Thursday, August 30, 2012
There was a hive of industry during writing this morning. Several children were finishing their stone design descriptions for their Junior Explorer of the World book. Kerah was illustrating her story chosen for our 'Brilliant Stories' book while Andrew was writing a post for the class blog about his paper designs. The rest of the class raced to the hall to try another side vault before they wrote an explanation on how to do this type of vault.
into a bird. After that I folded it into a triangle. Soon I had a great idea. My idea was I could
make a paper helicopter because the triangle I folded looks like the back of a helicopter. Soon I finished my helicopter.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
In Term 1 we investigated our New Zealand seasons. In Term 2 we took part in many experiments to try and understand our weather. Now we are comparing our climate and lifestyle with that of Qatar and Switzerland. Look what Noah walked into Room 9 wearing today. Great choice of clothes Noah!
Monday, August 27, 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012
We are all taking part in the Allen Centre Explorer of the World Challenge. Today for the first challenge we had to collect some favourite stones, examining them carefully as we did so. We then built patterns with them on the concrete and enjoyed the beauty of these stones.
Friday, August 24, 2012
The Penguins reading group independently made a folded paper house after carefully reading the instructions. Today they had to teach a group of class mates their new skills. The second challenge was to turn to the next page of the Junior Journal and make the Christmas tree. Great results everyone!
We had a very close game of noughts and crosses today and finally the Year 3 team won. It is very challenging when team members are not allowed to talk to each other. This was followed by a very relaxed game of basic facts bingo.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Ted became a ukelele player at lunchtime today playing his first chord C. We sang along as he played. Inside the Allen Centre there was a hive of activity with the Drawing Club. Noah, Andrew, Olivia and Lily were keen to share their work. What talented children we have at Outram School!