Thursday, June 28, 2012

Matariki Kites

Yesterday we made and flew kites to celebrate Matariki.  It was great fun!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Spelling Wall of Champions - last couple of weeks!

Report Writing

This term we have been learning how to write non-chronological reports.  We have just finished writing our own reports.  Here's a few of them!

Daily Questions

I came across these questions after clicking through a link from Room 17's blog.  I thought they were great and a nice way to talk about your day. Can you use them?

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Art Afternoon

Today we finished off our Birch Tree Art.  We used Watercolours to create a colourful, patterned background.  We then used charcoal to make our birch trees.  Lastly we used old wallpaper to make autumn leaves fall from the trees.  Check out our little movie trailer!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Pick of the Bunch Recount Week 9

We've had a couple of weeks off writing recounts as we've been busy learning about report writing.  We wrote some recounts today and Olivia was the hands-down winner (I think she got the top vote from everyone in the class!)

"I don't want to get out of bed," I said.  I looked at my ipod to the time was 4:30am.  I said to myself, "no way am I getting up.  My dad pulled my leg and before I knew it I was on my floor.  I stood up and got back in bed.  My dad had another go but Mr Woofles shot up under the covers like a rocket and growled at dad like a wolf.  Mr Woofles HATES getting up early! Finally dad went and I got up.  My dad started up the car and he lifted my kart in to the boot.  I grabbed the hair straighteners and straightened my hair.  It was about time I should be leaving so I got dressed and did everything.  Then I was gone.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Class Captains Week 9 Term 2

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Whanau Day

Last week we had Whanau Day.  Some of our parents and grandparents came in to see how we do maths in the classroom.  We showed them our maths wall (which Millie led) and then showed them how we used Studyladder, play games and practice knowledge.  

Poetry Stars

Fancy Feet Parade

On Monday we had a Fancy Feet Parade to celebrate the start of Travelwise Week.  Here's some of our great Fancy Feet!

Dana's Great Wordsearch

After lunch we either have SSR or SSD.  Dana used her SSD time to make this great wordsearch using words to do with Sustainability.  Nice independent learning Dana =)

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Today we learnt the rules for adding ing to a word.  These are the rules we found out!
- Drop the e, before adding ing e.g. smile becomes smiling
- If it has a short vowel sound, double the last letter e.g hit becomes hitting
- If it has another long vowel sound (not silent e ninja) you just add ing e.g. play becomes playing

Here is a fun game that Ben and Rico played.  Rico was the winner today!