Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Yet another update...

We have just been on a tour - we met the mummy..... 
then we did a tour of people of the world gallery and made costumes, flags and wrote and sang national anthems.  This is AMAZING!!!!
We have just set up our sleeping bags in discovery world and soon we are getting ready for bed.  After that we are having a tropical deluxe butterfly supper then we are going on a night walk................... I hope the mummy doesn't hear us....

Blog update live from discovery world

Today we went to discovery world we are doing so many exciting things.  We are staying the night in discovery world.  Kaelen
I liked it when to the gardens and performed on stage and we looked at the bird aviaries.  Jake
When we went to Cadbury world we got to wrap up presents.  There are chocolates in them.  Some people wrote the gift card to themself, from themself.  Bridget
I liked when we were looking at the Maori food gathering in the past.  Aaliyah
We've had lots of fun at all the places we've been.  My favourite was Cadburys because I've never been there before.  It wa a good surprise.  Alex
It has been fun so far.  The dinosaur park was really really really fun especially when I went down the dinosaur slide.  Thomas
I have really enjoyed the day so far.  I have loved walking around the museum and finding out where things are.  Jemma-Rose
I love the bubble thing because I was really good at it.  Georgia
On the golf ball contraption, I really like it because the ball goes around and around and gets hit by a hammer and comes back to the same place.  Sam
Mrs Kenneally tricked us telling us we were going to the Otago Daily Times but we weren't actually going there, we went to Cadburys.  Ryan
I am having such a great time.  It is amazing to see how well everyone gets on together.  I am soooooo proud of my lovely class.  The highlight of the day for me so far is Cadbury World.  Mrs K
The highlight of the day for me was the gardens and all the funny show.  My favourite show was Granny slam.  Jack
My highlight of the day is being here in Discovery World.  Callum
My highlight of the day was the gardens.  I liked playing and having the shows and chasing the seagulls.  Caitlin
My favourite place was the gardens because they looked good and I had a great play there.  Mason
We have taken hundreds of photos.  Mrs K
I really liked when we had a drink and some cookies for afternoon tea.  Paige
It is fun playing in discovery world and Tom helped us learn new things.  Zack
I was very excited when we first got here.  I enjoyed the dinosaur park because it was my first time going and I liked the tyre.  Janaya
I have been soundly beaten by Catherine in a mindgame and I am having a great time already and I only just got here.  Marie
The expressions on the children's faces is worth a million dollars.  Catherine
It has been exceptional how well all the children have been behaved today.  The look of surprise on their faces when we weren't going to the ODT office was amazing.  Corey
Im having lots of fun in survival factor. Billy
Its really fun being here and survival factor is my favourite part. I'm still having lots of fun!
I really like when we went to the dinosaur park because I liked swinging on the tyres. Kurt.
I cant wait until we go to sleep.  My favourite part was balancing on the surfboard. I cant wait till we have pizza Gracin.
The dinosaur park was my favourite place today, it was really fun running around in the fresh air. Zara
My favourite part was the dinosaur park because I've never been there and I loved the big dinosaur slide.Ciara
It was fun coming here because I was so excited to have a look around.  My favourite part was going on the surfboard and going on the sneeze thing.  Lorie.
It was fun, I cant wait until my night walk. It was really fun in Cadburys and we thought we were going to the newspaper place, they tricked us.  Jessica.
I'm looking forward to a good nights sleep. Karen   Haha said Marie


At the Museum...

Yay, we are at the museum now.... We have had a magical day.  It all started at the Dinosaur Park, then we went to the secret destination - Santa's grotto at Cadbury world!  It was SOOOOOOOO cool.  We all got to wrap up Chocolates in boxes for Xmas presents and get our photo with Santa and see all the cool Christmas displays.  Then we went to the bird aviaries and played at the gardens.  We all got to sing and dance on stage in the bandstand.  Now we are at the Museum.  We are learning about Pre European Food Gathering....   We can't wait to set up for the night in discovery world..... more later..........

Monday, November 29, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Friday tomorrow - YAY

I can't wait to be back in class with you all tomorrow.   I am sooooo excited about Funky Friday.  I hope you are in the mood to start Christmas creation!  I think our potato people might be ready for a hair cut and if you remember to bring in fruits and vegetables we can create again!!!!  YAY YAY

Monday, November 22, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

What a magic cricket morning!

Thank you to all the wonderful parents and helpers who made this morning possible.  We had a wonderful morning and I am sure the photos show the magical time we had.  This afternoon Mrs Gilliland had the great idea for creating PMIs about the day on wickets.  Great thinking!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Ryan's new musical instrument...

A little sneak peak at my garden...

Come and meet our sensational new buddies...

Today Room 1 and Room 4 met in the foyer.  Now that both of our classes have grown we have more room in the foyer.  Today we welcomed three new buddies.

Janaya and Holly

Aaliyah and Jorja

Sophie and Ciara

Sharing our homework

Much more room to spread out in the foyer!

More plants in the School garden!

Today Room 1 and Room 3 transplanted their vegetables into our tyre garden!

Cricket Skills with Steve today...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

On to the next step of the learning journey...

Today was SOOOOO exciting.  We have all decided on the next part of our learning journey.  We are going to spend the next three weeks researching and answering our questions.  We can present our learning in any form as long as it is in our own words.  We can use photos, movies, powerpoints, pictures, words, posters...
We would really like your help with our research.  Here are our challenges...

Billy   Are there vegetables we haven’t discovered yet? What are they and how do they come about?
Georgia   What is on seeds to make them look pink or blue? Why is it used?
Jack   What is fungus? Is it a vegetable?
Zack   The life cycle of pumpkin
Chelsea   Who makes seeds and how?
Ciara    What are the boy and girl parts of vegetable plants?
Zara    Who invented seeds? The creation story.
Bridget     The life cycle of a pea.
Paige     The life cycle of corn.
Josh    What vegetable has the most vitamins? How can we tell?
Jessica     The life cycle of lettuce.
Caitlin    The life cycle of carrots.
Kaelen    The life cycle of radish
Jake    The life cycle of eggplant – aubergine.
Sam    How do bees pollinate the plant and how does the plant create a seed then grow into another plant?
Brya   The life cycle of a cucumber.
Callum    How do root vegetables get vitamins?
Alex    What are the vegetable families?
Thomas    The life cycle of leeks, onions, shallots, garlic, scallions, chives. (Alliums)
Mason    Can you eat all vegetables raw? Can you cook all vegetables?
Lorie    How do seeds know when to grow?
Jemma    The life cycle of beans.
Kurt    Why do some plants creep and crawl to grow?
Ryan    The life cycle of a potato.
Janaya    The life cycle of broccoli, cauliflower and brocoflower.
Aaliyah     Why are vegetables healthy and good for us?
Gracin   What do seeds need to grow into vegetables?

Monday, November 8, 2010

More green fingered magic...

What an AMAZING day again.  This has to be the BEST topic in the world.  Thanks again to Judith the UTE driver!   Fun, fun, fun...

What a simply magic "green fingers" day...

Today was AMAZING.  We moved the tyres, weeded, planted, watered, ate alfalfa, and much, much more.  I am sure you can tell how much fun we had...

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

Kidz@conterence 2010


I thought you might like to see what we have been up to for the last two days.

My very clever class...

I am very excited to see that you have been blogging.  You are wonderful.  The runner beans look fantastic transplanted - well done.  The alfafa sprouts have grown sooooo much.  I guess we are eating alfalfa on Monday?

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Great to see Lorie in the paper today!

Hope you all had a fantastic day at the sports!  I am having an awesome time at kidsz@conference!  See you all on monday!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

... and a tagxedo of our wiki site...

This is what a tagxedo of our blog looks like at the moment! What do you think of this?

Where will I be for the next two days?

I will be at Dunedin College of Education teaching groups of Year 5/6 students from all around Otago.  I am teaching tagexdo, tag galaxy and much more.  Please let me know what you are up to by adding to the blog.  Have a fabulous day at the sports tomorrow.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Fabulous Fair

Alfalfa seeds

Rosalind and Switch came in to teach us about dog safety

Cress harvest


AMAZING to see lots of posts on the Room 4 thinker's blog tonight.  So proud of you all.