Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

Congratulations to the Winners of the Middle Syndicate Cross Country Race


Winners of the Year 3 boys First Oscar Second Sam Third Griffin



Winners of the Year 3 Girls First Mia Second Nicola Third Kate



Winners of the Year 4 Girls First Jodie Second Alisha Third Jemma


Winners of the Year 4 Boys First Ethan Second Izac Third Jacob

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Spelling Week 7

Listen carefully for the long or short 'o' sound

Snakes


Rabbit


Monkeys

Our Pirate Stories

The Black Cannon

Black Beard stood on the bridge of his ship with his parrot, Jake, looking in the same direction. Black Beard’s black beard was being blown to the left. He was looking for his ancestors lost ship to find all their gold. Finally, he caught a glimpse of a sip. Had he finally found The Black Cannon? He looked up at its sail. “NO!!” he cried. The ship was not his ancestors, it was his enemy, Star Fish! He told Jake to tell all the other pirates to fire the cannons at Star Fish and to sink the ship. They started to fire, but Star Fish was firing too. The pirates who were encouraging the other pirates stopped at the sight of two cannon balls hitting each other. Star Fish’s passengers stopped to look at what it had done to the surface of the water. Black Beards crew just kept on firing. Finally, the crew of Black Beard had got a cannon straight through the front of Star Fish. People were getting life jackets and jumping overboard as the ship sank. As Black Beard watched a glimpse of black hit the corner of his eye. He turned his head around and saw a tiny bit of black on the top of the mountains. He thought it probably was not The Black Cannon because it was on the mountain, and ships are always on the water. The rest of the pirates were dancing and singing sea shantes on the deck, But Black Beard couldn’t stand it, so he shouted “Dinner Time!” All the pirates went below the decks and sat down still screaming about Star Fish sinking. Black Beard went to the kitchen to tell the cook he needed to make dinner. The cook went straight to work as Black Beard left him in peace. Black Beard sat down and just listened to what the pirates were yelling. It was hard, and he had a giant headache. He was about to burst. He hunched his shoulders and shouted “SHUT UP!!!!” as loud as he could. Everyone stopped and stared at Black Beard. “Dinner will soon be ready, and I want you all to shut up or I’ll cut your head off! The only one who will not have his head chopped off is me best friend, Jolly Rodger.” Everyone groaned. “Shut it!!!” yelled Jolly Rodger, Black Beards best mate. Just at that moment, the cook came running out with dinner. Everyone started stuffing their face until they could eat no longer. They all went to bed and as soon as they hit their pillow, they started snoring. Black Beard and Jake were left alone. Black Beard was twirling one of his hairs in his beard. He was thinking about the black he had seen on the mountain. It could be The Black Cannon, but it could also be a trap Star Fish had planned. He didn’t know but he was going to see what it was! The next day, the pirates climbed the mountain to find out what it was, it was The Black Cannon! They all climbed carefully on and searched. But Jolly Rodger took one and fell through the ship and died. The pirates saw what happened and dared not take another step. They didn’t know how to get across without falling, but Black Beard found the treasure chest and started running toward it. The first step he took, he fell and never returned. The other pirates were so sad they sacrificed themselves and jumped. They all fell and that was the end of Black Beard and his crew. Their ship stayed, and it may still be there today…

By Sylvie

Captain Jack and the Pirate Party

Once upon a time there lived a crew of pirates. There was one captain. His name was Captain Jack. Captain Jack wished that one day him and his crew would be invited to a pirate party. It was getting dark so him and his crew called it a night.
In the morning, Captain Jack rose out of bed because he heard a bang on the side of the boat. He peaked over the side of the boat and it was a glass bottle with a note in side. He ran to his collection of fishing nets and grabbed his best one yet and fished for the bottle until he finally caught it. He dried the bottle and reached his hand into the jar and grabbed the note. He read the note out loud, “ Dear Captain Jack, you are Invited to my pirate party. I am turning 59! PLEASE COME!!!
Time: 7 o’clock – 7 in the morning!
Place: scull rock
Date: 29th October
Bring: junk food
From: Black Beard.
YAY! BOYS WERE GOING TO A PARTY! He screamed at the top of his lungs and spat a tooth out. Were going to a party
Oh yeah!!!!!!!! yes yes yes!! I always knew this day was coming. Lets celebrate.!!!!! They had refreshments and heaps of junk food. By t time they had finished their party it was 10 o’ clock. OH MY GOD WE MISSED THE PARTY.
They were so sad. Captain Jack said sadly at least we still had a party celibrating that we were invited to a party. They collapsed on the ground because they were demented. And they all live happily ever after.
By Anika

I’m going to Sandy Islands

“Scrub the deck” screamed Captain Mean. “Squawk, squawk scrub the deck.” Screeched his bird. “Shhh you” demanded the Captain. “Um Captain “said Pete one of them from the crew, “See that glass bottle over there in the sea.” “If you see it then go and fetch it” roared Captain Mean with a stern look.
“I’m not a dog,” said Pete in his ridiculous voice.
“Well …I DON’T CARE!!!!!!!!” said Captain Mean. He was so angry flames just about flew out his ears his face turned red, “GO AWAY!” he ordered. “Now I know why they call you captain mean” mumbled Pete. “WHAT WAS THAT???” screeched captain mean.
“Nothing” replied Pete. “Just hurry up and do it,” said captain mean. “Here you go”. “wow it’s a map to sandy islands were I grew up , go away im having a happy moment for once, full steam ahead boys. Hours later…look that’s the rock I used to play on when I was little kid, look that’s my old house all though now I live in my boat who needs a house said captain mean and look there’s the x and x marks the spot! Dig, dig, and dig hours of digging later. “ Bring it up boys”. “Open it open it cheered Pete. Captain mean opened the treasure box, thousands of golden penny’s shone into his eyes. He sailed off in his boat by himself well no body was looking and spent all his money on useless things and never saw annoying Pete again but he could still hear his yelling and maybe just maybe if you listen carefully you may still hear him.
By Samantha.

Captain Hook

Captain Hook stood very still on the edge of the bridge of the pirate ship. His beard blew in the strong wind well his gold tooth shined in the bright daylight.

His pirate skull marked hat swang in the wind. He has a sward in his good hand instead of his not good hand that has been cut of in a fight with army.

His yellow and red shirt waves in the very strong wind that makes leaves go very fast in the wind. He tried not to glance at the burning sun with his only eye.

By Mia

Captain Jake

One morning Captain Jake stood on the bridge of his ship with his parrot Griff. They were looking for the Treasure Island because he had never found one before and he dreamed to find the Treasure Island as well. So he went looking for the Treasure Island and he found it but there were three different islands to choose from and he chooses but he hoped he went to the right island and he did so he went back home. Suddenly the bad pirates came along to get the treasure but captain Jake’s crew tried to get away from the bad pirates but it was too hard but they had to get away from the pirates because there were really really close so they turned and turned and just got away from it and went back home and opened the treasure. It was fill of lots and lots of GOLD! GOLD! GOLD! and that’s what he wanted.
By Tiara

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Junior Production


Our World Our Taonga

On the 20th of November a legend came to us from St Clair Schools adorable Juniors.

It’s all about darkness turned into light but most important Our World Our Taonga.

My Favourite part is when Tane Mahuta split up their two parents,
Papatuanuku earth mother and Ranginui sky father and it were just to have a little bit of light.

Tawhuri Matea didn’t like having her parents split up so she made it rain with lightning and thunder.

It was a really fun performance and was entertaining and very powerful.

They all looked wonderful in costumes. By Jemma

Our world our Taonga

Tangaroa’s costume sparkling in the light of the cameras shone as she stood in the light talking about her mother and father and how there had never been light. The sea godess wore her bright blue skirt it shimmered when she use sign language to tell the class to stand a do there proformance.colours everywhere as the children got into position ,they wore vest’s with different coloured sparkles . the first class danced to the song hot patatoe . I felt that the teachers did a great job making the proformance everyone gave them a round of applause.

By Samantha

In the fresh hot 20th Tuesday morning the juniors performed a show. It was about the Maori gods and
how the earth came to be. The story told us that there was no light an until there was some light the children of Paptuanuku and Rangnui were to remain in the dark. The juniors were reall good at preforming the show they had a really good haka led by Levi and powerful actors they made the story extremely interesting. I think it was an enjoyable show. Of course my favourite part was the haka why because they had a powerful leader and they tried their best. By Joshua.

On Tuesday morning the seniors and middles walked to the kings performing art centre.
We walked there to see the junior’s production.
When we were seated in chairs it went dark and the show was about to begin.
The show was about the gods of are world.
The gods names are Tang- ora the god of the sea.
The second name is Tahiri Matea the god of the wheather.
And the third name is Tane Mahuta god of the forest.
And the fourth is Mother of the earth and theirs one more god but i cant remember what god it is.
the costumes were wonderful.
and the dancing movements were very strong.
They had beautiful dances for each god becuase they had no light. my favourite dance was the god of the sea dance. the junior production was awesome. By Anika

Junior Production

Yesterday the middle team and senior team where lucky !!!we got to go to the junior production !!! and guess what my little brother Nicholas is in it !!! the juniors even did the haka !!! It was totally awesome and my little brother Nicholas was in it was so sharp it nearly blew my head off !!! WOW IT WAS LOUD !!!my little brother Nicholas classes dance was fantastic !!! wow the dance was beautiful !!! well the next dance was terrifying and was very sharp like my brothers of course !!! the whole in tyre production was amazing by James

Today we wet to the junior production at the Pac centre. The play was a legend retold by the junior team. I loved their costume’s and face paint. The main character’s were brilliant . My favourite part was the haka it was awesome ,and I didn’t know that the juniors could do it that loud.
By orlando.

Jump Jam



Junior Production


Our World Our Taonga

On the 20th of November a legend came to us from St Clair Schools adorable Juniors.

It’s all about darkness turned into light but most important Our World Our Taonga.

My Favourite part is when Tane Mahuta split up their two parents,
Papatuanuku earth mother and Ranginui sky father and it were just to have a little bit of light.

Tawhuri Matea didn’t like having her parents split up so she made it rain with lightning and thunder.

It was a really fun performance and was entertaining and very powerful.

They all looked wonderful in costumes. By Jemma

Our world our Taonga

Tangaroa’s costume sparkling in the light of the cameras shone as she stood in the light talking about her mother and father and how there had never been light. The sea godess wore her bright blue skirt it shimmered when she use sign language to tell the class to stand a do there proformance.colours everywhere as the children got into position ,they wore vest’s with different coloured sparkles . the first class danced to the song hot patatoe . I felt that the teachers did a great job making the proformance everyone gave them a round of applause.

By Samantha

In the fresh hot 20th Tuesday morning the juniors performed a show. It was about the Maori gods and
how the earth came to be. The story told us that there was no light an until there was some light the children of Paptuanuku and Rangnui were to remain in the dark. The juniors were reall good at preforming the show they had a really good haka led by Levi and powerful actors they made the story extremely interesting. I think it was an enjoyable show. Of course my favourite part was the haka why because they had a powerful leader and they tried their best. By Joshua.

On Tuesday morning the seniors and middles walked to the kings performing art centre.
We walked there to see the junior’s production.
When we were seated in chairs it went dark and the show was about to begin.
The show was about the gods of are world.
The gods names are Tang- ora the god of the sea.
The second name is Tahiri Matea the god of the wheather.
And the third name is Tane Mahuta god of the forest.
And the fourth is Mother of the earth and theirs one more god but i cant remember what god it is.
the costumes were wonderful.
and the dancing movements were very strong.
They had beautiful dances for each god becuase they had no light. my favourite dance was the god of the sea dance. the junior production was awesome. By Anika

Junior Production

Yesterday the middle team and senior team where lucky !!!we got to go to the junior production !!! and guess what my little brother Nicholas is in it !!! the juniors even did the haka !!! It was totally awesome and my little brother Nicholas was in it was so sharp it nearly blew my head off !!! WOW IT WAS LOUD !!!my little brother Nicholas classes dance was fantastic !!! wow the dance was beautiful !!! well the next dance was terrifying and was very sharp like my brothers of course !!! the whole in tyre production was amazing by James

School Jump Jam Team

Best wishes to the Jump Jam Team as they go to Christchurch for the finals.
Jump Jam Team on PhotoPeach
Jump Jam

On Wednesday after lunch we lined up on are classroom numbers and the st Clair school jump jam team performed for the whole school. They had very strong dance moves. They performed wonderfully. They tried their hardest so they can complete their dance. They have been practising for months now. They are going to compete in the jump jam contest so they are going in a van to chrichurch to perform in front of judges. I wish you good luck jump jam team. I love the dance.

By Anika

Monday, November 12, 2012

Lunar Eclispe

tomorow the 14th there will be a Lunar Eclispe.

Watch these videos to see what is happening

Lunar SolarEclispe explained - here

Eclispes - here

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Bat shaped biscuts for Morning Tea

This morning Emily brought into class delicious Bat shaped ginger biscuits for Halloween!
Thank you Emily we all enjoyed them.

Voyager 1 and 2 – Trip to Space



For 35 years, Voyager 1 and 2 have travelled the Solar System and have tried to find life on other planets. On the side of the spacecraft are 2 golden discs. One shows and plays the sounds of Earth, the other one has a map of where to find where the sounds come from. On The Sounds Of Earth, it has all kinds of music, like African Music, Indian Music, even Pop Music. On the map of Earth, it shows where the music is from.
Both Voyagers have sent some photos down to Earth and the ODT newspaper put them in the newspaper on Monday 29th of October. They sent a photo of Neptune, the 2 gold discs, Saturn and one of Jupiter’s moons, Dione. Report from Sylvie

Monday, October 29, 2012

Learn about Malaysia

Find out about this Asian country with six things in common and 4 that are different.

click here

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The kids and the Fairy God Mother

Once upon a time there wee two young children who lived in a small village by the river. They lived with their parents, mum and dad. One dark night they heard a loud banging noise at their window. It was there small fairy god mother. She said to the children, "You get three wishes." The boy wished for a bigger comfortable bed. The sister said to him, "You silly brother you wasted our first wish." Then she wished for a bigger bed. He said to her, "You wasted our second wish! You stupid sister!"
Then he wished for an enormous bed. She said, "You wasted our third one!" At this their fairy god mother disappeared. They had no choice except to go to bed on on their big bed and sleep.
Written by Tahwiao

Friday, October 19, 2012

Week 2 Term 4 Spelling

This week we look again at the long and short 'a' sound in words and classify which letters are making that sound. Click onto your group to learn your words.

Snakes

Rabbits

Monkeys

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Reading Fairy Tales

Reading Fairy Tales can be alot of fun.
Click onto the site below and enjoy some favourites - Cinderella, Thumblina and many others

Click here

Monday, September 3, 2012

Supporting Canterbury Schools

On the anniversay of the first major earthquake in Christchurch St Clair School supports the schools there with a red and black clothing theme and a coin trail.
Supporting Canterbury Schools on PhotoPeach

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Design your own shape poem

Click onto the link below and begin designing your own shape poem. Your words need to be all about the object you have chosen.

Shape Poems

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Haiku

The children of Room 11 have been writing Haiku. I hope you enjoy them as much as we did writing them.

Haiku by Ollie

Museum dinosaurs
Bones hanging from the ceiling
Giant creatures no more moving



My Haiku - Brandon

Crescent to full moon
Why change your face nightly
Moon never the same



My haiku - Charlize

The lovely cool sandy beach.
The waves washing up on the sand.
The seagulls watching over us.


The long stream flows through.
As we play race’s in the stream.
We are all very wet.
Haiku

Haiku - Tiara

A cocoon has hatched
The blue butterfly has left
Caterpillars dream to fly

Hiaku Anika

A colourful bow
Rain made beautiful arching
Gold found at its end

Haiku Emma

Moon so like a star
Full round face shining brightly
Turning night into day

Haiku - Rueben

Dinosaurs teeth biting
standing still in the museum
frightening no-one

Haiku - Samantha

Sparkling golden stars
One by one I see you shine
All in a gold line

haiku - Brooklyn


Sparkling golden stars
One by one I see you shine
All in a gold line

Haiku - Payge
Butterflies

The short night is through
Come out little butterfly
Out of your cacoon

The Moon - Payge

Up high in the sky
The moon shimmers down on me
the moon reflects light

Haiku - Rishi


The long night is through
Snail made silvery trail
Sun melt it away

Haiku - Alisha

The short night is through
little glowing beads of dew
Greet morning sunlight.

Haiku - Tara

The short night is through
On the wide grassland plain
Little beads of dew

Haiku - James

In deep dark water
A big predator does not move
look out for angler fish

Haiku - Mia

The night has arrived
The moon is shining so bright
The moon reflects light


Haiku - Reuben

The cat in the house
In front of the fire
Sleeping in the heat

Haiku - Orlando

A huge windy thing
sucks stuff into it like cars
and clouds meet the ground

Haiku Jemma

Sunset is over
The moon brightly reflecting
Whales swim up to play

Haiku - Josh

Frog on Lilly pad
fly darting by sees long tongue
manoeuvres and lives.

Haiku - Nicola
just in the morning
when the sun hasn't risen
awake little fluffy cat

Monday, July 30, 2012

Spelling for week 3 - looking at the 'ar' pattern

Monkeys

Rabbits

Snakes



When to use 'a' or 'an'

Generally speaking we use 'a' if the next word has a beginning consonant sound and 'an' if the next word begins with a vowel sound. However there are exceptions and confusions.
E.g. I will buy a house in an hour. both house and hour begin with the letter 'h' but it is silent in hour so you use 'an'
Now try the test. Click onto 'a' and 'an' test below and click on the one you think belongs.

take the 'a' and 'an' test.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Greek Vases

Next term we are visiting the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and creating our own art works with an Ancient Greek Vase theme.

Click below to be taken to a gallery of vase designs.

What is depicted on these vases?

Ancient Greek Vases

Find out more about your favourite design by locating the name on the list. Click onto the name.

Design information




Sunday, June 17, 2012

Aurora Australis

At school we have been reading about the 'Northern Lights' and were pleased to see Aurora Australis was present last night and viewed in the lower South Island.
Click this link to see what people saw.

Aurora Australis

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Gingerbread Dogs

Yum! We are very lucky

Nicola and her mother made delicious Gingerbread Dogs for us to have at morning tea. Nicola made the icing and decorated the biscuits. She also used small silver balls for eyes and chains.
Thank you!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Congratulations Brooklyn



Last Saturday Brooklyn went to Tap Dancing Competitions in the Mayfair Theatre. Competitions began at 3pm and her performance was at 4.30. Prizes were given at 5 and Brooklyn won a trophy and gold medal for first prize. Congratulations!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Transit of Venus

We were able to see Venus using our sun viewing glasses - thank you to Susan from the Dunedin Observatory who delivered the glasses at short notice. We all marveled at how small Venus is.

This is photo taken by a family in the class from their telescope. Look for the small black dot in the bottom left of the sun.


Sunday, May 27, 2012

We are Winners!

Today there was great excitement in Room 11 as we received a box from the University Book Shop. Six writers in our class won a special pen for their writing in The Cats Pyjamas competition.

Congratulations to: Emily, Payge, Sylvie, Anika, James, Charlize. Well Done!





Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Playhouse Theatre Productions

The Great Brick Robbery on PhotoPeach



The Great Brick Robbery


Today St Clair school children got the opportuniy to see The Great Brick Robbery. The main charictor in the play was a boy called Winston that was only just starting a new school. The people in the play were fully trained on how to get the voices high and low . Also on how to get changed properly in a certain amount of time. They have done the play 30 something times so far and have another 200 to go around New Zealand. That’s quite a lot of times! They also had a trick on how to get changed it was to wear different clothes underneath. You can see in the play that Winston's mum is also Denice because she is wearing school shorts underneath and you can see this when she twirls around.
There was a Gadget Gang lead by a girl called deniceshe was the bully in the play. She had a cellphone competition with brick the competition was about when the old brick phone had a dance off with Denice's phone but Denice's celephone hasn’t been struck by lightning and can't dance. It was very funny when denices phone sang the wrong song and Winston put it on the internet. Denice was cyber bullying which means it is bulling through a phone, email, social sites, like mean texts and phone calls. Have you seen the great brick robbery?
What would you do to stop cyber bullying like not give out cellphone numbers or email addresses etc.? Its real and it does happen - be aware!

Bert and Jonah come to school


Today Adam brought his two male puppies to school. They were very cute Jack Russels that are different colours. The dark patched puppy is called Bert and has incredibly soft fur and likes cuddles. The ginger patched puppy called Jonah is very busy running around and sniffing anything he could. He also did a tiny little bark. These puppies are nine weeks old.
Thank you Adam for bringing your puppies to school :-D

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

My Paper Garden

In the weekend Nicola made a paper garden. She made it with cardboard, sticky jewels, glue, pen springs and different coloured paper. firstly she started with the cardboard and added the triangle in the middle. After adding the side pieces Nicola added all the decorations. She made them herself with a Cuttle bug cutter. This cutter also indents the paper with patterns which was used on the tree and leaves. It took her most of the weekend to make it.

Can you see the things she made?
A butterfly, frog, tree, buzzy bees, an owl and some flowers? Can you find them all?

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Childrens Book Awards

the Cat's Pyjamas on PhotoPeach



In Room 11 we read The Cats Pyjamas by Catherine Foreman and have entered the University Book shop competition. This is what our Cats in Pyjamas look like and what we wrote.

On Saturday the cat wears his dragon and ninja pyjamas and dreams a dream... of
fire breathing dragons,
ninjas fighting with glowing swords,
and the dragons with shinning gold claws.
What dragon and ninja delight for the cat in the night.

By Reuben

On Monday the cat wears farm pyjamas
and dreams a dream of pigs
that wear blonde wigs ,
sheep that beep , horses that play with mice,
mice that are nice
and eat fluffy rice
what a dream of farm delight, for
a cat in the night.

Tiara

On monday the cat likes to wear Christmas
pyjamas and dreams a dream of ... snow flacks flying
reindeer and santa climbing in the air singing presents
under the christmas tree.
What a dream of christmas delight for the cat in the night.

written by Alisha

The Cat’s Pyjamas

On Monday the cat wears Soccer pyjamas. He dreams a dream of goalies saving,
soccer balls scoring,
crowds roaring,
with hells pizza and big time raving. Muddy buddies having fun.
Some cats were yelling
others howling
What a dream of soccer delight
for a cat in the night by Ollie

On Thursday, the cat wears Christmas pyjamas and dreams a dream of meeting Santa
and drinking orange Fanta
with presents under the Christmas tree. That has bees buzzing around the Christmas.
Giving toys and hugs to your family and friends.
With gold stars lighting up the sky and giving old toys
for all the girls and boys.
A Christmas tree that has light
to make it bright.
What a dream for the cat in the night.


Written by Emily

On Friday the cat wears Christmas pyjamas and dreams a dream of ... a red bike
and going for a down hill hike.
He dreams of the snow
making his house glow.
Santa in a silvery sled
while I’m in bed.
The trees glowing with Christmas light,
what a delight for the cat in the night.



By Samantha

On Sunday the cat wears Christmas pyjamas and dreams a dream of ….
the Christmas tree lights
lit up for all to see
Gifts, decorations, festive food, visitors,
red suited Santa,
Friends and delicious
smoothies blends
What a dream of Christmas delight for the cat in the night.

Written by Payge

On Thursday, the cat wears ocean pyjamas and dreams
a dream… of H20,
where all the mermaids want to go.
There’s tiny seahorses,
who are very cautious
of nets that get,
I bet are very scary... What ocean delight for the Cat in the night.

By Sylvie

On Friday,
the Cat wears Christmas pyjamas and dreams a dream… of moonlight
and presents to delight,
there is sparkling snow
that will glow
when it’s freezing cold.
Santa arrives at the door spilling orange and raspberry fanta on the floor.
What a dream of Christmas delight for the cat in the night!

By Jemma

On Tuesday the cat wears ocean pyjamas
and dreams a dream of ocean delight...
of large sperm whales
with swish tails, electric eels
and a whole lot of big fat seals.
and a Gannet
that dives for seaweed Janat.
What a dream for the cat in the night.

by James



Monday, May 7, 2012

Supermoon

In class we have been studying the moon and took great interest in the 'supermoon' on Sunday the 7th.

Read this article in the ODT and enjoy the photos people took of it.
Click here

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Let's investigate!

Copy the link below and investigate!

What do you Find Out?

http://www.wartgames.com/themes/science/eclipses.html

Monday, April 23, 2012

Lava Girl saves the Day

 
One day, Anya Robbins was doing her shopping with her friend, Jessica Mills, when Anya’s ice crystal started glowing, and Jess’s watch started beeping and they ran to an empty isle and listened to what Captain Susan had to say, “Shark Boy has escaped, we need your help!”
So the girls went to their lair on the beach and got their costumes on and were about to refuel their powers and became Ice Girl and Lava Girl, when Shark Boy came rushing round the corner and saw them, so he ran as fast as a bullet, charging at them. Ice Girl froze his body, but she didn’t get to refuel all of her powers, so his head was not covered in ice. ’I’ll get you for this!’ he screamed, and Ice Girl closed the door of the lair, just to hear ice being cracked open.  They opened the door to see Shark Boy disappearing towards the town.
“He needs to fix his mood,” said Lava Girl. “No time for that, we’ve got to get ready!”
So they went in their magic wardrobes and, with a flash of light, they became Ice Girl and her trusty sidekick, Lava Girl!
Just at the very moment, Lava Girl’s watch started beeping, so they listened carefully to what Captain Susan had to say, “Meet me at the top of Hotel Sursilva, now!” So they rushed out to the city and found Shark Boy easily, he was destroying an ice cream cart, when he looked up and saw Ice Girl and Lava Girl.   He ran and bounced up to them snapping his mighty jaws, just to see Ice Girl’s hand sticking out, and he realised that she was about to freeze him. He ducked out of the way, but Ice Girl was too smart to freeze what was in front of her so she lowered her hand and froze his head! He was leaning sideways with his head and fell over and one layer of the ice cracked and broke off, which made it lighter for him to stand up. But it was still a little bit heavy for him so he tried to break it on the ground again, and it worked, so Lava Girl pointed her hand at his bottom when he turned around and burned him, which made him scream. While he was to busy screaming, Ice Girl and Lava Girl went to the top of the Hotel Sursilva, and saw Captain Susan waiting, with her arms crossed.
“I have been waiting for ages! Why did you take so long?”
“We had to fight Shark Boy before we got here, Lava Girl burned his bottom!’ They giggled at the thought of Shark Boy being burned on the bottom, but Captain Susan didn’t seem to be laughing.
“Why aren’t you laughing Susan?” said Ice Girl. “We need to be saving the world, not laughing at Shark Boy.” So they made a plan of how they were going to defeat Shark Boy. When they were finished making their plan, Captain Susan said,’ Alright, you are ready to fight!’ So they went to find Shark Boy. It was easy to find him again, he was playing with a car, throwing itand smashing it.  It looked horrible. The towns folks looked horrified, so Ice Girl told the people to go into hiding, while Lava Girl was getting Shark Boys attention.
“Lava Girl, how nice to see you again,” smirked Shark Boy. “I, for once, am going to destroy you and Ice Girl! I’m sick and tired of your meddling and making me frozen cold or searing hot!”
Lava Girl didn’t look as shocked as the towns folk, “How? We beat you last time, and got you to jail, you want to go back there?”
Shark Boy laughed, “I’m more powerful than ever, how do you think you can beat me? I’ve been to see Mr Electric, and he said he would fuel up my strength, so I’m more powerful than last time!”  . Lava Girl and Ice Girl looked very shocked at the word Mr Electric. Mr Electric was Shark Boy’s boss, he tried to beat Ice Girl a few years ago but she got him with the last of her strength. To get even he created Shark Boy to defeat her, but Ice Girl heard because her ice crystal started glowing with the sound of Mr Electric creating Shark Boy, so she created a side kick, Lava Girl, to help her.
Ice Girl told Lava Girl not to be scared because they weren’t fighting Mr Electric, they were fighting Shark Boy. Mr Electric would have to wait for another day. 
Lava Girl felt much braver now, and said ‘Let’s go kick some butt!’ So Ice Girl distracted Shark Boy while Lava Girl kicked him with her burning hot foot! Shark Boy fell backwards, and just as he touched the ground, Ice Girl made lot’s of layers of ice over the top of him and called the police. The police came and Lava Girl heated him up as they caught him. ‘Nice work girls, you always defeat Shark Boy, next it’s Mr Electric.’ The police shivered at the thought, they were scared of Mr Electric, so were the towns folk.
‘We’ll put Shark Boy in something more safer than a bars, thank you.’ They dragged Shark Boy into the truck and drove him away.
“Well, that’s over and done with, let’s go.’ So they ran back to their lair and changed back into their normal clothes, and remembered about their shopping, so went to the supermarket.

Anzac Assembly

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning 
We will remember them.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Super Hero Series - Rayman

The Superhero Ray Man Hi my name is James Robin. By day I help people who are blind by walking bedside them holding onto their arm. Every afternoon I become a super hero.
One Saturday afternoon I was at home relaxing in my armchair. I was reading the newspaper and it said Bad Mr Fox has escaped from jail. He was in jail for robbing a bank of a thousand dollars.
Focusing my super hearing on Mr Fox’s voice, I discovered he was at a bank! He was saying in his evil voice “I’ve got money I’ve got money.” Then I heard the sound of money falling. Aha! There must be a hole in his bag, thought Ray Man.
‘What the…!!” yelled Mr Fox. Running to my bedroom wardrobe I quickly spun around and changed into my Ray Man costume. Running off my house roof I quickly flew through the air to the BNZ bank, with my super strength I punched a hole through the roof and jumped. I landed right behind Mr Fox and punched him in the back. Mr Fox hit the ground like a pancake.
"I feel dead,” cried Mr Fox. I picked Mr Fox up and dropped him into a sack, flying back out my hole that I had made I flew to the nearest police station. Seeing two policemen there I dropped him to the ground in front of them.
“Thankyou Rayman!” called the policemen.
Flying home I put on my pyjamas and went to bed. Mum never saw a thing.   Written by  Connor

Super Hero Stories - Dragon Fly Girl

Once upon a time the Mayoress was at home reading the newspaper when she read the headline. The magic crystal had bean stolen by the Evil Wizard. The Mayoress knew that she the Dragon Fly girl had to get back the crystal. Going to her secret lair under the pond she changed into the best super hero the town had seen. Just a few minutes later after she left she saw a thistle. She was horrified – this was the only thing that could take her powers away – just when she needs them all. Avoiding the thistle and feeling a little weak she went to the Evil Wizards old lair. Good no thistle here and I am feeling stronger. I will need all my strength to beat Wizard and get the Crystal back. Flying into Evil Wizards lair she caught him sleeping. How lucky she thought. Going quietly she picked up the Crystal and tied up the Wizard before he could wake and set a spell on her. Taking Evil Wizard to Prison she left the Crystal on the policeman’s desk where it would be returned to its owner. All her work done she returned to the pond the emerged as the Mayoress to continue her day job. Written by Nicola

Monday, March 26, 2012

Tara Brings a Cicada to School

We found out that the Cicada begins as a egg laid in bark then turns into a nymph that eats plants roots to emerge in a few years as a adult.

Middle Team Swimming

Lessons and Water Confidence on PhotoPeach

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Have you ever had to wake up at 7.30sm in the weekend? Because I have so I could compete in the Weetbix Triathlon. I got up and dressed feeling very special wearing my tri-athlon T-shirt. Did my hair and grabbed my helmet and bike. Mum put it on the car and I ate breakfast and got my bag with food and drink. We were ready but had to wait for dad! My t-shirt made me start feeling nervous. It really lovely with blue and white writing. It has the sponsers names written on it like ASB and Toyota. I was in a team with Eliza and Kaiya. We biked, swam and ran. I did the biking section for 400metres until transition where I had to tag our runner Kaiya. I don't really know what place we got but it was the best. Anika On Sunday I went to Mosgiel. You may be asking why? Because I entered the Weetbix Triathlon! We had to bike, swim and run. As we waited after registeration, (we did alot of waiting) for the announcer to call yellowcaps, we watched the other kids run out from the pool. When we were called, we ran to the pool, because we were excited about starting and lined up with the other 8 yearolds. Then we did some more waiting (told you so) to get into the pool! finally we got to get up and go to do some more waiting!! Finally we were in the pool! When the coach yelled go we sped off into the deep end. When I tried to stand up and take a breath I couldn't touch the ground. we had to swim a 100 metres three times. Finally I had finished and people were helping us out. I took my cap and goggles off and started running to the bike.I got changed without gettting dried! When I was dressed I ran my bkie to the starting line. Little did I know that the bike path was really long. I biked around and around until I finally got out of the big field. I was thinking about how I was to run this field soon. Parking my bike as quickly as I could i jogged to the run start. I was really tired. Finally I reached the finish line and the 'help team' gave me a gold medal and some water. I held up the medal as they took a picture of me. I looked for mum and went to her to sit down and have a rest and listen to who got prizes, but it wasn't me. Finally it was time to pack up my gear and go home. Sylvie

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Bubble and Destiny Come to School for a Visit

Have you ever seen a rabbit? Well I have seen on no actually two rabbits. Their fur is brown, black and white. The had long floppy ears. The ears twitched from listening to us and their whiskers from sniffing our scent. What wonderful little rabbits. Charlize Have you got a rabbit? You may be interested to know Jemma brought hers to school today. We made a bit circle on the mat so that they could not escape. The jumped around and came to people for a pat and to hide. We loved patting Jemma's rabbits and their fur was so soft. Devon Today fluffy rabbits came to school. I saw their noses poking out of their box. When they got out they started to jump. One came my way and I was very excited. Guess what I got to do? I took the photos with my teacher. After five minutes of rabbit fun they left to visit Jemma's sisters class. Jonathan What excitement... two very adorable rabbits came to school today. We got to hold them and pat their so very soft fur. I got to hold Bubbles. She was so warm on my legs. Her beautiful whiskers twitched and her ears went down. What fun. Have you ever felt how soft rabbit fur is? Alisha

Monday, March 12, 2012

Sending Kelvin the Kiwi to USA!

We are sending Kelvin to Minnesota America. Here are some images of him around our school. We are hoping to connect with a class Grade 3 class there. More news on this later. Kelvin the Kiwi At St Clair School on PhotoPeach

Spelling the short "U" sound

Hi, enjoy learning your words that make the short 'u' sound. Click onto your group name. Snakes Rabbits Monkeys

We are learning how to Present Data on a graph!

We used our hard court area and classroom numbers to line up showing the colour of our eyes. We could see all sort of information about room 11 eye colour. Most of the children have blue eyes. Few chldren have hazel eyes and 9 children have brown eyes. After our photo we went inside and created graphs into our maths books.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Create your own Super Hero

Click onto the word Super Hero and go and make your own. Your will need to decide: Is your hero a boy or a girl? It can only have one power?

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Fundraising Super Hero Day

Our Super Hero Costumes on PhotoPeach Wow, look at all the wonderful costumes - Superman, Incredibles, Bat Girl, Otago Rugby Players, League Players, Princesses, Witches, Cat Girl, Police and many more. Thank you to everyone who dressed up and supported this event today. It was very successful and it shows that we are indeed a wonderful community!

short 'e' sound

This week we will be investigating the short 'e' sound and the letters that make it. Click onto your spelling group name and play games to learn your words. Monkeys Snakes Rabbits

Test your Contraction Knowledge.

Take the link contractions and test your knowledge.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Learning your basic facts

You can create your own account and learn either your addition and subtraction facts or multiplication and division. Click on Basic Facts to take you there but ask permission first.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Kelly Sports

Kelly Sports on PhotoPeach Yesterday we participated in a Kelly Sports Programme. It was such fun to throw, catch, pass large and small balls.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentines Day


Hello to all and we wish every one a very happy Valentines Day.  We were very lucky to all have been given a heart card and chocolate from Emily.  A huge -Thank you Emily!

X Rays

We were very intersted to see the bones of a right foot.  Sadly Emily has broken a bone.  We learnt that it is called a metatarsal and we have 5 in each foot.  Can you see which one she has broken?


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Spelling City Week 3 Term 1

Welcome to spelling city which links to a place you can practice you groups spelling words.
Click on your groups name to take you there! :-D



Snakes

Rabbits

Monkeys



Birds Nest

Today Nicola shared her find of a small birds nest that was found in a tree on her property.
We noticed that the bird had woven its nest around twigs so that it could not fall out of the tree.  It was made out of moss, grasses and some white fluff that the bird had collected.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Logging into Study Ladder

To login to study ladder you can access our class account from here -

STUDY LADDER

remember to your user name and password :-D


Silkworm Moth

Nicola brought a dyed silkworm cocoon to school.
We carefully cut it open and revealed a dead silkworm.  The silk threads were very fine but tough to cut through.
For more information go to:
http://www.greenville.k12.ny.us/elem/brady_s/butterflies/silkwormmoth.htm
http://silkcomforter.info/how_silk_is_made.html


Monday, February 6, 2012

Fossils at School!



If you look very carefully at these sedimentary rock you will see some fossils.  We had many questions about how they came to be in this rock.
We found out -
  • fossils are found in sedimentary rocks
  • they can be millions of years old
  • eggs, seeds, bones, plants, animals and even nests can be found as fossils
  • that these fossils tell us about life on our planet millions of years ago.

Another Stick Insect

A close up of a brown Stick Insect that was found in Tara's garden.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Welcome to the beginning of the New School Year

Kia Ora Koutou to all the whanau and students of Room 11.  We are very grateful to Tesha and her family who brought in a Stick Insect that was found on her uncles leg.
The class had some questions about them such as - Can they smell?  What do they eat?
We looked up some information and found out these facts:-
  • they peel off their skin and eat it
  • they play dead when a bird is near
  • they throw out their eggs and they look like seeds
  • if a leg or arm is eaten by a bird they can grow it back
  • some can change colours
  • they camouflage 
  • some can fly
  • they eat rose, blackberry and oak tree leaves
  • they are not raised by their parents