Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Changing Circuits


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Design your own Cereal Box

Click on the picture below to be taken to a game where you can design your own cereal box:

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

All about Vegetables

Click on the picture to be taken to a village.
Then click on one of the seven areas you want to explore — community centre, home, farm, restaurant, school, vegetable shop or marae.

The person(s) representing that area will introduce themselves, then you will be able to start exploring the area by clicking on various objects. Most objects will take you to further information, with text, photos and video. Some will be animated objects that are there just for fun. The control bar at the bottom of the screen provides easy navigation.

Each area is represented by a person — community centre (student), home (two students), farm (grower), restaurant (chef), school (teacher), vegetable shop (retailer), marae (kaumatua).

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Easter Egg Writing

Shiny, gold and red tinfoil sparkles up at me. I start to unleash the egg from the tinfoil. It is a dark, furry chocolate ball. I pick it up and take my first bite. My mouth starts to water. It tastes really creamy and delicious.
By Zachary

I unravel the wrapping paper slowly. Suddenly I rip the glimmering, colourful wrapping paper into little bits. The creamy, brown chocolate dribbles down my chin. I hear myself crunching. The chocolate has started to turn into a stream in my mouth. The marshmallow is huge and chewy. I take another bite and another. "Yum!" I say. Then the Easter egg is all gone.
By Travis

The eggs have a smooth and crinkly texture. I slurp on one to get all the chocolate off. My mouth waters because of the lucious feeling of the coffee brown chocolate on my tongue. I look very hypnotised and dreamy at the rest of the eggs. Some look colassal. Mmmmm! One has a toy inside. I scoff them into my mouth. This gives me a stomach ache. "Oh! Ouch!" I yelp and howl. But Easter eggs are a nice chocolate treat!
By Erina

I can't believe my eyes. They are glimmering like the stunning blue sea. The golden wrapper is shining on my face when I look at it. I take a big, slobbery lick. I feel like I'm dreaming. The rich, dark chocolate is crashing in my mouth like a wave. It melts on my tongue.
By Erica

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Frog Life Cycle Dance!!!

Watch this space! Danielle has been busy on Wednesday's working with Room 12 putting together a dance about the frog life cycle. They have spent a lot of time looking at SPACE, LEVELS and TIMING. I was very lucky to have the class perform this dance to me today. I was amazed at what they have done and really impressed with it. We are planning to video it next week so that we can post it on the blog for everyone to view!

The Frog Princess Drama

Last week we did some Drama about a book we read. We focused on Role on the Wall, Hot Seating, Freeze Frame Images, Spoken Thoughts Aloud and looked at the elements of drama. These are some photos of us in role performing our freeze frame images to the class. We will self evaluate our efforts over the next few days.

Click on this link to go to a website explaining these Drama terms:

Take a Look at some of our Save the Frog Posters

Save the Frog Posters and Brochures

We have been busy creating Static Images lately. We decided to make Save the Frog posters. We looked at lots of different posters/advertisements and decided what made them appealing to the audience and what didn't. We felt really passionate about designing Save the Frog posters because we have found out that a lot of frogs are endangered and we need to protect them to ensure no more species become extinct.

We decided on the following criteria for our posters:
Bright, attractive COLOURS

Tidy, sensible LAYOUT

TITLE that stands out

A BORDER that frames our work


Relevant, interesting INFORMATION


MOTTO or SLOGAN to gain attention

LETTERING with good size and shape

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Capital Letter Games

Click on the pictures to practice the capital letter games.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What can we do to help the frogs?!

Check out this awesome website about how we can help save the frogs. There are awesome photographs of frogs and facts for you to take a look at:

Tree Frogs - SAVE the FROGS!!!

Burrowing Rain Frogs

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Add/Sub Games

Spot the Frog

I found this picture on the DOC website. Kara Goddard from Hamilton Zoo took this picture on a field trip to the Bay of Plenty. How many frogs can you see in this picture?

There are three Hochstetters frogs in this picture, two green ones and a tiny brown one only 12 mm long. They are amazingly camouflaged and rely on sitting still so that their predators (or humans) cannot see them.

Maud Island Frog - Native NZ Frog

The Maud Island frog is one of only four native frog species in New Zealand and they’re not what you’d expect from frogs. They have no webbing between their toes, don’t croak, and there are no tadpoles. Click on the picture to be taken to a video about this special frog.

Frogs are Environmental Indicators

Click on the frog picture to be taken to an interesting video from TVNZ about NZ native frogs!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

James and the Giant Peach

We are reading Roald Dahl's book James and the Giant Peach in class. Click on the picture to go to Roald Dahl's official website.

Friday, February 27, 2009

The 3 R's by Jack Johnson

Three it's a magic number
Yes it is, it's a magic number
Because two times three is six
And three times six is eighteen
And the eighteenth letter in the alphabet is R
We've got three R's we're going to talk about today

We've got to learn to
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

If you're going to the market to buy some juice
You've got to bring your own bags and you learn to reduce your waste

And if your brother or your sister's got some cool clothes
You could try them on before you buy some more of those
Reuse, we've got to learn to reuse

And if the first two R's don't work out
And if you've got to make some trash
Don't throw it out
Recycle, we've got to learn to recycle,

We've got to learn to
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Because three it's a magic number
Yes it is, it's a magic number


This week Room 12 has been busy working with Simon from Waste Busters learning about all the ways we can REUSE things to help reduce the amount of rubbish we are putting into landfills. It has been lots of fun and really interesting for the children and the teacher. Today we got to create a desk tidy or a piggy bank by reusing items we had at home. We got some really creative looking contraptions!

We are also learning a really cool, upbeat song from the Curious George movie called the 3 R's - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. It requires us to sing really fast (rap) which is so much fun! Ask your child to sing it to you. The words will be posted up soon.