Thursday, May 19, 2011

Discovery Time: Using Language K4S

Wow, another action packed morning of Discovery Time in Room 5 this week.

This week our focus was the Using Language, Symbols and Text part of the K4S.

Since that is such a big area we looked at Literacy specifically and discussed how we work to improve the Language and Text part of the K4S - using our reading and writing skills!

Check out us in action in the video below!

video

Science Experiment 1: Liquid to FOAM!

We are doing science experiments this term to see if we can CHANGE things.


Today we wanted to see if we could change liquids to a foam!

We looked at the very cool ScienceBob's experiment and wanted to try it ourselves!

Check out our video below of the Fantastic Foaming Fountain!


If you want to make the Fantastic Foaming Fountain at home (of course with your parents supervising), you can get the instructions and equipment needed from here: http://www.sciencebob.com/experiments/toothpaste.php

video

Friday, May 13, 2011

Discovery Time - Thinking K4S

Today was our very first session of Discovery Time.
Today we were focusing on the Thinking part of the K4S and our session was all about Making Connections.

These were the activities Rachel set up for us:
  • Play-doh
  • Big Blocks
  • Puzzles
  • Toys
  • Crazy Caterpillar
  • Brain Teasers

We got to choose which activities we worked at. We had to keep the K4S of thinking in our head the whole time. We had to think about how we were doing the activity and what else we could do. We got to do as many activities as we liked.

"My favourite activity was big blocks. I had to think about how to make a kingdom" - Fynn

"I liked doing play-doh. I had to think about what I was going to make" - Callum

"I liked playing with the toys. I had to think about what they would say to each other" - Devansh

"I liked doing the crazy caterpillar. I had to think about carefully putting the marble on his hands" - Maria

"I liked the puzzles because they were fun. I had to think about which piece would go in the right place" - Regan

video
To learn more about Discovery Time, take a look here

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

60 days of learning!

video


Every day Room 5 counts the days we gave been learning at school.

Today was our 60th day!

We are planning to have a party to celebrate our 100th day of learning.

Take a look at the video above of us singing our days of the week song :)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Mothers' Day!

On Sunday it was Mothers' Day!

We made some awesome cards on Friday to give to our Mums. We glued lots of cool foam shapes to the outside to make it look cool.

We listened to this song about Mums by Kath Bee.



Our Mums are awesome, just like in the song, our Mums:

  • My Mum gives me kisses on the head - Paige
  • When I am in bed my Mum tickles me - Hayden
  • My Mum tells me to flush the toilet! - James
  • My Mum wipes your tears when I fall over - Asharnte
  • My Mum makes me some dinner - Jimi
  • My Mum makes me milos - Awhina
  • My Mum makes me breakfast - Regan
  • My Mum gives me lollies - Fynn
  • When I was only little, my Mum sewed back on my teddy's ear - Trinity
  • My Mum buys me something when I do jobs - Hamish

Friday, May 6, 2011

Ruben the Road Safety Bear


What a great day today with an extra special visit from Ruben the Road Safety Bear. 

He taught us about sneaky driveways, crossing the road carefully and lots more!

When we cross the road we have to:
~ Stop
~ Look
~ Listen
~ Hold hands with an adult

Take a look at the photo of some of Room 5 dancing to his road safety song!

Visit Ruben on his own website here:  http://www.ruben.govt.nz

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Teriffic Tadpoles

We have some terrific tadpoles in our classroom that Connor gave to us last term.

We have been looking after them for about 4 weeks.
They are getting very big and fat but don't have any legs yet.

We are waiting for them to get legs so they can start changing into frogs!

We have started making some cool frogs for art, and today we watched a few videos that show the life cycle of the frog. They are really cool!



Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Regan's medals

Today Regan wore some special medals to our ANZAC Assembly.

They were lent to him by his Pop.

We thought he looked very smart and he was proud to be wearing them for such a special occasion.

ANZAC Ceremony

Today we held a very special ANZAC Assembly in the hall. Lots of visitors came, including men who were in the war.

We made a special wreath yesterday which Mana and Aleisha presented on behalf of our class.

It was a great assembly that made us really think about all the soldiers that fought to keep our country safe.