Saturday, February 18, 2012

It's TIME for another blog entry

One o'clock it's quiet in the house.
Tell me a rhyme about a mouse.

We've been reading the rhyme Hickory Dickory Dock to practise reading with fluency and rhythm.  We've also been working on reading the time on an analogue clock.

When the big hand is on the 12, we know it's something o'clock.   

When the big hand is on the 6, we know it's half past something.

We also started tuning our brains into Life On the Edge and asked ourselves 
the Question - What interesting things can we see in books about the rocky shore? 

We found a few things we knew just a little bit about and quite a lot of creatures we'd never seen before.   We saw crabs, starfish, sea anemones, interesting shells, seaweed and cockles.  Plus a few totally unexpected creatures like shore skinks, triplefins and even lugworms!  This coming Tuesday we're going to the Marine Studies Centre aquarium at Portobello and hope to see and even touch some of them.  Yipeee!

This week's Star of the Week has been demonstrating the Key Competency of Participating and Contributing.   

Salesi makes a positive difference to the team in Room 4 with his fabulous smile and awesome attitude.

This coming week we'll be flat out.  Monday 20th we have a session on scooter safety with Constable Heather Rei,  Tuesday we go to the aquarium, and Wednesday afternoon we have a PE session with Ginny from Sport Otago.  On Thursday morning Mrs Mitchell-Bain will teach both R3 and R4 while Mrs O'D & Mrs B go to a special workshop all about our new writing and spelling programme called Sounds Alive.  

Then it's Friday again so quickly with our second session of Passion Projects.  We chose from photography, gardening, play production, computers, Japanese, science, woodwork, trolley making, art and treasure box creation.  Hopefully we'll have some photos to show you soon.

Whew - what a week!  See you again soon.

Room 4 


1 comment:

  1. Hi Room 4,
    Wow! You have an exciting week ahead. I can't wait to hear all about your trip to the Aquarium when I have some time with you on Thursday morning.
    Have a magnificent Monday:-)

    Mrs M.B.