Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Feathered Friends

Room 9 has been learning about birds.
We have been using our Go Zone that is called "Feathered Friends" to help us.

So far we have learned the names of these New Zealand birds.
They are:
  • Fantail (Ethan)
  • Kakapo (Luke M)
  • Tui (Jack)
  • Ruru or Morepork (Merlyn)
  • Kiwi (Te Miri)
  • Kaka (Luke H)
  • Kereru (Hayden)
  • Kea (Siggi)

We have found out these great facts about birds:
  • A kakapo and a kiwi can't fly (Merlyn)
  • Kakas are the 'clowns' of the forest (James)
  • Kiwis can't fly (Grace)
  • Kiwis come out at night and hunt for insects to eat (Luke M)
  • Kiwis have whiskers (Ella)
  • Fantails have a fan-like tail (Ethan)
  • Tuis can fly and they don't have whiskers (Toby)
  • Kakapo, tui, fantail, ruru and kea are all names of birds (Oscar)

Friday, 4 April 2008

Goodbye Taylor!

Today is Taylor's last day with Room 9 at Nelson Central School.
He is going to do some teaching later in the year in Rotorua which is in the North Island.

We are having a secret shared lunch for Taylor today.

We have brought:
  • popcorn
  • lemon cake
  • pizza
  • buns
  • mango
  • chips
  • watermelon
  • crackers
  • twisties
  • scrolls
  • easter eggs
  • sandwiches
  • and MORE!!!

We are going to share our food and surprise Taylor with our party.

We are also going to show Taylor a movie we made and give him some special cards.

You can watch our short video below, remember to turn on your speakers!

Bye, bye Taylor we will miss you lots!
Come back and visit us!