Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas Tree Poems

Glitter Text Generator -

Read the poems we have written about Christmas trees from words we collated on a class
'word dump'.
The children used the class digital camera to photograph their own work for our class blog. Click on any of the poems to make them bigger.
















Friday, December 18, 2009

Being Sunsmart

We have been learning about the importance of keeping ourselves safe when we are in the sun. We know that we need to 'cover up' because the sun's harmful rays can be dangerous.
Read our safety messages drawn on Kidpix.

Look at the posters we have made. We have used an idea that Constable Bluemel taught us earlier this term. We have written the word 'Sunsmart' and have tried to turn some of the letters into pictures. Listen to the poems we have written with a safety message. The children took photos of their work to publish on the blog.
You can click on any poster to make it bigger.

Aidan’s poster

Jaz’s poster

Listen to these poems read by Georgia, Herbert, Cindy, Angela and Casey

Georgia’s poster

Christina’s poster

Listen to these poems read by Jessica, Liam, Jaz, Gabriel and Hannah.

Jerome’s poster

Chloe’s poster

These poems were written and read by Tre, Christina, Aarushi and Nathan.

Hannah’s poster

Max’s poster

Listen to Luke, Chloe, Jerome, Max and Aidan read their poems.

Cindy’s poster

Rodney’s poster

We have been exploring the activities on this website to remind us to keep safe in the sun. Click here.

Learn and sing this song with Sid the seagull. It will remind you to 'cover up' when you play outside over the holidays.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Our School Assembly

Welcome to term 4. Our school wide topic this term is

On Friday Room 14 was the last class at school to host the full school assembly for the year. The theme was Keeping Ourselves Safe, as this had been a school wide focus for the term. We performed skits about some of these safety messages:
* Young children need to learn their full name, address and phone number in case they get lost
* Follow safety rules when you are on the internet: don't give out personal details. Parents should be able to see the family computer when children are on it.
* Know what to do if a stranger comes up to you: don't talk to them, get help if you feel scared, go into the nearest shop if you need to and ask for help.
* To know what to do in an emergency: dial 111 and ask for help.
Constable Harwood was a very special guest and spoke to the parents. At the end of the assembly, Georgia presented him with a special 'Safe Walking' book that the class had made filled with poems they had written and safety messages. This was a way to say a "big thank you" for commenting regularly on our blog and supporting the children with positive feedback when they posted their safety comments about what they learnt.
The assembly was a big success! We felt really proud because we were only 6 and 7 year olds and we hosted the assembly by ourselves!!
Many thanks to the parents that came and supported us and to Tayla, Cecelia, Tommy and Callum (year 6 students from our buddy class) who helped us.

Watch and listen to the movie the children have made...

What's the Difference Between Good Surprises and Bad Secrets?

Good Surprises:
* Make people feel happy or good
* Are things that are special
* Make people laugh, smile or feel excited.
Bad Secrets:
* Make people feel sad or angry
* Can hurt people.

Room 14 children like
Good Surprises the best!

Start the movies. Which sentences are Good Surprises and which are Bad Secrets?

Angela, Luke and Jaz's movie

Georgia, Jerome and Rodney's movie

Cindy, Aidan and Chloe's movie

Jessica, Hannah, Christina and Aarushi's movie

Friday, November 27, 2009

Keeping Safe Posters

Last week when Constable Bluemel came in to talk to the children about Safety Rules, she motivated them to make their own posters for the words "Keeping Safe." She encouraged the children to turn some of the letters into pictures. When completed, the children used the class camera and took a photo of their own poster. They had to zoom in or out and remember how to focus to take the perfect shot.
Some children decided to put their "Kiwi Cop" sticker that Constable Harwood gave them on their posters, can you see it?
Get a closer look to see which letters are turned into on a poster to make it bigger.
Jerome's poster

Georgia's poster

Aidan's poster

Jaz's poster

Hannah's poster

Nathan's poster

Christina's poster

Max's poster

Chloe's poster

Gabriel's poster

Luke's poster

Tre's poster

Liam's poster

Rodney's poster

Cindy's poster

Jessica's poster
Angela's poster