Sunday, November 1, 2009

We are bloggers!

Watch this space because we have been learning to blog all by ourselves and throughout the week you will see us post our art work from the "Art Expo" at Palmerston North Convention Centre.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Logans Teddy Bear

My favourite part about our brown teddy bears was when we got to dye our brown teddies and we got to dye our teddy bears clothes and bits and pieces.
Typed By Logan

Iciss's Teddy Bear

My favourite part when I was making my teddy was when I had to sort out what clothes and glue them on because the glue was sticky on me when I slapped my hands together.
Typed By Iciss

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Making the Garden

On Friday we planted our garden with the ladies from "Plant to Plate" and had lots of FUN!
This week we have been learning to write a recount and have written some fabulous stories about our gardening day. You can see all of our writing in the classroom.

Our Garden - By Logan
Do you know what we did on Friday? We made a vegetable garden of course. First we got into a group and got all the stuff that we all needed. We got the bucket, spades, dirt, soil and compost. We all started digging very very hard and my buddy was Holly. Then we kept on digging until all of the dirt was gone. After we used the very black compost until that was all gone. We planted all of the plants in the garden to make some vegetables. After wards we were all sweating, hot and dripping wet. The plants were spinach, lettuce, spring onion, broccoli, tomatoes and herbs. It took a long time to do all of it! We then washed our dirty hands and went back to LC 5

Our Vegetable Garden - By Liam P
On Friday we went to make a vegetable garden. First we dug the soil. Then we went to get some spades and some buckets. We had to dig dirt and put it in the garden. Then we got some plants and planted them in the garden. It was lots of fun!

Our Garden - By Kate
Last Friday we made out vegetable garden and my buddy was Macy. We got a bucket and shovel because we had to get the soil filled by the compost. Then we planted all of the plants. We had very dark, dirty hands. The plants were spinach and it was smelly. I planted a lettuce and it was very hard work. Did you know that spinach needs space in the garden? The plants need space, water, sun, air, food and light. We got a tomato plant for the class in a pink bucket. At the very end we got a photo taken by the teachers.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Making a Compost Bin

After lots of research about "Compost" we started to look at how we recycle at home and school and made this Venn Diagram to show
what we did to recycle.
We decided that we were not doing much recycling at school and that's when we came up with the idea of making a compost bin at school.

So today the Jolly Juniors had some wonderful ladies come from an organisation called "Plant to Plate" to help us make a Compost Bin. As soon as we got back to class we made a brainstorm of all the things that we learnt from their lesson.

We hope you enjoy looking at the photos

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Thinking ThursdayIn Learning Centre 5 we enjoy listening to lots of stories.

Today we read an online book and then put three of the thinking hats on to show what we thought about the story.

Have a look at some of the different ideas we came up with......

Yellow Hat
- It was good when Little Red Riding Hoods Mum gave her some food because Granny was sick.

- It was really good when Little Red Riding Hood gave Nanny a basket of goodies because I thought it was nice.
- It was great when the wolf spat Granny out because she was still alive.
- It's really good that her Mum put baked custard in because her Granny was sick and poor

Black Hat
- It wasn't good when Little Red Riding Hood talked to the wolf because her Mum said not to talk to any strangers.
- It wasn't good that the wolf ate the Granny because she wouldn't be able to see where she was up to in her book.
- The bad part was when the wolf ate the Granny because it was bad.

Red Hat
- I felt happy when the hunter found Granny.
- It was funny about the crocodile at the end.
- I felt happy when the hunter came because he killed the wolf and then Granny was saved.
- I thought it was sad that Granny went missing in the story.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Discovering Compost

Yesterday we had a look at two different types of compost and made a Venn diagram to show the differences and similarities between them.
We hope you enjoy looking at our photos and the venn diagram that we made.
Can you see the differences between the two composts?

Doc 2

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Busy Bugs!

Last week we went on a trip to the Waste Water Treatment Plant and found out what happens to our waste when we flush the toilet. We were amazed at what happens and made a video to show the process.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Our Grass Heads

A few weeks ago we made some grass heads. It took awhile for their hair to start growing and we wondered what we had done wrong! But after lots of water and a change of place in the class their hair just started to grow and grow and GROW! So last week we decided to give our grass heads names and have written about them and what they like to do.

We hope you enjoy watching the little video that we made and find out lots about our grass heads.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Our School Garden Walk

Last week we went for a walk around our school garden. We took photos of things we could find that were living, non-living and once-living. Once we were back in the classroom we came up with some captions for our photos and recorded it as a video.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Our Butterfly Stories

Last week in Maths we learnt about symmetrical patterns and we made some symmetrical butterflies. We then listened to some books and videos and wrote a report about the butterfly. Here are three reports from our super writers of the week with a photo of them holding their symmetrical butterfly.

Butterflies pump blood into their wings. They can drop eggs when they are flying across the field. Butterflies can only drink liquid, not big things. They live in gardens. Butterflies start as caterpillars and then come out of a coccon. Butterflies have different name and they only stay alive for 2 weeks.

A butterfly can suck the juice out of flowers. I have seen a butterfly come out of a cocoon. Butterflies don't have bones and they can live any where. They can fly and have four wings which help them do this. Butterflies can lay 500 eggs and are colourful. Lots of butterflies live all over the place.

A butterfly is an insect and it comes out of a cocoon. Butterflies lay eggs onto the swan plant. They have four wings and drink lots of big things. Butterflies can only stay alive for 2 weeks. They even have a body called the thorax.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

In The Garden

We have classified as many things from this garden video into living, non-living and once living.

Can you help us find any more?

Living - butterfly, flowers, hair, plants, dog, cat, people, tomatoes, worms, trees, leaves on tree
Non-Living - wood, rake, hose, rocks, peeler, wheel barrow, sun, rain, water, sun glasses
Once-Living - wooden ladder, fence, carrots, apples, pumpkin