Friday, June 27, 2014
The other part of our Extra for Experts activity this week was to try and make a traditional Maori kite from materials found in the garden. Luke and Regan certainly rose to the challenge and created this wonderful flax kite. The boys shared the kite with both Room 9 and Room 10 and we were all very impressed. Well done boys!
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
There was great excitement in Room 9 today as Room 9 and Room 10 children waited in anticipation. Suddenly in walked five members of the Mosgiel Rotary Club carrying heavy boxes. Each Year 4 child was presented with a beautiful dictionary to keep and use at school. The Year 3 children were not sad because they know they will get a dictionary next year. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Monday, June 23, 2014
We are learning how to write a persuasive argument to prepare for the speech competition next term. Today Briar, Isaac, Luke and Hannah shared their arguments. We were impressed and decided that there were very good reasons for having a three day weekend!
Hooray, hooray, hooray! The Life Education Van has arrived at Outram School again and that means we meet Harold the giraffe again. Today we watched a video about a new boy arriving at school. We talked about our feelings and about being a 'cool classmate.' We are looking forward to the next session with Pip and Harold on Wednesday.
Friday, June 20, 2014
What a busy day we had today. The Seniors joined us for Jump Jam this morning which encouraged us to try even harder. During our library session we learnt about Kandinski, chose books, played chess and looked closely at stones with the microscope. Balance and control were the themes during gymnastics and at lunchtime there was a House Newspaper challenge in the hall. Finally we finished our pen pal letters ready for delivery. Phew! We are ready for the weekend!
Every week when we visit the Allen Centre, Mrs Stedman has a new adventure for us. Today we learnt about Kandinsky. When he painted colours he could hear music. Using his colours and musical knowledge we are going to create a class musical composition. First we need to paint our colour circles.