Friday, August 30, 2013

Polish paper cutting

Today we carefully followed a Polish paper cutting design to make snowflakes. It was tricky but the designs are beautiful. Each one is different just like real snowflakes. The Inuit certainly know all about snow.

Multiplication Grid Game

The Tricky Triangles played  multiplication grid game today. We used two dice to make arrays. The winner was the first player to fill the sheet.

The Ranfurly Shield visits Outram School

There was great excitement as we welcomed the Ranfurly Shield to Outram School. The Kapa haka group gave an  energetic haka as the shield was carried in. Every class filed up on to the stage to have a photo with the shield. What an exciting afternoon!

Slithering slimy snails!

Look at these slimy snails. I found them on my Mum's office roof. I feed them leaves and cabbage. They are called Bob and Snoozey.

Reporter: Ethan

What have you made Seth?

It was hard making my whistle because I had to make the hole in the middle. I made it out of bark. I could make a sound when I blew it. I got the idea at the Marae and I made it by the chicken coop.

Reporter: Seth

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Art from the Marae

When we returned to school after our marae visit, we looked closely at all the photos. We decided to see if we could copy a photo. We each chose a photo and looked very carefully as we drew. Caleb drew Cameron making his whistle. Andrew drew Noah trying out his whistle and Noah drew the instructor showing us how to use the tiaha. Come and look at the results in Room 9.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

New maths games

We have been using packs of cards to play new maths games. In this game we have to make 'ten'. Ten cards are laid out and as many cards as possible are chosen to make 'ten'. The winner has the most cards when they are added up. (No Kings, Queens, Jacks or tens cards are used and the Ace counts as 1. )

Gosh sewing is tricky!

We are learning how to sew, so that we can make an Inuit wall hanging. First of all we had to learn how to sew.  It was tricky for some of us!  Once we had learnt how to do a running stitch we set to work.

Friday, August 23, 2013

R.A.Spratt and Nanny Piggins

Evie and I went to see the author of Nanny Piggins R.A Spratt. The puppet is Nanny Piggins . We bought some books and the one I got was the new one.

Reporters: Evie and Meg

Thursday, August 22, 2013

In the Allen Centre today!

We love to visit the Allen Centre. Today Olivia and Lucia showed us how they use the grids in their ballet classes. Mrs Steadman shared a new series with us, "The time hunters," and there is already a queue for these books. Blake spent a long time with the seal bone jig saw puzzle while Gabby was in a world of her own. Jaime, Bella and Meg are training to be Junior Librarians. Of course we also chose books and there was a lot of chess playing as usual!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A long muddy race!

Olivia, Edith, Gabby and Blake were part of the cross country team that competed in the inter-school event today. Demi and Ezra also took part and both were placed second in their event. Jaime ran a superb race and won her event. We are very proud of our team!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

All about Tuktu

We are following a video series about a young Inuit boy called Tuktu. The videos record the traditional way of life of the Inuit people. Today we watched them making a kayak from drift wood and seal skin. We loved the bow drill they used!

Photographer: Jaime Reid

Two versus two

We had a vigorous game of Two verses Two this afternoon. There were some brilliant passes and some very speedy dodging.

What have you got there Hunter?

I got a whistle from Mrs Carter. It was amazing. It is a slide whistle. It sounds like a bird singing in a tree. It is also very very easy to play. I am playing my whistle outside the recycling bins. I am probably going to bring it on Wednesday.

Reporter: Hunter

Monday, August 19, 2013

The Room 9 Little Theatre opened again this afternoon

The Lions group presented a new play today. We have some great actors in Room 9 and they asked some very tricky questions to check that we had been listening!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Room 9 assembly item

The plan was to make sure that everyone had a moment to shine on the stage and by the time we had finished we had succeeded. We showed our koru art, shared mihi, shared an original poem, recited marae acrostics, listened to a guitar duo, shared our Explorer of the World art, recited an A.A.Milne poem, "The King's Breakfast,"  and finally all joined together to sing, "I'm a believer."