Friday, May 29, 2009

Our stories

Listen to one of the stories that we wrote this week. First we drew our picture on the computer and then today we recorded our voice onto the computer.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Our Earth Pics

This week in ICT we had a go at using Kid Pix and Tux Paint to draw our planet earth. We were learning to draw lines and use the fill bucket. Check out our awesome results below.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Our Experiment!

Setting up our experiment

For our inquiry unit investigating the ways we look after our planet. As part o this we are carrying out a bury it investigation. In two large tubs outside our classroom we have buried five samples each of paper lunch wrap, gladwrap, tinfoil and apple. We are investigating how these things break down and compost over time. Today we dug up our first samples after they had been buried for a week. Here is what they look like.

The changes that we noticed were that the apple had turned yellow and that the

paper lunchwrap had become weak so Sally easily accidentally tore it.

Which one do you think will compost the fastest. Leave us a comment and let us know!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Tuby the Tuba

On Thursday we were lucky enough to have some members of the Nelson Symphony Orchestra come to school. They have been involved with the Tuby the Tuba performance. We got to hear what a Tuba and a Violin sound like. One of the ladies had also used plasticine to make the instruments to show us what they look like.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Maori Legends

This term as part of Maori we are learning all about Maori legends. Today we visited an exhibition about Maori legends at the museum. Cindy from the museum told us the legend about how Maui fished up the North Island of New Zealand. We were then divided into groups where we took part in acting out a Maori legend.

Read some of our stories that we wrote about our visit below.

I was the bird in the legend. Sofie
I was the second wife in the Maori legend story. Becky
I was the eel and I touched the old woman. Charlie
I went to the museum today and it was fun. I was the Grandma in the acting at the museum. Ali

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Farewell Talia

Yesterday we farewelled Talia. She has moved to Brightwater and so is going to go to Brightwater School. Talia is going to be in Room 1, the same class that Sally started in when she started at Brightwater School! We found out about her new class by looking on their blog. Becky and her Mum made cupcakes for us to share for Talia's farewell party. They were yummy. Thankyou Becky and Judith!

Term 2 Goals 09

This term we have each thought about some of the things we would like to improve in and be "better than before". Next we had to decide how we would show our goal in a photograph and one of our classmates then took the photo. Listen to our voice thread to hear about our goals. You can also read them on our wall in our classroom.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Today we were lucky enough to have some guys from Kelly Sports come along and do a sports session with us. We got to pretend that we were David Beckham and Michael Jordan when we were doing all the fun activities. They are going to be running after school sessions here at school on Thursday afternoons.