Thursday, November 29, 2012
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
Saturday, November 24, 2012
We have a Junior Syndicate Fair in two weeks. It felt important to stay with our recycling theme but our paper pots are not strong enough to sell. If we add glue they will be much stronger. We carefully planned our designs and made a list of what we would need. It was a very messy process but we worked hard and now they are all drying over the weekend. We still need to do more layers.
The challenge this week was to make something out of recycled cardboard. Gosh look at these experts. There was a cool convertible car, a cute chocolate shop, a dazzling Cinderella slipper, a tricky table, a friendly cat, clever cardboard letters and a collection of amazing electronics.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
We decided to do a rubbish collection around the school. It was our way to contribute to our school especially as this is our current challenge. We were amazed at the amount of rubbish we found! We sorted the rubbish and made some decisions. We will put all our food scraps in the compost bucket and empty it every day. Hopefully this will turn into wonderful compost. The biggest pile was the plastic wrappers. We are going to take our plastic rubbish home in our lunch boxes. Now what about all the paper?
We had to give our hands a VERY good wash after the rubbish collecting!
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
On Friday Room 9 did some firework art. First we did some wonderful colours underneath the black paint. Then we got a thin stick and broke the sharp end of the stick and then we did wonderful pictures. We had to scratch the pictures to make the colour come through. I love the colours.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
We had a wonderful concert when Hiwi the Kiwi arrived. We sang, we danced, we laughed and we learnt some very important rules for fishing. We are now all writing an exciting fishing story. There is a brand new fishing rod waiting for the best fishing story in the school. Gosh thank you Mr and Mrs Minstral
Monday, November 12, 2012
On Thursday we had our South Taieri Schools Athletic Sports. With the very cold and wet morning on Tuesday, what a great decision it was to postpone the sports day. We all enjoyed a beautiful sunny day and much dryer ground to sit on. The Junior Sports was for the morning only, and we enjoyed a very well run mixture of 7 events. The morning raced by with the children enjoying the events.
The photos featured are mostly the 7 year old boys due to my chief photographer being in this age group. It was pleasing to see that we all put our best effort in.
Well done Meg for getting 2nd in the long distance run for the 6 year old girls.
Congratulations Demi for being 3rd in the 40m sprint for the 7 year old girls.
We have 4 class members that competed in the 8 year old senior sports which went all day.
Ezra, Fynn, Edith and Olivia, had 6 events to compete in. Long jump, 60m, Discus, high jump, 75m and Shot Put. Not only did it sound like you had a great day, your score cards showed that you all had a very good points day too!
The agility poles - look at the technique as Harrison (middle) quickly makes his way around the poles.
Good on you Hunter, you always give your best and with a smile you made your way quickly around the poles :)
3 leaps - look at Ted's concentration (2nd in from right) as he hangs onto the ball and makes his leaps.
Wow look at the height Harrison (2nd in from the right) gets to in his leaps.
Go Caleb! We had to remember to only do three leaps and not move once we had.
What a great swing you had Andrew to push your body forward.
Vortex - look at it fly as we all have a warm up throw. Noah shows us how far his one can fly.
Caleb gets ready for his vortex throw. It is important to get your body in the right position and point to where you want the vortex to go. Great demonstration Caleb.
The 400m long distance run was challenging for some of the 7 year old boys. Great to see you all running and trying your best.
Harrison is determined to pass the Waihola boy in front - go Harrison.
Look at Jacob streaking off ahead trying to catch the group in front of him - and with a smile!
Push throw - ready set... look at the distance some of us managed to get!
Sprint 40m - Demi finishes her heat in the 7 year old girls - you will have to run again in the final race Demi. Great photo thank you Hunter chief photographer for the running events.
AWESOME running Demi... gosh you are fast- 2nd in year 7 girls well done.
Year 7 boys final race for the 40m sprints. Lots of Outram polos in this photo! Again great photo thanks Hunter.
Beach Flags - what a fun event this was, not only did we have to make sure that we all lined up with our fingers on the line, keeping down on the ground, we had to jump up as fast as we could to race to the batons at the end. Sometimes it came down to not just all going for the same baton at the same time!
Again look at the line up of the Outram shirts in the finals - GO Outram!