Thursday, May 31, 2012

Postcard Project

Today we posted 22 postcards to lots of classes all around the world. Some went to Australia and some went to USA. We even sent 1 to Thailand, Scotland, Italy, Russia and South Africa. We cant wait to see how long they take to arrive at the other schools. We hope they all write back!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Froggy's Lunchtime

Today Froggy was out and about with Casey. This is what they got up to.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Striving for Accuracy

This week Tarron has been striving for accuracy. He tried extra hard with his reading activity and decided to go one step further and make a powerpoint to show his learning intention.

King of the Den

Well I only had one option this week. This person completed their work, had fantastic manners and really showed the class what it takes to be a King in Room 15.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Huffy Sliders

We are really lucky at our school. We have got so much to do at lunch time to keep us entertained and it has now just got even better. Huffy Sliders. It was our class turn on them yesterday. Check it out.

Watch this space for more. We are currently working on a video!

And The Winner Is....

After a long wait the decision has been made, the judges decision is final.

The winner is...

Here is the winning caption

Wrong Move Mousy!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Isaiah's Day Out

This week I went to a Genesis Energy science course. When we went there the first thing we did was go into the hall and watch a video about this street in Auckland where all of there power comes from solar panels it was fascinating. After that we did some courses the first one that I did was investigating what angle would be the best for a solar panel and which angle would catch the most sunlight. we found out it was a 60 degree angle. After that course we went to a course where you build stuff that runs of solar energy we made a fan, a radio, and a light bulb it was interesting and I also found out that you can use the solar panels for anything electronic. Then we went to a course where you learn about inferred light and ultra violet. At that course we also put on these special glasses where you can look at the sun and it would be a little orange ball.  Then we had another video about sustainable resources and what using coal for power does to the Earth. What a great day!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Our New Habit

Today we started focusing on our new habit Striving for Accuracy. We made a brainstorm to show what we think Striving for Accuracy means. What are your ideas? Do you have some that we haven't thought of?

Assembly Winner

Way to go Isaiah! He got his Hi5 card pulled out in assembly and won a prize. Doesn't he look great in his new hat.

Striving for Accuracy

Well two people have been chosen this week for Striving for Accuracy. Both Harry and Isaiah did a brilliant job with their homework. I was very impressed.



Sunday, May 20, 2012

King of the Den

Our King of the Den has to go to Kahu. He has been trying really hard with his work habits and has focused so hard on our habit Thinking about Thinking. He wrote a fantastic weekly reflection. Click on the link below and check it out.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Felts Writing Group

The Felts Writing Group have been working really hard. They made a video to show what they have been learning in class.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Another Discovery

I was downloading videos of children cup stacking at lunch time today and look what I found. What do you think the American Idol judges would say?

What Teachers Really Get Up To After School

I walked into the staffroom after school today and this is what I saw.


Frank Bunce

We are so lucky, today we had Frank Bunce come to our school and talk to us about the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Trust. We learnt about how they rescue people, the equipment they use and where they can rescue people from. The seniors did the Haka Powhiri to Welcome Frank. After talking to the school the Rippa Team was really lucky. They got a chance to pass a rugby ball around with him. We were really lucky in Room 15 too. We got to have a class photo with him and get him to sign something just for our class. We also took a photo of him with Ming the Minibus so we can write about him as one of our interesting New Zealanders. Here are a few photos from today. Watch this space for more photos and videos of our visit from frank today.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Our New Inquiry - What's Out There?

We have started our new inquiry. We started off by watching some you tube clips. Mrs Larsen then asked us 'What's out there?' Here is what we thought

All about Frank Bunce

Frank Bunce is coming to our school tomorrow. We are so lucky. Mr Waite made a video for us.
Justin and Tarron also made a great powerpoint.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Graham Braddock

Today we were lucky to have Graham Braddock a famous New Zealand artist come and show us how to draw animals really well.


Today we went back to Rutherford. I was so pleased to see the boys help each other out. Harry did a great job teaching Joshua some chords on the guitar.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Striving for Accuracy

I have chosen 2 people this week.
Costello for his great Picasso picture.

Casey for his great 3D reading bug.

King of the Den

Buddy Art

On Wednesday we went to Room 12 for Buddy Art. We showed them some of the Picasso pictures we have been creating and helped them to make one of their own.

Reading Bugs

We have finished our 3D bugs. We made ladybugs, spiders, ants and caterpillars. We are going to put them all around the room. I think the boys did a fantastic job. 

Hi 5 Winner!

Good job Joshua. He got his Hi 5 card pulled out at assembly so won some great gel pens. Lucky him.

Duffy Book Winner!

Awesome work Keylen! You created a fantastic book cover so you deserve that book.

Buddy Time

Yesterday our buddy class, Room 9, came to our class to do some I.T. We showed them how to make a post on their blog, comment on blogs and make a wordle.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Can you believe it!

 What should we do to celebrate?

Our Tree!

Wow! We arrived at school and what did we find but a giant tree in the corner of the class. Mrs Larsen made the tree that we wanted. We now have our very own tree hut in the class. How cool is that!


Sunday, May 6, 2012

King of the Den

HeHa Bridge Run

Last week Isaiah and Tarron took part in the HeHa Bridge Run. Congratulations!

Healthy Eating Winner

Good job TeWaoriki. You must of had a great lunch for winning the healthy eating card and that delicious bag of fruit.

Player of the Day

Well done Caleb. He had a fantastic first game of the season and received a player of the day certificate.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Caption This

Hi Quad Bloggers. We would like to have a little competition. Below is a picture. We would like you to think of a caption for the picture. Leave your caption as a comment. Mr Petersen our principal will be the judge. We will announce the person who came up with the best caption on our blog. So get thinking!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Quad Bloggers, we have some questions for you...

Wow, we were so overwhelmed with the amount of comments left. Thanks so much.

A few people asked some questions so here goes.
We are Yr 5/6 (age 9/10) and all boys! Which is rare. We are one of only a few all boys class in a primary school in all of New Zealand.
The bugs in the photo are our 2D bugs we are still working on our 3D, they will be finished very soon. We are adding eyes and legs now. We will put a photo up of them shortly.
For P.E at the moment we are learning ball skills. We are learning to catch, pass, throw, and hit a ball correctly in lots of different situations. We are lucky to have the Intermediate school teach us some of these skills.
The supervised game we were playing is T.Ball its just like softball but instead of someone throwing the ball it sits on the tee. Do you have T.Ball at your school?