Sunday, May 31, 2009

Our Fruit Art!

What do you think about our awesome art work! We made it using salt dough. It looked like cookie dough but not the kind you would like to eat! Can you name the different types of fruit?

(Photos replaced using Picassa as previously shared using Bubbleshare.)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Letter of the Week Ww

We have made a photostory together. Room 8 children took turns to take photos of things beginning with w. We also thought of a window, wink, wave and wings which we could do next time. We added some music as we have been busy practising for our school Assembly this Friday. Let us know what you think.

Terrific Tomato!

Create your own Animation

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Letter of the Week Pp

Here is our photostory for the letter P. We found lots of different things in the classroom for this letter. Room 8 children

Monday, May 18, 2009

Super Star Writing - Week 3

CA has been chosen as our Super Star writer for Week 3 this Term because he has only been at school for 5 weeks and here is his fantastic writing about making jelly:

The jelly crystals were light pink. CA

Letter of the Week Pp

We had lots of fun today doing a letter of the week chart in Kidspiration. We all looked at the smartboard and found lots of different thing beginning with p. We also took some photos of things in our classroom that begin with p and will be putting a photostory together as well. Ms F would like us to learn how to make our own letter of the week charts on the classroom computers.

Have a look and see what you think! Can you name all the different things? Can you think of anything else?

Making Toast Writing

As part of our setting the scene activities to introduce our new unit: What's Cooking we have been making some different foods and then trying really hard to use descriptive words in our writing about what we did. Read some of our excellent descriptions and see if you can give us any ideas for how we can improve our work.

Ms F

Making Toast Writing

When the toast popped it made a pop. It was yummy. MR

Making Toast Writing

It tasted crunchy when I tasted it. It made a little pop. CN

Making Toast Writing

When the toast popped it was warm. The jam was red. JMC

Making Toast Writing

It popped. It was sticky. CM

Making Toast Writing

I heard a crunch when I ate it. I put marmite on my toast. GV

Making Toast Writing

The toast went pop and when I bit it, it made a crunch and it was yummy. The toast was munchie. IR

Making Toast Writing

The toast had honey it tasted sweet and it had some butter. It had some yellow and it had some gold. PM

Making Toast Writing

The jam smelled like honey. BH

Making Toast Writing

When the toast came out of the toaster. When the toast was in my mouth it was crunchy. AL

Making Toast Writing

The toast tasted very yummy and the toast looked yummy. The toast felt sticky. The toast semlled very yummy. The toast sounded crunchy. The toast was black. Under the marmite there was butter the butter is yellow. I loved the toast it was very yummy so yummy! KND

Making Toast Writing

I had toast. It pops out. Marmite tastes yucky. Honey tastes yummy. And jam tasted strawberries. AS

Making Toast Writing

The marmite was yummy. ES

Making Toast Writing

The toast is crunchy and yummy. It is red and I love toast. Marmite is yummy. It was fun. SB

Making Toast Writing

The toast looked like blood because the strawberry jam was red. It popped out of the toaster. I like toast. We all had toast. I was excited it was fun and the marmite sticky. Room 8 child

Making Toast Writing

The toast went crunch. It is sticky. HW

A Food Alphabet

Today in writing time we played a game! It was lots of fun. We worked with a friend and one of us had a sticky on our head with the name of a fruit or vegetable on it and we had to guess what it was by asking our friend questions. They were only allowed to say yes or no. That got us thinking about different foods that begin with each letter of the alphabet so we went all the way through the alphabet and made a list of everything we could think of. We couldn't find anything for the letters u, x or z though!
Have a look and remember you can click on it to make it bigger.

Wordle: food alphabet

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Letter of the Week Ii

Our letter of the week this week was Ii and we did find some things to take photos of in our classroom. We had to find a photo of an iceberg and a photo of an igloo as we don't get snow in Auckland. We will post our photostory on Wednesday when we have finished recording the audio. Room 8

Friday, May 15, 2009

Water as Liquid, Steam and Ice

We did an experiment to find out about how water can change when it is heated. It changes into steam and then when it cools down again it changes back into water. We saw drips on a spoon that we held beside the jug while it was boiling. Then we poured some water into ice cube trays and put it in the freezer to keep it very cold. The water changed into ice. But we noticed that it started to melt quite quickly when we took it out of the freezer and had it sitting in the classroom! We wrote lots of words for ice to describe what it looked like, what it tasted like and how it felt.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Our Ideas about Food!

We have started our new topic What's Cooking? and have been enjoying doing lots of fun Setting the Scene activities for the last 2 weeks. We did a mindmap of which foods are good for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Have a look.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Letter of the Week Qq

We worked on the letter Qq last week and found it tricky giving little q nice long tails. We practised writing Q and q in rainbow letters, on little whiteboards, on laminated cards. We also formed the letter using little stones and clay. Then we took photos of items beginning with Q. We didn't find nearly as many as we did for C. Ms F is going to upload our photostory once we have recorded the audio and typed the labels on Wednesday. See if you can think of anything else beginning with Q that we missed?

To the Garden

Watch the video and see what you learn about how to eat vegetables from the garden.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Letter of the Week Cc

Our photostory about Cc is ready. We took photos and typed the words with labels so we got the spelling right. Then we chose colours for the words. We found lots of different things for Cc. We didn't have time to record audio this time so we put in some music instead!

Giuseppe Arcimboldo

We have been looking at some paintings by Arcimboldo. We think they are funny but interesting because they are faces painted in fruit and vegetables! We have made a list of all the fruit and vegetables we can see. Can you find any we have missed? Ms F