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




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 -


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.
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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