Saturday, December 21, 2013

School's Out For Summer

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It is now summer holidays for the students and teachers 
from B4.
We wish everyone a safe and happy summertime.
We'll be back at the end of January.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Our New Zealand Christmas song Playlist

Our friends in Mr Avery's 6th grade class in 
Massachusetts, U.S.A. have created their
and have challenged other classes to add a playlist 
to their blogs.
While we enjoy many traditional Christmas songs, we're going to put some uniquely New Zealand Christmas songs on our playlist!

Te Harinui

Pohutukawa Christmas Tree

Aotearoa Christmas 

Christmas in the Summertime

Kiwi Christmas Carol

What songs would you include in your Christmas playlist?
If you post, please make a link to both our blog and Mr Avery's blog!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Toys at Midnight - Teddy Bears and Lego Blocks

What happens in the toy box when the clock strikes twelve?
These teddy bears and Lego blocks show you in our 
Celebration of Learning item.
Toys at Midnight from Judy McKenzie on Vimeo.

What do you think your toys get up to at midnight?
What toy would you most like to receive as a gift?

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Wrapping Paper

We've been working together in maths to make our own 
wrapping paper.
After looking closely at some commercial papers, we discovered that the patterns are sequenced and often show slides, turns and flips!
We chose 1,2,or 3 shapes for our paper and decided on our pattern sequence.

Have you ever made your own wrapping paper for a special occasion?

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Edublog Awards - Voting is Open!

We are pleased to announce that our blog has been short-listed as a finalist in the 

We have been nominated in the

Category: Best Class Blog
Vote now!

See full list on Listly
Click on the thumb on the left to vote for Open the Door to B4

The voting will be done via a site called You must be 13 or over to sign up for, so please ask your parents and adult friends to vote. 
They can sign in with their Facebook log-in.

Only one vote per day from each IEP address will be  counted, 
so remember to come back and vote each day.

Voting closes on Wednesday December 18.

Thank you for your support.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Magic Forest and the Babbling Brook

We had a fabulous time on our class picnic at Slab Hut Creek. It's our favourite place to go. 
Rain was forecast, but the day was hot and sunny!

After a walk along a mossy track where we 
were surrounded by native trees, 
we played in the nearby pine forest. 
It was magic, with lots of huts to build and fun to have. 
After our picnic lunch we used the sun to cook some more s'mores in our solar ovens, then we were off to the creek.

What is your favourite end-of-the-school-year event?

Monday, December 2, 2013

Solar Oven S'mores

We had a sunny day today so it was time to use 
our solar ovens to make s'mores.
They were delicious!
We hope to make some more s'mores later this week when we go on our class picnic.

Have you ever made s'mores?
Where is the most fun place you've ever eaten them?