Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Swing bridges by Joanna

Joanna wrote this information report about swing bridges. She placed labels on the photo using KidPix


video

The mean old lady by Julius

Listen to Julius read the narrative he wrote about three teenagers going to the movies.


video

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Auckland Harbour Bridge

Here are some of the photos taken on our trip to view the Auckland Harbour Bridge.


The main types of bridges

Over the past few weeks we have used 'KidPix' to show our growing understanding of the different types of bridges by drawing them. Below is some of our work. Click on the image to enlarge it.
Ashane

DongHae


Grace


Hanbin


Celine


Christiane

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Three Billy Goats Gruff - Puppet Show

Here is another version of the Billy Goats Gruff told through the use of puppets.

The lady with the big hat by Katharine

Katharine has worked hard to draw her pictures for this story on KidPix. Why do you think the lady wore a big hat to the movies?

video

The mean dog by Hanbin

Hanbin worte this narrative about a mean dog. He drew the pictures on KidPix. Why were the dogs happy at the end of the story?


video

The movies by Zachariah

Zachariah wrote this narrative and drew the pictures to go with it on KidPix. What did the teenagers say to the lady with the big hat?

video

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The cat fell in the fish tank by Vianni

Vianni wrote this narrative about a rather hungry cat. What did it do?

video

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The movies by Christiane

Christiane wrote this narrative about three teenagers going to the movies. She drew her pictures on KidPix. Where did the girl with the big hat sit and how did the teenagers solve their problem?


video

The naughty cat by Stephanie

Stephanie worked hard to record her story. She drew her pictures on KidPix. Why do you think the cat tried to get the fish.


video

The good monkey by Aboudi

Aboudi wrote this story about a monkey. In what way was the monkey good?


video

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Our shared book this week is the Three Billy Goats Gruff. It is a play and we are taking turns playing the different characters. The goats cross a bridge - A BEAM BRIDGE!! We watched this video on Room 2's blog and have put it on our blog as well.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Our trip under the Auckland Harbour Bridge

Last week we went on a school trip. When we got back to school we thought about some of the things we saw and heard and have captured these using iMovie.



video

A swing bridge by Celine

Listen to Celine read her information report about a swing bridge. What facts did you learn?


video

The teenagers went to the movies by Sarah

Sarah wrote this narrative and drew her pictures on KidPix


video

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The monkey snatched the banana by Liam

Liam wrote this narrative about the monkey that snatched the banana. How do you know the zookeeper is really angry?

video

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The teenagers went to the movies by Mark

Listen to Mark read the narrative he wrote about three teenagers that went to the movies.


video

Monday, September 14, 2009

Swing Bridges by Rebekah

Listen to Rebekah read her information report on swing bridges.


video

The monkey snatched the banana by Vianni

Vianni wrote this narrative and drew the pictures on KidPix.


video

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The teenagers went to the movies by Ryan

Ryan wrote this narrative and drew the pictures on KidPix. Why didn't the lady move?


video

Friday, September 11, 2009

The wobbly swing bridge by Brodie

Brodie wrote this information report about a swing bridge. What interesting fact did Brodie share?


video

Thursday, September 10, 2009

An information report by Liam

Liam wrote an information report on swing bridges. Listen to his report and find out why cars can't go on them.


video

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A wobbly swing bridge by Hanbin

Hanbin wrote this information report on swing bridges. Listen to all the facts he knows about swing bridges.

video

Swing Bridges by Ashane

Listen to Ashane read his information report about swing bridges. He imported an image on KidPix to label the parts of the swing bridge.

video

Week 7 Term 3 2009

With gusts of wind and a beautiful clear sky we flew our parachutes on the school field. The children squealed with delight as the wind tugged at their parachutes and they let them go. We were fascinated in the way that when the wind died down and our parachutes fell they would travel along the ground by the wind. We had a great deal of fun and used the experience to write a personal recount.




Later in the week we began to find out about the Auckland Harbour Bridge from the books and the internet. We are collating these facts on a large class Y chart.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Filling containers with water

We have enjoyed this interactive activity - as we learn how much water it takes to fill different containers.

.

Going to the movies by Zoe

Zoe wrote a narrative about a boy and a girl who went to the movies. What happened when the girl with the big hat came in?

video

The naughty monkey by Summer

Summer wrote this narrative about a naughty monkey. How did the zoo keeper feel and what did he do?


video

Weeks 5 and 6 Term 3 2009

Over the past few weeks we have explored the three main types of bridges - arch, suspension and beam bridge. We found out a lot about how they look and what makes them strong.

We took part in the technology challenge along with the rest of the junior classes. We all had to construct our bridges using newspaper, string and tape. We had to work in teams. It was a lot of fun and it was a great opportunity to show how well we could work as a team.



We have written information reports about swing bridges and have begun to label the parts of a swing bridge using a image we imported on KidPix - Look out for these reports on our blog in the next few weeks.