Thursday, August 9, 2012

Financial Literacy

Today Ewen from ASB came and talked to us. He told us about how we can earn and save money. We learnt about interest, eftpos and credit.
Here are some things we learnt...

  • you can earn money from the bank (interest)
  • it's important to save money and treat yourself a little too
  • there are many different ways to earn money - chores, jobs, neighbourhood jobs
  • its better to use an eftpos rather than credit
  • using a credit card means you are borrowing money
  • don't spend all of your money

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Bob Bickerton

Today Bob Bickerton came to our school. We really enjoyed seeing all of his instruments and how they worked. We discovered Bob's first ever instrument was a guitar and his favourite instruments are the harp and flute. It was a great show.

Spelling - Week 4


Monday, August 6, 2012

Weekly Challenge

Well I thought it was time to start up our weekly challenge again. Each week I will place a question online. To tell me your answer place a comment on that post. You need to be very specific with your answers. The more information you supply the higher the chance you have of winning. The first person who gets the answer right (with all the information) wins. Anyone from any class can answer the question. So what are you waiting for?

Here goes...
How old is the oldest athlete at the 2012 Olympics? Who are they? What country are they representing? What sport are the competing in?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Buddy Art

Today we went to Room 12 to help them with their art. We sponged a piece of paper with 2 colours ready for them to print some bugs on top. The seniors boys were a great help.

Finger Painting

Today for art we made some prints, finger print pictures. We looked at some ideas and examples then Mrs Larsen let us go and create our own. It was great fun. Here are a few things people created.

Here are a few things the boys learnt when creating a print with their fingers.
Tarron - I learnt that is was pretty challenging because I had to make it look like an actual circle
Wiremu - I learnt that print making is when you dab your fingers up and down instead of rubbing
VJ - I learnt how to make a person using my fingers and nails.
Isaiah - I learnt how to make little people using just your finger prints
Keylen - I learnt how to make it darker on one side and lighter on the other to make it 3D
Te Paerangi - I learnt to use a little bit of paint because if you use to much it wont look like a finger print it will look like a blob.