Saturday, March 31, 2012

Ice by Matthew

Listen to Matthew reading his story about the frozen ball and glove we had in room 1.

Friday, March 30, 2012

A soap boat

In small groups we put sprinkled powder on to the surface of the water.

We then carefully placed a boat with a tiny piece of soap as a rudder into the water and watched.

This is what happened .........

We wrote about what we saw. We will post some of these in the future.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

The volcano by Hamza

Listen to Hamza reading the story he wrote about a volcano after we had made sand volcanoes in our classroom. He drew the volcano on the computer software - KidPix

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Ice by Yousif

Yousif enjoyed the day we got to pass around a frozen glove and ball. He was fascinated with the frozen glove and how the frozen fingers broke first.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Drawing dragons

2012 is the year of the dragon. For art this week, after looking at pictures of dragons we sketched one. Then we went over the sketch with a black vivid pen and coloured the image in using dye. Below you can see Zavier and Matthew working through each process. The dragons will be cut out and placed on a painted background that the children created by dragging paint with a sponge.

Monday, March 26, 2012

The volcano by Zavier

After we had done the volcano experiment we wrote about volcanoes. Listen to Zavier reading his story. He drew the volcano using a computer software KidPix. Well done Zavier

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Ice by Daniel

Daniel wrote about the day we held the frozen glove and ball of ice.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Cricket session

On Tuesday we had a session with a cricket coach. He showed us how to hold the bat correctly. We had to do a lot of running and we had a lot of fun!

Friday, March 23, 2012

A picture of concentration

Look at Leo creating his piece of art work and his finished piece of work. Well done Leo

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Our happy artist

Look at Ben, our happy artist. He used pastels to create a self portrait and completed the background using painted handprints.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Making a ball of ice

This week we put water into a balloon and a glove. We put them into the freezer overnight. On Thursday morning we took them out of the the freezer and had a wonderful time looking at and touching the ice. The classroom was a buzz of excitement.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Butterfly - is it a female or a male?

As a class we have enjoyed looking at the butterflies in the butterfly house. We are becoming experts at identifying the difference between a male and female butterfly. Look at the photo below - is this butterfly a female or a male?

It is a male butterfly - we know this because of the black dots on its smaller wings

Monday, March 19, 2012

Blowing up a balloon

This week we looked at blowing up a balloon using something other than our breathe. Using our knowledge of the reaction made when we mixed soda and vinegar together we decided to give it a go. Very carefully we put some baking soda in the balloon and then put it over the bottle.

Jamie very carefully tipped the balloon up - so that the baking soda would go into the bottle. Watch the video below.

This is what happened!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

The butterfly house

As a class we went to look at the butterfly house. We stood and watched the many caterpillars busily munching on the leaves as well as the many who were busy crawling up the net to higher places to make their chrysalis.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

A budding artist

Zavier took great pride in creating this piece of art work. He started with making a pencil sketch and then coloured in the sketch using pastels.

The background was made using Zavier's handprints. Well done Zavier

I am running by Daehyun

Listen to Daehyun reading his story.

Friday, March 16, 2012

The boat by Maile

Maile enjoys looking at boats. Listen to him telling us where the boat is.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

My party by Sophie

When Sophie started school a couple of weeks ago she wrote about her party. On Friday she read her story to us. Well done Sophie

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Beautiful butterflies

Before school on Friday Isabel and Pia visited Room 1 with these beautiful butterflies. We looked closely at them and discovered that one of them was a male (boy) the other was a female (girl). We have learnt so much about monarch butterflies since we have had the butterfly house. Well done girls.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Science experiment

Watch how this group shares the job of pouring the vinegar into the volcano. Well done boys.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Science experiment

Watch another group making their volcano explode!!!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Science experiment

We worked in small teams to make the volcano and watched to see what would happen when we mixed baking soda and vinegar together. Learning can be so exciting.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Science experiment

This week we have continued to explore what happens when we mix two or more things together. We made a volcano out of sand then put baking soda, dye powder and vinegar together in the crater and waited and watched. Wow the fun we had.

We found that when we mixed these things together we got a ......
free glitter -

Friday, March 9, 2012

Bubbles by Maziyah

Maziayh really enjoyed blowing bubbles and watching them pop.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

I like lollipops by Amanda

Amanda has just started school and it was her turn to be videoed. We decided she should recite one of our favourite poems. Well done Amanda

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

School Assembly

On Friday we hosted the school assembly with our buddy class - room 8. Thank you room 8 for helping us - we think you are a great buddy class.