Thursday, May 30, 2013

Measuring  Area

Last week we were learning about Area.  When you measure Area, you are measuring space or room that an object takes up.

Our activity was to measure how much space our foot took up. First we took off our right shoe, then we helped each other to draw around it, colour it in and cut it out.
Careful colouring.

Careful cutting.

Then we used counters to fill up the space inside the foot.

We had to make sure that all of the counters were the same size.

We also had to make sure that the counters sat inside the foot print.

Then we counted the counters and wrote the number inside the foot.


We found that some of us had the same area sized foot but were a different shape. It also depended on how accurate we were at measuring and cutting our foot.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Look What We Have Been Doing?

When we came back to school after the holidays, we read the big book called A Good Idea. It had thought bubbles in it. Do you know the difference between a speech bubble and a thought bubble?

This is a very young teacher.

Then we made zebra puppets out of paper bags. The zebra was one of the characters in the story.
This is the model of what it should look like.
It isn't quite finished.

Cut out carefully.

We used our glue sticks. We had to remember to put the
lids back on so that they didn't dry out.
"What are you going to call your zebra?"

Measuring Length

We were using animal strips to measure objects in the classroom.

The pencil was 7 animals long. 6 + 1 = 7

Measuring the pointer. That was really long! You had to count accurately

"I wonder how long the book is...."

Here is our bucket band. These are our buckets. We are learning about beat. First we clapped rhythms. Then used the buckets and claves to make music. Now we have a beat. Next week we will add chime bars for a tune.
Are you ready? 1 2 3 4

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Welcome to Room 11

Welcome to Room 11's blog.  We will show you some of the things that we have been doing in our class at Havelock North Primary, but first we will show what we did last term.


Creating with clay was popular.

While others persevered with construction.

Lots of glueing and cutting.

Some tried their hand at face painting.

The children had to do it all on their own by looking in a mirror.

Mrs A had her hair shaved off for charity and the children made her hats to keep her head protected.

The mini laptops were VERY popular in Room 9.

There was art and craft in Room 10 with Mrs O.

Why do you think the children are wearing ear muffs?


From this ....
to this......

Then this.... in just 20 minutes!!
We had a lot of caterpillars and not a lot of food.


On the way to Napier.

We had morning tea at the Rocky Shore at Ahuriri.

Carol told us about some of the creatures we would find.

Here is the Rocky Shore. It was low tide.

We lifted up rocks and picked up little sea creatures. It was great fun exploring.

We had to be careful not to get wet feet.

"Hey! I think I found a crab."

"Oooh. What did you find?"

"I can hop over these rocks without getting wet."

Look at this little crab.

Here is a beautiful pin cushion starfish.

We found so many creatures in the rock pools but had to put them back before we left.

At the beginning of the year we all had a go at doing Kelly Sports to see if we would like it. It was GREAT  fun!!!
"Are you ready? Set? Go!!!"

Catch the ball in the net.

The Rugby relay.


This was the band STRIKE that we went to see. They played percussion instruments. This is a very big xylophone.

There were lots of different instruments.

This was sooo cool! But it was VERY  NOISY!!!!

In the last week of the term, Carloynne came to talk about looking after our hearing.

We learnt about how sound vibrates on little hairs inside your ears.

This was lots of fun but we learnt about caring for our ears too.

Last term we also learnt to throw underarm, overarm and catch. 
Watch the ball.
You should catch a ball with crocodile hands.
Some of us had to move further and further apart because we got so good.
The whole school has been put into Houses. The houses are Joll, Campbell, Duart and Chambers.
We dressed up in the colour of our house. It was a great day.

We had some unusual looking teachers that day. We wonder where our old teachers went?