the name of the dinosaur was. See if you can find out. Can you name your favourite dinosaur? It might be tricky to spell.

Joel helps with the garage sale

Today we sorted through a mountain of books and toys for tomorrow's garage sale. Everything costs $2 or less and all the money we make will go to the bird food fund. Thanks for helping Joel

Box Model Brilliance Slideshow

Jump Jam

Jump Jam from clemency wright on Vimeo.

Kapa haka practice

Maori Brilliance from clemency wright on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Box Models

Today we were back into the Workshop to finish our box models. It was really fun adding all the extra bits. We have thought of some great names for our new friends.

We've had a letter

Today we got a letter from Mr Heenan telling us that he is very happy to make us a bird table. We are going to have a Room 9 bird table - hooray!

Photographer: Emma

Garage sale goodies.

Already we have 9 bags of goodies for the garage sale.

Web master: Trent
Photographer: Trent
Reporter: Trent

Monday, June 14, 2010

A visitor for Room 9

Ella-Rose brought her friend Courtney to Room 9 to say hello today. Courtney is from Invercargill. Did you enjoy your visit Courtney? Did you listen to Ella-Rose play her guitar? She can play three chords now.

Training for the cross country race

The date for the cross country race is coming closer. Every day we join with Room 10 as we run around a very challenging circuit. We are certainly getting fitter.

More wet lunch times

Today Sean was very busy with the lego at lunch time. I wonder what you will build tomorrow Sean.

Brilliant Creations

This week for our "extra for experts" task we experimented to see what we could make out of an egg carton. Well done children.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

There is a garage sale on the way!

Mrs Meehan told us about the birds on the Taieri that are suffering because of the cold. Room 9 decided to raise some money so that we can buy bird food for them. We will also ask Mr Heenan if he could make us a bird table. Together we made a list of everything we need to do. Already we have written a letter home and we have also written to Mr Heenan. What fun!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Thank you Mum

Mum is away at the moment. I found this letter in my lunch box today. Thanks mum I miss you.
Love from Trampus

Web master: Trampus
Reporter: Trampus

Just for you Jessica

Dear Jessica
We loved getting your long letter in the comments box. Your playground sounds great and you are getting a new playground as well. We have nearly finished our box models in the Workshop. The banana skin rotted away and the floods have all gone now. Jessica we are going to have a garage sale in Room 9 to raise money for the hungry birds on the Taieri. We miss you .
Love from
Room 9 who still shine

Thursday, June 10, 2010

What a busy lunchtime

There is always plenty to do at lunchtime. Joel, George and Mason made rockets in the Allen Centre while Annalise, Emma and Erin practiced netball on the courts. Riley A, Willow and Erin practiced with the kapa haka group in the hall while Trampus, Trent, Ben, George and Jacob made bird treats with Mrs Meehan in the Workshop. What a great school we have!

If it is to be, it is up to me take 2

Mrs Meehan told us about the sparrows that are dying on the Taieri Plains. They are cold and hungry. We can't make houses for them all but we can feed the birds around our school. We showed Mrs Meehan our plans for a garage sale to raise money for bird food.

Oh poor birds

It is already winter and leaves have fallen. There is no shelter for the birds.

Photographer: Erin
Reporter: Erin

We are famous - check out this site!

This morning we watched a video on the web site of our skype call to Craig Smith. It was terrific. We will give you the link when it is live on the web site.