Saturday, 20 December 2008

Bye from Room 9!

Sadly it has come to the end of the school year and it is time for us all to move off to other classrooms.

THANK YOU for visiting our class blog and leaving so many useful comments throughout the year. We have learned a lot from your comments and been able to better reflect on our learning because of them.


Please visit Rachel's new 2009 Room 9 class blog here:

You can follow the rest of us at our other Nelson Central School Blogs here.
Thanks for sharing in our learning journey :)

From Rachel & Room 9 2008

Friday, 12 December 2008

We'll show you how to dance!

On the 4th of December Kowhai Syndicate held our end of year production called "Down Memory Lane".

Room 9 learned and performed an amazing dance called "The Evolution of Dance". It shows different styles of dance through the ages. We learnt most of the dance off Judson Laipply's video on You Tube and Rachel modified lots of the moves to make it easier and appropriate for 6 and 7 year olds.

Take a look at our amazing dance below, we hope you enjoy it!
We'd love your comments too!

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Our Poetry Voicethread

We have been learning to write great poems. We have been using lots of adjectives in our poetry to describe and make our writing interesting.

Take a look at our Voicethread below where you can hear us reading our best poems (if you can't see it, make sure you press reload on your Internet Browser).

Monday, 3 November 2008

Adjectives 2

Can you think of some more great adjectives to descibe THIS new picture...

Friday, 31 October 2008

A special birthday

Yesterday was a special birthday for someone who is very important to Nelson Central School...

Our Principal Dr Potaka!

Click play on the video to listen to Room 9 wish him a very special "Happy Birthday" :)

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Rich Adjectives

We have been learning to use adjectives to describe things. Soon we will use all our knowldge of adjectives to write some awesome poems.

We had to use 6 adjectives to describe an object or a thing. Here are some of our lines:

The toy monkey is green, purple, orange, happy, cheeky and cute.
By Siobhan

My classroom teddy is soft, cuddly, blue, useful, little and has black eyes.
By Grace

The dice is useful, rubbery, small, soft, yellowy and dangly.
By Holly

My learning journal is colourful, useful, small, hard, rustly and rough.
By Te Miri

My pencil is blue, wooden, sharp, smooth, hard, cold and little.
By Arjuna

The globe is round, blue, useful, colourful, big and hard.
By Melany

Can you think of at least 2 words to describe the object in this picture?
Post your answer as a comment below:

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

The Pumpkin Seed Project

Room 9 is taking part in the 2008 Pumpkin Seed Project with lots of other classes around the world.

We had to get a pumpkin that was a between certain weights. Luckily Sue M and Room 1 had one exactly the right weight. It was 2.2kgs.

Today we learnt about estimating. We had to make a smart guess at how many pumkin seeds would be inside our pumpkin.

We made a chart showing all our guesses. If you click on the photo you'll be able to see our guesses much larger. The average number of all of our guesses was 37.

Tomorrow we are going to open up the pumpkin and count all of the seeds to see if our estimations were correct!

If you want to read more about the pumpkin seed project, click here!