Monday, October 31, 2011
We all loved having Emma's cousin Linnea to stay after the Christchurch earthquake. She quickly became part of the Room 9 family. Well, what a surprise we all had when we came back to school after the holidays. Linnea had written a special letter to everyone in the class. Wow! Thank you, thank you Linnea!
In Room 9 everyone has their own spelling words that they learn carefully during the week. Every Friday a wonderful team of parents come in to test the spelling. You can see Team 1 doing a great job testing last Friday. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Thursday, October 27, 2011
The Allen Centre is always a busy place. Chess is still very popular. Are you on the chess ladder? Emma was having trouble finding a book. "Hold on," said Kylie. "I know just the book for you." Let us know how you enjoy those books Emma. We also tried hard not to disturb Olivia!
First you line up in 2 lines then say GO. The leader runs off and count 5 steps. Then they lie down on the ground. Everyone then follows over and the next leader runs 5 steps and then lies down. Again everyone follows over and a new leader will lie down. It is a race to seer which team will get to the end first. We hope this helps you Mrs Wilson.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Our numbers at Guitar Club were low today because the Jump Jam team was practicing and the Kapa haka group was also meeting. However we all had a sing together and then Amity showed us how fast she could play 'A'Soaling.' Brooke demonstrated how to pluck and Keziah played a short classical piece for us. It all sounded great!
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
We all raced into the classroom this morning full of Rugby World Cup news. Jackie even decorated her tee shirt as part of her celebration. Today we started our letters to the All Blacks and we are preparing a brand new Rugby World Cup song for assembly on Friday!
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
We worked hard today clearing silver beet and lettuce and spinach from the gardens and then we planted potatoes. The strawberries are already planted and the peas are in flower. What a wonderful place to grow vegetables.
We had seen signs of a performance - fantastic outfits, earnest groups of children planning their movements - and finally it was performance day. We crept quietly into the Allen Centre and watched with amazement as a flood of colour and movement washed over us. Thank you Mrs Stedman and the delightful dancers, we loved your performance - and we were allowed to see it twice!
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Abby's busy bee won the first race and Kylie sprinted to the finish to win the jandal race. Liam was the obvious winner of the gum boot toss while Josh T, followed by Charlotte were the winners of the weetbix munch. Well done champions!
First we had a busy bee race. The wheels had to stay on the ground and that was hard. Next we had the jandal sprint and the gum boot throw. Finally we had a competition to see who could eat a whole weetbix first. Now that was very difficult!