Thursday, November 22, 2012

Skiing in Room 4

Today we had choosing time and Anna noticed some interesting things happening with the blocks.
People were skiing in our class!
We learnt all about skiing and how to do spins from our friends Room 6 at Hawea Flat School. Luca had made a special video on how to do a spin.
You can click on the link to be taken to Luca's blog post.
Take a look at our video of skiing in Room 4.

Skiing in Room 4 from Ham East on Vimeo.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Skyping Room 6 at Hawea Flat School

Today we skyped Room 6 at Hawea Flat School
It was fun to Skype them. 
Room 4 and Spotty, the giraffe are all ready to Skype Room 6.
They showed us their skis and how you put them on. They are very good at putting on the skis and their teacher Mr Dyer showed us how they clip on. We think Room 6 is so lucky to live somewhere where they can ski in winter.
We told them all about our zoo trip and the animals we liked. We even showed them our new clothes.
They told us about the pets they have at home. They have some great pets - sheep, pheasants, deer, and horses.
We love having Skype pals.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Our teacher wants a classroom pet

After going to the Zoo, Anna thought it would be great to have a zoo animal as a pet. But Room 4 had other ideas. 
Click on the cover to read our story.
Our teacher wants a classroom pet

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Our Zoo Trip

Our Zoo trip was fantastic. We had such a great time and loved seeing all the animals.
Take a look at the photos we took on our iPod.

Our Zoo Trip on PhotoPeach

Saturday, November 10, 2012


Outside our classroom is a beautiful garden with lavender, camellias and rosemary.
If you look carefully you can sometimes see bees pollinating the flowers.
Recently we made some cuttings from the lavender so we can grow some more plants.
I like the lavender.
By Mathew
I like the lavender. It is very pretty. They were very colourful.
By Sky

I like planting the lavender. I like cutting the lavender.
By Cruz

I like my lavender.
By Anika

I like planting the lavender. I had to cut the bottom leaves. I also had to put lavender in the magic potion.
By Mia
I like the lavender. I got to have a turn.
By Abdirahman

I like putting the lavender in the magic soil.
By Raedence
I like the lavender. It is purple. We put the lavender in the magic potion.
By Katelyn
I love the lavender.
By Magdalena

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A Trip to the Zoo

We are going to the Hamilton Zoo on Tuesday 13th November.
Our class is leaving school at 9:20am.
We have been given notices to take home to our parents.

In Room 4 we brainstormed and wrote about all the things we will need to remember for Tuesday.

We need a notice to give to Mum or to Dad. We need a bag and a lunch box and a hat.

We are going on the bus. (Abdirahman)

We need some money and we need lunchboxes. We need bags. (Katelyn)

I hope there are zebras and giraffes. I like the zoo. It will be so fun. I have to bring my hat. (Sky)

I like the zoo. I need my lunchbox and my hat and my school bag. (Caylee)

We are very excited because we are going to be travelling on our school bus.
Thank you to our parents who are coming with us.

Monday, November 5, 2012

What's the word in Room 4?

We love watching a podcast called "What's the Word on the Street?" It is a Sesame Street podcast. They have great words that they get people to explain to them.
We love podcasts so much we decided we wanted to give it a go ourselves.
Take a look at our very first one....
Beautiful from Ham East on Vimeo.