Friday, September 30, 2011

What a strange plant

Our plant has grown so much. Room 9 has been watching the plant for quite a long time now. We got an information sheet and we wrote the things that we noticed had changed on the plant.
It started with a tiny closed up bud. Then out came the leaves and now there is a flower. You can see the tree that the buds came from. It is called a chestnut tree.

Reporter: Brooke and Mrs Wright
Photographer: Brooke and Mrs Wright

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Rugby World Cup

We have decorated our flags and every day we update our match schedule. It is so exciting! Of course the All Blacks will win!

Line Tag

We finished the day with a game of line tag with our Big Buddies. It was very fast and fun. Look at those Little Buddies zooming along the lines. Go Room 9 go!

Profiles on our All Blacks heroes

We each chose an All Black to research and then published our information. We worked very hard because we wanted to share them with our Big Buddies at the end of the day. Why not come into Room 9 and find out some interesting facts about our national heroes. Did you know that Richie McCaw liked watching "Batman" when he was a child and Daniel Carter's favourite toy was a Tonka truck?

Think boards

Today we used think boards to show our understanding of addition equations. It was a real challenge to see how many strategies we could use. What strategies did you use Henry, Josh and Jayden.

You've got the power show

This morning we all enjoyed the "You've got the power show." We laughed, we gasped, we watched with disbelief as El Grego kept us entertained with a constant stream of amazing theatre stunts. Every second of the performance reminded us to treat others as we would wish them to treat us.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Georgia has got 100 correct three times in her Stage 5 basic facts. This means she can now try a Stage 6 basic facts test. What a very clever Year 2 girl. Please tell us how you do it.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

House Soccer matches

At lunchtime there was a soccer game. Waihola and Mahinerangi were in a team and Wanaka and Manapouri , Wakatipu. We had a fantastic game and it was very fun. Finn was the referee. Finn and Zeke played our best. Me and Liam were the best in our team . Finn got both of our goals. Our team had more players than the other team. Most of our team were Year 4s. All of our team were the best in the game. We won by 2 points.

Reporters:Liam Kylie

More Kiwiana

Today I bought a New Zealand book to share it with the class but me and dad found it in a car at his work. I bought a poster and some Hairy Maclary books to share with the children. Kiwiana is interesting.

Reporters: Emma Abby

Baby Memories

I brought my baby stuff to share with the class. I think everyone loved it. I had a family tree and a baby book. I love my baby stuff.

The Art Exhibition

Today my picture was in the hall from sketching at the Art Exhibition. It was water painting. It is a funny looking tulip. I put two pictures in the hall. This is my best picture in the hall. Reporter: Keziah

Monday, September 26, 2011

Here come your letters pen pals

All the letters are finished and ready to send. Whew!! Well done everyone. I know your pen pals will enjoy them.

Good morning everyone

Oh look at these beautiful freesias that Kylie brought along to school. They smell incredible. Emma arrived today with a great All Blacks outfit on while Josh T brought along a Rugby World Cup quiz he had prepared for the class. Then in walked Josh W with this little rugby ball cupcake. It is always interesting in Room 9 when we arrive in the morning!

Te Rakau

We had our first session with the te rakau sticks. We listened carefully to the starting command and it sounded like one set of sticks when we started. Next time we will add the music and keep in time with the rhythm.

A Rugby World Cup colouring competition and three winners

We all took part in a colouring competition and then voted for the winners. It was very close but here are the winners - Kylie, Josh T and Lachlan. What a great effort!

Hairy Maclary by Lynley Dodd

As part of our Kiwiana unit we watched some Hairy Maclary stories. Lynley Dodd is a New Zealand author who is known around the world. Tell us why you enjoy her stories.

Breakfast at school

Charlotte had breakfast at school with the Room 3 Breakfast Club. What did you have Charlotte and did you enjoy it?

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Letters for our Pen pals

Our letters to our Anderson's Bay School pen pals are finally finished. We loved getting our second letter and we read them carefully so that we could answer all their questions. We were very impressed with the art work on their letters so we made a huge effort to decorate our letters too.

A challenge

At After School Care we made these flags. Can you guess what country they come from? Can you tell us something that comes from this country?

Reporters: Amity and Jackie

Friday, September 23, 2011

My song.

Yesterday I brought my first song. I sang it to two classes. I sang it to Room 9 and Room 10. Everyone loved it. I better start writing my next song!

Reporter: Abigail

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Look at us now!

We just keep on getting better and better at our gymnastics. Today we had Jolene and Melanie to help us with our rotation. We were able to use the beam and the mini tramp. What fun we had!

Photographer: Brooke

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

What fabulous finger picking!

Last thing on a Wednesday afternoon, the Guitar Club love to share their new learning. Today we learnt how to finger pick. Look at Charlotte carefully picking the correct strings - 5132, 5132, 5132. When they have played the pick 100 times it will be perfect!

Photographer: Abby

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Today the Lions were the stars at the Room 9 Little Theatre. They presented "The Three Billy Goats Gruff" brilliantly and asked superb questions afterwards. Thank you boys, we really enjoyed your performance.

Photographer: Abby