Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Skyping with Canada

Today we skyped with Mrs Watson and the 123s. Their school year is over on Wednesday, but when they come back to school in September we hope to skype with them again.

What did we find out?
They have a grizzly bear wandering around on their island at the moment. It must have swum across the sea to get there.

Their school day is 9am - 2.45 pm. Ours is 8.50 - 3pm.
It was 9am Tuesday in New Zealand but it was 2pm Monday in Canada. Our school day was just starting and theirs was nearly over.
Their principal is a female, but they only see her 3 times a month. AJ Elliott Elementary school is a satellite school.
Today there were 5 boys and 11 girls in their class. Some children were away. We had 8 boys and 12 girls because Luka is away.
We counted to 10 in Maori - tahi, rua, toru, wha, rima, ono, whitu, waru iwa, tekau.
They counted to 10 in French - une, deux, trois, quartre, cinq, six, sept, huit, neuf, dix.
We shared some sports, hobbies and pastimes. Tessa showed her rugby medal and trophy. Nikaya and Adam showed their rugby boots. Rosealeigha showed her netball uniform.
Thor showed his skateboard. JiaJia showed her soft-toy Kereru (wood pigeon).
From Canada, Michael showed a special coin from his collection. Sophia showed the trophy she got for playing checkers. And we saw a soft-toy cat.
They have been learning times tables and division. So have we.
Once they get to Grade 8 they have to go on the ferry to school each day. We can stay at the same school until we have finished Year 13.
Their $1 and $2 coins are called Loonies and Toonies.

It was a lot of fun meeting our friends.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Textured Landscapes

Look at these amazing artworks the children made with Mrs Wistrand for their textured landscapes art theme.
B4 children, please comment about how you made the textured look for the trees.

Luka is in America

Luka and his family are in America on holiday. We hope you have lots of fun Luka.
Use this post to make comments to us, or add photos and messages to your wiki page.
See you next term.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

What's on in B4 this week?

We have a busy last week before the holidays

Monday: We start our virtual LEARNZ tour watching the 'Wandering Whales'.

Tuesday: We have our Skype call at 9am with Mrs Watson and the 123s in Canada

Wednesday: We continue wandering with the whales

Thursday: Duffy Books Role Model assembly 9am
Repertory for Kids in the hall at 7pm

Friday: Holidays start at 3pm

Thursday, June 24, 2010

We Love Harold

Harold the Giraffe was at school this week, with the Life Education van. Our lessons were called 'I'm Different'. We learnt how personality makes us all different.
We got to go and see Harold twice. He thought we were all very special.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Our Town, Your Town

The children have made this VoiceThread about our town.
We hope children from other places in the world will add comments to it and answer the questions that B4 children have asked.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Crazy Hair house challenge

Today we had a crazy hair house challenge between Mawhera and Kawatiri.
In the end Kawatiri won, but all of the hairdressers did a great job, and the models were so brave!

Monday, June 14, 2010


Last week in Science the children made oobleck with Mrs Wistrand.
It started off slimy and then it went sticky.
Making oobleck was a lot of fun and you should have seen the floor afterwards!

Create your own video slideshow at animoto.com.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Courtney's question

Hey Courtney, you asked, "Is fire a gas?"
This link will help to answer your question.

Character and Setting Descriptions

This week we worked on developing character and setting descriptions.
We want the reader to be able to make a picture in their minds as they read our writing.
Here are pieces of writing by Geneva, Nikaya, Tessa, Luka and Thor.
Double click the picture to read the text.

Making Oobleck

This term our science topic is 'Things that Ooze, Slime and Harden.'
We have examined, worked with, and talked about the properties of clay.
This week we made oobleck.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Foggy, Frosty Morning

Today we came to school in the fog and the frost.
Our slide and playground were too icy to play on.
The sun finally came out at lunchtime!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Some New Visitors and Old Friends

Hello Mrs Lynch
Thanks for visiting us. You didn't leave a back link but I think you are from LLPS Middle unit. Let me know if that's not right.
We can find you at this link:

We are really enjoying meeting other classes. Thanks to all the children from Mrs Watson's 123 class in Canada for all their great comments this week.