Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Carol (Blake's Nana) has been helping us to use the computer programme 'inspiration; to classify the toys we took photos of earlier in the term. Click on the images below to enlarge them.

Monday, June 28, 2010

What is it? By Olivia

Can you work out what toy Olivia is describing?

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Week 10 Term 2 2010

This week our local educational police officer popped in to see us. His name is Constable Harwood. He stayed for a little while and talked to us about his job and showed us some of the tools he uses in his job.

We took the opportunity to ask him about what his favourite toy was when he was little. We found out that he use to play with toy soldiers and that he didn't have them anymore BUT he did keep the 'Tonka toys' he use to play with. Thanks Constable Harwood for popping in to see us and thanks Jade for taking this photo of him with the class camera.

We also made some invitations, inviting a special guest to our 'Toys Tea party' next week. You can tell by the image below how excited we are to be having a tea party at school and sharing with our special guests some of the things we now know about toys.

Thanks also to Martin for making these paper toys, following the instructions in his reader this week. At our developmental session on Friday Martin showed others how to make them.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

What is it? By Charlie

Can you work out what Charlie is describing? She took the photos as well. Well done Charlie.

Friday, June 25, 2010

The doll by Callum

Listen to Callum read his description of a doll.

The girl and the crab by Nicole Patton

Listen to Nicole read her narrative about a girl who went to the beach.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sharon the doll by Jade

Listen to Jade read her description of 'Sharon the doll'

What is it? by Stephanie

Listen to Stephanie's description - Can you work out what it is?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A doll by Austin

Listen to Austin's description of a doll.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

What is it? by Blake

Can you work out what toy Blake is describing?

Monday, June 21, 2010

My jet by Oscar

Listen to Oscar tell you about his toy jet.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

The spinning top by Callum

Listen to Callum reading the poem he wrote about a spinning top.

Week 9 Term 2 2010

We have been learning to classify toys in a variety of ways. Click on the pictures below to enlarge them.



Nicole Patton




Thursday, June 17, 2010

Grandma's old doll by Stephanie

Stephanie wrote a description of her Grandma's doll. How old is the doll?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

My teachers doll by Nicole Patton

Nicole wrote a description of a doll. What interesting facts did she share?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

My Bear by Oscar

Listen to Oscar read his description of his bear.

Monday, June 14, 2010

I went to MOTAT by Olivia

After our trip to MOTAT, Olivia wrote a personal recount. What parts of the trip did Olivia enjoy?

Sharon the doll by Blake

Blake wrote a description of a doll. LIsten to him read it.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

My panda bear by Charlie

Listen to Charlie read her description of her toy panda bear.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Week 8 Term 2 2010

Did you work out that the toy we made was a cup and ball?
We each took a photo of our toy -

We had a great deal of fun with our new toys. We found out its actually quite tricky to get the ball in the cup. It takes a great deal of perseverance.

On Friday we went to the syndicate assembly and four girls wanted to read the descriptions they had written about an old doll.
Well done girls.

Going to MOTAT by Stephanie

Listen to Stephanie read her personal recount of our trip to MOTAT. What did she enjoy doing?

My Teddy by Ben

Ben is fond of his teddy bear. Listen to his description of his teddy bear. Ben took a photo of his bear and put labels on it in using a computer programme called KidPix

Thursday, June 10, 2010

A toy !

Today we made a toy using the following materials. We got the idea from looking at Room 4's blog.

Can you work out what toy we made?

Tomorrow we are each going to take a photo of our toy - look out for these on the blog.

Farewell - Flynn

Today we said farewell to Flynn. We made him a card and he gave us a really neat game he'd made - a fishing game. Thanks Flynn. We will miss you, but we will think of you often and will enjoy playing the fishing game.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

My bear by Stephanie

Listen to Stephanie read her description of her teddy bear.

My heart bear by Jade

Listen to Jade read her description of her bear.

Old teddy bear

Stephanie brought in her Dad's teddy bear. It's body was very hard and it's arms and legs didn't move. We decided it was a much loved bear. Thanks for sharing your Dad's teddy with us Stephanie.

Monday, June 7, 2010

My Polar Bear by Callum

Listen to Callum read his story about his toy polar bear.

My puppy by Austin

Austin had just started school when he wrote this description of his toy puppy. Well done Austin

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Toy defintion by Stephanie

Listen to Stephanie read her definition of a toy.

My drawing bear by Jorja

Listen to Jorja read her description of her bear.


Saturday, June 5, 2010

Toy defintion by Martin

Listen to Martin read his definition of a toy.

My favourite bear by Blake

Listen to Blake read his description of his favourite bear.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Oh Bother!

This week our shared book was 'Oh bother!' We have become very good at finding exclamation marks and reading these parts with expression. We have used KidPix to explore what we thought a hole might be in that would cause us to say Oh bother!. We made this podcast to share with you all.

A visit from Mrs Stewart

This week Mrs Stewart our Principal came to our classroom and talked about her favourite toy - a teddy bear. She has put her teddy bear somewhere safe and can't quite remember where it is at the moment. She said it had a very hard body and had limbs that moved. She brought along a teddy bear that she has had for 10 years. For a long time it has been in her office but since the arrival of her Grandson it has become a regular passenger in her car to keep him company.It is a lovely bear so soft and cuddly. Thank you for coming to our class and talking to us Mrs Stewart.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Sorting toys

As a class we all took a photo of a toy from the alphabet box. This week some of us have worked with Carol (Blake's Nana) to sort the photos of the toys using the computer programme 'Inspiration'. It is the first time we have used inspiration and we have enjoyed showing our learning using a different tool. Click on the image to enlarge it.





Watching toys in action

Today we visited a website where we could watch toys moving in a variety of ways. Click on the link and look for yourself- which toys do you like the most?

Once on the site - click on the moving labels and choose the toy you would like to explore -Have fun

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A special bear

Jade brought in her Nana's special teddy bear that is 51 years old. He is obviously a well loved bear as a lot of his fur has worn off. Jade took the following photos of this very special bear. Thanks Jade for bringing in your Nana's bear to share with us.

Toy defintion by Olivia

Listen to Olivia's definition of a toy.

Toy defintion by Nicole

Listen to Nicole reading her toy definition.

Toy defintion by Jade

Listen to Jade read her definition of a toy that she wrote earlier in the term.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Sorting old and new toys

Today we had fun sorting old and new toys on the following website. Click on the picture below and have fun with this activity at home.

Toy definition by Flynn

Listen to Flynn read his definition of a toy that he wrote earlier in the term.

Toy definition by Alexas

Listen to Alexas read her definition of a toy. She wrote it early in the term.