Friday, August 28, 2009

Group A: Facts about Bees

Here are the girls in Group A to tell you some interesting facts they learned this week in reading! Phoenix filmed this movie using the flipvideo. Listen carefully and you can find out all about how bees talk to each other.
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Reading Group C: Retelling the Frog Adventure Story

Here are the other three members of Group C (Robbie, Anton and Max) to retell their story of the week. This is the same story that Amy and Celia used to find frog facts! We hope you enjoy the retelling just as much!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Xtranormal Movie: Reading Group C on Frogs

This week, Group C read a School Journal story about frogs. Here are Amy and Celia to tell you some facts they learned when they were reading.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Zoo Trip

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On Thursday, the Kauri Team went to the zoo to gather information for our report writing. We walked there from school through Western Springs. At the zoo, there were lots of animals for us to choose from for our reports. We also visited the Education Centre where Jen talked to us about Orangutans and Kiwi and how their habitats are changed. Then we had the long walk home, which really tired us out! It was an exciting day.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Grandparents Day and Book Week

This week was Book Week at Grey Lynn School. We celebrated by reading exciting books and having different teachers read to different classes every day. Today was also Grandparents Day, so our grandparents came to see our class, and we showed them around the school, especially the library, where they were allowed to donate a book if they wanted! They also looked at our art (the scruffito drawings) as part of the Art Exhibition.
The day finished with a character parade. The Kauri Team dressed up as animals from any book we had read which tied in with our Animal Heroes theme. Costume winners were chosen based on originality, connection to a book, and whether they had used stuff at home to make the costume. Watch the clip and see our winners, as well as the rest of our fun day!

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Term 3 Art Project - Scruffito

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For art this term, we are learning all about painting. We are also experimenting with a technique called Scruffito, where you colour in a piece of paper with crayons or pastels, paint over it with black paint, and then scratch patterns into it. We also added painted animals, since animal heroes are our topic this term. Here are the finished results of Room 10's first try at scruffito!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Classifying Animals: Birds


Here are Matt and Sasha to tell exactly why birds are part of the bird family. This helped us to understand how birds like the kiwi and penguins could be birds even though they can't fly! We hope you like it!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Report Writing: Sharks are fish!


For report writing this week, have been focusing on making sure all the words we use are factual and that we don't use words like 'you,' 'I', and 'we.' We are also learning to have an introduction at the start, bundles of facts in the middle and a conclusion at the end. Maia has written a fantastic report about sharks, and together with Jaime they made a movie using the report as a script. See if you can hear the three parts of a report in the movie!