Saturday, April 20, 2013
Today certificates were given out in assembly for those children who had been demonstrating respect for ourselves and for others. This has been our current challenge. What we didn't know was that Mr Marshall had decided to give a special award for an outstanding example of this at Outram School. Room 9 shone with pleasure as our very own Andrew was chosen to receive this award. We are so proud of you Andrew!
Today was an important day for our 3D paper spill construction. Mrs Stedman came to assess our effort. She was VERY impressed. We got 5 gold stars for being free standing. We got another 5 gold stars for having moving parts and we got 4 gold stars for our use of tape. Then we were delighted to receive prizes! We got Su Doku books, a story starter kit and a wonderful new book to enjoy, "Beautiful Oops!" Thank you dear Mrs Stedman. Congratulations Room 9!
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Today was the day to build bridges. Everyone brought along their bridge building material and the building began. There were many challenges, but by the end of the morning everyone had finished their bridge. We all made sure that our bridge would support a toy car. We were very pleased to share our bridges with Mr Marshall. Thank you to our kind hot glue gun operators.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
We love to present plays in Room 9 and today there were three performances. Three reading groups prepared and then presented a play to the class. It was very entertaining. Afterwards each group asked us some very challenging questions.
On Saturday I went to horse riding.It was my last week and it was my gymkana. I got 3 rossets. The red one was 1st. The blue one was 2nd and the green one was 4th. I was very proud of myself. I really want to do it again next year.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Bridge Building Day is on Wednesday so we were busy today working on our planning sheet. We sketched three different bridges and then chose our favourite one to build. We also listed all the things we need to bring from home. It's going to be fun!
Today we read the "Incredible Bridge" book together. Before we got to the end we all tried the one piece of paper bridge challenge. Some of us managed! We then finished reading the book and learnt how to cut and fold the paper to make a bridge. Look how strong this bridge is!
Friday, April 12, 2013
Thursday, April 11, 2013
On Tuesday, El Gregoe came to our school. "Amazing!" I whispered to Meg. "I know," she whispered back. Then he called me up. My knees were shaking really fast. El Gregoe gave me a frisbee saying, "You've got the power." After, he got Seymour out and Seymour was really funny. He even made water come out of Syardhana's elbow. I love El Gregoe!
We have been playing nonstop cricket during syndicate sport. We decided we all needed some extra practice with batting so out came the patter tennis bats. Our senior buddies, Jakob, Charlie and Tiane also came to help us learn these skills. What great buddies! But gosh, it was quite tricky!
Gosh what fun we have at Japanese Club. Today it was karate. Special instructors came and demonstrated some basic moves. Look how quickly everyone got moving. Lunchtimes are so busy. We also had Gardening Club and Sketching Club in the Allen Centre. If that wasn't enough, the seniors also organised a huge game of Octopus for the Year 1 - 4 children!