Thursday, 25 September 2008

Messages for Melany

Melany is away from Room 9 and is visiting China for a few weeks. She will be back next term. Hopefully she will have learnt some Chinese language and can teach us!

Here are some messages for Melany from Room 9:

How are you doing in China Melany? From Oscar

I miss you Melany. From Holly

I hope you're having fun in China. From Ella

I hope you've learned a few words in Chinese. From Merlyn

I hope you're having a great time. From Amber

I hope you are keeping up with us on the blog. From Siobhan

We have
been learning about writing more instructions. From Luke M

We have been doing more learning about exporting. From Te Miri

On Thursday we visited Room 14 and asked questions about what they learned about this Term. From Siggi

We have been doing some painting on Kidpix. From Arjuna

We have been learning how to make paper ships. We got your comment. From Tyler

Thanks for your comment Melany. We read it at email time today. Good to see you are reading our blog all the way from China. Hope you're having a great time visiting your Grandparents. We are on holiday after tomorrow for two weeks. See you when you get back! From Rachel

Loud Shirt Day

Last Friday it was Loud Shirt Day. It was to raise money to give children who can't hear very well a voice. It is to help them get cochlea implants so that children can hear.

Amber, Jack, Logan and Te Miri all got dressed up in their loud shirts and donated some money. Logan and Jack also won a prize for their great loud shirts!

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Processing Fish

We have been learning how fish gets from the sea in New Zealand to a dinner plate in another country.
One of the processes of exporting fish overseas is processing it.

Take a look at some of our diagrams to see how Sealord process the fish on the factory freezer trawlers after it has been caught.

By Amber

By Beau

By Logan

By Te Miri

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

How to make Honey Toast

We are learning to write instructions for procedures in writing. A few weeks ago Room 9 made TOAST! We got to choose from white, multigrain or wholemeal bread and honey, jam or vegemite spread!

After we had made the toast (and eaten it!) we wrote our instructions. Two Room 9 students recorded our procedure with photographs. In the video below you can see "How to make Honey Toast". We hope you enjoy it.

Well done to our photographer Hayden, and our model, Luke M, for independently getting EVERY step of the process captured!

Friday, 12 September 2008

Making Paper Ships

We have been learning about the Factory Freezer Trawlers that are used to catch and process fish in New Zealand. This is part of the process of exporting fish to other countries.

Today we used the website "WikiHow" to learn how to make a paper ship. If you look at the actual article here you can even see the excellent drawings they have of each step of the process (these were very useful).

You can see the instructions we followed below:

How to Make a Paper Ship

from wikiHow - The How to Manual That You Can Edit


  1. Take a piece of rectangular paper and place it in front of you so the paper is in portrait format - with the longer edges to the side. Fold it in half lengthwise so the top meets the bottom - with the fold at the "top" of the piece of paper.
  2. Fold in to half width and unfold - this marks your center line.
  3. Fold the top right corner down so the top edge lines up with the center line.
  4. Flip over. Repeat. This should create a "house" like shape with a "big" roofline and about an inch of paper below the triangle of the roof
  5. Fold bottom edge up. Flip over the paper.
  6. Fold bottom edge up.
  7. This makes a paper hat shape.
  8. Grasp the hat shape in the center. Do this at the point where the diagonal creases meet.
  9. Pull apart the paper and flatten. You should end up with a diamond-shaped piece of paper.
  10. Fold the bottom edge up. Leave about a 1/4 of an inch (0.65 cm) border between the top edge and the edge of portion that has been folded-up. Once done, flip the paper over.
  11. Fold the bottom edge to line up with the other side.
  12. Hold the paper ship in the middle of the bottom edge. Pull it apart and flatten.
  13. The paper should now be this strange shape.
  14. Take the left and right triangular portions and pull apart. The bottom edge will flip up on its own.
  15. Look at your creation: Your paper ship is now complete.

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Friday, 5 September 2008

Cross Country Racing!

On Wednesday 27th of August at 1 o’clock the whole of Nelson Central School did Cross Country. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon.

We had the cross country at Nelson Central School on the front field. Normally we have it at the Botanics but it would have been too wet on the grass there. We only had to walk down to the front field from our classroom.

We have been training for cross country for 4 or 5 weeks.

There were lots of parents that came to Nelson Central School to watch us do cross country. It started with the 5 year old girls and ended with the open race. The first 10 children in each race got a number written on their hand.

Lots of Room 9 got places in the cross country:

6 year old girls:

· Holly – 1st

· Ella – 5th

· Siobhan – 10th

6 year old boys:

· Oscar – 2nd

· Jack – 5th

· Tyler – 6th

· Baxter – 7th

7 year old boys:

· Luke M – 3rd

· Logan – 5th

· Dylan 8th

All of Room 9 got a Cross Country Participation certificate the next day. We all tried our hardest.

Shared Writing by Room 9

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Arum lillies

A few weeks ago Room 9 went to the Suter Art Gallery. There were 700 Arum lillies. Anne Rush made the 700 hundred lillies in 1 year. The whole room was white. It was a rememberance room. We made our own Arum lillies with a milk bottle, pipe cleaners and plastic bags. We walked to the Suter Art gallery and back again.

By Luke M & Logan

Body in Action

On the 6th of August Room 9 walked to the Nelson Musuem.We went to see the Body in Action exebition. There was a giant nose,the guts game,smelly toilets,the pulser,the grinder,the muscle mania and the sensational sences.On the "Test your strength" thing I got up to good.

By Hayden