Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Disco fever!!

Last Friday was our first disco of the year and had a theme of 'The 80's'.  (Funnily enough none of LZ7 were even around then so a bit of research was needed!)  Lots of people came and boogied the night away to the DJ's awesome sounds and it looked amazing in the dark with all the glow in the dark effects!

Sunday, 27 May 2012

More congratulations!

More congratulations need to go to Andre and Hiro!  Hiro was chosen as player of the day in his rugby team this weekend and wanted to share his awesome trophy with us all.  Andre was the top earner for the ENTIRE school for our recent math-a-thon and for his effort has received a family pass to Rainbow's End and a yummy bar of chocolate!  What an amazing effort!
Well done boys - we are proud of you both!

Way to go Troy K!!

Huge congratulations to Troy K for receiving our Excellence Award at assembly on Friday!  Troy has demonstrated an excellent attitude towards learning and is always respectful and responsible!  Way to go Troy - keep it up!!

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Autumn leaves are falling!

We have noticed that all of a sudden it has turned colder and the leaves on some trees are changing colour!  Autumn is well and truly arrived, in fact it is nearly winter!  We went out and collected some autumn leaves from around school and spent some time observing them, sketching them and brainstorming lots of describing words for them.  We are typing all our words on the computer in different fonts and gluing them all around our dye and bleach pictures.  We will post them on the blog as soon as we complete them.  Watch this space...

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Making butter!

As part of our learning 'From Field to Table' we made our very own butter!  It is really easy but you have to be patient because it takes a long time.  We put cream and a pinch of salt in a container and then shook it and shook it and shook it!  Slowly it changed colour and shape and state.  We poured off the buttermilk and spread our butter onto biscuits to try it.  Delicious!!!

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Look at our gardens!

Look at our vegetable gardens!! They are growing every day and we are looking after them carefully!  We can't wait to show you some of the yummy vegetables that they will produce...and the delicious meal we will make with them!  Keep watching this space!

Great job Meera and Denzael!

Well done to Denzael and Meera!  Both were awarded certificates at assembly this week - Denzael won the class excellence award for his fantastic effort to work independently and Meera was awarded the school enviro trophy for her efforts at helping to keep the school clear of rubbish.  Both of you are doing a fantastic job - keep it up!!

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Foggy start to the day!

Wow, look how foggy it is this morning!! Normally we can see right across to the park but this morning it is just grey and damp and misty!  Winter is on its way!!

Monday, 7 May 2012

The story of milk!

We are learning all about milk this term as part of our Integrated Studies 'From Field to Table'.  This week we are looking at the process of what happens to the milk once it leaves the farm and heads to the factory.  Fonterra's website has some great information about this so we thought we would share it here.  Just click on the picture above to visit the website and learn more!

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Our milking adventure!

We are learning about milk and the process of how it is made.  Just for fun today, we decided to try and see what it was like to milk a cow...using a glove as the udder!  We filled our gloves with water and tied a knot in the top before poking a small hole in the fingers/teats.  We took turns to milk our 'cows' out on the balcony outside our room.  What a crazy time, but oh so much fun!!