Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A busy reading space

 Even though our reading space is still not quite finished we decided to let silent readers find a quiet space to enjoy their books.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

What else can you make from a spill?

Olivia arrived with a wonderful paper spill camera this morning. We posed while she took some photos. I wonder what else we could make. We might have a letter box for our reading room!

The building keeps growing

We are now covering the walls and adding windows. The door was tricky but we managed it. After the walls are finished we will spray paint our structure. What a great team effort!

Friday, March 22, 2013

The Room 9 Little Theatre was busy today

Today the Koalas reading group presented "The Ducks Dip Out" at the Room 9 Little Theatre.  We were all impressed by their acting and afterwards they asked us some very challenging questions.

A challenge for Mary


On Thursday I made a boat.  It was very hard at first but it soon got easier. The thing that challenged me the most was having to drill a hole in the centre of the boat. I then also had to use some very very sticky glue to stick the people, food and flag on.  When I had finished my boat I started to decorate it with some waves, a sun and some fish. Then in the morning I brought it to school and did a blog post.

Reporter: Mary

Thursday, March 21, 2013

On we go!

Our free standing structure continues to grow. Olivia arrived this morning with a huge bundle of spills. At lunch time Caleb, Noah, Regan and Will had a session making spills and frames. We are nearly ready to add the roof!

The Big Splash

On Monday after the tramp we got to go on the water slide. It was my turn. I went slip  splosh  SPLASH. All I saw was suds.

Reporter: Lucia
Phographer: Belinda

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

What a wonderful camp!

All the Year 4 children have had an overnight camp at Waiora Scout Camp. It was a great success - a challenging tramp, an exciting water slide, yabbying in the river, hut building, delicious meals, amazing games in the evening, a happy DVD, a good night's sleep, a super confidence course, a search and rescue activity,  a team building session and finally cooking their own lunch and finishing off with toasted marshmallows inside a chocolate biscuit. Yum!  A very big thank you to our wonderful parents who came with us.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

A new flag for a new week!

The wind made it very difficult to get a clear photo of this flag.  Look carefully and see if you can guess which country flies this flag.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Big Buddy time

We all found a shady spot underneath the walnut trees to share our readers with our Big Buddies.  It was good to catch up and have time for a chat as well.

The building journey continues

What a busy, busy room we had today.  One team was making paper spills.  Another team was making frames out of the spills.  The third team was joining the frames together to make our building.   It was HARD work but look at our  building with it's wonderful skeleton.   One group even managed to weave the paper spills.

Early Morning

In Room 9 on Trixy from Mrs Paterson we got  a skeleton song. Today Meg, Edith and me made some moves for it. Olivia was playing the ukelele for us while we were dancing. It was fun. I love Room 9 and all my friends.

Reporter: Sam

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Origami at Japanese Club

Every Thursday a group of children come to the Japanese Club in the Allen Centre. Mrs Sutton always has wonderful activities for the children. Today it was origami. Look at these brilliant figures that were made.  Well done children.

Bones, bones, bones

Today in the Allen Centre Mrs Steadman took us on a "Seal Adventure." Mrs Steadman found a dried seal carcass at the beach and slowly and steadily we have been finding the bones inside the seal.  We have to wear gloves and work very carefully. Soon we will have a whole seal carcass to put together. I wonder what happened to the seal. I wonder what a seal skeleton looks like.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The cute hedgehog

Outside  Room 9 in the bushes there was a baby hedgehog. It looked like it was sad. I was careful not to touch it. My Mum said it would be sick if it came out.

Reporter: Noah

Monday, March 11, 2013

Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones!

Our skeletons are the framework for our bodies. The bones work together really well. Today we had to make our own skeletons. It was fun seeing how many positions we could make. We also tried to copy our skeleton.