Saturday, 30 June 2012

Reading Challenge - how many have you read?

How are you going with the reading challenge?  I have read four books and finished these two more ... check them out on the Leap into Books Blog.

Ella the Rose Fairy
The Gruesome Truth

 Watch your whiskers Stilton
 Ant Invasion

I finished these books that we had started too...

Charles Darwin: through the diary of the ship's boy

George's Marvellous Medicine

Write a comment to tell us what you are reading at the moment and well done to the Sutherland Family on two comments towards the Family Comment Challenge Term 3!

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Graeson's Mihi

Bria's Mihi

Angus' Animal Action

Phelix's Mihi

Check out Phelix's mihi.  He has been working very hard on getting the vowel sounds right.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Free Fat - for bird feeders

We have been looked after by the Southbridge Butcher who has supplied us with a free weekly supply of suet.

This will help us feed the birds all winter. All we need now is peanut butter, honey, bread, dried fruit, nuts and bird seed.

Make sure you pop in to visit the butcher sometime and say thanks!

Monday, 25 June 2012

Bird feeders - empty

We came to school today to find the waxeye birds had eaten all the food. We will have to make more for the holidays.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Blogger Test - reading challenge

I am using the Blogger App on my iPad to post this....

Week 10 Challenge:
We will all take 1-2 books home for the holiday. How many books can we read as a class over the holidays?

Friday, 22 June 2012

Learn your 5x table

Can you say hello in Maaori?

Bird Feeders

Birds at school

Our feathered visitors

Birds at Springston

Bird Feeders for Waxeyes

Reading for Fluency

We have been using Photo-Babble to practice reading clearly and fluently.  It should sound smooth like talking.

Jeremy's Home Learning

I made a re-cycled bridge out of old newspapers that we did not need.  Things didn't work out so I had to go back and make changes.  Duck tape really helps make things stay still.  By Jeremy

Isabella in Singapore!

Hi E-Team, 
Isabella sent this e-mail to be passed on to you. The Snake is in Singapore ,the ducks and Boat are in Amsterdam where she is staying on a house boat.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

My own music - senior choices

Sophie has been creating her own music during senior choices on the iPad. Have a listen and give her a comment.

The challenge was to use Garageband's Sampler 'instrument' to record some sounds, trim and edit these, play them on the iPad keyboard, and then record and layer them together to create a brief sound pattern with some beat. It was a lot of fun! The first piece was only allowed to be 'instruments' from the Sampler. The next piece could include other instruments. Students were only given around 10 minutes to put these together - so Sophie has done a great job.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Quadblogging Challenge

Time to hit Room 3 at Sacred Heart School with all our effective comments.

They don't have many posts on their blog so go searching through the tabs at the top to find things to comment on.  You could ask them questions or teach them some Maaori words on their Maaori Tab.  

Friday, 15 June 2012

I Love Learning - Sophie #2

Sophie learned how to use a brand new publishing programme on her parent's computer - without any help from them.  She thought her last poster didn't show enough learning so she tried again.  

That is being both adventurous and adaptable - what a brilliant A+ Springston Student!

I Love Learning - Reeve

I love the collage effect you have gained by pasting all your images of learning Reeve.  It is obvious that learning happens anywhere and at anytime for you.  

I Love Learning - Sophie

I Love Learning - Nathan

I Love Learning - George

I really love the way George has added a 3D element to his poster.  He has even written a poem on the writing scroll!

I Love Learning - Chloe

Make sure you read Chloe's poem.

I Love Learning Poster - Jess

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

I Love Learning - Isaac

We have been challenged to create 'I Love Learning' posters and movies to win an iPad in the I Love Learning  competition.  Here is Isaac's poster and we have 2-3 more in class to add to the blog and competition.  

Click on the image for a closer look.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Snow Fun - Sophie

Hi Allana,  this is me in the snow.  My snow man's head fell off lots of times.  This is Me and Taylor doing a snow ball fight.  From Sophie

Friday, 8 June 2012

Eli Celebrates

Snow Fun - Angus

Hi  Mrs Taylor
Hi this is Me.Mae and Hayley. We went on Mae's slay.

from Angus

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Carol - our ICT expert

Isabella wanted to tell you about Carol our ICT expert.  She comes into school for two days a week to work on things like robotics, animation and using iPads effectively.  She also works for YooBee/NATCOLL in schools around Christchurch.  We have been very lucky to get training with her this term.

Snow Challenge - Isabella #2

Like the Queen, except in my motorbike drawn carriage!


Snow Challenge - Lachie

This is what Lachie got up to during the snow day yesterday.  I can see that his snow man makes sure he gets his 5+ fruit and vegetables every day!

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

School open 10.30am today - no buses

School will be open at 10.30am today (Thursday 7th June)

Buses will NOT be running this morning - please deliver your children to school.  
We expect them to be running  at 3pm. 

Snow Fun - Isabella

Hi Allana,
This is a picture of my tree. It has snow on its branches.
These are some poems that I wrote even before we looked at the website and
saw your challenges. Mum was out this morning so I wrote her some poems.



I love snow
Yum yum yum
I love snow
In my tum
Snow is white
Snow is soft
Snow makes you sick and cold
I love colours
Pink, blue, green
Indigo too
I love colours
Colours are bright
My happy place is under the sea
My happy place is up a tree
My happy place is not my knee
I have a pet
It is a pig
But he gets the TV
I wish I got a puppy or lamb
Not this greedy pig

Snow Fun - Phelix

Hi Mrs Taylor,

Here is a picture if me eating my triple scoop snow cone! It is really yummy. We played the dice game as well and had lots of fun.


Sorry Phelix - I have tried all my tricks and it keeps flipping over.  Are you sure you weren't lying down in the snow while eating your snow cone?

Snow Challenges

Hi team, I hope you are all wrapped up and warm at home like me.  I have a couple of challenges for you so we can prove that learning can happen anywhere!  Are you up for the challenge?

1.  Try that fun dice game we learned yesterday.  Throw 2-4 dice and see who can get closest to the decided target using any operation like addition, subtraction or multiplication.  E-mail me your target and how you got there if you want it to go on the blog - how about a photo of you doing it?

2.  Write a poem about your day at home, the snow or just write for fun.  I know you all have lots of great ideas just bursting to get out.  Make sure you e-mail it to me so I can put it on the blog for you.  Is there a picture or photo to go with the writing?

3.  Take some photos of the snow around you house or what you are doing in the snow. I have put up a photo of the snow at my house last year because there is not much here in Southbridge - yet!  

I wonder how many posts and photos we can get up onto the blog today when we are not even at school!  The challenge is on for the E-Team - I know you can do it!

Snow - school closed.

School is closed due to snow.
Parent puberty meeting not on tonight!

Friday, 1 June 2012

Photography Lesson

Jeremy's Must-Do's

Explain my maths

Lachie has explained the strategy he used for multiplying by 10 in Explain Everything.

Home Learning - Phelix the hero!

Hi Mrs Taylor. This is me at my swimming lessons. We were learning about boats and life jackets and what to do in an emergency out in the water. I was the captain of the crew in the boat. I had to pull 9 people into the boat. I used their arm holes of the life jacket to pull them in. I had great fun.
From Phelix