Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Poppa - a single by our Jessie

Today we were busy writing stories about what we would do if we were invisible.  In the middle of our stories we stopped to listen to Jessie's new song being played on the radio. 
The song is about her grandfather and we enjoyed singing along to the chorus.  

Our class got a mention on the radio at the end of the song.  It was exciting to hear the radio host talking about us on air!  

Here's a link if you would like to hear the whole song.  
https://soundcloud.com/daughtersofally/poppa-daughters-of-ally


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Jubilee Park Minibeast Hunt.

We went on a trip with all the Totara classes.  Our topic this term is minibeasts so we set off to investigate minibeasts and their habitats at Jubilee Park.  It was a hot day, but we found lots of shady places to work at the park. 
There were different activities to do such as making a tally chart of all the bugs we could find, a sensory walk, identifying habitats, and investigating the different types of minibeasts. 
It was a fun trip.

Off we go!

Room 12 are waiting quietly for the rest of Totara team.


It was a long walk for little legs!

Morning Tea.

Identifying different habitats

What have we found?


Minibeast identification




We enjoyed doing our work in the shade!






We took a tally of all the minibeasts we could find.  It was fun to use the magnifying glasses.




Time for lunch.

Claudelands Playground

We had fun playing on the playground after our Minibeast Hunt.
Claudelands Playground on PhotoPeach

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Planting our Seedlings

Look!  Our seedlings have grown so big in their pots.  We decided it was time to plant them in the garden.  Can you guess what the plants are?  We planted two different kinds of vegetables and one kind of herb.  (Hint: the herb has blue flowers that you can eat...)


















Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Ninja the Turtle.


One of our students, Tydre, got a turtle for his birthday!  He has named it Ninja (after the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).  Ninja came to visit us yesterday in the classroom.  He is still very small - he has tiny feet, tiny claws, a tiny head and tiny eyes.  Oh, and a tiny tail!  Jessie said the turtle might still be alive when Tydre is an old man!  





Friday, October 16, 2015

Drop! Cover! Hold!

On Thursday at 9.15am lots of people in our country stopped what they were doing and pretended there was an earthquake.  Our school participated too.  We had to practise what we would do if there was a real earthquake.
At 9.15am our class was in the orchard and we all curled up under the benches and remembered to cover our heads to protect our brain!  It was fun to practise but in a real earthquake we think it would be quite scary.
Ms Langdon said she has been in a big earthquake so she knows how important it is to know what to do when the ground starts shaking.  She doesn't like earthquakes one bit!








Cricket - Room 15 vs Room 16

Two men came from Hamilton Cricket to help us learn some cricket skills.  There are some very keen cricket players in our class!
We had fun playing a game against Room 16.