Thursday, May 31, 2012
We raced to the Allen Centre today. After we had chosen and shared our new books there was time to explore this wonderful place. Chess was popular today and so was the coin collecting that we talked about last week. Already Fynn and Lily have started their collection while Ted and Ethan were busy cleaning and inspecting coins.
Today we had another science rotation in the classroom. One of the activities was to make clouds. We put warm water in a jar and put ice cubes in a bag at the top. We could see clouds forming inside the jar. Can you tell your family why this happened?
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
It was the Junior Disco time again tonight. The hall was decorated with a fluoro theme and everyone looked amazing as they arrived wearing bright brilliant colours. We danced, did the limbo, had competitions and loved being together. Thank you School Council for organising this event for us.
We were busily writing our stories when suddenly out the window we saw the blue sky disappearing as storm clouds arrived. We raced outside and sat and watched the huge clouds roll in. We knew it was going to be a cold day because we had seen it on today's weather map. Brrrr.... it's nearly winter!
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Meg was first into the classroom this morning and quickly checked out her barometer. Mmm the weather outside is cold and stormy and the pointer on Meg's barometer has dropped. Ezra arrived with more pictures for the class today. Gosh thank you Ezra!
Saturday, May 26, 2012
We all made a simple barometer to see if we could notice changes in air pressure. When the air pressure is high it will push down on the balloon and the pointer will go up. This will be fine weather. The pointer will go down when air pressure falls and the balloon bulges outwards. Great work everyone.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
A new learning adventure is unfolding for us in the Allen Centre with Mrs Steadman - investigating money. If we wish we can make a money collection. We were shown how to clean the coins and then Ted used a magnifying glass and found that this coin was made in 1990 in America. On one side was a building and on the other was a man. It was good that we had our American visitors with us to help with the investigation.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
We decided to find out the area of one of our classroom tables. We used the one centimeter blocks. It was a very big job counting up how many square centimeters were used - 2076! If you are buying a new carpet, you need to know the area of the room.