Wednesday, November 27, 2013

HOW TO CHOP AND REPLANT A TREE

here is my video of my 5 for 5 how to cut a tree and replant.

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by ALEX

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

SAVE OUR PLANET!

When we had the C.O.W we did a 5 for 5 video on how to protect our trees. We need them because they help produce air, provide shade, a place for birds to live and some grow fruit for us so we can eat it. Heres our video hope you enjoy

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By Stella and Leo

Tidy Kiwis Vs Untidy Kiwis

This is our iMovie we made using the one of the C.O.W Mac airbooks. It's about an untidy kiwi disrespecting the bush. Hopefully you don't do this. Watch a tidy kiwi does and learn from it.

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By Jack and Wyatt

TIDY ENVIRONMENT VS POWERFULL POLLUTION

Me (Oliver) and Felix made this video about why we should keep our environment tidy. It is a 5 for 5 video. Its about a messy kiwi and tidy kiwi crossing paths. We had a lot of fun making this video. We hope you enjoy the video.

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By Felix and Oliver

Friday, November 22, 2013

MAD SCIENTISTS!

In Room 13 we did this thing called 5 for 5. You had to do 5 scenes that were 5 seconds. We made a video called MAD SCIENTISTS. In Room 13 had an experiment where we made CO2 gas. CO2 stands for carbon dioxide. So we did a video and filmed us making carbon dioxide, we had to admit that we sort of looked like GEEKS! This video is a version of what we did. ENJOY!
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By Daisy, Holly and Ashley.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Xaviers Trip!

On  friday I  went to Tiritiri Matangi Island.
We went on the ferry at 9.00 am and had morning tea on the ferry.
We arrived at 10.15 and get in groups of 9 people.
I saw a  Tui, it was black and small.
We did a treasure hunt, it was exciting.
After the guided walk we had lunch next to the lighthouse.
The groups did different activities and learned interesting facts about native birds.
Unfortunately, we did not see a kiwi because it wakes up at night. Anyway, I enjoyed the trip to Tiritiri Matangi Island.
All the children arrived back at 5.00pm in front of the school.




Friday, September 27, 2013

A WEDNESDAY IN THE LIFE OF FELIX.....

I uusally wake up at 6:30 but I stay in bed for the next 20mins then I get up at 6:50 get dressed make my bed get my shoes on and go to the kitchin for breakfast this wednesday morning I had weet-bix soked in boiling water with suger on top then I  go brush my teeth, wash my face and brush my hair then play until 8:30 when the school opens and I live two streets away and it takes me five minuts to get to my class then I play  until the bell goes to tell us school is starting. After the roll then we get into fitness or we usually would but this wednesday we had a practice for the opening of our new 8 class Rm block that happens this Fri. Next is reading, I'm in the Jacksons group and we were helping our buddy class. Reading was followed by writing then morning tea. The rest of the day is Maths, Lunchtime, SSR and Topic. And that is my school day. But my wednesday isn't over i'm free on wednesday but today i'm having my friend Leo come over. After Leo leves I will have dinner then at 7:00 i'll get in to bed and read a few chapters of a book, at the moment I am reading the jungle book then finally at 7:40 I go to sleep Zzzzzzzz.  and that is  A WEDNESDAY IN THE LIFE OF FELIX :)
Me and Leo

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A 'Tuesday' in the Life of Oliver,,,.

I normally wake up at about 6.30am. After I get out of bed I eat my breckfeast then I get dressed  next I brush  my teeth and when I'm all ready for school I watch the americas cup which is on right now. When I arrive at school I hang up my bag and after the bell rings Uala our teacher does the role  on tuesday our school all goes to assembly so we went to assembly then I found out some awesome news I won a  westpac helicopter ride and a westpac bag and two westpac caps and 25 dollars. I won all these prizes by fundrasing  heaps of money for the westpac helicopter for 6 weeks. I fundraised 230 dollars After assembly we did writing then we had moring tea after that we did music my group souned awesome and we would normally would do handwriting after music but we did narrative writing. Then we had lunch, at lunch I mostly play cricket with my friends. When the bell rings to signal that lunch time is over we come in and do SSR. At the end of Tuesday we normally do topic or art. At the moment we are learning about growth. Then we tided up for the end of the day. When we leave school we pick up my little brother from kindergarten.  Then its dinner time. we normally have something different for dinner each night but tonight we are having roast lamb for dinner yum, yum, yum! After dinner its bedtime, I'm in bed by 8 at the latest and do some reading before going to sleep.  
    
Me wearing my Westpac Helicopter hat!

By Oliver.

Monday, September 23, 2013

A 'MONDAY' in the Life of Room 13.....


To start the day we set up our class by putting our bags away, putting the chairs down, rolling the blinds up to let in the golden sun. While we wait for the school day to start at 8:55am we can go outside and play, we can use the iPads and computers in our class, hold Cheeko (he is our class pet rat) and we can do some quiet reading, drawing or writing. But for the last few weeks we have been watching the Americas Cup as racing starts at 8:10am. We hope Team NZ win soon.

When the bell goes we come in, sit on the mat and call the roll. After that we discuss the timetable for the day and we start with fitness. Reading is the first thing that follows fitness and we do that until about 10:30am. Writing is next and we have been learning to write a narrative. This is followed by morning tea where we can have a bite to eat and have a play!

After morning tea we continue a little bit with writing and then get into maths. To finish of the middle block we go to the library to chose books for the week. And then its one of our favourite parts of the day... LUNCH TIME!

After lunch we do SSR for about 10mins (Sustained Silent Reading). Our day is finished with sharing our homework from the previous week and getting the new weeks homework and spelling ready. Then the bell goes at 3pm. 

And that is a typical 'MONDAY' in the life of Room 13.


 Cheeko our class pet

The BEP's are hard at work this morning!

Room 13s Chopper Challenge!

Today (Wednesday 18 Sept) we did the one and only......  WESTPAC CHOPPER CHALLENGE! We are doing fitness to raise money for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter. The top fundraisers get a ride in the helicopter for their efforts, how cool is that! Duncan and Kimi our instructors gave us a pep talk before we started. First we did the vertical hang, where we needed to free hang for 60 secs on our playground. After hanging around we did a shuttle race where we worked together to move weights up and down the obstacle course. Next we did the stretcher carry where we carried a patient (pretend of course) 50 metres, that was very tiring. We finished off the challenge with 30 sit-ups, 25 push-ups, 25 burpees and 30 star-jumps. To celebrate the completion we finished off with a game of tugger war. Overall it was challenging as expected, awesome and loads of FUN!

Heres a video of us in ACTION!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Don't Give Up a message from Jack and Wyatt

We have been given the task to find a song that most suits our community and country. We have a thing called the 3 R's respect responsibility and resilience. Today we have chosen resilience ,this is what the song represents. Here are some sentences about why we chose this song hope you enjoy.
We think its  great song to represent room 13. we thought it represents our country and community NZ and grey lynn.  here is the song we chose ENJOY. This song is a minecraft  parody of Fly by rehana

Minecraft is a sand box video game.  It's come a long way to what it's like today.This video doesn't have the real graphics but its real gameplay. The main objective is to survive by mining, crafting, building and defending yourself from zombies skeletons spiders and creepers.
this is Jack and wyatt big Minecraft fans

  

5 places you should see.

These are some places you should see.

The first place you should see is Eden park.
Eden park is really cool because the World Cup was placed there. And two days ago the 14th of september the All Blacks played against South Africa. Its funny because last year in room 16 we did a dance to represent a country that Kate  chose.  She chose .... SOUTH AFRICA. Here is a picture of Eden park.



The second place you should see is Mount Eden Mountain.
My opinion is that Mount Eden mountain is really cool because if you don't want to climb up the mountain there is a little well big play ground you can play on. And if you do want to climb up there there is a gigantic hole at the top. I think you would die if you jumped in the hole.  But there is grass at the bottom and there is chains saying 'DO NOT CROSS'.Its also cool because another name to call the mountain is Maungawhau. Maunga means mountain and whau  is a plant  which was on the mountain now its re planted down the bottom.




The third place you should look at is going to Clip n Climb in Mount Eden.
Clip n Climb is really fun to have a birthday. My little cousin Leonard went there for his birthday I think we stayed there for an hour and a  half. My favorite climbing block is the colour  block. At first I was scared I would fall off but I was holding on wrong. My favorite part of that day is jumping off the block I just climbing. Here are some things you can climb there.




The second too last place you should go is MOTAT.
Motat is really super duper fun. Motat is super duper fun because if your a history kind of person Motat is were you should be and if your a challenge sort of person Motat is also the place to be.If your a history kind of person you should go to Motat and see a really old train,cars,bikes,tractors and even get a ride on the tram thats how cool Motat is and if your a challenge sort of person you should go to Motat and go to the challenge zone,tec tile zone and mirror maze. If you are one or another of these Motat is were you should be.Im a challenge sort of person and I like the mirror maze tec tile zone and I like the challenge zone. Are you a challenge person thats up for a challenge or are you a history person that loves history.?




Last but not least you should go to GREY LYNN SCHOOL.
Grey lynn school is really cool because we have 2 parks soon we might get another one in the school forest we have a pool we have a new block for the Puriri. We have 3 teams in our school Puriri,Pohotukawa and Tortara. When you turn 5 years old  you would be a year 1 and you would be in Puriri team,then when your 6 or 7 years old you would be year 2 and 3 you would be in Pohotukawa
then when your 8,9 and 10 you would be year 4,5 and 6 then you are in Totara.This is what my school looks like.



Monday, September 16, 2013

My Top 5 Places In Auckland.

By Maya

These are the top places in Auckland that I think you should visit:

1. MOTAT[Museum Of Transport And Technology], Because it is really fun, helps children with learning and got a lot of cool activities.

2. The Auckland Museum, Because it is really interesting and fun at the same time.



3. The Auckland Zoo, Because it is full of animals and life.




4. The Sky Tower, Because it has a great view of Auckland and it can give you really nice food.

5. Rangitoto, Because it is an extinct volcano that you can climb and get a great view of AUCKLAND.


Friday, September 13, 2013

Me. Myself and I

hi my name is francis i am a year four student at grey lynn school
one of my favourite things to do are sports.
here is a cinguian poem about me

francis 
gifted sporty
helping caring annoying
loves to play games
speedy 

by francis


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

All about Me and Marshmillo!

On the 7th of september we got a Rabbit called marshmillo he is 12 months old. His birthday is on July the 16th. Last night he got out of his cage because somebody had not locked the latch properly but luckily he raced straight back to his cage. So since he was so freaked out Mum got him and gave him cuddles and Once he calmed down Mum took him back to his cage. marshmillo is massive for a Rabbit that is what the vet said. Here is a cinquain poem about Marshmillo and another about me.


Marshmillo
cute fluffy
Bitting Kicking Skratching
Always trying to hide
rabbit

Ashley
Nice Kind
bursting laughing playing
loves playing with friends
friendly



Griffin's Cinquain Poem about Room 13

Room 13 
young hyper
talking creating laughing
having lots of fun
amazing

This is my cinquain poem about room 13, my year 4 class. A cinquain poem has a title, then a line with two describing words, a line with three ing words, a short sentence, the last line is one word that describes the title.

Here are some photos of us and my work

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By Griffin

Monday, September 9, 2013

Ponsonby Road Show

On Tuesday the 3rd of September all of the Totara Team went to go see the Ponsonby Road Show on our court. There was guitars,  keyboards, microphones, drums, and lots of other instruments. They also had mats on the court for the cheerleaders. First the orchestra played and a boy sang and then parts of band played and different people sang. After that there were three boys dressed in black and they did a very short samoan slap dance and there music was from a woodblock. Then Fay (the presenter who came to Grey Lynn school last year) introduced two girls and they did really amazing things with their bodies. They also did a bit of ballet. Next was a group that were wearing fairy costumes and dancing with them were the three boys that danced before but this time a girl was dancing with them. There was a girl singing a song when every else was dancing. The song was about  her telling them to get together and stop fighting over her. Then the first band came on they were called Naughts and Crosses they had really great singers. Fay came on again like she did between every act and introduced Dr. Pepper (a 12 year old boy) came on and asked for an asistent Fay chose Queenie. First he did a hand trick and then he did a trick with his briefcase and then Queenie got a chocolate. After that a band came on called the Thursdays and the funny thing was that they acherly had there band practise on Thursdays. Last of all they had the cheerleaders come on they were throwing people up in the air and catching them doing back flips and every thing. Then Hannah performed some gymnastic things and then we all had a good dance here are some of the videos.

By Stella :)
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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Kiwi Kapers!

Yay its Wednesday I'm going to Kiwi kapers its a orchestra if you didn't know that. Ros the music teacher took 30 people from grey lynn school. I'm really lucky because I was one of those 30 people. first of all I will tell you where we sat we sat in the town hall up high we had great seats. First the strings section played, I quite liked that because it was piano and forte that means loud and soft. They played superman and batman and alot more other songs my favourite was batman. There are alot of instruments in the orchestra like the cello, violin, viola, double base and more. The sections in the orchestra are percussion, strings, brass and woodwind. There were 2 parent helpers they were a girls mum called Rachel and a boys mum named Ang. I thought the organ was pretty cool he played the lowest pipe it only vibrated because it was so low. I LOVED IT.

By Paloma


Friday, August 30, 2013

Speech Finals

on Tuesday the 27th of august we had speech finals at assembly we had four people that did there speech. The jugdes where mr. baker and john. the first person was Emily that did her speech on why we should stop poauching. when she finished her speech.  Then we had two wait a few seconds  for the judges to finish there notes. After that Orla was doing her speech about cheese and lots of people thought it was funny and i thougt it was funny too. Then we had  to wait   agin so the jugdes had to finish there notes. After the jugdes did there notes it was Scarlet turn her speech was about why we should stop whaling her speech was very cool. then we had to wait for the jugdes again. Then it was the last person that was Queenie her speech was about globle warming. Her speech was so funny!  After the last speech the jugdes went outside to find out who the winner is. when we were waiting room seven came up to the stage. They did a dance for the whole school and it was very very awesome and they danced to songs while they were dancing i really liked there songs and there dancing.  After that the jugdes came back in John said how lovely the speeches were then mr. baker said the winner. The winner was QUEENIE!  and everyone started to clap and Queenie was very happy that she made it through to the inner citys to represent  our whole school.

By Daisy

The Fabulous Room 7

And the winner is.... Queenie

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Year 4 Speech Finals!

On Friday the 23rd of August Room 13 and Room 15 did the speech finals. There was 7 people that got into the finals we had the speech finals in our classroom. Stella and Felix were the mc`s for the speech finals an Liesel and Mr Barker were the judges. The people that got into the finals were Holly doing her speech on why her uncle should stop smoking and then Paloma doing her speech on why you should be a vegeterian. The third person was Lotta doing her speech on why things shouldnt be called man made they should be person made. After Lotta it was Leo doing his speech on why you should stop whaling. Then we had Emily doing hers on why we should stop poaching animals. There was one that I quite liked which was Jamie`s she was doing hers on why we shouldn`t do Homework I would agree with her on that. The last person that we had was kaia doing hers on why kids shouldn`t be forced to eat poridge and after everyone had finished they announced the winner and the winner was Emily. Then the judges gave them all a certificate. I think did a great job because I would be nervous if I had to stand up and do my speech in front of the all the parents and all the year 4s.

By Georgia


Monday, August 26, 2013

ABC Helpers

Room 13s buddy class is Room 4 and we have been doing a program called ABC Helpers. We help them to learn to be better readers and writers. We help them write by getting two white boards (1 for our buddy and 1 for us). We help them read by getting him/her a book from their book box. We also bring a book up every day to read with them. One of Room 13s reading groups goes up to Room 4s class and we pick a buddy to read and write with. It is a lot of fun when we read to them, when they read to us and when we read to them. Normally the book we will bring is our journal that we are reading or otherwise a Dr. Seuss book

Here are some photos of my ABC buddy and my friend Jacks ABC buddy. My buddy was called hugo when I last went.

By Matthew

Monday, August 12, 2013

METRO MOTAT TRIP!!!

On Tuesday the 6th of August, Room 13 and Room 15 went to MOTAT, it was WICKED!!! first ofF   Room 13 and Room 15 had to bring there bags because we were there for just about a whole day. We then had to walk down the road together to MOTAT. After about  10 to 15 minutes later we were there      but we had to wait for another school to get in. Finally we got to go in it was rellay  interesting but we had to wait.Then we finally got to meat our mentor Melissa she was really nice to us. We then had morning tea, after that we got to split up into groups I was in  Uala's group with Xavier Alex kalia Oliver and Ezra. First off we went to the challenge zone and it was WICKED!!!!. We then went to my favourite place of all THE MIRER MAZE !!!, when we got there we looked at some other things before we got to the mirer maze. finally we got to the mirer maze I walked into the maze and got muddled up with were I was going and i keeped on bumping into mires finally i got out and did it about 4 more times and then I got bored of it. after my group and I all went to the village and the town. then we went to the jail next to the town we were playing around with the jail things we then at last found this thing that I for got what the name is, but it is when you whisper about 10 to 20 meters into this thing  and the another person can hear you it was one of the best days this year and it was AWESOME!!!!!



Thursday, August 8, 2013

Lego: From the Past to the Future

Here is another fabulous invention report from the talented Felix!


Lego: From the Past to the Future!
from Room 13 GLS on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The Awesome Mac Book Airs!

Hi my name is Tama

Room 13 have had these awesome mac book laptops for last two weeks. In the Totara team each week they get passed on to room 11, room 12, room 14, and room 15. The past few days we have been blogging on these laptops. The best thing about that there is ten mac book laptops for everyone to work on we have safari, kid pix, photo booth, iTunes, face talk, iPhoto and all kinds of apps.
Well I feel kind of fantastic writing my blog on these mac book laptops. So what does the lap tops look like its like the hole cover is silver and the camera on the top of the middle. so lets get in to more things that the class does with them. We do some research for the speeches we go on safari took photos on the awesome photo booth, and record our maths strategies to share.
So thats the blog of the awesome mac books, for now!




Wednesday, July 10, 2013

INVENTIONS!

Room 13 were given the task of writing a list of their top 10 inventions out of all the pieces of technology created. Here is our class top ten:

Room 13's Top Ten:

Car
Computer
The Wheel
Electricity
Paper
Clothing/Shoes
Toilet
Lightbulb
Internet
Telephone

We each had to do a project about what we thought the best invention was and why. We had some interesting topics. We had to answer a few questions like who was the inventor, when and where it was invented and was it a successful invention. We could present our project anyway we thought would be best. We have computer projects, posters, booklets and models. These are some of the e-learning projects that we did.

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More to come plus there are loads of others in Room 13, come check them out!


Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Rat Cheeko

There is a new member to our classroom and he is Uala's pet rat. His name is Cheeko he used to have a brother named Sanchez but he past away. Cheeko has a tail that feels like leather. Cheeko is very special to us because he is our class pet and Ualas pet. Uala loves Cheeko more than anything. Cheeko likes to eat popcorn, ice cream cones,peas and corn. Cheeko does not like people to crowd around him or to much noise around him. He has very sharp teeth so fingers away otherwise they get bitten off. Cheeko loves to sleep and everyone wants to hold him because his fur is so soft it  feels like silk or cotton wool. Every week there are two new rat monitors that refill his water bottle and food bowl. At the moment the rat monitors are Georgia and Harry at first it was Uala because he is Cheeko's owner. Cheeko is a very very funny rat. Cheeko likes to hide in hoodies, jumpers ,pockets and in armpits.

Here is a video of me holding Cheeko...





By Matthew

Monday, May 27, 2013

Our New Cross Country Goal

On Wednesday the 29th of May, we have our school cross country at Grey Lynn park. For the past few weeks we have been training extremely hard. We have been running non-stop for ten minutes around the school every morning. We have been totaling our distance as a class and we made it to Cape Reingas' lighthouse. Our new goal is to get back to Kaitaia from Cape Reinga before Wednesday. Here is where we are now....


By Room 13

Friday, May 24, 2013

Cape Reinga


We made it to Cape  Reinga! Room 13 has officially  made it to Cape Reinga, today we ran our best distance as a class, in ten minutes we 52.75Km (well I was walking I had cold). All togeather our class ran a total of 455km isn't that great !!! I think we did stupendous we even had 29km spare because its only 426Km from School to the Cape. We used that to get to the light house we still had loads of km left I think we travelled half of Auckland pretty cool. I think this is pretty impressive and also very tiring.

By Felix
                                          This is the way we ran!

                                          This is where we got to!



Tuesday, May 21, 2013

My Best Goal EVER!

On Sunday we played our first game of flippa ball against a team called the Water Sharks. In our team we have Felix, Maya, Kaia and Holly who are in my class. It was there first time playing flippa ball. We had a great time and won the game 1-0. I scored the goal it reminded me about the time I scored my best goal EVER. I was at a flippa ball game with my team in Term 1. We were against the Good Shepard's. No team has ever beaten them and we didn't either. I was in attack with Ethan then the ball smashed infront of Ethan he picked it up and passed me the ball very quickly and it landed in the water with a splash.  Then the Good Shepard's defence came charging towards me I picked up the ball as fast as I could but just as I looked up the goalie came stepping towards me. I lifted up the ball and through the ball right into the goal. That was the only goal we scored that day.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Extra Week of Holidays

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On the last day of school I did not have to go to school because my plane flight was that day. On the plane it was awesome because I got to eat a lollie and a cookie and drink some water. When we landed  in Dunedin we slept at my dad's friends' house we stayed there for 3 nights'. One of those days we went to a chocolate  factory we got to see 1 tone of chocolate fall. After Dunedin we went to Queenstown. In Queenstown we went up a mountain on a gondola and at the top of the mountain we went on a luge it was awesome. The next place we went to was Wanaka. In Wanaka they have an awesome thing called Puzzling World we went there.  First we went in some illusion rooms they where werid and scary then we went into the great maze it took me 30 minutes to do the maze the rest of the family about 45 minutes to do the maze. The next place we went to was Christchruch there we went to the antarctic centre. We went into this room which had snow and was -8 degrees we also saw little blue penguins and watched a 3D movie it was funny because when a bird did a poo water came into your face. The next day we went to arhana park we got to see a chttah run 100 k per hour  the next place we went to was kikria we saw about 133 wild seals. The next place we went to was Picton the top of the South island. The next day we got on the ferry in 3 hours we were in wellington we went inside the beehive and on the cable cars and got to go into a pool the next day we drove to Taupo. And then we were in Auckland. The whole trip took 3 weeks and 1 day.                                                






Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Journey to Cape Reinga

In room 13 we recently just started counting up how far people in room 13 were running for cross country practice, well okay not just recently about a week ago. So lets get on with the story now we kind of took the idea off room 12. Each lap around is about 250m and we tally up how many laps we do then convert that into metres and add them all up. Anyway on Wednesday the 15th of May our total km run is 189Km. I thought that was great we are trying to get up to Cape Reinga its the top of New Zealand. We took some photos of where we got up to on the map. We have gone past Whangarei and Hikurangi. The next run we will probably pass Paihia. Uala and me counted up what we got up to, today we ran 41.25Km altogether, I think we went pretty far well thats what i thought if you ask me. When we are running my normal amount of laps I would go is about 5 or 6 laps in ten minutes, thats how long we run for. I like doing the running because we do not have to do work for ten minutes, now I find that Impressive.

By Georgia

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Tip Top Factory Tour

In the holidays I went to the tip top factory were they make all the ice cream. I went with Ella my au pair, my Mum, Sienna, Zara and Mikayla 3 sisters. I went on wednesday the 1st of may 2013. We saw all the machines the lady also asked the men that were walking past if they had taken any ice cream because otherwise they would destroy the whole pack. Did you know that they make at least 1000 meltdowns in 1 second. We saw them all getting packed up. After that we went and watched a movie on cameras around the factory and had a free ice cream. I had a hokey pokey meltdown ice cream, yum yum. I felt really excited before hand and then had an awesome time.


Thursday, March 14, 2013

The Mud Run

On sunday I went to a mud run. A mud run is when there
is three races a short, medium and long I only did the short
race. Me my mum my brother and my sister and two of
my sisters friends. We all had to tape our shoes on. I lined
up for the short race and GO!!!! I tried to run. I ran with my
mum but then...OH NO I got stuck I had to call my mum.
I had mud all over I got up and got to the finish I went to
the fire mens hose to wash of then I lined up to get a little
bag of goodies. I had fun and felt tired.


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Seeing Ourselves!

Today Room 13 went to the Corbans Art Centre to learn about portrait painting. We meet Joy and Ann-Sophie who taught us about sketching and painting self-portraits. We learnt about painting a 'Bust' self-portrait, a bust portrait is a portrait from your head to your shoulders. We really enjoyed going and found it to be a lot of fun.

We learnt....
- that your face is more than just one colour
- how to blend colors
- how to use smiley faces and two tear drops to draw a nose
- that our face is an egg shape, not a circle, square or an oval
- how to draw eyes using smiley faces and eyelashes
- how to paint
- that we need to take our time and enjoy the art
- how to sketch using charcoal
All in all we learnt how to do better portraits of ourselves.
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Thursday, February 7, 2013

WATCH US GROW!

In Room 13 this year lots of our learning will be based around the big idea of 'GROWTH'. We have discussed different ways that we will grow and ways we want to grow.

Here are some of our ideas....

Our maths knowledge will grow
Our bodies will grow and get bigger
Our brain will grow from things we will learn
Science knowledge will grow
Hopefully our energy levels will grow
Our Art skills will grow
Our word banks will grow
We will be able to read bigger words
We will grow more brave as the year goes on to experience challenging things.

Please join us on our blog page throughout the year and see how our growth is coming along