Sunday, May 30, 2010

An Electrician To the Rescue! By Matthew

Listen to the happy ending in Matthew's narrative. Can you answer these questions?
What adjectives were used to describe the ball?
Who was in the hole?
What do you think the Electrician was doing in the hole?

A Sporty Bear Cub's Adventure. By Eden

Enjoy listening to Eden's narrative. Can you answer these questions
Where was the bear bouncing the ball?
What did the ball hit in the hole?
What did the man ask?
How did the bear feel when he got his ball back?

Saturday, May 29, 2010

How Mother Bear Gets Her ball Back. By Maggie

This is Maggie's narrative. Enjoy listening to it. She drew the pictures on KidPix.
Can you answer these questions?
What colour was her ball?
Where did she drop the ball?
Who helped her?

Friday, May 28, 2010

The Sporty Bear Cub's Problem. By Rio

This is a narrative written by Rio.
After listening to the story, see if you can you answer these question.
What adjectives did he use to describe the hole?
Why was the bear confused?
Who was in the hole?

Bea's Narrative

Listen to Bea's story about a bear who loses his ball.
Can you answer these questions?
What colour was the basketball?
What adjectives did she use to describe the hole?

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Our Trip to MOTAT

On Tuesday we had a Junior Syndicate trip to MOTAT. The focus of the trip was to learn about how toys had changed over time. We had the chance to play with and learn about some very unusual toys.
Click on the pictures to make them bigger.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Best Loved Bear

Last week Mrs Moselen shared a very special teddy bear. She used to play with it when she was a child. The arms and legs move and some of the stitching is coming off. We can tell that she hugged it a lot because some of the fur was coming off!
We thought it looked like the bear in the story titled "The Best Loved Bear" written by Diana Noonan.
Click on the picture to get a closer look.
Can you see where the fur is coming off?
Can you see where the stitching is coming apart?

Monday, May 24, 2010

Mrs Rennie Shares a Special 'Friend'

Today Mrs Rennie came in with a special friend. It was a China doll that was more than 70 years old. The face, arms and legs were made of china, the body was made from material. The hair was painted on and we could see little cracks on the head. It is a special doll for Mrs Rennie and she told us how she used to play with it when she was a little girl.

Mrs Smith Shares a Favourite Book

On Friday Mrs Smith shared a very old and precious book with the class. She had it when she was a young girl. The pictures looked different compared to books we have now.

We listened to her read a poem from the book

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Michael's Story about a Bear Who Loses His Ball.

This is Michael's narrative about a bear who loses his ball. Listen carefully to his story can you answer these questions?
Where was the bear going?
What colour was the ball?
What happened to his ball?
Who found the ball?

Finding Ways to Classify Our Toys

This week we looked at how we could classify the toys we had in the classroom. The children used a programme called Inspiration to classify their selected toys. look to see how the children have classified their chosen toys. Click on the pictures below to make them bigger and get a closer look.



Rio and Esuru




Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Our 'Toy' Wordles.

Some of the children listed their favourite toys on Wordle. They designed the layout and chose the font and colour. If you look carefully, you will see the child's name.
Click on any picture to enlarge it.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Mrs Charmley's Favourite Toys

Today Mrs Charmley talked to us about some of the toys that she used to play with. She shared some interesting information about the toys.

Wind up toys had a special key that would turn a spring and wind the toy up to make it move.

Some soft toys were made from material called felt. The toys were hand stitched by mothers for their children.

Many toys were made of metal not plastic. They were very strong.

Sunnybrae Staff's Favourite Toys

This week we have been inviting people who work at our school to come in and share their favourite toy with us.
Mrs Stewart our Principal shared her favourite with us, it was a lovely teddy bear that belongs to her grandson.

Mr Barnes shared his favourite toy..we were all really excited and couldn't wait to see it go. Start the movie below and look for yourself!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Photos of Our Favourite Toys

Rio, Jun-Ki, Esuru and Bea took their own photos of a favourite toy and then labelled some of the special features on Kid Pix. Look at the adjectives they have used to describe their toy.

Rio's car

Jun-Ki's Lego

Esuru's Hot Wheels

Bea's frog

Using Adjectives to Describe Our Favourite Toys

Look at the special features on these toys. The children tried to think of adjectives to describe their toys.

Tahnee's My Little Pony.

Michael's Wild Thing.

Maggie's monkey

Eden's Barbie

Angelina's Barbie

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Special Features On Our Favourite Toys

Last week we learned to label some special features on our favourite toys using a programme called KidPix. Look at some of the adjectives we have used. We took our own photos using the class digital camera. Some of our photos might be a bit 'fuzzy' because we were learning to focus before we took the photo.

Soobin's teddy bear.

Matthew's monkey.

Joel's lego toy.

Chalmers's dog.

Chantelle's tiger.

Sanha's car.

Talia's dog.