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!