Friday, 29 August 2008

We're going to be famous!

We have been singing for choir at the Nelson Cathedral. We are going to be famous and everyone can buy one of our CDs. Tania and Bob are conducting us. Bob is recording our singing using big microphones. We are doing our best efforts with our singing. We bet you will like our CD. We will let you know when you can buy it!

By Beau

Thursday, 28 August 2008

NZ's Exports

We have been learning about trading and imports and exports.

New Zealand exports lots of things to other countries around the world. This means we sell other countries things that we have lots of.

Do you know some of the things New Zealand sells to other countries?

Take a look at some of our Inspiration diagrams to find out what!

By Grace & Melany

Monday, 25 August 2008

Trade-a-thing Day

On Thursday 21st of August Kowhai Syndicate held a "Trade-a-thing Day" in the hall to celebrate the learning we have been doing in our Inquiry topic of Trading - looking at imports and exports. We each brought 2-3 things we no longer wanted anymore to trade/swap with other children in our syndicate.

Here are what some of Room 9 thought of Trade-a-thing Day:

I thought Kowhai's trade-a-thing was great. I got a book, a rabbit and a toy Jasmin. Before that I had an Aladdin book, a bag with a pencil sharpener and a ball and a bag with some other stuff in it. I traded with Logan, Ella and a girl in Renwick 2.
By Charlotte

I thought trade-a-thing day was great! I liked it because there were lots of cool toys and you could trade. There were lots of other children to trade with. I traded a fire engine for a spider (with Toby) and a puzzle for an aeroplane (with Oscar).
By Merlyn

I thought trade-a-thing day was fun. I traded with Quanah, Grace and Holly. I treaded with Grace for her pony and she got my giraffe puzzle. I traded with Quanah my cheetah puzzle for her violet doll. I traded with Holly my elephant puzzle for her doll's mirror.
By Siggi

I thought Trade-a-thing day was excellent, fantastic and fun. Before I had a note book, a teenage mutant ninja turtles car and a spider. After I had a fire engine, pen and the teenage mutant ninja turtles car. It was on Thursday. I liked trade-a-thing day because I like trading things.
By Toby

I thought trade-a-thing day was fascinating. I traded with Tyler. I traded my bouncy ball for a bionicle. I did not trade my car. I wanted to trade my car but everyone else only had little stuff to trade.
By Dylan

Here is a video of Room 9 all lined up with their things ready to trade:

[Special thanks to Dylan and Jack for making the title credits for our movie]

Friday, 22 August 2008

Olympic Current Events

Thursday was Olympics Current Events Day again in Room 9.

For our homefun, we had to bring or prepare something to talk to the class about to do with The Olympics.

Some children were chosen as they were the best prepared out of those who hadn't already made an Olympic Current Events video appearance.

We hope you enjoy our Olympic Current Events!

Thursday, 21 August 2008

How to do rainbow writing

Room 9 read an article in Junior Journal 24 that explained how to do "Rainbow Writing". So with Caroline we did our own!

By using our instructions you can also do your very own rainbow writing!

What you need:
  • oil pastels
  • pencil
  • 2 pieces of paper the same size (Ella)

What you do:
  1. Use the oil pastels to draw stripes (Melany)
  2. Put the other piece of paper underneath the stripey piece of paper (Holly)
  3. Write on the back of the coloured piece of paper (Dylan)
  4. Take the piece of paper off - now you have rainbow writing (Tyler)

Here are some examples of our rainbow writing.

(click on any picture to see it larger)

Thursday, 14 August 2008

Current Events: The Olympics

Today we have been discussing
The Olympics
for Current Events.

Each child from Room 9 had to bring in an article or something to talk about that was to do with The Olympics. Room 9 spoke about many different sports all played in the Olympics and knew heaps of facts about what had/has been happening.

6 children were chosen to speak about their current event in a movie recording. We hope you enjoy all of the interesting things they found out about the Olympics!

Don't forget to leave us a comment if you want to share some information about the Olympics with us!

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

New Zealand's Exports

This page will help us: click here!

How to make a Pop up Card

We are learning to write instructions on how to do different things.

Here we will give you instructions on how to make a pop up card. Maybe you might like to have a try yourself!

You will need:

  • Coloured A4 paper
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
How to make it:
  1. Fold the piece of paper in half like a book (Holly)
  2. Draw a 6cm line using your ruler from the middle of the fold (Luke M)
  3. Cut along the line with the scissors (Toby)
  4. Fold two triangles out from the cut (Logan)
  5. Unfold the triangles (Amber)
  6. Open the card out like a tent (Ethan)
  7. Push the big triangles through to the other side and fold them (Charlotte)
  8. Fold the folds of the triangles (beak) the other way so they stick out (Oscar). This makes a mouth.
  9. Close the card. Make sure all the mouth is pushed inside and fold it all down (Arjuna)
  10. Open your card and decorate it! (Ella)

If you get stuck, this website, is what we used to help us.
It has great photos of how to make the folds.