Saturday, August 27, 2011

Elmer in the Snow!!


We have been creating our own Elmer pictures using paint and collage. The inspiration for our art work came from the story Elmer in the Snow. We enjoyed reading this story during our stormy week!

Here are some photos of the first stages of our creative process, we worked carefully to create the patchwork pattern on Elmer's coat.



On Friday we had a fun and messy time sponge painting the background for our Elmers. We were amazed at how realistic our sponge painted snow looked!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Snow Storm!


Last week we wrote about the snow storm. We made sure our stories had a title, an interesting beginning sentence and described what happened. Enjoy reading a sample of our FANTASTIC stories!!

The Nasty Storm
By Rory

We were eating dinner when suddenly the power went out! We lit the candles so we could eat our dinner. Then we played a game. I couldn't do my homework because it was too dark. At bedtime we had a fight with hail. I had to dodge Hannah's throws. It was cool.

In The Dark
By Jack

I was having afternoon tea and suddenly the power went off! Then I heard my sister say "it's dark down here!" Mum got a torch. My sister was learning a new song on the piano. Then there was light. I was sad because I like power cuts!

The Power Cut
By Solomon

I was outside with my dad's head torch. Then the power went out! It was scary. I got to stay up for as long as I wanted. I got to have a candle in my room. I played with lego. It was so much fun. In the morning I cleared the snow.

The Nasty Storm
By Poppy

Shalini and Freya and me were looking out the window... There was thunder and lightening! Suddenly it was dark and there was a power cut. We lit olden day candles. We were nice and toasty by the fire.





Thursday, August 18, 2011

Junior Assembly


Last week Room Four hosted the Junior Assembly. Ethan and Ruby were OUTSTANDING hosts. They did an AMAZING job of speaking loudly and clearly so that everyone could here them. We shared our self portraits, there were lots of "oooohhhhs" and "ahhhhhs" as everyone admired our BEAUTIFUL art work.

Please come visit our classroom and check out our 'Gallery Wall.'

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Little Red Hen


This week the Kirorangi reading group read the story and the play "The Little Red Hen." They enjoyed it so much that they decided to present the play in front of the class. The group practiced the play on their own until they felt that they were ready for an audience. We were amazed at their excellent acting and reading! Have a look at the short clip from their show:


video

Friday, August 5, 2011

Maths Practice!

If you have some spare time this weekend, check out these sites for some SUPER math games!

For Practicing doubles:

http://www.ictgames.com/robindoubles.html

Practice your skip counting in 2s:

http://www.ictgames.com/fishy2s.html

For multiplication practice:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/ks1bitesize/numeracy/multiplication/index.shtml

ENJOY!

Welcome Back!

We have had a FANTASTIC start to term 3. Our renovated classroom is looking AMAZING! Now our job is to work hard so that we can fill the walls with our BEAUTIFUL artwork, our CREATIVE writing and of course, our TRICKY maths!

Please come and visit our new classroom!

Reminders:

Spelling Testing is now on Tuesday afternoons
Basic Facts testing is on Fridays