Thursday, February 26, 2015

This Is Me!

We've had a lot of fun writing about ourselves.
We had to include an early memory; something that makes us laugh; a fun fact; and something that we love. 
Mrs McK got the idea from 'The Writing Book'.

We made pictures of ourselves to go with our writing. 
We saw this idea on our buddies' blog at Clyde School and asked if we could use it.
Thank you buddies!

We hope you like our stories.

This Is Me (book 2)

Click on the book covers to open our books!

This Is Me (book 1)

Have you an early memory or a fun fact about yourself that you would like to share with us?

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Proving Our Learning

One of the maths groups was challenged to show what they remembered from last year about adding 2-digit numbers. This is what they came up with.

Do you know another strategy they could use to add 2-digit numbers?

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Learning About Area

We are learning to use simple units to measure and compare the area of shapes.
(We talk about area when we measure the size of a surface. 
It is the amount of space there is on a flat surface. )

We started by comparing two shapes drawn with chalk on the carpet, and had to guess which might have the largest area.

We worked with a buddy to brainstorm some ways we could measure the area, using non-standard units. Quite a few groups thought of using children, so that's what we did!

We decided on some rules for measuring:
  • keep the units inside the edges
  • don't overlap the units
  • count how many units we used
  • include the name of the unit when we talk about the measurement

 Shape A had the biggest area, as five children could fit inside, compared to Shape B which only fitted four children inside.

The next task was to measure the area of the cover of a book we have been using recently.
Each group chose a unit to use.

Something went wrong with this one!
Can you tell us what we need to do to measure it correctly?

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Art For the A and P Show

Many districts around New Zealand have A&P Shows (Agricultural and Pastoral Shows).
The shows are an opportunity for town and country to meet.

This year is the 105th A&P Show for our district.
There are animals to look at, horse events, fairground rides and games, competitions for domestic skills, art and photography competitions, and much, much more!

The students in B4 have made some art works to enter in the Junior art section. 
Their art works are based on the theme of summer.

Summer Art on PhotoPeach

Mrs McK is going to enter a jar of her home-grown, home-made raspberry jam in the produce section!
Doesn't it look delicious?

Have you ever been to an A&P Show?
What is your favourite ride at the show?
What is your favourite type of jam?

Results Update!