Thursday, September 18, 2014

Cross Country

A few weeks ago we had the school cross country. We have been training for weeks! The seniors students ran around the school out onto the street then back in and ran around the field again. It was a long track but they did so well.  Lots of the Room 15 boys came in the top 10. Way to go team.


Lion Art

We have made some really great Lion collages. What do you think?

Roaming Lions

We have some Roaming Lions in Room 15. These boys are so lucky. They have proven to Mrs Larsen that they are responsible learners. In class they always ensure their work is completed on time and they make good choices. Now they are roaming lions. This means they have permission to work anywhere in the class. The three lucky boys are Caleb, Zhyon and Cylis. They all have a badge. When they want to roam they need to write on the whiteboard where they are going, they also need to wear there badge so other teachers know they have permission to roam. They have definitely made themselves at home in the staffroom!

Making Spinning Tops

For our writing we learnt how to make spinning tops using milk bottle tops and toothpicks. After we made spinning tops we wrote a procedure to teach others. Check out the students blogs to learn how.

Our Inquiry

This term for our inquiry we have been having lots of fun learning all about electricity. To tune into our inquiry we played operation. It was so much fun and really got us wondering.

During our Finding Out and Sorting Out stage Mrs Larsen has given us lots of challenges and opportunities to use electrical equipment to solve them. We have made light bulbs go, used switches, learnt about parallel and series circuits, drawn circuits using the scientific symbols and even made LED lights go using lemons and potatoes. How cool!


This term we went back to the Wanganui Boys and Girls Gym club. Leslie worked with out class. We got taught how to land safely, forward and backward rolls, dive rolls, cartwheels and flips safely. We loved working with Leslie learning all the new skills and trying them out on the equipment.

Tennis Courts

A few weeks ago we went down to our local tennis courts to use all the skills we have been taught with Gene. We loved using the ball machine and playing on the different courts. We also discovered that Miss Thiele and Mrs Larsen are good!!

Tennis with Gene

This term we were given another chance to learn tennis with Gene. Gene came and taught us last year so we were excited when we heard he was coming back. We know all about how to score a game, serve, hit with forehand and backhand and how to have a rally. It's been so much fun.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Zero Waste

A while a go Matua Hadi came to our class and taught us all about composting. We learnt all about composting and how to make a worm farm. Matua Hadi brought some worms to school for us to look at. After we looked closely at the worms we made a home for them using milk bottles, sticks, grass food scraps, straw and cardboard. It was heaps of fun. Thanks Matua Hadi.