Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tutaekuri Potatoes

We harvested some potatoes from our garden. These potatoes are called tutaekuri which means dog poo in maaori. The shape of the potatoes does look a little bit like dog poo.
The tutaekuri were in the dirt. We had to dig with our hands to get them out. We got to hold them in our hands and then put them in the container. Looking for them was like finding treasure. They have dark skin and the inside is purple.
Look at all the potatoes we got.

Do you know how many potatoes there were? 
We counted them and there were over 140 tutaekuri potatoes.

What do you think we should do with our potatoes?

Monday, March 26, 2012

Helping the Environment

We have been thinking of ways to look after our environment.
Have a look at our brainstorm - 
What could you do to care for the environment?

Thursday, March 22, 2012


After our trip to Jubilee Bush we have been talking about all the leaves we saw. We were surprised that leaves could be so different. 
We have written this book about leaves.  

Jubilee Bush

Even though we went to Jubilee Bush over a week ago we talk about it a lot. Today we talked about our trip again and all the things we liked.
What did we like about our trip to Jubilee Bush?

What do we think other people would like about Jubilee Bush?

Monday, March 19, 2012

Jubilee Bush

Look at our X chart of our experience to Jubilee Bush
We used our photopeach to remind us of things we saw on our trip.


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Jubilee Bush

We went on a great trip to Jubilee Bush which is at a park near our school.
We created a flowchart of our trip. We were very excited that we got to go on our school bus. 
We had so much fun while we were there and we will share some of our learning with you over the next few weeks.
Here is a photopeach of our trip. 

Jubilee Bush on PhotoPeach
We each created a map showing some of the things we did at Jubilee Bush. 
 This is me. The leaves fell down. These are trees. By Cruz

There was a small tree. There was a big tree. This is the ground. 
By Joey
This is a tree. Plants. There are bugs. By David.

This is grass. This is a big tree. This is a bug. These are trees.
Its got leaves. By Abshir

 There are leaves on the ground. There are little leaves. This is a        tree. This is a little tree. These are worms. By Chloe

This is a slide. This is a tree. By Ben

 This is a big tree. This is me. Here is the playground. This is a big tree. This is where we sat down. By Lizzie

It is dark in there. These are snails. This is a tree.
This is a big tree.  These are leaves. By Maee

 These are worms. This is a big tree. These are little plants growing. This is a flax plant. By Mia

This is a tree. These are leaves. This is an egg. By Kayden

 These are big trees. This is the leaves. By Subair

This is the path. This is a long tree. This is little leaves.
These are bugs.  The leaves have bugs inside. That's the park. By Magdalena

 This is a leaf. This is an egg. This is a tree. This is the slide. This is where we did the leaf rubbing. By Caylee

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Quad Blogging

This week we are the focus school for our Quad Blog.
 We would like to find out more about our blogging friends. 
Even if you aren't in our quad blog you are welcome to fill in our form.

Our Butterflies

Yesterday Room 4 went on a trip. When we came back one of our butterflies had come out of his chrysalis. 
That afternoon Lizzie noticed that the other chrysalis was beginning to move!
We watched the butterflies dry their wings and begin to move around.
Take a look at our photopeach of our beautiful butterflies.
Our butterflies on PhotoPeach

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Room 4 has been blogging for 6 weeks. 
Take a look at our vimeo of what we like about blogging so far.

This is what some of my students from 2011 thought made good blog posts.

What do you like about blogging?
What do you think makes a good blog post?


We have learnt a lot about metamorphosis after watching the caterpillars change on our swan plant.
Caterpillars hatch out of eggs. They like to eat leaves. The caterpillars get bigger and bigger. The caterpillar turns into a chrysalis. When the chrysalis is black we will know that the butterfly is about to hatch out.
 We can't wait until our chrysalis becomes a butterfly.
Here is a short vimeo of the metamorphosis process that we learnt through a song. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

I can...

We can do lots of things at school.
We made our I can book into a video so you can read what we can do.
What can you do at school?

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Quad Blogging

 We are making friends with other blogs around the world through Quad Blogging..
This week we are focusing on a great blog from Helensburgh, Australia.
A peek inside is from Helensburgh Public School. KD and their fantastic teacher Ms Dowling do some amazing learning together. Take a look at their blog by clicking on the photo - 

Friday, March 2, 2012

Fabulous Friday

Look what some children made at choosing time today. They made a fabulous boat with the blocks. 
The driver has a steering wheel and is up high. There is a big exhaust pipe. The animals are going for a ride in the boat. You can see the ocean from upstairs.
Some children made a band and others danced while they played.
Look at the Transformer. 
First it's a car and then it becomes a robot with a really long neck.

Here is a sneak peek at some beautiful butterfly and caterpillar art work. 

Caterpillar is a long word. There are 11 letters in caterpillar.