Monday, December 15, 2008
Santa's waving, long beard appears from the chimney, a big cloud of ashes and smoke rushes down after him. Big, black boots falling from a big fluffy cloud. Blood streams from top to bottom, a big buckle around his wobbly bowl of jelly. "Ho ho ho," he laughs, sending a Merry Christmas throughout the world.
On the night before Christmas, Santa visits everyone and all of us with our presents. Squeezing down the chimney, popping out the end, covered in ash. His belly is as sloppy as a bowl of jelly, his lips are all dried up. Filling up the stockings and placing presents under the tree. Picking himself up and gathering his sack he hops on his sleigh. Away with a push of the reindeers hooves. Soaring through the sky, back to the North Pole. When the children awake in the morning they awake to a happy day with all of their presents and time with their families.
Who is he?
He has a scruffy beard and he can be found checking his list. He has reading glasses. He wears white or black gloves. He has blue eyes. He has a red and white hat. He has white, long hair. He has red and white sleeves. He loves milk and cookies. He is... Santa Claus!
Santa Claus zooms down the chimney like a buzzy bee flying to the nectar flower. His beard is as white as a mountain of snow, he rides his sleigh, flowing through the snow. His eyes are as blue as the sunny sky. His reindeer fly over the sky pulling his sleigh . His red, red coat is like a ripe cherry. He spreads good wishes which make everyone merry. Santa fills the childrens stockings, making sure the reindeer don't leave droppings.
Santa Claus has a white sparkling beard and a black belt. He has a bright, red hat with a pom pom on the top. He has a round belly that reminds me of a big bowling ball. He delivers toys to everyone on Christmas Eve. Santa makes people feel happy and grateful.
One night I heard a stomping noise on my roof. Suddenly I saw someone. He bounced down the chimney and landed on the soft, brown carpet in front of the fire. He was wearing red and white clothes and a black belt around his belly. When he finished placing presents under the Christmas tree he climbed back up the chimney like a strong wrestler. He landed on the thick, white snow outside, on the roof and flew away with his reindeer.
We have been busy identifying hazards in our playground and designing safety/warning signs for technology. We looked at whether our signs needed to be standardized or not. We also looked at how you can tell if a hazard is permanent or temporary by the sign (its colour). We had to laminate our signs to ensure they were weather proof. Take a look out some of our creations.
Did you know a man called Tom Smith invented Christmas Crackers in 1847? On Friday Room 12 made their own Christmas Crackers. We had put Christmas jokes, confetti, lollies, pom poms and stickers inside. We used a toilet roll, crepe paper, ribbon and cello tape. They were very easy to make and we think they will be great to open on Christmas Day. Click on the website below to read a bit about the history of Christmas Crackers.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
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'The Night Before Christmas' but originally it was titled 'A Visit from St Nicholas'
He was dressed all in fur from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his sack.
His eyes how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry;
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow.
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath.
He had a broad face, and a little round belly
That shook when he laughed like a bowl full of jelly.
He was chubby and plump,--a right jolly old elf--
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself.
Written by Clement C. Moore in 1822 as a Christmas present to his children.
Today we wrote letters to Santa. We thought it was important to tell Santa about what we have learnt this year, what we want to get better at and any special questions we wanted to ask Santa rather than writing a big list of things we would like. We also discovered a NZ Post Website where you can email Santa or send him a letter in the post. Some of us have emailed Santa and hope to get a reply from him in the post. Room 12 children will be bringing letters home today as Raewyn doesn't have enough stamps to post them so I have asked them to get their parents to check their letters are all correct and show them how to put a stamp on and post. The postal address is: Santa Claus, Santa's Workshop, North Pole 0001.
Check out the NZ Post website and email Santa!
Room 12 have been learning how to write arguments over the last few weeks. We pretended that Caramello and Pinky were the only bars in the world. We had to pick a bar and write why it is the best bar. Here are a few of the finished arguments. See if they convince you!
Pinkies are the best when you're feeling like a treat. They make your mouth water!
Firstly I think that Pinkies are great because they have less fat and that's good for you.
Secondly I think that if you like marshmallow, you will like Pinkies because they also have pink marshmallow in the middle and are coated on the outside with chocolate.
Thirdly Pinkies are squishy so it is easy to eat because it's soft on your teeth.
I truly think that Pinkies are a great little snack.
I believe that Caramello chocolate is the best chocolate in the whole wide world.
Firstly Caramello chocolate has 322 kg of energy which means you have energy to run around.
Secondly Caramello chocolate only has 10% of sugar. That's great so your teeth won't rot too much.
Thirdly in one pack there are 15 bars. What a treat!
Most importantly you can give your taste buds a bath in Caramello Cadbury chocolate.
Keep your kids happy for only three dollars! There are 15 in a pack so there is enough for the whole family!
CARAMELLO DAIRY MILK CHOCOLATE IS THE BEST!
I think Caramello chocolate is the best chocolate bar.
Firstly it has 10% sugar which is not that much so you won't become overweight.
Secondly it's a treat sized bard for a bit of energy before a bike ride, walk or any physical activity.
In addition it's only $3 for a packet of 15 whcih is a very good deal.
Lastly, the most important reason is it has a delicious dairy milk chocolate coat, filled with oozing caramello inside. Doesn't that sound yum?!
So eat Caramellow Chocolate today!