Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Making Masks

The Penguins reading group read a book called 'Make Masks for a Play' and decided it would be fun to make the masks at home. The masks were a rooster, shark, owl, bull and a cat. Then every day during reading time  they rehearsed the play. On Friday they presented the play to the class. Wow! Look at their fantastic masks. Fabulous play Penguins, what an awesome effort! 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Orca Mufti Day

Links to orca facts

How to draw a killer whale

Orca pictures made on kidpix

Monday, November 22, 2010

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Kaitlyn and Hayley

Enjoy sharing your day together!
From everyone in Room 3

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving from Room 3

Happy Thanksgiving
 Miss Hemingway

New Zealand doesn't celebrate Thanksgiving 
BUT.....   we did!

Here's a taste of our Thanksgiving week. 
(a little early we know but we wanted to 
celebrate it with Miss Hemingway before she went home)
 Miss Hemingway wanted to know how much we already knew about Thanksgiving.

Here's our KWL

The First ThanksgivingRead our stories and view our photos of our Thanksgiving Feast
View more presentations from Lynne Laburn.

Click on the image above to watch a movie about 
Squanto the Native American from the Wampanoag tribe.

Felix and Jason used Kidspiration to show all the things that they thought were relevant to Thanksgiving

Albuquerque Turkey
Our Poem of the week

Albuquerque is a turkey
And he's feathered and he's fine
And he wobbles and he gobbles
and he's absolutely mine.
He's the best pet that you can get.....
Better than a dog or a cat.
He's my Albuquerque turkey
And I'm awfully proud of that.
He once told me, very frankly
he preferred to be my pet,
not the main course at my dinner,
and I told him not to fret.
And my Albuquerque turkey
is so happy in his bed, 
'Cause for our Thanksgiving dinner.....
We had egg foo yong instead!
Author unknown  

Our hand and feet turkeys that we made.
Click on the turkeys to go straight to the Enchanted Learning website to learn how to make them.

These are our apple turkeys that we made after our Thanksgiving feast. We used and apple, raisins, popcorn, a large marshmallow, mini marshmallows and thanks to Kelly for the real American candy!    Miss Hemingway made this one! 

Here's Duraiz, Meah, Lauryn, Amanda, Nicholas, Denny and Christine preparing their coloured cardboard so they can then start to weave their place mats for the   Thanksgiving table. 


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Undercover Cody's Summer Message

Slip, Slop, Slap and Wrap
SLIP on a t-shirt, SLOP on some sunscreen, SLAP on a hat, and WRAP on some sunglasses.

Monday, November 15, 2010

ipads have arrived!

ipads have arrived!

Look at what we got to use in our classroom.
We took turns and used the ipads as a group activity 
on some very cool maths and spelling applications!
We took to them like ducks out of water.
And look it's so much easier to sit around on the floor and share than
standing around the computer.
We can't wait to use them again!

Our Favourite American Teacher

Hi! My name is Rebecca Hemingway, and I'm a student teacher in Room 3. I came here from the United States of America (Georgia to be specific) to finish my university work. My university has a partnership with the University of Auckland which allows me do my teaching practicum in another country. I've been in NZ since late August and recently moved to Room 3. I've really loved teaching the Room 3 kids and hope you enjoy the work we've done. Friday is my last day at Point View. I fly back to the US on Sunday and will graduate in December! Thanks for your hospitality and support.  

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Coming soon......

Our Thanksgiving Week

Taught to us by Miss Hemingway

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Stardome Observatory Trip

On Friday 5th November Room 3 and Room 9 visited the Auckland Stardome Observatory. We saw an amazing show called 'Secret of the Cardboard Rocket'. We discovered that the secret was using your imagination. It was so weird lying down in chairs staring up at the ceiling. We also learnt a lot about our solar system. We then went into a classroom and learnt about the Earth, Moon and Sun's movements. Lauryn was the Moon, Lucia-Belle was Earth and George was the Sun. They showed us how the Moon moves around the Earth and that the Earth moves around the Sun.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Junior School Cross Country

Click on the arrows to hear Henry and Sophie talk about their photos.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Shadow Pictures made on KidPix

Birthday Myspace Glitter Graphics
Happy Birthday Joe!
We know you're going to have a fabulous day.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Grandparents Day

The 29th of October was a very exciting day! It was Grandparents Day! The day when our grandparents came along to school to see us in action. Of course we couldn't resist showing off our class blog....  they loved it and were blown away with our awesome learning. After they spent some time exploring our classroom we took them outside to demonstrate our folk-dancing. It was a lot of fun especially when they joined in! For lunch it was tea and scones and an exhausting play with the grandchildren. During the afternoon we had a whole school assembly to show off some amazing talents. Thanks Grandma, Gran, Gar, Grandad, Nana, Nan, Poppa, Granny, Grandpa, Oma, and Opa, for joining us on a very special day. We love you heaps!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

What is a Shadow?

What is a Shadow?

 A shadow is made when light shines on us. The light can't go through us and makes a shadow on the ground and when the sun is on your back and it is lunchtime your shadow will be short. By Henry

A shadow is made because of the sun's light. The sunlight can not get through us because we are opaque but it can go through things that are transparent like glass.
By Kimberly

A shadow is made when the sun comes up. When the light shines on you the light can not go through you so it leaves an outline called a shadow. By Lauryn

A shadow is made when the light shines down and it makes this type of black thing called a shadow and if you see your shadow it touches your feet. And it can't go through us and this is called opaque. By Meah

A shadow is made when it is from the light. It comes from the sun. The sun's light can't go through an object. An object like me is called opaque because the light can't go through me so it makes a shadow on the ground. By Felix

A shadow is made when the sun is pointing at us because the sunlight can't go through us because we are covering the sun. Then it is a shadow. By Steven

A shadow is made when the sunlight is pointing at us. But the sun can't go through us so it makes a shadow on the ground. By Flynn
Birthday Myspace Graphics
Happy Birthday to Nicholas, Felix and Kavin.
We hope you had a fabulous and exciting day.


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