Thursday, July 29, 2010

Measurement - Tallest to Shortest

In Room 8, we are learning to order things from tallest to shortest at the moment. This week our topic activity for maths was to use a camera to take a photo of our maths group standing in order of tallest to shortest. To do this, we made signs that said "tallest" and "shortest" and gave them to the tallest person and the shortest person to hold. So Mrs Hamilton would know who ordered the group and took the photo, we got the middle person to hold a sign saying who the photo was by.
Have a look at our photos and see if we got it right!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Social Studies: Changes in the last 100 years in Venn Diagrams

We have been looking at the big changes that have happened in the last century (which means 100 years) as part of our production and centennial. Today, we looked at old School Journal stories in groups, and made Venn Diagrams to show how the world had been changed by events, like the invention of electricity, and also how some places had changed, like hospitals and schools. We talked about how technology has improved all areas of life, so that we don't use heaps of the things that we used in the past!
Check out the photos to see our Venn Diagrams.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Room 8 at Football Kids NZ

On Monday, Room 8 got to go to Football Kids NZ. It was on the field. When we got there, Matthew introduced himself and got us a ball each.
Next we went into a square made of cones. He told us to put different parts of our body on the ball, and then to balance the ball on our noses. That was hard! We also had to balance it on the back of our necks and roll it down our backs and catch it.
Then he taught us how to play some games. The games were Cowboys and Indians, Shark Attack and Ball Rush. They were pretty fun games. Our favourite was Cowboys and Indians, where we had to pick a chief to lead the Indians across the field while the Cowboys kicked balls at them. If you got hit by a ball (which was a bullet) below the knees, you became a Cowboy or Cowgirl too.
It was awesome and we had a great time. We would like to go again!

Friday, July 23, 2010

100 Days of Learning Celebration

Today we have officially been at school for 100 days! Only 100 more to go! To celebrate, we shared our learning with our parents and did lots of exciting activities to do with 100, like making a times table centipede, drawing ourselves as a 100 year old, and coming up with a list of 100 words. We also did a folk dance and had a special assembly to celebrate 100 days of learning. Check out the movie to see us in action!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

More goals for Term 3

But wait, there's more! Here are the next learning steps that Arlo, Ernie, Syris, Nina, Nathan and Isobel have decided on for either Reading or Writing. We are working on our Maths goals right now!

Term 3 Goal Setting

Welcome to Term 3 in Room 8! There are lots of exciting things happening this term, not just in Room 8 but all around Grey Lynn School. We are getting ready for our centennial celebration, which includes our production as well as lots of other special events, but we will also be doing really fantastic reading, writing and maths!
To make sure we know what we are aiming for, we have been looking at our Term 2 goals and setting new goals for Term 3. Watch the movie to hear some of our writing and reading goals so far!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Term 2 PMI: Zara

Here is Zara to share her PMI with you.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Term 2 PMI: Maya

Here is Maya to share her PMI with you.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Term 2 PMI: Madeleine

Here is Maddy to share her PMI with you.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Term 2 PMI: Inaise

Here is Inaise to share her PMI with you.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Term 2 PMI: Ben

Here is Ben to share his PMI with you.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Term 2 PMI: Queenie

Here is Queenie to share her PMI with you.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Term 2 PMI: Oli

Here is Oli to share his PMI with you.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Term 2 PMI: Josie

Here is Josie to share her PMI with you.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Term 2 PMI: Arlo

Here is Arlo to share his PMI with you.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Term 2 PMI: James

Here is James to share his PMI with you.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Term 2 PMI: Syris

Here is Syris to share his PMI with you.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Term 2 PMI: Juanita

Here is Juanita to share her PMI with you.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Term 2 PMI: Isobel

Here is Isobel to share her PMI with you.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Term 2 PMI: Elijah

Here is Elijah to share his PMI with you.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Term 2 PMI: Charlotte

Here is Charlotte to share her PMI.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Term 2 PMI: Toby

It is now the holidays and Room 8 has two whole weeks off. However, before we left, we reflected on our learning by doing a P(Plus) M(Minus) I(Interesting). Every holiday day, there will be a new PMI for our overseas audience to see. We hope you enjoy them!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Year Three Speech Finals

Today we had the Year Three speech finals at our Puriri Team Assembly. We finished our class speeches a week ago and our two finalists, James and Isobel, had been practicing hard ever since.
There were four people in the finals, two from Room 8 and two from Room 9. Sepora and Mr Barker were our judges, and after hearing the finalists, they awarded James second place, and Isobel third place. Room 8 were very proud of our two finalists, they were great. If you'd like to see them speak in front of over 100 people, check out the video!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

What we have learned in Term 2

Here are the rest of the kids in Room 8 to tell you all about what they have learned in Term 2. Today is parent interview day at Grey Lynn School so their parents will also get to find out about all that they have learned!