Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The crab by Thomas

Listen to Thomas reading his story. Well done Thomas

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The little red digger

Every week when we go to the library we explore books written by New Zealand authors. Over the past four weeks we have read the series of books about the little yellow digger by Betty and Alan Gilderdale.

We had no sooner finished reading all the books in the series when we had a little red digger turn up at our school and work just outside our classroom. We spent the morning working for short periods of time and then racing to the window to watch the digger!!!

 We were fascinated that the man stood behind the little red digger

We watched that little red digger collect dirt and put it carefully on the truck. It was a magical moment in time to watch a class of 15 boys and 4 girls be captured by something happening just outside our classroom!!!!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Road safety posters

We made some road safety posters. We had to make a lot of decisions -
-which way to place our paper
- the size of our title - Big or little 
- where to put our picture and writing. 

Friday, November 9, 2012

The monkey by Benji

Listen to Benji read his story.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

The sun by Zavier

Listen to Zavier's information report about the sun.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The juicy bone by Daniel

Listen to Daniel read his story. How did the little dog solve his problem?

Monday, November 5, 2012

The monkey by Anna

Listen to Anna read her story about a monkey that took the zookeeper's banana.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The juicy bone by Lily

Listen to Lily reading her story about a little dog and his juicy bone. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

The naughty monkey by Hamza

Listen to Hamza reading his story about a naughty monkey. Well done Hamza

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Goldilocks by Maziyah

Listen to Maziayh reading his story about Goldilocks.

Friday, October 5, 2012

The naughty kitten by Daehyun

Listen to Daehyun reading his story about a rather naughty kitten.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The crab by Amanda

Listen to Amanda reading her story.

Monday, October 1, 2012

End of term - homework project

At the end of term three, we had a homework challenge based around our topic  Space. As teachers we were impressed with the time and effort that had gone into making some creative projects. Well done everyone

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Planting flowers in the butterfly house

This week we planted some cosmos plants inside the butterfly house as well as pansies outside the house as we ensure we have some food for the butterflies that will emerge from their chrysalis .

Saturday, September 29, 2012

The little kitten by Sophie

Listen to Sophie reading her story about a little black kitten. Well done Sophie for reading with expression.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Day and Night by Jamie

Listen to Jamie reading this explanation of day and night. Well done Jamie

Friday, September 21, 2012

The moon

 Over the past week we have been reading books about the moon and watching some utube clips of mans first walk on the moon. As we found out information we organised it by using a class Y chart. Before we wrote an information report about the moon we made a web sharing all the facts we knew about the moon. We each wrote an information report and drew our own little Y charts. Look out for some of us reading our information reports on the blog in the near future.

Miss Linehan from room 2 showed us how to make these cool moons so we each made one.

On Friday when Sophie's Nana and Grandad came to pick her up at the end of the day we invited them into our classroom and asked them where they were when Neil Armstrong took that first step on the moon. Thank you for sharing your experience of this historic moment with us. 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

The apple tree by Hyder

Listen to Hyder reading his story. Well done Hyder

Fun building with blocks

The children in room one enjoy the opportunities they have to build with blocks. Below are some of their latest creations.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Reading group

Another reading group  and another fun activity with toys.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The web

As we explore the topic of the sun, earth and moon we recalled all the facts we could remember about the sun. To do this we sat in a circle and rolled a ball of wool to each other recalling a fact before we rolled it. It was a lot of fun, we remembered a lot of facts and made a rather impressive web.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Reading group activity

Together these boys completed this reading activity. They were very proud of themselves. Well done boys.