Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Our First Swim

Today we had our very first swim of the season. It was a lovely day but the water was still a bit cold so some of us got out early.

Monday, November 28, 2011


We had a quick game of Scatterball before home time today. Allanah took this action photo on her iPad. Can you see the ball?

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Show Me Multiplication

We had a bit of a go on Allanah's iPad to share some different ways that we work out how to do the five times table. We shared a whole lot of different ways of doing them. It was fun to see all the different ways people had worked out,

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Multiplication Madness

Today we're looking at Multiplication. Here are some different multiplication activities that we can use to get faster at knowing our times tables.

You can practise your basic facts by using the Basic Facts wiki too.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Jump Jam in Christchurch

I was really excited when we were waiting to go on stage. We got to watch the other people while we were waiting. They were really good. They always had a smile on their face and they had lots of energy.

We when got on stage I was so happy that that had got all the way to Christchurch just for this. I was excited. The light was shining in our eyes. Our jump jam routine went really well. We had big smiles on our face the whole way through and we all remembered the routine well. Jodie was watching and she was really proud of us.

When we finished we got a big clap. Jodie gave us some chocolate and bath bombs.

In the end they called up the groups and the head judge judge told us who the winners were. We got fifth. We got a trophy for the team.

Fendalton School won.

By Brooke

Friday, November 04, 2011

Maxwell Teaches Us How to Play Spore

When Allanah showed us Spore on Wednesday Maxwell said he had had some experience at it so Allanah asked him to take over and show everyone how to do it.

I felt excited because I hadn't shown anyone how to do this sort of thing before. It was fun. The other kids thought it was cool and they really wanted to have a try as well.

I felt like I was being the teacher. And I was. Allanah had a little rest from being the teacher!

Charlie's Awesome Bagpipes

This is me playing my bagpipes. I played for you Brown Head Maiden. The bagpipes you might think they're from Scotland but they're from the Middle East.

I have been learning the bagpipes for one year and a half. I first started playing on the chanter but then I got good enough to go up to a higher level which is the bagpipes. You need to make sure you don't have a hole at the bottom of your bag or spit will drip out.

Piping fingers helps you to text faster and type faster. When I am blowing really fast my eyes tingle at the speed of light.

Aaaah. Sunday morning. Waking up my brothers at five o'clock in the morning.

I love playing the bagpipes. My pipes teacher says I could earn a lot of money busking!

Wednesday, November 02, 2011


Today we used the game Spore and Spore Creatures as a prompt for descriptive writing.

Here is what Holly wrote on a Google Doc and shared with me...

Hi my name is Ronald. My eyes are brown and googly. I have ears and they are big and round. My nose is big and triangle. My mouth is big with sharp teeth. My body is long and skinny. My feet are long and square.My claws are sharp and long. I have some horns on top of my head. I have a huge tail that goes for a year of running. I live in the sea and on land. I love lollies and sweet things but I hate vegetables. I have no enemies so I love people. I eat leaves and twigs. I get food by swimming and fighting. I am very silly but hey why not be my friend for sometimes.

Spore is a big hit with everyone. Allanah needed some help from Maxwell who is a master of Spore!! Thanks Maxwell

Making Patterns for Algebra

Today we got with a partner and made patterns with craft sticks. We had to work out the patterns for the numbers.

We used the Figure It Out book. The photos and this blog post was written on Allanah's iPad.