Thursday, 31 October 2013

puzzles and chall

This is Tangram, you have shapes 
and make some shapes like cats,dogs,chairs, and birds
we also did cross words then we made our own word puzzles. It is much harder than it looks =).              

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Room 8's trip to Te papa!

                   Room 8's trip to Te papa!

                  On Wednesday of week 2 room 8 went to Te Papa.

   First we went to see the Andy Warhol art. Everyone loved the

 silver hellion balloons. The funny thing was that one room

  was covered with cow wall paper.  ''Did you know Andy 

Warhol didn't only only do art he did films of people sleeping

people just staring at the camera. Next the parent that was

  with our group took us around Te Papa to look and play with 

things to do with our new inquiry topic coast lines. 

Then at  12:30 pm we met at the main entrance and took the bus home.

By Coco


Zoe's Trip to South Africa

My trip to South Africa
July 2013
by Zoe Kerr Le Grange

I left Wellington really early at 3am in the morning.I flew to Sydney for 2 nights. My Uncle, my 2 Auntys and my baby cousin Levi lives there too. So, we went to their apartment and after those two nights ,we went to the airport and flew to South Africa. It was a 15 HOUR FLIGHT to Port Elizabeth (PE).I stayed there for one week. We stayed at a very fancy motel. I met lots of cousins. My favourite one was Raquel.

After that, we went to Johannesburg (Jo'burg) city, which is a one hour flight from PE.I stayed there for 3 weeks with my cousins Kirsty and Deena. Kirsty and I were going to go to Gold Reef City theme park but it was closed on Mondays on Tuesdays. We were busy on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday so we couldnt go. So instead of Gold Reef City, we decided to go to the zoo which had these awesome rides. The first ride we went on was called 'The Shells'. When you look in front of you it looks like you are going to crash into the one in front and the one behind, but you just miss it. It goes very fast. The other ride is a swing ride where you sit in the swing. You swing up and around. It was scary but I had so much fun. Then we saw some lions and a statue of a famous gorilla called Max. Once he was shot by some intruders and he captured them until the police came.

We went to Pilanesburg Game Reserve where lots of amazing wild animals live. We saw some Zebras,Lions,Elephants, Giraffes, Vildebeast, Hyenas and rabbits. Beside Pilanesburg, is a theme park/mall called Sun City. Inside there is a man made beach called the Valley of Waves. There are lots of rides like a very steep slide and a river you can travel in. You can ride in giant bubbles. The water was freezing cold!!

In every meal besides breakfast we ate lots and lots and lots of meat! I really loved my trip and meeting all my South African cousins. I met 20 of them but there are more to meet next time I go back. I also had my birthday in South Africa. It was so much fun.I cant wait to go back again!!
Its really nice to be back in New Zealand and to see all my friends again!

written by Zoe

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Scavenger Hunt at the Beach

Hi everyone,
As part of our homework we had to go to the beach to do the scavenger hunt. Keysha and  I decided to do it on Saturday 18th of August. Here is a picture of me and Keysha beside an eel we found washed up on the beach. It looked really gross and smelt like dead fish.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Ocean Puzzle by Max and Rory

One  day before school me and my brother Rory started to make lots of little sea  animal puzzles about the ocean. My brother made three puzzles and I made five. First we cut out three little pieces of paper. On one piece we drew sea animals, the second the name of creature, on the last piece we wrote a description about that creature. We did that for 8 different animals. You have to match all 3 pieces that go together. 

What inspired you to make this game Max?

Our inquiry topic which is about the ocean and coastlines. I thought it would help me learn about did sea animals.

Have you played it with anyone in the class?

Not yet.

Do you usually create your own games?

Yes, sometimes because I have lots of fun doing it and a good imagination.

 Written by Max



Thursday, 1 August 2013

Bruno's report on drawing shoes.

Here are some pictures showing us hard at work drawing our life size version of our buddy's shoe!

Bruno's drawing
Yesterday Ms Coker showed us some shoe pictures made by Andy Warhol. We took off one of our own shoes and Ms Coker shuffled them around, then we shut our eyes and took a shoe and tried to draw it. My one is above. They all ended up really good. 
by Bruno

Earthquakes By Keysha

Did you feel the Earthquake?
I did!
In the holidays there were some earthquakes. The first one was 5.5 on Friday and the second one was 4.9 on Sunday the big one was 6.5 on Sunday too.

There was one at midnight it was 4.9 followed by a 4.5 at 6:37am today.

In an earthquake you should drop, cover, hold and TURTLE and try and go under a desk or table.

By Keysha