Friday, July 31, 2009

Week 2 Current Events

Our Current Events reporters have been super busy scouring newspapers for interesting news to share with Room 9 and all of our blog readers.

Press play to hear the report and make sure your speakers are turned up!

Here's Eva's report about a woman who swam with a dolphin last week.

This is Nopera's report on Ashley Thomson who became paralysed and hopes to get treatment.

Well done to Eva and Nopera for sharing these current event articles with us!

Celebrating Maori Language Week

Māori Language Week 27 July - 2 August 2009

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 27 Hōngongoi - 2 Here-turi-kōkā 2009

This week is Te Reo Maori language week.

This week Room 9 celebrated MaoriLanguage week.

We had a book read to us in Maori then in English by Matua Elmars.

We have been doing Maori greetings in the monning.

We have learned our colours in Maori.

We sang some Waitatas.

Today at assemby we watched a poi show.

It was great!!!

By George N and Pete

To continue the learning at home you might like to check out these cool links:

100 Maori Words every New Zealander should know: (if you click on the words you'll be able to hear them pronounced correctly)

Play the Maori Language "How are you feeling" game (listen to the question "How are you feeling" in Maori and see if you can guess what they are saying their feelings are)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

100 Days of School!

Wow! We have been at school for 100 days!

Today we had a celebration day. We did lots of 100 day activities and even made our very own 100th day crowns!

Check out the video of us counting in 5's to reach 100!

Here are some photos of what we got up to!

100th Day Celebrations on PhotoPeach

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Moon Landing

Yesterday it was 40 years since humans first ever landed on the moon.
That is pretty exciting and amazing!!

We watched these two clips from YouTube that show the first steps ever made on the moon.

Press play and check them out!

Did you hear the famous line that astronaut Neil Armstrong said when he stepped onto the moon?

Friday, July 3, 2009

96th days at School!

Today we have been at school for 96 days!

Every day we count how many days we've been at school. Then we count in 1s, 2's, 5's, 10's, adding 10s or odd numbers to get to the number of days we've had at school.

Today was the 96th day of school. Take a look at the video below to hear us singing our Days of School song. We are going to have a celebration when we reach 100 days of school

The Boy Who Cried Wolf: Retelling

WALT retell a story.

Today we had an experiment and used some new features on our interactive whiteboard (IWB).
We used the video function and some pictures to help us retell an Aesop's Fable we have learned about this week. It is our very first attempt so isn't perfect, but please turn your speakers right up, listen carefully and enjoy!

Well done George N and Pete! You worked so well together to retell the fable of the Boy Who Cried Wolf. Next time we'll try it with a big microphone so people can hear you better!

A Visit from Kath Bee

Today Kath Bee came to our school to play to the Junior Choir. Kath Bee is a singer and songwriter.She plays songs for children.

Some of the songs she wrote are:
  • Dragons under my bed,
  • Individuality
  • Seasons
  • Save the Planet
  • Dad I want to be a Camel
First we sang the "Hello" song. George from our class got to go up and say the greeting "Ciao" from Italy. Next we sang one of her best songs Dragons under my bed. We did some actions too. We also sang Individuality. Kath split our group in half and we sang one line each. Some of the older children did some actions up the front. Jessie was chosen to go up and do actions for the song Dad I want to be a Camel. She did lots of Egyptian camel and animal actions. Pete went up the front to help sing "Save the Planet". He held up a sign saying "recycle". To finish we sang a goodbye song.

We thought Kath Bee's visit was fantastic because it was really fun. She came to do the workshop with us to teach us singing. She came because we sang some of her songs at the Magical Stars Choir Concert.

Shared writing by Room 9

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Pete's Big Win!

We have been playing "Who Wants to be a Mathionaire" in the mornings before school. You have maths questions and you have to try and get the maths answers correct. Every time you get a question right you get money. I have been playing lots and lots. Now I have got to the top level. I got all the questions right and I got the million dollar cheque!
By Pete

You can play the basic level of the addition game here to see if you too can win a MILLION DOLLARS!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Ways to Save the Planet

This term our Inquiry topic has been "10 Ways to Save the Planet"

Here we have some of the completed posters we did with one of the changes or actions we could make to help the planet.

Next term when the rest of our class is back (we have had lots away sick) we are going to finish our unit and make our digital story full of ways you can help us Save the planet!