What are the snail and whale up to at the moment? Well one pair are in Australia, one pair are on their way back to USA and the final pair are on the North Shore of New Zealand. If you want to keep up to date with their travels go to the snail and whale Project blog!
The class hosting the snail and whale in the North Shore just put up this post about their trip so far. Check it out!
This week Emma is teaching the class and she is setting the hands-on homework task. What has she come up with for this week’s task? Well she wants you to design your own olympic gold, silver and bronze medals.
You can either design them like the London Olympic ones or come up with your own design. Emma will give you some paper in class to use.
So come on everyone, lets get designing Olympic medals!
Yesterday was the opening ceremony of the London Olympics! It was pretty awesome and made me definitely want to be back in London (London is my favourite city and I lived there for 2 years!) If you missed it here is a video with the highlights.
This week it was Maori Language Week and Emma our College Teacher has been teaching R3 some Maori words and phrases. Check out this puppet pal made by Zac and Maraki showing what they have learnt. It’s really cool!
Does anyone know the Olympic Creed? Well here it is!
“The most important thing is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.”
Also while I was on the internet I stumbled upon this video about an athlete at the Olympics games. I think it is a great example of the Olympic creed!
This week’s hands-on homework task is to create your own mascot for the 2012 London Olympics! How cool is that!
The official mascots for the games are Wenlock and Mandeville. If you want you can create a mascot like them by clicking here. If you want to be totally original you can design your own mascots using whatever programme you want.
When you have finished you need to put them on your blog. Come on everyone, lets get creating!
In class today we learnt how to write a reflection using the What/So What/Now What format. We used this format to write a brief reflection about what we have been doing in Topic this week. Check it out!
Tomorrow it is back to school! Yippee! I have lots of awesome learning activities planned and I’m sure the term will be action packed!
This term our topic is based around the Olympics which starts in week 3. Go for gold New Zealand!
For sports we will be doing Catch me if you can with Sha and gymnastics. I’m sure we will throw in some olympic events as well!
In Maths we are learning about Statistics and Measurement. I’m sure we will make lots of graphs and measure different things.
In Literacy we are learning how to be persuasive (We did some of this in term 2) and trying to improve our vocabulary. Expect to learn some pretty tricky words!
In week 2 we have Student Led Conferences where we will show off our digital portfolios. (I hope they are up to date!)
Also there’s the weekly flags challenge against R12, Emma our student teacher returning for 4 weeks, the Global Children’s Challenge (This is going to be awesome), the digi awards, screen printing in art, assembly presentation in week 5, Hands-On Homework and I’m sure lots more.
It’s going to a great term! See you all tomorrow, I can’t wait!
Welcome to Room 5's Blog! We are a Y4 Class from Russell Street School in Palmerston North, New Zealand. We use this space to share all the great things we are learning and let you know what is happening in our class.
Yesterday Snail and Whale helped us make pizzas for our class pizza party. We have worked really hard this term to earn 200 sparkly pom poms for our jar. Once the jar was filled up we were allowed to choose a whole class reward. We decided a pizza party would be a lot of fun. […]
Room 2 were very excited to receive Snail and Whale on Thursday afternoon. We all sat down in our campfire space while Joel and Stella cut open the envelope. We really enjoyed listening to the story about Snail and Whale. We also discovered that we have the book in our school library too. Some of […]
We’ve had a wonderful time in Florida in Mrs. Donovan’s class. The town is beautiful and the people are friendly. Mrs. Donovan’s class has been so nice to us. They are sweet just like she said. Mrs. Donovan took us to the beach one morning before school. She snapped some photos to share. […]