Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

Personalize funny videos and birthday eCards at JibJab!

Person of the week!

Orkut Scrap Toys

Pita's new dance moves!

Have a look at this funny site I came across. All you do is upload a photo of yourself. Check out Pita's cool new dance moves! I thought we could have a go a making our own this week. Click on the picture to go to the site.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Duffy Book Winner

Congratulations Josh. Enjoy your book.

Chance Card Winner

Awesome work William. Keep up the hard work and enjoy your prize.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Today we started to find out information so we can create the fastest possible CO2 car. We discussed forces. First Mrs Larsen asked us, What is Force? Here is what we thought.

It moves things
Pushes things
Makes things move
Pushing things in certain directions
We can control it

Next she showed us lots of objects like, a beach ball, plastic cup, tennis ball, counters, soft toy, book etc. She asked us to share all the different ways these objects can moved.


When the realised these are all types of force.

Did you know there are 2 main types of force. Push and Pull.

All the different types of force we stated earlier are all forms of push or pull.

Next we searched magazines for examples of force. After we collect more we will share our findings.

Today is Mrs Larsen's husbands brithday we just wanted to say

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Room 12 Buddy Art

Today we had buddy art with Room 12. First we had to sit on the mat so we could get told what to do. After we got told what to do, our buddy had to go and get the paper to do it with. They had to get a light and dark blue piece. Next they had to cut wavy lines downwards on one and across of the other. After that we weaved them together.
We are going to use the weaves as a background for our art work. Our next step is to create some fish to put on our wavy background.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Yay we did it.... and yes we got there before Room 12 again!

Week Three's Challenge

After going to the show at WHS this afternoon I still had people asking me 'what is a spindle?'. So I decided that can be this week question. I hope we can answer it this week, otherwise I will have to keep the prize for myself yet again.

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The Monkey Business Illusion

Check out this video and follow the instructions? How did you get on?

Monday, October 25, 2010

Kingi's Long Weekend

Kingi spent his long weekend back in New Zealand having a well needed bath. It's so good to have hime back especially now that he smells good.

Person of the week!

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Wombat day celebrations

When we did our Wombat google challenge a while ago, we learnt that on the 22nd of October in Australia they celebrate Wombat Day. So we thought we would join them. Some boys in our class investigated it some more and discovered you celebrate wombat day by having a cake in the shape of a wombat. Also by eating lots of chocolate and wine gums. So Mrs Larsen made us a yummy cake, we played the chocolate game and another game with smarties. We also ate lots of wine gums. What a great day!


Today we went out with Room 1, our buddy class, to practice some athletics activities. The students had a go at high jump, long distance, sprints and vortex throw. I was able to get some great action shots.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Triangles Maths Group

The triangles maths group have been working really hard to learn how to rename improper fractions as mixed fractions. They each created a sketchcast to show what they have learnt.




Kingi's Back!

Kingi returned to Carlton School today and with a lot of loot. We were very spoilt. Check out what he brought back with him.

He was lucky, he also got to meet Mothball.

More Buddy Art

Today Room 12 came to visit our class. So we thought we would let them have another go at creating a simple weave. this time they had to do it all on their own. The Room 14 boys weren't allowed to touch it. They found that very difficult, but everyone worked really hard and the weaves look great.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Today was our first of 4 badminton sessions. We went back over the basic to see if we remembered everything we were taught last year. It was so much fun and we have some great players in our class.

Buddy Art

Today we went to Room 12 to start off this terms art sessions. For art this term we are learning to weave. We went to Room 12 to teach them how to create a basic weave.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Week Two's Challenge

Unfortunately no one was able to answer last weeks challenge question. The answer was sand and water. The wet sand is hard (you do not sink into it) compared to dry sand. But when the water comes rushing around your feet, you sink. Therefore, it acts like a solid and a liquid. Pretty cool stuff!

Now try this weeks question

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Duffy Book Winners

Congratulations Kobi and Dean.

I look forward to reading your project Kobi :)


Today I showed the class how to do a simple weave. They all thought it was going to be a piece of cake but they soon changed their minds. Its not as easy as it looks. Check out what they learnt.

To make a plain weave you go over, under, over, under (Matt)
You need to keep your paper stright (David)
There should be no gaps. You need to push each strip up closely to the last strip you just weaved (Dakota)
You need to glue the ends to keep it in place (Campbell)
It looks like a Chess Board (Jahzia)

Hopefully they remember these key points when we teach Room 12 how to weave on Wednesday.

Pizza's and smoothies

Last week on Friday Room 14 made pizza's and smoothies. We got a pizza base and we had to put the ingredients on that. After that we made our smoothies. We grabbed a banana, strawberries and milk. We put it in the magic bullet. You had to put your hand on the lid so the magic bullet can mix it. They tasted delicious!

Wanganui Intermediate School

Today the Year 6's went to W.I.S. I did cooking. We made savoury scones. I put bacon, cheese and red onion in mine. They were good. I had one for morning tea. By Dakota`

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Garage Sale

This morning at school we had a garage/bake sale and sausage sizzle to raise money for our school camp. I cooked some sausages for the sausage sizzle. They were really yummy. Lots of other people came and helped too. It was a great morning. We have raised a lot of money. I've had a lot of fun helping.
By Jahzia

Friday, October 15, 2010

What a busy Day!

Our day started off with use rearranging the little bits and pieces of furniture in our class ready for us to get our other furniture back (we hoped).
Next Room 1 came to our class for buddy time. The students were split into groups. 2 people from each group had 3 minutes to get as much stuff as they could grab from Room 1, that would be good to build the tallest safest tower. After a very quick 3 minutes the building started, some were successful, some not so lucky! Congratulations to the winning team.

After morning tea, we all wrote our weekly reflections. Check out the students blogs to see how their weeks have been.

Ms O'Connor then gave us a visit. YAY! we get our furniture back.

To celebrate and finish off our inquiry topic we made healthy pizza's and smoothies. They looked so good. Mrs Steedman said that we should go into the pizza making business. Most people loved their pizza's but not all of the reactions were good.

Lastly we finished our day off with being introduced to our new inquiry, CO2 cars. Check out the you tube clip I showed the class. Looks like fun.

Phew, what a busy day!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Today the Monkey's reading group finished working on their blabberize. They were told to choose an animal, write questions about what they wanted to know, skim and scan information on the internet to find relevant information to answer their questions. Next they had to find an image of their animal, record themselves on the microphone and use these to create their blabberize. How do you think they went?



What a mess!

Today we continued working on constructing our castles. We made a huge mess and it looked like we had a snow storm inside our class. Thanks to the few boys who worked hard vacuuming up all the little bits. Everyone is working really hard and we have some great castles underway. A couple of people learnt it's not a good idea to touch the end of a hot glue gun... you get burnt! We now have a few scars.

Check out the progress Jahzia is making.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Designing Castles

Last term we didn't get a chance to finish our art topic so we are doing it now. Our topic was design and we were looking at castles. Today Mrs Larsen brought in a castle she made and 3 huge bags full of polystyrene. After looking closely at how Mrs Larsen made her castle, we spent a lot of time thinking how we were going to create our own. Once we had an idea we were off collecting polystyrene, cutting it up and some people started to glue. Our class was a mess it looked like we had been hit by a snow storm. Lucky we have a good vacuum cleaner at school.

Mrs Larsen's castle

Jahzia's work in progress

We are coping...just!

We still have no furniture in our room. We are coping but we all hope we will get it back soon. We have definitely learnt our lesson!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Best Class Blog

Unfortunately we are not one of the 5 finalists for the Best Class Blog. Even though I think our blog is pretty fantastic! Click on the picture below to check out what we were up against and vote for your favourite.