Thursday, July 30, 2009

Classifying Animals: Amphibians

We have been learning how to classify animals in Room 10. Here is a movie by Max and Jennifer about what the characteristics of an amphibian. Take a look!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Kelly Sports

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This term we are practicing Report Writing. Here is our report, which we wrote as a class, on our Friday experience at Kelly Sports.

Kelly Sports is a sports programme that happens after school on a Tuesday on our school field or courts. Once a term a person from Kelly Sports shows their activities to Grey Lynn School kids. Jeremy works at Kelly Sports.
Jeremy teaches a game called "Fishing." One person has a net and the other has two tennis balls. The first person throws the tennis balls and the other person has to try and catch them in the net.
Another game is called "Chopsticks Catching." The game requires one person. The person throws the ball and then catches it with two or three fingers like chopsticks. This game requires lots of skill.
A third game involved passing a rugby ball over one persons head, and then under the other persons head, before doing the "washing machine" where the two people pass their ball around their waists while standing back to back.
Kelly Sports teaches skills like passing a ball, catching, throwing and skill for playing games like ripper rugby, hockey and soccer.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

100 Days of Learning Celebration

Today we celebrated 100 days of learning at school this year. We did lots of fun activities to do with 100: for fitness we did 100 star jumps, we worked out facts like which day was 100 days after our birthday for maths, and we drew what we thought we'd look like when we're 100 and wrote a description for writing. We're also trying to fill our 100 minutes of reading thermometer this week!
Another fun thing today was making fairy bread using 100s and 1000s. We also dressed up using the number 100, and the Kauri Team tried to bring more than 100 cans to give to Auckland City Mission. We definitely succeeded!
We had a school assembly on the court and presented some items to our parents to celebrate 100 days of learning. The Kauri Team sung a fantastic song and did our Kauri Team cheer, which was really loud. All our parents were really impressed with us. It's been a great day!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Term Three: Looking Forward

We're back! Today was Room 10's first day back at school for Term 3. We have had some exciting holidays, but we're all glad to be back at school and ready to learn about new, interesting things. Our topic this term is Animal Heroes, and as part of it we will be going to the zoo. We will be learning how to write informational reports for writing, and we're working hard on multiplication and division for maths! Painting will be our focus for art, and gymnastics is part of our P.E for the term. It's going to be a busy term full of learning and fun!
Watch the movie to see some of the things we are most looking forward to.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Term Two PMI

It is the last day of Term Two today! We are halfway through the year! Today we did a PMI (Plus, Minus and Interesting) about this term to find out how we felt it had gone and what we could improve on. Here's Room 10 to talk to you about their P's, M's and I's!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Keeping Ourselves Safe: Talking and Listening

Here are the latest brainstorms Room 10 have made during Keeping Ourselves Safe. We talked about what we liked about speaking and listening, practiced speaking to each other and listening to our friend's answered, and then brainstormed what we enjoyed about doing this with our friends. Here are the results!