Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Poetry: Antarctic Haiku

We have been busy writing Antarctic haiku to show what we have learned this term about Antarctica. Here are Briar, Jordan, Sasha and Matt giving you some important information about Antarctica. Watch and enjoy!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Keeping Ourselves Safe: Hazards

Keeping Ourselves Safe: Real and Imaginary Fears

Here are our next two brainstorms which we have discussed as part of keeping ourselves safe.
We looked at things we can be afraid of, how to deal with them, and who we can ask for help.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Keeping Ourselves Safe: Feeling Safe

The Kauri Team has just started the Keeping Ourselves Safe Programme this week. We will be working through the programme during the next two weeks, learning all about keeping ourselves safe and knowing what to do in different situations. Today we started by learning about safety, and what that means. Here are three of our brainstorms on feeling safe:

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Kid Pix Animation

Here is Jeru's whale for you to see!  It even winks it's eye at you!  Hope you enjoy watching, keep an eye out for our next animation.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Kid Pix Animation: Penguin Egg

Our newest skill that we have been practicing is creating animations using Kid Pix.  First, we draw a picture and save it.  Then, we move some of the bits around and save it again.  We continue doing this over and over until we have a good number of pictures to create a slideshow.  When we put them all together, it looks like our picture is moving!  Here is Max's first attempt, showing a baby penguin hatching.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Letter Writing: Do I need to wear warm clothes in Antarctica?

Room 10 are busy extending their skills of persuasion, this time through letter writing.  They were told to write a letter persuading someone that they needed to wear warm clothes if they went to Antarctica.  Here are some amazing letters for you to read!  I'm sure you'll be persuaded too...

Dear Mum,
You should wear warm clothes to Antarctica!  Here are the reasons why:  Firstly, your hands will freeze without gloves and you will get frostbite.  Secondly, Antarctica is the coldest place in the world so you need to stay warm.  Thirdly, if you don't wear any goggles in Antarctica, you might go blind from snow
 blindness.  The thing you need to be most careful of, though, is BLIZZARDS!  The blizzards are strong, they're like the wind blowing a building over.  I hope you will wear warm clothes to Antarctica now you know why you should! 
From Jennifer.  

Dear Dad,
You HAVE to wear warm clothes in Antarctica because if you don't you might freeze!  Another reason is you might die.  Oh how would that feel?  You also need to wear goggles in case you go blind without them!   I'm telling you that you should wear warm clothes because if you don't your skin might crack from the dry weather.  Oh no!  Another reason is that it's windy and you might be blown into icy water and without warm clothes you would die!  
From Robbie.

Dear Jane,
You absolutely positively need to wear warm clothes to Antarctica!  This is because in Antarctica there are blizzards and you might die because of the temperature if you aren't warm enough.  I think this is a very good reason to wear as many clothes as you can!
From Anisah.

Dear Mum,
You definitely need to wear warm clothes if you visit Antarctica.  If you go there and you don't have warm clothes you would get cold and die.  Firstly, wear goggles to keep your eyes covered so you don't go blind.  Secondly, wear gloves, boots and a hat so that you are warm all over.  This is also so that everything is covered and you won't have any skin that can be touched by the dry weather and crack open!  Finally, make sure you are warm all over by wearing lots and lots of clothes.  Then you will have a fun time in Antarctica.
From Salote.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Group D: Thinking Critically When Reading

This week, Reading Group D read a chapter book called Maddy in the Middle.  They are focusing both on retelling a story and thinking critically when they read a story.  This week, their task was to come up with a way to explain what might have happened after the book had finished.  Watch what they came up with!