Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Cinquain poems by Tahnee, Esuru and Bea

What mischief are these Wild Things getting up to?

Cinquain Poems by Matthew, Eden and Rio

Matthew, Eden and Rio have recorded their cinquain poems about their Wild Things

Monday, March 29, 2010

There were Strange Things Lurking in the Sunnybrae School Bush...

After school, strange noises were heard coming from our school bush.
Our teacher was working in the classroom when one of the neighbours phoned her and told her about the strange noises. Our teacher went down to see what all the fuss was about.
Guess what she discovered...
Wild Things!
Click on any picture to make it bigger and get a good look.

Safety Rules in the Playground

Today we visited the Life Education caravan again. We talked about safety rules and keeping ourselves safe in the playground. We talked about the safety rules in these pictures:
we could see children waiting for their turn and using equipment properly, children watching and not standing too close, there is a safety mat on the ground and children helping others who may not be confident on some equipment.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Life Education

This week we have had the Life Education caravan at Sunnybrae School.
We learned about some of body parts and their function and also about the importance of keeping healthy. We learned that there are 9 things that our body needs to stay fit and healthy, they are:
1. Water
2. Food
3. Oxygen
4. Exercise
5. Sleep
6. Daily Washing
7. Safety
8. Shelter
9. Love

Click on this picture of Harold to do some fun activites

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Doing the 'Wild Rumpus'.....Sunnybrae style

After reading "Where The Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak, we were keen to have a go at making our own 'Wild Thing' masks. Here we are doing a 'Wild Rumpus' It was so much fun!
The pictures below were created by 'blue screening'.
You can click on any picture to make it bigger and have a good look at the masks.

Chantelle, Eden, Thomas and Miguel

Sophrana, Talia, Maggie and Esuru

Bea, Joel and Jun-Ki

Ofa, Matthew and Reika

Tahnee, Rio, Soobin

Angelina and Sanha

Welcome and Good Bye to Miss Radmore

This week we have had a student teacher in our class for the week. We have really enjoyed having Miss Radmore in our class helping us with many activities during the week. She even wrote a lovely cinquain poem about Room 14.

Miss Radmore, Room 14 would like to wish you well in your teaching career.
But, most importantly, we would like to say congratulations and all the best for your wedding in a few days!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Bea and the Mimio in reading time

Today Bea made word families for 'op' using the Mimio. Can you read these words? Can you think of any other words?

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Booster Rooster's Safety Message

On Wednesday, Booster Rooster and the Polka Dots shared an important safety message about using a booster seat in the car. We learned that children are safest when they sit in a booster seat until they are 148 cms tall because, the higher you sit, the safer the fit.
Click on any of the pictures to make them bigger.

Make Your Own Funny Creature

This week we will be making 'Wild Thing' masks. Explore using the body parts on these creatures to make your own 'Wild Thing'. We might be able to use some of these ideas on our own masks this week.
Click on the pictures below and have fun!

Soon you will see some pictures of our masks.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Learning about Probability with The Gingerbread Man.

This week in maths we used the story of The Gingerbread Man to help us learn about probability. This time we used the words always, perhaps and no way Jose.
Look at the pictures below, what chance is there of The Gingerbread Man meeting these things?
You can click on the picture to make it bigger.

Swimming Podcasts by Soobin, Ofa, Sanha and Angelina.

Listen to these podcasts recorded by Soobin, Ofa, Sanha and Angelina.

How Well Did You Listen?
How did Soobin feel when she got to the end?
How cold was the water for Ofa?
What race did Sanha like?
In Angelina's story, what was gliding in the water?

Swimming Recounts by Esuru, Liam and Maggie.

Here are podcasts of the Junior School swimming sports by Esuru, Liam and Maggie.

How Well Did You Listen?
How fast did Esuru swim?
In Liam's recount, what was bobbing in the water?
Why did Maggie need to tiptoe in the water?

Swimming Recounts by Thomas, Jun-Ki, Isabella and Matthew

Listen to these podcasts of the swimming sports by Thomas, Jun-Ki, Isabella and Matthew.

Can You Answer These Questions?
How was Thomas feeling at the end of his race?
How did Jun-Ki describe the water?
How did Isabella describe the water?
What races did Matthew go in?

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Little Red Riding Hood in Maths

In strand maths we have been learning about Probability using the words will, wont, and might. What chance do you think Little Red Riding Hood would have seeing these things on the way to Grandma's house?

Now listen to the story and see if you were right.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

'Me' Poems by Eden and Esuru

Here are Eden and Esuru reading their 'Me' poems. They recorded each other using a flip camera. They illustrated their own pictures using a programme called Kidpix.

Junior School Swimming Recounts

Listen carefully to these swimming recounts by Chalmers, Joel and Chantelle.

How well did you listen?
What interesting words did Chalmers, Joel and Chantelle use to describe the water?

Our Swimming Carnival

Last week the Juniors had their swimming carnival. Listen to these recounts by Rio, Reika and Tahnee.

How well did you listen?
How fast did Rio swim ?
How did Reika describe the water?
What felt funny for Tahnee?

Monday, March 15, 2010

This week is Brain Week

This week is Brain Week. Click on the picture below to find out more about your brain and what you can do to keep it healthy.

Click on this picture of the brain to watch a movie about how the brain controls our body.

'Wild Thing' Madness!

Click on any picture to make it bigger and see the expressions on the children's faces.

Soobin and her 'Wild Thing' prancing through the woods
Ofa looks more scary than his 'Wild Thing'

Eden and her 'Wild Thing' are trying to scare us!

Talia abd her 'Wild Thing' are having fun doing a wild dance!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

We are Kings and Queens of all 'Wild Things!'

In the story titled 'Where The Wild Things Are" by Maurice Sendak, Max is king of all the wild things. He looked into their eyes and tamed them by staring at them without blinking.
Well, we are kings and queens of our 'Wild Things'. These pictures were created by blue screening. The children drew their 'Wild Things' using Kidpix on the computer.
Click on any picture to make it bigger and see the expressions on the children's faces.

Tahnee and her 'Wild Thing' are stomping through the forest.

Liam is doing the wild rumpus!

Michael is the king of his 'Wild Thing'

This is Sophrana prancing through the woods with her 'Wild Thing'

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Our Friendly 'Wild Things'

In music and drama we have been exploring moving like a 'Wild Thing' . We explored stomping, slithering, sliding, crawling and prancing.
The children also designed their own 'Wild Things' on a programme called Kidpix.
Click on an image to make it bigger and see the expression on our faces! We had fun doing this. Keep watching, there are more pictures to come.

Chalmers and his 'Wild Thing'

Rio doing a wild rumpus with his 'Wild Thing'

Miguel having fun with his 'Wild Thing'

Joel and his 'Wild Thing' are having fun

Bea is stomping around with her 'Wild Thing'

Matthew looks more scary than HIS 'Wild Thing'

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Poems written by Thomas and Maggie

Listen to Thomas and Maggie read their poems about themselves. They recorded each other in class using a 'Flip Camera'.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Reika and Ofa's 'Wordles'

Today Reika and Ofa completed their 'Wordles'.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

The 'Wild Rumpus'

Imagine doing a 'wild rumpus' with wild things.... Look at our pictures done by blue screening.....
Click on any picture to make it bigger and see the expressions on our faces.

More 'Wordles'

These children completed their 'wordles' today. Read the words that they have chosen to describe themselves.
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