Monday, February 28, 2011
Today we watched a video clip from Suzy's World. Before the video we drew what we thought happened when we eat food. Then we watched the video. After that we had a second try at drawing. We were amazed at how clever the body is and how everything is all so connected.
We are so pleased to welcome Linnea into Room 9. She has come south to stay with her cousin Emma and to have a welcome rest in the country after all the earthquake problems in Christchurch. Welcome, welcome, welcome!
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
This amazing group of athletes took part in the Taieri Plains Triathlon on Friday. You are champions. Let us know how you got on.
This year our big theme is "Making connections." In buzz groups we thought of all the ways that things can connect. It was surprising how many we thought of. We connect with each other in the class. Some of us did a puzzle to show how the pieces connect. We thought about how letters connect to make words and numbers connect to make equations. We even thought about the connections in a game of touch. The world is full of connections!
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Every lunchtime wonderful activities are available in the Allen Centre. Abigail became a conchologist today and sorted and graded shells. Charlotte and Charlie happily did shell art together while Dylan worked hard with Jade, a big buddy, and learnt how to make a fishing fly.
Josh and big buddy Bailey followed a plan and made a remarkable machine that could make wonderful designs. We are so lucky to have the Allen Centre!
There was great activity at the Gardening Club today. Everyone went home with huge bags of tomatoes. There was also delicious smells coming from the Workshop where new seasons potatoes were being cooked and eaten!
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
It was "H" day in Mrs Bayne's class today and a helicopter came to visit. We were very pleased to be invited to share in the exciting visit. We felt as if we might get blown off the field. Thank you to the team at the Rescue helicopters.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Today was our first session in the Allan Centre. There is a huge display of shells, a focus for this term. Have you got any interesting shells at home to share? Why not bring them along. Isaac and Lachlan quickly started investigating. Of course we all chose new library books and Ben and Henry couldn't wait to read them.
We had a treasure hunt to discover all the talents in Room 9. We had to choose our favourite interest from a list of six - sports, books, pets, collecting, music, or something else altogether. We had to find someone for each category. Now we have groups of experts in Room 9. This will be very helpful for us.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Friday, February 4, 2011
Today we had our first session in the Workshop to prepare our art for the Flower Show. First we studied flowers and made sketches of them. Then we did our final sketch and used pastels and dye to add colour. We will finish them next week. They will look great!
This morning Zayne brought a huhu beetle to Room 9. It flew in through a door at Zayne's house. What a lot we found out when we asked Zayne some "I wonder" questions. Can you find out where huhu beetles live and what they like to eat?
Thursday, February 3, 2011
We have had many conversations about our holidays. There is so much to share. Yesterday we used our buzz groups and today we did doughnut sharing. We then did our first independent piece of writing for the year. Mmm I wonder how much we have remembered.