Monday, November 21, 2011
Sorry for the delay. But Ms Little left us to have her wee baby. Then we got Ms Allison who had a goal for this term to actually blog because she has never done this before! We have had many learning adventures, like a Marae Visit, a puppet week, learning about our safety plus many new art activities. Next time we might even be able to post some photos!
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Yesterday afternoon Room 4 blew a whole lot of beautiful bubbles!
We were thinking hard about what we already know about bubbles. We then thought even harder about what questions we had about bubbles. Then we had to decide the best way to answer our questions - would we ask a scientist or could we do an experiment to find out?
Why do bubbles not fall down quickly?
Who invented the bubble?
How do you make bubble mixture? Do you add water?
Can you pump up a bubble without popping it?
Why are bubbles colourful?
What was the longest time a bubble has not popped?
Monday, July 11, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
Today at school we had a dress up day. You got to wear the opposite clothes that you normally wear. SO if you are a boy, you could dress up as a girl and if you are a girl, you could dress up as a boy.
Lots of us in Room 4 dressed up. We think we look really funny!
It is to raise money for the Year 6 camp!
Monday, June 27, 2011
This week we are focussing on thinking creatively. This means trying to look at solving problems from different angles, giving as many interesting solutions as possible!
We put on our green thinking hat to brainstorm what this shape might be...
a mexican wearing a sombrero from a birds eye view
a swimming pool
a steering wheel
a fried egg
a toilet seat
a hula hoop
a cracked egg
Monday, June 20, 2011
We think it means
- picking up rubbish
- listening to others and the teacher
- follow instructions
- use nice words with each other
- share things, equipment, sports equipment
- help each other if we are hurt or just need help
- do the right thing
- put things away if we find them
After trying to get videos on - we are giving up for the time being and Ms Little will go home and figure out why it's not working!!!
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Today we all wrote about cats...tomorrow we get o choose our own topic!
Here are some awesome efforts from Room 4 poets
Lazy sleeping in the sun
Tall long tails
Cat are all around in my home.
Soft and smooth fur
Hissing and scratching
Playing quickly with their toys
Tiny little kittens
I love kittens
Cute and fluffy
Sleepy and colourful
Cries miaow for food or attention
Kittens are strong
They lick their fur slowly
I love kittens
Sunday, May 29, 2011
We have been looking at exciting story openings with Ms D.
It was a dark night and I decided to go to the beach. GRACE
One day I was playing with my friend. Rebecca
IT WAS A DARK NIGHT; A BOY CALLED JAMES WAS IN BED. CAMPBELL
ON SUNDAY, I WAS BORED SO I WENT TO THE MUSEUM. CALLUM
IT WAS A DARK NIGHT AND I WAS BORED. KODIE
IT WAS COLD, DARK NIGHT IN A DARK CASTLE. ETHAN
I WAS IN THE DARK SUPERMARKET AND I WAS SCARED. JACK.
IT ALL STARTED WHEN ME, JACK AND BRAYDEN WERE ONE YEARS OLD. DYLAN
I HAD ALWAYS WANTED TO VISIT THE JUNGLE SO MY FAMILY WENT ON A HOLIDAY. ANTONIA
I WAS IN THE CEMETRY. DARRIN
I WAS TRAVELLING DOWN INTO THE SEWERS. ALYSSA
I WAS TRAPPED IN THE HAUNTED CEMERTY. JOSIAH
IT WAS A DARK EVENING SO I DECIDED TO GO FOR A WALK. PAOLO
A PATH LED ME INTO THE CEMETRY. LORILEE
TWO IMPRESSIVE STORIES:
IT WAS A DARK NIGHT AND I DECIDED TO GO TO THE BEACH. I HAD ON SHOES AND SOCKS. IT WAS COLD. I DID NOT HAVE GLOVES ON. MY FEET TOUCHED THE WATER. THE SAND WAS COLD. I DIDN’T HAVE A TORCH.
MY MUM WAS SHOCKED! SHE THOUGHT THAT I HAD BEEN STOLEN. BUT I HADN’T BEEN.
I SAW A SEA LION. I JUST ABOUT GOT CHASED BUT I DID NOT. I WAS AFRAID.
IT WAS A DARK EVENING SO I DECIDED TO GO FOR A WALK. THERE BEFORE MY EYES WAS A REALLY BIG HAUNTED HOUSE.
I WENT IN AND WALKED UP THE STAIRS. I HAD A BAD FEELING. I KEPT ON GOING WITH A CREAK.
I CAME TO A ROOM THAT HAD ONE PIECE OF FURNITURE. THERE WAS AN OGRE STARING AT ME. I RAN DOWN THE STAIRS AND SHUT THE DOOR BEHIND ME.
I WENT THROUGH THE HALL TO SEE FIVE SILVER KNIGHTS THEN A GATE SHUT BEHIND ME. I WAS TRAPPED! A WAREWOLF RAN AT ME AND BIT ME ON THE SPINE AS I FELL TO THE GROUND IN PAIN.
Monday, May 23, 2011
We decided that we can do this by...
encouraging others by telling them they can do it if they keep trying
saying nice things, things that are positive like "nice job"
find lost things if someone has lost them
offer to play with people who don't have anyone to play with
help people if they fell over or are hurt
compliment each other
help others do hard things in the classroom if they are easy for you
We also talked about how it feels when someone helps you..
When someone helps you, you feel nice, safe, happy, good great, you know you have friends.
And when you help someone else, it makes you feel great too, it is great to feel helpful!
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
On tuesday we went to the baa baa smart sheep show at the public libary. We saw The cat in the hat and we saw Geronimo Stiltin. At Baa Baa smart sheep we saw Mr Mitchel and we sang songs. We saw Gill (Our library teacher). She organised the show. At the very end Josiah and Alex got a prize which was a swimming bag with a lollipop and a 3 DVD voucher rental and he got a seed which you plant and when it grows you can use it to heal cuts and bruises. You can also eat the flowers.
Baa baa smart sheep is a story and it is the New Zealand Children's Book awards. We think it is the best story and it should win the prize.
by Charlie and Campbell
We have been back at school for almost two weeks now since the holidays and we have already been doing all sorts of cool things!
a Leaf study for art
Baa baa smart sheep show at the Dunedin library
Number cruncher basic facts
We are even having a Toys and Games hour today because we reached $100 in our class bank! (it is fake money!!!)
We are going to do some more posts about some of those things!
So far we are having a great time back at school!
Monday, March 21, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Becaseu we have been doing quite a lot of group work recently we decided that it would be a really good idea to think about what makes a group work well together.
To be an effective group member you need to...
be a good listener, to be able to stay on task, ask questions if you don't understand, make sure everyone has a turn, respect other people's ideas.
Ms Little took these pictures of us working in groups and then we looked at them and had a chat about which groups looked like they were going well and which groups looked as if they weren't going so well. What do you think?
Ms Little is really proud of the great thinking we did about this!
Monday, February 7, 2011
This week we are learning to respect others by using manners.
We will do this by... Waiting our turn, saying "please" and thank you, open doors for other people, .ask if you want to go somewhere or do something and say' excuse me'.say "thank you".
We are looking to see if we are doing these things through the day
by Paris and Grace
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
We thought we should ask you guys....
How do feel when you learn new things?
Here is a copy of the class letter that went home today. Look forward to another exciting year on our blog -remember to keep checking in and leaving us messages!
Kia ora and welcome back to Bradford everyone!
I hope everyone had as good a holiday as I did! I am feeling very ready to be back with the gang in Room 4 – what a good looking bunch they are too, taller, browner, minus a few teeth and even some different hair styles!
A busy term ahead of us yet again… We are going to be discovering all about how “We Have The Power”. The power of Learning is going to be a big focus for us this term. The team in Room 4 have already been putting their ‘architect’ hats on and thinking about how we can set up our room to make sure we have a great learning environment. Keep an eye on our blog (bradfordfantasticfour.blogspot.com) to see what else we have been thinking hard about and trying out!
The regular learning programme will begin next week, while we will still have our reading bags, the reading logs are being replaced by a home learning journal! Keep up that daily reading though, it can be a great way to calm a busy mind before hitting the hay!
It’s a good idea to bring a nice big bottle of water to school to keep on our desk and keep our brains fuelled during the day. It is also a great idea to have a spare change of clothes in your bag, just in case of any accidents!
Library – Monday
Discovery – Thursday (see attached note)
Any ‘making stuff’ you have at home, magazines or old newspaper are always appreciated along with a box of tissues to keep sniffles tidied away!
I am really looking forward to another fabulous year at Bradford School.
Any questions, Mums and Dads, just come on in and have a chat – or alternatively you can email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Ka kite ano,