Monday, May 30, 2011

Measurement Words

Look at all the measurement words we know after learning about different types of measurement. Miss Galbraith is so impressed!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Room 9's Trip

Yesterday we went on a trip. It was fun. First I went to Onepoto Domain. It was very foggy. Onepoto Domain is extinct. Extinct means that its never going to erupt again. We saw some volcanic rocks. There was a lake, and a playground but we weren't allowed to go on it. Next we went to Auckland Museum. We watched Rangitoto erupting, but it was a video. Rangitoto is a shield volcano. That means it has sloping sides, is very big and is a cone volcano. We got to do the drums with a rock it sounded like bang bang bang. We looked at the World War 1 objects and then looked at the hall of memories. After that we went to Mount Eden. We looked at the rocks and it was called scoria. We walked around the crater. My leader was called Fern and that was the end of my story.

By Kabir

Monday, May 23, 2011

Class Trip

Tomorrow we're off on a trip across Auckland! Our day will include visits to two volcanic sites; Onepoto Domain and Maungawhau. We will also visit Auckland War Memorial Museum (which sits atop an extinct volcanic crater!) to learn more about volcanoes. While we're there we will also find out about Anzac Day, walking through the Hall of Memories to help us comprehend the huge loss of life that resulted from WW1.

Keep an eye out for pictures, arriving here soon!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Learning to Measure

Measuring is all about length and width. You would need a measuring tape or a ruler and you would measure in cm m and mm. Today we were measuring in cm. We measured our arms. We also measured our body and we needed a buddy for that.

By Lily

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Battle of the Mountains

Retold by Divij

Once upon a time Maui pulled a huge fish called Te Ika A Maui. Soon the fish settled and became the North Island of New Zealand. There stood 5 mountains. Tongariro was the chief  of the mountains. Taranaki was not happy of Tongariro being the chief. The smaller mountains Tauhara and Putauki  were frowning at mighty Tongariro. Soon they began battling. Mighty Tongariro rushed by throwing hot lava but the smaller mountains Tauhara and Putauki were throwing lava at Tongariro. After several days the battle stopped and Tongariro won, the other mountains shifted. Taranaki moved to the west coast. Tauhara was just looking back to Pihanga and  Putauki reached the end of the lake.

Monday, May 9, 2011


The Aye Aye is hairy. Its eyes are as yellow as the sun. It climbs on trees. I think its hands are as good as a monkeys. Its nose is pink. Its fur is as black and white as a cow. I think its tail is
long. Its ears look as nice as a shell. It has black around its eyes.

By Aniela

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Story Bee - A Great Website

We are about to start using Story Bee in reading time. The only problem is that there are so many stories to choose from it will be hard to know which one to choose first!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Learning About Adjectives

Can you find the adjectives in Lorenzo's sentences???

I went for a swim in the tiny sea.
There was a big storm yesterday.
My friend's ice-cream looked odd.
We saw a scary tiger at the zoo.
I liked the funny movie.
There was an ugly spider on the wall.