Sunday, July 31, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
It was very dangerous walking across the playground this morning and Room 9 was freezing. But don't worry, by next Monday it will be warm and cosy. But the Room 9 Bird Cafe looks very sad. If you live near school you might be allowed to bring some food scraps for the bird table. There are some very hungry and cold birds nearby.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
Every day we have phonics. I like it because I am learning heaps of long E patterns. I will tell you some words I know with a long E pattern - sheep, she, he, happy, sea, tea. There are lots more. It makes me feel clever.
After play time we we went to the library for library time. Dylan brought a dead wax eye. Then Mrs Steadman went over to the staff room and got the a dead tui out of the freezer. We looked at the tui's tongue and saw the brush on the end of it. The brush helps it to get heaps of nectar to drink. Here is some thing to try at home. If you find a dead bird at home take it inside and try and hold it up against the window and spread its wings out. You will see that the colour disappears. You can also wrap the bird in newspaper and bury the bird in the ground. Wait for three months and then when you dig it up you will be able to see the skeleton.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
We finished our inquiry topic, "Connections in my family," by having a Family Fiesta. We sent out invitations to our families and today was the day. A huge crowd enjoyed Syndicate singing, guitar and recorder playing, Jump Jam teams and the Junior Choir. What a great celebration!
We have had flocks of birds as the weather gets colder. Our lovely caretaker finds food for the birds when he checks around the playground. Today he found hot dog and chips! It is very hard to take photos of the birds. If we get too close to the window they disappear!
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
What a lovely surprise we had today. The Taieri College band came and entertained us with their music. We were very impressed that they had written quite a few of the songs themselves. I wonder if anyone in Room 9 could make up a song on their own?
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
Today was the day of our assembly item. We were brilliant. Our guitar players accompanied us while we sang. Abigail and Charlie led the recorder players and finally we shared our native bird art and our chain sentences. If you missed our presentation you can see the art work hanging in Room 9. If you want to hear our music, come to the Family Fiesta on Thursday at 1.30pm in the hall.
Today we made our invitations for the Family Fiesta next Thursday afternoon at 1.30pm. We will present items and then we will have a shared afternoon tea. This will mark the end of our Family Connections theme. What fun we have had. Are you coming?
Every morning we wait to see if there are any more letters for Room 9. Today there were four - one for Charlotte, one for Byron, one for Kylie and one for Henry. We enjoyed sharing these letters in class. Tell us where your letters came from children.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
Well today the letter box was full of letters for Room 9. Beautiful letters have been sent to us from family members living all over New Zealand. There was so much love and kindness in the letters that we smiled right through the rest of the day. There are still heaps more letters to arrive. Nearly every relation said how much they enjoyed receiving a letter in the mail.