Thursday 28 November 2013

Term 4 is going by so fast!

Wow isn't the term just zooming by! We are still working hard in class and have been practicing for our cultural performance in week 8.

This week we got to go swimming!! It was a nice sunny day and we got the chance to splash around in the pool. Here are some photos:

For our writing this week Miss T helped us create magic experiments! These were amazing!
We watched a volcano disappear and create a dinosaur, we saw a christmas tree grow pompoms, we watched a volcano explode and we grew sea monkeys!!

We look forward to seeing everyone at our Cultural Performance on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th of December.

Monday 25 November 2013

Rocket to Space in R3

The Wise Owls have finished building our Rocket! Have a look at the finished product! :) We are so proud

Saturday 23 November 2013

Week 6 Exciting Events!

We have been doing some exciting things this week! We have been doing class relays each day and then writing about what happened. We had relay races, races with balloons and running races around the field.

Relay races!

Running around the field

We have still been learning about space. This week The Smart Owls were making planets, The Wise Owls were making rockets and The Clever Owls were making Stars. Week 7 & 8 are our final weeks of learning about space. 

The Wise Owls making rockets.

The Smart Owls making and painting the Solar System.

The Wise Owls made a giant rocket. Here we are painting it.

The Clever Owls finished solar system and space display.

What the Clever Owls were working on this week - stars.

Remember that swimming starts monday Week 8 so bring your togs and towel! Make sure they are named. 

Friday 8 November 2013

What have we been up to in Week 4?

Wow the term is flowing by real fast!

Next week we are going on a trip to the Auckland Museum so make sure you have all brought back your permission slip form to be able to go. The Awesome Owl teachers are looking forward to going.

For writing this week, we were looking at the new playground being built. We made a few visits to see the progress and took lots of pictures. We even got to draw our own playground with what we wish the school could build. Lastly, we got to make our own diggers, trucks and cranes that could help the playground being built. Have a look at our learning story!

Discovery time was also a blast! We are still working on space and using our Habits of Mind to help us discover these. Here are some pictures from today:

We were making stars for our mobile.

Room 1 was painting the planets for their solar system.

Look at our star mobiles.

Thursday 31 October 2013

What have we been up to this week??

The Awesome Owls have had a fantastic week!

Some children have made a great start to Term 4 and have already moved up in reading levels. Well done!

For our writing experiences, we were learning how to take care and look after the nature around us at school. On Tuesday we went to the worm farm and talked about what happens in the worm farm and what we can feed it. On Wednesday we planted some strawberries, lettuce and tomatoes in the school garden. It is important that the plants get water and sunshine to help them grow. On Thursday we went to visit the school pigs - Hettie and Percy. We were all able to have a pat and a cuddle, and run around the pen with them!

For discovery, we have begun looking at Space!!!

Room 1 is looking at Planets.
Room 3 is looking at Stars and the galaxy.
Room 4 is looking at Rockets.

We were able to link this learning with our Habits of Mind! Some of the habits we used today were: New Ideas, Listening, Past knowledge and Working with Others.

Here are some pictures from today:

These are Room 4's Rockets.

They will continue to make them in discovery time in week 4!

Sunday 27 October 2013

What's been going on in the Awesome Owls Week 2?

This week in The Awesome Owls we have had some great fun! Our writing experiences are still lots of fun and all the children get involved! Our focus was on friendly races this week.

On Monday we made paper planes and had a competition to see who could fly their plane further.
On Tuesday we had races between the lines to see who could pass the water balloon the fastest. Then we got to play over and under with the balloon.
On Wednesday we made paper boats for the race on Thursday.
On Thursday we took our boats to the pool and tried to see which boat would make it across the pool first. Charis's boat won! Yay!

Have a look at some of the pictures below :)

Tuesday 15 October 2013

Welcome back to Term 4!

Welcome  back to Term 4!

Hope everyone has had a great and restful holiday, ready to jump straight back into it for the last term of the school year.

The Awesome Owls have started back with an exciting writing experience. Have a look at the pictures :)