Saturday, 27 August 2016

On week four students from room nine went up on stage with Whaea Clair's Jump Jam group at assembly time

Cross country
We have four students who are going to compete in the cross country at Ohaeawai

Cortez and Mark are waiting outside room 3  to go to cross-country.
Where are Aurora and Cloey? 

Week 5                                      26 August
Room 9 play skittles.
W.A.L. sums to ten to help us subtract.

There are ten skittles up.
Felk is ready to bowl the skittles.

Here comes the ball. 

Now there is only one skittle up  and nine skittles down. Good shot Felk.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Our Garden

4 August
The giant pansy plants from term 2 have started to flower. We tried out the everlasting spinach it was  quite nice. thank you Maia for taking this photo.

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Room Term 3 photo

In the  first week back  we have four new students so  it was time to take a new class photo.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

26 May
Passion week continued.
Here are some of the finished cupcakes.

Passion week  Cooking in room 9
W.A.L.T. participate and contribute.
We made cupcakes. It was hard work for us. First we read our recipe then we mixed, and mixed and mixed!

 The butter , eggs and sugar turned into cream. We added the flour mix and some milk  and mixed some more. The mix went into patty pans and got cooked. They smelt delicious.
 Nicely cooked and ready to be cooled for us to ice.
 Cooling over lunchtime.
 We made icing and mixed up a rainbow of colours. Cooking is hard work.
 Mrs Stirling showed us how to ice and decorate a cupcake ladybird. We had to do a design and try to ice by our selves. Now how did she do that? Just as well we were allowed to watch and ask questions from others in our group.
 We are just going to try.

 Yes, we got the icing on. Now it's time to add the decorations.
We were allowed to make our design. We remembered to share so everyone just took enough decorations.

After swimming we took our class photo for term 2. That was in May before the weather got cold.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

9 May

W.A.L.T. describe an environment using our senses
We went for a walk to look at our class gardens. We recorded what we could see, hear, feel and smell. Our teacher told us which ones were safe to taste.
Ocean -Lee wrote
 I can see a daisy it is beautiful and soft. I can see a hole in the flower.
I can hear a bee buzzing. I hear a crickle crackle noise.
I can feel the smooth spider webbed flower.
I can smell a strawberry taste it's delightful.
I can taste honey clover.

Saturday, 27 February 2016

W.A.L.T.  measure heights accurately
We also learnt to check to see if people being measured had their heels on the starting line. It helped to draw a chalk line. We decided that Promise couldn't stretch her hair to be taller. Mark had to put his heels on the line and straighten himself to show he is just a little bit taller than this picture shows.

W.A.L.T.  compare heights to see who is the tallest.
 We put 3 boys in order from tallest to shortest. then the class looked at the height measurement to see if it was still accurate. YES! Tane-Kaha is 15 units tall, Mark is 14 units and Egypt is 13. Our proper rulers are working. It's great fun measuring and you get to know people in your class when you work with them. Room 9 are really good at cooperating when they learn.

We were learning to (W.A.L.T.) measure using non-standard measurements.
 We measured using our hands but it wasn't right. The hand measurements told us that Egypt was 16 hands and Payton was just 13 hands. But Payton is taller than Egypt you can see in our pictures. We checked to see if the hands were the same size and to see if we were leaving big gaps between each hand measure. 
Next day 
W.A.L.T.  measure using standard units.
So we decided to make our own measuring strips. All the measuring spaces were the same size. YES! that worked now the measuring told us that Payton is taller than Egypt. Payton is 16 and a half and Egypt is 14 and a half.   

Welcome to room 9. We are a class of year 2 and 3 children. Our teacher is Mrs Stirling.
Here we are on our playground about to measure the equipment using our hands like you can for measuring the height of horses. this type of measuring is called non- standard measurement.