Friday, May 30, 2008

Try these Measurement Games

Click on the pictures and you will be taken to a website to practice your measuring skills!

We Miss Emma

It has been one week since Emma left Room 12. She has gone back to France. We hope she has had safe travels. We can't wait for her to email us and let us know what she has been up to!


We have been experimenting with the some new physical activity ideas. These are called "snacktivities" which are bite sized activities to get us up and active! Room 12 had a great laugh today trying to stand up back to back with elbows linked and then sitting back down again... it was a rather tricky task!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Some technical problems!

We are having a few technical problems with our blog - Raewyn will try to sort it out asap! A big thank you goes out to Carol Ayres...thanks for posting a comment Carol but also an even BIGGER THANK YOU for allowing Room 12 to borrow your awesome costumes and props for our assembly last week :) Room 12 did an amazing job in our Pacfic themed assembly!

Friday, May 9, 2008

For those who want to practice their subtraction basic facts, check out this game:

Is it a Fruit or a Seed?!

Today we found out about coconuts! Did you know that they are both a seed and a fruit? Coconut trees are referred to as the "tree of life" because they are very valuable due to their many uses. Raewyn brought a coconut to class for us all to share....but our first mission was to break into the hard, furry outer shell. We used a hammer and screw driver to make holes to drain out the coconut milk. We then wrapped it tightly in a towel and hit it very hard to break it into pieces. We all got to taste the fresh coconut. We then wrote descriptions about what the coconut tasted like. Some of us loved it, some of us really did not enjoy our coconut tasting experience! Here is some of our descriptions, see if you can guess whether the author liked or disliked the taste of coconut:

The coconut tasted like rice. It reminds me of a soothing milk drink. It is rich and it can be used to make rugs or houses. Bon appetite! - Cole (Year 3)

The coconut melted in my mouth. It started to dribble down my throat. I found my body at the rubbish bin spitting it out. I ran back to my desk to get a drink! I don't want to eat it again. -Rosanna (Year 3)

Today we bashed a hairy, brown coconut. It reminded me of a hard, heavy bowling ball. It was so crunchy it rusted my jaws. It tasted like rock and cement. The coconut was creamy white with bits of wood on top. It was so revolting! It tasted worse than rotten fish! - Amy (Year 4)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Martin Curtis Concert

Today Room 12 went to a concert in the church down the road. Martin Curtis was the performer. We sang heaps of songs. They were about gold mining at Cardrona, a Hoiho (Maori name for Penguin), Keas and many more. Our two favourite were the Ping Pong song and the song about all the animals that rhymed. It was really entertaining. We were so lucky to have such a talented performer share his songs with us!