Wednesday, May 29, 2013

In the Mirror - By Paeroa

In the mirror I can see a lion.
A lion can run fast.
In the mirror I can see big teeth. 

By Paeroa

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Solid, Liquid, Gas

In Room 2 we have been learning about what a solid, liquid and gas is. 
To help with this we have been doing a lot of hands on experiments... which we LOVE doing!!!

In our class we have salt crystals growing and been watching how we can make a solid into a liquid and how it turns back into a solid, we have also seen this through our melted crayon pictures which glow in the windows when the sun shines through!

We have looked at eggs, and made predictions about what they were like inside their solid shell... Room 2 though that it was a solid too, 
but when Mrs Vercoe broke the egg it was a liquid!!
We then cooked them and saw steam which Petelo knew was a gas, then we broke them again and found that they had turned into a solid!!

Yesterday we started an experiment with 'water boxes', we tried to hold them, but they always fell though our fingers... a liquid needs to be in  a container with no holes, 
or it will go EVERYWHERE!!
Our 'water boxes' are now in the freezer to change them into a solid... I wonder what they will look like this afternoon!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Our Work on Kid Pix

We have been learning how to type out the stories that we have been reading in class, and then have them read back to us.
Here are snippets of our books that we have typed out, and an illustration by us!

Thanks you Kiani for helping us with these.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Our WONDERFUL new rain jackets!!

Tamaki Primary is lucky enough to have KidsCan donate to us some absolutely awesome rain jackets... Just at the right time too, with all the rain we've been having!!

Room 2 put them on to see how nice and warm they were, and then went outside to try them out..


They definitely keep us nice and dry!!

iPads and!!

Tamaki Primary is a part of the Manaiakalani program. 
The seniors in the school have their own netbooks which they work on, and the juniors have just got some iPads in their classes learn with!!

Here are some photos of our first time using them. 

We like playing games where we all get to play together.

Here we are playing a rocket spelling game.

We are getting good at working as a team and taking turns!
... a special guest heard about the Manaiakalani Program, and decided to help it out through a big donation!!
Look at this link to find out more!

Welcome to Term 2!!

In maths we are learning about measurement.

The Term has started with a hiss and a roar, getting right back into some awesome learning with wonderful smiles on our faces!
Here we are measuring our heights.

Room 1 and 2 get to join together for Netball!

We are learning how to pass and catch a ball.

Emms is our Netball coach, she is really good at catching and passing!

Miss Elliott is now Mrs Vercoe!

There has been a change in Room 2... over the holidays Miss Elliott went away and got married! 
Her new name is Mrs Vercoe.

Mrs Vercoe (Miss Elliott) and her husband