Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Another snail video!

Miss Williams and her class found this funny video and thought we might like to put it on our blog. It is about a snail that wishes and dreams it could go fast. In the end he works out a way that he can! Thanks for sharing LZ18!

Monday, 28 March 2011

Making bird houses!

The last 2 days we have been working with Mrs Pieterse in LZ13 while Miss Baker is on CRT. We made bird houses. They were really hard to make because there was lots of cutting, folding and gluing. We are proud of what we made and can't wait to take them home!

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Nikita and Harry's news

We are getting some fantastic images from everyone as they take the camera home to collect 'news'. Today it was Nikita and on Wednesday it was Harry's turn. Ellie has had some adventures at their houses too.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Smartie challenge!

We have been learning to sort and graph information as part of our maths this term. We had a 'smartie challenge' to complete our work. We each got a box of smartie lollies and had to sort them into colours. We made a tally chart and used the information to create a bar graph. The best part was EATING the smarties when we were finished!!

Monday, 21 March 2011

News by Ricky

Ricky did his news after taking home the camera on Wednesday. He took photos at baseball practice which was cool because we had never seen that before. Ellie the elephant had a good time too...we are thinking of starting up a new blog just for her adventures!

Grumpy Bear!

Today we made a video of our big book "Grumpy Bear". We each had to be a character out of the book and we had head bands to wear. Nikail was Grumpy Bear and he was really good at it. It was hard to stay quiet during filming but we did it! It was lots of fun to retell our story this way.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

News by Paige

Paige was the lucky first person to take home the LZ6 camera to record her news. Twice a week the camera goes home with someone and they have 2 days to take photos and videos to share with the class. Paige took photos of her new house and her pets! Here she is sharing them on the whiteboard with everyone and answering questions. Great job!

Our latest Kings!

We have had some trouble loading photos recently so it has taken a few weeks to get our latest Kings up here! Matthew, Augustino, Alvin and Dylan all did a great job being King...who will it be next week?

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Our snail dance claymation!

After seeing the slug dance video earlier in the week we decided to make our own snail dance video using modelling clay and taking lots of photos. We worked in groups of 3 and had to take a series of photos each (trying not to move the camera or the background container!) and then Miss Baker put them together with music. This is the first time we have done this and it was quite hard. We will keep practising this skill over the year so look out Hollywood!

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Spider research!

We are practising our research skills online using key word searches and finding new or extending information. We listed all the facts we knew about spiders before we started and then had to go and find more information in buddies. The hard part is remembering what we see and read so that we can report back to the class because we don't just want to copy! We are getting better and better at this skill.

p.s. click on the image to make it bigger!

Our snail stories!

Today we looked at the snails. I like the snails. It was squishy. It feels slippery and the snails were tickly and slimy.

LZ6 had a look at snails. The colour is brown and dark yellow and black and it is stripy. It felt slimy and it left a silver gooey trail behind it. The snail's body has little bumpy suction cups to help it grip.


Today we looked at the snails. It was slow and tickly. Logan touched the antennae and then the antennae went down. It was cold like an ice block.

The snail is slimy and makes a gooey trail of silver. The eyes are on tentacles that are long and skinny. The eyes go down when you touch it. The snail was amazing and the snail has suction cups on it to make it stick to t
hings .

Today LZ6 touched snails. The snails were camouflaged in their shell and they had long eyes. They were squishy and bumpy. The slime was silver and whitish and when it was on my hand it felt cold and wet.

We looked at the snails and it felt like it kisses and it is ticklish and slippery and feels like chewing gum to touch it. The eyes go down when you touch them.

Today LZ6 looked at slippery slow snails. It w
as very gooey and it was cold and slobbery. It was squishy. Do you know how snails move? They wriggle! It is very wet, slippery and it feels tickly.

Today we touched snails. The snail was slippery as it crawled on my arm. The baby was moving fast and the big snail wasn't moving at all. It was gooey and cold. The snail was tickly. The eyes were tentacles and the spiral shell was a shape like a circle.

Today we looked at snails. A snail has patterns on his shell and it has bumps on his body and it's shell feels hard. The patterns were black and brown and there was a baby snail too. They were sticky.

The snail is slobbery and the snail's body is bumpy. The snail's shell is a koru but the snail's body is not. It leaves a wet trail. It breathes by blowing bubbles.

Today LZ6 touched snail. They were amazing! It feels
so tickly and it went slow but it went up my arm! It's shell was like a pattern like a koru pattern. It felt really, really wet and very, very cold and it was so gooey. It blew a lot of bubbles and it was squishy too. It feels like it kisses your hand.

Today LZ6 looked at some slimy snails. It's foot has suction which helps them to stick to glass a bit like a toilet plunger. It felt squishy and cold, it leaves a slobbery trail. The snail's pattern was a spiral shape, it blows bubbles to breathe.

We looked at slimy snails. I got to hold one and some other kids did too. There were 8 snails. The patterns on the snail's shell is a koru. When I held the snails it felt slimy.

Today we had a snail in the tank. It was slimy and cold and it made a slimy white trail. We touched the eyes and it's eye went down because it was scared.

The snail is sticky and wet and it was tickly. It was gooey like jelly. It is cold and it moves slow. It hid in the shell when it was scared.

Today we are learning about snails. We looked at the snails and I saw the snail's shell, it has got lots of patterns. The snail moves slowly and they blow bubbles because they need to breathe. The snail's eyes are long stalks and the eyes go up and down when I touch them.

Snails look gooey. It had a pattern, it's pattern was black and it was brown too. The snails that were big moved very slowly. They have strong muscles that help them move but they do move slowly.

The snail is soft and slimy. It slid up my arm. It was gooey and cold.

Charlie the puppy!

Yesterday we had a surprise visitor in LZ6 - Charlie the puppy! Charlie belongs to Jackson and is only 12 weeks old! We all love having pats and getting licks from Charlie - Jackson you are going to have so much fun with your new puppy! We look forward to seeing him grow and change over the next few months. Thanks for bring him in Rob!

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Origami butterflies!

We made amazing origami butterflies with our buddy class LZ9 and now they are hanging up in class. We wanted them to look like real monarch butterflies so were very careful to look at patterns and colour the right colour in the right place. When the wind blows they look as if they are flying!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Slug dance video!

We found this very funny video on YouTube today. We are going to try and make our own dancing snail video next week!

Look at our great photo book about our snails! We really enjoyed observing them over the past few days and wrote some amazing stories! We will post the stories soon...so keep checking back!

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

We have been learning about snails this week. Today we used a search engine to find websites with facts that we found interesting. It was hard for us to sort through all the information so we will have to keep practising this skill. We posted our facts on wallwisher.com
If you click on the screenshot above it will open bigger.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Butterfly photo collage!

Look at our butterfly collage! Isn't it amazing? We made it online at pho.to!

Tally marks!

Today in maths we were working on tally marks. We found a great interactive activity and had turns working on the e-beam with it. Then we went outside to practise using our tally mark skills to count the different coloured cars that drove past. Silver was the most popular, followed by white and black! It was lots of fun and even Mr Flanagan came past to check out what we were up to!
The online activity is posted below.

Great maths game for sorting and graphing!

We found this activity today through the BBC website and really enjoyed doing it. The great thing is now you can do it at home as well!
Sorry we appear to be struggling with the size of the screen in the embed code...watch this space...

Friday, 4 March 2011

Our Museum stories...

We had a great time on our Museum trip and have finally got all our stories published for both the wall display and here on the blog. We hope you like reading them!

Museum story by Jackson

LZ6 went to the Museum. We went to learn about bugs and we liked the Museum. My favourite was the stick bugs. It was funny and it was camouflaged on the bush. I got to hold it on my hand and it felt like a hook.

Museum story by Nikita

LZ6 and LZ4 and LZ5 went to the Museum. We had fun and we were learning about bugs. Some bugs are cute. The stick insect was dancing on my hand and it was ticklish and it made me happy. The spots on the back were spiky and I wasn’t scared. It was camouflaged in the tree.

Museum story by Vivian

Yesterday LZ6 went on a trip to learn about bugs and insects. My favourite was the stick insect. A stick insect has 6 legs and I got to hold it. It felt tickly with its long legs crawling up my hand.

Museum story by Ryan

Yesterday LZ6 and LZ5 and LZ4 went to the Museum on the school bus. In the bus we got crackers and when we got there we went to the volcano house. The tv turned on and then the house shook as the volcano erupted. It was fun but it wouldn’t be in real life!

Museum story by Ricky

We went to the Museum on Tuesday because we are learning about insects. I liked the dinosaur room and there was a long necked dinosaur. I had a great time. The dinosaurs were made out of bones. They were so big they touched the ceiling. I liked the T-rex because it had sharp teeth.

Museum story by Logan

LZ6 went on the bus to the Museum and we liked the bugs. The stick insect was fun and the stick insect was in a tank. I got to hold it, it was cool because it looked like it was a branch. It had spikes on its back. The bees had flowers in a tank and they were flying.

Museum story by Paige

We went to the Museum to learn about bugs. My favourite thing was the stick insect because it was amazing. I got to hold it and it was ticklish. It danced on my hand and it was cute. It was long and skinny and I wasn’t scared.

Museum story by Alvin

Yesterday LZ6 and LZ5 and LZ4 went to the Museum. We went there by bus. My favourite thing from the Museum was the volcano. I went inside the volcano house and inside there was an earthquake! I felt a bit scared because the whole room was shaking – the lights were shaking, the floor was shaking too!!! When I went outside I saw a volcano but it wasn’t real, it was only fake.

Museum story by Nikail

On Tuesday LZ6 and LZ5 and LZ4 went to Auckland Museum on the bus. It was a long drive to get there. LZ6 wanted to learn about bugs. My favourite insect was the centipede. The centipedes are really long and the centipedes have a lot of legs. They can be tiny or enormous. When we pulled the drawers open we saw the centipedes.

Museum story by Tiffinni

LZ6 went to the Museum with LZ4 and LZ5. We looked at a stick insect on Tuesday. It tickled my hand. When it got on my hand it was soft. It looked like a branch. It was camouflaged.

Museum story by Harry

On Tuesday LZ6 and LZ4 and LZ5 went to the Museum. I learnt about bugs then I saw some lizards. There were two lizards, one was green and one was dark. They live in the tree. The dark lizard was scared and they were camouflaged because I could hardly see them.

Museum story by Matthew

LZ6 went to the Museum with LZ4 and LZ5. We saw the stick insect and it was cool. It felt ticklish and it made me laugh. It had long legs and the body had spiky bits.

Museum story by Hannah

LZ6 went to the Museum. We went on the bus. We went to the Museum classroom. The queen bee is bigger than the others. They make honey.

Museum story by Dylan

LZ6 went to the Museum to look at bugs. I saw a giant moa. It is a bird but it can’t fly. It is extinct, that means they are dead and there are no more left in the world.

Museum story by Faatimah

LZ6 went to the Museum. I liked the birds because they fly. The birds are stuffed at the Museum because some are dead. The eagle was there, so was the pukeko and the little birds too.

Museum story by Natalee

I went to the Museum with my class to see insects and I saw a volcano. The volcano is cool and I went inside the house and there was a movie about earthquakes. When the movie started the house moved. The floor shook and the lights went on and off.

Museum story by Melissa

We went to the Museum to learn about bugs. I got to hold a stick insect. It was ticklish. I was not scared of it. “Wow this is amazing” I said.