Sunday, December 9, 2012

Gingerbread Houses 2012

What a great day we had!! Fantastic Gingerbread House designs! It was busy but calm, thank you to our wonderful parent helpers :) Here are the pictures...

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Reading logs

Who would have thought we would have read so many books... It is amazing! The log sheets are all down off the wires now... Tomorrow is the big count up day! Will keep you posted...

Te Arawa story in art

We have been working with mrs mines to complete a collage that tells the story of Te Arawa arriving in new Zealand. We are going to make our art into postcards... Time is running short! We are cutting and gluing flat out!!!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Global Children's Challenge

We are well underway with the Global Children's Challenge! Everyone has a great pedometer to wear and we are counting the steps we take each day. The Challenge website takes us on a journey around the world...according to how many steps we enter each day. We'll post photos of us in action soon!!
 follow this link to the site...

Monday, August 20, 2012

Water Colour Painting

Today we started to learn how to use our water colour paints. On the Endeavour this was how Joseph Banks and others on board the ship recorded what the expedition saw. No cameras in those days!


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Life on Mars!

We are pretty interested in all of the recent activity on Mars, who would have thought that we can sit in the classroom and see what is happening way out there!!!
Here is a link from the NZ Herald newspaper...

Curiosity rover: Martian solar day 2 in New Mexico

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Lost and Found

We had such a creative week. The art and writing based on Oliver Jeffers book is great. Come into class and see what we have done :)
Fact filled penguins are nearly up as well.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Lost and Found

Today in class we first read the book Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers, then we watched the animated version which Mrs Smallbone had found on The Literacy Shed. What a great story! We are busy writing stories to explain how the penguin got to the small boys house
This is the link to the site where the movie is...sit back and enjoy!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Final Hint...

Great ideas so is the last hint! See you on Tuesday!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Clue 2

Clue 2...what do you think...? post on the Forum!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Term 3 is coming up...

Hi everyone, I hope you have had a great first week of the is the start of the hints about this term's work...Post what you think we might be looking at on the Forum on Knowledgenet...remember the Concept is Cycles...I'll put more hints during the week...

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Ice Cream Making

An exciting day today, Ice cream making in Room One. We had several methods, fancy electric machines, hand churns, plastic bags and simple electric churns. We made two recipes, but all contained a delicious amount of sugar, milk and cream...and LOTS of toppings and extras to make it all extra special. Thank you again to all our wonderful parents who helped - couldn't have done it without you!!! 

Monday, June 11, 2012

Structures today...

Our ears are still ringing! But what a great afternoon :) Groups were making movies and albums, Tuatara houses were being completed and the Structure group were building our mini house. Here are few shots to show you where we are up to...

Monday, May 21, 2012

Charlotte out and about in Rotorua

Charlotte is from Village Community School in New York City. Room One are hosting her in beautiful New Zealand. She has her own blog, but here are some of the places she has been so far.
See more of Charlotte's adventures on

Thursday, May 17, 2012 far...

A few photos from the start of our Structures work...has been pretty fun! Classroom is looking quite exciting now!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012