Thursday, August 27, 2009

Doing our BEST!

One of our school values is DOING OUR BEST.

Room 9 discussed with our cooperative groups what we thought this would look like and sound like. Then we reported back and gathered all our ideas. Take a look by clicking on the picture to see our ideas bigger:

Are you doing your best?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Thinking Hat Tuesday: If clouds had strings

Today we worked in our cooperative groups to talk about our oral language talk topic for Thinking Hat Tuesday. We had to think about if clouds had strings hanging from them.

Click on the picture to view our ideas larger!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Inquiry: Similarities and Differences

WALT identify the similarities and differences between a person with a disability and a person without a disability

Inquiry Stage: USE

With our Inquiry partners, we chose one of the disabilities we have been learning about in class and USED our information in a new way. We used a double bubble map to compare and contrast how we are the same and different to a disabled person.

Check out some of our maps (click on them to see them larger) and see what we came up with!

We learned that disabled people can still do so many of the things that we can, they might just do them in different ways.

Many thanks to our visitors over the past few weeks that have helped us with our learning :)

Friday, August 14, 2009

Book Character Dress Up Day!

Today the kowhai syndicate dressed up as their favourite book characters to celebrate Library Week.

Room 9 dressed up as 101 and dallmations, fairies, spiderman, Indiana Jones, Pipi Longstocking, Darth Vader, Princess Belle, superman, Angelina the ballerina, Alice in wonderland, slinky Malinky, a cat, a cowboy, Harry Potter, an alien and Bottomly Pots.

Rachel dressed up as Badjelly the witch and Nina dressed up as Cat and the Hat.

We had a fantastic day and lots of fun dressing up as our favourite book characters!

By Connor & Eliza

Week 4 Current Events

Do you know what's happening around you in the world at the moment?

Let our Current Events Reporters for this week inform you!

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

Here Joe reports on the floods in Taiwan:

This is George N reporting on the Tongan Ferry wreck that has just been found:

Luke's report is about a monkey that escaped from Willowbank Wildlife Reserve:

Dom's report about children from Murchison who are making and selling bracelets for fundraising:

Charlotte reports on high school girls from Chrsistchurch who are not allowed to play rugby:

Well done to all our reporters. Please leave them a comment!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

How to make Oobleck

WALT write sequenced instructions

Oobleck is quite hard and solid. When you touch it, it becomes all slimy in your hands and it feels really gooey. Oobleck looks like it wouldn't be gooey but it can be. When you bang oobleck with a spoon it doesn't sink into it. When you put your finger on oobleck it will sink into it. Oobleck is fun to play with and I liked making it.
By Eva

How to make Oobleck

You will need:
Water, cornflour, measuring cup, food colouring, mixing bowl, spoon.

What to do:
1. Put two cups of cornflour in the bowl

2. Pour one cup of water in the bowl

3. Pour a little bit of food colouring in the bowl.

4. Stir the goo

5. Now you have oobleck.

It feels sticky.

By Denver

Friday, August 7, 2009

Week 3 Current Events

Once again, 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 on!

Katrina reports on a white heron who travelled from the South Island to the North Island:

Pete reports on a New Zealand man who celebrated his 100th birthday

Jazmine reports on the Murphy Street playground tree planting on the weekend:

Luc reports on the renovations of the Kai Pai shop opposite school:

Well done to this week's reporters.
I'm sure they'd love your feedback too, please feel free to leave them a comment!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Inquiry: A visit from Anne and Peddy

Our Inquiry topic this term is: Rights for Everyone

We have been learning about different types of disabilities. Today we were lucky enough to get a visit from Anne and her guide dog Peddy.

We wrote questions that we wanted to find out the answers to about Anne and her blindness. We emailed them to Anne. Today she came into Nelson Central to answer them.

Here is a story that shows how special Peddy is:
Peddy is a working dog and she helps Anne because she is blind.
Peddy knows how to cross roads and knows when it is safe. You are not
allowed to pat Peddy because she might distracted.

By Jayden

Check out these videos to hear some of our questions for Anne and the answers to them.

We learned how important Peddy is to Anne, she helps Anne with so many things in her daily life.

Even though Anne is blind, she can still do many of the same things we can!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Introducing Nina

Nina is a teacher who is teaching with Rachel in Room 9 for 5 weeks this Term. Next year Nina will have her very own class! She has been doing lots of teaching with Room 9.

Today, very secretly, Room 9 used Wallwisher to post up some positive sticky notes to Nina to share with her what we think of her so far. Have a look below to see what was written and who said what!

(use the scroll bars to view it all below or to view it in full screen click here)