Saturday, July 30, 2016
Clarke Johnstone was a pupil at Outram School and will be representing New Zealand at the Olympic Games in the equestrian events. The school has made a book to encourage him and every class contributed a page. On Friday we completed our page.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
When the children arrive in the morning the class puzzles are always enjoyed. This week the tangram puzzle has been challenging the children to create the shapes without looking at the answers.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
On Tuesday I brought a fat called dripping and it was mixed with seeds like sunflower seeds. Mine is one really good bird feeder. We made six fat balls and more.There are more than eight altogether. The wax eyes love it.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Friday, July 8, 2016
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Before school everyone likes to try out the latest puzzles. Ethan brought along yet another new puzzle for us to try and Mya and Tim were busy with the tangram challenge. Another group led by Jamie were sorting the endangered creatures puzzle and Rakai was determined to solve Ethan's puzzle.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
We returned to Horton today. We practiced our phone calls again and it was much easier today as we became more comfortable with the drama conventions. We then dressed up Horton and placed him in his nest and placed Mayzie nearby. As you can imagine there were a lot of telephone calls between them and between these characters and the rest of the class. The story will continue tomorrow.
Monday, July 4, 2016
We began our drama unit today and practiced two drama conventions - telephone calling and hot seating. We started reading 'Horton hatches the egg' and we used hot seating to question Horton. The mask helped us get into role. We also hot seated Mayzie as we tried to discover how she could bear to abandon her egg.
Friday, July 1, 2016
The tree outside our classroom is covered with our bird feeders. Sparrows have visited and tui and bellbird but we have been wondering where are the wax eyes? Everything changed today when a cloud of wax eyes arrived and discovered the delicious feast waiting for them. We crouched by the window and watched with delight as the birds happily ate.