Saturday, September 24, 2016
We have grown cress in our Little Garden set. We also grew cress and mustard at the same time. On Friday we harvested the mustard and cress and made teeny tiny mustard and cress sandwiches. At first only a few brave children tried them but in next to no time nearly 30 children had tried one and were eager for seconds. It's great growing our own food!
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Yesterday we gathered in the school hall for the X factor competition, complete with audience, judges and competitors. We were so proud of Matilda coming first in the Year 3 / 4 section and also getting the cup for the most promising performer. You were brilliant Matilda!
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Every five weeks the children get ten minutes free time if they have completed their homework. Today there was a large group. Will and Ollie played charades while Hannah taught a group how to draw 3D letters. Tyler shared his rocks with Aidan while Hadley studied the germinating seeds. Kurt, Levi, Oscar and Rakai were busy sketching and Denley and Claudia were writing comments on the class blog. The rest of the class were persevering with their printing.
Sunday, September 18, 2016
It is important to take special care of brand new seedlings so this weekend they came with me to Invercargill. They enjoyed seeing the sights in Clinton and Gore and they loved spending time with some great daffodil role models in Invercargill.
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We have seedlings! Who will be the first to spot them?!
Friday, September 16, 2016
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Today two classes squashed into Room 9 for a Nim Nim Championship. Working in pairs the children played ten games and then we began on the semi-finals. There was a lot of thinking and some clever strategies were used. The finals will be held tomorrow. If you don't know how to play Nim Nim, come into Room 9 and we will show you.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Everything is growing in Room 9. Today we received out Little Garden kit and we had a busy time planting the 24 vegetable seedlings. In one of the pots there are cress seeds and our very own cress seeds have been amazing us. After two days they have all germinated and now we are waiting for the little shoots to appear.