Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Johvani Loves Playing Netball

Ethan's Second Home Learning Challenge

My Grandma helped me with my second home learning challenge.  We made bookmarks with stickers, coloured cardboard and ribbon.  We made the names on the computer and glued them all together on the cardboard.  Everyone thought their bookmarks were lovely.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Ethan's First Home Learning Challenge

I was in the Round the Bays Race.  The challenge was walking around the bays and then when I was finished I went to the ASB tent.  It was a challenge from the 'Physical Activities and the Outdoors' section.  It took a long time and it was exhausting but still fun.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Jayda P's Butterfly Life Cycle

This morning Jayda P brought in a poster about the Monarch Butterfly life cycle and shared her information with us.  She included a fun fact.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Red and Black Day

We have posted a google doc to share our thoughts and feelings on Red and Black Day.  It was our first time collaborating simultaneously on a google doc so we had some interesting things happen. We have all included our comments now so please click on the image to open a larger version that you will be able to read.
Here is a photo of Muriwai Pod in our Red and Black Clothes.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Red and Black Day

Today we are wearing red and black and bringing a donation to support the Canterbury Earthquake Fund.

Click here to access the Red Cross – Donate Now page. 
Did you see us on Campbell Live?
The whole school created the hash tag #eqnz with our red and black clothed bodies.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Muriwai Pod at Point Erin

Room 21 are learning to write entertaining recounts.  Here is our class recount about Muriwai’s trip to Pt Erin.
Fun in the Sun!

Yippee, today we get to go to Pt Erin Pools.  Muriwai Pod was setting out for a relaxing day, where we could get to know each other and have fun in the sun.  The bus arrived.  “Awesome!” we said, “We get to travel all together in a bouncy, bendy bus.”

When we arrived we walked around the pools excitedly.  The water shimmered in the sunlight and sparkled like blue diamonds.  We got changed and splash, into the water we jumped.  The big kids got to dive and slide into the deep, diving pool.  We got to slide in the green tunnel slide.  Miss Cheeseman took photos as we shot out of the tunnel and sploshed into the water.  Miss Davies bombed off the high diving board… BOOM!  The gigantic coloured beach ball was heaps of fun.  Thanks Andy’s Dad for buying it for us.

The playground was magnificent.  We could swing on the spiral tyre and dangle like monkeys on the flying fox.  Hanging like a sloth on the wavy monkey bars was super fun.  While we were on the playground a mammoth sized penguin arrived.  He spoke to us and gave us a hug.

Sadly it was time to go.  It was the best school trip ever.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Two Minutes Silence

Today everyone at Summerland Primary School stopped at 12:51pm for two minutes silence to honour the people who died in the Canterbury Earthquake 7 days ago and to show our care and concern for all the people affected.
The following video shows New Zealanders all around the country observing the two minutes silence with us.