Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sunflower Window Art

Room 4 drew some sunflowers with vivid on to glad wrap which was on our window.

When everyone drew one we painted the sunflowers in red, yellow, orange, and green.

It took a long time to paint the sunflowers.

We think our sunflower art looks beautiful and looks like we have a sunflower garden in our classroom!

By Shardia & Nick

Friday, November 12, 2010

Our Picture Book - Pukeko's A - Z School Travels

Room 4 have been busy writing narratives over the past 5 weeks. We have also been reading lots of picture books an fairy tales to get ideas for our narratives. One of the interesting picture books that inspired us was "Animalia" by Graeme Base - it is full of vivid language, alliteration and uses the A - Z writing format.

We used some of these ideas when creating our Feet First Picture Book based on safe travel to school.

Our main character is Pukeko (named after one of our school houses). He wants to get to Bird School in lots of different ways. Have a read and see what you think!

It is called "Pukeko's A - Z School Travels"

Pukeko's A - Z School Travels

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Laura teaches the class

Yesterday Laura bought “teach the class” from the Room 4 shop.

It cost $25 Room 4 dollars.

Laura taught Room 4 hula hooping.

Laura taught Room 4 all sorts of hula hooping.

Laura is really good. We wondered how Laura learned it all.

She could even do it on her leg. We all thought she is good.

By Laura and Waima

Skyping Charlotte in the UK

On Thursday last week Room 4 Skyped Charlotte in the UK. It was fun skyping Charlotte. We talked to her on the computer.

Her school is called Swallow Dell. The whole class asked Charlotte questions about her life in the UK.

By Ryan & Caleb

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Our Sunflower Surprise!

On Monday something special happened.

When we came into school we found out that some of our dwarf sunflower plants had grown.

You could see some green bits sticking out of the soil. They have 2 leaves.

So far Aidan’s, Cory’s, Laura’s, Shardia’s, Lexie’s, Jack D’s and Rachel’s sunflowers have grown.

By Aidan and Cory

Messages for Charlotte

Back in Term 2 Charlotte left our school to move to England.

We got an email today from her with lots of photos and information about how she is.

We are going to Skype Charlotte, this means we are going to see and speak to her using the computer. When it is 9:30am on Thursday it will be 8:30pm on Wednesday for her!

Leave your messages for Charlotte in the Comments section Room 4 :)