Friday, November 30, 2012

Elf on a shelf

Here is our elf on a shelf writing project...more pictures to follow...

You can get your copy of the templates to make your elf on a shelf here: Mrs Goodwin's elf on a shelf template

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas Parade

We had fantastic weather for the Christmas Parade. Lucky we remembered to bring sunblock and water bottles! We had such a great time on the float blowing bubbles and waving to the crowd. We also saw lots of Huia Range Students in the crowd.
leanneg1969's Christmas Parade 2012 album on Photobucket

Pounamu Syndicate Trip

We had an awesome day yesterday visiting the Fantasy Cave, going to the park for a picnic and then visiting the duckpond and deer.  All the children were so well behaved and everyone had a lovely time.
Here is a slideshow from the duckpond visit.

leanneg1969's Duck pond visit album on Photobucket

Monday, November 26, 2012

Naughty Amelia Jane

We have been reading Naughty Amelia Jane by Enid Blyton. Here are our character reports.

Our character report template came from: Unique Teaching Resources

No more 5yr olds

We have had our last birthdays for the year and we are now a class of 6&7yr olds.

We are learning to care for our environment

We decided our desks needed a really good clean - inside and out. We are pretty pleased with the results.

Oak tree life cycle

We are learning about plants. We read From Little Acorns by Sam Godwin. Then we went on a leaf and seed hunt around the school. We found acorns growing at ever stage mentioned in our story.

An Oak leaf

A seedling sprouting from the acorn

An oak tree needs to be 40 years old before it produces acorns

A seedling just starting to sprout

An acorn that has grown a root in autumn and then sat dormant through winter.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Run jump & throw

We are learning skills for athletics with Run Jump & Throw.
leanneg1969's Run jump throw album on Photobucket

Wednesday, November 14, 2012