Monday, April 8, 2013

Our Water Chart

We asked our families where our water comes from - town water or our own water tank.  This is the chart we made to show what we found out.

Alby counted the difference between the two sides.  "Four more people have tanks," he said.

We went outside and made our chart again on the court.  Ms Lynagh helped us turn it into a bar chart.

Do you think more people in Room 3 live in Raglan town, or outside Raglan town?

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Starfish - By Crosbie

When the starfish eats its food and it has to poo it pushes its tummy out of its mouth.  It doesn't have a nose and it breathes with its feet.

Starfish - By Grady

Starfish have no nose and they walk with their tube feet.  They smell through their skin and they breathe through their feet.

Starfish - By William

Starfish have eyes on their feet.  It helps it see shadows.

Sea Stars and Starfish - By Pipiri

Sea stars don't have a face.  They don't have noses.  When sea stars eat they push their tummy out of their mouth.  Starfish can push their tummy out of their mouth to poo.

Sea Stars - By Telah

Sea stars have no face and they can grab onto rocks.  Sea stars can poop.  They push their tummy out of their mouth.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Sea Stars - By Libby

When sea stars poop they push their stomach out of their mouth.  They don't have brains.

Sea Stars - By Alby

When sea stars eat they push their stomach out through their mouth and spit it out.  They use their feet with their suckers to cling and to move.

Sea Stars - By Levon

Some sea stars can have over 40 arms.  Sea stars move really slowly on rocks.

Sea Stars - By Iyla

Some sea stars have 5 or 20 arms.  At Raglan Beach if you go for a walk you will see lots of starfish.  They will be lying on the rock.

Sea Stars and Starfish - By Nevaeh

If sea stars stay in the sun they will die. If something blocks the sea stars way of the sun it knows there's danger ahead.  Sea stars don't have brains and starfish don't have brains because they use their skin to find stuff.  Starfish have babies because sometimes people try to kill them.  Some starfish use colours to trick people.  Some sea stars and starfish are normal ones because there's colourful ones and normal ones.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Trolley Derby

Our trolley derby was also held last Thursday.  We loved zooming around the field in the trolleys that Whaea Andrea's class made last year.

Trolley Derby 2013 from Catherine on Vimeo.

Hut Making

Last Thursday Rooms 1, 2 and 3 made huts out of cardboard boxes, tables, old sheets and whatever else we could find.  We ate lunch and played in our hut city.

Mount Baldy Adventure

Last Wednesday Rooms 1, 2 and 3 climbed Mount Baldy.  Libby wrote "We walked a long way.  It was windy.  Very high too."  Crosbie wrote "I liked walking past the cowshed and I liked walking on the race."

At the top of Mount Baldy we could see for miles all around.  Erin wrote "I went to Mount Baldy with my friends.  We had lunch on the top of Mount Baldy.  I sketched a hill that looked at a skate ramp."  Can you guess what Erin was sketching?

Telah wrote "I was eating my lunch and I saw my grandma's house and it looks cool because we were high." Nevaeh wrote "We saw some wind turbines.  The wind turbines were big and far away."

This photostory shows us hiking, snacking and sketching.

Mt Baldy Trip 2013 from Catherine on Vimeo.

Friday, March 22, 2013

All About Maui Dolphins

We learned a lot about Maui dolphins from these two videos.

Have a look on the WWF website for more information.

Our Maui Dolphins

Our Maui Dolphins from Catherine on Vimeo.

As part of our learning about Maui dolphins, we made paper dolphins.  We learnt about the shape and colours of Maui dolphins.  We made our dolphins by drawing them and cutting them out, then painting two copies of the body.  When the paint was dry we stapled them together and stuffed them with shredded paper. Check them out hanging up in our classroom!


Friday, March 15, 2013