Friday, July 31, 2009

Friday activities

Today during fitness Miss Cullen ran with us, we beat her.
For Goldentime we played playstation and other electronic games.

By Sam.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Tidy Tens

When I am adding two numbers I try to make a tidy ten.
So 7 + 4 becomes 10 + 1 = 11
This helps me add numbers which are easier.
By Rahul

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

What does endangered mean?

Threatened-nearly endangered (Kiwi)
Endangered-some left (Takahe)
Extinct-none left (Moa)

By Ronan

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Learning in Room 9

Our new teacher Miss Cullen with us.

Persuasive writing

This week we are writing persuasive letters.
Our success criteria is to have an audience and clearly state our position.
Some example of this are:
Caregivers-To do more fun things.
Teachers-Not so much writing in class.
Parents-not to give me too many lollies.
Mr James - Let me sit by my friends.
By Luisa

Friday, July 24, 2009

Fitness is a good idea on a frosty morning.

Although not everyone would agree I want to say that doing fitness on a frosty morning is a good idea. When we are finished I am nice and warm and feel great.

I have several reasons for saying this.The first is that you can compete against your friends and try to beat every else at the same time,when you beat a couple of people you feel like a champion.

Secondley, running on a frosty morning is a good way to try to beat your last score and also get strong bones. It also helps to keep you fit and it is fun when you run with your friends. It can also give you energy for the next day.

Furthermore you should go really fast around the last lap and get your energy gone so when you are finished you are tired. This helps you have to have achieved something special.

I think I have shown that running on a frosty morning is a good idea.

Written by Sam.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Miss Cullen

Kia ora
My name is Miss Cullen and I am a 3rd year student teacher with the University of Canterbury. I will be in Room 9 for the next 5 weeks and have thoroughly enjoyed my first week with the wonderful students and fantastic Mr. James. This is my last of 3 years of university study. I am looking forward to being a member of the room 9 learning community and hope I can leave you all with some memorable learning experiences!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Apollo 11 by Anna

I went to the stardome (space center)in Auckland to learn about apollo 11 (spaceship).
It was the 40th anniversary of when Apollo 11 blasted off and then landed on the moon.
I learnt that there's no oxygen on the moon because there are no trees and you would feel really light on the moon.
Buzz and Neil walked on the moon while Mike was orbiting in the spaceship. When Buzz went on the moon he said, "One small step for a man and one giant leap for mankind."

Monday, July 20, 2009

Welcome to term three

Today we learnt heaps.
Today Ants reading group learnt about endangered species.
Everybody learnt about halves and quarters,we know that a whole is divided into equal parts to form fractions.

For our topic this term we are learning about endangered species.

Typed by Tamaku.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Happy holidays

I hope all of Room 9 are having a fantastic holiday. On Monday we welcome Miss Cullen to our class for the first five weeks of Term 3.
Our topic focus for Term 3 will be endangered species and how we can help them survive.
Question? Can you name any endangered New Zealand species? Bring your answers to school on Monday.
See you all on Monday!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Zombie dance.

Today for goldentime we played on the
playground and had a moon walking Competition and turned into horrible ZOMBIES.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Vince and Patrick using Photostory3.

Aussie band.

It was really fun having St. Patricks school band here at our school,we got a lot of signatures.
Luisa and Tamaku had a great time seeing the band ,our favourite part was the bells!