Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Rhino Song

Thanks to the Jazzy Juniors for performing the Rhino Song. We loved it sooo much that we can't stop singing it.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Our Descriptive Writing

We have been learning to use voice in our writing and describing words.

Take a listen to some of our writing on our voice thread. We are so clever now that we can make the voice thread all by ourselves.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Skip, Skip, Skipping!

Today we started skipping to help us with our fitness. We went to the hall and videoed ourselves skipping so that we can look back at it in 5 weeks time and see how much we have improved. When we were finished we watched the video and came up with a list of things that we need to do to be a successful skipper. We are trying to move up the matrix in our classroom, come and have a look at where we are at!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Maui and the Sun

We have been learning to put a beginning, middle and end in our stories and use interesting language.

We hope you enjoy listening to our Maui and the Sun stories

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Fun Friday

On Friday we had an extra fun day because we got to dress up as something beginning
with F and did some fun activities.

Have a look at our writing which describes what we came to school as -

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Our Stories

This week we were very excited because we got to make up our own stories. First we got to make a cartoon picture and then we made up an imaginative story to go with that picture.

Here are the first 4 published stories - watch out for the rest which will be on our blog shortly!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Needs and Wants

We have been learning about the difference between what we need and what we want. This afternoon we recorded our ideas on Vocaroo.

Can you think of any more needs or wants???

What we want .........

What we need ..........

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Shapes in our Classroom

Today we all took a photo of a shape that we could see in our class at Maths time and then made it into a slide show.
What different shapes can you see?

Thursday, June 24, 2010

What is this?

We have been learning about technology in the 1960's and found some strange technology today from the 2000's!

What do you think it is???

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

What if there were NO Televisions?

These are the ideas that LC 5 came up with:

Yellow Hat - Good Points
- no movies would be able to scare you.
- you wouldn't have to see a fuzzy T.V.
- you wouldn't sit all day and watch T.V, but do other things.
- you would do more exercise and not sit in front of the T.V.
- your parents wouldn't have to stop you from watching T.V.
- you could make up new games and play them.

Black Hat - Bad Points
- you would get bored.
- if there was something important on the news you would miss it.
- you couldn't find out what the weather was.
- no games like xbox.
- you would miss your favourite TV programmes.
- no ads to sell us things.

Can you think of any more good or bad things about having no T.V?

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Soft Toys

Our Soft Toys

Last week we got to bring a soft toy to our class. Tayla took a photo of us with our beautiful soft toys and we wrote a description about them. One of the groups made a photo story with their descriptions.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Autumn Leaves

Today we went for a walk around our school looking at all the Autumn leaves. When we came back we made a "Wordle" with as many adjectives and verbs we could think of to describe the leaves. We all did some descriptive writing about the leaves and some of us recorded our writing on a photostory.
Wordle: Autumn

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Describing Ourselves

Today one of the writing groups wrote a description about themselves and then recorded it. Take a listen to these fabulous writers who tried to use similes in their writing.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Grandma McCarvey

We love reading Grandma McCarvey books!
In writing today two groups recorded their descriptions on photo story all by themselves!

We have been learning to use adjectives, can you hear them in our writing????

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Volcanic Eruptions

Today we watched a short movie clip from Suzie's World about how a volcanic eruption starts. Miss Rits helped us to write some notes and we also recorded some of our ideas on vocaroo.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Today we had a special visitor come and talk to us about volcanoes. We have recorded ourselves on a voice thread to share some of the things that we learnt from the visit.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Nature or Not?

Last week we all took photos of things that we thought were nature around Riverdale School. Today we put the photos into a Circle Diagram to show which ones were nature and which ones were not nature. Our two photographers for the day (Lochie and Tyler) took photos of us doing this and we made it into a slideshow!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Our Gingerbread Man Stories

We have been learning to have a beginning, middle and end in our stories. Last week in writing we listened to an online story called "The Gingerbread Man" and then retold the story in our own words. We even changed some of the characters! Take a listen and let us know whether you can hear a beginning, middle and end in our stories...........

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Frosty Morning

A Very Cold Morning.....

After lots of sunny days in Palmerston North we all woke up this morning and it was freezing! We did a brainstorm of what we were feeling when we woke up this morning and then did some writing about what we did and how we felt.
Here are some of LC 5's stories

Today it was a frosty morning and I wanted to stay in bed. I had to get dressed in bed because it was sooo cold.
By Charlotte

I was freezing cold and I wanted to stay in my warm bed. I had to put on my jumper and when I went outside it was freezing cold.
By Alex

In the morning it was very cold and I didn't want to get out of bed without my bed socks because my dog kept my feet warm. When I did get out of bed I shivered all the way to school.
By Cameron

Today it was a very frosty day. When I woke up it was frosty and cold. My hands were very cold and I had to go outside to get to school. It was very warm in my bed.
By Sam C

Today it was very frosty. When I touched my bike it made my legs wobble. I could hardly hop on it and when I breathed surprisingly I breathed out smoke because it was so frosty.
By Faith

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Do you think this is real?

Today we have been learning to make an opinion.
Miss Rits showed us this photo and we had to write about whether we thought it was real.

Listen to some of our opinions and then it would be great if you could please comment on whether you think it is real and why

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Visiting Harold

On Monday we went and visited Harold and did lots of learning about "oxygen and breathing". Today we did some writing explaining what we did when we visited Harold. Some of us have published our writing onto a voice thread and hope you enjoy listening to our stories. We have been learning to put a beginning, middle and end in our story.
Can you hear a beginning, middle and end in these stories?

Monday, March 1, 2010

Horton Hatches an Egg

We watched this video "Horton Hatches an Egg" and did lots and lots of talking about.......

Afterwards we did some writing about a time when we had persisted and then typed and published them on our blog all by ourselves.
We hope you enjoy reading them!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I persisted when....

I learnt how to skateboard and I think it is fabulous because it has a little girl on it.

Typed By MacKenzie

I persisted when....

I was learnnig to ride my bike and I had do it every weekend.

Typed By Joshua

I persisted when....

I was scared to ride my bike but I kept on trying and I did it so Mum and Dad bought me a new bike and I persisted on that too.

Typed by Faith

I persisted when.....

I was riding my skateboard and I like going super fast.

Typed By Tyler

I persisted when.....

I had to ride my bike to my Aunties house.

Typed by Khobi-Lee

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Reading Reviews

Our class has been reading lots of stories and this week the "Octopus" group chose their favourite story and made a video giving their opinion about the book.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Introducing Learning Centre 5

This week we have been getting to know each other in LC5 because we have all come from different classes. We did some fabulous writing and then made a video introducing ourselves to Miss Rits and each other. We hope you enjoy it, we sure enjoyed making it!