Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Since starting up our Room 9 Bird Cafe, we have become very interested in our local birds. We are going to take part in the Otago Daily Times count the bird project. It will be tricky to see how many wax eyes are feeding during one hour. We decided to do some native bird art with Mrs Simpson. They look brilliant. Why not come to assembly next week and you will be able to see them. You will also be able to listen to our recorder and guitar playing.
Today Camryn got her letter from Mosgiel and Josh T got a parcel from his Dad in Blenheim. How exciting! Camryn's aunty wrote her letter at work. Inside Josh's parcel were two letters, one from his Dad and one from his cat! What a clever cat. When Josh looked in the box there were enough bars of fruit leather to share with the whole class. They were delicious! Thank you, thank you Josh's Dad!
Friday, June 24, 2011
The frosty mornings bring great activity to the Room 9 Bird Cafe. After watching the birds we decided to create some birds using a collage technique. Mrs Simpson shared her ideas with us. First we sketched our bird and then we painted sheets of paper in the colours of our bird. Today we cut the paper into strips and covered our birds in feather collage. Next week we will paint the background. They are already looking impressive.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
We have all written to a family member who lives somewhere in New Zealand. The letters have been posted and now we are waiting for replies. We have written to many places such as Morrinsville, Auckland, Blenheim, Christchurch, Waikanae and many Otago and Southland towns. We are wondering who will be the first to get their reply. What fun!
We were very lucky at lunchtime today because the Nuggets came visiting. Children were able to practice their ball skills with the experts. How did you enjoy it Keziah and Liam. We watched you dribbling the ball with great skill!
On Monday I took all my stuff to school. I had a flower, a drum, a flower necklace, a bag, a little dress and a fan. I had more stuff. I was wearing a new dress from the island. It was so hot I was still hot with the dress on. There was a shop called Chocolate. I had a wonderful time in Vanuatu and Mystery Island.
Saturday, June 18, 2011
As part of our Inquiry unit about connections in our family we decided to write to a family member that doesn't live in our house. We all brought an envelope from home with an address on it and then we wrote the letters. Now we are waiting for the replies to arrive at Outram School.
Friday, June 17, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Today Keertthana brought along a wonderful sign post for our bird table and Josh W brought along a delicious lunch for the birds. We peeped out between our class posters and there on the table was a wonderful flock of wax eyes. We held our breath and smiled. What can we find out about wax eyes?
Monday, June 13, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Recorder is not easy for everyone, so we decided to have some buddy time to share and to make it easier. Everyone found a place in the classroom and out along the verandah to practice. The noise was incredible! We came back together at the end and the music sounded brilliant!