Friday, October 29, 2010
Today we worked with a buddy to complete a double bubble map to discover how the sun is the same as other stars but also different. We made a huge double bubble map on the white board when we shared together. Can you remember some of the facts we discovered?
Thursday, October 28, 2010
On Wednesday I sketched a little cat. Jill helped me find this cool cat. It was a challenge for me but!.. it was pretty easy. Not a lot of people are coming any more. But that means it is quieter to sketch and easier to sketch. Some seniors come sometimes. Do you do sketching and where do you do it? It is black and white. Have you seen a cat like this? My cat is going to the art exhibition on November the 26th. It's name is Sleepy.
Reporter and web master: Emma
I like series two of Beast Quest because Claw the giant monkey has a piece of the golden armour on. My other library book was Soltra the stone charmer. Soltra has a vine wipe. On Claw the giant monkey I am up to chapter four.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
On Tuesday I brought my Dad's stamp collection along because it had super space stamps. The stamps are for if there is trouble in space. But! my Dad didn't go into space. My Dad got it for his 9th birthday. Ever since then Dad has been a mad collector.
Reporter, web master: Emma
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Lunchtime at Outram School is a hive of activity. Willow joined the kapa haka group in the hall while Jacob, Erin and Joe planted lettuces with the gardening group and Gene and Ben happily climbed trees.
Joe and Trampus spent yesterday afternoon building this remarkable rocket. Now we would like to know where your rocket is heading for and how long it will take. What would you need to take with you on such a long journey? Brilliant effort boys!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
A nudibranch is a colourful sea snail with no shell. Their gills wave about on the outside. Children have been meeting at lunchtime in the Workshop to make nudibranchs out of clay. These have now been fired in the school kiln and painted. They look terrific. Thank you so much Mrs Stedman.
Today the Penguins read a story about footprints on the moon. They told four reasons why footprints stay on the moon. How many of those reasons can you remember?
A really good way to learn all the long A vowel patterns is to play Last Card with the different patterns. It was lovely to have Ella-Rose's Mum with us today. How many long A vowel patterns can you find?
Monday, October 18, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
I went over the sea to an island. Can you find out where I went by studying the signpost carefully? It is a beautiful island and the maori name for it is Rakiura. It was very rough coming back in the boat! Can you find out what strait I crossed in the boat?
Friday, October 15, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
As part of our inquiry unit about respecting the sun, Mrs Stedman has a wonderful new challenge for us in the Allen Centre. She showed us how to carefully dissect a flower and find all the parts. We saw the sticky stigma and the stamens and watched as she carefully opened the seed box. Now we can try to do it. But wait there is more! We can use the big models of the parts of the flower and dance to "The waltz of the flowers" music. Some of us have already danced! Thank you, thank you Mrs Stedman!