Friday, May 31, 2013

Gosh what interesting birds!

I am in Sydney and look at the birds that we can see.  Can you name these birds? Time to go searching clever Room 9 children!

Sorting through the data

What a busy session we had in Room 9. All the data from the other classes had arrived and we had to make our tally charts. Statistics is great!

And still more waka

Look at the wonderful waka that have sailed into Room 9. We were so proud of them that we decided to take them to the Allen Centre to share with Mrs Stedman. She wondered how the Maori got the waka into the water. We came up with some amazing suggestions.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Look at the waka arriving in Room 9

Our Extra for Experts task this week was to build a waka. This morning three magnificent waka sailed into Room 9. Well done Gabby, Bridgette and Evie. Gabby used cardboard, Bridgette wove cabbage tree leaves and Evie plaited flax. Come and see the waka in Room 9!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Snow Day today!

No school today Room 9. We have very heavy snow at our place and it is still snowing!  You can see Haku's paw prints as she raced outside for five minutes. What is the snow like at your place? See you tomorrow.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Olivia contributed to our community

This morning Olivia shared her "Contributing to the community" alphabet at our assembly. This was the Extra for Experts task for homework last week. We were really proud of you Olivia.

Our cool class goals

Our personal goals for learning in Room 9:

To get neater at my printing.

To write neater.

To write more interesting stories.

To get 100 out of 100 in basic facts.

I need to get better at my writing.

I want to get better at listening and learning.

My goal is to write neatly.

To write long and interesting stories.

I want to learn more spelling words and use them in my stories.

I need to get better on basic facts, especially my times tables.

I want to try and write more interesting stories.

I will practise to get better linking.

To learn my 6x, 7x & 8 times table.

I  will put more similes in my writing.

I need to work on my printing to get on to linking.

I want to work harder on my capital letters and full stops.

I want to pay more attention so I can learn my maths.

I need to work on my doubles and halves in maths.

I would like to get up in a higher maths group.

I will listen more carefully in maths so I can learn more.

I want to get faster at my basic facts so I can get 60/60.

I want to learn about maths and get 60/60 in my basic facts.

Using good pronunciation and expression when I am reading

 I am working hard so that I enjoy writing.

 I am learning to multiply big numbers in the thousands

Friday, May 24, 2013

We are learning to skip

We are all learning to skip at Outram School and it is not as easy as it looks.

A farewell lunch for Syardhana

Today was Syardhana's last day at Outram School so we decided to have a shared lunch. Look at the delicious food that we shared. We were sad to farewell Syardhana but she is now going to be a penpal with the whole class. We look forward to hearing from you Syardhana.

Oh what clever boys you are!

Today both Noah and Regan got 60/60 for their basic facts test. What a fine achievement boys. Well done!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Grand Slam!

Homework completed five weeks in a row means Grand Slam. This is when we have free time for 15 minutes. Look what we did yesterday!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The Musicians of Bremen

Yesterday I read a lovely book to the class. It was called The Musicians of Bremen. Everybody loved it!

Reporter: Lucia

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Lucia reads to us

Today Lucia read the Musicians of Bremen to us. She prepared for several days and then read it beautifully to us. Thank you Lucia.

Guitar Club

Today Guitar Club met in the Workshop. We have 28 children in the club so we will have to make two different groups. Great playing everyone.

Pen-pals your letters are ready!

We all have a pen-pal from Morrinsville in the North Island. We carefully wrote and published our letters. We wanted out letters to be our best work. They look brilliant don't you agree?

Monday, May 20, 2013

Today we had a lovely visitor in Room 9

Today Mrs Stewart came to Room 9 to share the day with us. It was a real treat having you with us. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Investigating traditional Maori culture

Today we used the Jig Saw tool to inquire into traditional Maori culture. First we had to make a complete jig saw. We then joined with other children with the same piece of puzzle and together read a text. Next we made notes and finally we published our new knowledge on our jig saw piece. When they are all finished, each group will present their new learning to the rest of the class.

A wonderful performance!

Today we crept into the Allen Centre to watch a beautiful Indian dance. Syardhana's Mum Anu taught the girls how to dance. Today she explained the dances to us. We loved the dancers, the candles, the incense - everything was superb. Thank you!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Hens arrive at Outram School

Today six hens arrived at Outram School and one of those clever girls has already laid an egg.