Every Monday morning we like to catch up on each other's weekend news. Sometimes we use our buzz groups and sometimes we use the doughnut circle sharing. Look at these children modeling great listening.
We have all made up questions for Mum or Dad as part of our inquiry unit into our family connections. These questions will come home today in the homework books. We asked questions that were interesting to us such as "Who was your best friend at school?" or "Where were you born?" We will share these questionnaires on Friday.
Today we had a game of noughts and crosses. The long sleeves challenged the short sleeves and the long sleeves won - 4:3. It was the first time we had played but it didn't take long to become expert. How about another game next Friday?
Our Extra for Experts task this week was to create a family tree. Look at all the family trees we examined. It was easy to see our immediate family and our extended family. We loved sharing your family stories children. Thank you!
I took my family tree yesterday . It was very cool.We had a look through it. We all liked it. The book was called Richardson Family Reunion 2009.I think the whole class loved it.I had to stand in front of the class. It took a long time .
Today we got a new load of books for our class library. We very happily looked through the new collection. We have also begun reading Bill Peet stories. These are great books and we try to read one every day.
In the Allen Centre there is a display of Masada where centuries ago the Jews tried to protect themselves from the Romans. It was an impossible task. The Romans were armed with huge catapults. At lunchtime today a group met to make model catapults. What fun you had boys!
The Room 9 Little Theatre was in action again today when the Seals group presented the play, "Fire, Fire." We especially noticed the wonderful expression in Ollie's voice. You can see the cast asking the class some very difficult questions.
Tonight there was a splendid concert at Outram School to raise funds for the Rescue Helicopter. A large crowd came and enjoyed a rich programme of music, poetry and dance. The Junior Choir sang beautifully. Look carefully and you will see shining stars from Room 9. Kylie's father spoke at the end of the concert thanking everyone for the fine donation to the Rescue Helicopters.
It was a big day for Isaac and William today. They were presented with certificates at assembly to mark the end of their reading recovery training. They have both worked very hard. Also Liam and Brooke received certificates because they were player of the day in their sports team. Keep shining Room 9!
Our Extra for Experts topic this week was to share what we do in our families for fun. Abigail has been very busy drawing her family doing their favourite things. She also drew her family tree. Well done!
Tomorrow is the last day at Outram School for Ezra. We decided to take a class photo for Ezra but it was very hard to get everyone to smile at the same time. Perhaps a class photo at the end of the day is not the best idea!
There was a lot of activity at Garden Club today. First of all there was new compost to dig in and gardens to weed. After that we planted lettuces in the tunnel house. Finally we filled our take home bags with lettuces, capsicum, egg plant and tomatoes. Garden Club is great!