Monday, November 21, 2011

SIGHT WORDS MATCHING

















We have been looking at keeping up with knowing our sight words. Here is a matching game to help with this.

To play CLICK HERE

Saturday, November 19, 2011

PENGUIN SURVIVAL GAME














We learnt about some of the dangers that penguins face. Here are some members of Room 2 as penguins trying to navigate oil slicks, pollution, feral cats and other threats. It was great to have Richard de Hamel with us to share his expert knowledge of the marine ecosystem.


Friday, October 21, 2011

SUNSMART



Our first mini topic for the start of the term is Sunsmart. We will be doing some science and health activities to do with the sun and being sunsmart over the summer.

Heres a link to a fun site for sunsmart.


Monday, October 3, 2011

1987 ALL BLACK LEGEND

All Black legend John Kirwan now working as coach for the Japan team, scores an amazing try against Italy in the 1987 RWC.

2011 ALL BLACK HAKA

NZ vs France RWC 2011

ROOM 2 END OF TERM AUCTION

We will be having the end of term auction on Friday instead of Thursday as originally planned.

Thank you for the donations of recycled toys and books already received. Would appreciate any other items if you are spring cleaning the bedroom or shed before the end of the week.

Cheers
Mr C

Monday, September 26, 2011

AT AT DAY AFTERNOON

What would you do if you had an AT-AT walker for a pet?

DINOSAUR ESCAPE



I saw a big animal and it looked like a dinosaur. I ran because a big dinosaur was chasing me. I hid. Soon I heard a squeaking sound. Then an animal jumped out of the bush. I said, "have you got food for me?"

RRRRRRRRRRRRR...I think he said.

I chased him. He showed me some berries. A big dinosaur ran after me. My friend picked me up and flew away.

An excerpt from the Dinosaur Escape by Zefa based on Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura

THE ADVENTURE




Suddenly enemies were scattering towards me. I found a stick and threw it at them. Then i fell down...down...down back home again and I lived happily ever after.

An excerpt from the Adventure by Tara Nugent based on Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura

DINOSAUR ADVENTURE




An incredible thing happened to me. I was walking along the beach when the sand started to collapse around me. Then I felt myself falling down....down....down....I found myself at a loud prehistoric place.

An excerpt from Cameron's story based on Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura

Thursday, August 25, 2011

BUGABALOO


Here's a fun game to practise groupings in 20 like, 8+6, 9+2, 7+8...

Click the bug to play.


THE BLACK KNIGHT GAME




Here we are playing the Black Knight game. We are learning about fairplay in a tagging game. It's a high energy game! Drew (Y7) took the pictures. Cheers Drew!



Tuesday, August 23, 2011

DRAGON SCALE TEXTURES





























WALT: Use line and colour to create dragon scale patterns

We shared the book Dragons, dragons, dragons and are using this to help us create some dagon artwork.






Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

FOX AND GEESE



















We learnt the medieval game 'Fox and Geese' today. I wonder who can teach their parents how to play? Here's some pictures of Room 2 enjoying the game.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

I HOPE HE DOESN'T NEED TO GO TO THE LOO!



Here is a 2009 re-enactment of a knight getting ready for battle.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A KNIGHT


We have been sharing this text together.

The students did some great charades of some of the things knights did everyday. There was a bit much sword fighting though!

SOLVING WORD PROBLEMS USING 'DRAW IT' AS A STRATEGY


This week in our maths groups, we are learning to solve word problems using 'draw it' as a strategy.

In reading we are setting up routines with our new groups. The Gorillas are reading 'Dimitri's Lunch.' I wonder if there is a food you really like that others think is smelly or disgusting?

Sunday, August 7, 2011

THE DEEP BLUE BOOGIE 2011

Here's some music we created in groups for our shared reading text, the Deep Blue Boogie. Students had to choose a word or phrase from the text, expression, different pitch and rhythm to create their piece.

video

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

DISCOVERING THE PAST




How did people live their lives? What things did ancient civilisations leave behind as clues that show how they lived their lives? Have a go at this game about the Anglo-Saxons to help with our learning in this.

CLICK HERE TO PLAY GAME

BEING AN EFFECTIVE QUESTIONER

We are learning to use questions to find relevant information about a topic and to get information to solve a problem.

Here's a video from Mr C's 2005 trip to Thailand. I wonder what questions he was thinking during this disaster?

video

TARA'S GUESS WHAT






While on a shape scavenger hunt, Tara took some close-ups of things in the classroom and playground. Can you guess what they are?

Monday, August 1, 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011

OUR PHONICS LEARNING





Here we are with some of the words we stretched out with thanks from Mr Scruffy our legendary second teacher...