Friday, September 25, 2009

Term 4: Looking Ahead

We're already thinking about Term 4 in Room 10. Here are some of the things that we are looking forward to next term!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Term Three: PMI (Plus, Minus, Interesting)

.We've almost reached the end of Term Three, so Room 10 has been reflecting on everything we have done this term. We did a PMI using Post It Notes, which we stuck on the windows, to help us reflect on all of our learning this term and how we felt about it. Then some of us recorded our thoughts using Photo Booth. Watch the clip above to find out about our Pluses, Minuses and Interestings!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Trip to Waitakere Gymnasium

Today Room 10 and the Kauri Team went to the Waitakere Gymnasium. We got to use heaps of cool equipment and practice lots of fantastic moves at different stations. Then we did a sculpture walk in Olympic Park, which was hard work since it was raining! We had a great time today and hope we get to go back again in the future!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

All about Reports

This week for reading, Group B read an report by Mitchell Rattenbury about his Grandma, Dot Meharry. It told them all about Nana Dot, her likes and dislikes and her hobbies. Then the members of Group B were asked to write reports just like Mitchell, but about another person in their group. Here are Jennifer and Xavier to tell you all about each other!
(Reading from Junior Journal 33, My Grandma is an Author.)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Kid Pix Diagrams

Because we are learning all about animals and report writing, we drew our animal and labelled it's features in Kid Pix. Here are some of our finished diagrams!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Friday Reflections

On Thursday, Room 10 went to the Grey Lynn Library. We walked for 10 minutes to get there. When we got there I was so excited to use my library card. There were two ladies there who helped us. I got out a rhino book for my report. We stayed there for 30 minutes and looked around the library. Then we walked back to school. I felt happy on the way back because I had a good time. I liked going to the library because it was so fun and I learned lots about animals.By Ethan.

Nearly every day this week we did art. For art we have been learning to do scraffito. We also did drawing and painting. My group painted a lion. The colours we chose for our
scraffito background were pink, purple and green. It looks really good. The part I liked most about it was the drawing and painting. I only sort of liked scratching because the black paint got under my fingernails. I really really liked painting because our lion was so big that we could choose lots of colours. Art was great this week.
By Amy.

The thing I enjoyed most this week was PE because I liked playing tapawai which is a traditional Maori ball game. We won 2:1 after we had split our class in two and challenged each other. I scored one point and the other point we got because the defender knocked over the cone. My favourite position is shooter because I am good at it. In total I've scored six points but two didn't count. I felt really happy playing tapawai.
By Matt.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Visual Art: Scraffito Panels

Here are Room 10's finished scraffito panels, which took us about 5 weeks to finish. They were a lot of work! We talked about hot and cold colours, creating a contrast, shape, patterns and how to use space effectively when creating our masterpieces. Each panel was designed and created by one person who had to work together with their group of three to make their panels look like part of a whole. Have a look at the results!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Algebra Fun Day

Today in Room 10 we had Algebra Fun Day! This meant that we got to do algebra all day. We learned all about patterns, how to find the next number in a pattern and work out what the rule is, and also how to use "greater than, less than and equal to" signs. We learned lots and had heaps of fun. Check out our pictures to see our cool day!