Thursday, April 17, 2014

Easter Fun

Today was a day of baking and making. We started off by baking easter Bunny biscuits and ended our day making Bunny ears and painting faces. What a great looking bunch of Easter Bunnies we are. Happy Holidays everyone.... See you back at school in two weeks.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Buddies 2014

Today we met up with our buddies from Room 1. Throughout the year we get together with these buddies and share some of our learning experiences together. Sometimes we like to meet up with our buddies at playtimes too. When you are in Room 3 it is nice to have an older school child as a close friend. Room 1 Buddies make fantastic friends!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

One of those very special times.....

Today for 'Show and Tell' Thomas showed us his Grandparents... these Grandparents live in England...
With the expert help of Thomas and his Mum we were able to Skype Granny and Grandad. We saw them up on the big screen in our classroom. This was so very amazing for the children in Room 3. It was 9am on Tuesday morning in our classroom and daylight outside but in England it was 10pm on Monday night and dark outside! Granny and Grandad took their Skype camera in England outside their doorway and showed us a very dark sky and we saw the moon! Then they showed us daffodils, tulips and bluebells....these are spring flowers. We showed them some Autumn leaves!
What a fabulous learning experience. Thomas and his Mum also showed us by using a torch why it was dark in England and why it was daylight here in NZ. So now we know when it is daytime here it is night time on the other side of the world. Very cool!!
Thanks Thomas for sharing your Granny and Grandad with us and thanks to Granny and Grandad for taking the time to help us with our learning about Autumn.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

Writing Numbers

Some of us have been learning to write numbers this week...What do you think? Are we doing ok?

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Some more Tellegami fun

Today Lucas, Rylie and Dresden learnt how to use Tellegami on the iPad. Dresden even found out how to add a drawing to his background.... Keep a look out for the lady bug he drew!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Discovery Time 4-4-14

This week our Discovery Time activities were: Face painting, Plastercine creations, Dress ups, Making a class sun catcher and Water play.
We were are all learning how to give each other compliments during Discovery Time.
Isn't it wonderful when we can encourage each other!!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Basketball skills with a Giant

Hope School had a visit from Gus who is one of the 'Nelson Giants' basket ball players. We spent some time with Gus learning some basketball skills. He was very tall!!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Lately we have been learning how to throw a small ball correctly. We started off with 'overarm' throwing and this week looked at the 'underarm' style. Matt has been coming in once a week to help us learn these skills. Thanks Matt we are really enjoying your lessons and are learning lots of new things.

To help us practise our underarm throws we played a game. We had to chose a lily pad (plastic mat) to stand on and all throw our bean bags into the hoop in the middle. The most we got in the hoop at one time was 8...we need a bit more practise.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Sharing our Writing

In Room 3 we are learning to use an app on our iPad called Tellegami. It is a lot of fun!
 First you create a character and choose the types of clothing you want it to wear, then you choose a background. Once you are happy with how it looks you can record your voice and your character presents your recording.  In this case we recorded a story we had written and "Hey Presto" we have a talking presentation of our story. There are a few other creative tools within the app that we will learn later. But for now we are having fun with this...
Click to hear stories from Evangeline, Chloe, Noah, Morgan, Wyatt, and Skylah.