Thursday, September 24, 2009

What we have enjoyed this term!

WALT to write a letter
Term 3 is just about coming to an end. Room 9 brainstormed lots of things that we have done this term. We chose things we really enjoyed doing.

Then we wrote a letter to Rachel to tell her what we enjoyed doing this term.

Take a closer look at our brainstorm by clicking on it to view our ideas larger.

70 Nile Street,

24 September 2009,

Dear Rachel,

I liked skipping because we were getting fit and learning new ways to skip. I also liked fairy tales citizens because we got to hear new stories that interesting. I liked it when Nina came because we got lots of stories read.

From George B.

70 Nile Street

24 September 2009

Dear Rachel,

I enjoyed skipping because I learned alot more about skipping. I liked having Ruth over because I liked it when we had to guess the music. I liked Jump Jam because it was jumpy fun.

From Ellie

(please note for Internet safety reasons we have used our school address instead of our own)

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hosting Assembly

Last week Room 9 hosted Kowhai Syndicate Assembly. We decided it would be for spring.

For our spring assembly Room 9 had to prepare and write our words and choose the songs. Room 9 also had to make some daffodil artwork. We had to show our daffodils to the whole Kowhai syndicate. The songs we chose to sing were Just One Earth and Seasons.

The whole Kowhai Syndicate came to our assembly. Lots of our parents also came. We even dressed up for assembly, we wore spring coloured clothes, some colours people wore were greens, pinks, yellows and clothes with lots of flowers on them.

Dave, George N's Dad took some pictures and 2 movies of us. Thank you Dave :)

By Aulay and Ellie

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Our Writing Spot Blog needs...


Students have been working very hard, either individually or in pairs to independently write on our special Writing Spot Blog.

It is a special place where students can independently express themselves, showing you some of what we are learning either in writing, or in our classroom learning programmes. Take a look over at our Writing Spot Blog today and see who you'd like to leave a comment for!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Spring Chicks

Today Jacob brought 3 chicks to Room 9.

Everyone got a turn to pat the chicks.

It was raining on the day that the chicks came to Room 9.

They were very smelly!

We tried to feed the chicks but they did not want the food.

Check out the photos!

By Jacob and Luke

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Road Safety

On Wednesday Ronald McDonald came to visit the kowhai syndicate.
He taught us about Road Safety.

We learned that when we are on a bike, scooter, skateboard or rollerskates you MUST put a helmet on.

He also taught us about Sneaky driveways, they are a driveway that you can't see.

At the end, George N and Aria got to thank Ronald for coming to teach us.

By Eden & Jazmine

Double Birthday

Today we found out that Lesley, who is a teacher in our syndicate (Room 13) has the same birthday as Aria in our class!

Check out the little movie "Birthday Wishes" that we made. It also has a special message from Aria.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Procedural Writing

WALT write descriptive procedures that help people to do things.

This afternoon Rachel set up a special task page on our wiki with procedural writing tasks we needed to complete. These were to help us with our instruction writing.

Take a look HERE at our special page and you can also learn about procedural writing!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Inquiry: Rights for Everyone Rich Task

WALT identify facilities at Nelson Central School that support disabled people.
WALT suggest possible changes and adaptions that can be made to make Nelson Central more disable-friendly.

This afternoon we shared our completed 'Rights for Everyone' Voicethread rich task to a packed house of our parents/caregivers and our Room 15 buddies. Thank you so much for coming, we loved sharing our learning with you.

Our Inquiry topic over the past 6 weeks has been looking at disabilities.
We learned lots about the different types of disabilities there were and then investigated our school.
We identified lots of facilities that Nelson Central School has already got to support people with disabilities.
Our next task was to then find out if there was anything else we could do to make Nelson Central more disable-friendly.
The two disabilities Room 9 decided to inquire and learn more about were visual impairment (blindness) and physical disability (in a wheelchair).

A BIG thank you to all the parents/caregivers who came to our celebrations on Friday afternoon - we just love sharing our learning with you!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Our Feet First Picture Book Entry

Room 9 has entered a competition run by Feet First to design a picture book for children.

It had to be based on active travel, be 16 pages long and we were allowed to choose the genre and style of our writing.

Room 9 worked very hard
developing the storyline using a storyboard,
choosing the language (rhyme and alliteration) for the story,
developing the background artwork in Kidpix
and posing for the photographs.

We are very proud of our picture book!!
Take a look and see what you think, we will let you know if we receive any good news :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Spring has SPRUNG!

Today is the first day of Spring!

Room 9 wrote some fantastic descriptive poems to say Ka Kite to Winter and Kia Ora to Spring.

WALT use several different adjectives to describe winter and spring

Ka Kite frosty, white ice
Ka Kite frozen, snowy, snow
Ka Kite soft, slippery ice
And freezing icy icicles.

Haere Ra cold, windy storms
Haere Ra bare, old trees without any leaves
Haere Ra hot water bottles
And frigid icecubes.

Kia Ora fluffy hatching ducklings
Kia Ora new, little baby lamb,
Kia Ora fresh new flowers
And beautiful blooming flowers.

Haere Mai nice, green grass
Haere Mai silky, smooth, flower petals
Haere Mai happy new world
And pretty flowers.

By Eden

Take a look at a few more of the awesome poems below by clicking on the pictures.