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!

Friday, 17 October 2008

Diana Noonan Visits NCS

Today Nelson Central School went to assembly.
Diana Noonan told us a story.
It was called The Giant's Stew.
By Tony

Today Diana Noonan (an author) came to the Nelson Central School hall. Room 9 went there to meet her. Room 9 walked there. First Diana read the school stories that she wrote. My favourite book she wrote was called "Trees belong to everyone".
By Merlyn

On Friday Room 9 and the rest of Nelson Central went to the hall. Her name is Diana Noonan. She is an author. She wrote Best Loved Bear, Best Dressed Bear, Trees belong to everyone and The Giant's Stew. My favourite story was Trees belong to everyone. It was my favourite story because I like it how the children sang. Diana Noonan is a nice lady.
By Charlotte

Today Nelson Central School had a very special visitor. The visitor's name was Diana Noonan. Her job is to write books. She is called an author. Diana read us some books. When she read the books her tone of voice sounded cool. She wrote the books herself! They were good books.
By Siobhan