Wednesday, August 31, 2011
We all know how to make a circuit but what can we do with this new knowledge? After talking, we decided to make 3D structures that could house a circuit. Today we made our plans and now we are collecting boxes, cardboard rolls etc for construction day on Friday.
Camryn and Henry were busy writing comments on the blog this afternoon. It is always interesting to read comments from other people. Today we got a lot of comments from
Room 6. Can you find these comments and answer their questions?
Monday, August 29, 2011
Today a wonderful parcel arrived for Room 9. Josh's Dad had sent an amazing book about Meow Meow the cat, especially written for Room 9 and starring Josh. Wow! Also there were delicious fruit leathers for the whole class. What a great way to start the week. THANK YOU!!
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Today Mr Brookland came to visit Room 9. He gave a wonderful talk about the water cycle and how electricity gets to our homes. It was so interesting. Finally he demonstrated his circuit board showing the lights, the horn and the fan. It was brilliant Mr Brookland!
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Today we worked in pairs to make a switch for our circuits. It was tricky and we helped each other. When the switch is on, there's a complete circuit for the electricity to flow around so the bulb will shine.When the switch is off, there's a break in the circuit so the electricity can't flow and the bulb won't shine.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Wet lunch times in Room 9 are always happy times. Today Charlotte and Amity were enjoying their new library books while they ate their lunch. In another part of the classroom Camryn was teaching Josh, Henry and Dylan how to play chess. We are going to have a chess ladder. Mmm I wonder where we can get a ladder from.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Friday, August 12, 2011
Today we demonstrated to the school how a circuit works. You can see that we placed a spoon into the circuit and the light still shone because the spoon is a conductor. When we placed a metre ruler into the circuit the light would not turn on because the ruler is an insulator. We also showed our prints of things that have a light in them. Finally we sang and Olivia accompanied us with her guitar.
What fine sharing we had today. Emma shared a lovely birthday card from her grandparents while William amazed us all with his recorder playing. Olivia made guitar playing look easy and Brooke and Keziah showed us the finger picking they are learning at guitar club. What a lot of talent there is in Room 9.
Photographers: Isaac, Keziah, Josh W, Abby