Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Book Week Buddies

In the first week of term 2, it was BOOK WEEK! Room 10 had a great time with our buddy class Room 17. With a focus on New Zealand authors, we chose to share the book "As Kuku Slept" by Erin Devlin. Although the story is fiction, it is based on the plight of the Kereru which is now an endangered bird species in New Zealand due to pests like possums, rats and stoats. Erin Devlin makes puppets and we decided to create our own versions of a range of native birds and possums and had so much doing it. We thoroughly recommend this book to everyone. Get a copy from your library and read the story and get the facts! We hope you like our slideshow.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Water Words

To begin our unit on Water Conservation we created words about water. We learned about Onomatopoeia and the sounds water makes. For homework we made our words. Some of us used the computer and some designed them free-hand. We enjoyed it so much that we all used "Word Art" in the classroom to create a lot more. We think they look great on our "Waterfall of Words" display in our room. Can you think of any more?

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Volcanic Eruption in Iceland

This eruption has caused lots of problems for air travel because of the ash in the air. My son Jonny couldn't fly out to England and Europe on Sunday because of it.
Do you know anyone who couldn't travel? Where were they going or coming home from?