Monday, November 29, 2010

Changing Our Blog Background

This week we chose Shayna-Grace

I wanted a Maori pattern but I couldn't see any so I chose the blocks because they are really colourful.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Changing Our Blog Background

Each week we will be choosing one of the students in our classroom to change the background of our blog. We are hoping this will enhance our blog and let the children take more ownership of it.

This week we chose Taipari.
I choose this background because it was money and it was about rich people. I want to be a rich person when I grow up. I want a good job that gives me lots of money.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Pictures about our trip.

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We are still writing but thought you might like a bit of a sneak preview of some of the things we did there.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Maungatautari Reserve

Last week Room 7 along with Room 1 went to Maungatautari Reserve.  Maungatautari is an internationally significant restoration project, this 3,400 hectare forested, extinct volcano stands majestically on the landscape in the Waikato basin, between Cambridge, Te Awamutu and Putaruru, in the central North Island of New Zealand. Takahe, kiwi, kaka (birds) and kokopu (fish) have already been reintroduced to two pest free enclosures!

We saw many wonderful things along the path to the viewing tower.  Over the next few weeks we would like to share with you all the amazing things we have learnt and our journey at Maungatautari.

So keep a watch out for our coming posts.

Monday, November 1, 2010

The Amazing River Swim

I really like the idea that heaps of people get to read what I did in the weekend.  It's almost like I am famous.

On Sunday I strolled to the river my by sister Misty's boyfriend, my brother, my sister Santana and my cousins.  Santana took her friend Shanelle down to the river so that she could have a swim.  When we got down to the river we all zoomed straight into the water.   When I felt it I froze.  The water was freezing cold.  After waiting on the bank a little while I was the first one to dive in because I said "I'm going to be the first one to dive in!"

After I dived in everyone else jumped in and we played tiggy.  I was always in because I could not get over the hard currents that were going down the river.  I tired but it kept on pushing me.  After a long time I made it over and tug my sister.  Then I ran away from her.  It was the best time.  I love going to the river for a swim.

Going to a Weekend Party

I just wanted to share with everyone what I did in the weekend because I haven't put anything on the blog yet.

On Saturday night I went to the Light Party instead of going to a Halloween party.  It is in Te Awamutu.  I got a green poodle balloon.  I wanted a balloon lion but my Mum didn't know where they were.

Tiber knew where they were.
"Why didn't you tell me Justus wanted one," my Mum said.
Tiber said "They cost money."
"Oh, I haven't got my wallet," said Mum.

But that was OK because I got to go on a big kids Merry-go-round and the mini cars.

Wedding Rehearsal

I wanted to share what I did in the weekend with you because its is something new for me, I haven't been to a wedding rehearsal before.

On Sunday at 9 o'clock my mum was rushing around the house getting lunch ready for my cousin's wedding rehearsal.  A rehearsal is when you practice singing.  You can rehearse your plays or anything thats important.  The wedding is going to be at Mystery Creek.  Mystery Creek is where the field-days are held each year.  But it is not at the same place as the field-days, it's just beside there. Mystery Creek is a beautiful creek with lilly pads and blooming flowers around it.  Little ducks were swimming around there.  There was a father duck and a mother duck too.

Doing Jumps at the Party.

I wanted to share my weekend diary with everyone because I think you might enjoy it.  It's interesting.

On Saturday I went to a party and rode a chopper.  I did a jump that was over 3 metres high and a long skid.  When I did the jump it felt fun, but when I did the skid I fell off and it hurt really bad.  I did more jumps after that, because I'm not scared.  The party was fun and we even got to have a swim in the river.  It's neat fun jumping in and out of the water at the river.

Our Weekend Recounts

Every Monday we share what we enjoyed doing with the class.  After deciding what we want to tell each other about we create and title and then write our recount.  Some of the children thought that you might be interested in what they did during the weekend.

We are planning to start putting our stories onto our class wikispace.  If you want to check out some of the things we do in class then click on the link below.

Keep a look out.  We are hoping that everyone will have something to share with the world over the next few weeks.

Do you have a class wikispace or website?  If you know of any really cool websites that our class could visit, please let us know.