Ella-Rose sat a ballet exam last week and we asked her to share her dancing with us. She danced beautifully. How does she remember all those different sequences? Thank you for dancing for us Ella-Rose.
Sunday, September 26, 2010
At the end of our inquiry unit about life under the sea we wanted to take action. What could we do? The problems with the oceans are huge. Kimberly suggested we write to the Prime Minister. We talked and talked and talked and finally decided on two suggestions for the Prime Minister.
1) Put "Don't litter" advertisements on children's TV because children will take notice.
2) Have big fines for people who litter so that we protect our ocean creatures.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
On a freezing spring day we drove all the way to Portobello Aquarium. We loved the touch tanks and we loved learning how to classify creatures into either mollusc, crustacean or echinoderm. It was great to be a scientist detective and find the mystery creature. Who is the first to remember what it was?
Monday, September 20, 2010
On Friday I brought my guinea pig called Starlight. I think it is two months old. I got it on Monday in March. We had another guinea pig called Starlightpatch but it died. I did not want it to die so that means we only have two guinea pigs.
On Thursday I brought my bunny named Thumper. He likes to bite people and scratch and kick. I got him for my birthday. We have another bunny that looks like a field rabbit and 1 guinea pig. My grandma gave him to me. I love him very much. My cousin Emit has a dog that is the same size as my bunny.
By Riley A.
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Aaron, the captain of the San Aspiring boat came to talk to the Junior Syndicate today. His fishing boat sails over the rugged oceans south of New Zealand where they often meet ice and snow. They catch the huge tooth fish. We especially liked him because:
1) He is careful not to take too many fish.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Today Nicki from Ocean's Alive came to talk to us about life under the sea. We talked about different creatures that live in the oceans and looked at interesting displays. Did you know that there are over 2000 suckers on a giant squids legs? We acted out a food chain and we even all tried to fit on to a whale's tail.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Today we had visitors from Tairoa Head where the albatrosses gather. We learnt about what happens when our rubbish gets into the sea. It made us very sad. Did you know that it takes over 100 yeas for a plastic container to disappear in the sea?
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Our school wide challenge for the second half of the term is making a contribution to the school. Annalise and Tyla were spotted today picking up rubbish and helping to keep our school looking beautiful. Thank you girls - it really makes a difference.