Friday, August 30, 2013

Our beans

The first of our beans are starting to germinate...it wasn't quite as fast as Jacks!!


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Beans, Beans, Beans

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Working together and showing perseverance at Discovery Time...




Thursday, August 22, 2013

Pretend Stories

We have been reading a lot of Hairy Maclary stories lately and we decided to make up some of our own.
Have a look and a listen to Reuben's and Angus'.



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Kellen went to "What Now"

Kellen stayed a few days in Christchurch last week and on Sunday he had to get up at 5am to get ready and make it to the whitebait TV studio by 7am. He told us all about his time in the studio and some of the fun things he did. Have a look at these photos that his mum sent us...




The photos are taken with the hosts. Gemma , Adam and Ronnie. The name of the gorilla is Camilla. Kellen was really good so he got to bring one home.


Kellen, it sounds like you had an amazing adventure. Mrs Ross

Monday, August 19, 2013

Olivia's Story

Olivia has been learning to use interesting words in her stories. Have a look and a listen to her fabulous work. This story was written after reading a story about a witch whose broom stick broke...

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Friday, August 16, 2013

Discovery Time


Discovery Time from Room 3 on Vimeo.

Have a look and listen to Rebecca's Story about Discovery Time this week. We made this story on PuppetPals on the iPad.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Bother we didn't win anything...

Sometime ago Room 3 and Room 4 entered an illustrated story competition promoting cycle safety and the wearing of a helmet ..."No Helmet-No Brain".
You can view our entries in an earlier post  here on our blog. The winners have recently been made public and unfortunately we didn't win anything but if you would like to see the competition winners in all categories   click here.
Thanks to all our supporters who voted in the peoples choice options. Even though none of us won anything we still had a lot of fun trying!!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Our Museum Trip to Learn about a wonderful author and illustrator Dame Lynley Dodd

We had a great session with Nicky at the Museum today. There were loads of Hairy Maclary books and some wonderful art work to look at. Lynley Dodd is certainly a very talented lady!
Thanks again to our wonderful parent helpers who provided transport and gave up there time to help us learn more about some of our favourite book characters. "Hairy Maclary and all of his friends"

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Friday, August 9, 2013

Discovery Time

Yet again we enjoyed another successful Discovery Time ...making Lemonade with Kellen's Mum was a big hit with the children....Yum! Thanks Michelle for your help.

Making Lemonade

Dressing up and pretending with the phones.

Investigations with a magnifying glass or painting.



Building with kliko



Friday, August 2, 2013

Discovery Time

Did you know Hairy Maclary is 30 years old?

Hairy Maclary is having his 30th Birthday this year. We have been looking and reading many of the Hairy Maclary stories and will soon be going to the Nelson Museum to visit the exhibition of Lynley Dodd's Hairy Maclary stories and some original art. Olivia's family has a soft toy of Hairy Maclary and she brought him in to spend the day with us in Room 3. 

The author and illustrator of the Hairy Maclary stories Dame Lynley Dodd is having a book signing between 10am and 12pm on the 10 August at page & Blackmore in Nelson. Maybe you would like to take your precious Hairy Maclary Book there to get signed.



Hairy Maclary is in the middle of the picture.