Monday, February 27, 2012


We went to discover another special place at our school called Putikitiki. Only children from Kauri and Totara Team are allowed to play there at lunchtime. We can go down there with our teacher. We had a great time looking around Putikitiki. Have a look at our photos to see what we saw.
We saw lots of cicada shells on the trees.
We sat down at the picnic tables.
We went down the slides.           
We went on the bridge.       We went up the ladder.

We went on the tyre swing.
We went up and down the stairs.
We loved looking around Putikitiki. It was fun to play on a different playground together.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

We are involved in a great thing called Quad Blogging. We are making friends with other blogs around the world.

This week we are focusing on a great blog from Auckland, New Zealand.
Kids with a View is from Point View School. Room 3 and their fantastic teacher Mrs Laburn do some amazing things. Take a look at their blog by clicking on the photo - 

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Room 12 had lots of caterpillars and they gave us two. We were so excited because our caterpillars had got sick and died. 
Thank you Room 12 for sharing. 
You should have a look at the great learning they do in Room 12 by looking at their blog.

We have done some beautiful sketches and great writing about our caterpillars. 
The caterpillars are eating leaves. By Joey
The caterpillar is looking for a big leaf to eat. By Caylee
I like my caterpillar's feet. By Lizzie

By Abshir                                      By Caylee
The caterpillar is climbing to a leaf. By Xzavier
The caterpillar is looking at his legs. By Maee
The caterpillar is eating the leaves. By Shay

By David                                       By Lizzie
The caterpillar is crawling. By Ben
The caterpillar is trying to eat the leaf. By David

Monday, February 20, 2012

Our Kitchen Garden

Look what we harvested from our Kitchen Garden today.

Onions                                 Tomatoes
A pumpkin
1 potato                            Zucchini 
We are looking forward to cooking our delicious vegetables in the Cool Kids Kitchen.

Quad Blogging

We are going to be involved in a great thing called Quad Blogging.

It is a great way to connect with other blogs from around the world. 
It will also help our blog commenting skills.
The other blogs in our Quad are from England, Australia and New Zealand.
You can click on the photos to take a look at their blogs.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Rainy Day

We have been looking at what our friends in Australia have been learning about by looking at their blog. In KD they have been learning some nursery rhymes. We looked at the videos on their blog and started to sing along with them.
Thursday was our first wet lunchtime. While we ate our lunch we sang and Anna filmed this video of us.

Thanks to our friends in KD for teaching us. It is so great that you can learn things from looking at other classes blogs.
Take a look at KD's blog

Friday, February 10, 2012

Hairy Maclary

This week Room 4 has been reading lots of Hairy Maclary books by Lynley Dodd. We loved them so much we sometimes made Anna read them to us again and again. 
There are lots of different dog characters in the books.

Ruby came to visit Room 4. She looked like Hairy Maclary. She is black and soft. We got to pat her. When we took her for a walk we had to hold her red lead. Ruby sniffed the trees and wagged her tail. Ruby can shake her body.

Here is a vimeo of Ruby visiting Room 4 at school.

Thank you Ruby for coming to visit us. 
We loved meeting you.
What Hairy Maclary stories do you like?
Who is your favourite character?

Friday, February 3, 2012

Learning Together

Room 4 has had a super week learning together. 
Take a look at the Photopeach of some of the fun we have had.

Our First Week on PhotoPeach

Swan Plants

Room 4 has two swan plants.
 When we looked at the plants on Wednesday we only saw the green leaves.

Today we looked at a blog from Room 6 at  St Mary's School in Mosgiel. 

They also have swan plants in their class but they have caterpillars on their plants.
(If you click on the photo it will take you to Room 6's blog)

We went and had a look at our swan plants very carefully and we saw some tiny caterpillars on the leaves. 
Some of us are so excited we even said goodbye to the caterpillars at the end of the day.

Can you see the caterpillars?
We can't wait to see how they have grown over the weekend.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Our First Day

Today is our first day learning together.
Some of us started school last year and for some of us it was our very first day. We welcomed everyone.
We went to check on how things have been growing in the garden.

I saw pumpkins and they were white. By Shay
I saw onions. By Chloe
The peas were tasty. By Xzavier
They were really sweet. By Mia

We also took a look around the different parts of our school.
Take a look at us playing on the middle flat playground.
We had a powhiri to welcome the new people to our school.

We have had such a great day together.